Memorial Day weekend in DC is typically full of lots of hustle and bustle at local restaurants, museums and other tourist attractions. This year may look a bit different, but there are still countless affordable things to do in the city. Here’s just a few!
- Mintwood Place’s Picnic Basket – Have a socially distanced picnic with the Adams Morgan restaurant’s gourmet picnic basket. The offering includes grilled marinated eggplant, confit cherry tomatoes, prosciutto di parma, wild boar salami, soft ripened triple cream cow’s cheese, salmon rillettes, bread, grilled prawns with anchoiade and fennel salad and roasted chicken salad. $45, to order click here.
- Kennedy Center Couch Concerts – The Kennedy Center has launched a new livestream performance series. Today at 4 p.m., check out Eunbi Kim and Daniel Bernard Roumain. You can also watch past concerts too. FREE, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4 p.m. unless noted, for more information click here.
- Try a recipe from the Yards’ New Cookbook – The Yards neighborhood has put together a virtual cookbook called Reservations at Home.” The book includes over 20 popular recipes from bars and restaurants in The Yards. Participants include Agua 301, Nando’s, District Winery, Chloe’s and more. The book’s proceeds benefit The Yards’ virtual tip jar that benefits local restaurant employees affected by the current pandemic. $10, to download the book click here.
- Order Cookout Supplies from HalfSmoke – Have a socially distanced barbecue with HalfSmoke’s “The Whole Cookout” package. The package includes five different sausages to grill, including halfsmoke, bratwurst, Italian, Thai chicken and rosemary lamb flavors. Best of all, guests get a free Soul Mega six-pack of beer with a cookout purchase. Available Sat. 5/23 through Mon. 5/25, for more information, visit here.
- Remember fallen soldiers with a virtual run – The Virtual Run Challenge is paying tribute to soldiers with the first annual Memorial Day virtual run. The “Remember the Fallen” virtual run will be a 21k, as it is seen as the highest of honors for many countries. $27-$60, for more information on how to register, click here.
- Go strawberry picking in VA – Many local farms are offering strawberry picking, as they are in season. However, most are requiring a reservation. Virginia’s Wegmeyer Farm is offering a reservation that includes your first bucket of strawberries and a spot for your family and you for one hour. They are keeping fairly strict to the definition of family—literally just the people you live with. Each person does not need a reservation. $24, to order a reservation click here.
- Grab a Memorial Day feast from Feast DC – Feast by Nina May is a locally sourced, prepared meals service delivered straight to your home. Their Memorial Day menu includes fresh Mexican popcorn on the cob, Maryland jumbo lump crab balls, tomato and arugula salad, Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, vegetable and chipotle chicken kabobs and strawberry rhubarb crumble with DIY vanilla ice cream. $40 per person, to order click here.