Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Get Out! The Events Column, June 27 - July 4, 2019

We wanted to share some events and activities that we thought would be of interest to list members. Have a great weekend -- and week beyond, too. If you know of an event that the 18,300+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, please email us at events @ fastmail dot net.

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv     

Friday, June 28 from 11 AM - 3 PM, Games, Lunch & Movie: The Milagro Beanfield War. The Guy Mason Recreation Center will have board games set up at 11 AM; lunch goes from noon to 1 PM, and the movie, The Milagro Beanfield War, starts at 1 PM. Free. Please RSVP to guymasonevents @ gmail dot com or call (202) 727-7736. The Guy Mason Recreation Center is at 3600 Calvert Street NW.

Friday, June 28 at 4 PM, Reptiles Alive! Enjoy a fun and exciting live animal show. Our friendly and professional wildlife presenters have years of experience entertaining audiences with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals. Free. At the Palisades Library, 4901 V Street, NW, 

Friday, June 27 at 9 PM, Pop-up Astronomy Night at Rosedale. We're thrilled to be led by Cleveland Park's own Henry Throop in viewing the night skies. Henry is a scientist at NASA and on the New Horizons / Ultima Thule science team. Clouds permitting, we hope to see Jupiter, its four Galilean moons, and Saturn. We also hope to have an additional telescope or two generously provided by local astronomy enthusiasts. If you have a telescope, please feel free to bring it and join in on the fun! I expect we'll set up on the main lawn behind the boxwoods. Enter through the 35th Street gate and follow the stone path up to the main lawn. This is a FREE event; no reservations required. (No dogs please.)

Saturday, June 29 from 9 AM to 12 noon, Volunteer Public Service: Invasive Plant Removal. Join Rock Creek Conservancy and the National Park Service as we remove invasive Mile-a-Minute vines from Peggy Fleming’s Meadow at Military Road and Oregon Ave/Glover Road near the Rock Creek Nature Center. Invasive species are among the biggest issues plaguing this urban park. We invite you to help keep this section clean. What to Wear: Please dress appropriately for the weather; wear sturdy boots or sneakers - no sandals. Long pants and sleeves are best to prevent contact with poison ivy. A hat is recommended, too. Tools, and gloves will be provided but bring your own gloves if you have them. Bring a refillable water bottle. Students can earn SSL hours - please bring needed forms. Register here: Leader contact information: John Burwell, pinehurstprojectdc @ gmail dot com, 202-491-6555. Weather Policy: If there is inclement weather we will email you directly to let you know the event has been cancelled. Assume the event will occur as scheduled unless you hear from us.

Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 AM, Connecting Hearts: Celebrating the Veterans. In this final event of the series, we will focus on the military members, veterans and their families. During this event, we will share stories, resources and information that can assist those communities and foster genuine connections. Dr. Shonda McLaughlin, a professor and certified rehabilitation counselor, will host and facilitate the activities. Free. At Tenley Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 

Saturday, June 29 from 12 noon - 5:30 PM, DC Music: A Preservation Block Party, hosted by Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Celebrating the legacies of DC's unique and original music culture, this event will focus on the importance of collecting, digitizing and preserving the stories and the sounds. Join The DC Punk and Go-Go Archives with the Library on the Go-Go's Tech Truck and Memory Lab for onsite, live digitization, lessons in preservation, maker activities, discussions, workshops and performances. For detailed schedule of events, go to: Located at the Freer/Sackler Gallery Plaza, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Free and open to the public - all ages.

Saturday, June 29 from 1 - 4 PM, Under the Arbor: Culinary Uses of Lavender (National Herb Garden). Join Nancy Baggett, cookbook author and lavender enthusiast, for a tasty look at how lavender can be incorporated into various culinary applications. This is a drop-in educational program open to the public. Free. At the National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE. More info:   

Saturday June 29 from noon - 10 PM and Sunday, June 30 from 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM, The 2019 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Normally held during the 2 weeks around the Fourth of July holiday, the Folklife Festival this year is condensed to a weekend of concerts on the theme of The Social Power of Music. This year we celebrate the power of music to entertain, educate, inspire, preserve history, strengthen identity, and build community. For the complete schedule of events on both days, go to:; click on each event for more detailed information. All events are free and open to all. Food and drink available for purchase from food trucks.

Sunday, June 30 from 4 - 7 PM, Annual Community BBQ at Rosedale. Please bring: (1) drinks for your family, (2) a side dish to share with your neighbors (fruit salad, side salad, brownies, chips, etc.), and (3) a lawn blanket or chairs. Rosedale will provide the burgers, dogs and watermelon. This year marks the 2nd annual “Best Brownie” contest – with “Kid” and “Adult” divisions. Bring your best baking skills and try to take the secret prize. A plate of your best, home-baked brownies is all you need to enter. Special Attractions: As always, we will have music from The Cleveland Park Jazz Quartet. We will also have face painting and balloon twisting, corn hole, and a variety of kid games laid out on the grounds (balls, etc.). No dogs please. Rosedale is at 35th and Newark Street NW.

Monday, July 1 at 6:30 PM, A Right to the City Lecture Series: Barry Farm/Hillsdale Settlement. For the month of July, A Right to the City will host a lecture series. Anacostia Community Museum curator and author Alicione M. Amos will lecture on the history of Barry Farm/Hillsdale, a settlement created by the Freemen's Bureau in 1867 to deal with the housing problems faced by African Americans in Washington, DC after the Civil War. We hope you can join us on for this thought provoking discussion. Free. At Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Road SE,

Monday, July 1 at 7 PM, Canada from Eh to Zed. It’s Canada Day, and what better way to honor the holiday than to learn all about our friendly neighbors to the north! At this fun and practical workshop, we will cover 26 essential things you need to know about Canada, from Eh to Zed. We’ll serve poutine, beavertails, and butter tarts, and you can wash it down with a Molson’s or a double double. Register here for this free event and we will send you the location. If you can’t make it, you can still watch an online version - go to:

Tuesday, July 2 at 6:30 PM, A Second of July Celebration of the American-French Alliance. Celebrate the Second of July, the day the Continental Congress voted for American independence, with music of the founding era. David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute perform eighteenth-century songs—including ballads, marches and French-inspired songs—in costume with period instruments. The concert will last approximately one hour. Free. At the Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW. More info:   

Tuesday July 2 at 6:30 PM, Don't Mute DC: Go-Go, Gentrification, and Resistance to Cultural Erasure. Join Dr. Natalie Hopkinson, author of Go-Go Live: the Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City, in a seminar examining the important role of Go-Go in DC's cultural landscape and the danger of - and fierce reaction to - the prospect of cultural erasure in a gentrifying city. This summer's People's University seminar series was developed in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum to complement their current exhibition “A Right to the City.” Please register here: . Free. At Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library, 1630 7th St. NW. More info:

Wednesday, July 3 at 12 noon, Brown Bag Chamber Music Recital at the Goethe-Institut of Washington. Performers in this monthly series include internationally known, local musicians Ralitza Patcheva and Vasily Popov, as well as special-guest performers. The concerts are located at the Goethe Institut of Washington, next door to Library Express, at 1990 K St. NW - entrance 20th St. between Eye and K Sts NW. More info: 

Thursday, July 4 at 11 AM, Palisades 53rd Fourth of July Parade and Picnic 2019. If you plan to be in the parade, line-up begins on Whitehaven Pkwy at 10 AM in the order in which people appear. If you don’t mind being in the back of the parade, feel free to line up closer to 11 AM. Please enter Whitehaven Pkwy via Foxhall Rd so that you will be facing the right direction; parade starts moving at 11 AM sharp! You do NOT need to register for the parade, just show up and get in line - it’s that easy! Parade route: from Whitehaven Pkwy, down MacArthur, left on Edmunds, left on Sherier, ending at Palisades Rec Center. Afterward, there is a free picnic for all at the Rec Center featuring hot dogs, watermelon, drinks, live music and moon bounces. Come one, come all! More info: 

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