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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Some of the Best Things in DC Are Free


DC natives often have a hard time remembering to take advantage of the riches of this city that are here for the taking. Recently Lyn2 deliberately carved out part of a Sunday to take herself to the National Gallery for the Allen Ginsberg show. Last week she climbed Capitol Hill for business purposes and that was still a thrill. I know what she means - it's like going home again- only we live here- we just don't necessarily go there.

DC ROCKS loves pointing out that the biggest mall in Washington (unlike Tyson's Corner) is that great long green space between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. Go there late on a summer day when there are a lot fewer tourists to dodge. Plus some museums are open until 7:30.

Another good thing to do "after hours" is to check out the Sculpture Garden Concert series.(I used to love roaming the monuments really late at night, but that's another story.)
Head down there this Friday when those very cool cats that comprise Natty Beaux will do their best to jump start your evening from 5-8:30 p.m. Bring a picnic and let the coolness of music take the edge off the heat.

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