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Five Things for Today: June 14, 2020

Swinging Bridge over the Patapsco River

1. In the recent KFDC Facebook post crowdsourcing swimming holes and other places to swim, someone mentioned Patapsco State Park. We’d been hiking there, but not swimming, so we decided to check it out yesterday and had a great time! We hiked to Cascade Falls, which were lovely, though a bit crowded, and not far down a trail from them, you can swim in a nice shallow area of the river. There is some up (and down) hill hiking on rooty trails, not more than a mile, but something to be aware of with little trampers. It’s officially in the Avalon Area but we accessed it via the Hilton Area entrance. (If an area is at capacity and closed, try another part of the park instead — list of areas via main park link above.) See a few more pics from our visit here.

2. If you have a chance to bring your kids to the Black Lives Matter Plaza or join a protest or rally in the area, I highly recommend doing it. What better way to show them democracy in action and support for the black community. We’ve been out to a few protests and marches, including the big one last Saturday, and it was very peaceful, even joyful. Be prepared for a crowd if you head downtown — you may have to hang out on the fringes for good social distancing. Freedom Fighters DC has had stations set up offering free drinks and snacks (and other supplies), which is helpful with kids along. If you aren’t comfortable with a big crowd, consider going to a smaller protest, rally, or vigil in another area.

3. Spotify’s Black Lives Matter playlist.

4. The Great, a fun reimagining of the life of Catherine the Great, is one of the best TV series recommendations I’ve received in awhile. (On Hulu and for adults.)

5. Protest dance party. (More about it here.)

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Five Things for Today: June 13, 2020

Checking out the wetlands at Huntley Meadows Park yesterday

1. Quick links for weekend activities:
* Local Hikes
* Pick Your Own places
* Paddling opportunities
* Fairfax Parks and NoVa Parks (more open with Phase 2)
* Protests around the DMV

2. Friends of Peirce Mill invite you to Create by the Creek: A Socially-Distant Celebration of Art and Community in Rock Creek Park. Any time between today June 21, find a safe spot in Rock Creek Park and let your creative juices flow. Draw or paint a landscape or a single flower, write a rap or a poem, take a photograph, record a TikTok, make a collage. Then share your artwork using the hashtags #createbythecreek, #rockcreekpark, #loverockcreek, or #summerintheparks. See what other people have been making on Instagram and Facebook.  All ages and artistic experience are encouraged to participate!

3. Oprah Magazine recommends 43 books by black authors to read in 2020.

4. Where to donate effectively right now.

5. Dave Chapelle’s brand new special, 8:46, is not funny. And it’s not supposed to be. (Update: This is NOT for kids — apologies for any confusion! I assume parents see “Dave Chapelle” and know that. Just like Oprah’s book recs, some of the “Five Things” are specifically for adults, since they are the ones actually reading KFDC.)

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