WISH Newsletter: Things to Do
Golden Cinema, June-July, 7:30-10pm
June 26 Hook
July 10 Nine to Five
July 17 Miss Congeniality
July 24 Italian Job
July 31 The Wedding Planner
Mark your calendar and join hundreds under the stars for a night of entertaining movies and activities. Make a night of it and plan to take advantage of the array of awesome restaurants and retailers in the neighborhood – shopping, dining, and a movie make a great way to spend an evening in the Golden Triangle. So, get your friends and co-workers, and get ready to enjoy another summer of the Golden Cinema.
Farragut North Metro
Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art, now-Aug 28, 5-8:30pm
Performances take place every Friday evening thru August 28, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. The free concert series features an array of jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles including salsa, blusion, xylophone, and Afrofunk.
Pilates in the Park, now – September 29, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Join the Golden Triangle BID every Tuesday and Thursday evening from May through September for FREE Pilates and Yogalates classes in Farragut Park. Instruction will be provided by certified Pilates and Yogalates instructors. Bring your own mat and enjoy these fun and relaxing after work exercise sessions with the Golden Triangle BID.
Arrive and check-in by 5:20 p.m. and be entered to win special prizes.
FREE, check-in on site
Farragut North Metro
Tech Trends, 11 a.m. – noon, select Fridays throughout summer
Join members of the tech community coworking outside in Farragut Park for tech demos, learning labs, and meet-ups. Plus, connect and collaborate on the next big idea The following tech companies will be out in the park on select Fridays: cove, UberOffices, WeWork, DC Tech Meetup, General Assembly, MoDev, Tableau, TechShop, Yapper, DC Young Entrepreneurs, and more.
Farragut North Metro
Smithsonian Folklife Festival, June 24-28 & July 1-5, 11 am.- 5:30 pm. Evening events are 7-9 p.m.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is a special annual event sponsored each June-July by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrating cultural traditions around the world. The Folklife Festival includes daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues. The theme of the 2015 program will be Peru, focusing on one of the most ecologically and culturally diverse countries in the world.
Federal Center, L’Enfant Plaza, and Archives Metro
PLEN360° Summit, June 26-27, July 10-11
Maximize your opportunities at the PLEN 360° Summit, a professional development program for students, recent graduates, and young professionals in Washington, DC. Women interested in professional development will benefit from meeting top level professionals from business, nonprofit, and government organizations.
$75, registration required
Dupont Circle Metro
Freedom Four Race, June 28, 8pm
USATF certified course runs along Wilson Boulevard and Route 110 starting and ending at Ireland’s Four Courts. Downhill on first half, uphill on second half. So save some energy for the run back up, and the celebration after.
WISH Ice Cream Social, July 1, 6:00pm
Join us for an early Independence Day celebration! Meet other WISH interns and students.
WISH Ballroom on Capitol Hill
Cuban Dance Social w/DC Casineros, July 3, 8pm
Learn the social dance Rueda de Casino and other Cuban dance forms. The classes use popular music including Son, Songo, Changui and Timba.
MOVE featuring Derek & Julianne Hough, July 3, 8pm
Join Dancing with the Stars’ champion duo composed of an Emmy-winning choreographer and a Billboard chart-topping movie star as they sing, dance, and perform their way through a “futuristic dance fest that exceed[s] even the ultimate fans’ expectations.”
Spring Hill Metro
Independence Day Parade, July 4, 11:45 am
The 4th of July celebrations in Washington, DC are among the most attended events of the year and many people arrive early to stake out a seat on the lawn. The parade will travel down Constitution Avenue and 7th to 17th Sts. Washington, DC’s 4th of July Parade features marching bands, military and specialty units, floats, and VIP’s. The parade draws a large crowd, so plan to arrive early to stake out a good viewing spot.
Archives, Smithsonian, L’Enfant Plaza Metro
All American Band Concert, July 4, 3pm
A special All American concert conducted by composer and former U.S. Marine Band Conductor Colonel John R. Bourgeois. Works by: Francis Scott Key, John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson, Leonard Bernstein & Scott Joplin.
U St. Metro
A Capitol Fourth Concert, July 4, 8 – 9:30 p.m. (Admittance begins at 3 p.m.)
A 4th of July tradition in the nation’s capital includes a live concert by the National Symphony Orchestra and several pop artists performing patriotic music on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. The concert and show is followed by a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary. The annual event will be broadcast live on WETA TV 26 with a repeat airing at 10:00 p.m.
Capitol South Metro
Annual Independence Day Fireworks, July 4, around 9:15 pm
Fireworks Time: At dark, usually around 9:15 p.m. Rain Date: July 5th
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
Foggy Bottom Metro