Years ago as the holiday season approached, we looked forward to going “downtown” by trolley car to view the windows in the large department stores, Woodies, Hecht’s and Garfinkles. They were always a vision of delight with the animated figures and glorious fairyland scenes. Although these days are long gone, Washington, D.C. with its many neighborhoods is still a wonderful place to live. The “District” as it is commonly called is the capitol of the United States and as such is a vibrant city.
The four quadrants of the city, NE, NW, SE, and SW are all comprised of neighborhoods that range from low income to ultra-expensive. Unique areas such as Capitol Hill and Georgetown
After any holiday ends, there is often a bit of disappointment. Weeks or even months of preparation culminate in a single day, and then it is simply over.
But it doesn’t have to be that way with Halloween this year. Once everyone finishes trick or treating on Wednesday night, there’s still an event that gives the holiday a proper send off.
And it is a literal send off, but not in any traditional sense. This year, if Hurricane Sandy didn’t already dispose of your jack-o-lanterns, you can skip the usual step of tossing them to the curb. Get rid of yours by sending them soaring into the sky and smashing into the ground at Great Country Farms Annual Pumpkin Chunkin’.
It is very easy to stay cultured in Washington, D.C. With this city’s plethora of museums, galleries and performances, it doesn’t take much to keep your brain stimulated.
And while it's easy for parents to enjoy the arts, it's slightly harder to educate kids while keeping them entertained.
From science to history to other cultures, kids like to have fun while learning.
For the next couple of weeks, parents in this area will have no problem finding enjoyable and informational activities for their kids, all while learning about our sister continent to the East.
That’s because from now until November 14th is the fifth annual Kids Euro Festival, which takes place throughout D.C.
This last weekend, many Washingtonians lamented the final Truckeroo of the summer season, the event that, on occasional Fridays throughout the warm months, packed the Fairgrounds near Nationals Park with discerning eaters and some of the area’s finest food trucks.
While that event is over until warmer months, Yards Park, just a half mile away in Southeast, will fill any void this weekend. They are playing host to an outdoor festival certain to satisfy any Truckeroo regular. Or for that matter, any person who loves beer.
Snallygaster is the inaugural D.C. Oktoberfest celebration from the Neighborhood Restaurant Group. This group owns some of the most popular restaurants in the area, including
If you’ve ever been in Washington, D.C on a spring, summer or fall evening or weekend, you may have seen a peculiar sight.
Clusters of helmeted people standing on devices that look downright futuristic. They are balanced on a platform a half a foot above the ground, which is attached to a set of gigantic rubber wheels. And these people are motoring through the city at speeds much faster than the typical pedestrian.
If you don’t know exactly what is going on, you’re probably unfamiliar with Segways. And you are also missing out on one of the coolest and most original ways to play tourist in Washington, D.C.
Segways are electronically-powered transportation devices. They contain
Almost everyone loves a summer stroll through their local farmers' market. In the warm air, you can browse just plucked produce, cheeses made right down the road and bread baked by local artisans.
There’s really only one drawback to theses wonderful-open air venues. When summer’s perfect temperatures give way to chilly fall mornings and blustery winter days, they close down shop.
But this year, when the season changes, you’ll still be able to enjoy all the local goods you want. That’s because this month, one of the biggest and most anticipated indoor markets opened its doors, right in the middle of Washington, D.C.
Union Market DC, which opened up inside a gutted and redeveloped
Seven years ago, a dedicated group of people banded together to form one of the quirkiest and most innovative non-profit Washington, D.C. has ever seen. And what may have seemed like something better suited for San Francisco, has instead been a resounding success.
Capital Fringe was founded in 2005 and their lone goal was to create a more avant-garde atmosphere for the arts in what’s typically viewed as a staid town.
It you think the fresh, local and sustainable movement has only taken hold in Washington D.C. in the past few years, you are off by a few years… two hundred to be precise.
One D.C. institution has spent every day over the past two centuries providing this city, as well as the surrounding area, with some of the freshest, locally-sourced food you can find anywhere in town.
In and around Washington, D.C., there are a number of wonderful concert venues. From the major acts that grace the stages at Merriweather Post Pavillion and Jiffy Lube Live, to the passionate crowds that pack the 930 Club and numerous other venues that dot the land, there’s no shortage of spots for shows.
Over the past four years, American's have been spoiled. Since 2008, the Fourth of July holiday has aligned with a weekend, giving the entire nation three days off.
This year, the holiday falls on a Wednesday, sandwiched between days at the office. For many, that might be a disappointment, and cause people to trim their activities. But here in Washington, D.C., despite the weekday date, there is no shortage of ways to celebrate.