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Georgetown French Market Oct. 1-3

September 16, 2021

The 18th annual Georgetown French Market is Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2 from 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, October 3, from Noon – 5 pm. The FREE event will be located along Wisconsin Avenue between O Street and Reservoir Road in the Book Hill section of Georgetown. 

More than 25 local boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, salons and galleries will display their discounted wares for up to 75% off in this inviting open-air market, evoking the outdoor markets of Paris. Neighborhood restaurants will also offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages, pastries and macarons. 

On Saturday and Sunday, the French Market will also feature music, a caricature artist, roaming mime, and more.

“We’re thrilled to bring the Georgetown French Market back to Book Hill as an in-person event, and celebrate the small businesses that are the heart of our commercial district in a charming and comfortable outdoor setting,” said Nancy Miyahira, Georgetown BID Vice President & Director of Marketing. “For nearly two decades, the French Market has been an annual springtime tradition, and this year we look forward to welcoming Washingtonians to a special fall edition.” 

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Georgetown University Reopens for Fall

August 12, 2021

Georgetown University will return to full operating status beginning August 2, 2021 following over one year of virtual classes and limited on-campus living amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 


The main campus and medical center buildings will open at full capacity to community members, and social distancing requirements will be lifted, according to a July 19 email from Provost Robert Groves. Community members will also be permitted to host events and meetings using campus facilities.


Until further notice, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face masks inside university buildings, except when eating or drinking or when inside private offices and residences, according to the email. The university will continue to evaluate public health conditions and reassess mask requirements. 


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Georgetown's Got a Summer GLOW

July 19, 2021

Stop by Cady’s Alley at 3320 Cady’s Alley to check out CANOPIES, the first of three new installations transforming Georgetown’s alleys during Summer GLOW – the Georgetown BID’s free public light art experience that is the second in a two-part series this year. DC artist Hiroshi Jacobs’ work is a celebration of alleys as important public spaces. 

(Photo by: Hiroshi Jacobs)

The form of a canopy evokes a sense of welcoming, inviting the passerby in to experience all that the space has to offer. In this case, the canopy features ribbon-like color patterns that aggregate to create multiple perspectives of this archetypal form. The three-dimensional layering of color and lines creates an ever-changing and dynamic visual moiré effect, encouraging curiosity and movement. 

Hiroshi’s work is currently on display through September 26, as well as artist Stephanie Mercedes’ popular spring piece, The Weight Of A Rainbow, which will remain in Georgetown Park Plaza (3276 M St NW) during Summer GLOW. 

The final two installations by local artists Adrienne Gaither and Emily Fussner will be up later this month; visit Georgetown GLOW DC to get a sneak peek, learn more about each artist, and plan your walking tour.

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