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Shop Georgetown on Small Business Saturday Nov. 24

November 14, 2018

When you shop small, it makes a big difference.

 

Support Georgetown businesses on Saturday, Nov. 24 as part of American Express' Small Business Saturday.

 

This year, shoppers will receive a Small Business Saturday bag with purchase at any of the participating small businesses (link below), while supplies last. Up to five of the bags given away on Small Business Saturday will include a golden ticket, redeemable for a $50 AMEX gift card.

Check out all of the Small Business Saturday promotions, specials and events in Georgetown here, and #shopsmall.


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The Phillips Collection Hosts Forum on Art and Climate Change Nov. 10

November 7, 2018

The Phillips Collection is hosting an nternational Fforum on on Nature + Art + Climate + Change on November 10, 2018.

Rooted in the institution’s aim to contribute the global conversations through the language of modern and contemporary art. A joint presentation with the University of Maryland, The Phillips Collection’s dialogue this year will bring together leaders across disciplines to discuss the great implications and meaning of “Nature + Art + Climate + Change.”

 

The program includes presentations by artist Meg Webster, Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass (founders of Random International and creators of Rain Room), and Henry Elkus (CEO of Helena) about Helena’s support of Factory in the Sky, the first commercial direct-air carbon capture machine, located in Switzerland.

 

For tickets, click here.


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Don't Tangle with Georgetown Traffic on Halloween

October 30, 2018

To accommodate Halloween celebrations, D.C. police have announced a list of extensive road closures, parking restrictions and other traffic impacts in the Georgetown on October 31, 2018.

 

Starting from 6:30 pm Wednesday and lasting until the early morning hours Thursday, traffic on Wisconsin Avenue — from K Street to O Street — and on M Street — from Pennsylvania Avenue to the Key Bridge — is blocked from turning onto side streets.

 

In addition, several of those side streets in the area are closed except for local traffic, meaning residents, business owners and employees. Watch out for parking restrictions, too.

 

Overall, D.C. police said drivers in the area should expect delays and may want to consider alternative routes.

See the full list of traffic restrictions in the map and the list below:

 

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the following streets will have traffic restrictions which will limit cars from turning onto side streets from approximately 6:30 pm until 3:00 am on Thursday, Nov. 1.

  • Wisconsin Avenue, NW from K Street, NW to the O Street, NW
  • M Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to the Key Bridge

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking for the event from approximately 4:00 pm until 6:00 am on Thursday, Nov. 1.

  • K Street, NW from 30th Street to Wisconsin Avenue, NW
  • Water Street, NW from 32nd Street West to the mouth of the Capital Crescent Trail
  • 1000 – 1300 blocks of Wisconsin Avenue, NW
  • M Street, NW, from 25th Street to the Key Bridge
  • 1100 block of 26th Street, NW

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the following streets will be closed, except for local traffic, from approximately 6:30 pm until 3:00 am on Thursday, Nov. 1.

  • 29th Street, NW from O Street South to M Street, NW
  • 30th Street, NW from O Street South to M Street, NW
  • 31st Street, NW from O Street South to M Street, NW
  • 29th Street, NW from O Street South to M Street, NW
  • Potomac Street from O Street South to M Street, NW
  • Bank Alley from Prospect to M Streets, NW
  • 29th Street, NW from K Street North to M Street, NW
  • Thomas Jefferson Drive from K Street North to M Street, NW
  • 31st Street, NW from K Street North to M Street, NW
  • South Street, NW from Wisconsin Avenue to 31st Street, NW
  • Grace Street, NW from Wisconsin Avenue to Potomac Street, NW
  • Cecil Place, NW from Grace Street to Water Street, NW


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