WISH Newsletter: Things To Do
Things To Do
Jazz in the Garden (every Friday from 5-8:30PM)
The concert series features an array of jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles-including salsa, blusion, xylophone, and Afrofunk—every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Key Bridge Boat House
Enjoy kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddleboard rentals this summer!
Location: Underneath Key Bridge in Georgetown
*$12-$25/hr each to rent*
D.C. United vs Toronto FC (June 15 @ 7PM)
Location: RFK Stadium
Crystal Car- A Fathers Day Car Festival (June 16, 2-6PM)
Celebrate this Fathers Day in style amongst heavy machinery and horsepower at the first annual Crystal Car Show. A free Fathers Day auto festival, the day will feature a variety of exciting automobile categories including innovative electric vehicles, area sports car auto clubs, classic muscle cars
Location: Crystal City, take metro to Crystal City Metro Station
Military Band Summer Concert on the Capitol (June 17- 19 & June 24- 26)
The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force bands perform on alternating days throughout the summer. Concerts are free and no tickets are required. These performances honor those who have served our country and seek to inspire American patriotism.
Washington Nationals vs Rockies (June 21st @ 7:05PM)
Location: Nationals Stadium, Nearest Metro: Navy Yard Metro Station
WISH Career Night (Tuesday, June 18th @ 6:15PM)
An informative panel of former interns and young professionals discuss ways to make the most of your DC experiences and to continue benefitting from your DC internship after the summer’s end. Insights and tips will include skill building, networking, gaining better work projects, and proven strategies for gaining full-time positions in DC or back home after you graduate. Panelists will represent many career fields including government, nonprofits, corporate, media, lobbying, and political advocacy.
Location: WISH Classroom (RSVP for location)
Capitol Riverfront Summer Outdoor Movies (June 20 & June 27) @ 8:45PM
Capitol Riverfront will host family-friendly outdoor movies throughout the summer. The vibrant mixed-Location: Near the Nationals Park. Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic. Arrive early to participate in games such as wii on the big screen, trivia and hula hooping.
June 20 – Batman and Robin
June 27 – The Hulk
National Capitol Barbeque Battle (June 22-23)
Sat 11 a.m. -10 p.m. Sun 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Barbeque food samples, cooking demonstrations, and activities
Location: Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 9th & 14th Sts. Near Federal Triangle, Metro Center and Navy-Mem’l
*$12 per adult*
Arlington Festival of the Arts (June 22-23) 10AM-5PM
Enjoy a weekend of true visual inspiration, as over 100 artists will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery; providing all sorts of opportunities to appreciate – and purchase- art. The show is located on North Highland Street, which runs over Clarendon Blvd & Wilson Blvd.
Location: Highland Street, Clarendon Metro Station is the nearest metro station
47th Smithsonian Folklife Festival (June 26-30, 11AM- 5:30PM)
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Location: National Mall
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