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National World War II Memorial
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/
Thank you for your interest in a tour of the United States Naval Academy. The mission of the Naval Academy, established in 1845, is to develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to become professional leaders in the naval service. The purpose of the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center is to give interesting and informative tours of the Naval Academy and to provide accurate details on events, history and traditions of this unique institution. Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center: This state-of-the-art facility, which overlooks Annapolis Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay, features an Information Center, Quarterdeck exhibits, free film (100 seats), Graduates in Space and John Paul Jones exhibits and an original Dahlgren boat howitzer. Please be sure to include time to shop the finest selection of TAX FREE clothing, hats, gifts and souvenirs at the Naval Academy Gift Shop. Historical Tour: Highlights life at the U.S. Naval Academy past and present. Professional, certified guides talk about midshipmen life and provide commentary on the major attractions in the Yard, including Bancroft Hall (student dormitory), Memorial Hall, Statue of Tecumseh, Herndon Monument (famous for Herndon Climb), Main Chapel and Crypt of John Paul Jones, Revolutionary War naval hero. Tours are approximately one hour and 15 minutes and are led by U.S. Naval Academy personnel. By taking a Naval Academy tour, dining at Drydock, and shopping at the USNA Gift Shop, NavyOnLine.com, and Museum Store, you are supporting the Brigade of Midshipmen. 100% of the profits generated by these businesses are contributed to the Midshipmen Welfare Fund. We appreciate your support and you get tax-free shopping. __________________________ Registration: $16.00 per person, $12.00 of which goes directly to the United States Navy for their charitable “Brigade of Midshipman Activities.” The remaining amount is both an e-commerce transaction fee and a donation to support our Washington, DC History & Culture non-profit community programs. Full refund if the event is cancelled, or if you cancel your RSVP at least 7 days beforehand. Security: Everyone 18 and older must have a government-issued photo ID. Photo copies of ID (passports, ID Cards, etc.) cannot be accepted. If you are not a US citizen, please bring your passport. Weather: The event is partially indoors and will take place rain or shine. If it’s on the calendar, then we’re proceeding as scheduled. The current forecast calls for a chance of light rain/sprinkles - umbrella, etc. recommended. Transportation to and from Annapolis: Attendees will need to make their own travel arrangements. Parking: There is free and paid parking throughout the area. Suggest the the Hillman Garage, 150 Gorman Street. The meter parking on the street is only for two hours and that is not enough time for everything. Meeting Points: 9:30 - 10:00 = Annapolis Market House: 25 Market Space (highly recommended so that you arrive well before the start of our tour program). Web Site & Food Info: http://annapolismarkethouse.com/ 10:15 - 12:15 = Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center: 52 King George St. We'll have a self-guided tour of the Visitor Center for approximately 45 minutes before proceeding on our formal tour at 11:00 Please be on time as anyone arriving at the Visitor Center after 10:45 may be denied entry on our tour. Optional Post Event: The legendary Drydock Restaurant, located in Dahlgren Hall, offers a menu of delicious ‘made to order’ deli-style sandwiches, and grilled items. 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 Washington, DC History & Culture: https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman [masked][masked] (text only)
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 in DC 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.” Please note, 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. Program 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/
Washington premiere of the digital restoration of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s celebrated Le mystère Picasso features the famous artist in the act of painting for the camera. https://www.nga.gov/calendar/film-programs/spring19/mystery-picasso.html We are meeting for the 2nd showing of the film, it also shows at 2 pm. ****note: this is on Easter Sunday**** 15 Picasso artworks are on display in the East Building. Meet me just inside the entrance to the left side at 3:45 pm. This gives us around 30 minutes to view the real thing.