Five Things: September 20, 2022

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is one of many places to volunteer this weekend (and maybe spot great blue herons, too!)

 

1.  Saturday is National Public Lands Day, when all are welcome and encouraged to help restore and preserve public lands.  Volunteer opportunities like clean-ups, tree plantings, weed removal, trail maintenance, and more are available everywhere from big national parks to small urban green spaces, including many in the DC area.  Search here for places nearby where you and the kids can help out. (FYI:  It’s also a fee free day, when there is no cost for entry to national parks that usually charge admission.)

 

2. And speaking of volunteering, if you’re looking for more ways to give back together, check out the KFDC round-up of local places and organizations where kids and families can help out.

 

3. See the New York Times new list of 50 favorite restaurants in America in 2022 — that includes two in DC!

 

4. If you also listened obsessively to the Serial podcast several years back, then you’re surely aware of yesterday’s big news.  And in response, a new episode was released this morning.

 

5. A great essay by Bono in the New Yorker about his childhood in Dublin. (Excerpted from his upcoming book!)

 

 

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