Summers in the Washington, D.C. area can be brutally hot and humid. There is no better outdoor fun than to enjoy the day swimming or splashing around in the cool waters of the many splash fountains scattered around the city. Here is a list of the main locations for you to visit this summer. We'll add more as we discover them. Palisades Spray Park - 5200 Sherier Place … [Read more...] about Splash Fountains/Pools in or Near Washington, D.C.
Wow, the biggest decision when planning an inexpensive trip to Washington is where to begin because there are so many options that the kids--and adults--will enjoy. Here are some suggestions on how to get started: 1--If you don’t mind spending some money up front you can get a discount card for each family member for a Washington DC Explorer Pass. This entitles you to up to 40% discount on 14 … [Read more...] about 17 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Kids in Washington, DC This Summer
In early July, eventing teams from around the world will converge at the Great Meadow International presented by Adequan®, in The Plains, Virginia to compete in the FEI Nations Cup™ CCIO3*. Hosting the only FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ outside of Europe, the Great Meadow International returns July 7-9. The Great Meadow International (GMI), one of two finalists to host the proposed new CCI4* … [Read more...] about Free Friday at the Eventing Nations Cup at Great Meadow International
U Don't Kno Jack is a comedy show featuring different types of standup. Each week of the month has a twist: l -- Normal stand up 2 -- Scenes from a TV 3 -- Live music on stage 4 -- Skip this joke 5 -- Wild 6 -- UHO Admission is free. 8 PM Wednesdays Town Tavern DC 2323 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009 … [Read more...] about Free Comedy Wednesdays at U Don’t Kno Jack
To celebrate the centennial of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History showcases “Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song at 100,” a special display open through April 2018. The exhibit inaugurates the museum’s 16th annual April Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), which highlights women in jazz. JAM was founded at the National Museum of American … [Read more...] about Ella Fitzgerald Exhibit Opens at the National Museum of American History
The stories of Americans in World War I—General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers—are the focus of a major exhibition at the Library of Congress opening April 4, 2017. “Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I” will be in the the Southwest Gallery on the second floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., … [Read more...] about Library of Congress Free Exhibit: Extraordinary Americans in WWI
The highly anticipated exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History brings visitors face-to-face with mummies from ancient Egypt and Peru. It will shed new light on ancient mummies that have been recently re-examined using 21st-century tools and technologies. "Mummies" features one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America and provides an unparalleled glimpse into the … [Read more...] about Free: Mummies Exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History
According to the National Park Service, the peak bloom date for the cherry trees around Washington, DC's Tidal Basin is defined as the day when 70% of the Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) blossoms are open. Peak bloom varies annually depending on weather conditions. The most likely time to reach peak bloom is between the last week of March and the first week of April. Extraordinary warm or … [Read more...] about Washington’s 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival