What we're about

This group is dedicated to expanding international culture through our friends at various embassies in and around Washington, D.C.

Throughout the year, we'll meet for receptions and galas and experience a variety of cultures of many host countries, such as their respective food, drinks, music, dance, art, history and more. Meet diplomats as well.

Upcoming events (5+)

Margarita Cruise on the Potomac with Post Georgetown Nightlife Experience

Price subject to increase. As we continue to enjoy the warmer weather, enjoy a special night to celebrate the weekend with: an amazing cruise around our Nation’s Capitol; tasty margaritas; and, a night out in Georgetown. Imagine a pleasant evening riding on the Potomac River with views of an illuminated Washington, D.C., while mixing and mingling with new friends. Join us as we sail the Potomac on an early evening tour of the most spectacular views of Washington, D.C. by moonlight. Includes one hour of sailing along the Potomac River, a cash bar, $3 margarita specials, lots of fellow young professionals, and a moonlight view of some of the most amazing evening sites of Washington, D.C., including, among others: - Kennedy Center - Key Bridge - Memorial Bridge - Roosevelt Island Washington Monument - LBJ Memorial Jefferson Memorial U.S. Capitol - The Watergate - Lincoln Memorial - Maritime Memorial - Custis-Lee Mansion - Washington Monument After, we’ll hit some of Georgetown’s hottest night spots for for a late night celebration. Boat leaves promptly at 9 PM. If you miss the boat, you may meet us at the dock before 10 PM for the nightclub party. There are no refunds if you miss the boat. Note: You do not have to be 21 to attend the cruise. But, you must be 21 to drink alcohol and to enter some of the post venues. Suggested Attire: If you are going to the club, dress to Impress. No Hats, T's, Tank Tops, Jerseys, Athletic Wear, Boots or Sneakers. Price subject to increase.

All You Can Eat Crab Feast Cruise

Georgetown Harbor

$78.00

• What we'll do To Purchase and lock in the current price, please 1) RSVP; 2) Register on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-you-can-eat-crab-feast-cruise-on-the-potomac-tickets-66575173135 Join new friends on a relaxing, beautiful exciting cruise down the Potomac River - while at the same time, stuffing yourselves with as many crabs as you can handle! Enjoy special views from our private vessel as you marvel at our country's most beloved monuments. At the same time, Why not soak in the beautiful views of our Nation's Capitol while feasting on some of Maryland's best crabs! Today, we have organized an all you can eat Crab Feast and combined it with a memorable cruise on the Potomac River that includes crabs, corn on the cob, hush puppies, potato salad, French Fries, and cookies. This is a wonderful way to enjoy a meal of world-famous Maryland Crab while taking in sweeping views of the Washington skyline and monuments. We will depart for the Crab Feast Cruise from Georgetown. While you enjoy the Crab Feast, socialize, make new friends, and enjoy the views before we return at the conclusion of our 2 hour cruise. The cruise also features $3 margaritas. These cruises are very popular and sell out well in advance. We recommend that you reserve your tickets early. The All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feast Menu Includes: Crabs Corn on the cob Hush puppies Potato salad and French Fries Cookies (There is cash bar on deck. Please bring cash as the Captain does not accept credit cards for drinks) Some of the monuments you will view and enjoy from the Potomac River include: The Kennedy Center | Key Bridge | Memorial Bridge | Roosevelt Island | Washington Monument | LBJ Memorial | Jefferson Memorial | U.S. Capitol | The Watergate | Lincoln Memorial | Maritime Memorial | Custis-Lee Mansion. BOAT BOARDS PROMPTLY at 11:45 AM & LEAVES by 12:00 PM To Purchase and lock in the current price, please 1) RSVP; 2) Register on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-you-can-eat-crab-feast-cruise-on-the-potomac-tickets-66575173135

Evening at the Embassy of Bulgaria

Embassy of Bulgaria

$49.00

PRICE INCREASING: To lock in the current price 1) RSVP; then 2) Purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evening-at-the-embassy-of-bulgaria-tickets-66476235209 Once a staunch communist nation on the opposite side of the Iron Curtain, Bulgaria is now a Member of NATO and a close friend of the United States. Tonight, join Bulgarian diplomats and your fellow Young Professionals as we step onto foreign soil to sample a country rich in culture and history. Your very special evening features: 1. BULGARIAN CUISINE: Enjoy a heavy buffet of native Bulgarian food: Sopska Salad(tomato,cucumber,peppers,feta) Eggplant Dip Cheese Stuffed Peppers Spinach Pie Monastry Gyuvetch-meet,mushrooms,rice Sarmi -Stuffed wine lives with Ground Beef/yogurt Chicken Kebab Dessert: Sweet cheese pie, assorted Pettit pastry 2. BULGARIAN BAR, with SPECIAL RARE WINES: Enjoy a sampling of traditional Bulgarian libations including wine, beer and non alcoholic beverages. Tonight, the embassy will have special wine not readily available in the U.S. 3. BULGARIAN MUSICAL AND DANCE PRESENTATION: Tonight, we welcome native Bulgarian music and dance performers who will showcase native, Bulgarian dances and music 4. DIPLOMATIC GREETING: Meet the senior diplomats as talk and answer questions about Bulgaria. We hope, as last year, the Ambassador will be spending the evening with us as well. 5. IMAGES FROM BULGARIA Discover the historical and artistic highlights of Bulgaria – the more you see, the more you’ll seek! (including paintings, posters, and a video screening of Bulgaria) 6) BULGARIAN FILM: A new short cultural film highlighting the streets, the countryside, the food, the people, and the history will be presented for the first time tonight! PRICE INCREASING: To lock in the current price 1) RSVP; then 2) Purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evening-at-the-embassy-of-bulgaria-tickets-66476235209

USO Style Swing vs Salsa Ball at Ft. Myer’s Officer’s Club (with Lessons)

ADVANCE PAYMENT & REGISTRATION REQUIRED Price subject to increase. To register, please RSVP and then pay via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uso-style-swing-vs-salsa-ball-at-ft-myers-officers-club-with-lessons-tickets-64917022562 SORT OF THE EMBASSY OF AMERICA! - A Unique Venue; - A Tribute to our Members in the Armed Forces; - Three Unique Styles of Music; - Dinner Buffet. Reliving the time when our fighting soldiers celebrated one last bug hurrah before heading off to Battle. - and THEY CELEBRATED IN STYLE! At the same time, we’ll recognize and celebrate a tribute to our members in the Armed Forces at one of the oldest and most respected military bases for a fantastic multi-part Gala. Welcome to Ft. Myer! This is the perfect event for everyone with plenty of chances to meet new friends through dance lessons, dinner and a late night party. Following an elegant dinner and special tribute to our armed forces, we’ll break out into a three part music celebration featuring: A) Exclusive review of the United States Army Color Guard (Pending approval) B) ELEGANT DINNER: American Classic Designer Salad Breast of Chicken Picatta Decadent White Chocolate Mousse A cash bar will be available as well. C) SWING DANCING WITH LESSONS Imagine yourself in the U.S. Armed Services at the height of World War II. A long way from home, you yearn for music, dance, company and the chance to hold a special someone in your arms. You head down to the local canteen. The hall is draped in red, white, and blue. The floor is filled with servicemen and their sweethearts, dancing to the joyous sound of Swing. The spirit, style, and sound of that unforgettable time are recreated in this special gala recreating the USO Dances with the excitement of a World War II canteen during the swing era. Tonight, we recreate this with incredible Swing Dancing evoking the best Swing bands from the 1930s, 1940s, combined with the best Swing music over the last ten years. Begin with Expert Swing Lessons from local Ballroom Swing dance instructors! D) SALSA: Swing isn’t your thing? Well, for a special Latin touch, we invite you to dance to our featured Salsa music Our DJ serves up a varied repertoire spiced with traditional Cuban son, cha-cha-cha and merengue. Includes expert Salsa Lessons from top Salsa dance instructors! E) LATE NIGHT RETRO AND TOP 40: If all this was not enough, we now break out into the great hits of the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and today! Join one of Washington’s hottest DJs and your favorite party hits as High Energy Beats takes us through the remainder of the evening at this special venue. Note: Every attendee MUST have proper picture Identification before being allowed onto the base. If you do not have ID, you will not be allowed on and we cannot grant you a refund. Black Tie, Semi-Formal, or vintage wear encouraged. Our members in the armed forces are encouraged to wear their military dress uniforms. Price subject to increase. To register, please RSVP and then pay via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uso-style-swing-vs-salsa-ball-at-ft-myers-officers-club-with-lessons-tickets-64917022562

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