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Weekend Picks (From Weekly Emails)


Saturday, April 25th
7AM @ Dupont Circle


Come dressed in your best spandex and meet up at Dupont Circle at 7AM
(yes, in the morning) FOR A ROVING STREET PARTY!! Yes, there will be
music. Yes, there will be FREE COFFEE!! Take the streets, freak out
squares. If you can’t get up that early, STAY UP ALL NIGHT!!

SHOW UP AT 7AM because it won’t take long before this party’s on the prowl!


In more random picks the one above really cracked me up. Any open house for a storage place? Awesome!

“On behalf of Security Storage Company, we’d like to invite area businesses and residents to come see what’s inside our building.”

Random yeah?

More traditional picks after the jump.

Kingman Island Day

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2009

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHAT: Kingman Island Day is a one-of-a-kind event that gives local youth a chance to explore Washington DC’s virtually undiscovered urban parks at Kingman and Heritage Islands, which combined have created a 50 acre playground open for adventure. Kingman Island Day is a free, outdoor event hosted by Living Classrooms. This first time ever event will bring community residents and organizations together to enjoy live entertainment, a free lunch and engage in restoration service projects. Almost 20 exhibitors will offer hands-on activities, displays, and eco-friendly education on the island.

WHY: The event is a unique chance for the community, its youth and partner organizations to actively impact the natural environment while learning in a fun, interactive way. Kingman Island Day will also give community members and elected officials an opportunity to see firsthand the tremendous progress already made in restoring the park, and celebrate exciting future plans for the island and the community.

WHERE: Kingman and Heritage Islands Park.

Washington, DC; Free parking is provided in the RFK Stadium Parking Lot 6.

Kingman and Heritage Islands Park is natural parkland owned by the District of Columbia located on the Anacostia River near RFK Stadium. Less than a mile from the Stadium-Armory Metro Station (Blue and Orange Lines), Kingman Island is easily accessible by public transportation. For directions to the park please visit

COST: Kingman Island Day is a special event that is free to the public.


Family Fun Event at National Harbor

I’m getting in touch today on behalf of the National Children’s Museum (NCM), a DC-based interactive museum for children designed to inspire them to care about and improve our world, scheduled to open in 2013 at National Harbor.

While the $2 billion permanent space for the NCM is in development, I wanted to share news of and invite you and your family to the grand opening of the NCM’s Launch Zone at National Harbor – a brand new 2,700 square-foot temporary NCM space at 112 Waterfront Street – this weekend on April 25 and 26, from 11 am- 4 pm.

The Launch Zone will be open to the public seven days a week, and using images, table-top interactive exhibits, and computer kiosks, will offer children and families the opportunity to experience exhibit components and programs, share their ideas about what should be included in the new Museum, and participate in fun and educational programs related to the Museum’s core content areas. The Launch Zone will also host ongoing area Museum Without Walls programming, professional development workshops and trainings, and community learning events for parents and caregivers.

On Saturday, April 25, festivities will feature recycled art activities, face painting, chalk art, and food. Additionally, The Adventures of Wally the Water Bottle, an original, interactive performance by the Museum, will take place throughout the day at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

On Sunday, April 26, the celebration continues with recycled and chalk art activities, face painting, balloon creations, treats, and a special performance – Sea Revels – by cultural performance organization, the Washington Revels. Performances will take place at the Main Stage at National Harbor at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.


WASHINGTON D.C.— On April 25 & 26, 2009, 52 O St. Studios will host their annual Open Studios event.

View the working and living spaces of over 20 DC artists at one of the largest and oldest buildings dedicated to the practice of Fine Arts in Washington D.C. Artists range from painters to graphic designers, sculptors to musicians, mixed-media artists to furniture makers. The O Street Studios hosts this Open Studio for a rare peek into their process and creative influences. Meet the artists and discuss their work over refreshments, music and interactive activities.

The building will be open from 11 AM- 5 PM both days.

Free and open to all

52 O St., NW

Washington D.C.


New Park in Columbia Heights

April 25, 2009
10 am
North Columbia Heights Green, behind Red Rocks Pizza, bounded by Park Road on the north, 11th Street on the west, Lamont Street on the south, and Sherman Avenue on the east.

A community design charette, focused on planning the North Columbia Heights Green, recently acquired by Parks & People, in the context of the community’s green needs and assets, will take place at the site at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 25. It will be led by Columbia Heights resident John Henderson, a park planning veteran who helped design the renaissance of the Chicago Park District, along with Parks & People Landscape Architect and Columbia Heights resident Ian Tyndall. There will be food and music, and all are welcome. For more information call (202) 462-7275 or send an email to [email protected]


Sunday, April 26, 11:00 am – 5:00pm
Location: Marie Reed School Plaza (2200 block of 18th St NW at Wyoming Ave.)

Get ready for BowWowPowWow 2009! Enjoy a day of fun and festivities for you and your dog, meet new friends, soak up the Adams Morgan experience, and show off your pooch and network with other pet owners. Program topics for Pet owners and vendors with all sorts of products & education, plus specialty arts & crafts. Come participate with your canine companion, partner, or kids!

SPECIAL APPEARANCE and Demonstrations by Laurie and “Andrew” from CBS Great American Dog program! Meet them in person and learn from the best!

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