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Where in DC?

Where in DC?


Last week’s contest seemed to be a hit — lots of you submitted answers trying to identify the location of the “Where in DC?” photo — so let’s do it again!  In case you missed it previously, this is a chance to test your observational skills, see how well you know DC, and have a little fun. 🙂

Simply let me know in the form below where you think the image above was captured — and be as specific as possible.  Everyone with the correct answer will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win admission for 4 (2 adults, 2 children) to the ice skating rink of your choice (with the exception of Ice & Lights at Cameron Run).

This is a quick contest and will only run through tomorrow — Monday, November 15, 2021.  A winner will be picked and notified shortly after.  Good luck!


Last week’s answer:  The photo was part of the sculpture of Fala, FDR’s dog at the FDR Memorial on the Tidal Basin.  I accepted all answers that mentioned the FDR Memorial.  Congrats to KFDC reader Erin D. on winning that one!

Teddy had some feelings about Fala


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Where in DC? (Identify the Photo for a Chance to Win!)


Longtime KFDC readers might remember this contest that I regularly ran for awhile a few years back:  “Where in DC?” is a fun opportunity to test how well you know this city — the details, anyway — and win a cool prize!

All you have to do is identify the photo above, telling me where you think it was snapped — be as specific as you can — in the form below. Everyone with the correct answer will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize. I’m (re)starting with an easy one (I think so, anyway), so I’m looking forward to a lot of entries!

The winner will receive one adult and one child admission to Life of a Neuron, the current exhibit on view at ARTECHOUSE through November 28.

This contest will only run through Monday, November 8, 2021.  I’ll contact the winner and share the answer soon after that!


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Five Things for Today: May 13, 2020

Exploring the grounds at Wolf Trap during younger, pre-corona days

1. Planet Word, the museum dedicated to language and words, was supposed to open at the end of this month, but that has been postponed. However, they are still sharing their love of words through online channels, including this fantastic idea for an at-home activity — for kids and adults!

2. Code Switch, the NPR podcast about race and culture in our lives and communities, has compiled a playlist of their best episodes for kids.

3. Did you know the grounds at Wolf Trap are a national park? While their concert season has mostly been canceled or postponed, you can still visit the outdoor spaces as they remain accessible to the public, and they’re great to explore with kids. Hike the family-friendly 1.5-mile Wolf Trap TRACK Trail through the Meadow or the longer 2.5-mile Wolf Trap Trail to see the woodlands.

4. The Washington Post has a round-up of 19 scary movies to take your mind off real-world horrors. (Is it weird I’m delighted to realize I’ve seen almost all of them?)

5. For his 60th birthday, Bono shared the 60 songs that saved his life. (Sidenote: Whoa, Bono is 60?!)

🎵 🎵 🎵 🎵 🎵

If you enjoyed this post — found it informative, inspiring, or it just made you smile — please share!

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Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to Nats vs. Braves this Wednesday, August 8!

There have been some pretty exciting Nats games lately, and we’ve been lucky to be there for some of them. Like that franchise record-setting 25-run doozy against the Mets last week… wowza! When the the kids and I were on our way to the game, I actually gave them a heads-up that we’d probably be leaving early, since 1) they had camp the next day, 2) it was supposed to rain, and 3) they were playing the Mets (sorry, Mets fans). But when we were up 7-0 after just the first inning, I had a feeling we’d be sticking around longer, and indeed we stayed through the rain and all nine innings for one awesome display of baseball.

Anyway, we have four tickets for the match-up against the Braves this Wednesday evening that we can’t use, and I would love to give them away to some KFDC reading Nats fans. So, I thought a quick giveaway would be fun. And, hopefully, whoever wins gets to enjoy some thrilling baseball action, too!

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Giveaway: For a chance to win four tickets (section 133) to see the Nationals vs. Braves this Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 7:05pm, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite baseball moment this season. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run until Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 8pm, then a winner will be picked and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


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Giveaway: Make New Year’s Eve Magical with Michael Carbonaro…Live!

Magician Michael Carbonaro has performed over five hundred comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series, The Carbonaro Effect on truTV. Now, Michael Carbonaro is taking his show on the road and will be stopping in Washington, DC, for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve show. Even better, you have a chance to win a 4-Pack of Tickets to see him perform!

If you have ever wondered what it must feel like to be on the other side of the charmingly devious Michael Carbonaro as he works his magic to make people believe the unbelievable, now is your chance to find out. You will not just “sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.” Michael Carbonaro Live! is jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious videoclips, and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live on stage. See for yourself why Michael was named “Magician of the Year” by the Academy of Magical Art.

Michael Carbonaro is performing his family-friendly show at DAR Constitution Hall on December 31 at 7pm. Ticket prices range from $17 to $83+ and are available through Ticketmaster. You can also try to win them through the giveaway below.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a 4-Pack of Tickets to see Michael Carbonaro…Live! at DAR Constitution Hall on December 31, simply leave a comment below telling me your current favorite TV show (I’m doing a little personal research here 🙂 ). Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through December 22, 2017, then a winner will be picked at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Outback Concerts, however, I only promote events, programs, and places, that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.


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