Five Things for Today: March 1, 2022

The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge lit blue and gold in support of Ukraine


1.  The Washington Post shares some organizations, to which you can donate to help people in Ukraine. One of them is our own DC chef José Andrés’ amazing World Central Kitchen — they are providing meals to thousands of Ukrainians who have fled their homes to seek safety in Poland and Romania (updates here).  I also shared a link in the last Weekend Round-Up for some other ways to help.


2.  Plan ahead for the weekend:  In celebration of  Women’s History Month, the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building is hosting two #WomensFuturesMonth events: On Saturday, Work It! FUTURES Career Day will highlight women who are changing the world and offer activities that show young guests (and us older ones!) how they can make a difference, too. On Sunday, Spark the FUTURES: Science Family Day will celebrate the power of girls and women in STEM. Meet real scientists and enjoy all kinds of related activities from special kid-friendly tours to hands-on demos to crafts and more.  Admission to both events is free — follow the links for more info and to RSVP.  And get a glimpse of the recently reopened Arts & Industries Building here.


3. Three Smithsonian museums that were temporarily closed due to Omicron are reopening this week!  The National Air and Space Museum (Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5:30pm), National Postal Museum (Friday – Tuesday, 10am – 5:30pm),  and Anacostia Community Museum (Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm) will once again welcome visitors.  Admission to all of them is free.


4.  Washingtonian has a round-up of DC restaurants and bars that are fundraising for Ukraine.


5.  Perfect timing for Darcy’s 10 Happy Things for March 💛


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