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4 community and cultural events worth seeking out in Washington this weekend

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. | Photo: Tairyn A./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 06, 2019.

Looking to get out into the community this weekend?

From a new Smithsonian exhibit of fossils to the Capital Pride Parade, there's plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural meetups coming up in Washington. Read on for a rundown.

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Dinosaurs: The Smithsonian's Hall of Fossils Exhibit Opening Day

From the event description:

The new, 31,000-square-foot fossil hall invites you to explore the epic story of how Earth’s distant past is connected to the present and informs our future. Travel through ancient ecosystems, witness the evolution of life and get up close to some 700 fossil specimens. 

When: Saturday, June 8, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

The Fields at RFK Campus Grand Opening and Community Celebration

From the event description:

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Events DC, the District's convention and sports authority, will celebrate the opening of The Fields at RFK Campus. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be followed by a community celebration with activities, live music and refreshments for all residents to enjoy. 

When: Saturday, June 8, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: The Fields at RFK Campus, 2400 E. Capitol St. SE
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

March with Mayor Muriel Bowser at the 2019 Capital Pride Parade

From the event description:

Walk with the Bowser Administration at the Capital Pride Parade, one of Washington, D.C.'s landmark parades. The parade travels through Dupont Circle and 14th Street and ends in the Logan Circle neighborhood. It will include more than 180 contingents – floats, vehicles, walkers and entertainment.

When: Saturday, June 8, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Parade starting point, 21st and P streets NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Not The White House Pride Party

From the event description:

It's not pride weekend without brunch. ... We're partnering with LGBTQ44 again, the unofficial network of Obama LGBTQ Alumni, to turn our pride into action. Last year we raised over $10,000 for TransLaw — Trans Legal Advocates of Washington.

When: Sunday, June 9, noon-4 p.m.
Where: Republic Restoratives Distillery and Craft Cocktail Bar, 1369 New York Ave. NE
Admission: $20
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Parking in Washington, D.C. can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of D.C. parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the Metro website for nearby stations and schedules.


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