Five Things: June 22, 2022


1, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival begins today! Back in person after two years, the event will once again celebrate living cultural heritage and community traditions, this year highlighting United Arab Emirates and Earth Optimism.  From June 22-27 and June 30 – July 4, all kinds exhibits, demonstrations, live performances, talks, food, markets, and much more will be on the National Mall between 7th & 12th Streets NW from 11am – 6pm each day.  Admission is free.  Definitely make time to go — it’s always a fantastic event with so much for all ages to enjoy! View scenes from a past Folklife Festival here.  (PS: I recommend taking Metro if possible as parking is tough around the National Mall, especially during this time of year.)


2,  This evening, join the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for E.T. : The Extra Terrestrial in Concert, a 40th anniversary celebration of the classic film.  The NSO will performs the  complete Academy Award–winning score as the movie is projected in HD on the big screen. Tickets are $29-49, and you can use the code 472964 to get 50% off orchestra seats for the performance.


3, Tomorrow, June 23, the National Museum of Natural History is celebrating Pollinator Week with a free family concert followed by a book signing with Latin Grammy winner, Mister G. There will also be hands-on activities and learning stations, plus fun giveaways from the Pollinator Partnership, the US Forest Service, and USDA. Join the fun from 10am – 12:30pm in Q?rius on the Ground Floor of the museum.  Admission is free.


4, For those times that you can’t get out, 50 at-home kids’ activities.


5, A fun watch with a children’s fave.



Filed under 2022, DC, Summer

2 Responses to Five Things: June 22, 2022

  1. Holly

    Hi, Do you know if the DC Truck Touch is happening on Saturday 6/25? I found this post but it has zero information and I can’t find info anywhere else. I reached out to DC Water but didn’t hear back. I figured that you might have some better sources!

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Hi Holly – I’m still trying to find out. If I get confirmation that it’s happening, it ill be listed in the Weekend Round-Up, though my guess is that it it’s not, because there’s no info at all on through the DC gov website.

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