Five Things for Today: February 3, 2021


1. Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill is a beautiful and interesting place to visit — yes, even with kids!  However, it’s only partially open right now to family members of loved one buried there and K-9 Corps members.  But we recently learned that you can get a day-pass for $10 to walk dogs there. We took Teddy the pup this past weekend and loved  being back to stroll around and explore the grounds (and he had a blast running around off-leash). Open Tuesday – Sunday 8am – 8pm, though closed 11am – 3pm on Saturdays.  And if you don’t have a dog, keep a visit to the Cemetery in mind for when it opens to everyone again.  It’s full of history, graves of notable people, lovely grounds, and even geocaching opportunities.  Read more about it here and in the round-up of peaceful places in DC.


2. If you’re looking for ways kiddos can get creative on these winter days, Hirshhorn Kids at Home has some fun, imaginative projects inspired by the museum’s artworks. They can channel their inner Picasso, construct a Wish Tree, make art from scraps, and much more. Sign up for their newsletter to stay updated on new ideas.


3. This map shows where fencing around the Capitol currently extends.


4. An illustrated guide to coronoavirus variants.


5. What a great and inspiring Humans of New York story.  It’s in 11 parts — find the rest here.


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