1. ARTECHOUSE is extending the exhibition Hanami: Beyond the Blooms through October 4. The cherry blossom inspired installation was supposed to run in the spring to coincide with the DC’s iconic bloom, but debuted in the summer instead and will continue into fall. Tickets are $19-24/adult, $12-17/child, and safety procedures are in place in response to COVID.
2. A new museum is coming soon! Planet Word, which was set to open in the spring before COVID thwarted those plans, just announced it will begin welcoming visitors October 22. Admission will be on a limited basis, requiring free timed passes. They will be available soon, and you can stay up to date on when by signing up for their newsletter.
3. A call to action from a diverse group of concerned DC parents: DCPS remote learning started on Monday, and parents and guardians are overwhelmed juggling childcare and jobs. Families desperately need reliable, safe, affordable childcare. Parents and guardians who can afford it are creating pods — small cohorts of children supervised by an adult, who helps facilitate their virtual learning, in adherence of COVID-19 health guidelines. Every family deserves this same opportunity. Send a letter now to Mayor Bowser, Chancellor Ferebee, and Deputy Mayor for Education Kihn demanding that they provide DCPS families with childcare options during remote learning, prioritizing our most under-resourced families, with free or subsidized learning hubs.
4. Tech tips for remote learning.
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