via Library of Congress
From the National Park Service:
“The National Park Service will mark the 50th anniversary of the start of Resurrection City on Saturday, May 12 with a symbolic reconstruction of the tent city that was erected on the National Mall in May, 1968 to protest poverty. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JFK Hockey Fields, located on the south side of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the actual location of Resurrection City.
Rangers will be on hand to discuss Resurrection City and help visitors “reconstruct” the city by marking out the location for their own “tent” using stakes and flagging tape. Special Junior Ranger Badges commemorating the 50th anniversary of Resurrection City will be available for those participating in the activities. Temporary exhibits will be on site throughout the anniversary period to explain the history and significance of the 43-day demonstration.
Envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be “as dislocative, as disruptive, as attention-getting as the riots without destroying property,” and carried out by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference after his death, the multiethnic, live-in demonstration mobilized nearly 3,000 people from across the country to protest poverty. Living in 8-foot-by-20-foot tents that became a national symbol of the movement and occupying the area south of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool from May 13 – June 23, 1968, participants lobbied government agencies demanding access to employment opportunities, livable wages, affordable housing and more.”
photo by Eric P. From AlertDC: “The US Military will conduct a flyover in the NCR, over Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at approximately 1:40 PM.”
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Join metrobar and the team at DC Beer for a taste of 12 holiday brews, all made in the DMV by your favorite local breweries! Your ticket gets you access to the afternoon tasting with 3oz pours of each of