|2017_DC_AAAM_Reception_170824||225||Association of African American Museum Annual Conference Welcoming Reception|
Association of African American Museum (AAAM) 39th Annual Conference welcoming reception @ Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
The annual conference will broaden the perspectives of those in attendance by promoting an understanding of the social...
|2017_DC_AERA_Brown_171019||95||DC -- AERA Brown Lecture In Education Research (14th) w/Alfredo J. Artiles|
14th Annual AERA Brown Lecture In Education Research
by American Educational Research Association
This year, Alfredo J. Artiles (Arizona State University), Dean of Graduate Education and the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education, has been selected to present the 2017 Brown Lecture.
|2017_DC_Ambassador50_171028||214||DC -- Ambassador Theater 50th Anniversary Celebration|
On Saturday, October 28, come honor the 50th anniversary of DC’s legendary Ambassador Theater, the psychedelic dance hall in Adams Morgan that played host in 1967 to Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Moby Grape, The Hollies, John Lee Hooker, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Vanilla Fudge, The Paul Butterfield Blues...
|2017_DC_Changing_Land_171101||69||DC -- American University -- Event: Changing Political Landscape: 2016 and Beyond (w/Joshua Green and Jonathan Allen)|
The Changing Political Landscape: 2016 and Beyond
Two best-selling authors who covered opposing campaigns will recount behind-the-scenes drama during the greatest upset in American political history. In his book, The Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the American...
|2017_DC_Toomey_170926||48||DC -- American University -- Event: Drawing Inspiration with Cartoonist Jim Toomey|
Drawing Inspiration with Cartoonist Jim Toomey
Nationally syndicated cartoonist Jim Toomey, who has been drawing the newspaper comic strip "Sherman's Lagoon" for almost two decades, uses live drawing to demonstrate how he weaves an environmental message into his work, and how he has taken what he has...
|2017_DC_AUSA_McCarthy_171009||30||DC -- AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition (2017) -- Joint Press Conference w/Ryan McCarthy and Mark Milley|
Press Conference: Acting Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley.
|2017_DC_Catharsis_2017||60||DC -- Catharsis on the Mall|
|2017_DC_DocHist1F_170428||215||DC -- Celebration of the publication of the last volumes of the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress @ Society of the Cincinnati|
The Society of the Cincinnati, The George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University Press, and the Editors
invite you to a reception celebrating the publication of Volumes 21 and 22 and the completion of the
Documentary History of the First Federal Congress
Partial list of planned speakers:
|2017_DC_Albright_170130||23||DC -- CSIS -- America's Place in the World (w/Madeleine Albright)|
The Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative cordially invites you to America's Place in the World
A conversation with Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State
Moderated by Nina Easton, Senior Associate, CSIS, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global Forum
|2017_DC_Schieffer_171024||59||DC -- CSIS -- Book Launch: Bob Schieffer's "Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News" (w/H. Andrew Schwartz)|
CSIS cordially invites you to Schieffer Series: Bob Schieffer's Book Party for the new book Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News
A discussion with author Bob Schieffer and H. Andrew Schwartz
Moderated by John J. Hamre
|2017_DC_Lagarde_170307||57||DC -- CSIS -- Economic Imperative of Empowering Women (w/Christine Lagarde)|
The Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative cordially invites you to
The Economic Imperative of Empowering Women
A conversation with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
Moderated by Nina Easton, Senior Associate, CSIS, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global...
|2017_DC_Streetcar_1Yr_170304||30||DC -- DC Streetcar -- 1 Year anniversary community greeting|
|2017_DC_Combat_Int_170405||97||DC -- Dirksen Senate Office Bldg -- Combat Integration Update Briefing|
In 2013, the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced the repeal of the rule that prohibited women from being assigned to combat jobs and combat units. The Services were directed to develop and complete integration implementation plans by the end of 2015. The Services are...
|2017_DC_Eman_Concert_170408||23||DC -- Emancipation Day (2017) -- Concert @ Freedom Plaza|
Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off the celebration of the 155th anniversary of Emancipation Day in Washington, DC. Emancipation Day honors President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862, which freed over 3,100 enslaved persons in the District of Columbia. As Mayor Bowser...
|2017_DC_Fireworks_EDay_170408||31||DC -- Emancipation Day (2017) -- Fireworks|
|2017_DC_Challenges_170627||68||DC -- Embassy of Sweden (House of Sweden) -- Seminar on Challenges in Northern Europe and How to Face Them Together|
Welcome to a Seminar on Challenges in Northern Europe and How to Face Them Together
Join us for a public conversation on challenges facing Northern Europe and the scope for cooperation and collaboration across the Atlantic.
* Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United...
|2017_DC_JB_Bench_170626||117||DC -- Julian Bond bench dedication @ Chevy Chase Community Center|
A bench was dedicated to Julian Bond in front o the Chevy Chase Community Center. Speakers at the event:
* Randy Speck, Chair, ANC 3/4G
* Honorable Mayor Muriel Bowser
* Honorable Councilmember Mary Cheh
* Honorable Councilmember Brandon Todd
* Pam Horowitz (Julian Bond's widow)
|2017_DC_SIAH_Storage_170312||8||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Items from Storage (Ambassadors of Jazz)|
|2017_DC_SIAH_Storage_170310||39||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Items from Storage (World War I)|
The medical group brought out some World War I-related items from storage.
|2017_DC_Tarzan_170209||153||DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian -- Event: From Tarzan to Tonto|
From Tarzan to Tonto: Stereotypes as Obstacles to Progress Toward a More Perfect Union
A Special Program Examining the Pervasiveness of Stereotypes in American Culture
As early Americans sought to define their identity in a new country, race became a major fixation. Tarzan and Jane, Tonto and the Lone...
|2017_DC_MLK_Commem_170404||122||DC -- New York Avenue Presbyterian Church -- Event: 49th Observance of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.|
The DC Black History Celebration Committee, the DC Host Committee and the Commission on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday will host a tribute next week to the civil rights icon in observance of the 49th year of his assassination.
The April 4 tribute will be held 7 p.m. at the New York Avenue...
|2017_DC_SINMAA_Charter_170930||12||DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Charter Member Open House|
We are delighted that you will be joining us this Saturday, September 30th for the National Museum of African American History and Culture's First Anniversary Charter Members' Open House! The evening will be a special opportunity for members like you to explore the entire Museum and to mix and mingle...
|2017_DC_Mudbound_171130||88||DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Cinema + Conversation: Mudbound (w/Dee Rees, Rob Morgan, Jason Mitchell, and Garrett Hedlund)|
A screening of acclaimed director Dee Rees’ new film MUDBOUND in the Oprah Winfrey Theater. Based on a book by Hillary Jordan, the film illustrates the lives of white and black families in rural Mississippi as they confront the brutal realities of prejudice, farming and friendship in a divided World War...
|2017_DC_Souza_171120||217||DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza|
Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza
Former White House photographer, Pete Souza has collected more than three hundred of his most iconic photographs into a comprehensive visual chronicle of the Obama presidency. These photographs, some of which have never been published, document the most...
|2017_DC_Quincy_Jones_171130||50||DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: On Art and Creativity: Quincy Jones|
On Art and Creativity a Conversation between Quincy Jones and Dwandalyn Reece:
Listen as 2017 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award winner, Quincy Jones, talk about his incomparable career as a composer, arranger, and producer in the television, film and recording industries. Dwandalyn Reece, PhD,...
|2017_DC_SINMAA_Picture_170504||194||DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Opening for "More Than A Picture" exhibit|
Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director
National Museum of African American History and Culture
invites you to the Opening Reception for
More Than A Picture
Selections from the Photography Collection at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
|2017_DC_Cincinnati_Sword_170414||142||DC -- Society of the Cincinnati (Anderson House) -- Lunch Bites: Robert Anderson's Civil War Presentation Sword|
Lunch Bites; Robert Anderson's Civil War presentation sword
Garry Adelman, director of history and education for the Civil War Trust, shares Maj. Robert Anderson’s presentation sword given to him by the city of Philadelphia for his defense of Fort Sumter. Anderson commanded Union troops at Fort Sumter...
|2017_DC_Trot4Hunger_171123||12||DC -- Trot for Hunger 2017|
|2017_DC_Saaba_171025||104||DC -- United States Institute of Peace & AFI Docs -- "Saaba" Documentary Series w/Panel Discussion|
A Sahel Community Confronts Security Threats: Film Premiere
USIP and AFI DOCS Film Festival Present 'Saaba,’ a Documentary Series, with a Panel Discussion
The recent killing of four U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Niger as they were training local troops, as well as an August attack that claimed...
|2017_DC_Taylor_170516||22||DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Elizabeth Dowling Taylor ("Original Black Elite")|
"The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era"
Please join us on Tuesday, May 16 for the Senate Library Book Talk featuring Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow, Elizabeth Dowling Taylor.
Taylor's latest work is a cultural biography covering the life of one of the...
|2017_DC_Love_Out_Loud_171129||17||DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Love Out Loud event|
"Love Out Loud" is a Teleflora Flower Delivery promotion for holiday flowers. They set up a display near the Capitol and every one of one thousand holes in the display was filled with flowers were available first-come first-served to anyone who wanted them. The sign said:
This wall is an...
|2017_DC_Capitol_SForRel_170516||7||DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Senate Foreign Relations gathering|
|2017_DC_Viet_Vet_171111||154||DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- 2017 Veterans Day Observance at the Wall|
2017 Veterans Day Observance At The Wall
Each year on Veterans Day, thousands of veterans and their families congregate at The Wall to remember and to honor those who served in the U.S. armed forces. On these special days, prominent Americans from all walks of life come to the Memorial to deliver...
|2017_DC_WCC_Art_Tour_170929||11||DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Tour: Art of the DC Convention Center|
Join us for a FREE tour of the Art at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Bring your cameras and your thirst for art knowledge and most importantly your walking shoes.
|2017_DC_NHC_CWMon_171023||72||National History Center -- Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments @ Rayburn House Office Building|
The National History Center invites you to attend our
Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044
The recent violence in Charlottesville accelerated debate about Confederate monuments in public spaces across the US. While some regard these...
|2017_DC_History_EO_170217||57||National History Center @ Rayburn House Office Bldg -- History of Executive Orders|
The History of Executive Orders:
The National History Center will hold a Congressional briefing on the history of executive orders in the Rayburn House Office Building.
How does the flurry of executive orders issued by President Trump in his first few weeks in office compare to previous presidents’...
|2017_MD_Eclipse_170821||13||Nature -- Solar Eclipse|
The peak of the eclipse from the DC area at 2:42pm was around frams 126 and 135.
|2017_DC_Tech_Existential_171005||65||New America -- Is Big Tech An Existential Threat? (w/Franklin Foer)|
Is Big Tech An Existential Threat?
Tech companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook have revolutionized our lives, connecting us in ways that were once unimaginable — to each other, to information, and to entertainment. Conventional wisdom leads us to believe that the technologies unleashed by...
|2017_DC_Lincolns1st_170118||172||Remembering Lincoln's First Inaugural Address @ Old Naval Hospital (Hill Center)|
Remember Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address at the Old Naval Hospital
The program includes delivery of the Address by George Buss of Freeport, Illinois, who delivers the Gettysburg Address at the annual Gettysburg ceremony every November 19th. A panel discussion will be led by Michelle Krowl of the...
|2017_DC_SITES_Briefing_171005||224||Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference -- Briefing on the Hill @ Rayburn House Office Building|
Briefing on the Hill: Smithsonian Around the Country
Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill
Affiliate participants are invited to attend a briefing in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The briefing...
|2017_MD_Takoma_Cuba_170205||73||Takoma Park Community Center -- A Conversation with Cuba|
Our community has a rich history with Cuba and the Cuban people. Recent changes in the relationship between Cuba and the United States (namely, the reestablishment of diplomatic relations) have created increased opportunities for people-to-people exchange and government-to-government negotiations. Where...
|2017_VA_DCA_Hurricane_170509||108||VA -- National Airport (DCA) -- Event: Hurricane Hunters Tour|
Hurricane Hunters Tour Coming to Reagan Washington National Airport
Want to tour the planes & talk to the pilots that fly into hurricanes for better forecasts?
For the first time ever, four Hurricane Hunter aircraft will be visiting Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) for a public event....