Five Things for Today: January 26, 2021

A message in art on the grounds of The REACH


1. The Kennedy Center just debuted a new art installation at The REACH.  A response to this time of unprecedented challenges, Unity | Peace | Forward is a free exhibit in three parts scattered around the grounds.  You can see it daily and stroll the lovely outdoor area while the KC is closed.  It gets a multimedia boost on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:30–8:30pm, when a video of quotes from 65 artists around the world is projected on a Video Wall.  (It can also be viewed online at any time.) Get a glimpse on the Kennedy Center website.


2. It’s Pajamuary for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington through the end of the month.  They are collecting new pajamas (all sizes) to donate to local organizations to help keep people in need warm and cozy this winter.  If you want to contribute, find your local drop-off point, or the place to mail them, here.  They’re also hosting a virtual  Tu B’Shevat Seder tomorrow night to celebrate the birthday of trees.  And kiddos can close out Pajamuary with a Pajama Weekend celebration —  join for any or all of these virtual events (recommended for ages 1-6).


3.  Have you heard about Science Moms?  The organization was founded by moms who are climate scientists to help educate others about climate change.  I first learned about them in this WaPo article.


4.  A healthy spin on Taco Tuesday:  We recently had this easy-to-make meal for dinner, and it was so delicious!


5. Cheers to this 🍻


Bonus:  We had a sprinkle of snow last night, and the forecast calls for more this weekend, so get ready for it by checking out some ideas for seasonal fun — especially since you may need to book some activities in advance!


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