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City Sliders Opens in Georgetown

October 5, 2020

City Sliders is open starting today, October 5, 2020 at 1529 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

 

Featuring 21 kinds of sliders - from a BLT, to Korean pork belly, brisket, Nashville hot chicken, Banh Mi burger, Angus beef, crispy cod, Cuban, steak & cheese, and more.

 

As Chef Brian told The Georgetown Dish, " We focus on organic, locally grown ingredients. No artificial preservatives, and no hydrogenated fats."

(Photo by: citysliderrestaurant.com)

The menu also includes vegan and vegetarian sliders (think cauliflower steak and black bean burgers), plus salad bowls and shakes.

 

The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, and Sunday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 


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Masquerade Ball at French Embassy Sept. 26

September 9, 2020

On January 28,1393 Charles VI of France threw the first ever masquerade ball of the world. Since then the Masquerade Ball began as part of Europe’s carnival season. Less high society and more cirque du célébration, villagers would gather in masks and costumes to take part in elaborate pageants and glamorous processions. Quickly spreading across France like wildfire, some of the most notorious balls of the day would be held to celebrate Royal Entries: the grand occasion of welcoming kings and queens into their cities.

 

To commemorate this occasion, you are cordially invited to celebrate this French tradition on French soil on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 7:00 pm until 11:59 pm. 

 

Purchase tickets here.

 

The night is filled with French Dessert, open bar, dancing and many more.

 

DRESS CODE : They expect gentlemen to range from creative tie to tuxedo, while ladies range from stylish cocktail attire to flax/flapper dresses and gowns.

SALSA DANCING : At the later part of the night we will give a Salsa lesson and decorate the night with French Latino hits.

GROUP DISCOUNT : is available

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL : email info@merevents.com OR text to 202. 368.1878 for Promo Code.

 

TICKET TYPES :

I. Table Service (table for 4): From 7:00PM to Midnight, parallel with the VIP Reception. Includes a reserved table, table service and unlimited Champagne. Very limited number of tables. Please reserve early.

II. VIP (Enters at 7:00 pm):

Ticket Price Includes:

- Early Admission to the Ball

- Freely Flowing Champagne Reception with a mesmerizing piano bar

- French Open Bar Featuring French Wines, Beers and Other Non-alcoholic Beverages

- Dessert Buffet

  • Vanilla Choux
  • Cannelés
  • Crunchy Chocolate Bar
  • Bavarois Cheesecake
  • Macarons

 

III. GENERAL ADMISSION (Enters at 8:30 PM)

Ticket Price includes:

- French Open Bar Featuring French Wines, Beers and Other Non-alcoholic Beverages

- Dessert Reception

Salsa Dancing Lesson

 

Masquerade Contest :

What is the a Masquerade Ball without a Masquerade contest? Our hosting team will pick three winners and give out prizes.

Dance With DJ:

Washington's top DJs spins the best French, American, Euro, Retro, Swing and Top 40 songs. Hits like Chez Moi will be featured. A spectacular light display will fill the embassy and the dance floor to add that special late night French touch!

 

Note:

This is primarily a stand up, buffet style reception, throughout the evening. However, a limited number of tables can be reserved, with table service available.

PARKING

For security reasons, there will be no parking on the Embassy's premises. Public parking is available on Reservoir Road. They highly advise you to use a taxi/ride-sharing service.


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Visit DC Parks? There's an App for That!

September 8, 2020

Download the free DC Area National Parks App in the Apple and Google Play stores to find, explore and learn about parks in our area.

 

The DC Area National Parks App lets you plan your visit before heading to a park. You can use the app to check out any park alerts, plan your day, look at suggested walking routes, find the nearest restroom and more. The app also shares the latest information on ranger programs and special events happening in parks. 

 

You can also use the app to learn about parks and places across the city, from the Lincoln Memorial to neighborhood national parks. Want to learn more about the statue in front of you? Just tap the location-aware map for a detailed description. Or try one of the app’s self-guided tours of DC national parks.  

Malcom X Park (Photo by: Ben Schumin, commons.wikimedia.org) Malcom X Park

App accessibility features include audio descriptions and location-aware alerts for park visitors who rely on these features. The app also works in airplane mode.  

 

The DC Area National Parks App includes national parks in DC and a selection of nearby parks in Maryland and Virginia.  

 

Featured parks include: 

  • Anacostia Park 
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Site (sections in DC) 
  • Civil War Defenses of Washington 
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway (park areas near DC) 
  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens  
  • Meridian Hill Park 
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks 
  • President’s Park 
  • Rock Creek Park 
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts 
  • And more!

Theodore Roosevelt Island (Photo by: nps.gov) Theodore Roosevelt Island
 

Remember to #RecreateResponsibly and observe CDC guidelines while visiting parks.  


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