1. A new presidential memorial recently opened. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is a four-acre “urban park” located in front of the Department of Education at 4th & Independence SW. Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, it features heroic-sized bronze sculptures, a one-of-a-kind stainless steel tapestry depicting beaches of D-Day, stone bas reliefs, and some of Eisenhower’s most famous words inscribed in the walls.
2. Something fun from Fairfax Parks: A Chalk Challenge! Grab some chalk and turn any space into a park with drawings. Since monarch butterflies are currently migrating south, this week’s theme is Butterflies. Send photos of your artwork for a chance to be featured on their social media platforms — email [email protected], send by private message on social media, or tag them #fairfaxchalkchallenge on IG.
3. Free after school meals for kids are now being offered at 17 recreation centers around DC Monday through Friday from 2-4pm. More food resources provided by DC government can be found here — please share, especially with anyone who needs them.
4. A week of cheap and healthy slow cooker dinners from The Kitchn that all sound yummy.
5. I mentioned recently that we were planning to watch My Octopus Teacher… Update: We all loved it, and I highly recommend! Who knew a documentary about an octopus could be so moving 🐙