Ahhhhh! Who doesn’t love summer Fridays in the city? Unless you’re scrambling to get out of town, you know that Fridays are prime time to enjoy some of the city’s best spots.
Right in the heart of downtown, the Golden Triangle BID always offers some of the best ways to wind down the work week, enjoy leisure activities with friends, and gear up for the weekend. From May 12th through September 29th, get ready to enjoy free, outdoor events at the Golden Triangle’s signature “Farragut Fridays” series each week in Farragut Park.
You can even get started early with your own outdoor office each Friday from 9-5 with communal work tables and free wifi access (Farragut, Murrow and Monroe Parks). Then you might be on site and ready at 2pm when Farragut Park comes alive for lunchtime lawn games and other pop-up partnerships, like:
- adorable (and adoptable!) puppies from the Humane Rescue Alliance,
- foodie fun and demos from local restos’ best in the kitchen,
- an end-of-summer ping pong tournament to determine the champion of Farragut Square, and
- live entertainment provided in partnership with Wolf Trap and other arts organizations.
Love movies? From June through early August, Farragut Fridays expands to include the popular “Golden Cinema” outdoor movie series on Friday evenings, beginning at sunset. Grab your spot early as hundreds of film fans fill the park to enjoy family appropriate favorites. (This year’s series kicks off on June 2 with recent Academy Award Best Picture nominee, Hidden Figures; also expect Ferris Bueller, Moana, The Princess Bride, and Finding Dory.)
And since they just can’t fit more into their packed Fridays, the BID also hosts Picnic in the Park events Wednesdays at Murrow Park and Thursdays at Monroe Park (Noon-2 pm).
The Golden Triangle BID also entices you with its TriFit wellness series, featuring three types of outdoor exercise classes each week on three different days. All classes are free, offered from May 2 through September 28, from 5:30-6:30 pm on the following days and at these locations:
- Tuesdays – Yoga, in Farragut Park
- Wednesdays – Barre, in the Plaza at 2100 M Street
- Thursdays – Pilates, in Farragut Park
Enjoy a Golden summer!