Five Things for Today: September 24, 2020



1. Something cool to keep in mind on your outdoor adventures…  You can help the Virginia Department of Forestry continue producing quality seedlings and grow the forests of tomorrow by collecting and donating acorns to them this fall.  Just collect acorns and nuts from the tree species listed here, store them in a paper bag, and deliver them to your local VDOF office by October 16.  This guide to native trees of Virginia will help identify them.


2. Since they can’t hold their annual Boo at the Zoo this year, Friends of the National Zoo just announced they will be hosting a Boo Drive Thru instead.  Pack your car full of ghouls, ghosts, princesses, and superheroes and cruise down the Zoo’s North Road. Look out for witches, vampires, Count Pandula, and other supernatural sights — and get a fun photo opportunity — before receiving treat bags stuffed with M&Ms, Twix, and more candy.  It will be held October 24 & 25 from 4:30-9:30pm.  Tickets are $45/members and $55/non-members per car, all in support of FONZ’s mission, and their bound to sell out fast.


3. Tomorrow, September 25, make plans to dine with the fam at The Yards.  They are celebrating back-to-school and local restaurants with its newest reimagined initiative, Back to The Yards! While school looks a bit different this year, The Yards wants to help parents with dinner and school supplies for their kids. Tomorrow, families can pick up a box of fun with their receipt from dining in or picking up dinner at one of the many great restaurants at The Yards.


4.  Another cool dining event starting tomorrow: The Downtown DC BID will kick off Dine Out on 8th Street, a new streatery on 8th Street NW, between H & K Streets, featuring outdoor seating  from several restaurants in streets closed off to traffic.  It will be open Fridays 5-10pm, and Saturdays & Sundays 12-10pm.  Social distancing and masks are required, and there is a maximum of 6 people per table.


5. Humans of New York’s current #TattletalesFromTanqueray series is fantastic!


PS:  Don’t forget today is the final chance for the public to pay respects to RBG at the Supreme Court — details are in this post from a couple of days ago.



Filed under 2020, All ages, Coronavirus, COVID-19, DC, Fall, Halloween, Social Distancing, Virginia

2 Responses to Five Things for Today: September 24, 2020

  1. We went to pay our respects yesterday and it was such a moving and warm environment. One thing to note, the entrance for line to view the casket is on Second St- behind the building. There are a lot of street closures and barricades up, so if are walking down First St., past the Supreme Court Building, you may have to walk several blocks out of your way to be able to cut back to Second St. I ran into several people who gave up on getting into line because they couldn’t figure out how to get to Second St. There is a place after you view the casket to drop off signs, flowers, letters, etc. The line was indeed long, but we were there at 3pm, it only took a little more than an hour to get through it. And standing in line you get to see a lot of really moving T-shirt’s and masks and signs, so the time goes quickly. But I’d did bring snacks and water because i was there with my kids.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Thank you so much for sharing these details. It is a bit confusing to find the beginning of the line. For others planning to go… it starts at 2nd Street & East Capital. You can go around the Library of Congress (walk next to PA Ave) or the other way down Constitution and around to 2nd, to access the line start.

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