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A RiverPalooza Summer

July 2, 2017

Through September, 4, 2017, take part in a number of adventures organized by Potomac Riverkeeper Network.


Best known for their work identifying and addressing sources of pollution in the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, Potomac Riverkeeper Network, also wants you to have fun.


While most involve a canoe, kayak, raft, tube or stand up paddle board, there is a bike trip for those who prefer to enjoy the river from a distance. Participating in any of these trips supports their work fighting to keep our rivers clean. “We partner with outfitters and the National Park Service to organize RiverPalooza because we believe the best way to build appreciation for our rivers is to experience our rivers” says Shenandoah Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf.


Trips on the Chesapeake and Potomac Heritage National Historic Trails, will have NPS interpreters on hand to educate the public about the role these parts of the river played in the formative years of our nation.


“If you’re thinking of getting out on the river this year, RiverPalooza is the best way to do it. You can save a little money while saving our rivers” says Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper. Riverkeepers choose their favorite stretches of river for their trips and participants have the opportunity to ask about what is being done to protect them. Choose one of the camping trips and you can spend the night with a Riverkeeper.


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The Phillips Collections Hosts Talk on Gentrification of American Cities June 29

June 28, 2017

Thursday, June 29th, Dr. starting at 6:30 pm, Derek Hyra will lead an open #PhillipsConversation at The Phillips Collection on the causes, consequences, and larger implications of gentrification in American cities like Washington, DC, with discussion on parallel issues in Berlin, Germany. This conversation is related to overarching themes and movements represented in Markus Lüpertz


An associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University, Dr. Hyra is an expert on processes of neighborhood change—with an emphasis on housing, urban politics, and race. He recently published his third book, Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, an ethnographic investigation of the redevelopment of DC's Shaw/U Street neighborhood. 


This discussion is part of a series of open conversations that further engage audiences on larger issues represented in the special exhibition. Modeled after town halls, these in-gallery conversations are facilitated by experts and thought leaders with experience addressing current socio-cultural and political movements or other topics related to themes found in the artwork. 


The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street NW.

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Walking Tour of Georgetown June 24

June 13, 2017

Interested in learning about the historic Georgetown that only locals know? Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides on Saturday, June 24, 2017 for Georgetown Walking Tours: Off the Beaten Path. 


You'll discover parts of Georgetown seldom visited. Listen to tales and facts unknown to the outsider, and see the lesser known parts of the neighborhood many Washingtonians call home.


Stroll by the former residences of cabinet officers, U.S. Generals, movie stars, world renowned authors and journalists, including ones who covered the Watergate Scandal. Pass the abodes of America’s 1st Miss America and five former U.S. Senators all of whom shared the same first name. Do you know who they are? Come and learn at Off the Beaten Path.


Meet at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW (by the garden gates)

Tour starts at 1:00 pm sharp

Rain or shine

2 hour tour

We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance. Day of we can only accept cash/checks.

3 years and younger are free, must be in a stroller

No pets allowed

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing

Tour begins and ends at Dumbarton House.

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