1. A fantastic outdoor activity for kids after doing virtual learning: Disc Golf! It provides both mental and physical benefits while allowing participants to practice social distancing. The Washington Disc Golf Company is offering a 5-week Disc Golf 101 session and has openings for kids aged 8-14. It’s two hours once a week (either Tuesday or Thursday) for five weeks. And if this is the first time signing up, you can get $30 off!. (Not sure what disc golf is? Read a little more about it in this KFDC post — it’s one of our favorite family activities!)
2.A KFDC reader just let me know about The Toy Nest, a new toy library in Falls Church. They lend toys, provide a space for (socially distant) play, and will also have a party room for when it’s okay to gather for parties again.
4. New TV obsession: Get Organized with the Home Edit. It’s fun and light, and will make you excited to get your house in order. (A good watch for those of us who found the Marie Kondo method a little too extreme.)
1. Did you know there’s a roller skating pavilion here in the city? It’s in Anacostia Park, located along the Anacostia River in Southeast DC. It’s free to go for a spin (BYO skates this time of year), and there are also lanes to roll along running parallel to the water, though they are shared with bikers and runners. There’s even more recreation to enjoy at the park — fields for ball play, three playgrounds, tennis courts, and great views of riverfront.
2. The annual Adams Morgan Festival continues, though virtually, and is happening today. Online festivities include a live streaming music, fitness classes, a dance plaza, history and culture talks, and a Kids Zone with virtual soccer, Simon Says, basketball, and a scavenger hunt. See the schedule here.
3.An interesting WaPo article about a fantastic Smithsonian museum, the National Postal Museum, and its relevance during this time. It’s closed right now due to COVID, but make it a must-visit when it reopens. This KFDC write-up has more about it.
1. Fruits and veggies aren’t the only things to PYO at local farms and orchards. Flowers are also available for picking, too. Gather a bouquet at Butler’s Orchard. It’s the final weekend of the Sunflower Festival at Summers Farm in Frederick, and you can bring some brightness home with you, too. Larriland Farm in Woodbine, MD, has many different colorful flowers. And you can see where else to select some stems in this round-up of pick-your-own places around the area. Of course, plan to harvest some produce, too, while you’re there!
2. COVID hasn’t canceled the annual Old Town Alexandria Art Festival. In its 18th year, the event is on today and tomorrow, though in a new location at John Carlyle Square and with designated time slots to encourage social distancing. Follow the link to register.
“Murals that Matter” outside the National Building Museum
1. We can’t go in the National Building Museum right now, but you can stop by the west lawn (5th Street NW, between F and G streets) to see Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art, an exhibition featuring DC street art created earlier this summer in response to social justice protests in the nation’s capital and elsewhere. It will be on display from now through November.
2. Catch an outdoor flick and pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman at the Union Market Drive-In tonight. The weekly series is featuring the late actor’s films all month, this week showing the James Brown biopic Get On Up. The lot opens at 7:15pm, and the movie starts at 8:30pm. Parking fee is $20 — book in advance here. And see what else is playing at more drive-in movie series around the area this weekend.
3. The Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington is hosting its annual Unity Walk on Sunday. Although virtual this year, the walk will offer an opportunity to visit houses of worship and faith centers from Baha’i to Zoroastrian, participate in meaningful dialogue, learn a new recipe from a local chef, and partake in service projects. Learn more and register for it here.