Crystal City Friday at the Fountain @ Crystal City Water Park
Oct 26 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Crystal City’s summertime happy hour is back, opening a month early and announcing a new partnership with The Stand  bringing food and beverage from local restaurants and an exciting live music lineup. Starting on May 4, each Friday from 5-9 pm, attendees can listen to live music from a variety of bands while enjoying local bites and drink.

This new partnership brings the focus on local flavor, highlighting some of the best new food trends the area has to offer. This free event is open to people of all ages, providing a place for residents, workers and visitors to listen, relax, and wind down from their busy week.

What: Fridays at the Fountain

When: Every Friday May – October from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Crystal City Water Park – 1751 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

Live Music Schedule:

May 4       Revelator Hill
May 11     Whiskey Pull
May 18     Zach Cutler & Friends
May 25     Gordon Sterling 3
June 1      Big Bad Juju
June 8      Mary El Band
June 15    Revelator Hill
June 22    Jonathan Sloane Trio
June 29    Holly Montgomery
July 6       The Jogo Project
July 13     The Jon Miller Band
July 20     Gordon Sterling and the People
July 27     Big Bad Juju

**Later dates to be announced**

Admission: 100% Free to enter, listen, and relax; food and drink for purchase (credit cards accepted) – $5 for beer/wine. $20 to join the Mug Club and receive a branded, reusable mug.

Hillwood’s Spooky Pooch Howl-o-ween Celebration @ Hillwood
Oct 27 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 2-4 p.m. Grab your four-legged friend and high-tail it to Hillwood for an afternoon of Halloween fun on the Lunar Lawn. $13 adult (with 1-2 dogs), $8 Hillwood member (with 1-2 dogs), $5 child (ages 6-18), free for children under 6. www.HillwoodMuseum.org

DC Fray’s Halloween Bonfire Party @ Butler's Orchard
Oct 27 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Event: Halloween Bonfire Party
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Butler’s Orchard | 22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, Maryland 
Cost: $45 Regular/$49 Late
Gremlins and goblins and witches on brooms, you are invited to party under the moon!

Join DC Fray at Butler’s Orchard for a spooky evening filled with music, games, and s’mores over a festive bonfire. You can cook your own hotdog over the fire and take advantage of all you can drink beer & wine. DC Fray’s Halloween Bonfire Party will be a little fun & a little frightening. It’s a Halloween bash, so dress up if you dare! Prizes will be given for the best costume. The undertaking will start promptly at 8pm. In order not to upset the local spirits, it’s best to show up on time. The party cannot start until everyone checks in. *Must be 21+

What you get:

  • Bonfire party
  • Best costume competition & prize
  • All-you-can-drink beer and wine
  • S’mores & hotdogs
  • Music & DC Fray games
  • DC Fray Event Squad making sure you have an amazing time
Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treating with Puppy Kisses @ Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
Oct 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is inviting friends and neighbors to stop by with their canine companions for Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treating with Puppy Kisses  on Tuesday, October 30 in the hotel’s courtyard between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Prizes, such as overnight stays, dinners and more, will be awarded to costumed dogs (with their people!).  Categories include most creative, most adorable and funniest.

            All dogs will be pawsatively treated to peanut butter doggie biscuits created by the Fairmont’s pastry team, and canine coolers will be strategically placed throughout the courtyard. Humans will enjoy Flying Dog Dogtober Fest Beers for only $5, and an available cash bar.

A “Puppy Kissing Booth” will allow guests to give and receive some love from the visiting puppies, all currently being raised by volunteer puppy raisers for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, with the goal of one day becoming a guide dog for a person with vision loss. Although Fairmont’s Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treating is free and open to the public, donations for puppy kisses will go to Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s Puppy Raising Program.

            Those attending are asked to enter through the M Street walkway straight into the courtyard.

DowntownDC Fall Festival @ Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Oct 31 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Join the DowntownDC Business Improvement District and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for a day of fall festivities on Halloween. Coworkers, family, friends and kids are invited to celebrate the fall season and holiday with a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating with Blick Art, the DC Public Library Book Bike, musical entertainment, food vendors (including local favorites Cippolla Rossa Pizzeria, Sugar Plug, DelMarVa Popcorn Co., and DMV Empanadas), costumed stilt walkers and giveaways. Halloween costumes are encouraged!
Where:              Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
                         Woodrow Wilson Plaza
                         1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20004
When:               October 31, 11AM-2PM
What:                Animal Petting Zoo
                          Pumpkin Decorating with BLICK Art
                          DC Public Library Book Bike
Musical Entertainment
                          Food Vendors (including Cipolla Rossa Pizzeria, Sugar Plug, DelMarVa popcorn Co., and DMV Empanadas)
                          Costumed Stilt Walkers
Who:                 Free and open to the public
NPG: Morning at the Museum @ National Portrait Gallery
Nov 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Morning at the Museum

Saturday, Nov. 10, 10–11:30 a.m.

Kogod Courtyard

Experience a sensory-friendly program for families of children with disabilities. The program includes early entrance into the museum, facilitated activities and a Take-a-Break Space. Registration Required. To learn more about the program or to register, contact Ashley Grady at NPGaccess@si.edu.

Second Annual Light Up The Season Event to Benefit Children’s National @ Four Seasons DC
Dec 16 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Light Up The Season is a family-friendly community fundraising event to benefit Children’s National to be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12 – 4 p.m. at Four Season’s Hotel in Washington, DC. It is co-hosted by Children’s Health Board and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.

Who: Light Up The Season’s Second Annual Event

What: This event highlights collaborations between Children’s National patients and notable area designers and artists – 23 in all from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, see list below and in attached press release. Together, they will create holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths, menorahs and artwork – all available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Children’s National. Activities for all ages include holiday cookie decorating, ornament making, musical performances and visits from Santa and Dr. Bear. Entertainment expert Penny Lyons of Lyonslifestyle will offer an exclusive presentation focused on her “making the ordinary extraordinary” approach to entertaining at home.

April McClain-Delaney, regulatory attorney and Washington Director of Common Sense Media, will serve as this year’s Light Up The Season Honorary Chair. McClain-Delaney is a longtime advocate for children. She has served on the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, was named an outstanding woman alumnae by Georgetown Law Center, is a John Carroll Society Awardee and is married to Maryland Congressman John Delaney.

Event Co-Chairs Shannon BurkhartSusan Hayes-Long and Muffin Lynham are working closely with design advisors Barry DixonLauren Liess and Frank Babb Randolph. High res images from last year’s inaugural event as well images of this year’s designers and patients are available upon request.

Where: The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20007

When: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12- 4 p.m.

Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets


Designers, florists and artists participating:

Jeff AkseizerAkseizer Design Group

Jose Solis Betancourt and Paul SherrillSolis Betancourt

Molly Bruno, Molly Bruno Interiors, Molly Bruno

Susan Burke, Susan Burke Style

Iantha CarleyIantha Carley Interiors

Suzie Clayton, Dalton Brody

Wendy DanzigerDanziger Design

Miriam Dillon and Hannah BockBarnes Vanze

Laura Dowling, Laura Dowling

Eve FayeFarrow & Ball

Yvette FreemanDistrict Designers

Rachel and Charles Gang, Helen Olivia Flowers

Ashley Greer, Atelier Ashley Flowers

Sarah HayesSarah Hayes Design

Liz Levin and Tess FinneganLiz Levin Interiors

Lauren and David LiessLauren Liess

Lanie MannLanie Mann Art

Anna MathewsAnna Mathews Interiors

Marika MeyerMarika Meyer Interiors & Textiles

Claire Niermann and Eleanor NiermannNiermann Weeks

Maggie O’NeillMaggie O’Neill Fine Art

Sascha Roth, Urban Country

Roger Whyte, RJ Whyte Events


Entertainment/Pop-Up Shops:

Metropolitan School of the Arts (Dance), The Georgetown Saxatones Acapella Group, Rhythmaya Dance (Bollywood Fusion) and Reggie Rice Comedy Illusionist. Popup shops include Dalton Brody, Julia Farr Boutique, Suzanne DesignsWhyte House Monograms, Christi Perez DesignsSonya FlanaganMary Making Design, and Georgetown Paperie. The décor coordinator is Quintece Hill-Mattauszek.

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