1. Montrose Park in Georgetown is a great place to bring kids to play. There’s a fun playground and lots of grassy space for running around, having a picnic, or just hanging out. From there you can hit the trail at Dumbarton Oaks Park that runs right behind the Dumbarton Oaks Garden (which, unfortunately is not open right now). It’s about a mile or so hike to Wisconsin Ave. and a pretty wooded area to explore. See details for accessing it in this post.
2. Washington Post’s On Parenting has a great piece on how volunteering can give kids purpose in uncertain times, including ways they can do it now.
3. Our family of Takorean fans is excited about this: They now offer a Family Meal Kit that serves 4-6 people with choice of protein, tacos or rice, slaw, and sauces — plus 4 chocolate chip cookies. All for $49. You can choose to cook it yourself or get a fully prepared hot meal.
4. Union Market is hosting a Turkey Drive with Harvey’s Market, one of their vendors. You can help support the community by chipping in to donate a turkey to neighborhood families in need when you visit Harvey’s. This drive is running through November 21. Of course, pick up some butchered goods while you’re there and a bite to eat at one of the many food stalls, which includes Takorean! There are tables outside where you can eat al fresco.