20 Aug 2021

To Do:

The To Do List, Week of August 20, 2021

Hey there, Capitol Hill! My nerves are still a little frayed from yesterday, but that’s just another day in DC– or something. Let’s find you fun things to do this weekend, shall we?

Flyer courtesy of Armand Lione and the DC Native History Project

First off, make a plan to stop by Garfield park and celebrate the second annual Garfield Park Native History Day! Learn about the Anacostan, or Nacotchtank, people as well as the archeological dig of the Carroll estate. Honor the traditions of the people who lived, traded and ran their dogs on that very site. This is information you won’t find at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. The event will take place at Garfield Park, 2nd and F Streets SE from 12-4 p.m. For more information, click here.

If you missed Congressional Cemetery‘s Last Call: Prohibition lantern tours, they will be back for a quick engagement on August 21. Enjoy a tipple while you wander through the grounds and learn about Prohibition’s eve. Tickets.

On Sunday, August 22, join ANC commissioners Edward Ryder and Alison Horn, as well as Ward 6 councilmember Charles Allen’s team, for a clean-up around the southeastern end of the Hill. Meet at 17th Street and Barney Circle (by the McDonald’s) at 9:30 a.m. Bring trash bags, grabbers and gloves, and a good attitude! The ANC commissioners can sign for community service hours for DCPS students (form here). Share your cleanup photos with us! Use hashtags #CleanTheHill and #TheHillisHome for a chance to be featured!

Can’t get enough of outdoor movies? NoMa’s CiNoMatic starts this Thursday, August 25, at Alethia Tanner park. The first selection is Crazy Rich Asians. For more info, click here

One of our favorites, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, re-opens on August 27! Are you excited? Because we sure are! It’s all about Owney! More info here.

What does transportation equity look like? It’s as simple is having more than one option to get home. Take two minutes to watch The Long Way Home by the Friends of the DC Streetcar and share it:

It has come to our attention that the Literary Feast will not be taking place this fall. However, there will still be a Literary Pumpkin walk this fall. If you want to support the Capitol Hill Community Foundation in other ways, click here.

So grateful for our awesome partnership with DC Music Live. Make sure you check out their bimonthly Set List column, which features reviews, photos and commentary on the local scene! The app, designed by Naomi-Grace Palnaqui and Nameer Rizvi, helps you explore all the venues around the area offering LIVE MUSIC! Download it here for iPhone and here for Android!

Plan Ahead:

The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance will take place on Saturday, September 11 across the District. Pledge to help your city –or help a teen complete community service hours and pledge them. This is a meal-packing in-person event, so please be aware that COVID precautions will be in place. For more information and to sign up, click here.

The National Theater is back and you can get tickets for such amazing shows as Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Click here to get those fall/winter plans going.

Off-Hill but awesome:

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is open at Bryant Street NE. The multi-sensory, multi-room, family-friendly experience is open weekdays 10 am-8 pm and weekends 9 am-9 pm. You can read more about it here and get tickets here.

You can say many things about Georgetown. Add “stunning in the dark” the list: Georgetown Glow is back with four local artists displaying their stunning light sculptures in Georgetown’s alleyways. For more information, click here. Glow runs through September 26.

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