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The Bridges of Washington Boat Tour Sept. 23

September 19, 2017

The Bridges of Washington Boat Tour will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. 

 

Washington’s Bridges, Monuments, and Scenery are best seen from the Potomac. Early wooden bridges were swept away by floods, set alight by steamboat sparks, and ravaged by war. The spectacular, wooden Georgetown Aqueduct carried C & O Canal barges across to Alexandria. One of the earliest crossings, Chain Bridge, swung from chains. Some unbuilt bridges were architectural or engineering marvels, and today some need “infrastructure” conservation ASAP.

 

This guided tour will depart from Georgetown aboard the Harbour Belle and focus on bridges, past and present, as they contribute to the evolution of the City of Washington, its transportation needs, and its grand plan.

 

Guide Don Myer is the author of Bridges and the City of Washington, an architect, and a DC Preservation League Trustee. He formerly served as Assistant Secretary of the Commission of Fine Arts and Clerk of the Works of the National Cathedral.

 

The tour leaves from 3100 K St. NW. Pre-registration is required.

$75 DCPL & Historical Society of Washington DC Members

$100 Non- Members

Ticket includes guided tour, light food and beverages

Space is limited and Registration is required

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Georgetown's Fall Art Walk Sept. 16

August 31, 2017

Mark your calendars for Georgetowns' annual Fall Art Walk in Book Hill.

 

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Six Georgetown galleries will host an evening stroll and viewing of their fine art exhibittions. 

 

Add to your collection and please join in for a night of art, fun, and refreshments.

 

Participating galleries:

 

Addison/Ripley Fine Art  1670 Wisconsin Avenue

Artist Proof  1533 Wisconsin Avenue

Cross MacKenzie Gallery 1675 Wisconsin Avenue

Klagsburn Studios  1662 23rd Street

Susan Calloway Fine Arts  1643 Wisconsin Avenue

Washington Printmakers  1641 Wisconsin Avenue


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Old Ebbitt Grill's Craft BrewHaHa Aug. 26

August 6, 2017

Old Ebbitt Grill’s 5th Annual Craft BrewHaHa will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The marquee event of DC Beer Week 2017, BrewHaHa features ten craft breweries and ten talented chefs showcasing some of DC's best food and craft beer. Guests will enjoy unlimited tastings of 20 select beers from craft breweries alongside 20 terrific tastes from top restaurants. Held in Old Ebbitt Grill's expansive atrium, the cocktail-style party features live music from headlining band Vintage#18

“We are very excited to celebrate our fifth year of the Old Ebbitt Grill’s Craft BrewHaha,” says David Moran, Area Director of Operations. “Pairing craft beer with incredible chefs and great live music in our historic location is a perfect finale to DC Beer Week.” 

Participating breweries include DC Brau Brewing Company (Washington, DC), 3 Stars Brewing Company (Washington, DC), Right Proper Brewing Company (Washington, DC), Port City Brewing Company (Alexandria, VA), Evolution Brewing Company (Salisbury, MD), Old Ox Brewery (Ashburn, VA), Jailbreak Brewing Company (Laurel, MD), Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, MD), Three Notch’d Brewing Company (Charlottesville, VA ), and Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI).

Participating chefs & restaurants include Travis Weiss (Rebellion), Mike Friedman (The Red Hen/All-Purpose), Kyle Bailey (Sixth Engine), Logan McGear (Smoke and Barrel), Scott Drewno (Chiko), Anthony Lombardo (Chubby Tomato Pasta Lab), Rob Rubba (Hazel), Zach Smith (The Hamilton), Jeff Eng (Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge), and Salvatore Ferro (Old Ebbitt Grill).

Tickets are priced at $75/ all-inclusive and can be purchased online. This event is 21 and over.

 

 


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