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Turkish Festival 2021

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What an amazing day! We had delicious food, great performances , a bustling bazaar, Turkish coffee and fortune reading, along with lots of dancing. Turkish & Greek Songs from both side of the Aegean by DC Cafe Aman –2021 Turkish Festival at The Wharf! This performance was perfect for this year’s festival focusing on the Aegean!

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JBAB’s First Big Event

In Festival, Food by RUNINdc

Every summer past the Slip Inn hosted some memorable events with big concerts and cook outs. Obviously, this year has been different with the Slip Inn opening on July 4th. And today the Slip Inn hosted its first big event since the COVID pandemic began. And with cooler temperatures and arrival of football season what better way to kick off …

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The Year of the Pig in DC

In Chinese, Downtown, Events, Festival by RUNINdc

The Year of the Pig, Chinese New Year in DC kicks-off on Feb. 10, 2-5pm with a big parade in Chinatown.  The festival will feature Chinese Dragon Dances, live musical performances, and more. The Chinese New Year is a 15-day event that starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full …

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Atlanta Superbowl Experience Scores Big

In Events, Festival, Football, Fun by RUNINdc

I have experienced a few Superbowl experiences: Houston, New York, Miami to name a few. But so far, Atlanta’s rolling of the red carpet to hundreds of thousands of fans appears to be the best The World of Coca-Cola kicked off Super Bowl weekend with a “Champions Chat” featuring “Mean” Joe Greene and Carl Banks who will share stories, comment …

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Ray Lewis Foundation @Superbowl LIII

In Events, Festival, Football, Fun by RUNINdc

There are 10 major attractions within walking distance of Mercedez-Benz Stadium and dozens of fabulous Superbowl parties. The NFL Experience, NFL Live, Media Center and Mercedes-Benz Stadium are connected like a giant outdoor mall.  Last night, the Ray Lewis Foundation put out an amazing party for his charity foundation, a Ray of Hope. Ray Lewis’ Gold Jacket Party for a …

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First Night Alexandria

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First Night in Alexandria returns once again this year, one of the longest running NYE events in the country that has become synonymous with new years eve in the area, offering one of the biggest parties in the country and helping to grow the burgeoning US NYE traditions of family friendly first night events with a big outdoor party followed …

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Nation’s Oldest Celebration for Columbus

In Baltimore, Festival by RUNINdc

Baltimore’s 128th Columbus Day parade, the nation’s oldest celebration of Christopher Columbus started at Orioles Park and wounded its way through the Inner Harbor, next to the UMBC Columbus Center to Little Italy today. Parade participants include five high-school marching bands, dozens of civic and Italian American organizations and seven floats.  

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The Navy Sails to the Inner Harbor

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Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is packed with ships from the US Navy, Military Sealift Command, Great Britain and Canada as part of Maryland Fleet Week 2018. The week-long event gives the public the opportunity to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen and see first hand how their tax dollars are put to good use. The HMCS Monmouth which has its name …

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Moco Fair Demolition Derby

In Automobile, Festival, Food by RUNINdc

Photos by Jason Morenz The MOCO Fair welcomes more than 100 cars from across the Mid Atlantic to see which vehicle can outlast the rest. Cars must navigate the track to keep damage to a minimum if they are to win the heat and make it into the finals. Cars are judged by the crowd as to who has the wildest …

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Catalonia Towers Over Washington

In Festival, Food, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

This year, Spain is rocking the FIFA World Cup, while it’s smaller cousin from the north takes center stage at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Catalonia, the autonomous Spanish region has its own language, flag, even anthem. And just this month, Spain lifted direct rule in Catalonia after regional government leaders were sworn in. Castell is a Human Tower built traditionally …

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Stanley Cup Festival Featured Shaggy and Sting

In Chinatown, Festival, Food, Hockey by RUNINdc

he streets outside the Capital One Arena turned into a massive street festival Saturday. The Capitals hosted their first Stanley Cup game in 20 years by throwing a big pre-game and game showing party from 4-11pm at 7th and G Streets NW. There were the Red Rockers Cheerleaders, former Capitals players and even Slapshot the mascot rallying the crowd. But the encore …

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Trump’s Inauguration Looms without the Stars

In Festival, Openings, Patriotic, Smithsonian, Transportation, Travelling by RUNINdc

nauguration events will begin in just over a week. Street closures and parking restrictions throughout D.C. will begin shortly after noon on Jan. 18, and expand to major roads and bridges by 3 a.m. on Jan. 19. These closures will continue even after the Inauguration. Meanwhile, the President-Elect is having trouble finding talent to perform. Trump, however, claims that he’s …

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Festival Goers to take over H Street, Sat

In Bar, Beer, Events, Fashion, Festival, H Street by RUNINdc

his Saturday, Sept 17, H Street will transform once again into a celebration of food, culture and fun. For it’s eleventh year, a festival that seems to grow and expand every year, this year promises to be no different. For 7+ hours from noon to dusk, hundreds of vendors and thousands of festival-goers (last year attracted over 200,000) will flood …

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20th Anniversary of the Million Man March

In Events, Festival, News, News & Culture by RUNINdc

It is billed as the nation’s largest civil rights demonstration, and this Saturday’s rally in the National Mall will mark the 20th anniversary. DC will be packed — hundreds of thousands will gather at the Mall coming from buses all across the eastern seaboard Despite an email from the US Capitol Police warning its officers of potential violence, the Nation …

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Smithsonian Food History Festival

In Festival, Food, Food Blogger, Fun, News, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

A free food festival for all ages that explores the past, present, and future of food innovations in America. As part of the Smithsonian Food History Weekend, the National Museum of American History is hosting a day-long festival for families, students, food-enthusiasts, history buffs and more to jump into food history! Through live cooking demonstrations, hands-on learning, film screenings, curator-led …

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The Music of Peru

In Events, Fashion, Festival, Music, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

Just as Peru is more than Machu Picchu, Peruvian music is more than panpipes. Celebratory songs laced with distinct sounds and rhythms are a centerpiece of every community festival And everyone, it seems, loves to swing to the beat of Afro-Peruvian rhythm.

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After the Skies Cleared

In 14th Street, Adams Morgan, Arlington, Ashburn, Ballston, Baltimore, Clarendon, Crystal City, Downtown, Events, Festival, Foggy Bottom, Food, Metro, Misc, Music, News & Culture, Openings, Patriotic, Pets, Photos, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

by Jason Morenz It started out wet and misty and then in the late afternoon, the skies came down. By 4pm the rain was so hard, the US Park Service had to declare an emergency and opened up museums and federal buildings near the mall for folks to take shelter. The skies came down for over an hour, but once …

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Folklife Fest’s New (& Improved) Home

In Beer, Chef, Events, Festival, Food, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

Last year, the National Park Service laid down a new set of rules. After spending millions on new turf in the Nation’s mall, they decided to severely restrict its use. Gone was Library of Congress’ National Book Festival, as well as Dept of Energy’s Solar Decathlon When the Smithsonian was directed to squeeze its tents and structures onto the gravel …

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Smithsonian Folklife Fest – Peru

In Embassy, Events, Festival by RUNINdc

Photos by Kyra Hamann This year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival is underway, celebrating the culture of Peru. Due to the extensive work on the National Mall, the US Park Services moved the festival next to the National Museum of the American Indian between the Third and Fourth Street. The festival this year is definitely more compact and smaller than in previous …

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Silver Spring Blues Festival 2015

In Events, Fashion, Festival, Food, Fun, News & Culture, Patriotic, Silver Spring, Weekly Picks, Wine by RUNINdc

silver spring blues festival 2015 The Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. is proud to announce the star-studded line up of the 7th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring. The Silver Spring Blues Festival will be Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 10 am to 9 pm. Watch this space for information about our Blues Festival Kick Off party …

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EU Embassy Run

In Adams Morgan, Alcohol, Bar, Beer, Charity, Cleveland Park, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Embassy, Events, Fashion, Festival, Foggy Bottom, Food, Fun, Fundraiser, Georgetown, German, Happy Hour, Italian, Metro, Music, Sandwiches, Travelling, Wine by RUNINdc

Last year a group of 40 runners informally gathered together to run to a dozen embassies along 13 miles in DC on EU Open House Day. Due to the popularity of the event the run expanded into an organized event doubling the number of runners. The event included a fundraiser at Lebanese Taverna for We Are Family as well as …

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Lemur Conservation Network Launches Next Week

In Charity, Events, Fashion, Festival, Food, Fun, Fundraiser, Music, News, Shaw by RUNINdc

Lynne Venart, Creative Director and Project Manager Lemur Conservation Network Email | Web Phone 571.213.6717 | Fax 815.366.7491 Mingle with conservation leaders and friends of Madagascar at the hottest conservation event of the year! The Lemur Conservation Network ( celebrates their launch on March 19th at a party in Washington, D.C. at the Right Proper Brewing Company. The …

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Mardi Gras Bash @ Bayou

In Bar, Beer, Cajun, Events, Festival, Foggy Bottom, Food, Fun, Music, Review by RUNINdc

Fat Tuesday happens only once a year, and unfortunately it fell on the day with the biggest snowstorm to hit DC this winter. The temperature was downright frigid and driving through the city was horrendous.  But Big Easy fanatics from all around the Beltway came out of the woodwork to dance, prance and indulge during the 5th annual Mardi Gras Celebration at …

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Dogtown Brings New Orleans to RVA

In Events, Festival, Fun, Richmond by RUNINdc

DOGTOWN BRINGS NEW ORLEANS TO RVA Join Dogtown Dance Theatre for their annual Mardi Gras celebrations and parades! Open to the Richmond community, Dogtown will celebrate Mardi Gras this year on Saturday, February 14 and “Fat Tuesday”, February 17. Live performances at Dogtown Dance Theatre will follow the community parades. PARADES: 3PM- SATURDAY // 5:30PM- TUESDAY Parade leaves 15th St. and Bainbridge …

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The Folklife Festival is Imperiled

In Festival, Fun, News, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

Sunday is the last day of the Folklife Festival this year. It could also be the last day the Folklife Festival will take place on the lawn at the National Mall.Beginning in August, the National Park Service is spending millions to install new turf on the grassy panels of the National Mall, but this comes with a host of regulations …

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St Paddies Day @ Irish Channel

In Bar, Beer, Chinatown, Events, Festival, Food, Fun, Irish by RUNINdc

Back in the 1600’s, the Catholic church created St Patrick’s Day to commemorate Christianity’s arrival in Ireland — boy has the holiday evolved over the years. Today, St Patrick’s Day is a week long event featuring several Irish bands and specials.  During the week our beloved Brian Gaffney, Peter Baker and Aine Doherty performs. On Sunday, the Channel participates in …