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This Year's Kennedy Center Honorees

July 19, 2015

Carole King (Photo by: kennedy-center.org) Carole King

“When I look at this year’s outstanding slate of Honorees, I am struck by a powerful common theme— artists as history-makers, artists who defy both convention and category,” commented Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter.

This year’s selected Honorees are:

The annual Honors Gala has become the highlight of the Washington cultural and society calendar, and its broadcast on CBS is a high point of the television season. On Sunday, Dec. 6, in a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment, the 2015 Honorees will be saluted by today’s leading performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the honorees will accept the thanks of their peers through performances and tributes.

Launching a contest for the first time on social media (#SendMeToHonors),  The Kennedy Center will award one winner two tickets to the honors gala. Check it out on Twitter.


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JFK Self-Guided Georgetown Walking Tour

July 5, 2015

The Georgetown Business Improvement District has announced a self-guided tour of the Georgetown that John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy called home.

PRIVACY NOTE: The homes on this walking tour are private residences. Enjoy the tour from the sidewalks and rights-of-way, but please do respect the privacy of the current owners.

Individually and as a couple, John and Jacqueline chose Georgetown as their home time and again. JFK live here as the newly-elected Massachusetts Congressman, when he met, courted and married Jacqueline Bouvier, and during his presidential election. She lived here as a new bride, and again after the tragic death of her husband.

Including a stop for lunch or shopping on the Kennedys' beloved Wisconsin Avenue, the tour won't take more than a few pleasant hours. All the homes in which the Kennedys lived and the church where they worshiped are on these quaint and historic streets. Enjoy the trip while enjoying your own memories of one of America's most brilliant couples.

 

 

1. 3260 N Street, 1951-53

JFK rented this home while running for senate, and met Jacqueline Bouvier at a dinner party.


2. 3307 N Street, 1957-61

John and Jackie lived here during the 1960 presidential campaign; Kennedy went to his inauguration from this home in January 1961.


3. Holy Trinity Church, 3513 N Street

The Kennedys often worshipped here throughout their tenure in Georgetown.


4. 1400 34th Street, 1949-51

John shared this home with his sister, Eunice Kennedy, before she married Sargent Shriver.


5. 3271 P Street, 1953

Wedding plans were made here after John proposed to Jackie. While some reports suggest that the proposal came via telegram, longtime Georgetown restaurant Martin’s Tavern (1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW) lays claim to that fateful ask. Visitors can dine in the “Proposal Booth.”


6. 3321 Dent Place, 1954

The new senator and his bride lived here until back surgery forced him to move back to Massachusetts.


7. 1528 31st Street, 1946-49

JFK began presidential plans while living here during his senate terms from 1946-49.


8. 2808 P Street, 1957

After releasing his book, Profiles in Courage, JFK developed his presidential campaign from this residence.


9. 3038 N Street, 1963

This 14-room mansion is where Mrs. Kennedy mourned after the president’s assassination.


10. 3017 N Street, 1964 

This house is the final Kennedy home in Georgetown. Security issues forced Jackie to leave after her husband’s death.


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Georgetown Walking Tours

May 27, 2015

Join Dumbarton House as Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, leads a series of walking tours highlighting Georgetown history old and new. From their starting site at the 200-year old Dumbarton House, to diverse places of worship, the homes of well-known politicians, to the now hip cupcake shops, Georgetown holds centuries of history.

On the last Saturday of the month, April-September, Dwane highlights different themes on each tour. And don’t miss their special tour in November honoring the memory of JFK on the 52nd anniversary of his assassination.

Each tour is two hours long from 1:00pm-3:00pm starting at Dumbarton House on 27th Street and Q Street NW.

Walking tours are $15 and Cupcake walking tours are $25 (includes three cupcakes and no lines!). Children under 3 are free and must be in stroller, does not include cupcakes.


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