Five Things for Today: August 29, 2020

A peek into the Moongate Garden at the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden


1. The Enid A. Haupt Garden,  the grounds behind the Smithsonian Castle, have reopened.  It’s a lovely place to stroll around and there are some neat little side areas to explore, like the Moongate Garden adjacent to the Freer|Sackler and the Fountain Garden next to the National Museum of African Art.  It’s open daily from dawn to dusk.   And you can extend your National Mall garden ventures with a walk through the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden and the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden across the way.)


2. It’s Independent Bookstore Day, a great reason to shop and support some of the best book shops around.  Here are quick link to some local spots for online and/or in-person purchasing:
Loyalty Books
Busboys and Poets
Solid State Books
Capitol Hill Books
East City Bookshop
Politics and Prose
Hooray for Books


3.  Survival tips for long road trips with kids.


4.  I love this blog post about dream movie houses.  What is yours?


5.  Rest in Power, Chadwick Boseman. Wakanda Forever.


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Filed under 2020, All ages, Coronavirus, COVID-19, DC, Maryland, Social Distancing, Summer, Virginia, Weekend

3 Responses to Five Things for Today: August 29, 2020

  1. Heather

    By the way, Walls of Books in DC closed down 🙁

  2. Stefany Thangavelu

    Mahogany Books should absolutely be at the top of your list for local DC independent bookstores !

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