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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.



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



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!



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.


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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SHOO: DC-Based Antibacterial Techwear Launches

August 13, 2020

You’ll be hearing a lot more about SHOO (Safety and Health on Overdrive) in the coming months.

Stacy Chong (Photo by: Stacy Chong) Stacy Chong


Launching officially on Kickstarter Saturday, August 15th, they're taking pre-orders and offering a15% discount. The clothing and accessories will be available for delivery in December.


SHOO CEO Stacy Chong’s inaugural tech wear line is the Smart Armor Collection, the first-ever clothing infused with antimicrobial technology that inhibits viruses and kills bacteria. 


This U.S. clothing and accessories line is a partnership with HeiQ, a Swiss textile science company that has developed one of the first textile finishing technologies successfully tested against SARS-CoV-2  (COVID-19) in the laboratory using the Viral Stability and Persistence test method.


SHOO is releasing athleisure wear tops with built-in face, nose and hand coverings dense enough to physically block viral particles from your skin. Infused with HeiQ V-Bloc (antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial technology), the clothing is engineered to work against enveloped viruses, such as influenza viruses and human coronaviruses, doubling the protection. 

(Photo by: SHOO)

Chong, who has been in the global fashion industry for 30 years explained,  “I partnered with the global leader in textile innovation to bring smart fabrics to the U.S. that provide effective protection against microbes and germs. This is the clothing of the future. Not only is it germ-resistant but it’s eco-friendly, sustainable, fashionable and comfortable, all things that are extremely important to American consumers in 2020.” 


Look for SHOO's  UV-protected line next spring.


Read more and order here.

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