Brew at the Zoo @ Smithsonian National Zoo
Jul 18 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Before they go extinct, snag your tickets to this year’s dinosaur-themed Brew at the Zoo—an all-you-can-drink craft beer event on July 18 from 6-9 p.m.

Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, this year’s event will feature nearly 70 breweries, all providing the best pours in town to support wildlife conservation. Local favorites, such as Port City Brewing Company and 2018 RAMMY Award winner Right Proper Brewing Company, will be joined by popular microbreweries, including Denizens Brewing Company and Hellbender Brewing Company.

While sampling great beer, guests will be awed by plenty of dino details, including epic dinosaur stilt walkers.

“Brew at the Zoo is always a sold-out, hugely popular event—and this year should be extra fun with a few dinosaurs in our midst,” said Lynn Mento, Executive Director of Friends of the National Zoo.

There will be delicious food for purchase on-site from some of D.C.’s most popular food trucks. There will also be great music by The Shrapnels and Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar, in addition to brew-friendly yard games.

Several ticket types are available for purchase. General admission tickets are $50 for FONZ members and $65 for nonmembers. VIP tickets are $110 for FONZ members and $125 for nonmembers. VIP ticket holders will be granted early admission to the general event area at 5 p.m.

Beginning at 6 p.m., VIP ticket holders will be given access to the VIP area at Great Cats Circle featuring exclusive animal experiences, generous pours from breweries only found in the VIP area, and complimentary food selections from top D.C. restaurants. Sober driver tickets are also available, $30 for general admission and $90 for VIP. Sober drivers will not receive a commemorative mug and will not be served beer.

Please note space is limited and the event typically sells out. For tickets and details about the event, please visit: www.fonz.org/brew. Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo benefit FONZ’s mission to help the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species.

Lunch Bite – The 1786 Published Edition of the Marquis de Chastellux’s Account of His Travels @ American Revolution Institute
Jul 19 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:30-1 p.m.

Join Executive Director Jack Warren for a discussion of a treasure from our library — the 1786 published edition of the marquis de Chastellux’s account of his travels in America, which offers remarkable insights into how European intellectuals imagined the natural world at the end of the eighteenth century and how they related those ideas to the American Revolution. Chastellux was a major general in the French army and the liaison between George Washington and General Rochambeau.




Christmas in July Drag Brunch @ City Tap Dupont
Jul 20 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

On Saturday, July 20, City Tap Dupont will host a Christmas in July themed drag brunch from 11am to 3pm. Guests who bring new clothes and toys to donate to Martha’s Table will receive a complimentary beer or wine. Enjoy holiday decor and brunch specials like “Bad Santa” stuffed French toast for $10 and a “Tipsy Elf” specialty cocktail for $8. Reservations can be made at [https://www.citytap.com/location/dupont/. Come out and celebrate Christmas in July with Ba’Naka and her queens!

Vintage Evening – A French Encampment in Washington, D.C. @ American Revolution Institute
Jul 20 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening to mark the anniversary of the encampment of French troops in our neighborhood in 1782 on their march north after the Siege of Yorktown—the only time a foreign army has ever camped within the boundaries of the present District of Columbia. Enjoy a tasting of French wines, French-inspired foods, and activities inspired by this historic event, which happened here!

Reservations required. Participants be 21 years of age or older to attend. $25 general admission; $20 for Society members and Institute Associates.


City Tap 90s Trivia Themed Brunch @ City Tap Penn Quarter
Jul 21 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

on Sunday, July 21, don your flannel for City Tap Penn Quarter’s 90’s themed trivia brunch from 12-2pm offering pizza bagels and dunkaroo dip. Port City Brewing will provide a tap takeover for guests to enjoy a variety of beers, and trivia players will have the chance to win swag bags.

3rd Annual DC Field Day @ The Fields at RFK Campus
Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Regional social sports, events, and media company, DC Fray today announced the 3rd Annual DC Field Day. This signature event is a throwback to grade school, built with adults in mind.  The event brings out hundreds of individuals and businesses wanting to let their hair down and enjoy a nostalgic time over classic games with a twist such as tug-of-war, giant ping-pong, an obstacle course, and a few other surprises. In addition to the lawn fun, the event will include food trucks, a bar, live music, and a Field Day market with samples & swag for individuals and teams. Individuals are encouraged to grab their friends, start a team, join as a group, or sign up solo for the ultimate day of fun, friends, and games to celebrate summer. This year’s event will be emceed by hometown media personalities Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis of The Tommy Show.

Standard team tickets cost $45 per person (or $42 per person for a full team of 8) and include a beer ticket voucher and a voucher to spend in the Field Day shop. There are also options for corporate level team pricing in which a business can cover up to 25 players to participate in their firm.

What:  3rd Annual DC Field Day
Hosted by: DC Fray  Presented by: Events DC
When: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Where: The Fields at RFK Campus, 2400 East Capitol Street Southeast

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $45 per player, $42 per player for teams of 8. Corporate team packages are also available.
Website/Event Registration: RetroFieldDay.com

Signature Event Sponsors: Balance Gym, Miller Coors, Pedialyte, Jack Daniels, Zico Coconut Water, The Liaison, City Dental DC, TopGolf

Tanabata: The Japanese Star Festival @ Hillwood Museum & Gardens
Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Celebrate Tanabata, the Japanese Star Festival, through storytelling, live music, crafts, and more.


Dinnertime Documentaries: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens @ Hillwood Museum & Gardens
Jul 31 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Enjoy a summer evening at Hillwood, complete with dinner at Merriweather Café and a documentary film that dives into the world of America’s most fascinating photojournalists.


Summertime Cocktail Seminar @ Archipelago
Aug 7 @ 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

What do the Daiquiri, Margarita, Jack Rose, Whiskey Sour, Sidecar, Cosmopolitan and others all have in common?  They’re all pretty much the same drink.  How’s that?  Indeed, they’re all “sour” cocktails, all built on a delicious and versatile three-part platform of something strong, something sweet, and something sour.  For example, take the Daiquiri: rum is the strong, sugar is the sweet, and lime is the sour.  Swap out brandy for the rum, triple sec for the sweet, and lemon for the sour, et voilà, you now have a Sidecar.  The Aviation has gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, and lemon juice.  The Pisco Sour has pisco, sugar, egg white, bitters and lemon juice.  And so on and so on.  And once you master the basics of this amazingly versatile format, you can make many of the classics, and also try your hand at inventing new drinks of your own.  Join cocktail author and historian Philip Greene for an evening of cocktails, instruction, folklore, anecdotes and excerpts, learn the evolution of the sour (dating back to the British Royal Navy and its celebrated “grog”), the immortal (and communal) drink known as punch, New Orleans’ Brandy Crusta, the great Tiki movement of the 1930s – 1970s (and reborn today), to other great drinks and stories.  Guests will receive four sample-sized cocktails, plus light appetizers.



Puppy Pool Party @ Fairmont Hotel
Aug 17 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Every dog has their day, and Georgie*, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s Canine Ambassador, is bow wowed to celebrate her first birthday with a puppy pool party on Saturday, August 17th.  From 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., humans and their canine companions are invited to the hotel’s interior courtyard for complimentary Peanut Butter Birthday Cake, and a copy of her new coloring book.

            The dog days of summer are getting a little ruff, so Georgie’s four-legged friends can cool off in one of her puppy pools, while her two legged friends enjoy canine themed beverages such as the Pink Poodle the Spicy Chihuahua and Flying Dog Amber Ale for $6 each.  A bark bar will offer plenty of fresh water to keep all tails wagging.

            In lieu of birthday gifts, Georgie suggests a donation to Guiding Eyes for the Blind at


            *Georgie, a yellow Labrador puppy, was born on August 17, 2018 at Guiding Eyes for the Blind, with the aspiration of one day becoming a guide dog.  However, she was found to be way too friendly for that role.  Luckily, Mark Huntley the hotel’s general manager, knew she was better suited for the hospitality industry.  She spends her time in the lobby and courtyard greeting guests, visitors and holding special events.  Georgie is also currently in training to become a certified therapy dog.
Reservations for Georgie’s Birthday Pool Party can be made on Eventbrite at:  https://georgiesbirthdayatfairmontwashington.eventbrite.com

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  3. DoubleTree by Hilton Celebrates “National Cookie Month” in Washington DC with “Sweet Rides” for Amtrak Passengers.

    DoubleTree by Hilton is teaming up with Amtrak to delight travelers by giving DC and Baltimore-area communters a “sweet” surprise for National Cookie Month. On Thursday, October 8, DoubleTree by Hilton and Amtrak tam members will give away the hotel brand’s signature chocolate chip cookie and walnut cookies along select Amtrak trains for Washington, DC Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station.

    Travelers and fans around the world are also invited to share a photo or story from the own “sweet” DoubleTree by Hilton experience using #CookieCare for the chance to win a variety of rewards, ranging from free cookies to hotel stays.

    The “sweet rides” are part of DoubleTree by Hilton’s Cookie Car program, which celebrates the brand’s global commitment to delivering the “little things” that enhance guests’ travel experiences.

    Amtrak Northeast Regional Routes from Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
    Thursday, October 8, 2015
    11:30 AM -6:00 PM

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