Five Things for Today: July 8, 2020

Hike, camp, and enjoy the views at Shenandoah National Park

1. A new art installation just opened at Waterfront Park in Alexandria that is both timely and enlightening. Wrought, Knit, Labors, Legacies by Olalekan Jeyifous frames Alexandria’s African American history through the lens of the city’s industrial and merchant history from the 17th to 20th centuries. It was scheduled to open in March, but delayed due to COVID, and will be on display trough November 2020. Plan to go see and enjoy some socially distanced time along the riverside.

2. Shenandoah National Park has reopened campgrounds and trails that were closed for awhile. Check out and book available campsites through And read more about recreation at the Virginia park in this KFDC post.

3. Today is $5 Greens Day at sweetgreen! Three of their most popular bowls/salads are just $5: Harvest Bowl, Kale Caesar, and Shroomami. Yay and yum!

4. The Atlantic’s Social Distance podcast is a good listen. A few episodes I recently listened to and found interesting: People are Panic Moving, How the Coronavirus Affects Kids, and Why the World Can’t Reopen if Schools Can’t.

5. Reflections on Frog and Toad.

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