Print and bring to the Meetup your Confirmation Email from National Archives (sent from [masked]). This is your ticket for entry.
1:45 PM - Meet at the Special Events door at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. If you are waiting in a line with tourists near 9th Street, NW, then you are at the wrong entrance!
2 PM - Enter National Archives.
3:15-3:30 PM - Reconvene at Special Events door (also the Exit). Walk across Constitution Avenue to National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Pavilion Cafe.
Singles Soirees 40 & Up! members old enough to remember the Cuban Missile Crisis may want to recount what they were doing when...
For two weeks in October 1962, the world teetered on the edge of thermonuclear war and the end of civilization as we know it. Earlier that fall, the Soviet Union, under orders from Premier Nikita Khrushchev, began secretly to deploy a nuclear strike force in Cuba, just 90 miles from the United States, with missiles that could reach most major U.S. cities in less than 5 minutes. President John F. Kennedy said the missiles would not be tolerated, and insisted on their removal. Khrushchev refused. The stand-off nearly caused a nuclear exchange and is remembered in this country as the Cuban missile crisis.
“To the Brink” is a look back at the most dangerous episode in human history. Featuring clandestine real-time White House recordings from Kennedy’s meetings in October 1962, the exhibit allows visitors to listen in on the government’s highest level meetings as the President and his advisers worked intensely to avert a nuclear confrontation. Original documents, artifacts, and photographs help bring this milestone event to life.
Calling all Singles 40 & Up! Meet for wine (or beer), espresso and decadent desserts (or nachos) and engage with other singles in stimulating conversation on a wide range of topics ... politics, literature, the arts, philosophy, sports, your past travels and wish list ... Light weight chattering is OK. Heavy weight pontificating is cool, too. Anything and everything goes. Humor is a big plus. With all this gabbing goin' on, you just might meet (and be) "the one."