Five Things for Today: August 20, 2020

A peek into Ginkgo Gardens on Capitol Hill — a great place to purchase plants!


1. The gardens at Tudor Place in Georgetown have reopened. From 12-4pm Thursdays – Sundays, you can take a free self-guided tour through the 5 1/2 acres of flora with a reserved timed ticket entry. Tickets are for two hours of time, but you can reserve multiple slots for a longer visit.


2. The new National Children’s Museum was barely open a month before it closed due to COVID. But they’ve been providing online offerings for kids since then, including STEAMwork videos with cool experiments, virtual field trips, digital exhibits, a podcast, and more fun and educational activities to enjoy at home. Read a KFDC write-up about the museum from its brief pre-COVD days to see what you can look forward to when it’s accessible again.


3. The BlackStar Film Fest, an annual festival showcasing films by Black, Brown, and Indigenous people from around the world that usually takes place in Philadelphia is going digital this year. Starting today through August 26, view a variety of films, listen to panel discussions, and join more special events online. The schedule of events and “tickets” are available on the website.


4. An illustrated guide to house plants.  (Wow, didn’t realize so many are toxic to kids and pets!) And Real Simple has 5 things to consider before bringing a new plant home.


5. My, how they’ve grown!

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