Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC’

2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

June 25, 2014

2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is back on the National Mall in Washington DC, June 25th to June 29th and July 2nd to July 6th. This year’s free Festival features thematic presentations on China and Kenya,  evening concerts and crafts and foodways demonstrations. And bring the kiddies.

The full daytime schedule is here. See you on the line at the food concessions.

Festival map.

Festival blog.

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Ruins of Ancient Washington

April 11, 2014

Ruins of Ancient Washington

The Lil Pub is no more. Capitol Hill’s 18-seat bar closed in January, leaving an empty, forlorn little hut near Eastern Market and Barracks Row. It was built in 1937 as Little Tavern No. 20, an outpost of  eatery emperor Harry F. Duncan, purveyor of tiny hamburgers (“Buy ‘Em By The Bag!“).  The last Little Tavern closed in 2008, but many of the distinctive buildings have been re-purposed

The building at 655 Pennsylvania Avenue SE was converted into a bar some 30 years ago by retired DC cop J.J. Elliott who was killed in the place by an intruder. New proprietor Howard Schurr (and the gentrification of other nearby pubs) made the place the Hill’s preeminent dive bar.

More:

“D.C. Dives: Lil Pub Reflects Old Days On Capitol Hill,” Jerad Walker, WAMU Metro Connection

“Little Tavern Locations,” Diner Hunter

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Snow on Cherry Blossoms

March 17, 2014

Snow on Cherry Blossoms

There’s snow on our Capitol Hill neighbor’s cherry tree today. It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Spring starts on Thursday.

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DC: Shamrocks in the Snow

March 17, 2014

DC: Shamrocks in the Snow

Faith & Begorra! Break out your green parkas. It’s a snowy Saint Patrick’s Day in Washington DC. Maybe they can hold a parade on the Metro. On the Green Line, of course.

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DC March Weather: It’s Complicated.

March 15, 2014

DC March Weather: It's Complicated.

“If you live in Washington, D.C., you may want to have both mittens and tank tops on hand. And an umbrella. Maybe some sunscreen. And a hat. Just bring everything. The National Weather Service issued the following forecast for this evening:

WE SOMETIMES SAY THE FORECAST HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. I THINK WE CAN TAKE THAT LITERALLY AT THE MOMENT . . . AS THIS FORECAST HAS ALMOST EVERY POSSIBLE WEATHER TYPE/HAZARD . . . IN THE FIRST 36 HOURS. STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS . . . SNOW . . . WIND CHILLS. . . STRONG WINDS . . . UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPS . . . UNSEASONABLY COLD TEMPS . . . POTENTIAL FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS . . . MINOR COASTAL FLOOD POTENTIAL . . . THERE IS NOT MUCH LEFT.”

– “Snowstorm Spawns Most Hilariously Comprehensive Forecast Ever,” Nadia Drake, Wired

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‘I Stole Your Bike’

February 19, 2014

I Stole Your Bike

Christian, Stephon and Joshua White followed a bike thief around and shot the documentary I Stole Your Bike. Here’s the trailer:

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DC is Like, ‘OMG Snow!’

February 14, 2014

DC is Like, 'OMG Snow!'
Snow! In DC! WaPo has the pictures to prove it. Supermarket shelves have been stripped of vegan scones, dried mango slices — all the basics. Hope the National Guard and Red Cross are standing by.

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The Beatles DC Concert, 1964

February 11, 2014

The Beatles DC Concert 1964

At Noon on February 11, 1964, two days after their live telecast on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York, John, Paul, George and Ringo braved a snowstorm and took a train to the Nation’s Capital for a concert that night. The Beatles were seen as a menace by Washington’s barbers and the Second Coming by DC’s squealing teens.

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Snow in DC, Panic in the Streets

January 22, 2014

Snow in DC, Panic in the Streets

The Washington DC area got a few inches of snow on Tuesday, closing schools and government offices and setting off panic in the grocery aisles. Republican lawmakers were peeved that a little snow shut down the Federal government — that’s the GOP’s job.

More:

“Snowball Frenzy Unleashed in Dupont Circle,” CBS News DC

“Feds defend snow day from snark,” Ben Goad, The Hill

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Happy New Year, Bambi

January 4, 2014

Happy New Year, Bambi

2014 sees the resumption of the white tailed deer hunt in DC’s Rock Creek Park. National Park Service sharpshooters are blasting the graceful critters again as part of a 15-year deer management plan. When NPS started the cull in 2012 there were 320 deer in the urban park, 77 deer per square mile. The target density NPS is shooting for: 15 to 20 deer per square mile. To provide a partially happy ending to this tale, venison harvested by the program is donated to programs for the homeless.

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