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Celebrate 75 Years of Dumbarton Oaks Park June 4

June 1, 2016

Celebrate 75 years of Dumbarton Oaks Park Saturday, June 4, 2016.


There are several ways to access Dumbarton Oaks Park. Many or most people take a short stroll downhill along an asphalted pedestrian-only lane, Lovers’ Lane, which descends from R Street NW in Georgetown.


Lovers’ Lane is located approximately 200 feet east of R Street and 31st Street NW.  Lovers’ Lane separates Dumbarton Oaks estate from Montrose Park and is signposted by a green-on-white wooden plaque reading,  “Dumbarton Oaks Park, Open Dawn to Dusk.”  The lane descends one-fourth of a mile to the Park entrance at the bottom of the hill.



9:00 AM –    Service Project, weeding and maintaining tree planting along Lovers’ Lane


12:00 PM –  Ceremonial Gate Re-Opening with Rock Creek Park Superintendent Tara  



12:30pm     Performance from Washington’s very own Twenty20


1:00pm –      Drawing lessons with Landscape Architect Carla Ellern


1:30pm –      Restoration Tour with the Montgomery County Conservation Corps and DOPC

                      Restoration Director Ann Aldrich


1:45pm –       Nature Walk for Kids with MJ Garcia, Restoration Technician


2:30-4:00 –   Tear-down & Clean-up


Featured Exhibitors: 

British School of Washington 

Carla Ellern Landscape Architecture 

City Wildlife 

DOPC Environmental Education 

George Washington University Undergraduate Honey Bee Lab and Apiary 

Jelleff Boys and Girls Club - Facepainting 

Montgomery County Conservation Corps 

Rock Creek Birdsong Project 

Rock Creek Park 

Urban Adventure Squad 

DOPC is pleased to be participating in Stone Soup Films Doc-in-a-Day

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Commander Cody Band at The Hamilton Live May 28

May 11, 2016

The Hamilton Live presents Commander Cody Band with Mike Marlin (former child prodigy who defeated mid-life crisis to make brilliant, brooding rock record) on May 28, 2016.


Look in any book on the History of Rock and Roll and you will find Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen The band’s name was inspired by 1950’s film serials featuring the character Kommando Kody and from a feature version of an earlier serial, King of the Rocket Men, released under the title Lost Planet Airmen.


The band's founder and leader, George Frayne, took the stage name Commander Cody. Among many other achievement, this eight piece super band’s album Deep in the Heart of Texas is one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 100 albums.


Today the Commander Cody Band features Mark Emerick on guitar, Steve Barbuto on drums, Chris Olsen on pedal steel, and Randy Bramwell on bass. Cody is still trying to pound his piano into submission. And they all sing.


Purchase ticket here.


The Hamilton is located at 600 14th Street NW.

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Accelerando Summer Music Camp

April 28, 2016

Études Piano Studio (1616 Wisconsin Ave NW, Second floor) will be hosting Accelerando Music Camp this summer from July 18-August 12, 2016.


Accelerando Music Camp will provide your child with fun musical group activities and games. A week at camp will include muscial games, handbells, a drum circle, dancing, singing, musical craft time, and your added choice of piano, voice, or strings lessons with our outstanding teachers. The camp is open to children ages 5-10. Full day, 9:00 am-5:00pm, 1-week sessions.


Registration is open now. Call 202.256.9942 or e-mail

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