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Dear PoPville – Crossing Constitution Ave during Rolling Thunder?

by Prince Of Petworth May 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm 24 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

I am hoping you or your readers can weigh in on my wedding-weekend dilemma.

I am planning a Sunday afternoon picnic on the National Mall (near the Monument) for 50 people who are in town for Memorial Day weekend, the weekend of my wedding (wedding is Saturday night, picnic is Sunday afternoon). The issue is that 250,000 motocyclists will descend upon D.C. on Sunday for the Rolling Thunder parade. Constitution Ave will be closed to traffic. My question: will we even be able to cross Constitution on foot in order to plant ourselves down by the Monument for a picnic? Is this a really bad idea? If the Mall is a disaster for a big group picnic, are there any locations in the NW downtown area that you recommend for a picnic of 50 people?

Thanks,
Bride-on-wheels”

I’d say – go to Meridian Hill Park instead. What do you guys think?

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