If you’re getting out of town for the unofficial last weekend of summer, I hope you’re at the beach, in which case, color me jealous. But if you’re sticking around town (and the Hill specifically) you can make the argument there’s no better place to be. Mass exodus from the city = you get a table at your fav restaurant, and find parking! But the weather forecast looks pretty good so I hope you get to walk wherever you go.
In the spirit of Labor Day, there’s the concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol on Sunday at 8pm. Organized by the Kennedy Center and featuring the National Symphony Orchestra, the concert will be led by Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke. This year’s “Americana” theme features Time for Three, a “young ensemble of two violins and double bass, whose genre-bending performances have earned international attention.” The concert is free and no tickets are required. Gates open at 3pm, and rehearsal is at 3:30p. In case of poor weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the Eisenhower Theater at 8pm. You can call the NSO Summer Concert Hotline (202-416-8114) after 2:30p on Sunday to see if the concert is being moved.
Nothing says summer, or the start of fall, like baseball. The Nats are in town this weekend so you may want to get tickets & head to the ball field to watch the home team take on the Mets this Friday, Saturday or Sunday. In the same vicinity, you might also want to consider taking the kiddos to the Yards Park to burn off some energy.
Weekends were made for leisurely dining. Take advantage of the thinned out crowds with a brunch at your favorite Hill spot, followed by a stroll around Eastern Market.
Don’t put away that swimsuit just yet! Labor Day is also last call for pools at many of the district’s places to cool off so check with your favorite neighborhood spot and take one last dip.
Other Hill locales that would be perfect to check out this weekend? Let us know.