The Carlyle Community Council, the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership sponsor Saturday Cinema at Carlyle, an outdoor film festival begun in July. The free festival is the first Saturday of every month July through October, transforming John Carlyle Square Park in the Carlyle District of Alexandria into an outdoor movie theatre. The series continues with When … [Read more...] about Free: Outdoor Movies in Alexandria
In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress will host constitutional law and history professor Michael J. Klarman of Harvard Law School. The discussion will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in room LJ-119 of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. The program is free and open to the public. Tickets are not … [Read more...] about Free: Constitution Day Discussion at Law Library of Congress
Whether you're at home or traveling, get FREE admission to more than 1,300 venues in all 50 states during the 13th annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live! on Sept. 23. To get started, visit the Museum Day site and fill out a form with some basic information. Then, the ticket will be e-mailed to you for printing. Each ticket is good for FREE admission for two people per household at a participating … [Read more...] about September 23: Free Museum Admission Across U.S.
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
The 101st birthday of the National Park Service is August 25, 2017, which means it's a free entrance day at parks that normally charge a fee. You'll have two more chances after that: September 30: National Public Lands Day, and November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend. According to the National Park Service, national parks are "America’s Best Idea," and we have to agree--especially on … [Read more...] about Free Day at National Parks in August
The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100thanniversary of the United States’ entry into The Great War with a new free, online webinar series highlighting some of the Library’s most remarkable World War I resources, including documents, photographs, maps, and personal stories collected through the Veterans History Project. The five-part series of 40-minute talks will present discussions … [Read more...] about Library of Congress Launches Free WWI Webinar Series
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