Five Things for Today: September 22, 2020

 

1. It’s fall, y’all!  As the season officially starts today, here are some Great Places to Enjoy Autumn in the DC Area (that are not Farm Festivals). The post was originally published a couple of years ago, but there are updates to reflect any status changes due to COVID.

 

2.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23-24.  Her casket will arrive there tomorrow at 9:30am, and a private ceremony inside will follow.  The public is invited to pay respects outdoors in front of the building from 11am – 10pm both days.  It’s guaranteed to draw a lot of people, so plan accordingly if you intend to go.  Another tribute for those who like to seek out DC murals… there’s a new one honoring RBG at 1620 I Street NW, close to the White House and just one block from Black Lives Matter Plaza.  There is also one at 15th & U Streets NW that was painted about a year go.  (PS: On Friday, RBG will become the first woman in history to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol.  That will not be a public event.)

 

3. Two more Smithsonian Museums are reopening this Friday, September 25!  The National Museum of American History and the National American Indian Museum will once again welcome visitors with  safety measures in place for COVID.  New days/hours at both are Wednesday – Sunday, 10:30am – 5pm. Capacity will be limited, so free timed-entry passes are required — reserve them here.

 

4. While Halloween is sure to look a lot different this year 😱 , one tradition that can safely continue is decorating for the holiday.  Michael’s currently has a great sale going on — 40% off Halloween decor.  Maybe 2020 should be the year we all go all out on the Halloween decorations, both indoors and out!

 

5. What did you think of  Ellen’s return? (I found it sincere and well done.)

 

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