This weekend you can soak up plenty of music and culture with the kids, including a free concert by Culture Queen.
The quantity and variety of family fun to be had here on Capitol Hill is pretty amazing. Want to celebrate Mardi Gras with the kids this weekend? We’ve got that. Live music? Got that too. Cultural experiences? Science education? Arts and crafts? Children’s theater? Yes, yes, yes, yes. And more.
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This weekend there are kids’ events to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day, Black History and more. Your quest for family fun could take you to unexpected places like the Black Cat and the Willard InterContinental. Also: The Lane Social Club in Ivy City opens Saturday!
This weekend, there are Valentine’s events galore, Family Day at the National Gallery of Art, a planting event to honor Tu B’Shvat (the Jewish birthday of the trees) and more. First, let’s do a rundown of the V-Day stuff:
- Plum Patch Valentine-Themed Art Workshop, Friday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-noon, Shopkeepers, 1231 Florida Ave
Here are few ways your family can observe MLK Day this weekend:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, open 24 hours, every day. Park rangers are on duty 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. to answer questions.
- 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, Monday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., MLK Ave SE through downtown Anacostia. Parade concludes with a Health and Community Fair at the Gateway Pavilion at St. Elizabeth’s East.
- Portrait Story Days: Martin Luther King
Weekend forecast: Low 80s with clouds on Saturday; rain starting sometime on Sunday; and lots of fun for free in the Capitol Hill area and nearby. Here are CHK’s picks:
- Rediscover Eastern Market, see schedule above. Eastern Market is celebrating 10 years since its reopening in 2009 after a devastating fire in 2017. The celebration features live music, tours, games and more. Free.
- The Fields at RFK Campus: Grand Opening and Celebration, Saturday,
CHK is looking forward to a beautiful weekend. The forecast is looking good: mostly dry with highs in the low 80s. Time to make plans to get out with the kids! Here are CHK’s picks:
- DC Bike Ride: Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., starting at West Potomac Park. Ride worry-free–the course will be closed to traffic. Finish at a festival. Kids 3 and up can participate, but must be 8 to ride on
CHK wishes all the Capitol Hill moms an awesome Mother’s Day weekend! If you’re not already booked solid, take a look at the following Mother’s-Day-weekend-worthy events.
- Train Day at the National Postal Museum: Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 2 Massachusetts Ave NE. Experience the Railway Post Office by checking out the inside of the train car and find out how train conductors use whistle signals to communicate. Free, all ages.
- March for Moms
CHK has one outstanding pick this weekend: the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival, happening May 4 , noon to 8 p.m. Want to introduce your kids to music festival fun? This is the one.
Details of interest to families:
- Kids 10 and under are free
- There will be a kids’ zone and outdoor activities
- Leashed dogs are allowed
- Food trucks will be there, including DC Slices, DC Taco Truck, Capital Chicken and Waffles
This weekend, Atlas Performing Arts Center has several showings of children’s theater production, “Aquarium.” Rocknoceros is performing at Pie Shop DC. East City Books is having a birthday event, and Hill Center is hosting Volunteer Capitol Hill. Just past the weekend, Monday is CHCNS Family Movie Night. See details below:
- Atlas Arts for Young Audiences Presents: Aquarium, Saturday, April 27, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE. Read more