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Five Things for Today: February 3, 2021

 

1. Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill is a beautiful and interesting place to visit — yes, even with kids!  However, it’s only partially open right now to family members of loved one buried there and K-9 Corps members.  But we recently learned that you can get a day-pass for $10 to walk dogs there. We took Teddy the pup this past weekend and loved  being back to stroll around and explore the grounds (and he had a blast running around off-leash). Open Tuesday – Sunday 8am – 8pm, though closed 11am – 3pm on Saturdays.  And if you don’t have a dog, keep a visit to the Cemetery in mind for when it opens to everyone again.  It’s full of history, graves of notable people, lovely grounds, and even geocaching opportunities.  Read more about it here and in the round-up of peaceful places in DC.

 

2. If you’re looking for ways kiddos can get creative on these winter days, Hirshhorn Kids at Home has some fun, imaginative projects inspired by the museum’s artworks. They can channel their inner Picasso, construct a Wish Tree, make art from scraps, and much more. Sign up for their newsletter to stay updated on new ideas.

 

3. This map shows where fencing around the Capitol currently extends.

 

4. An illustrated guide to coronoavirus variants.

 

5. What a great and inspiring Humans of New York story.  It’s in 11 parts — find the rest here.

 

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Five Things for Today: February 2, 2021

Snowball coming this way…

 

1. Happy Groundhog Day!   And a recommendation to watch one of the most clever movies ever made…AGAIN.

 

2.  Tomorrow, February 3, celebrate the final day of skating at Color Burst Ice Rink in Columbia, MD, with a family-friendly event honoring the birthday of poet and Busboys and Poets namesake, Langston Hughes. Poetry on Ice will feature live music, spoken word performances, a pop-up bookstore, prizes and more. It starts at 4pm, and skating admission is $7.

 

3. February is Black History Month, and there’s a brand new post with all kinds of ways to celebrate through February — and beyond.

 

4. An all-new, (always) awesome 10 Happy Things for February from Darcy with recs for things to read, cook, do, and generally make you smile.

 

5.  Tips for today 🙂

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Five Things for Today: February 1, 2021

 

1. The National Building Museum’s annual CANstruction program, a design competition to raise awareness about hunger, is today — and this year it’s taking place online. Check out an array of virtual designs all constructed from canned goods around the theme of Children’s Books. Vote for your favorite, too!

 

2. If you’re looking for activities inside on a foul weather day, there are some places around the area that are welcoming visitors — all of them with extra safety measure in place for Covid.  This post has a list of what’s open right now. (FYI:  ARTECHOUSE is the only DC spot open, but there are several in Maryland and Virginia.)

 

3. Misty Copeland’s 10 favorite children’s books.

 

4. New podcasts worth checking out, according to the NY Times.

 

5. LOL.

 

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Five Things for Today: January 28, 2021

 

1. The National Children’s Museum is currently accepting applications from kids aged 7-12 to help host upcoming episodes of their podcast, STEAM Daydream with National Children’s Museum. Find instructions for applying here.  (PS: The museum is currently closed due to Covid, and was open only briefly before the pandemic began, but for more background on it — and what to expect when we can go back — see this KFDC post.)

 

2. Goldstar, the company that offered discount tickets for live entertainment and other events pre-Covid, has been presenting online performing arts and more virtual opportunities during this time instead. They have programs especially for children, including an online Comedy 4 Kids class, a free Lion King Education Experience, and a subscription to digital Performances for Young Audience from the Kennedy Center.

 

3. Finally?🤞

 

4. Get ready to howl tonight!

 

5. What a lovely friendship.

 

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