For me, July 2 will always be Lohanmas, a day devoted to watching at least one movie from the Lindsay Lohan oeuvre and to wondering what happened? Anyway, other than getting some popcorn from The Miracle Theater and some goodies from District Doughnut and stopping by newly-opened Capitain Cookie and the Milkman, what else can you do?
Celebrate: Make sure you watch the adorable, heartwarming “Fauxrade” that the organizers of the Capitol Hill Fourth of July parade put together. Get in the spirit and toss yourself some beads while waving the flag. Happy Fourth of July! Don’t go to the Fireworks display, whatever you do. Instead, enjoy allllll the displays around the neighborhood– they have been going extra crazy this year as it is.
Support: We’ve all needed a little extra support and kindness during the pandemic, and it’s time to pay it forward. Help Sasha Bruce Youthwork by writing letters of support to current residents of their shelter. You can write to email@example.com to get more details and send your letter off! You can also send social media love with the hashtag #NotAlone
Learn: Do you want to learn about American painters in France? Or maybe you want to sit in on a discussion about religion, ethics and the environment? Or maybe “Forest bathing” sounds like the kind of eccentric thing that makes you tick? Hie thee to the Smithsonian Associates’ summer programming calendar. Starting July 6, you can take all these kooky courses and more– provided they are not sold out. Click here to learn more.
Play: Do you need a kid activity that might also lift the spirits of your mail carrier? The National Postal Museum is offering adorable printouts for kids to color and to thank your mail person. Click here to access the coloring pages. The Postal Museum has plenty more activities for everyone, from kids to adults, which you can browse here, as well as curriculum guides, which you can find here.
Another fun event for the little ones? Labyrinth is holding a very special hangout with Professor Arsenio on Friday. More details here.
Here is an incredible activity for kids and adults! The My DC Scavenger Hunt, put together by the DC Historical Society. Click here to access the Google Form and don’t forget to tag them on Twitter and Instagram @dchistory or on Facebook at facebook.com/dchistory.
Finally, sign up the little ones for ukulele OUTDOORS at Music on the Hill! If your 3-5 year old loves music, a ukulele is the perfect way to start because they are little and adorable and the classes will be spaced out via hula hoops. Classes start 7/8 or 7/11 and are $250, ukulele included. You can find out more details by clicking here. Side note: I might start using a hula hoop to socially distance from now on.
Shop: I could tell you, but I’d rather you read it straight from the cool kids at Capitol Hill Books:
Listen: Benee is from New Zealand and she is just adorable. Her hit, “Supalonely” is just the kind of peppy earworm you need stuck in your head while you’re stuck at home. She recently performed on the Ellen Show and it was adorable.
In case you missed it: Check out a little sneak peek at the Safeway at 14th, D and Kentucky!
Have an amazing weekend and STAY SAFE!!!!