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5 intriguing community and cultural events in Washington this weekend

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By Hoodline - Published on September 12, 2019.

Looking to get out into the community this weekend?

From a moonlight walk on the National Mall to a curator's conversation with an artist, there's plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural events coming up in Washington. Read on for a rundown.

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Congress Heights Day Parade Call

From the event description:

It is that time again when the Congress Heights Community Association hosts its annual parade, culminating with Art All Night — Soul of the City. We are counting on you, your family and/or organization’s participation to make this year’s event a success. 

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Ballou High School, parking lot, 3401 Fourth St., SE
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Full Moon Walk: National Mall Monuments and Memorials

From the event description:

Washington's monuments and memorials on the National Mall are spectacular in the evening, and even more so during a full moon. Come join us for a pleasant evening walk with friendly people from the nonprofit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: World War II Memorial, 1750 Independence Ave. SW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Art All Night

From the event description:

Cultural festival at the newly launched Middle East Institute art gallery. Featuring a pop-up bar, music and a calligrapher.

When: Saturday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m.- midnight
Where: 1763 N St NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

DC Metro Circle of Friends Picnic in the Park

From the event description:

The purpose of this annual event is to build a sense of unity within the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia LGBTQ community and share a day of fun with our brothers and sisters. 

When: Sunday, Sept. 15, noon-7 p.m.
Where: Rock Creek Park, Picnic Area #24, across from Rock Creek Tennis Center
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Conversations with Artist Oliver Lee Jackson

From the event description:

This conversation between artist Oliver Lee Jackson and Harry Cooper, senior curator and head of modern art, National Gallery of Art, marks the last day of the exhibition "Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings," which presents some 25 paintings created over the past 15 years, many of which are being shown publicly for the first time. 

When: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2-3 p.m.
Where: National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

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


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