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Five Things for Today: May 25, 2020

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1. Memorial Day ceremonies that usually take place on the National Mall will be online this year. And the annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery will be live streamed on the Department of Defense website at 9am.

2. National Geographic has some great ideas for outdoor activities with kids while social distancing.

3. Experts rate the risks of summer activities. (NPR)

4. The best video games for non-gamers.

5. The front page of yesterday’s New York Times.

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Five Things for Today: May 24, 2020

Celebrating the World Series Champions Nats in pre-coronatimes


1. Nats fans, clear your schedule this evening! Tonight at 7pm, the team will unveil their 2019 World Series championship rings during a historic virtual celebration, the first virtual championship ring ceremony in MLB history. The event will be live streamed on on their Facebook and YouTube channels and aired on MLB Network and MASN. (PS: Before that at 5:30pm, Part 2 of their documentary “Improbable” will air on Nationals.com and MASN. Sorry to miss posting Part 1, but the second half is sure to be more exciting.)

2. Kids can chat with a former Top Gun fighter pilot this afternoon. From 4-4:45pm, they can join a free virtual hangout via Zoom as part of a Kids Get Inspired! Series presented by Fig and Wally, the online invitation and gifting site.

3. We may not be able to enjoy it live on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol this year, but the annual National Memorial Day Concert is still happening, just on TV only. Tune in to PBS at 8pm for performances and tributes filmed around the country and featuring some of the most iconic and powerful segments from past concerts — see specifics here.

4. Because it’s the weekend and many people will be looking to get out for some fresh air and exercise, and because hiking is permitted during stay-at-home orders, here’s a quick link to the round-up of local places for walks in the woods. It’s been updated to reflect the current status of sites, but it doesn’t hurt to check websites or call ahead to confirm.

5. What reopening looks like around the world.

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Five Things for Today: May 23, 2020

Biking at Anacostia Park


1. Mayor Bowser announced that DC could begin Stage 1 of reopening as soon as May 29.

2. Shenandoah National Park begins Phase I of reopening today at 8am. During this phase, Skyline Drive and other trails will be open 5am – 10pm, however, popular ones like Old Rag, Whiteoak, and their associated trails, as well as all boundary trailheads and picnic areas remain closed. Entry fees apply and restrooms are limited. Read more about Shenandoah in this KFDC post, but note that camping is not yet allowed.

3. The PTO of the Takoma Education Campus, a Title 1 DC Public School, is hosting an online auction this weekend, and all are welcome to participate. Check out and bid on items here through tomorrow, May 24, at 10pm. All proceeds will support TEC families in need due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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4. The New York Times Summer Reading round-up.

5. The San Francisco Ballet has been sharing free weekly streams of some of their favorite productions — and the current one is gorgeous.

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Five Things for Today: May 22, 2020

A seafood feast for the weekend


1. Washingtonian Magazine has some fun ideas for Memorial Day Weekend activities at home.

2. Plan for some holiday weekend eats! For Mother’s Day, we ordered the Cajun Seafood Feast from Chasin’ Tails in Falls Church, and it would be a perfect meal for the unofficial start of summer. You order it through Happy Endings Eatery (yes, the name made us chuckle, too) and they have a few other options for seafood boils. If that’s not your thing, find a round-up of more Memorial Day Weekend restaurant specials here.

3. Campgrounds are now open in Virginia State Parks, and you can make reservations for camping through June 10. Browse the parks here.

4. The Capitol Riverfront BID shared their favorite NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, and it’s a pretty awesome mix. Explore and enjoy even more little music sessions here.

5. Makes me bawl every damn time.

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