Five Things for Today: September 11, 2020

“Murals that Matter” outside the National Building Museum


1.  We can’t go in the National Building Museum right now, but you can stop by the west lawn (5th Street NW, between F and G streets) to see Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art, an exhibition featuring DC street art created earlier this summer in response to social justice protests in the nation’s capital and elsewhere.  It will be on display from now through November.


2. Catch an outdoor flick and pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman at the Union Market Drive-In tonight.  The weekly series is featuring the late actor’s films all month, this week showing the James Brown biopic Get On Up.  The lot opens at 7:15pm, and the movie starts at 8:30pm. Parking fee is $20 — book in advance here.  And see what else is playing at more drive-in movie series around the area this weekend.


3. The Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington is hosting its annual Unity Walk on Sunday.  Although virtual this year, the walk will offer an opportunity to visit houses of worship and faith centers from Baha’i to Zoroastrian, participate in meaningful dialogue, learn a new recipe from a local chef, and partake in service projects. Learn more and register for it here.


4. In case you missed it yesterday, there’s a new post on the blog with a round-up of places to go in DC if you just want to chill out in a lovely locale: Serenity Now: 10 Places to Find Peace and Calm in DC.


5. Scenes from San Francisco…  and how you can help victims of the west coast wildfires. (Update:  See the comments below on why I opted to highlight this today.)


PS:  As you’re making weekend plans, an easy way to find things to do… hover over the ADVENTURES tab at the top of the blog for a drop down of all kinds of ideas.



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

5 Responses to Five Things for Today: September 11, 2020

  1. Kevin Sandell

    I am a daily visitor to the KidFriendly DC page and have found many unique and interesting adventures for my family through this page. However, I was disheartened to see no mention in this post of the 19th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks or any associated commemoration ceremonies in the D.C. area today.

    What happened to “We Will Never Forget?”

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Hi Kevin – I actually had something about 9/11 as the 5th item in the post, but changed it at the last minute. Something significant underscored in the aftermath of 9/11 was the strength of the American spirit, people coming together to help the nation through the tragedy. What better way to honor that than highlight a current tragedy and an opportunity to help fellow Americans who need it right now. Perhaps, I should have made note of that… but you mentioning it gives me a chance to now.

      • Kevin Sandell

        Thanks for the reply and quick response, Linda. I can understand the connection to San Francisco and the selflessness of the American public after disaster strikes in our country. However, I still think commemorating the events of 9/11 is important so that our future generations never forget that day and learn how truly united our nation became in the months following.

  2. LM

    Totally agree with the post above! Disappointed to not see a mention of 9/11, especially in today’s climate.

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