Looking for a free outdoor activity with safe social distancing and sanitization practices? Join Friday nights for fishing from July 17 – August 28! Friday Night Fishing is located at the Diamond Teague Park across from Nationals Stadium.
9:00am-5:00pm: Trash pick-up for a healthy environment
As you may know, every month the Little Falls Watershed Alliance hosts a trash pick-up for the Little Falls Parkway and creek. Given everything that is going on now, litter may not be the biggest thing on people’s minds, but it is one small thing that we can tackle. Our community work days are canceled due to the pandemic, so we are hosting individual trash pick-ups this weekend.There will be bins of plastic bags and gloves available at the corners of Dorset and Little Falls Parkway and Massachusetts Ave and Little Falls Parkway. You are invited to take a bag, put on the gloves and find a spot that needs cleaning. The Parkway is closed from Mass Ave to Arlington Blvd, so you can walk and clean! Other spots to consider are along the Capital Crescent, the Little Falls Creek upstream and downstream from Mass Ave, Westland Middle School fields or the Willett creek behind Bethesda Pool.
11:00-11:30am: Books in Bloom
Enjoy a reading of The Night Before Election Day by Natasha Wing After the story kids can get crafty by making their own “Future Voter” pins. All the supplies they’ll need are at the Eventbrite link above. Booms in Bloom runs virtually through August 20.
2:00pm: Adventure Theatre MTC continues its Sunday Story Time interviews with local mother and daughter author team, Sophia and Carrie Fox, authors of the book, “Adventures in Kindness.” Visit Adventure Theatre’s Facebook Page.
“Park Up DC” RFK drive-in is a pop-up experience for the whole family (drive-in style) that will safely bring the community together for affordably priced movies and other entertainment. This drive-in movie series is produced by the minds behind Broccoli City Festival, and hosted by Events DC at historical RFK Campus Lot 5. Park UP DC features a massive 45 ft HD LED digital screen, high quality sound that is tuned directly through your car’s FM stereo, prepaid delivery food from local food trucks and clean portable restrooms
Each month during Summer Challenge, DCPL is selecting a DC Family Read to help you find great books that can help your family reach their goal of reading for 20 minutes each day. Each of the titles for DC Family Reads will include books that a family can enjoy reading, discussing and doing related activities together. This month, the Library has selected One Crazy Summer by New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia.The Newbery Honor novel tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. This moving, funny novel also won the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Unlimited eBook copies are available for download on OverDrive now through Aug. 15. Don’t forget to sign up for Summer Challenge and log your reading! This July, readers of all ages can qualify to enter a drawing for gift certificates to Busboys and Poets!
National Gallery of Art (West Building opens July 20)
DC Public Library (14 branches)
Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
International Spy Museum
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
DC’s Museum of the Bible
U.S. National Arboretum
The Carlyle House
The Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
The Cold War Museum
The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail
B&O Railroad Museum
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Virtual Artful Conversations: Memory Objects and their Stories
Many museum visitors spend only a few seconds looking at a work of art. Find out what you can discover when you spend an hour exploring one work of art! Bring your observation skills, imagination, curiosity, and creativity to these virtual guided discussions that delve deep into masterpieces from the collection of the National Gallery of Art. Each conversation, led by museum educators, is approximately 60 minutes. Sessions: Thursday, July 23, 4:00-5:00pm, Friday, July 24, 2:00-3:00pm, Saturday, July 25, 10:00-11:00am and Sunday, July 26, 10:00-11:00am.
Wolf Trap drive-in presents five nights of movies featuring great music from August 5-9 in the East Lot at Wolf Trap National Park.
Legendary children’s musician Laurie Berkner invites everyone to join her for a special “Dinosaur Beach Party” Virtual Family Concert. This LIVE interactive performance for the whole family will take place on Sunday, August 9 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Laurie’s website: HERE.