Art and golden hour light at Victura Park
Thank you to Bright Horizons for sponsoring these Five Things!
1. Victura Park, the lovely family-friendly wine and beer (and food) garden on the grounds of The REACH at the Kennedy Center, is now open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10am – 9pm. I first mentioned it in summer of 2020, and it’s now gone from seasonal pop-up to year-round fixture! We just enjoyed a family hang there a couple of evenings ago, and it was so nice to wind down the weekend with snacks and bevies, then wander around the pretty grassy areas, check out the new Mo Willems art installation on the Plaza, stroll along the KC terrace, and take in the river views. We usually ride bikes to Victura Park, but since we brought Teddy along — it’s pet-friendly, too! — we drove to West Potomac Park, then walked along the river to the pedestrian bridge that takes you right to the Victura Park entrance. Admission is free.
ARTECHOUSE is offering a STEAM Family Days
promotion every Tuesday and Wednesday all day. Book through this link
to receive special pricing and an activity guide inspired by the current exhibit Life of a Neuron
. Through this limited offer all tickets are $17 (adults tickets normally start at $24) and Family
Packages (two adults, two children) are $60.
(Note: The offer is not valid the week of Thanksgiving.)
3. Are you looking for a daycare or early childhood education option for your little one? Bright Horizons at 2 Bethesda Metro just opened its doors last month and is currently enrolling in their Infant – Pre-K programs. Learn more and schedule a visit — spaces are limited!
4. 40 fall dinner recipes that look and sound yummy.
5. Just caught a sneak preview of The French Dispatch, the new Wes Anderson movie that officially releases this Friday, October 22. If you’re a fan of his films, you’ll love this one as much as the rest. It’s rated R — I’d recommend it for mature tweens (with adult, obvi) and up.
1. You don’t need a special event to get into the spirit of the spooky season. Here are some ongoing activities perfect for the Halloween lead-up: A hike at Prince William Forest Park, where you might happen upon old, small family grave sites; a stroll through Congressional Cemetery; a visit to the National Museum of Health & Medicine (best for older kids); a tour of Ford’s Theatre.
2. The Capital Art & Craft Festival is coming to Northern Virginia this weekend, October 15-17, and will feature art in more than a dozen mediums — jewelry, paintings, prints, glass, leather, photography, pottery, wearable art, and wood, and more. (Think early holiday shopping!) Even better, I’ve got five pairs of entry tickets ($24 value) to give away. If you want a chance to win one of them, simply leave a comment below by noon (12pm) on Thursday, October 14. Admission to the festival is free for kids age 12 and under.
3. Loads of ideas for DIY Halloween costumes for kids. (And all kinds of ready-to-wear options if you aren’t so crafty.)
4. This round-up of the 40 Best Movies on Netflix You Probably Haven’t Seen looks bookmark-worthy.
5. Every now and then he nails it.
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