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“Farragut Fridays” Return this Friday

by Prince Of Petworth May 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm 4 Comments


From a press release:

“The cherry blossoms are gone, and the temperatures are rising, which means another D.C. summer is almost here. The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) kicks off the first of 22 Farragut Fridays on May 6, in Farragut Square Park at Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Last year, more than 39,000 people attended Farragut Fridays.

Farragut Fridays is a free outdoor summer event that brings together area workers, residents, and visitors to enjoy innovative activities in one of the city’s most well-known parks. Throughout the day, people can use the free Wi-Fi at Outdoor Office (9–11 a.m., 3–5 p.m.), enjoy a variety of activities at Picnic in the Park (Noon–2 p.m.), and spread out their blankets for an election-themed Golden Cinema (Sunset). The complete schedule of activities and movie titles can be found at goldentriangledc.com/farragutfridays.

Grab some lunch and enjoy a Picnic in the Park with the unique pop-up experiences coming each week — from programming courses to musical performances and some adoptable puppy playtime.

The pop-up schedule includes:

· CPR training for hundreds with DC Fire and EMS Department

· Puppy adoption from Washington Animal Rescue League and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

· Tech course hosted by General Assembly

· Table tennis tournament with D.C. Councilmembers

· Scavenger hunt by the International Spy Museum

· Musical performance by Wolf Trap

· Origami lessons with the Japan Information and Culture Center

The fun doesn’t stop after the sun goes down. Hundreds of people will gather at Farragut Park each week for some very presidential movies during Golden Cinema. For the kick-off on May 20, ABC 7 Senior Political Reporter Scott Thuman will introduce “American President.” The timely theme is “Hail to the Chief” in honor of the elections.

This year’s newest activity, the LEGO build and play area, will pull workers out of their daily slog through creative play that is proven to help adults relax. Participants can count on a number of other weekly activities for Farragut Fridays, including table tennis, painting, cornhole, and other lawn games, in addition to the pop-up events.”

  • It’s a bit misleading to say that 39,000 people “attended” last year. That park is constantly full of people due to all of the surrounding businesses, I’m sure many have no idea (or do not care) about some random booth that happens to be on-site for the day. I eat lunch here regularly and 95% of the time completely ignore whatever is setup in the grass.

    • Aglets

      I actually would like to talk to you about this- having been tapped for possible programming for something there this summer. I’ve lived in DC for 20 years but rarely ever go to this area, to be honest and now after reading this article, it seems like an enormous effort of programming…

  • Pixie

    Well now I’m looking forward to playing with some puppies during my lunch break.

  • Gumball

    “and the temperatures are rising”



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