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Viking Ship At The Wharf Now

October 9, 2018

Climb aboard the world’s largest operating Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre and discover your #VikingSpirit with inspiring ship tours, engaging crew demonstrations, and insta-worthy moments.  Now at The Wharf through Monday, October 15. 

(Photo by: www.drakenhh.com)


Hosted in partnership with Wharf DC and with a number of free cultural events hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid Atlantic Chapter, Inc, the Draken is docked at The Wharf’s Transit Pier and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to relive history in a way never experienced before.


Draken will allow guests to marvel at this stunning Viking ship and interact with the crew as they share their personal experiences of thrill, fear, and exhilaration while enduring the ship’s 2016 transatlantic crossing – reliving the Viking discovery of the New World more than 1,000 years ago.

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New DC Travel Book by Samantha Sault

August 8, 2018


Samantha Sault (Photo by: Ben Droz) Samantha Sault
Hachette Book Group just released Moon Washington DC, a full-length travel guidebook by local author Samantha Sault. Published by Avalon Travel, the publisher of travel guru Rick Steves, the guidebook covers all four quadrants of Washington, DC and features personalized walking tours and insight into DC history and politics.


Sault, who is vice president of the U.S. Fashion Industry Association, previously worked at The Weekly Standard.


The launch party will take place at Café Milano in September.

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Blues Alley Jazz Society Summer Camp in July

June 27, 2018

Blues Alley Jazz Society presents Summer Jazz Camp in July at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church at 555 Water Street SW.

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra is a premier middle school /high school program for jazz students. This two-week program, designed and instructed by a select team of faculty, serves as a rigorous training opportunity for up to 50 of the most dedicated jazz students who are entering grades 8-12. Students will apply online and participate in one of two big bands, multiple performing small combos, daily masterclasses, as well as experiential instruction in aesthetics, culture, history, performance practice, and pedagogy. In addition to this educational component, the students will participate in a public performance featuring the student combos, student big bands, along with the Blues Alley Camp Faculty during the summer of 2018.


Tuition: $500 (tuition assistance available) Program Length: – 2 weeks Program Dates: Mondays through Fridays, July 9th, 2018 – July 20th, 2018 Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (arrival: 9:00 am)


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