Event: World Premiere of Shark Girl (USA, 2014, 46 min.) followed by Q & A with the film's subject, shark conservationist Madison Stewart, and director Gisela Kaufmann
Who:Presented by the Smithsonian Channel, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital and National Museum of Natural History
When: World Ocean Day, Sunday, June 8, 4 p.m.
Where: National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
FREE. No reservations required. Suggested ages: 12 and up.
Sneak Peek: http://youtu.be/G_IyhtM3Ygo
Further information: http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-news/world-oceans-day-2014-events
SHARK GIRL (USA, 2014, 46 min) World Premiere of Smithsonian Channel documentary. Madison Stewart is an inspiring young woman with a passion to protect the creatures most people fear: sharks. Known to many simply as "shark girl," she's been diving with sharks since the age of 12. Now 20, Madison has made it her life's mission to safeguard the creatures and the reefs she loves. Shark Girl dives into Madison's underwater world, following her journey from Australia to Mexico, Palau and the Bahamas, where Madison's extraordinary relationship with these endangered wild animals unfolds. Her journey is a powerful wake-up call about the vital role of sharks in the health of our oceans and a moving recordof one determined young woman's devotion to protecting the sharks and underwater ecosystem of our world. Directed by Gisela Kaufmann. Produced by Kaufmann Productions in association with Smithsonian Channel.
Before checking out the National Memorial Day Parade and Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally, head to Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden. Debuting its summer series on Friday, May 23 with the unique stylings of the band Elikeh kicking things off this year between 5:00 and 8:30 pm.
Bring a blanket to sit on and feel free to pack a picnic or to head to the on-site Pavilion Café for sangria and sandwiches.
Click here for 10 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Washington, DC.
The Spring Garden Party is a highlight of the social calendar and the most significant annual fundraiser for Tudor Place.
Guests will gather May 21, 2014 under a tent on the South Lawn to enjoy a lovely evening in the gardens.
This year’s Garden Party chairs Page Evans, Colman Riddell, and Liz Dougherty. The event will honor prominent and longtime Georgetown resident Niente Ingersoll Smith, a decorative arts enthusiast, past and Honorary Trustee of Tudor Place, and chair of one of the museum’s earliest Garden Parties.
For information about receiving an invitation, contact Mary-Michael Wachur, 202.965.0400 x104.