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It’s the forty-seventh anniversary of the Watergate break-in (June 17, 1972) which took place right here in Washington, DC and continues to make headlines. And remember the great movie “All The President’s Men” (nominated for 8 Academy Awards - winning 4) with Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post? Let’s take a guided walking tour to see some of the actual sites associated with the Watergate break-in and learn more about the book and film "All The President's Men." While all large cities have museums, art galleries and sports teams - Washington, DC is unique in that you can see the exact places where so many important events in our nation's history took place. Watergate is a perfect example. It was the biggest political scandal in American history, and the subsequent book and film "All The President's Men" highlights one of the greatest detective stories in journalistic history. Come see for yourself where it all took place - right here in Washington, DC - on our "Watergate Break-In / All The President's Men" guided walking tour! "All The President's Men" Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuaYh9_ZK1U This program is led by Robert Kelleman, the founder of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DCHistoryAndCulture YouTube Video Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vALx_LnLHQ4 __________________________________ Registration: $10.00 per person with proceeds supporting our Washington, DC History & Culture non-profit community programs. Full refund if the event is cancelled or if you change your online RSVP from “yes” to “no” at least 48 hours beforehand. Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. Meeting Point: The Foggy Bottom Metro Station - street-level exit. Look for your host Robert, wearing a fedora-style hat, and a group of friendly people. Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know. __________________________________ This program is presented 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 Washington, DC History & Culture [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/
Art in Reston day. The plan: 9:30 am Slide Lecture (a very quick 50 minute survey of public art) 10:30 am Reston Public Art walk starts 11:00 am UCP Fifth Annual Fall Art and Craft Fair (30 min stop) 11:10 am Lunch at the Art Fair 11:30 am Reston Public Art walk continues 12:00 am Lake Anne Community Center visit (20 min stop) 1:30 pm walk terminates at the Reston Regional Library "Art for the People" - a survey of public art Introduction Historic public art Grand Junction, Colo Icons Street art 3-D corners chalk art Misc Banksy Zinn Murals Sculpture Architecture Garden art Temporary art Reston, Va Herndon/Sterling, Va Arlington county, Va Sedona, Az Iran Hawaii My Favorites Let's do a hike around the pathways of Reston hunting down over 20 pieces of public art. This 5.5 mile hike will include visits to Reston Town Center, Reston Regional Library, and the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne. Not only can we see some art for sale at a church art fair, but they also have a bake sale and lunch. For more info: https://unitedchristianparishartandcraftfair.com/ Next stop is the Lake Anne Community Center for a visit to two art galleries (if open). Hope to return to the starting point at the library around 1:30 pm.
Meet People + See Places + Learn Things + Have Fun! Fall Colors Walk at Rock Creek Park Similar event to our Sunset/Full Moon Walks of the National Mall Monuments & Memorials. Saturday, October 26 is our first Fall Color Walk of the season and we expect to add other TBD dates to our calendar through early/mid November. An Oasis in the City Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. This 1,754-acre city park was officially authorized in 1890, making it the third national park to be designated by the federal government. It offers visitors the opportunity to escape the bustle of the city and find a peaceful refuge, recreation, fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, and thousands of years of human history. What’s Our Rock Creek Park Fall Colors Walk Like? Our YouTube video will show you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPc6R9Xylk0&t=8s Meet New People: As a fun ice-breaker, just as we do on our Sunset & Full Moon Walks of the National Mall Monuments & Memorials, we’ll bring blank name tags and colored markers and each person can write their first name and their “dream” vacation (past or future). Examples: “Michele - Hawaii” & “Robert - Japan.” During our walk we can then discuss our past and future travels! : ) Schedule: Meeting Time/Name Tags/Socializing = 1:15-1:30 pm Departure = 1:30 pm Turn-Around (Head Back Towards Pierce Mil) = 2:45 pm Ending Time = 3:45 pm (approximate) Itinerary: If you like history arrive before 1:15 to see the exhibits and displays at Pierce Mill and Pierce Barn. We’ll depart Pierce Mill and walk up Western Ridge Trail and Beach Drive (which is closed to vehicle traffic on weekends) along Rock Creek Park to Boulder Bridge - one of the most beautiful spots in the park and a great place for pictures. If time permits, we’ll continue walking north along Rock Creek until approximately 2:45, at which time we’ll turn around at re-trace our route. Our goal will be to return to Pierce Mill by 3:45 since they close at 4:00. The walk will be at least 1.6 miles. _____________ Registration: FREE - this event is open to the public and all are welcome to join us including singles, couples, families, children, groups, leashed pets, 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. Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it's on our calendar, then we're proceeding as scheduled. What To Bring: Wear comfortable and warm clothing with appropriate shoes for walking outdoors on trails. A beverage to keep hydrated is also recommended. Metro: Van Ness-YDC is 0.8 miles away from Pierce Mill and Cleveland Park is 0.9 miles away. Parking: There are several parking lots and street spaces within walking distance of Pierce Mill. However, be advised that during weekends parking may be in limited supply and you may have to spend some time searching for a spot and/or you may need to walk a way to get from your parking spot to Pierce Mill. Meeting Point: Pierce Mill - 2401 Tilden St NW at 1:30 pm sharp. 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 Western Ridge Trail, to Beach Drive to Boulder Bridge. Restrooms: There are no restrooms on our trail - please plan accordingly. There is a restroom across the street from Pierce Mill next to the parking lot. Ending Point: Pierce Mill. Disclaimer: During this event 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. We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman [masked][masked] (text only)