Skip to main content
Add Me To Your Mailing List
                                                                                                              


 


HomeSpecial Upcoming Events
Upcoming Trips and Events

June 2018 

June 1st @ 11 am
Oak Hill Cemetery
3001 R Street NW

Meet at 30th & R Street Entrance

Superintendent Dave Jackson has agreed to host our group in the historic Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel. Oak Hill Cemetery is a historic 22- acre cemetery located in Georgetown. It was founded in 1848 and completed in 1853 and is a prime example of a garden cemetery. Many famous people are buried at Oak Hill and the cemetery has a large number of Victorian-style memorials and monuments. Parking is limited at the cemetery so it is best to walk or Uber. The Chapel is not air-conditioned. No food is allowed. There is some walking required but it will be limited. The cemetery's internment of Willie Lincoln, deceased son of President Lincoln, was the inspiration for the novel, Lincoln the Bardo by George Saunders.


June 1st
5 - 8:30 pm  
Location:  National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden  (Constitution Avenue & Madison Drive Between 7th & 9th Streets NW)

The US Army Blues Swamp Romp (traditional New Orleans jazz)

Every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. through August 24, 2018, the Gallery will invite visitors to find a seat among the monumental works of art in the Sculpture Garden and enjoy one of the city's favorite summertime activities. To date, more than 1,735,000 visitors have started their weekend off with the long-standing concert series.

Highlights of this year's schedule include the 12th year of collaboration between Jazz in the Garden and the DC Jazz Festival. Visitors can enjoy new additions to the outdoor grill menu—as well as to the Pavilion Café's menu indoors.

With a panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden, the Pavilion Café has indoor and outdoor dining areas. The Café's menu includes pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Wine and beer are also available.  Visitors are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages into the Sculpture Garden.  

 




National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art, Washington


Please bring your own folding lawn chair.  



To sign up contact the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988



Lunch
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
12:30 PM until 1:30 PM
Paolo's
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW


Please let us know if you are planning to join us so we are sure to have a big enough table reserved.






June 13th @ 1 pm
Renwick Gallery
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW


No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Burning Man is a unique cultural festival that takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert every year, attracting more than 75,000 people in honor of creativity. Massive, large-scale installations are built, celebrated and sometimes burned ritually in the temporary, man-made city in the desert. With the exhibit at the Renwick, you’ll be able to experience the spirit of a festival that takes places thousands of miles away without leaving the nation’s capital.


Image result for burning man renwick


No Spectators is so epic, museum walls cannot contain it. The Renwick Gallery teamed up with Golden Triangle Business Improvement District to expand outside of the museum's walls and into the surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood. Look for jaw-dropping sculptures and installations scattered throughout the 43-square-block radius, including an ode to Maya Angelou , a math-inspired deltahedron entitled Golden Spike and a fitting pair of ten-foot-tall stainless-steel letters, X-O, standing side-by-side.

Contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 to sign up.



Book Discussion 
June 18th @ 10:15 am

By: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
 

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.




Happy Hour 
Monday, June 18th
5:30 - 7pm

Morton's 
3251 Prospect Street NW


July 2018 



July 13th @ 11 am
Glenstone
12002 Glen Road
Potomac, Maryland

Glenstone Museum presents Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment, on view from May 10, 2018 through January 2020.   The outdoor sculpture tour covers about one mile of varied terrain and includes mulched walkways, open fields, and wooded areas.  (Please wear comfortable shoes as we will be doing a lot of walking)

The exhibition will feature five decades of the trailblazing work of the French-born American artist, whose formal innovation and fearless explorations of sexuality and her own personal history make her an icon of late-20th-century art. Nearly 30 works by Bourgeois (1911-2010), all from the museum’s collection, will be on view including The Destruction of the Father, 1974, a recently acquired masterpiece realized at a pivotal moment in her career. 

Call the office at 202-999-8988 to sign up. 


Ancient Textiles

July 20th @ 1 pm
Dumbarton Oaks
1703 32nd Street NW

The Dumbarton Oaks Museum is known for its specialized collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art. Although far-reaching in scope and wide-ranging in stylistic expression, the objects are unified by a rare beauty and refined craftsmanship, the result of the discerning eye of the collectors and founders of Dumbarton Oaks, Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss.  We will visit the gardens and the museum for a docent led tour. (this is a 90 minute -museum highlights and garden tour.) Please wear comfortable shoes as we will be doing a lot of walking.  

Call the office at 202-999-8988 to sign up. 


August 2018 



Theodore Roosevelt Statue by Paul Manship.jpg
August 10th @ 1pm
Theodore Roosevelt Island
(Located of George Washington Memorial Parkway Northbound lanes between Roosevelt Bridge and Key Bridge)

In the 1930s, landscape architects transformed Mason’s Island from neglected, overgrown farmland into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president. They conceived a “real forest” designed to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island. Today miles of trails through wooded uplands and swampy bottomlands honor the legacy of a great outdoorsman and conservationist.
Call the GV office to sign up. 


August 17th 
5-8:30 pm
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
3 Divas, A Swing Piano Trio
3Divas is the powerhouse, super-swingin’ trio that sparked the fire that ignited the award-winning show Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, described by the New York Times “blistering hot.”

Please bring your own folding lawn chair.  



To sign up contact the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988

Highlights of this year's schedule include the 12th year of collaboration between Jazz in the Garden and the DC Jazz Festival. Visitors can enjoy new additions to the outdoor grill menu—as well as to the Pavilion Café's menu indoors.
With a panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden, the Pavilion Café has indoor and outdoor dining areas. The Café's menu includes pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Wine and beer are also available.  Visitors are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages into the Sculpture Garden. 

Call the GV office to sign up.