The Smithsonian Folklife Festival this year is celebrating the circus arts on the Mall.
The Gay Glitter Dance party was a protest against the Senate health care bill, sponsored by Werk for Peace. Starting at Union Station, the group marched down to Mitch McConnell’s house and had a dance party there in the street, complete with biodegradable glitter and confetti.
Pride Fest in NYC took place after the Pride March, on Hudson Street. The balloon arch which led the March was tied up at one end of the Fest.
This was my first time seeing the Pride March in New York, and it was awesome. I watched it at various locations up and down Fifth Avenue, and saw the iconic balloons heading the march near the Flatiron Building.
The enormous space of the Oculus is now being used for some large-scale exhibits. This month, replica panels of the Sistine Chapel cover one end of the space.
Squarespace partnered with Geronimo Balloons to create a massive 15,000 balloon display on the facade of its headquarters on Clarkson St. in NYC. The largest balloons are 8 feet across.
In the vast Drill Hall at Park Armory, Ai Weiwei and architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have set up a dark and foreboding surveillance state. The relentless sound of drones flying overhead combine with floor projections of what appear to be targeted body parts, creating an atmosphere of mysterious dread.
The Equality March for Unity and Pride took place in D.C. on Sunday morning June 11, starting at Farragut Square and marching past the White House and down to the Mall. It was part of Pride weekend in D.C., taking place in between the parade on Saturday and the Festival on Sunday afternoon.