Getting Started: Things To Do

January 11, 2012

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Welcome to Washington! We hope you’ll enjoy your time in our nation’s capital and explore all this great city offers. Sign up for our newsletter to receive emails about upcoming events, including theater, art exhibits, festivals, sporting events and more. The goal is for you to get out and enjoy the city with your fellow interns. One great way to meet up is through our WISH Facebook Page.

Upcoming Events:

Verizon Center is a busy place this time of year. It is the home of the Washington Capitals, Wizards and plays host to Georgetown University Basketball team.

Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightening (NHL):
Jan 13 7:00pm
Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers (NBA):
Jan. 14 7:00pm (ask about $10 tickets)
Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes (NHL):
Jan 15   5:00 pm

Eastern Market is also a popular destination on the weekends.  DC’s oldest fresh food public market become DC’s favorite weekend destination for great food, community events, local farm fresh produce, music, antiques, and handmade arts & crafts.Eastern Market is on 7th St. SE between Pennsylvania & Independence Avenues.

The Smithsonian Institution —the world’s largest museum and research complex—includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. Most Smithsonian Museums and the National Zoo are FREE and open to the public. Here are some free tours at the National Gallery of Art this month to get you started!

Through January 31 – Weekdays at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.; Weekends at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
1900 to Now: An Introduction to the East Building Collection
East Building Ground Level, Information Desk

Through January 31 – Monday, Friday, Sunday at 12:30 p.m.; Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
The Sculpture Galleries
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda

Through January 31 – Weekdays at 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.; Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.; Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Early Italian to Early Modern: An Introduction to the West Building Collection
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda

Through January 31 – Monday–Saturday at 2:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Italian Renaissance Collection
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda

Through January 31 Weekdays at 1:30 p.m.; Weekends at 2:30 p.m.
American Collection
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda

Through January 31 Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday at 12:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
French Collection: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda

Through January 31 Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
Points of View: The Painter’s Choices
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda


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