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Veronica Beard Opens in Georgetown

September 10, 2020

Veronica Beard, a boutique featuring everything from leopard-print face masks to jeans, swimwear and footwear is now open in Georgetown at 1254 Wisconsin Avenue.


Veronica Swanson Beard, an American entrepreneur and fashion designer co-founded Veronica Beard with her sister-in-law Veronica Miele Beard in 2010.

Veronica and Veronica (Photo by: Veronica and Veronica

Veronica Beard's first store in DC, with 1,540 square feet and a vintage feel, will be donating one mask to JDRF for every mask purchased online and in the store.


The company has locations in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Texas.


“We’re thrilled about the latest Veronica Beard store opening in Georgetown. DC has always been a very strong market for us and we have high hopes for this location," said Veronica Miele Beard. The last three Veronica Beard stores, which were opened during the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, are a complete result of the dedication of our team and the loyalty of our customers. We couldn’t be more grateful,” added Veronica Swanson Beard.

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Bon-Chi: The Art of Edible Bonsai

September 2, 2020

Did you know that bonsai chilis are perennial trees and with the right care you can transform them into magnificent plants that grow all year long! 


Learn about the basics of growing your own bonsai plant as well as getting a bunch of tips and tricks to be successful with Cultivate the City. Discover bonsai history, styles, tools, pruning, shaping, wiring, repotting, watering, fertilizing, pest control and soil blends. 


Classes on Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm are offered Sepembert 13, October 4 or November 8, 2020.  Choose a date here.

(Photo by: Cultivate the City)

Feel free to bring your own bonsai tree and additional ones will be available for sale.


Cultivate the City is an urban farming company based in Washington, DC that manages a network of sites including restaurant gardens, corporate and municipal green spaces, school gardens, a retail garden center and a rooftop farm at Nationals Park.


H St. Farms @ W.S. Jenks and Son by Cultivate the City is located at 910 Bladensburg Road NE Washington, DC.


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Blood and Strikes: American Labor in the 20th Century

August 26, 2020

Learn about the bloody and controversial struggle for worker's rights in 20th century America.


From deadly mine explosions to wartime strikes, the history of the 20th century American labor movement is full of violence and controversy. This Labor Day weekend, explore the struggle for worker's rights at the home of one of its most powerful spokesmen, John L. Lewis.


For your safety and for those around you, face masks are required. The tour is limited to 10 participants. 


Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $10 per person. Members of Lee-Fendall House are free but must call or email to make a reservation 703.548.1789 or


Purchase tickets here.

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