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

  1. Heather

    By the way, Walls of Books in DC closed down 🙁
    https://www.petworthnews.org/blog/walls-of-books-closing

  2. Stefany Thangavelu

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

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