Stuck in the District over Easter break? Don’t worry: there’s plenty of egg-cellent things to do in our fair city that will put the hip back in your hippity-hop!
Friday, April 22
10:00am – 12:00pm: Earth Day Party for the Planet. Visit the National Zoo for a day of recycling and frolicking with the animals! Activities will take place at the “In Your Back Yard” exhibit (a breath of fresh air from the NIMBY-ness of the neighbors). Eco-friendly crafts galore! 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008. Price: Free!
6:45pm & 9:00pm: Washington Film Institute’s Green Screen Kickoff Event. Feel like your bleeding-heart has become a bit atrophied this spring? These films will reignite your sense of righteous indignation over the state of our planet. See The Fourth Revolution at 6:45pm and The Nuclear Comeback at 9:00pm. Goethe-Institute, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Tickets: $10.
10:00am – 1:00pm: Georgetown Family Fair at the Dumbarton House. Hoya Snaxa has closed its doors to the sweet tooth’s of Georgetown students, but you can still satisfy your cravings for ye olde desserts at the Georgetown Family Fair. Homemade sundaes and chocolate houses abound! 2715 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20007. Price: $10.
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Earth Day may not be until April 22nd, but many organizations are celebrating all month. Here is a rundown of upcoming Earth events:
Volunteer: Restore a trail with FORCE, the Rock Creek rangers, and the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. On Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon, in Dumbarton Oaks Park.
For those in the Burleith neighborhood, a spring clean up will take place on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Volunteers can meet at Ellington Field, located at 38th and R Streets.
Celebrate: This weekend (16-17th) celebrate on the National Mall with the EPA where you can “Bash the Trash” and make your own “Eco Art.”
On April 17, the Environmental Film Festival will hold a free bonus screening (films and times here).
The National Zoo’s Earth Day Party for the Planet on April 22, with numerous festivities (cross your fingers for no government shutdown).
h/t: Georgetown Patch
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