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New and Renewed Affiliates

Recent new and renewed Cultural Tourism DC Affiliates include:

We encourage you to learn about the programs and projects of these organizations. They are an integral part of the fabric of this community. Whether you are a tourist or resident, get to know them and enjoy all that they offer.


Interfaith Picnic

This Saturday, September 9, at 5:00 pm, bring a meal to this interfaith, intergenerational picnic on the Washington National Cathedral's west lawn. Get to know neighbors from the community and share a meal together. Activities include the Unity Project, an interactive public art project that helps weave a web of connectedness among our different identities, and People Bingo (with prizes!). Reserve your space to dine and to see the Washington Revels, a multigenerational performing arts community that celebrates music, dance, stories, and drama from around the world and across the centuries. The evening ends with Havdalah, the Jewish ritual that marks the end of Shabbat.



Join this year's awesome Sommerfest on Friday, September 8 at the Goethe-Institut! Learn about the work of the Goethe-Institut, participate in cool activities, and end the day with some of DC's rad punk bands. Explore the Goethe-Institut, play a language game, discover the Germany Unwrapped (Deutschland im Koffer) exhibition and talk to staff. Old Europe Restaurant will be on site selling German food and drinks. Entrance is on 20th Street midway between I and K Streets, NW.


WalkingTown DC 2017

Cultural Tourism DC invites you to grab your walking shoes and join us for DC's best public tour program featuring more than 50 guided walking tours throughout the city. WalkingTown DC is a nine-day festival of 'bite-size' lunchtime tours, after-work 'happy hour' tours, and longer weekend tours of DC's neighborhoods. The program runs from Saturday, September 16 through Sunday, September 24. You'll see and learn about the history, culture, environment, and art of Washington, DC. Licensed, professional tour guides, community and government leaders, and neighborhood historians lead the tours. The tours are free, but you must register. Please click here to ensure you get the tour(s) you want. Volunteer opportunities with WalkingTown also are available here. Let's have fun together!



Friday, September 8

Event - French Wine & Cheese Happy Hour
Alliance Fran
çaise de Washington, DC

Event - Brewmaster Tours
Heurich House Museum

Lecture - Maya Peoples: A Day of Academic Thought
Mexican Cultural Institute

Lecture - Robert Smalls: From Slave to American Hero 
National Museum of the United States Navy

Saturday, September 9

Event - Family Program: Urban Gardening Project 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum 

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

Event - 202 Arts & Music Festival
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Exhibit - National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here 
National Geographic Museum

Sunday, September 10

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

Exhibit - Spectacular Gems and Jewelry
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Exhibit - Artistic Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
National Air and Space Museum

Exhibit - Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks 
National Postal Museum

Monday, September 11

Exhibit - From Sinbad to the Shabab Oman: A Seafaring Legacy
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Event - Cake Explosion
Hill Center

Exhibit - Inhotim: At the Crossroads of Glocal Change
IDB Cultural Center

Exhibit - Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse 
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Tuesday, September 12

Event - Collection Storage Tips
DAR Museum

Exhibit - Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game
Library of Congress

Event - Book Talk and Signing with Donna Lucey
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Unfolding the Universe
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC) 

Wednesday, September 13 

Film - Cine-Club: A Nos Amours
Alliance Française de Washington, DC

Exhibit - Black Magic: AfroPasts/AfroFutures
Honfleur Gallery

Event - 5777: A Year In Review

Exhibit - Women in Art: 1850-1910 
Dumbarton Oaks

Thursday, September 14

Lecture - Three Millennia of Jewish Art

Exhibit - Before the 45th Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Equilibrium: Fanny Sanín
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tour - Common Ground: Our American Garden
National Museum of American History


Newsletter for September 8 to September 14, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website



September 15

Nerd Nite DC
Folger Shakespeare Library

September 16

H Street Festival
H Street Main Street

September 16

Brews, Booze & Bites 
Tudor Place

September 23

Museum Pop-up Shop
Dumbarton House

September 16 to September 24

Volunteer for WalkingTown DC!
Volunteer and be a Cultural Tourism DC Ambassador this September 16 to September 24. Volunteers welcome participants and assistant the tour guides who lead walking tours throughout the District. Click here to sign-up for an orientation.



Neighborhood Heritage Trails

Cultural Tourism DC's Neighborhood Heritage Trails are the official walking trails of Washington, DC. Take a stroll through DC history on one our our self-guided walking trails. Each trail sign combines stories, historic photos, and maps.

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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