Ambassador Sharon Wilkinson was a career Foreign Service Officer with US Department of State, serving in many countries around the world. She is now the Senior Vice President and Deputy at Meridian International Center. This Sunday she will oversee the Meridian International Children’s Festival, an interactive, educational event that features cultural displays by Embassies from every continent including performances of traditional dance and music and a parade.
Cultural Tourism DC asked some notable Washingtonians to share with us their favorite places or events that are special and unique to DC.
- Meridian International Center - a world class public diplomacy organization where global leaders gather and future leaders are found. Don’t miss an opportunity to attend one of the innovative exchange, educational, cultural and policy programs that help to advance global understanding!
- Florida Avenue Grill - delicious, down-home cooking, served up for as long as I can remember. When I was back in Washington between overseas assignments, or after church, or any time really, I’d stop by for some of the best soul food in town. Great memories!
- Rock Creek Park - As winter winds down and spring is just around the corner I love the drive in Rock Creek Park when the daffodils, dogwoods and forsythia bushes are all beginning to bloom.
- Kennedy Center – it is both grand and welcoming. Red is my favorite color and stepping into the Grand Foyer is such an energizing experience. I have been attending performances there for years and I am struck every time by the rich cross-section of humanity that passes through its great halls.
- Surfside - my go-to neighborhood restaurant. They say that the food is inspired by beach cuisine, but I say that it is fresh, spicy and delicious. It is served up in a friendly atmosphere with cool Caribbean music playing in the background.
For more information on Passport DC and Internaitonal Cultural Awareness Month, visit: http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/things-do-see/passport-dc
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