WISH Newsletter: Things to Do
TONIGHT! Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies, 7:05 pm
Join Wish in the Scoreboard Pavilion Section 239 to watch the game tonight. To buy a ticket here or at the stadium box office.
Navy Yard- Ballpark Metro
Smithsonian Folklife Festival June 25-29 and July 2-4
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival includes music, dance, storytelling and more. Over the years, the festival has presented Tibetan traditions, dairy traditions, Hungarian traditions, and African immigrant folklore.
One Destiny June 25-July 5
A one-act play at Ford’s Theater about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. As they reconstruct the sequence of events, they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped? This 35-minute presentation explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night.
Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
RFK FAIR June 27 –July 6
Join us for the all new D.C. Capital Fair at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. There is plenty to see and do including a huge carnival midway, delicious food, games, and FREE live entertainment and shows including Circus Flores, Lance Gifford’s Magic & Illusion Show, Las Vegas Hypnotist Show, Wild Wolves Show, Tiger Show and many more.
Ha Ha At Ri Ra July 2
A free, live, open-mic, standup comedy show
NoMa Outdoor Movies Ongoing this summer with selected food trucks!
July 2: Clueless (PG-13), Cher, high school royalty, tries to help boost a new student’s popularity and play matchmaker (1995).
July 9: The Muppets (PG), The Muppets must reunite to save their theater from a greedy oil tycoon (2011).
July 16: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13), Charlie, a shy freshman befriends two seniors who take him under their wing (2012).
NoMa-Galludet University Metro
WISH ICECREAM SOCIAL, July 4
Come meet up with other WISH interns before heading out to Independence Day festivities!
Wish Classroom on Capitol Hill
Other July 4th Events:
- National Independence Day Parade 11:45 am, Constitution and 7th Ave.
- Go see the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights at the National Archives
Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
- What’s Independence Day without fireworks? Check out the Best Free Spots to Watch the Fireworks in D.C.
Free Summer Saturdays July 5
The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design’s Free Summer Saturdays series of programming includes gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances. Admission to the museum and to these special programs and workshops is free every Saturday between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.
DuPont Circle Metro
Lecture with Betty Koed – Associate Senate Historian, July 10, 6pm
444 N. Capitol Street NW – Hall of States.
RSVP to Adam Kress at akress [at] albany.edu for instructions on entering the building
Union Station Metro
Capital Fringe Festival July 10- 27
The Capital Fringe Festival has produced some excellent theater productions that have gone on to have runs on main stages. Theatergoers are exposed to some unique, raw, creative and groundbreaking work. You will laugh, cry, learn and, in some cases, leave scratching your head in confusion. Theater lovers look forward to the Fringe Festival every year in anticipation of what next great theater they may see.
Admission: Tickets vary
Locations vary throughout D.C.
Dancing the Dream until July 13
The museum displays images of iconic choreographers and performers who have influenced American dance. Classic artists like George Balanchine and Fred Astaire are represented, as are contemporary figures like Beyonce, Savion Glover, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
National Portrait Gallery; Gallery Place- Chinatown Metro
Wish Seminar July 15
Speaker TBD, Smithsonian Institute
Wish Classroom on Capitol Hill
Public Health Recruitment Fair July 15
This free recruitment fair consists of 13 accredited schools providing information about their public health programs
George Washington University Metro
Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Ongoing
This temporary exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History explores the intricacies of the human genome and how we have come to understand ourselves, our health, and our history through genetics.
G-Men and Journalists Ongoing
This ongoing exhibit explores the relationship with the FBI and the news media in American history.
Boating in D.C. Ongoing
Everyone at Boating in DC is crazy about boating, exploring the city and having lots of fun outside. And because we really love having adventures on the water, we’re excited about sharing the fun with as many people as possible.
Key Bridge Georgetown and Ballpark Boathouse locations
U St. Music Hall Concerts Ongoing
Opened March 17th, 2010, U Street Music Hall is a DJ-owned and operated basement dance club and live music venue. Its 500-person capacity room features one of the city’s best sound systems, a 1200 square foot cork-cushioned dance floor and two bars with a full liquor selection.
Admission prices vary; Free -$20
U St. Metro