Where to Play on the Weekdays: March 16-20

Plan on some fun at the Palisades playground

Plan on some fun at the Palisades playground



Monday – Wander around the beautiful grounds, play in the Children’s Garden, and enjoy a mild almost-spring day outdoors at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Md. The park is open sunrise to sunset, the Visitor Center 9am – 5pm. Admission is free.

Tuesday – Discover a DC “secret” in Upper Northwest. Amid a small wooded area at Palisades Park is The Glass Forest, an enchanting collection of sculptures made from natural and scrap materials — it’s truly a must-see! Be sure to make time to romp on the playground while you’re there. Admission is free.

Wednesday – Head to the Kennedy Center to experience Iberian Suite: global arts remix, a festival celebrating the art and culture of the Iberian Peninsula. Art exhibits and installations, crafts and games for children, multi-media presentations, and performances are all among the offerings to enjoy through March 22, many of them for free. Pop-in for the exhibits and kids’ activities, but check the schedule for performance details.

Thursday – Catch a performance of Blossom’s Rainbow at The Athenauem in Alexandria. Arts on the Horizon’s latest production for the kiddie set infuses whimsical dance, vibrant color, and live music as it takes the audience on a journey with a young cherry blossom. Showtime is 10:30am, and tickets are $8.

Friday – Get creative at a National Portrait Gallery Open Studio Friday session. All ages are welcome to explore a different art medium each week with all kinds of fun projects. Drop in anytime from 1-4pm. Admission is free.


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