1. The National Gallery of Art East Building reopens this Friday, June 18! Free, timed-entry passes will be required for admission, and you can reserve them here. The museum will be open daily 11am – 4pm. See more about the East Building in this KFDC post about a different reopening.
2. Also reopening this Friday: The National Museum of Natural History! Hours will be 11am – 4pm Wednesday – Sunday. Free, timed-entry passes are required, though currently sold out. But consider this your heads-up to check back for them — they are released throughout each day, starting at 8am, for time slots 30 days out.
3. The Washington Nationals’ Summer Reading Program returns for another season! The team has partnered up with libraries around the DC area to promote reading during the summer break from school. Programs vary by library system, but most encourage kids to read at least 20 minutes a day (or have parents read to them) — from books to magazines to blogs — and many offer the chance to win prizes like tickets to future Nats games.
4. Want to watch Euro 2020 and Copa America with other local soccer fans? Washington Post has a round-up of places around the area that will be showing the matches.
5. Even though this has been circling the Internet for years, it still makes me tear up every time I read it. 😭🌈