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Five Things for Today: June 21, 2020



1. Mount Vernon, George Washington’s old digs, reopens to the public today, just in time for their annual Father’s Day celebration.

2. If the weather forecast is thwarting your outdoor Father’s Day plans, change things up and make it a movie day indoors. Here are some good recommendations for films to watch with Dad.

3. Food for thought(fullness): Last minute ideas for Father’s Day take out from Eater DC. More food recs in Georgetown. WTOP has a list of places offering specials for the day. Whip up a meal at home with inspiration from Food & Wine.

4. On Friday, I mentioned the March of Dads taking place today at the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Read about The Dad Gang, the amazing organization and movement behind it.

5. Father’s Day essays. And Black fathers share their hopes and dreams for their sons.

Bonus: A fun one for today.

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Five Things for Today: June 20, 2020

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with a (crab) feast fit for a king


1. Quick links for weekend activities:
* Local Hikes
* Pick Your Own places
* Paddling opportunities
* Fairfax Parks, NoVa Parks, MoCo Parks
* Patapsco State Park, where we hiked and swam last weekend

2. The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden reopens today! Hours are 11am – 4pm, and visitor capacity is limited, with entrance on a first come-first serve basis. Face coverings are required. The Pavilion Cafe will also be open accepting credit cards only.

3. A fun and tasty idea for Father’s Day weekend: Pick up some crabs and have a backyard feast! This links to Captain White’s at The Wharf Fish Market. We got crabs there last weekend, and they were great. Warning: The line to get in the Fish Market stretches down Maine Ave. to help with social distancing inside, but it moves fairly quickly. This WaPo article lists more places to get crabs to take home.

4. Brightest Young Things has a good round-up of Black art and history museums to explore from home.

5. It’s the summer solstice, and you can watch it at Stonehenge! Thousands of people usually gather at the the Neolithic monument to celebrate, so English Heritage, which manages the site, is livestreaming the event to encourage social distancing. The June 20 sunset there is at 9:26pm (4:26pm EST), and sunrise at 4:52am (11:52pm EST). View it on their Facebook page here.

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