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Full Moon Walk Among the Monuments July 27

July 25, 2018

Join an evening walk on the National Mall this full moon Friday, July 27, 2018. Meet new friends with Washington, DC History & Culture group starting and ending at the National World War II Memorial and cover approximately 3 miles past Washington DC's most famous monuments and memorials.

 

Schedule:

Meeting Time/Socializing = 6:45-7:00 pm

Departure = 7:00 pm (sharp)

Moonrise = 8:26 pm

Sunset = 8:37 pm

Ending Time = 9:30 pm (approximate)

 

Itinerary:

National World War II Memorial (starting point)

The Tidal Basin

Jefferson Memorial (10-minute photo/restroom break)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (10-minute photo/restroom break)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Lincoln Memorial (10-minute photo/restroom break)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

National World War II Memorial (ending point)

 

Registration: Free - this event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend including children and groups (unfortunately, non-service pets are not allowed within the monuments and memorials due to National Park Service regulations).

 

Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine 

 

Meeting Point: Meet at the National World War II Memorial, on the 17th Street side, and look for a large group of friendly people with name tag stickers, which we'll hand out.

 

Ending Point: The National World War II Memorial. However, from there many our group will walk back to the Smithsonian Metro for those interested.

 

Register here.


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Jazz in the Garden Through Aug. 24

July 18, 2018

Through August 24, 2018, kick back and groove to the music with sangria in hand at Jazz in the Garden on Fridays from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. 

 

Held in the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden (6th and Constitution Avenue NW), enjoy an eclectic mix of DC area jazz musicians lend a soundtrack to one of the city’s most idyllic scenes set around the sculpture garden’s central fountain. This is a free seasonal tradition.

 

July 20- Dave Chappell (blues guitar) 

July 27- Incendio (instrumental world guitar) 

August 3- Son Del Caribe (pan-Caribbean salsa) August 10- Andrea Brachfeld (jazz flutist) 

August 17- 3Divas (swing piano trio) 

August 24- Speakers of the House (funk and boogaloo)


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Fabergé Time at Hillwood

June 14, 2018

Now through January 13, 2019 visit Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens to see treasures created by the firm of Carl Fabergé.

Featuring over 100 objects, Fabergé Rediscovered unveils new discoveries relating to Hillwood’s own collection of Fabergé imperial Easter eggs and other famed works, highlighting new attributions and provenances and providing a new framework to study and understand 19th- and 20th-century jewelry and goldsmithing. 

 

From Hillwood's Fabergé Collection (Photo by: Alex Braun/hillwoodmuseum.org) From Hillwood's Fabergé Collection

The special exhibition displays the greatest examples from Hillwood’s Fabergé collection, left by Marjorie Merriweather Post for the benefit of future generations, along with important loans from other museums and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée d’Orsay, the McFerrin Collection, the Edouard and Maurice Sandoz Foundation, and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

 

"Marjorie Post was a serious collector and approached the collecting of Fabergé as she did her important collection of French 18th-century and Russian imperial art, as an avid student and connoisseur. As a result, she assembled an important and impressive collection of these intriguing works,” explained Hilwood executive director, Kate Markert. “Since it’s been over 22 years since Hillwood’s Fabergé collection was last examined in a book or exhibition, this fresh look at the works of Fabergé, revealing new information, attributions, and provenances for Hillwood’s objects, is long overdue.”

 

Hillwood Estare, Museum and Gardens is located at 4155 Linnean Avenue NW.


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