|2012_DC_CalTort_Party_120417||61||DC -- California Tortilla -- Brand Update Party|
Join us to celebrate our Fresh New Look!
Come celebrate California Tortilla's brand update! Bring a guest and enjoy fresh food, signature cocktails and more!
|2012_DC_Law_Candlelight_120513||109||DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2012) -- Pre-ceremony events|
I didn't stick around for the ceremony. It's gotten so big that there's really no way to get close enough to see the stage anymore.
|2012_DC_Emancipation_LC_120415||194||DC -- Emancipation Day (2012) -- Celebration @ Lincoln Cottage|
DC Emancipation Day Celebration - April 15, 2012
This year marks 150 years of emancipation in the District. The enslaved people in Washington, DC were freed nine months before President Abraham Lincoln issued his famous Emancipation Proclamation, telegraphing the eventual end of slavery to the rest of...
|2012_DC_Emancipation_LT_120414||98||DC -- Emancipation Day (2012) 150th Anniversary Great Debate @ Lincoln Theatre|
On April 14, Centric, in partnership with the Office of Cable Television, celebrates the freeing of slaves in Washington, DC with the DC Emancipation Day 150th Anniversary Great Debate. Nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln freed the enslaved workers and laborers of...
|2012_DC_Press_120106||29||DC -- Federal Courthouse -- Harry Thomas Jr. announces plea|
Harry Thomas, Jr., DC city council member, had just admitted guilt in a scam that had fleeced the DC government of more than $350,000 intended to help city children. After months of denying everything, he finally caved in, agreeing to resign from office, pay restitution of $353,500 to the DC...
|2012_DC_MGC_121023||25||DC -- Mobile Government Conference|
Keynote talks by:
* Dawn Meyerriecks, Assistant Director for Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
* Peter Doolan, Group Vice President & Chief Technologist, Oracle Public Software, Oracle USA
|2012_DC_Shuttle_Flyby_120417||36||DC -- Space Shuttle Discovery Fly-By|
Space Shuttle Discovery Flies to the Smithsonian
Discovery, the longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet, departed Kennedy Space Center in Florida around dawn today, and is expected to arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport about 11 a.m. EDT. After a two-day layover at the airport,...
|2012_DC_Soldiers_Cem_MDC_120528||38||DC -- United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery -- Memorial Day Tour and Ceremony|
|2012_DC_Budget_120213||66||Dept of Commerce -- All-hands FY2013 Budget meeting|
Secretary John Bryson, Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank and Department of Commerce bureau heads invite you to participate in an all-hands employee meeting to discuss the Commerce Department’s FY2013 budget, which will be released that day. The Secretary and Deputy Secretary will deliver remarks,...
|2012_DC_Fords_BTS_120220||9||Ford's Theatre -- Behind-the-Scenes with Split Rock Studios|
Behind-the-Scenes with Split Rock Studios:
Join the designers who created the exhibits for the new Center for Education and Leadership and in the Ford’s Theatre Museum. Learn about their process for creating innovative and immersive exhibits. The discussion will include their work on thematic...
|2012_DC_TuskegeeR_120829||36||Ford's Theatre -- Reception for "Test: The Tuskegee Airmen Project" exhibit|
Special Members Only night to see
The Test: A Tuskegee Airman Project exhibition
Hosted by Ford's Theatre Society
Come celebrate the new exhibit with other members and learn more about these heroic men.
You will have special after-hours access to the new Center, where you can explore multiple...
|2012_DC_Tannenbaum_121208||33||Goethe-Institut -- Event: Oh Tannenbaum! Christmas at the Goethe-Institut|
Oh Tannenbaum! Christmas at the Goethe-Institut
With the support of Friends of the Goethe-Institut
In conjunction with Downtown’s Holiday Market, the Goethe-Institut will open its doors to the public on this weekend, and offer up a variety of German holiday activities for all ages. Music, food,...
|2012_DC_Trabant_121110||47||International Spy Museum -- 6th Annual Parade of Trabants|
Sixth Annual Parade of Trabants:
The ONLY Trabant Rally in the United States!
Where were you when the Wall fell? The Berlin Wall is long gone, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away—the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now...
|2012_MD_Voting||15||MD -- 2012 Campaign placards @ Veterans Plaza|
This was the early voting area after the last day of early voting had ended. Montgomery County heavily favors Obama so there weren't many presidential placards but the propositions and referenda were a different issue. Most of the money was being spent on proposition 7, which would allow expanded...
|2012_MD_Baltimore_NYE_121231||27||MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2012/2013) -- Except Fireworks|
|2012_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_121231||75||MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2012/2013) -- Fireworks|
|2012_MD_NMHM_Open_120521||14||MD -- Silver Spring -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Forest Glen Annex) -- Event: Opening Day|
|2012_DC_4Country_120218||146||Natl Museum of Amer History -- For Country|
For Country: Japanese American Soldiers and Citizens & the 70th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066
2012 marks 70 years since the signing of Executive Order 9066, the action that led to the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Learn more about this period in American...
|2012_DC_Peace37_120423||73||Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Waging Peace -- Nixon and Geopolitics in the Middle East|
Nixon Legacy Forum: Waging Peace -- Nixon and Geopolitics in the Middle East
Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has served as advisor to six presidents, moderates a panel discussion on the Richard Nixon–Henry Kissinger diplomacy that laid the foundation for the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt....
|2012_DC_OAS_ConstellO_120621||76||OAS -- Event: "Constellations" opening|
|2012_MD_FTD_XMas_121219||146||Office (Census) -- FTD Holiday hall party (2012)|
|2012_DC_Pat_Nixon_120405||200||Richard Nixon Alumni Association & Natl Archives -- Panel -- First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill|
Nixon Legacy Forum: First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill
Pat Nixon traveled to over 75 countries, making her the most-traveled First Lady in history at that time. Special guest Julie Nixon Eisenhower joins Gen. Don Hughes, a military aide who accompanied the Nixons during the vice presidential...
|2012_DC_SSHP_121218||137||Smithsonian -- Smithsonian Staff Holiday Party (2012) @ Reynolds Center|
Directors photographed during the event include:
* Wayne Clough (secretary of the Smithsonian Institution)
* Dennis Kelly (head of the National Zoo)
* Bob Lamb (head of FONZ)
* Marc Pachter (former director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Natonal Museum of American History).
|2012_DC_STN_120928||252||Smithsonian Teachers' Night (2012) @ Donald Reynolds Center|
|2012_MD_Sail_Tall_Ships_120616||25||Star-Spangled Sailabration -- Tall Ships @ Baltimore Inner Harbor|
I only had 15 minutes or so to hang around the Inner Harbor. The Fort McHenry people thought the fort might fill up for the day as early as 8am. As it turned out, the crowd predictions at the Fort were grossly overestimated and I could have gotten there anytime. Oh well!
|2012_MD_Sail_Fireworks_120616||20||Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Fireworks|
|2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_Misc_120419||94||Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Miscellaneous shots|
Shots of the activities going on around the Welcome Discovery Festival.
|2012_VA_SIAIR_ShuttleI_120419||26||Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle hangar|
Shots of the empty and then filled shuttle hangar.
|2012_VA_SIAIR_Shuttle_120419||25||Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle itself|
Close up shots of either the Discovery or the Enterprise.
|2012_VA_SIAIR_ShuttleM_120419||19||Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle meeting up|
Pictures of the two shuttles together.
|2012_VA_SIAIR_ShuttleP_120419||71||Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle moves to hangar|
Pictures of the shuttles being moved so the Discovery could be parked in the hangar, and then the Discovery being moved into the hangar.
|2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_TC_C_120419||119||Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Transfer Ceremony -- Event|
Welcome Discovery Celebration
Space Shuttle Discovery will be transferred to the Smithsonian and placed on permanent display. Get there early.
11:00 am Discovery Arrives at the Udvar-Hazy Center for Transfer Ceremony:
Music by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps
Appearance by Discovery crew...
|2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_TC_Post_120419||45||Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Transfer Ceremony -- Post-event|
After the event, the non-VIPs and press were kept outside waiting for the ceremony participants to get their photographs taken with the shuttle in the background. (If you weren't a VIP, you weren't allowed to be near any of the VIPs although some of the astronauts had scheduled autograph sessions.)
|2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_TC_Pre_120419||74||Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Transfer Ceremony -- Pre-event|
Getting ready for the big event.
|2012_VA_Cogswell_120105||60||VA -- Arlington -- Cherrydale Library -- The Wired Photography of Ron Cogswell opening reception|
Pictures from the opening reception for the new photo exhibit, by Ron Cogswell, who's Chief Operating Officer of the Civil War Trust.
The exhibit comprises 15 digital images taken with a Nikon D80 wide-angle zoom, with Photoshop 'glowing edges' and 'photocopy' filters providing the special effects....
|2018_10_01A1_Stars_Stripes||222||Newseum -- Screening of "The World's Most Dangerous Paper Route" (w/David Patraeus, Steve Kroft, Lindsay Graham, Tom Philpott)|
Celebrating an Icon of American Journalism: Stars and Stripes
The Newseum and Stars and Stripes present the world premiere screening of the new documentary film, “The World’s Most Dangerous Paper Route.”
The film heralds the history, heritage, and achievements of Stars and Stripes, the “hometown new... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_10_28A_Captain20||76||AFI -- Captain 20 Returns!|
Captain 20 Returns!
Everybody's favorite alien, Captain 20, is making a very special appearance at AFI Silver to host a program of cartoons and kid-show favorites from the old days, including ULTRAMAN, SPEED RACER and Bugs Bunny and Friends! There might even be some gerbil races. Do you still have y... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_11_03A_Blechman||52||DC -- Dumbarton Oaks -- Event: An Afternoon with R. O. Blechman|
An Afternoon with R. O. Blechman
The creator of what are now considered by many to be the earliest graphic novels, R. O. Blechman, will discuss his first work, The Juggler of Our Lady. This cartoon retelling of the medieval legend was first published in 1953 and later adapted into an award-winning s... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_11_04D1_Kinney||141||Politics & Prose @ UDC Theater of the Arts -- Jeff Kinney ("The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13")|
Jeff Kinney - The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13) — UDC Theater of the Arts
Countdown to The Meltdown! In celebration of the launch of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown, join us for an imaginative evening at Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show, an interactive author experience hosted by JEFF ... (Partially reviewed)
|2018_10_17B_Ellis||63||Natl Archives -- Joseph Ellis ("American Dialogue")|
American Dialogue: The Founding Fathers and Us
The story of history is often a conversation between past and present, and in American Dialogue, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Joseph J. Ellis focuses on the often-asked question, “What would the Founding Fathers think?” Ellis gives us a deeply insig... (Partially reviewed)