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Upcoming events (4)

Cancelled: Friday Night Full Moon Walk - National Mall Monuments & Memorials

Washington DC's monuments and memorials on the National Mall are spectacular in the evening, and even more so during a full moon. With the April full moon falling on a Friday come join us for a pleasant evening walk with friendly people from the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC. Our walk will start and end at the National World War II Memorial and cover approximately 2 miles past Washington DC's most famous monuments and memorials. Please note, this a walk and not a guided tour - although some brief information on the sites we’re visiting may be provided. Meet New People: We’ll have a good-sized group, usually 100+ people, and it’s hard to remember people’s names. Therefore, as a fun ice-breaker we’ll bring blank name tags and markers and each person can write their name and their “dream” vacation (past or present) - example: “Michele - Hawaii” & “Robert - Japan.” During our walk we can then discuss our past and future travels! : ) Schedule: Meeting Time/Name Tags/Socializing = 6:15-6:30 pm Departure = 6:30 pm (sharp) Sunset = 7:48 pm Moonrise = 8:12 pm Ending Time = 9:00 pm (approximate) Itinerary: National World War II Memorial (starting point) The Tidal Basin Jefferson Memorial (short restroom break) Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (short restroom break) Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Korean War Veterans Memorial Lincoln Memorial (short restroom break) Vietnam Veterans Memorial National World War II Memorial (ending point) 2019 Full Moon Walk Schedule: Friday - April 19 Saturday - May 18 Monday - June 17 Tuesday - July 16 Thursday - August 15 Saturday - September 14 Sunday - October 13 ________________________________________ Registration: FREE - this event is open to the public and all are welcome to join us including singles, couples, children, families, groups, etc. RSVP'ing helps us know how many people to expect and allows you to receive event updates via email and/or social media. Upon arrival you don't need to bring or show your registration. Unfortunately, due to National Park Service regulations, non-service animals are not allowed within the monuments and memorials, but well-behaved pets ok in the other areas on our walk. Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it's on our calendar, then we're proceeding as scheduled. Meeting Point: The National World War II Memorial, on the 17th Street side. Look for your host Robert, wearing a fedora-style hat, and a large group of friendly people with name tag stickers, which we'll hand out. If you arrive late just catch up via the posted itinerary. Ending Point: The National World War II Memorial. However, from there many from our group will walk back to the Smithsonian Metro for those interested. Also, people are free to leave whenever they like if they don't want to finish the entire walk with us. Pictures: Post your favorites on our Facebook, Instagram and/or Meetup pages. Disclaimer: Participants are fully responsible for their own safety and not the event organizer: Washington, DC History & Culture. Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know. ________________________________________ This program is sponsored by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.” For more fun and educational programs visit us at: https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture #DCHistoryAndCulture ________________________________________ We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

Slavery, The Underground Railroad & Emancipation in Washington, DC Walk (FREE)

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

To celebrate Emancipation Day please join us for a FREE two-hour walk through the streets of Washington, DC. The focus of our program will be Underground Railroad activities in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland, in addition to local slavery and emancipation history, both of which provide an important context for understanding the Underground Railroad. Please note, for a variety of logistical reasons the starting point of this program has been moved to the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum / Enid A. Haupt Garden (950 Independence Ave SW) - we are no longer starting at the Southwest Waterfront. Also, we had originally planned this event to be a modest-sized guided walking tour, and we will still be presenting information on the Underground Railroad. However, we have received a strong interest in this program. Therefore, your hosts will present URR info via microphone, visual aids, handouts, etc. to the best of our abilities; but depending on the size of the group there may be challenges for some people seeing and hearing all of the material. We would rather do our best to overcome these challenges than turn anyone away. We will also not be visiting specific URR hiding places such as attics and cellars as those have long since vanished. We will be walking to various sites and discussing how the Underground Railroad operated throughout the Washington, DC Metro Area. If this is agreeable to you then we look forward to seeing you in celebrating Emancipation Day and the Underground Railroad! Some of the noteworthy Underground Railroad participants with connections to DC/MD/VA that we’ll discuss during our program include: Frederick Douglass Harriet Tubman Mary & Emily Edmonson (The Pearl) Solomon Northup Henry “Box” Brown Ellen & William Craft Oney (Ona) Judge Robert Smalls Anthony Bowen William Chaplin and many more. Group discussion and participation welcomed and encouraged! ________________________________________ Registration: FREE and all are welcome including children, groups and well-behaved pets. Weather: The program will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it’s on the calendar, then we’re proceeding as scheduled. Meeting Point: Outside of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (950 Independence Ave SW), which is next to the “Enid A. Haupt Garden.” Due to a variety of logistical concerns we are no longer meeting at the Southwest Waterfront as originally planned! When arriving outside of the African Art Museum, look for your host Robert, wearing a fedora-style hat, and a large group of friendly people. Tour Length: Approximately 2 hours and 1.5 miles. We’ll walk at a moderate pace with potentially some brief options for sitting along the way. Format: This program will be led by Robert Kelleman, the founder of Washington, DC History & Culture, a non-profit community organization “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.” Additional speakers will also potentially be presenting. Ending Point: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Please note that we will not be going inside of the museum during our program. Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense, please let us know. ________________________________________ This program is sponsored by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.” https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture/ #DCHistoryAndCulture We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

Around the World Embassy Open House - Visit Embassies for FREE!

Meet People + See Places + Learn Things + Have Fun! One of our favorite events of the year - the Around the World Embassy Open House! More than 40 embassies will open their doors to DC visitors and residents on Saturday, May 4. Participants can travel around the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries - and meet lots of interesting people. This event is open to the public and no tickets are required. You are also welcome to visit the embassies with members of Washington, DC History & Culture, a non-profit community organization. The advantage of coming with us is that we’ve participated in this event for the past several years and can guide you through the crowds to visit the best locations. We’ll also hand out our Meetup name stickers so you can meet people, tell who is in our group, and remember the names of your fellow embassy travelers. Guests are free to come along with us in a “buffet-style” event, visiting the embassies we select, or venture off on their own since there will be over 40 embassies open. Participants are also free to arrive and depart whenever they like. Signing up helps us determine attendance and allows you to stay informed of event updates from us via social media and/or email. We’ll post more event specifics as we get closer to May 4 - the official list of participating embassies is usually published a week or two beforehand. We’ll also be hosting FREE Massachusetts Avenue / Embassy Row Guided Walking Tours at 6:00 pm, Thursday, May 4, and 6:00 pm, Friday, May 10. We’ll also be participating in the European Union Embassy Open House on Saturday, May 11. Details on these events will be provided separately in the near future. __________________________ Tips & Suggestions ….. • Please be appreciative and respectful of your embassy hosts at all times – visiting an embassy is like being invited into someone’s home. • All embassies are open from 10am to 4pm, unless otherwise noted (although we arrive an hour early to walk to the embassies, get in line, socialize, etc.). • Admission is free. Reservations are not required. • Street parking is available but difficult at many embassy locations. • Many embassies are within walking distance of the Dupont Circle and Van Ness/UDC Metrorail stations. • Embassies on International Drive are larger and often have shorter lines than those on Embassy Row. • Bring your id and be prepared for potential airport style security screenings • Wear comfortable walking shoes • Observe traffic signs and signals • Free food is often available but is sometimes accompanied by lengthy lines - paid food options with shorter lines are often a good investment to save time • Meet People + See Places + Learn Things + Have Fun! Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know. Cultural Tourism DC - Embassy Open House Web Site: https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/signature-events __________________________ This program is hosted by our friends at Cultural Tourism DC and is being promoted by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC” https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture/ #DCHistoryAndCulture We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

Friday Night Full Moon Walk: National Mall Monuments & Memorials! (FREE)

Washington DC's monuments and memorials on the National Mall are spectacular in the evening, and even more so during a full moon. With the May full moon falling on a Saturday come join us for a pleasant evening walk with friendly people from the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC. Our walk will start and end at the National World War II Memorial and cover approximately 2 miles past Washington DC's most famous monuments and memorials. Please note, this a walk and not a guided tour - although some brief information on the sites we’re visiting may be provided. Meet New People: We’ll have a good-sized group, usually 100+ people, and it’s hard to remember people’s names. Therefore, as a fun ice-breaker we’ll bring blank name tags and markers and each person can write their name and their “dream” vacation (past or present) - example: “Michele - Hawaii” & “Robert - Japan.” During our walk we can then discuss our past and future travels! : ) Schedule: Meeting Time/Name Tags/Socializing = 6:30-6:45 pm Departure = 6:45 pm Sunset = 8:16 pm Moonrise = TBD Ending Time = 9:15 pm (approximate) Itinerary: National World War II Memorial (starting point) The Tidal Basin Jefferson Memorial (short restroom break) Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (short restroom break) Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Korean War Veterans Memorial Lincoln Memorial (short restroom break) Vietnam Veterans Memorial National World War II Memorial (ending point) 2019 Full Moon Walk Schedule: Friday - April 19 (Rained Out) Saturday - May 18 Monday - June 17 Tuesday - July 16 Thursday - August 15 Saturday - September 14 Sunday - October 13 ________________________________________ Registration: FREE - this event is open to the public and all are welcome to join us including singles, couples, children, families, groups, etc. RSVP'ing helps us know how many people to expect and allows you to receive event updates via email and/or social media. Upon arrival you don't need to bring or show your registration. Unfortunately, due to National Park Service regulations, non-service animals are not allowed within the monuments and memorials, but well-behaved pets ok in the other areas on our walk. Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it's on our calendar, then we're proceeding as scheduled. Meeting Point: The National World War II Memorial, on the 17th Street side. Look for your host Robert, wearing a fedora-style hat, and a large group of friendly people with name tag stickers, which we'll hand out. If you arrive late just catch up via the posted itinerary. Ending Point: The National World War II Memorial. However, from there many from our group will walk back to the Smithsonian Metro for those interested. Also, people are free to leave whenever they like if they don't want to finish the entire walk with us. Pictures: Post your favorites on our Facebook, Instagram and/or Meetup pages. Disclaimer: Participants are fully responsible for their own safety and not the event organizer: Washington, DC History & Culture. Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know. ________________________________________ This program is sponsored by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.” For more fun and educational programs visit us at: https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture #DCHistoryAndCulture ________________________________________ We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

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Slavery, The Underground Railroad & Emancipation in Washington, DC Walk (FREE)

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

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