On The Look Out
The much anticipated Papal visit to our nation's capital also means road closures, parking and pedestrian restrictions.
Check out details on Pope Francis' schedule for September 22-24 here.
On Friday, September 18, four local and Georgetown-based businesses will join the Georgetown Business Improvement District to participate in Park(ing) Day initiatives, transforming metered parking spots into temporary public spaces. Launched in San Francisco in 2005, Park(ing) Day has since spread to cities around the world as residents, designers, and businesses collaborate to create dialogue around public and private spaces.
All day on Friday, October 18, find creative "parklets" one day only at Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW), Luke’s Lobster (1211 Potomac St. NW), The Urban Land Institute (1025 Thomas Jefferson St. NW), and DC Water (intersection of Wisconsin & K Streets, NW).
Popular local bakery and coffeehouse Baked & Wired plans an interactive pop-up parklet that will include reclaimed railroad tracks as well as fresh plants and grass; buckets filled with chalk encourage visitors to draw or write messages in the “park.” Designed to encourage community gathering and conversation, the parklet will also feature live music throughout the day.
The parklet at Maine lobster roll company Luke’s Lobster will include outdoor seating and decor in keeping with the company’s coastal New England theme.
The Urban Land Institute parklet will encourage visitors to relax and have fun while learning about ULI and our mission to ‘create better places.’ The parklet design is inspired by ULI’s Building Healthy Places Toolkit, and is constructed of modular shipping palettes configured into living ‘green’ walls, recycled carpet tiles, a one-hole mini-golf course, and unique site furniture for lounging and working,
Visitors will also have the opportunity to play Urban Plan, ULI’s innovative city planning and development game, which captures the complex trade-offs and challenging issues of land-use decisions via an engaging game of Legos.
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown agrees that sometimes it's a Dog's World. Guests on the road with their dog can share the puppy love with some of the homeless animals of the Nation's Capital. Every time they check-in with dog in tow, Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown's will donate 5% of their room rate to the Washington Animal Rescue League.
- Overnight accommodations, with your dog in a luxurious guest room
- Dog treats handmade by the hotel's Executive Chef
- A walking map of pet-friendly places in the D.C. area
- A special pet do not disturb sign for the door
- 5% of your room rate is donated to the Washington Animal Rescue League.
Dogs arriving at the hotel (with their owners of course) are greeted with healthy treats handmade by the hotel's Executive Chef. The Fairmont Washington D.C.'s no-charge Pet Program includes lots of other practical items like walking maps to nearby parks, a list of, pet-friendly restaurants, cafes and stores. The finishing touch, a special sign for your door - the green paw means, ''please service room, animal companion exploring city.'' Flip sides to the red paw and Spot can slumber on, ''do not disturb, animal."
This offer is available year-round, subject to availability.
Prices start from $209 USD per room, per night in a Fairmont Room. Rate does not include taxes or gratuities.