27 Jun 2017


2017 Guide to Celebrating the 4th of July on Capitol Hill

The Fourth of July is one of my very favorite holidays to spend in DC– especially on Capitol Hill. From concerts to parades to cookouts, every corner of our neighborhood celebrates in a small-town way that makes me so grateful to live here. After last year’s rainout, I’m even more determined to enjoy every bit of […]

30 Jun 2015


The Barracks Row Fourth of July Parade, this Saturday at 10 am!

Not to brag – and not that we need to remind you, Capitol Hill neighbors– but we truly live in the best neighborhood ever. One of the specific things that makes this neighborhood amazing, apart from the caring neighbors and the excellent cuisine, is the fact that we have one of the best-kept secrets happening […]

03 Jul 2014

Celebrating 4th of July on Capitol Hill

This is one of my very favorite holidays to spend in the neighborhood. Not only are we walking distance to the biggest fireworks show in town, there are tons of ways to celebrate right in the neighborhood. My favorite way to kick off the holiday takes place today. I like to sit on the Capitol […]

05 Jul 2013

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BOOM! OOOH! Add Your Fireworks Photos to THIH’s Flickr pool

Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July, Capitol Hill! This year was an especially impressive one for fireworks– the main display over the National Mall seemed to go on forever, or at least for about 17 minutes from start to finish. (Sorry, San Diego: they aren’t supposed to explode all at once.) The neighborhood […]

05 Jul 2011

Monday Morning Circle Time

This just isn’t right. We need to figure out a better system for Monday holidays.  I advocate today should be , “We take the 5th off to clean up the detritus from the neighborhood fireworks” day.  My kids were up late and were impossible to rouse for camp this morning. But it was a really […]

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