The new exhibit at the National Building Museum, ICEBERGS, takes over the great hall with icebergs ranging from 16 to 56 feet tall. The work was designed by James Corner Field Operations, who also was the lead project architect for the High Line in New York. The icebergs are in an enclosure surrounded by netting, … Continue reading ICEBERGS
Tuesday nights during the summer, the Navy Band performs at the Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue, in a series they call “Concerts on the Avenue.” One of the highlights of their performances is the fifty-state flag ceremony that opens the concert. The flag bearers are in two lines, marching together until they split to go … Continue reading Concert on the Avenue
Great brass group playing in Shaw tonight.
Words Beats & Life held a big festival yesterday at Marvin Gaye Park in Anacostia. It was in honor of Phife Dawg, who died in March. There was a drum circle, two stages, sports, chess sets and a chess tournament, and mural painting.
On July 14th, there was an End Gun Violence rally at the Capitol, and a Black Lives Matter rally which started at the White House and marched to the Capitol, eventually merging with the End Gun Violence rally.
This year’s Folklife Festival featured the Basque culture, including demonstrations of dancing, singing, sports, and boat-building. The dancing included traditional dancing, contemporary dance, and the characters used in the dancing: Some of the dancers were from a young California dance troupe, here waiting to go on stage: The rural sports demonstrated included an anvil lift. … Continue reading Smithsonian Folklife Festival
One week after the country’s birthday, the city of Alexandria celebrates its own birthday, with glorious fireworks set off over the Potomac River against the city skyline and the Capitol.
The incredibly moving Black Lives Matter rally last night, starting at the White House and walking down Pennsylvania Avenue, ending at the Capitol.
We thought we’d secured a great view from the top steps of the Supreme Court, but the weather kept the fireworks so low that nothing was visible. So we walked to the north side of the Capitol, and were barely able to see the fireworks against the Washington Monument. These images have the bright light … Continue reading A Capitol Fourth
It was cold and there was light rain before the fireworks started, but it was still a great show to watch while sitting in the sand. Towards the end, a young woman stood up and was trying to position her glow stick to make it appear that the fireworks came out of it. The crowd … Continue reading Rehoboth fireworks