Five Things for Today: May 30, 2020

Enjoy a day on the water

1. Recreation on local waterways is an outdoor option again. Boating in DC is renting kayaks and stand up paddleboards at Thompson Boat Center and The Wharf by reservation only — availability for this weekend is very limited, but you can get on a wait list in case of cancellations. NoVa Parks have also opened boat rentals, though some facilities may be limited or closed, so be sure to confirm it’s open at the location you plan to visit.

2. If you can’t get on the water, you can still enjoy a nice day by it at The Yards Park, the lovely space on the Anacostia, which has reopened. The water features are not on, but you can hang out in the grassy areas, stroll the boardwalk, and maybe even pick up a food for a picnic (or dine on a patio if you’re ready) from one of the nearby eateries. Just be sure to heed these social distancing rules. (And if you’re worried about crowds there, check out these walks in the woods for places to get outdoors with more space.)

3. As DC reopens, here are details from DPR on what is accessible now. You can also read Phase 1 FAQ’s from the mayor here.

4. We just watched Beastie Boys Story on AppleTV, and it’s engaging, even endearing, plus a fun little trip down memory lane. View the trailer here.

5. Whatever you do today, carve out 20 minutes to watch and listen to this.

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Filed under 2020, All ages, Coronavirus, COVID-19, DC, Maryland, Social Distancing, Spring, Summer, Virginia

2 Responses to Five Things for Today: May 30, 2020

  1. Caryn McTighe Musil

    Thank you for including the important reflections of Trevor Noah about the deep historical roots of the rage and defiance against a society that has devalued, dehumanized, dismissed, and violated black lives from the 17th century onward and baked those values into our constitution when we refused to end slavery when a democratic republic was established a 150 years later. As a white mother and grandmother, I want to underscore how important it is for people of all colors, but especially white people, to teach the truth about our past and present so we can dismantle racialized hierarchies to create a genuine multiracial diverse and just democracy.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Agree! And, yes, Trevor Noah’s reflections were powerful and moving and so spot on. (If you haven’t yet read his book, Born a Crime, I highly recommend it.)

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