Cultural Tourism DC asked some prominent Washingtonians to share with us their favorite places or events that are special and unique to DC.
Jill Strachan is the executive director of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, non-profit community arts organization. Her career has taken her from the halls of academe; to the world of food processing; to the music of choral groups and finally to the work of building community through the arts. She aims to create a community where the arts are fundamental and where children and adults of all ages can expand their horizons without fear. In her spare time, she improves her directing skills each summer with a production of Gilbert & Sullivan at CHAW.
Jill shares her top 5.
1. U.S. National Arboretum - It’s beautiful and full of quiet spots that you think you've "discovered." It's hard to believe you are still in the city.
2. FDR Memorial - I love the wonderful way the history comes alive at this monument. The water that flows along the memorial creates an amazing coherence.
3. Mr. Henry’s Restaurant on Capitol Hill – It’s almost as comfortable as being in my own dining room.
4. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (C.H.A.W) - I love the energy of the building, something artistic is always happening!
5. Hains Point Tennis Courts - There is a confluence of people and much laughter amid the tennis balls. The pace seems slower and languid here, like the river flowing by.
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