Summer Activities in Washington D.C.

Paddle Boat in Tidal Basin (Photo Credit:

While summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st, Washington, DC residents have already endured several weeks of blazing hot and humid weather. And as tempting as it is to head out to the Delaware beaches every chance you get, keep in mind that DC itself offers an abundance of fun, summertime activities. With residents […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama has brought much needed attention through her Let’s Move initiative to childhood obesity and the need for children to get proper exercise and nutrition. The District’s Ward 8 has the highest levels of childhood obesity in the nation. Across the United States, nearly 25 million children and teens are overweight […]

Moms Day Out in Georgetown

Photo courtesy of Shannon Akers

Remember brunch? Remember the smell of warm syrup and butter commingling with rich coffee? Remember breezily ordering off the menu without having to consult the wait staff on a full list of allergens? Even the timing implies such luxury – rolling out of bed after breakfast and lingering over uninterrupted conversation or the newspaper […]

Mount Vernon Beginning of Summer Sunset Celebration

Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

Pack a blanket and bring the whole family to celebrate the beginning of summer at the Mount Vernon Sunset Celebration May 27, 2011 through May 29, 2011. This new family-friendly event allows visitors to enjoy the mansion and its beautiful grounds in an evening without the […]

Lilly Pulitzer Mother-Daughter Tea to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

Photo courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer.

The Fairmont Washington D.C. is pleased to announce “Tickled Pink, VIII” the hotel’s eighth annual mother-daughter fashion show and afternoon tea benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. Fashions are provided by the Pink Palm at Bethesda Row. The event takes place on Saturday, May 14, from one until three p.m. in the […]

Hop Over to Del Ray in Alexandria for the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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The Del Ray Business Association (DRBA) of Alexandria, VA, invites neighbors, kids and canines to hop over to Mt. Vernon Avenue on Sunday April 17 from 1 to 4 pm. for the association’s 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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The DRBA has secured the Easter Bunny as a special guest for […]

Baby Bash and Bling Expo at National Harbor


The Baby Bash and Bling is a sophisticated soiree for expectant moms. To be held at the Westin National Harbor on Saturday, May 14 from noon to 3 pm, guests will enjoy a great afternoon for expectant moms and their girlfriends to mingle, sip bumptinis™, enjoy tasty hors d’ oeuvres, participate in informational sessions […]

Kids in the Kitchen at DC YMCA

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Looking for a free activity to do this weekend with the kids? This Saturday, March 5, 2011, join The Junior League of Washington as they bring back a fun, family-friendly outing for kids to promote nutritious foods, healthy lives and exercise. The 4th Annual Kids in the Kitchen will […]

Upcoming Independent School Fair

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Students and families in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia are invited to attend the Independent School Fair sponsored by Independent Education, in collaboration with the Association of Independent Maryland Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 10, 2011 at the American University Katzen Art Center […]

The Smithsonian National Zoo: Closing Kid’s Farm and Pizza Playground

Petting Farm

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park recently announced that they are planning on closing the petting zoo and pizza playground this summer due to budget cuts. Zoo officials estimate that to upkeep and maintain the garden it would take $60,000, which they just don’t have. The zoo has been taking cost-saving methods already, however it […]

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