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Citizens Association of Georgetown

The Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) has, in one form or another, been representing the interests of Georgetown residents in local affairs for more than a century. It traces its roots to 1878, when the Georgetown Citizens Association was established as the District of Columbia's first civic group. By the early 1920s, the group was successfully campaigning for the community's first zoning rules to block an invasion of apartment buildings in what was then a community comprised mainly of single-family homes.

In recent years, CAG has devoted itself to protecting the interests of Georgetown's residential community in a time of great neighborhood change. The association has focused its efforts on everything from reclaiming the Georgetown waterfront for a new park to advocating for measured business development. CAG also works with the Georgetown business community and Georgetown University on behalf of residents on initiatives to help preserve the neighborhood's livability, beauty and historic character. Join the CAG and the Georgetown community at 5:30 pm on Sunday, May 21, in Volta Park for the start of its Concert Series. 


Capitol Hill Restoration Society Tour

The 60th annual Capitol Hill Restoration Society Tour features fine homes and beautiful gardens on and near East Capitol Street, as well as the Naval Masonic Lodge on Pennsylvania Avenue SE, and more, with hospitality and rest facilities at Capitol Hill Hotel. On Sunday, refreshments will be offered at recently renovated St. Mark's Episcopal Church, a structure on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour hours are Saturday, May 13, 4 pm – 7 pm and Sunday, May 14, noon – 5 pm. Tickets are $40, $35 in advance. 


Multicultural Open House

In celebration of Passport DC and DC International Cultural Awareness Month, Hostelling International DC invites the local community to a multicultural open house on May 13. Come explore diverse cultures through fun activities, art, dance, food, and music. Highlights include live musical performances by local talent Vanny, Dominican musician Raul Morel, and West African drummer Baba Joseph. The event is free, but an RSVP is required. Secure your spot!



Friday, May 12

Tour - U.S. Capitol Tour 
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Event - Open Studio Friday
National Portrait Gallery

Theatre - Smart People
Arena Stage

Saturday, May 13

Event - An Evening of Diversions
Octagon Museum

Event - Dairy Delights
DAR Museum

Event - Muslim Women's Association Annual Bazaar
The Islamic Center of Washington, DC

Lecture - Trading in Japonisme: The French Obsession with Japanese Art 
Freer | Sackler

Sunday, May 14

Exhibit - Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Concert - Music at the Monastery
Franciscan Monastery

Exhibition - Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017
National Building Museum

Monday, May 15

Event - Talk of the Hill with Bill Press 
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Tour - Hirshhorn Museum Highlights Tours 
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - Exploring the Early Americas
Library of Congress 

Tuesday, May 16

Theater - Ragtime
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Congress and the World Wars
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Exhibit - El vuelo y su semilla
Mexican Cultural Institute

Wednesday, May 17

Event - Official Opening of the New ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture
ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture

Event - Hill Center Galleries Opening Reception
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Event - Conversation, Love, and Philosophy: 18th Century Fetes Galantes
Alliance Française de Washington DC

Thursday, May 18

Exhibit - National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln's Cottage

Exhibit - Amending America
National Archives

Newsletter for May 12 to May 18, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the city's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website


May 20

The Women's Balcony
Edlavitch DCJCC

May 20

The Art of Afghan Music 
Freer | Sackler

May 24

Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

June 3-4

Jazz 'n Families Fun Days Family Festival
The Phillips Collection

Celebrate Passport DC this month and learn about International Cultural Awareness Month as you experience international culture and diplomacy in more than 70 embassies, international cuisine, and exhibits and displays in numerous cultural institutions throughout Washington, DC.


Crowdfunding Campaign for 
Passport DC

With embassy open houses, street festivals, performances and exhibitions, Passport DC offers something for everyone. Last year more than 235,000 people participated! Help us keep Passport DC free and accessible. Donate today!

Multinational Entrepreneur Training

Multinational entrepreneurs are driven by passion and vision to build global businesses outside of their current comfort zones and abilities. This training will give you the foundation of knowledge that you need in order to build a profitable multinational business. Enroll here

Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11' x 17' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

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