Happy Earth Day! May you celebrate it by getting outdoors, planting something lovely and… huddling under the blankets and turning the heat back on, I guess. What happened to spring? Anyway, here are a few things to get your happiness juices flowing this weekend.
Celebrate Earth Day with a cleanup! Together with Edward Ryder, ANC 6B07, we’ll meet you at Barney Circle this Saturday, April 24 starting at 10 a.m. Eventbrite here. Make sure to bring a trashbag, disposable gloves and a grabber. Have a high schooler who needs volunteer hours? Click here to get the DCPS volunteer form. Can’t make it to Barney Circle? Clean up your part of the Hill, tag us at #thehillishome and #CleanTheHill and share what you’ve picked up!
Remember when the Capitol was a hospital? Of course you don’t, but you can learn more about it with Capitol Conversations, weekdays at 1 p.m. Tomorrow’s conversation is all about the role of the building as a Civil War hospital. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Go to a Drive-in– in the heart of Capitol Riverfront and for a good cause: Capitol Riverfront is doing an old-fashioned drive-in and the proceeds go to different local organizations. Get tickets here. Here is the full list:
- April 23 – Moana (PG) benefiting the Van Ness Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization
- April 30 – Get on Up (PG-13) benefiting Anacostia Riverkeeper
- May 7 – Ocean’s 8 (PG-13) benefiting DC Central Kitchen
- May 14 – Remember the Titans (PG) benefiting Unity Health Care
- May 21 – Booksmart (R) benefiting Living Classrooms
- May 28 – Bridesmaids (R) benefiting Capital Area Food Bank
Wish the Library of Congress a happy birthday! Yes, the LOC is a Taurus (I Have…. BOOKS! It just makes too much sense.) Celebrate their special day by reading all about how the LOC was established 221 years ago here, and celebrate April, poetry month, with their collection of recorded poems here.
Crunkcakes, those delightfully boozy pillowy, creamy bombs, are BACK! And now, you can even order a special “Mommy Needs a Treat” package put together by our friends at Lola and Pear. Order here. (Psst— if you’re not following us on Instagram, you might want to… you might win something fun!)
Browse art by local artists from the comfort of home: Capitol Hill Art League has a new show…. virtually, of course! Click here to catch the art from local artists through Aprli 30.
Craving a boat picnic? FloatDC at the Wharf has your back! It’s the perfect outdoor yet socially distant activity. Get up to 8 people in your bubble and get ready to spend the next 1-3 hours eating and enjoying aboard a Swedish-made electric boat. If you’re over 21 and want to go AHOY, click here.
Watching the Oscars on Sunday? WalletHub sent a list of Oscar facts that may amuse, challenge or simply make you throw up a little seven-layer dip in your mouth. Check this fact out: This year’s Oscar ceremony cost $40+ million dollars. How about this one? It takes 900 hours for a crew of 18 to install the red carpet! Ready to punch something yet or should I keep going? Here’s a link to the ABC Oscars portal!
Capitol Hill Village is hosting a conversation with Free Minds this coming Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m.. Free Minds is a non-profit that uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youths and adults to reach their own potential. Want to join? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-543-1778.
Want to help your neighbors get pre-registered for a vaccination appointment? Saturday, May 1 will be a citywide day of action, and you can join the feel-good fun in ward-specific campaigns. To learn more and to volunteer, click here.
Plan ahead: The DC History Center is having a special talk on the book Between Freedom and Equality on Wednesday, May 5. You can pre-order the book when you register. Register here.
Parting sounds: “Osaka” by SHAED is a great song with an awesome video that answers the question, “What would the band look like if they were pig twins and a panda girl?” Watch below: