Five Things for Today: September 13, 2021

A view of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge from Yards Park


1. This coming Saturday, September 18, Smithsonian Magazine is hosting its 17th annual Museum Day, when you can visit many museums around the country for free.  (I know… a regular thing for a lot of DC’s local museums, but there are some that require an admission fee.)   Take advantage at the College Park Aviation Museum, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Dumbarton House, DAR Museums, and a bunch more fantastic museums around the area.   KFDC Tip: Some already-free museums are also participating, including the National Museum of African American History & Culture, where you usually have to get passes well in advance!  You must reserve a free ticket —  and it’s good for admission for two people.


2. The new, beautiful Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is now open to traffic.  And not only can you drive across it, you can walk and roll over it, too!   Take in views as you stroll or bike (or skate or scoot) along the broad pedestrian path on the southbound side — it would make a fun little jaunt from The Yards area.  Start at South Capitol Street right by Audi Field and Nationals Park.


3. The  Kids’ Indie Next List has reading recommendations from booksellers around the country that include everything from picture books for babes to YA for teens.  (FYI, local shop Solid State Books always shares the lists in their newsletter.)


4. The latest Ted Lasso episode might be my favorite one yet, and that is saying a lot since they are all brilliant.  And if you’re not watching the show yet, I very highly recommend it — worth the subscription to Apple TV!  (Plus, there are some other great series, including The Morning Show, which debuts its second season on Friday.)


5. The sweetest.



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