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2010_DC_Lincoln_Final_10041957Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission -- Final Meeting
WASHINGTON – The national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC) will convene its final meeting on Monday, April 19, 2010, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington. President Abraham Lincoln established the Department of Agriculture in 1862, calling it the “people’s...
2010_DC_Lincoln_Studies_10041985Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission -- State of Lincoln Studies w/Matthew Pinsker
The Future of Lincoln:
Welcome and Video Presentation -- Harold Holzer, ALBC Co-Chairman
Introduction -- Darrel Bigham, ALBC Commissioner
Remarks -- Matt Pinsker
Q&A -- Moderated by Jim Horton, ALBC Commissioner
Closing Remarks -- Harold Holzer

The State of Lincoln Studies:

WASHINGTON – The...
2019_10_23B_Risen42AEI -- Clay Risen (“The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders")
Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the dawn of the American century: A book event with Clay Risen
In his new book, “The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century” (Scribner, 2019), Clay Risen, deputy op-ed editor for The New York Times, illuminates... (Partially reviewed)
2019_11_19D_Brookhiser33AEI -- Give Me Liberty: A book event with Richard Brookhiser
Give Me Liberty: A book event with Richard Brookhiser
Using 13 historical documents as a guide, biographer and journalist Richard Brookhiser joins AEI’s Yuval Levin for a discussion of liberty as an immutable principle in American history.
Every country has a characteristic that defines it, such as a... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_Census_Succeed_18042334AEI -- Making the 2020 Census Succeed
The 2020 decennial census is critically important. Businesses rely on official statistics to make key decisions, and those statistics must be accurate. Policymakers rely on official statistics as well, for decisions as important as setting interest rates throughout the economy. And the research...
2019_DC_Rajan_19041135AEI -- The Third Pillar: Inclusive Localism (Raghuram Rajan, w/Brent Orrell, Timothy Carney, and Michael Strain)
The Third Pillar: ‘Inclusive Localism’ As The Key To Rebuilding American Communities
A discussion with Raghuram Rajan
Join AEI for a discussion with Raghuram Rajan on his new book, “The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind” (Penguin Press, 2019). The book provides a...
2009_DC_Inaug_AABall1_090120156All American Inaugural Ball (2009) -- 1 of 2 -- Pictures taken before 11:25pm (before presentations)
Seldom in our lifetime is an event of such high importance as to claim a prominent position in history. On January 20th, 2009 the inauguration of America’s 44th President is just such an occasion.
The All American Ball Inaugural Committee is proud to announce that the 4th All American Inaugural Ball...
2009_DC_Inaug_AABall2_090120153All American Inaugural Ball (2009) -- 2 of 2 -- Pictures taken during award presentation and afterward (taken after 11:25pm)
Seldom in our lifetime is an event of such high importance as to claim a prominent position in history. On January 20th, 2009 the inauguration of America’s 44th President is just such an occasion.
The All American Ball Inaugural Committee is proud to announce that the 4th All American Inaugural Ball...
2005_IL_ALA2005C21American Library Association 2005 conference in Chicago, IL -- Authors
Includes Jules Feiffer, Kate DiCamillo ("Because of Winn-Dixie"), Gary Stromberg ("The Harder They Fall"), Gene Ha (DC Comics), Henry Winkler, Arthur Frommer, and Jennifer Read Hawthorne.
2005_IL_ALAKick_05062532American Library Association 2005 conference in Chicago, IL -- Day 1 Kick-off
Attendees include Barack Obama and Mayor Richard M. Daley.
2005_IL_ALAWrap_0506289American Library Association 2005 conference in Chicago, IL -- Day 4 wrap-up with Henry Winkler
2011_DC_Portrait_11021637American University -- Eisenhower portrait unveiling
The university unveiled a Karsh portrait of Eisenhower. The unveiling was done by:
* Louis W. Goodman, Dean, School of International Service, American University
* Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.
2017_DC_AAAM_Reception_170824225Association 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...
2018_DC_WPFD2_18042562BBG, GWU, & CPJ -- World Press Freedom Day -- Panel 2: Drivers etc (w/Haroon Ullah, Patrick Butler, Michael De Dora, Joan Mower, John Lansing, Vuthy Khin Huot, and Chris Decherd)
World Press Freedom Day with BBG, GWU & CPJ
Join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), The George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs and the Committee to Protect Journalists for a conversation on challenges and new trends in international media freedom, access to information,...
2018_DC_WPFD_18042570BBG, GWU, & CPJ -- World Press Freedom Day - Panel 1: Challenges and New Trends (w/John Lansing, Amanda Bennett, Alberto M. Fernandez, Bay Fang, Paul Danahar, Greta Van Susteren)
World Press Freedom Day with BBG, GWU & CPJ
Join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), The George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs and the Committee to Protect Journalists for a conversation on challenges and new trends in international media freedom, access to information,...
2009_CA_Wedding_09080150CA -- Los Angeles -- Wedding ceremony
This couple was getting married at the plaza ... It was in a public place and you know me on taking pictures. No, I didn't crash the event -- I stayed outside the ropes. So the pictures we're great angles -- hey! I wasn't invited! -- but what the heck.
Later, I searched Google to see if I could find...
2013_CA_SB_McDonalds_Work_13071631CA -- San Bernardino -- 1st McDonald's Site -- Mural work
Phil Yeh and company were working on the mural this morning.
2015_CA_SB_McDonalds_Work_15071417CA -- San Bernardino -- 1st McDonald's Site -- Mural work
Phil Yeh and Rory Murray were working on the mural again.
2016_CA_SB_McDonalds_Work_1607182CA -- San Bernardino -- 1st McDonald's Site -- Mural work
Albert Okura, founder and CEO of the Juan Pollo restaurant chain in Southern California, gives me a tour.
2016_CA_SB_McDonalds_Work_16071918CA -- San Bernardino -- 1st McDonald's Site -- Mural work
Phil Yeh and Rory Murray were working on the mural that morning. Also present was Marvin Hernandez, the curator of the museum.
2010_CA_Literacy_100731136CA -- San Bernardino -- Main Library -- Campaign for Literacy Event
2010_CA_SBBook_10073176CA -- San Bernardino -- Main Library -- Library Book Event
2009_CA_Balloon14CA -- San Diego -- Balloon launch for 70th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz
May 10, 2009: Warner Home Video is celebrating the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of OZ by launching a grand Wizard of Oz Hot Air Balloon Tour that will travel across the United States from Los Angeles to New York visiting cities and hot air balloon festivals all across the United States to celebrate...
2011_DC_DT101_11021773Capitol -- Domestic Terrorism 101
Domestic Terrorism 101

WMAL, The Heritage Foundation, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Westminster Institute invite you to a panel discussion to explore the various aspects of the growing threat of domestic terrorism: counter-terrorism, home-grown plots, staying ahead of the threat, Sharia...
2004_DC_CHRS_04061631Capitol Hill Restoration Society -- Architect of the Capitol
Alan Hantman, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), and Beverly Wood presented their plans for a study to replace the 25-year-old master plan for the Capitol. The Capitol Hill Restoration Society, a citizen's group, heard the plans for the study and then asked a number of questions about how the study...
2018_DC_Riverfront_Rev_18041971Capitol Riverfront Speaker Series: River Revitalization @ The Yards
Capitol Riverfront Speaker Series: River Revitalization
by Capitol Riverfront BID
2018 marks the "Year of the Anacostia," an invitation to celebrate the Anacostia River and its nearby communities, to honor its history, and to envision its future. The river serves as a valuable asset to the Capitol...
2016_DC_930_Worlds_Fair_160105105DC -- 9:30 World's Fair 2016
9:30 World's Fair 2016
A double-annivsary multimedia experience. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the 9:30 Club & 20 years in the current location. You're in the Inner Perisphere January 5th from 7-9pm get an exclusive sneak peek of the 9:30 World's Fair before it opens to the public! Also -- get a...
2015_DC_Lincoln_VisitsV_151203132DC -- Abraham Lincoln press conference @ VFW on Illinois Statehood Day
MISTER LINCOLN GOES TO WASHINGTON
Illinois Statehood Day, Thursday, December 3, 2015, will be commemorated with a presentation of “Abraham Lincoln – A Press Conference” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
The event will take place at noon in Ketchum Hall of the VFW Building at 200 Maryland Avenue, NE,...
2017_DC_AERA_Brown_17101995DC -- 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.
Lecture...
2018_DC_AERA_Brown_181025119DC -- AERA Brown Lecture In Education Research (15th) w/H. Richard Milner IV
15th Annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research by American Educational Research Association
This year, the 2018 Brown Lecture will be given by H. Richard Milner IV, a leading scholar of urban education and teacher education. He is Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Education and Professor of...
2019_10_24E1_AERA_Brown153DC -- AERA Brown Lecture In Education Research (16th) w/Prudence L. Carter
16th Annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research
American Educational Research Association
This year, the 2019 Brown Lecture will be given by Prudence L. Carter, dean and professor of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and national expert on inequality in... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_23B2_AACWM_FS12DC -- African American Civil War Museum -- Frank Smith and Russell Williams II
Frank Smith (D.C. Council)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frank Smith, Jr. (born September 17, 1942[1]), is a civil rights activist and politician in Washington, D.C.

Early years

Born in Newnan, Georgia, in 1942, Smith attended Morehouse College where he developed his appetite for... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_30C_Awards_Reception47DC -- AIA|DC -- Event: Opening Reception: The 2019 Awards Show
AIA|DC -- Opening Reception: The 2019 Awards Show
Join us to celebrate the opening of The 2019 Awards Show featuring award-winning projects from this year’s Chapter Design Awards and Washingtonian Residential Design Awards. As part of the reception, winners of the Washingtonian Residential Design... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Ambassador50_171028214DC -- 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_17110169DC -- 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_17092648DC -- 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...
2010_DC_ArenaORC_101023126DC -- Arena Stage Open House -- Ribbon cutting
ARENA STAGE OPENS THE MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER WITH A HOMECOMING GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FEATURING FREE PERFORMANCES, ARTIST DISCUSSIONS AND ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE CENTER

Participants include Alice Ripley, Kate Baldwin, Anna Deavere Smith, E. Faye Butler, the Manzari Brothers, Brad Oscar...
2016_DC_Art_Soiree_16110467DC -- Art Soiree Presents: Annual Political Cartoon Exhibit: Hillary vs Trump
Hillary vs Trump Cartoon Debate @ The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
For over 500 years the art of political cartoons has been used to convey social and political messages through the use of images familiar to all of the people in a society. And this time it's no different!
Join us for the latest overview...
2017_DC_AUSA_McCarthy_17100930DC -- 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.
2008_DC_Bens_50th_080822102DC -- Ben's Chili Bowl 50th anniversary block party
Ben's Celebrates Chili Power
Big Stars and Just Plain Folks Mark Eatery's 50-Year Run on U Street

By Keith L. Alexander
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, August 21, 2008; B01

It was 1996, and Nizam Ali had just gotten his law degree. Instead of heading to the courtroom, he had another...
2012_DC_CalTort_Party_12041761DC -- 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!
2015_DC_Lincoln_VisitsH_15120310DC -- Capitol Hill -- Hart Senate Office Building -- Lincoln Visits for Illinois Statehood Day
2015_DC_Alice_Post_150930141DC -- Capitol Hill -- Sewall-Belmont House -- Alice Award (2015) -- Luncheon and Post-event Mingling
2015_DC_Alice_Program_15093062DC -- Capitol Hill -- Sewall-Belmont House -- Alice Award (2015) -- Program/Awards
Luncheon celebrating Senator Patty Murray & Senator Lisa Murkowski
Awards Program agenda:
* Welcome: Peggy Cifrino, 2015 Alice Award Co-Chair
* Alice Award Presentation: Diana Chasen Lipsey, President, Board of Directors, awarding...
*** Senator Patty Murray
* Alice Award Presentation: Lucy...
2015_DC_Alice_Pre_150930202DC -- Capitol Hill -- Sewall-Belmont House -- Alice Award (2015) -- Setup and Pre-Event Mingling
2017_DC_Catharsis_201760DC -- Catharsis on the Mall
2018_DC_Catharsis_201845DC -- Catharsis on the Mall
2013_DC_CCWP_Dream_LOC_13020140DC -- CCWP Dream Day -- Group in Library of Congress
The Center for Civil War Photography is pleased to announce an upcoming one-day member event so special that it can only be entitled, THE CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHY DREAM DAY, with behind-the-scenes curators tours of the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and more. Curators will unearth from storage and...
2013_DC_CCWP_Dream_SIPG_13020172DC -- CCWP Dream Day -- Group in Portrait Gallery
The Center for Civil War Photography is pleased to announce an upcoming one-day member event so special that it can only be entitled, THE CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHY DREAM DAY, with behind-the-scenes curators tours of the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and more. Curators will unearth from storage and...
2013_DC_CCWP_Dream_Castle_13020127DC -- CCWP Dream Day -- Group in Smithsonian Castle
The Center for Civil War Photography is pleased to announce an upcoming one-day member event so special that it can only be entitled, THE CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHY DREAM DAY, with behind-the-scenes curators tours of the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and more. Curators will unearth from storage and...
2005_DC_MiKick_05031964DC -- Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations -- Kick-off event
This was the official kick-off event for the "Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations" event in Washington DC. After being split up to tour a variety of cities, the Mickey statues were brought back together in DC before going up to New York to be auctioned off at Sothebys. Highlights from the event included...
2017_DC_DocHist1F_170428215DC -- 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:
*...
2019_06_22D2_CCP_GBUT45DC -- Center for Contemporary Political Art -- Event: Reception for The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and Yello Talk
Guest speaker / Saturday
Hunter Schwarz
THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ART is pleased to invite you to a champagne reception celebrating the double launch of The Art of Politics 2019 @ CCArt In search of common ground: is artistic freedom now at risk in America?
YELLO a new online newsletter... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_City_Center_Loop34DC -- CityCenteDC -- Art Installation: LOOP
LOOP Comes to DC
August 8th - September 16th
CityCenterDC invites Washingtonians and visitors alike to discover Loop, an original interactive installation by world renowned artists Olivier Girouard and Jonathan Villeneuve. The installation, which was first presented as part of the 7th edition of...
2019_DC_City_Center_Fly23DC -- CityCenterDC -- CulturalDC's Mobile Art Gallery: Stay Fly by Jamea Richmond-Edwards
CulturalDC's Mobile Art Gallery: Stay Fly by Jamea Richmond-Edwards
CulturalDC's 10th Mobile Art Gallery Exhibit...Stay Fly engages viewers around the concepts of haute couture and status symbols. Like Jamea Richmond-Edwards paintings, the exhibit draws attention to the historical and often complex...
2019_DC_City_Center_Dior55DC -- CityCenterDC -- Dior Pre-Fall 2019 Men’s Collection Pop-Up Store
Dior Pre-Fall 2019 Men’s Collection Pop-Up Store
Tuesday, April 30 - Monday, May 6
The Dior Pre-Fall Men’s 2019 Collection pop-up store will be located in The Park at CityCenter from April 30 through May 6. Designed like pods, these inter-connectable minimalist spaces are modular and can adapt to any...
2019_11_30C2_City_Center_Tree144DC -- CityCenterDC -- Event: City Center Holiday Tree Lighting
CityCenterDC will kick off the holiday season with an exciting evening of performances from The Washington Chorus. Washingtonians will be treated to joyful holiday music, and an official lighting ceremony and countdown emceed by NBC’4 Eun Yang. Families will be entertained with balloon artists, face... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_City_Center_Tulips30DC -- CityCenterDC -- Field of Tulips
2018_DC_City_Center_Winter61DC -- CityCenterDC -- Installation: Winter in Washington
Winter in Washington
Friday, December 7 - Sunday, December 9
Dreaming of snow this season? On Friday, December 7th at 4pm, CityCenterDC will bring winter to the city with a scenic snowy view of DC’s most beautiful monuments towering 12 feet high, built with over 50,000 pounds of ice. CityCenterDC’s...
2015_DC_CBMSO_Tour_1510319DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Group tour w/Garrett Peck
Garrett Peck was leading a group through.
2019_DC_CBMSO_Waddell_19031635DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Meet the Artist – Peter Waddell
Meet the Artist – Peter Waddell
Tour the Missing Soldiers Office and learn about the inspiration behind the mural from award winning artist Peter Waddell
Join us on March 16, 2019 at 1 PM at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office to hear artist Peter Waddell discuss his work on a new mural detailing...
2012_DC_CBMSO_Opening_12041277DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Opening Preview
You are invited to a special preview of the Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office on April 12th. The April 12th event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of Clara Barton and will recognize the official partnership between the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the General...
2019_DC_CBMSO_Waddell_19011926DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Peter Waddelll mural talk
Join us on January 19, 2019 at 1 PM at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office to hear artist Peter Waddell discuss his work on a new mural detailing Barton’s life during the Civil War era. The talk will begin at 1 PM in the first floor visitor center at the Missing Soldiers Office. This is a...
2018_DC_CBMSO_Tour_18111777DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Richard Lyons tours
Discovering Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office
Tour Clara Barton’s boardinghouse home and office with the man who saved it from destruction.
More than 20 years ago, Richard Lyons was on a routine inspection when he discovered a trove of 19th century artifacts tucked away in the attic of an old...
2010_DC_CBMSO_Tour_1011047DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Tour
After the tour of the new National Archives Discovering the Civil War Part 2 exhibit, those who wanted to could board buses and go to a tourism event at the Willard. The bus, provided by Cultural Tourism DC, stopped at Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office for a tour. Orientation on the bus was...
2014_DC_CBMSO_Tour_14022864DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Tour w/Civil War Trust
2019_DC_Corc_VDay_19021411DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Event: Valentine's Day
Looking for a free snack or a place to make a personalized card for your loved one? We've got you covered! This Valentine's Day (February 14), join the Corcoran for a celebration in the Flagg Atrium from 10 a.m. to noon, complete with coffee, donuts, Valentine's cookies and games! At this event, you'll...
2018_DC_Corc_SpikedC_181003127DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Event: “Spiked”: A Conversation with Rob Rogers & Ann Telnaes
“Spiked”: A Conversation with Rob Rogers & Other Editorial Cartoonists
by The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design @ GW
Join us on the evening of October 3 to hear Rob Rogers and Ann Telnaes in an intimate panel talk at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design on the issues of censorship, freedom of...
2019_06_14F1_Daily_DJT_Twitter249DC -- Daily Show's Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library @ The Showroom
The Daily Show's award-winning Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library is coming to Washington, D.C. for one weekend only, June 14-16, after drawing huge crowds in Austin, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York City.
The pop-up exhibit showcases and analyzes the finest works from... (Partially reviewed)
2008_DC_Gore_08071737DC -- DAR Constitutional Hall -- Al Gore's National Challenge on Energy and Climate
Vice President Gore will be issuing an unprecedented challenge to policymakers and entrepreneurs. He’ll push the "reset" button on how we think about energy and climate. And how we create American prosperity.

The audience included Tipper Gore, will.i.am (from the Black Eyed Peas), and Bob Barr (the...
2017_DC_Streetcar_1Yr_17030430DC -- DC Streetcar -- 1 Year anniversary community greeting
2009_DC_ColombiaLMA_090906133DC -- Discover Colombia Through Its Heart -- Verny Varela & his Orchestra -- Audience
Latin Grammy nominee Verny Varela & his Orchestra will perform a free concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
2009_DC_ColombiaLMP_090906115DC -- Discover Colombia Through Its Heart -- Verny Varela & his Orchestra -- Performance
Latin Grammy nominee Verny Varela & his Orchestra will perform a free concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
2009_DC_EMarket_09062741DC -- Eastern Market street festival after reopening
The public street festival for the newly reopened Eastern Market. Entertainment included Memphis Gold and Jay Summerour.
2009_DC_Murals_Edgewood_P_09082798DC -- Edgewood Mural artist show @ Solea Building
Meet the artists of the Edgewood Mural project in a comfortable cool place this Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. They are presenting their work on canvases along with photos of the past work and ideas for the future... The event is organized by the Pink Line Project and is in the new Solea Building on 1405...
2009_DC_Murals_Edgewood_D_090824181DC -- Edgewood Mural (at Rhode Island Avenue Metro) -- Dedication ceremony
Dear Friends,
You are invited to join us to celebrate the completion of the Edgewood Mural. The mural will be officially given to the community by the Mayor Adrian M. Fenty on Monday, August 24th at 4:30pm.
There will performances by the young artists from the Summer Youth Employment Program. The...
2009_DC_Murals_Edgewood_J_090815233DC -- Edgewood Mural (at Rhode Island Avenue Metro) -- Mural Jam (2009)
Pictures taken during the 2009 "mural jam" event.

It's FREE!
Friday, August 14, 2009

If you've traveled along Metro's Red Line near the Rhode Island Avenue station lately, you might have seen it: a wall 500 feet long and two stories tall in the process of being turned into the largest mural of...
2010_DC_Murals_Edgewood_J_10071038DC -- Edgewood Mural (at Rhode Island Avenue Metro) -- Mural Jam (2010)
2012_DC_Emancipation_LC_120415194DC -- 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_12041498DC -- 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...
2015_DC_Fireworks_EDay_1504168DC -- Emancipation Day (2015) -- Fireworks
2016_DC_Eman_Concert_16041671DC -- Emancipation Day (2016) -- Concert @ Freedom Plaza
The Abolition of Slavery in Washington DC took place on April 16, 1862. Over 3,000 enslaved persons were freed nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation liberated slaves in the south.
Join Mayor Muriel Bowser for the 154th Anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation! Festivities at...
2016_DC_Fireworks_EDay_16041648DC -- Emancipation Day (2016) -- Fireworks
The Abolition of Slavery in Washington DC took place on April 16, 1862. Over 3,000 enslaved persons were freed nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation liberated slaves in the south.
Join Mayor Muriel Bowser for the 154th Anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation! Festivities at...
2017_DC_Eman_Concert_17040823DC -- 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_17040831DC -- Emancipation Day (2017) -- Fireworks
2017_DC_Challenges_17062768DC -- 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.
Welcome Remarks:
* Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United...
2019_08_24E8_DEB_DC13DC -- Event: Diner En Blanc
I had never heard of this event before so it was interesting to run into all these folks dressed in white outside of the Donald Reynolds Center one afternoon. Initially, they don't really know where they're going and this crowd ended up at Freedom Plaza. An article afterward by WTOP (... (Partially reviewed)
2011_DC_Farmers7DC -- Farmers Market by Gallery Place
I spotted chef Jose Andres shopping for food,
2013_DC_Farmers22DC -- Farmers Market by Gallery Place
2016_DC_Farmers4DC -- Farmers Market by Gallery Place
I spotted chef Jose Andres near the Farmers Market.
2009_DC_Farmers48DC -- Farmers Market by White House
2012_DC_Press_12010629DC -- 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...
2000_DC_FP_Tartans_0004083DC -- Freedom Plaza -- Tartan event
2016_DC_Future_Misc_16042310DC -- Future Is Here Festival @ Lansburgh -- Miscellaneous
Science Meets Science Fiction!
Presented with the participation of NASA, The Smithsonian magazine's "Future Is Here" festival features a series of visionary talks on what's on the horizon in an array of fields before an avid crowd of researchers, industry experts and tech and science enthusiasts.
2016_DC_Future_P2_16042311DC -- Future Is Here Festival @ Lansburgh -- Program: Alexandra Cousteau
Alexandra Cousteau
Explorer, Storyteller, Environmental Advocate
A National Geographic Emerging Explorer, filmmaker and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau and her father Philippe Cousteau, Sr. She has...
2016_DC_Future_P1_16042314DC -- Future Is Here Festival @ Lansburgh -- Program: Céline S. Cousteau w/Jeremy Collins
Céline S. Cousteau
Explorer, Filmmaker, Creative
As Director/Producer at CauseCentric Productions, Céline Cousteau creates cause focused multi-media content to amplify the reach of humanitarian and environmental stories. Céline is Founder and President of the nonprofit organization The Céline Cousteau...
2016_DC_Future_P3_16042314DC -- Future Is Here Festival @ Lansburgh -- Program: William Shatner
William Shatner:
William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist.
Among his accomplishments in television, film and stag,...
2007_DC_Gallup_07011667DC -- Gallup -- Gallup/University of Nebraska Global Leadership Forum
Re-Thinking Global Leadership: The Gallup/University of Nebraska Global Leadership Forum: At the Gallup/University of Nebraska Global Leadership Forum in January, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, social theorist Richard Florida, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton, and University of Nebraska faculty will speak...
2005_DC_Gallup_05072624DC -- Gallup -- World Poll advance briefing
The Gallup Organization held a special advance briefing for federal government agencies on The Gallup World Poll -- a global data collection and analysis effort that is the largest in Gallup’s 70-year history. In up to 200 countries, this project will gather first-hand, “on the ground” answers directly...
2002_DC_Perfect_0210308DC -- GWU -- Debra Trione presenting "A Perfect World" exhibit
After a filming of the CNN show "Crossfire" at George Washington University, they announced that there was an opening upstairs for a new traveling art exhibit. The exhibit was by Debra Trione who had spent five years collecting views of a "perfect world" from over fifty powerful leaders in the United...
2019_DC_RosenburgR_19020535DC -- GWU -- Elliott School & Emb of Germany -- Event: Opening Reception for Rosenburg - The Federal Ministry Of Justice In The Shadow Of The Nazi Past Reception
Register for the Exhibition Opening at The Elliott School of International Affairs
Please join in the opening ceremony.
2019_DC_Hostess100_1905065DC -- Hostess 100th Anniversary Van
2016_DC_Howard_NTHP_160229119DC -- Howard University -- National Trust for Historic Preservation announcement about Founders Library
We'd like to invite you, as a member and supporter from the Washington, D.C. area, to join us at Howard University’s Founders Library for a special announcement about the historic site on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at 2 p.m.
From the grand reading rooms to its iconic clock tower, The Founders Library has...
2013_DC_Young_13082685DC -- Humanities Council of Washington DC -- Andrew Young ("Raising the Conscience of a Nation")
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC in partnership with the Andrew Young Foundation and CRP Inc. presents Raising the Conscience of a Nation, a special commemorative program reflecting 1963, the year that changed America. 
As the country approaches the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington...
2019_06_04D_IHS100DC -- Innovative Housing Showcase @ Mall
The Innovative Housing Showcase is a five-day event featuring new building technologies and housing solutions that are making housing more affordable for American families and homes more resilient during natural disasters. More than 2,500 persons, including policymakers, housing industry... (Partially reviewed)
2008_DC_JAWilson_Tour_08101550DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Architectural Tour
2008_DC_JAWilson_100_08101585DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Centennial Event
John A. Wilson Building Centennial
Join in the celebration of the Centennial of the John A. Wilson Building. This commemoration includes an exhibit co-curated by the Historical Society of Washington and the DC Archives. The exhibits include fascinating artifacts: an original DC flag (courtesy of the...
2007_DC_Press_07082449DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: City council press conference on commitment to education by parents
This was press conference sponsored by at-large Councilmember Kwame R. Brown to promote a parental-involvement commitment:
Parental Engagement Pledge
2007-2008 School Year
As a parent, grandparent, or caring adult, I hereby pledge to help the District of Columbia's children and Public Schools to...
2010_DC_Arizona_10042711DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: City council press conference on No More Arizonas
“No More Arizonas" say DC Rights Activists:
Condemning Arizona’s passage last week of the “Secure Communities” program as “racist and perverse,” dozens of labor, community and immigrant rights activists spoke out forcefully yesterday about the dangers of collaboration between local police and...
2007_DC_Effi_0709139DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Effi Barry viewing
Former D.C. First Lady Effi Barry Dies
The Associated Press
Thursday, September 6, 2007; 5:28 PM

WASHINGTON -- Effi Barry, the District of Columbia's stoic former first lady who endured her husband's drug abuse and unfaithfulness during his years as the city's mayor, died Thursday. She was...
2014_DC_JAWilson_Barry_141205124DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Marion Barry viewing and departure
Marion Barry's life sentence as mayor for life of DC comes to an end.
2018_DC_Barry_Statue_180303245DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Unveiling of Marion Barry Statue
On Saturday, March 3, at 11 am, Mayor Bowser, Chairman Phil Mendelson and the DC Council, and other dignitaries will dedicate and unveil the historic statue of the late four-term Mayor of the District of Columbia, The Honorable Marion S. Barry, Jr., outside of the John A. Wilson Building. The eight-foot...
2017_DC_JB_Bench_170626117DC -- 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)
Folks also...
2016_DC_LA_Small_Move_161103204DC -- Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum -- The move!
Make History With Us
The 1876 synagogue is moving again!
Bring your family and friends to witness the historic building make its SECOND move, an exciting step in our transformation. The move is estimated to take an hour.
The Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum will move 30-40 feet into Third Street,...
2011_DC_Solar162DC -- Mall -- Event :Solar Decathlon (2011)
2007_DC_PSRW_Civilian34DC -- Mall -- Event: Public Service Recognition Week (Civilian)
A good chunk of the civilian section was dedicated to NASA which had a scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope. (Article below on the Webb Telescope.) But they also had a lot of other civilian agencies including the National Archives where the chief archivist Allen Weinstein, among others, was...
2010_DC_PSRW_Civilian_10050610DC -- Mall -- Event: Public Service Recognition Week (Civilian)
2010_DC_PSRW_Kickoff_10050658DC -- Mall -- Event: Public Service Recognition Week (Kick-Off)
PSRW Opening Celebration with, among others,
Steven Chu, Secretary of Department of Energy,
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services,
Martha Johnson, administrator of the General Services Administration,
Scott Gould, Deputy Secetary of Veterans Affairs,
John Berry, director of...
2007_DC_PSRW_Military69DC -- Mall -- Event: Public Service Recognition Week (Military)
2009_DC_PSRW5DC -- Mall -- Event: Public Service Recognition Week (Military)
2010_DC_PSRW_Military_10050622DC -- Mall -- Event: Public Service Recognition Week (Military)
2005_DC_Solar15DC -- Mall -- Event: Solar Decathlon (2005)
For about 2 weeks, the Mall hosted 18 solar-powered homes built by college students. I never saw the actual because the period they were up was plagued by rain, odd enough for a solar-powered exhibit. Instead, the day that I planned to see them was after they were already being taken down.
The students...
2007_DC_Solar3DC -- Mall -- Event: Solar Decathlon (2007)
What is the Solar Decathlon?

The 2007 Solar Decathlon challenges 20 college teams from around the globe in 10 contests to design, build, and operate the most livable, energy-efficient completely solar-powered house. Solar Decathlon houses must power all the home energy needs of a typical family using...
2009_DC_Solar652DC -- Mall -- Event: Solar Decathlon (2009)
Several sets of pictures:
(20090913) This year's Solar Decathlon will be held on the Mall on Oct 9-13 and 15-18.
Virginia Tech is the only U.S. team that will compete in both the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009 and Solar Decathlon Europe in 2010. Its entry, Lumenhaus, is focused on...
2009_DC_Solar_RC_091008160DC -- Mall -- Event: Solar Decathlon (2009) -- Ribbon cutting
Speakers in sequence:
- John Lushetsky
- Presentation of Colors
- Kristina Johnson
- Steven Chu (Secretary, Department of Energy)
- Beatriz Corredor (Spanish Ministry of Housing)
- Lucas Dixon (Ohio State) and Allison Kopf (Team California)
- Sponsors of the event
2004_DC_Metro_04111634DC -- Metro Town Hall Meeting
The Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) hosted its first Town Hall meeting to talk to customers on a variety of issues dealing with Metrorail, Metrobus and Metroaccess such as service, funding and expansion. Bob Levey, Senior Vice President for Development at the...
2012_DC_MGC_12102325DC -- 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
2018_DC_Moment_Pgm_181111111DC -- Moment Magazine's 2018 Gala and Awards Dinner @ National Press Club -- Ceremony Itself
Moment’s Gala & Awards Dinner
Honoring Amazing Women
Master of Ceremonies: Robert Siegel
Award presentations to:
* Esther Coopersmith, Former U.S. Representative to the UN
* Carol Brown Goldberg, Visionary Artist -- Introduced by Diane Rehm
* Jane Mayer, Investigative Reporter and Author
*...
2018_DC_Moment_Dinner_18111171DC -- Moment Magazine's 2018 Gala and Awards Dinner @ National Press Club -- Dinner and Post-Event Mingling
Folks here include Nina Totenberg, Robert Siegel, Diane Rehm, Jack Rasmussen, Aviva Kempner, Brent Glass, Brenda Pascal, Jane Mayer, Joan Nathan, Carol Brown Goldberg, Esther Coopersmith.
2018_DC_Moment_Pre_181111114DC -- Moment Magazine's 2018 Gala and Awards Dinner @ National Press Club -- Pre-dinner mingling
Folks here include: Robert Siegel, Bert Foer, Diane Rehm, Carol Brown Goldberg, Aviva Kempner, Joan Nathan, Jane Mayer, Jack Rasmussen, and Judy Woodruff.
2019_11_24B4_Moment_Dinner98DC -- Moment Magazine's 2019 Gala and Awards Dinner @ National Press Club -- Dinner and Post-Event Mingling
Moment DC Gala & Awards Dinner
Celebrating Jewish journalism in tumultuous times
An Exciting Evening of Conversation & Music!
Honoring:
Moment Magazine Women and Power Award:
* Nina Totenberg, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent
* ... presented by Jamie Gorelick
Robert S. Greenberger Journalism... (Partially reviewed)
2019_11_24B1_Moment_Pre218DC -- Moment Magazine's 2019 Gala and Awards Dinner @ National Press Club -- Pre-dinner mingling
Moment DC Gala & Awards Dinner
Celebrating Jewish journalism in tumultuous times
An Exciting Evening of Conversation & Music!
Honoring:
Moment Magazine Women and Power Award:
* Nina Totenberg, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent
* ... presented by Jamie Gorelick
Robert S. Greenberger Journalism... (Partially reviewed)
2019_11_24B2_Moment_Pgm173DC -- Moment Magazine's 2019 Gala and Awards Dinner @ National Press Club -- Presentation
Moment DC Gala & Awards Dinner
Celebrating Jewish journalism in tumultuous times
An Exciting Evening of Conversation & Music!
Honoring:
Moment Magazine Women and Power Award:
* Nina Totenberg, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent
* ... presented by Jamie Gorelick
Robert S. Greenberger Journalism... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Moment_Gala2_15111554DC -- Moment Magazine's 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala @ French Embassy -- Auditorium Presentation
The 2015 Moment 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala, held at the French Embassy November 15, is Moment’s major benefit of the year. Proceeds support Moment, an influential, Washington, DC-based independent magazine known for its first-rate journalism, and its Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism...
2015_DC_Moment_Gala3_15111548DC -- Moment Magazine's 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala @ French Embassy -- Dinner Presentation
The 2015 Moment 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala, held at the French Embassy November 15, is Moment’s major benefit of the year. Proceeds support Moment, an influential, Washington, DC-based independent magazine known for its first-rate journalism, and its Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism...
2015_DC_Moment_Gala_151115206DC -- Moment Magazine's 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala @ French Embassy -- Mingling
The 2015 Moment 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala, held at the French Embassy November 15, is Moment’s major benefit of the year. Proceeds support Moment, an influential, Washington, DC-based independent magazine known for its first-rate journalism, and its Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism...
2016_DC_Moment_Gala2_161218145DC -- Moment Magazine's 41st Anniversary Dinner and Gala @ Temple Sinai -- Formal Program
Formal Program:
* Master of Ceremonies: Robert Siegel
* Welcome: Annie S. Totah, 2016 Gala Chair
* Why Moment: Elizabeth Scheuer, Moment Magazine Advisory Board Chair
* Why DPIJI: Wolf Blitzer, Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative advisory board member
* Blessings: Rabbi Irving...
2016_DC_Moment_Gala_161218184DC -- Moment Magazine's 41st Anniversary Dinner and Gala @ Temple Sinai -- Mingling
Save the Date for an Exciting Evening!
Moment's Washington, D.C. Gala Awards Dinner
Remembering Moment cofounder Elie Wiesel
& featuring Moment’s 2016 Creativity Award recipients:
* Broadway & television star | Tovah Feldshuh
* Musician & composer | David Amram
* Cantor & Broadway star | Dudu...
2016_DC_Moment_Dinner_161216139DC -- Moment Magazine -- Dinner @ French Ambassador's Residence
2018_DC_First_Look_18111165DC -- National World War I Memorial -- A First Look
On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, The United States World war One Centennial Commission put up several tents in Pershing Park. One tent -- "First Look" Pavilion -- provided a look at the new memorial, including the miniature of the planned sculpture. Another tent -- "First Look Special...
2008_DC_BBQDC44DC -- Natl Capital Safeway Barbecue Battle @ Penn Ave
For the Tenth and best year yet, the Safeway's Barbecue Battle features serious competition between top BBQ competitors, great BBQ restaurants from our area and around the country, cooking demonstrations, free food samples, interactive cooking displays and children's activities.

Experience the best...
2016_DC_Jewell_16041983DC -- Natl Geographic Society -- Event: Secretary Jewell Address on Conservation
Secretary Jewell to Deliver Major Address on Conservation During National Park Week
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, April 19, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver a major speech on the Obama Administration’s approach to conservation and the need for a course correction in order to ensure...
2010_DC_Manners_10052039DC -- Natl Theatre -- Event: Judith and Jacobina Martin ("Miss Manners' Guide To A Surprisingly Dignified Wedding")
MISS MANNERS' GUIDE TO A SUPRISINGLY DIGNIFIED WEDDING: JUDITH MARTIN and JACOBINA MARTIN
Miss Manners, aka Judith Martin, and her newlywed daughter and co-author, Jacobina Martin, tell brides and their cortèges what advice to ignore, what "traditions" to skip, and how to achieve the rare, tasteful...
2017_DC_MLK_Commem_170404122DC -- 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...
2015_DC_Final_Journey_15041846DC -- New York Avenue Presbyterian Church -- Event: Abraham Lincoln: The Final Journey
Abraham Lincoln – The Final Journey
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
1313 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
This will be the first of the National Park Service's "funeral" stops commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train and return of his body to...
2015_DC_Horton_150307137DC -- New York Avenue Presbyterian Church -- Event: An Evening with Bobby Horton
An Evening with Bobby Horton
At the New York Ave. Presbyterian Church, Lincoln's church, 7:30 p.m. Bobby Horton will lead us in songs of the Civil War soldier, northern and southern.
A seasoned performer, Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and music historian. He has performed with...
2015_DC_Nelson_Party_15062084DC -- Party for Stanley Nelson @ Aviva Kempner's
2007_DC_Manhole_0710299DC -- Pennsylvania Avenue -- Manhole fire
2007_DC_Press_07100912DC -- Press Conference on 2007 National Traffic Signal Report Card
- Welcome and Opening Remarks: Marshall Elizer, Spokesperson, National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC), Transportation Services Manager, Gresham, Smith & Partners, Nashville, TN
- Remarks: Lloyd Doggett, Congressman (D-Texas), 25th District, Austin, TX
- Remarks: Ronald Kirby, Director,...
2006_DC_Press_0609188DC -- Press Conference w/Acting Chief of the United States Capitol Police
This was a press conference that I happened on while I was walking. The press conference was in response to an intruder incident that had happened at the Capital that morning. Here was that day's press release about the incident:
At approximately 7:47 a.m., a vehicle breached security of the Capitol...
2015_DC_Cocktails_Castle_150611170DC -- Pride in Preservation: Cocktails in the Castle
Pride in Preservation – Cocktails in the Castle:
The Heurich House Museum will host its second annual Pride in Preservation: Cocktails in the Castle event on Thursday, June 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This official Capital Pride Week reception will honor and celebrate the National Park Service (NPS) LGBTQ...
2013_DC_Liz_13100395DC -- Public Art: Liz Taylor (mural by G. Byron Peck) -- Opening Event
Byron Peck and Ivo Koytchev's mural ceremony with city officials etc.
2011_DC_Quake_11082318DC -- Quake
People milling around after the quake hit. I was at a Meritalk innovation conference whose title this year was, appropriately, "Shake It Up."
2007_DC_Rock_Creek_Bird_07050614DC -- Rock Creek Park -- Birding Exercise
This event, part of International Migratory Bird Day, was something I was invited to as a member of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ). The regular members were in the midst of a two-day exercise to tally all of the unique bird species they could see in the area. Our groups saw quite a number but,...
2018_DC_See_ChangeP1_18062653DC -- See Change: Climate in National Parks @ Long View Gallery -- (1 of 3) Panel 1: David O'Sullivan, Maros Sefcovic, Sally Jewell, Sherri Goodman
See Change: Climate in National Parks
A special conversation with
EU Energy Union Vice President Maros Sefcovic
and
Sally Jewell. U.S. Secretary of the Interior (2013-2017)
and photo gallery opening showcasing the impact of climate change through glaciers, coral reefs and forests.

Pictures...
2018_DC_See_ChangeP2_18062673DC -- See Change: Climate in National Parks @ Long View Gallery -- (2 of 3) Panel 2: Gary Machlis, Gilles Kleitz, Mark Wenzler, Sally Jewell
See Change: Climate in National Parks
A special conversation with
EU Energy Union Vice President Maros Sefcovic
and
Sally Jewell. U.S. Secretary of the Interior (2013-2017)
and photo gallery opening showcasing the impact of climate change through glaciers, coral reefs and forests.

Pictures...
2018_DC_See_ChangeP3_18062631DC -- See Change: Climate in National Parks @ Long View Gallery -- (3 of 3) Exhibition Viewing
See Change: Climate in National Parks
A special conversation with
EU Energy Union Vice President Maros Sefcovic
and
Sally Jewell. U.S. Secretary of the Interior (2013-2017)
and photo gallery opening showcasing the impact of climate change through glaciers, coral reefs and forests.

Pictures...
2011_DC_CFCH_Tour_11041922DC -- Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) -- Tour
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Folkways Recordings? What happens to the crafts and art from past Festivals? Find out on this tour of the offices of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The cases of crafts and the artwork adorning our office...
2011_DC_Smokin_1103297DC -- Smoke from the Franklin Towers building
There was a fire that popped up while I was reviewing the cherry blossoms. This is from WAMU's web site:

Fire Breaks Out In Franklin Towers In D.C.
Greg Peppers

March 29, 2011 - In the District, fire officials are trying to determine what caused Tuesday morning's fire at the Franklin Towers...
2015_DC_Cincinnati_C1776_150419106DC -- Society of the Cincinnati (Anderson House) -- Event: Saving Revolutionary War Battlefields
Saving Revolutionary War Battlefields
The American Revolution Institute has joined with the Civil War Trust, the nation's premier historic land preservation organization, to promote Campaign 1776, an ambitious program to preserve endangered battlefields of the Revolutionary War. Celebrate the...
2017_DC_Cincinnati_Sword_170414142DC -- 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...
2012_DC_Shuttle_Flyby_12041736DC -- 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,...
2016_DC_Scalia_16021931DC -- Supreme Court Building -- Line to see Justice Scalia in repose
By the time I got there, they said the line was about 4-1/2 hours deep. My bladder reminded me that that wasn't going to work out very well so I photographed the line and reporters for awhile and left. Sorry about that!
2007_DC_Extra_MileC_07041659DC -- The Extra Mile Points of Light Volunteer Pathway Luncheon
This was a National Volunteer Week Luncheon Celebrating The Extra Mile -- Points of Light Volunteer Pathway. The speakers included:
Jean Case (Co-Founder, Case Foundation, Chair, President's Council on Service and Civic Participation)
Desiree Sayle (Deputy Asst to the President, Director, USA Freedom...
2005_DC_Extra_MileC_05101430DC -- The Extra Mile Points of Light Volunteer Pathway opening ceremony
At a time when Americans are stepping forward with contributions and volunteer time to assist Gulf coast hurricane victims, the Points of Light Foundation will formally dedicate the Extra Mile – Points of Light Volunteer Pathway, a mile-long pathway of bronze medallions only blocks from the White House....
2013_DC_Yards_ArtYards24DC -- The Yards -- ArtYards
2016_DC_Yards_LightYards49DC -- The Yards -- LightYards
Light Themed Art Installation at The Yards: Two-Week-Long Installation Melding Light, Sculpture and Music to Create Wonder
Light Yards: the innovative art installation spanning two weeks and three weekends at The Yards Park will kick off on Saturday, February 20 from 7pm to 10pm with a large-scale...
2010_DC_Yards_Opening_10091135DC -- The Yards -- Opening weekend events
2017_DC_Trot4Hunger_17112312DC -- Trot for Hunger 2017
2010_DC_Union_StationCC_10101118DC -- Union Station -- Event: Columbus Day Ceremony
Display after ceremony for Columbus Day. (I missed the ceremony itself.)
2011_DC_Union_StationCC_111010189DC -- Union Station -- Event: Columbus Day Ceremony
Civil Ceremony
Sponsored by
National Columbus Celebration Association
in cooperation with the
US Department of the Interior
National Park Service
National Mall & Memorial Parks

Monday, October 10, 2011
Columbus Plaza -- Union Station

* Music Prelude -- "The President's Own" US Marine...
2016_DC_USIP_Bush_16031543DC -- United States Institute of Peace -- Laura Bush on Afghan Women's Leadership for Peace
Laura Bush on Afghan Women's Leadership for Peace: A Conversation with the former First Lady:
Mrs. Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States, has long been an advocate for expanding the rights and opportunities of women in Afghanistan. Please join us at the U.S. Institute of Peace on March 15...
2016_DC_USIP_Mohamud_16042065DC -- United States Institute of Peace -- Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
Somalia: A Talk with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
Political and Security Developments in a Critical Year
For more than two decades, Somalia has been cited in public discussion as an archetype of a failed state—a country controlled by terrorists and warlords, lacking an effective government and...
2017_DC_Saaba_171025104DC -- 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...
2012_DC_Soldiers_Cem_MDC_12052838DC -- United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery -- Memorial Day Tour and Ceremony
2018_DC_Diarists_181108126DC -- U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum -- Event: 80 Years after Kristallnacht: Diarists of the Holocaust
Event: 80 Years after Kristallnacht: Diarists of the Holocaust
Eighty years after Kristallnacht, we reflect on the repercussions of this dangerous turning point in Holocaust history using the vivid observations of young diarists. Their accounts reveal the escalating persecution against Jews that...
2017_DC_WCC_Art_Tour_17092911DC -- 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.
2003_DC_WCCCW_03012442DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Tour: Construction Watch
Construction Watch tour. Dee Atwell at my office invited me to this backstage tour of the Washington Convention Center (WCC) several months before its official opening. While it looked miles away from completion to me, I'm sure they knew what they were doing.
2015_DC_WFI_Oscars4_150222115DC -- Washington Film Institute -- Oscar Red Carpet Party
Washington Film Institute cordially invites you to our fundraiser Red Carpet Party at Malmaison. We’re rolling out the Red Carpet, so please join us for a Party to watch the Awards live on Sunday February 22, 2015! Glam it up, and join us as we rally behind our favorite movies of 2014!
2015_DC_WFI_Oscars_150222217DC -- Washington Film Institute -- Oscar Red Carpet Party -- Posers
Washington Film Institute cordially invites you to our fundraiser Red Carpet Party at Malmaison. We’re rolling out the Red Carpet, so please join us for a Party to watch the Awards live on Sunday February 22, 2015! Glam it up, and join us as we rally behind our favorite movies of 2014!

Judges for...
2004_DC_NCath_Climb_04092514DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Climb the Tower
Twice a year, you get to climb up to the tower to look at the bells, see the view, and get up close and personal with stained glass and gargoyles. Trivia: Height 301 feet. Weight: 9000 tons. Number of steps: 333. Number of bells: 63. 53 Bell Carillon = 64 tons. 10 Bell English Peal = 7 tons.
2019_12_02E1_Shepard224DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Honoring Matthew Shepard—A Celebration and Plaque Dedication
Honoring Matthew Shepard—A Celebration and Plaque Dedication
On Monday evening, December 2, Washington National Cathedral and the Matthew Shepard Foundation will host a ceremony of inspiration, celebration, and song as we dedicate the Matthew Shepard Memorial Plaque. Elevated by a grassroots,... (Partially reviewed)
2008_DC_NCath_Illum_080509102DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Illumination
"Lighting to Unite": See the Cathedral As You’ve Never Seen It Before: For three memorable nights in May, Swiss lighting artist Gerry Hofstetter brings his artistry to Washington National Cathedral for a spectacular exterior illumination of the south and west sides, in celebration of the Cathedral’s...
2003_DC_NCath_Open_03092739DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Open House
2004_DC_NCath_Open_04092533DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Open House
2019_06_07D_NCath_Orange63DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Wear Orange
Lighting Of The National Cathedral For Wear Orange
The façade of the Washington National Cathedral will light up in orange in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Hadiya Pendleton and the over 100,000 Americans killed and injured in the United States every year by gun violence. The Bourdon... (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_NCath_Wilson_14122845DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Wreath Laying at President Woodrow Wilson's Tomb
A wreath is laid at President Woodrow Wilson's tomb at the Washington National Cathedral each year on December 28, his birthday. The ceremony is conducted by the honor guard of the Military District of Washington in cooperation with the clergy of the Cathedral.
2018_DC_NCath_WWI_181111131DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: WWI Commemorative Service
WWI COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 10:00am
November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Together with the World War One Centennial Commission, Washington National Cathedral hosts this sacred interfaith worship service. Through special music, prayers and...
2011_DC_WHCD_110430509DC -- White House Correspondent's Dinner (2011)
Folks here include Sean Penn, Ryan Kwanten, Russell Simmons, Eric Stonestreet, George Stephanopoulos, Bob Schieffer, Chris Wallace, Tom Toles, Jonathan Capehart, Chris Colfer, Andy Samberg, Bristol Palin, Newt Gingrich, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Stipe, Carolyn Maloney, Mila Kunis, John Huntsman, Paul...
2013_DC_WHCD_130427259DC -- White House Correspondent's Dinner (2013)
Including Bill O'Reilly, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Bloomberg, Kevin Spacey, Andy Cohen, Gordon Peterson, Kathleen Turner, Steve Zahn, Amy Poehler, Gayle King, Jeff Krulik, Geraldo Rivera, Nicole Kidman, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudekis and Olivia Wilde, Clarence and Lisa Page, Tracy Morgan, Hayden Panettiere,...
2014_DC_WHCD_140503127DC -- White House Correspondent's Dinner (2014)
Shown here include: Madeleine Albright, Randi Weingarten (President of the American Federation of Teachers). Henry Waxman, Julia Louise-Dreyfus, Donna Brazile, Russell Wilson, Clarence and Lisa Page, Katie Couric, Robby Novak ("Kid President"), Rosario Dawson, Chris Dodd, Joanna Coles, Dan Bucatinsky,...
2009_DC_LATCRA_091104165DC -- Willard Hotel -- Lincoln at the Crossroads Alliance gala dinner
A Call to Union
An Evening at the Willard Inter Continental Hotel
November 4, 2009

PROGRAM
Master of Ceremonies Kim B. Holien, Professional Military Historian
Speakers:
The Honorable Frank J. Williams. Chief Justice (Ret.) of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Author, Lecturer
Mr. William B....
2015_DC_Willard_2nd_Misc_15030799DC -- Willard Hotel -- Lincoln Inaugural Banquet -- Misc
Lincoln Inaugural Banquet
Come and join us as we celebrate the 2nd Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln at the Willard Hotel. Our guest speaker will be Professor Lucas Morel, from Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia, will be discussing the impact of Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural to the...
2015_DC_Willard_2nd_Pgm_150307107DC -- Willard Hotel -- Lincoln Inaugural Banquet -- Pgm
Lincoln Inaugural Banquet
Come and join us as we celebrate the 2nd Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln at the Willard Hotel. Our guest speaker will be Professor Lucas Morel, from Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia, will be discussing the impact of Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural to the...
2009_DC_LincolnP90DC -- Willard Hotel -- Lincoln Presenters
The Willard InterContinental and The Association of Lincoln Presenters brought together 60 costumed Abraham and Mary Todd Lincolns, along with Frederick Douglass and General Ulysses S. Grant, in the hotel lobby, conversing in character with guests and children from DC's Thomson Elementary School....
2019_DC_Miele_19050927DC -- WNDC -- Opening Reception: All Good Things are Wild and Free: New Works by Regina Miele
Art Exhibition Reception
All Good Things are Wild and Free: New Works by Regina Miele
Please join us for the opening of artist Regina Miele’s latest exhibition, whose new works follow a journey in the company of Rachel Carson’s writings, a journey of reverent observation and an ode to nature’s...
2015_DC_Wilson_100thWed_15121818DC -- Woodrow Wilson House -- Event: Woodrow & Edith Wilson’s 100th Wedding Anniversary
Woodrow & Edith Wilson’s 100th Wedding Anniversary
Celebrate the Wilsons’ anniversary with cake and champagne, visit the exhibition The Gifts of Love, and vote on your favorite wedding cake.
Presentations were made by Robert Enholm, Executive Director of the President Woodrow Wilson House.
2006_DC_Smoking_0603168DC -- "Thank You for Smoking" panel discussion
This was a panel discussion that followed a pre-screening of "Thank You for Smoking" screening. The moderator was Washington Post Health Section Reporter, January Payne, with speakers Matthew Myers (President of the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids) and Alana L. Davis ("Public Relations Guru", Senior...
2006_DC_Shearer_06092016DCJCC -- Jewish Literary Festival -- Harry Shearer
An Evening with Harry Shearer -- Not Enough Indians: A Novel. This was part of the Washington Jewish Literary Festival.
Join Harry Shearer—best known as the voice of Mr. Burns and Flanders on “The Simpsons,” co-creator and co-star of This is Spinal Tap, and former writer and cast member on “Saturday...
2007_DC_Maus_07022016DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Art Spiegelman ("Maus")
Art Spiegelman
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Art Spiegelman (born February 15, 1948) is an American comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic memoir, Maus.

Life:
Spiegelman was born in Stockholm, Sweden to Vladek...
2007_DC_Katchor_07041727DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Ben Katchor
In his "picture stories," Ben Katchor turns the American city into a wonderland of tin ceilings, illuminated storefronts, and unusual enterprises: the Senseless Elaboration Parlor, the Sublime Vision Center, the Mortal Coil Mattress Store. The first cartoonist to win a MacArthur "genius grant," Katchor...
2008_DC_Gerberg_08121658DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Mort Gerberg ("Last Laughs")
Mort Gerberg: Last Laughs: Cartoons About Aging, Retirement...and the Great Beyond
Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Mort Gerberg has assembled an all-star cast of gifted and popular cartoonists including George Booth, Roz Chast, Frank Modell, JB Handelsman, Sidney Harris and Jack Ziegler to join him in...
2013_DE_DelDOT_13042680DE -- Dover -- Groundbreaking Ceremony for Capital City Trails
DelDOT Breaks Ground on Capital City Trails Project

Project adds new pedestrian and bicycle pathway in the Dover area

Dover -- Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Shailen Bhatt was joined today by Dover Mayor Carleton Carey and other dignitaries for the groundbreaking of the...
2011_DC_Hispanic_110921104Dept of Commerce -- 2011 National Hispanic Heritage Month
The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the Department of Commerce, Environmental Protection Agency, Agency for International Development, and Customs and Border Protection, is pleased to announce its program commemorating 2011 National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September...
2002_DC_DOC911_0209115Dept of Commerce -- 9/11 Anniversary ceremony
Pictures here were taken during the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. Secretary Donald Evans, a good friend of "W", was the main speaker at the event labeled "Patriot Day". He was introduced by Deputy Secretary Bodman.
2012_DC_Budget_12021366Dept 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,...
2015_DC_DOC_Budget_15020554Dept of Commerce -- Budget Briefing
Secretary Penny Pritzker, Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews and Department of Commerce bureau heads participated in an all-hands employee meeting to discuss the Commerce Department’s FY2016 budget, which was released Monday, February 2. Secretary Pritzker delivered remarks about the budget and the...
2003_DC_CFC_03120242Dept of Commerce -- CFC event
Department's CFC fund-raiser event in the main lobby.
2002_DC_DOC_XMas_0212136Dept of Commerce -- Christmas show
Why they hold events in the Commerce lobby is beyond me. The acoustics are horrible, in large part because of the metal ceiling which reflects everything, and if you move outside of a very small radius, the background noise drowns out everything.
2009_DC_Pride_09070951Dept of Commerce -- LGBT Pride Month presentation w/John Berry
The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Agency for International Development, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is pleased to announce its program commemorating 2009 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The 2009 national theme is...
2008_DC_DOC_MLK_08011732Dept of Commerce -- Martin Luther King Jr. legacy (w/George Fraser)
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) hosted the “7th Annual Event Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” The event featured welcome remarks from John Sullivan, General Counsel and keynote speaker George Fraser, Chairman and CEO of FraserNet,...
2009_DC_DEAM_09102086Dept of Commerce -- National Disability Employment Awareness Month presentation (w/Aimee Mullins)
The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Agency for International Development, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is pleased to announce its program commemorating 2009 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is celebrated annually from...
2009_DC_Taguba_090505123Dept of Commerce -- Natl Asian Pacific Amer Heritage Month w/Antonio Taguba
Please join U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in celebrating 2009 National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Postal Service,...
2011_DC_Locke_11050575Dept of Commerce -- Natl Asian Pacific Amer Heritage Month w/Gary Locke
The Federal Triangle Partnership, including the Department of Commerce, Agency for International Development, Environmental Protection Agency, and Customs and Border Protection, will hold its program commemorating 2011 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month held on Thursday, May 5, 2011, from...
2002_DC_DOCSF_02121626Dept of Commerce -- Secretary's Forum: Children of the Twilight Struggle
The Secretary's Forum is a periodic event that Commerce sponsors. This particular one was called "Children of the Twilight Struggle: Reflections From The Cold War & Its Relevance To The War On Terrorism". This event, introduced by Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, featured Sergei Khrushchev (Soviet...
2013_DC_Pritzker_13062662Dept of Commerce -- Swearing in ceremony for Penny Pritzker (w/Joe Biden)
Penny Pritzker was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Please join me and your colleagues for her swearing-in ceremony in the HCHB Auditorium with the Vice President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
2006_DC_Pickering_0612148Dept of Commerce -- Thomas Pickering
The Bureau of Industry and Security in the Department of Commerce sponsored a BIS Speaker Series event with Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering. He was formerly the Senior Vice President for International Relations at Boeing, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and the Ambassador to the...
2003_DC_DOC_VOIP_03030519Dept of Commerce -- VoIP ceremony
This ceremony--the HCHB Network and Telephone Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony--honored "those who helped create a new era of computing and communications at the Department of Commerce". Personally, I didn't see any ribbon cutting but I might have missed that part. I was impressed that they managed to hand out...
2005_DC_Beautiful_05110820Dept of Interior -- Kick-off for America's Beautiful Natl Parks exhibit
The new exhibit at the Dept of Interior Museum is called America's Beautiful National Parks. It's a collection of contemporary and historical large-scale photographs celebrating the diverse flora of our National Parks. It was an interesting idea for an exhibit, curated by Amy Lamb, since I usually...
2006_DC_Moore_0606194Dept of Interior Museum -- Lecture: Hullihen Williams Moore lecture
This was a lecture and reception by Hullihen Williams Moore, a black and white photographer who had an exhibit called "Shenandoah: Views of our National Park" at the DOI Museum.
2005_DC_LC_05111613Dept of Interior Museum -- Lecture: Lewis & Clark Revisited w/Greg MacGregor
Lewis & Clark Revisited: A Trail in Modern Day -- slide lecture by photographer Greg MacGregor of images he captured in the 1990s while retracing the route Lewis and Clark trekked 200 years before.
2007_MI_50th_07072196Family -- Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Wayne's 50th wedding anniversary
At each table:
...
2007_MI_50thSS_07072164Family -- Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Wayne's 50th wedding anniversary slide show
Brian and Mandy gave me the PowerPoint file from the show but PowerPoint reduces the image size for presentation. I'm hoping to replace these images with the original scans which I can also do some color adjustments on.
2010_NC_Funeral_10082265Family -- Aunt Mary Lee's Funeral
Mary Lee Neumann, 87, died Aug. 11, 2010. She was the owner and operator of Midway Campground from 1979 to 1990. The campground is still owned by her family. She was born and grew up in Parsons, WV. Her husband, Clarence Neumann; two sisters, Kathryn Richards , Vivian McPherson and a brother, Ray Myers...
2003_FL_NASA34FL -- Kennedy Space Center -- On day of Columbia disaster
Saturday was my day to visit the Kennedy Space Center. Despite visiting local people during the week, I had no idea that a landing was planned that day and then it turned out to be ...
2013_DC_Fords_Member_13120939Ford's Theatre -- Member Holiday Open House
2008_DC_FOTHOC_08122541Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (distribution)
Delivering the packages and meeting afterward at Meiwah.

The official write-up of the event, written by Debbie:

We had a great event preparing and distributing bags to homeless people in Washington DC. Below is some of the information about the event, and some of the vignettes that we hope convey...
2004_MD_FOTHOC_04122446Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
The official write-up of the event written by Victor Block with a preface by Tom Block:

Hi, everybody, here's the recap of this year's FOTHOC event that my Dad wrote up.

I might add a couple of things:
1) This was by far my worst year in terms of passing things out; people didn't want the bags;...
2005_MD_FOTHOC_05122455Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
The official write-up of the event, written by Victor Block:

FOTHOC Celebrates its 10th Year

A four-year-old girl hands out pictures she has drawn to homeless people on the streets of Washington. Told that the gift bag being handed to him contains a Walkman-type radio, a man without a home asks...
2008_MD_FOTHOC_08122494Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
The morning started off *very* well as USA Today had published an article that mentioned the event and they printed in four columns a photo that I had done last year during the event.
2010_MD_FOTHOC_10123156Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
2007_DC_FOTHOC_07010135Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
Delivering the packages and meeting afterward at Meiwah.

The official write-up of the event, written by Victor Block:

FOTH Annual Report – 2006/7

To all supporters of, participants at and others interested (mildly or more) in the Friends of the Homeless project:

Recent changes were made to...
2008_DC_FOTHOC_08010130Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
Delivering the packages and meeting afterward at Meiwah.

The official write-up of the event, written by Victor Block:

FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS – 12/07-1/08 REPORT

Great pack, tough delivery. That was the evaluation of the 12th annual Friends of the Homeless operation, the brainchild of Tom...
2010_DC_FOTHOC_10010152Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
The second part of Victor Block's report follows.

January 1, 2010.   Because of overwhelming interest in helping out, five cars, rather than the four of past years, left FOTH Central a little after 10 a.m. on a cold New Years day, each carrying 20 gift bags.  After distributing all of their bags,...
2011_DC_FOTHOC_11010176Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
Victor's report:

The December 31, 2010-January 1, 2011 Friends of the Homeless activity marked the 15th consecutive year that this project provided large gift bags filled with  items -- some basic, some fun -- to men and women on the streets of Washington.  It followed a year-long effort by Tom Block...
2006_MD_FOTHOC_06123181Friends of the Homeless on New Years (package preparation)
Preparing the gift packages.
2007_MD_FOTHOC_07123180Friends of the Homeless on New Years (package preparation)
Preparing the gift packages.
2009_MD_FOTHOC_09123175Friends of the Homeless on New Years (package preparation)
The first part of Victor Block's report follows.

Note:  According to the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, at least 17,800 men, women and children are homeless in the Nation's Capital over the course of a year.
 
...
2018_DC_Hechelhammer_18041046Goethe-Institut -- Bodo Hechelhammer ("Double Agent Heinz Felfe Discovers America")
Presentation “Double Agent Heinz Felfe Discovers America”
Dr. Bodo Hechelhammer, the Chief Historian of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND), will give a presentation at the Goethe-Institut on his new book about the double agent, Heinz Felfe. In addition to his talk, he will show photos and...
2007_DC_BEMB_07090636Goethe-Institut -- Event: Bringing Eastern Market Back panel discussion
Bringing Eastern Market Back: Sounds, Pictures, and Historic Preservation
We can’t bring back 135 years of wonderful smells that had collected in pre-fire Eastern Market, but we can bring back some of the sounds—and with them, some of the life of Eastern Market. Perhaps we can use the sounds of the...
2012_DC_Tannenbaum_12120833Goethe-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,...
2016_DC_Goethe_Sommerfest_16082674Goethe-Institut -- Event: Open House Sommerfest
Open House Sommerfest
Discover your German island in DC! Join us for a summer party at our new building in our new neighborhood. Check out our digs while learning about the work of the Goethe-Institut, chatting with staff and others interested in German culture and language, enjoying German beer, and...
2016_DC_Kaminski_16110335Goethe-Institut -- Film|Neu: "Me and Kaminski" w/Thomas Wendrich and reception @ E Street Cinema
OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, 11/3, 7 pm
Me and Kaminski (Ich und Kaminski)
Ger., 2015, 124 min., D: Wolfgang Becker
In this tragicomic road movie, unsuccessful young journalist Sebastian Zöllner (Daniel Brühl) is writing an article on the legendary but almost forgotten painter Manuel Kaminski. Based on...
2015_DC_Otto_15082031Goethe-Institut -- Opening Reception: hyder flares w/Justine Otto
Opening of hyder flares with artist Justine Otto and Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Phillips Collection
Leading German contemporary figurative painter Justine Otto (b. Poland 1974) won The Phillips Collection’s second annual Emerging Artist Prize following...
2015_DC_Klemm_15011469Goethe-Institut -- Opening Reception: Photographer Barbara Klemm
Invitation: Opening Reception with Photographer Barbara Klemm:
This solo exhibition presents photographs by one of Germany’s most distinguished women photographers. Spanning forty years, Barbara Klemm’s works bear witness to Germany’s recent history, and to a country that was divided for decades. Many...
2010_DC_Revenants_10091653Goethe-Institut -- Opening Reception: Reveants w/Oskar Schmidt
Exhibition opening with photographer Oskar Schmidt and Sarah Kennel, National Gallery of Art.

Bare, sparsely furnished rooms and introverted women and girls, barely present to their surroundings: the starkly reduced photographs of Oskar Schmidt are both portraits and interiors.

Like paper...
2008_DC_Playroom_08111944Goethe-Institut & FotoWeek DC -- Opening Reception: "A Disenchanted Playroom" w/Wolfram Hahn
Opening: “A Disenchanted Playroom”. Photographs by Wolfram Hahn.

Capturing children’s facial expressions as they watch television, photographer Wolfram Hahn’s images portray how children react to this mass medium, losing the subtle charm of real life as they fall under its influence. Their regards...
2013_DC_Goethe_Film_Night_13062771Goethe-Institut & German-American Heritage Museum -- Event: Film Night “Ich bin ein Berliner”
Film Night “Ich bin ein Berliner”:
On June 26, 1963, those four words made history. With his commitment to West Berlin, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was honoring the steadfastness of the West Berliners during the Cold War.
The German-American Heritage Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of...
2011_DC_ATT_11120314Goethe-Institut & Natl Gallery -- Event: "African Twin Towers" screening (w/Alex Jovanovic)
Homage to Christoph Schlingensief: The African Twin Towers
Germany, 2006, 71 min, HD, Cast: Irm Hermann, Klaus Beyer, Stefan Kolosko, Robert Stadlober, Dirk Rohde, Christoph Schlingensief, Patti Smith
Introduction by Alex Jovanovic, personal assistant to Christoph Schlingensief, 2009-2010
Originally...
2007_DC_GPO_Open_07121117Government Printing Office -- Public Printer's Open House (2007)
This was a Holiday Open House sponsored by Robert C. Tapella, the Public Printer of the United States in his Public Printer's Suite at the GPO building.
2009_DC_GPO_Open_09121615Government Printing Office -- Public Printer's Open House (2009)
This was a Holiday Open House sponsored by Robert C. Tapella, the Public Printer of the United States in his Public Printer's Suite at the GPO building.
2007_DC_Tapella_07110656Government Printing Office -- Swearing In Ceremony for Robert C. Tapella
Swearing in Ceremony of Robert C. Tapella as the Twenty-Fifth Public Printer of the Unites States. Various people in the office included Bruce James (the 24th Public Printer of the United States), Marc Pachter (National Portrait Gallery director), Allen Weinstein (Archivist of the United States), and...
2016_DC_District_16010645Hist Soc of Wash DC @ Carnegie Library -- Event: DISTRICT photo exhibit opening
Desperation. Beauty. Energy. The every-day in the capital city. Presented by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and Joseph Mills, DISTRICT explores Washington during the 1960s and 1970s through the extraordinary eye of photographer Chris Earnshaw.
Exhibit will then be on view in the Historical...
2019_11_25C_Multilateral62Hudson Institute -- Multilateral Institutions: Indispensable or Irrelevant to Global Peace and Properity?
Hudson Institute will host a discussion on the relevance of multilateral institutions in today’s world. Skepticism is growing as to whether multilateral institutions are still an effective means of stopping international conflict and promoting economic growth. At the UN General Assembly’s annual... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_Stuck_19052836Hudson Institute -- Stuck in the Middle: Iraq Caught Between the U.S. and Iran
Stuck in the Middle: Iraq Caught Between the U.S. and Iran
Hudson Institute will host an event to discuss the role of Iraq as tensions increase between the U.S. and Iran. Panelists will include the Middle East Institute’s Omar Al-Nidawi, the Arabia Foundation’s Genevieve Abdo, and the Atlantic...
2019_11_14A_5G53Hudson Institute -- The Global Struggle for 5G Supremacy
The Global Struggle for 5G Supremacy: America's Darkest Hour or Finest Hour?
The onset of 5G wireless technology will transform how we use the Internet and interact with other technologies, from the smart grid and AI to driverless cars.
The United States and China are engaged in a global struggle for... (Partially reviewed)
2019_12_04A_League53Hudson Institute -- The League of Wives
The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home from Vietnam
Hudson Institute will host a discussion with author Heath Hardage Lee on her new book, The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring... (Partially reviewed)
2005_DC_IMFCEF_05110419IMF Center Economic Forum -- Reforming the IMF
I have no idea how I ended up being invited to this but I'd never been in the IMF building and jumped at the chance. This was the description of the event:

IMF Center Economic Forum: Reforming the IMF: Governance and the Executive Board: Roundtable discussion on IMF governance and the role of the...
2010_DC_Trabant_101106116International Spy Museum -- Annual Parade of Trabants (2010)
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 affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the fall of Communism. Trabants are a rarity here, but on...
2010_DC_TrabantP_101106109International Spy Museum -- Annual Parade of Trabants (2010) -- Painting Project
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 affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the fall of Communism. Trabants are a rarity here, but on...
2012_DC_Trabant_12111047International Spy Museum -- Annual Parade of Trabants (2012)
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...
2013_DC_Trabant_13110967International Spy Museum -- Annual Parade of Trabants (2013)
2014_DC_Trabant_14110867International Spy Museum -- Annual Parade of Trabants (2014)
Eighth Annual Parade of Trabants
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 affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany...
2016_DC_Trabant_16110536International Spy Museum -- Annual Parade of Trabants (2016)
Tenth Annual Parade of Trabants
It’s been more than 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, 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 affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the...
2014_TN_McBrayer_14052927Investiture Ceremony for W. Neal McBrayer @ Nashville State Capitol
Investiture Ceremony for W. Neal McBrayer as Judge of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Middle Section.
2019_11_12C_TWA4048Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute -- Commemorating 40 Years of the Taiwan Relations Act
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Foreign Policy Institute
Commemorating 40 Years of the Taiwan Relations Act
A photographic history exhibit on display in the Rome Auditorium from November 12 to November 22, 2019.
Co-hosted by the SAIS China Studies Progream and the SAIS... (Partially reviewed)
2008_MD_Voting5MD -- 2008 Election day!
Barack Obama day. These pictures were taken while waiting in line for 90 minutes to vote at my polling place. Because of the long queue, I ended up in parts of the school that I'd never seen before!
2012_MD_Voting15MD -- 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...
2014_MD_Voting7MD -- 2014 Midterm stuff and Martin O'Malley
Primary placards @ Veterans Plaza.
Also, Martin O'Malley campaigning at the Silver Spring Metro for Anthony Brown who lost the race for Maryland governor.
2016_MD_Voting12MD -- 2016 Early voting @ Veterans Plaza
The thought of armed Trump supporters trying to keep "fraudulent" voters away from the polls made me vote early again this year. What a relief that they do this! Maryland was back to paper ballots which was awkward. And I didn't realize they didn't have a straight-ticket option.
2003_MD_Accident_0310113MD -- Accident on I-95
I was forced to park at the front of the traffic jam north of Baltimore for 40 minutes on my way home after a van spun and ended up perched precariously on a Jersey barrier. There were three ambulances, two medivacs, two fire engines, and a dozen police cars. I was told there weren't any serious...
2000_MD_Bay_Walk_00050716MD -- Annapolis -- Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk (2000)
2006_MD_Bay_Walk_06050739MD -- Annapolis -- Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk (2006)
2004_MD_ASIM_04052210MD -- Autoshow in Motion @ FedEx Field
This was a fun event. GM sponsors a free event where you can test drive their cars as well as cars from their competitors. I drove some stupid ones (like the Hummer) as well as the newer Saturn cars. The test drives are very short (three or four minutes at a max) and you needed an escort to be in the...
2013_MD_Geppis_Tour_13121578MD -- Baltimore -- Geppi's Entertainment Museum -- Member Tour w/Steve Geppi
Exclusive Members Only Tour w/Steve Geppi
2014_MD_JMM_Holzer_14022335MD -- Baltimore -- Jewish Museum of Maryland -- Harold Holzer: "Kaddish for Lincoln" (Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture)
Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture: Kaddish for Lincoln
 Speaker: Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
 By tradition, Abraham Lincoln was the first American gentile for whom Jews said Kaddish–the Hebrew prayer for the dead. The story may approach the realm of legend, but...
2011_MD_Baltimore_NYE_11123146MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2011/2012) -- Except fireworks
Baltimore's New Years Eve Spectacular
Ring in 2012 alongside family and friends with live music by the 8 Ohms Band and a dazzling fireworks display at Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular!
At the stroke of midnight, the skies over the Inner Harbor will explode with the region's largest fireworks...
2011_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_11123171MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2011/2012) -- Fireworks
Baltimore's New Years Eve Spectacular
Ring in 2012 alongside family and friends with live music by the 8 Ohms Band and a dazzling fireworks display at Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular!
At the stroke of midnight, the skies over the Inner Harbor will explode with the region's largest fireworks...
2012_MD_Baltimore_NYE_12123127MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2012/2013) -- Except Fireworks
2012_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_12123175MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2012/2013) -- Fireworks
2014_MD_Baltimore_NYE_1412316MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2014/2015) -- Except Fireworks
2014_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_14123178MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2014/2015) -- Fireworks
2015_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_151231147MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2015/2016) -- Fireworks
2016_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_16123184MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2016/2017) -- Fireworks
2005_MD_Baltimore_Lights16MD -- Baltimore -- Parade of Lighted Boats
2013_MD_KAL_130505154MD -- Baltimore -- Walters Art Museum -- KAL: 35 Years as an International Editorial Cartoonist
KAL: 35 Years as an International Editorial Cartoonist
The Walters welcomes back Kevin 'KAL' Kallaugher, long-time Baltimore Sun editorial cartoonist, and current cartoonist for The Economist. Best known for his internationally syndicated political cartoons that have appeared in over 100 publications...
2005_MD_BARC_05060429MD -- Beltsville -- Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Public Field Day
2015_MD_Strathmore_Wed_1509067MD -- Bethesda -- Strathmore Mansion -- Wedding
1989_MD_Bay_Swim_19890620MD -- Chesapeake Bay Swim w/Michelle
2016_MD_UMd_Heavy_MetalR_160527193MD -- College Park -- UMd Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Event: Heavy Metal Parking Lot and the Jeff Krulik Collection -- Reception
Heavy Metal Parking Lot and the Jeff Krulik Collection:
When aspiring filmmakers Jeff Krulik and John Heyn visited the Capital Centre parking lot on May 31, 1986, they had little more in mind than to document a fan scene at full peak. What they ended up creating was a cult film now considered among the...
2016_MD_UMd_Heavy_MetalP_160527105MD -- College Park -- UMd Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Exhibit: Heavy Metal Parking Lot and the Jeff Krulik Collection -- Presentation
Heavy Metal Parking Lot and the Jeff Krulik Collection:
When aspiring filmmakers Jeff Krulik and John Heyn visited the Capital Centre parking lot on May 31, 1986, they had little more in mind than to document a fan scene at full peak. What they ended up creating was a cult film now considered among the...
2010_MD_Defenders_Day_100905169MD -- Defenders Day @ Fort Howard Park
About 6,000 people attended the Battle of North Point Defenders' Day celebration at Fort Howard Park on Sunday, Sept. 5. Re-enactors – representing American militia units and the British Royal Marines – showed how local citizens defended Baltimore from the invading British on Sept. 12, 1814. The...
2016_MD_Escape_Velocity_16070323MD -- Escape Velocity 2016 @ Gaylord National Resort -- Not panels
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions."
– Albert Einstein
Escape Velocity is a micro futuristic world’s fair to promote STEAM education within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. Escape...
2016_MD_Escape_VelocityP1_1607039MD -- Escape Velocity 2016 @ Gaylord National Resort -- Panel: Robots: Rosie vs Roomba
Panel: Robots: Rosie vs Roomba
Quick, picture a robot. Does it have two arms, two legs, and talk? Thank science fiction. Panelists will compare humanoid and non-humanoid robots in science fiction and reality. What jobs are right for humanoid robots and what jobs aren’t? And how does the form of a robot...
2016_MD_Escape_VelocityP2_16070334MD -- Escape Velocity 2016 @ Gaylord National Resort -- Panel: Science Fiction Legacies (w/Adam Nimoy, Rod Roddenberry, Jamie Anderson, and Dan Curry)
Panel: Science Fiction Legacies
We can only imagine that a child growing up in a science fiction family would be a . . . fascinating experience, to say the least. Four prospectives come from children of creators, storytellers, writers, and filmmakers: Rod Roddenberry, Adam Nimoy, Jamie Anderson, Mason...
2016_MD_Escape_VelocityP3_1607036MD -- Escape Velocity 2016 @ Gaylord National Resort -- Panel: The Big Score: The Evolution of the Soundtrack in Science Fiction
Panel: The Big Score: The Evolution of the Soundtrack in Science Fiction
We always know when Darth Vader is on the way, when James Bond is coming to the rescue, or when you’re entering the city limits of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Music forms an integral part of television and cinema, yet is rarely examined...
2010_MD_Yuri_Party_10041052MD -- Greenbelt -- Goddard Space Flight Center -- Yuri's Night (2010) -- Party
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Generation Advisory Council have joined forces for an explosive event like you’ve never experienced—a World Space Party. On Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 8 p.m.–1 a.m., Goddard’s Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md. will transform into a club with a...
2010_MD_Yuri_Science_10041057MD -- Greenbelt -- Goddard Space Flight Center -- Yuri's Night (2010) -- Science
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Generation Advisory Council have joined forces for an explosive event like you’ve never experienced—a World Space Party. On Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 8 p.m.–1 a.m., Goddard’s Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md. will transform into a club with a...
2010_MD_MCFC51MD -- Montgomery County Fair -- Carnival
2010_MD_MCFEq90MD -- Montgomery County Fair -- Equipment/Art
2010_MD_MCFLs69MD -- Montgomery County Fair -- Livestock
2016_MD_PMDoS_Misc_160118119MD -- Project Management Day Of Service 2016 -- Miscellaneous
Changing the world, one project at a time …
Join us in helping those who help others on Monday, January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the University of Maryland, College Park between 9am to 3pm.
PMDoS is here!
NEWSFLASH!
It is with great pleasure that Project Management for Change and the...
2016_MD_PMDoS_Present_160118155MD -- Project Management Day Of Service 2016 -- Presentation
Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS) 2016
On January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King Day, a national day of service, 300 project management volunteers and subject matter experts in strategy, technology, human resources, marketing, and finance came together to support 150 leaders from nonprofit...
2016_MD_PMDoS_Recept_16011892MD -- Project Management Day Of Service 2016 -- Reception
Changing the world, one project at a time …
Join us in helping those who help others on Monday, January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the University of Maryland, College Park between 9am to 3pm.
PMDoS is here!
NEWSFLASH!
It is with great pleasure that Project Management for Change and the...
2016_MD_PMDoS_Tables_160118263MD -- Project Management Day Of Service 2016 -- Tables
Changing the world, one project at a time …
Join us in helping those who help others on Monday, January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the University of Maryland, College Park between 9am to 3pm.
PMDoS is here!
NEWSFLASH!
It is with great pleasure that Project Management for Change and the...
2015_MD_SS_VFD100_150515138MD -- Silver Spring -- 100th Anniversary of Silver Spring Fire Station
The Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department is thrilled to be celebrating 100 years of saving lives. After a devastating fire in 1915, the Silver Spring VFD opened its doors to ensure the safety of the community by providing fire protection services. And, 100 years later, the Silver Spring VFD is still...
2010_MD_AI_Stage_100423121MD -- Silver Spring -- Amnesty International Arts Festival -- Opening session @ Ellsworth Plaza
The sequence of speakers/performers on stage for the kick-off was as follows:
(1) Mem Music (musical performance),
(2) Tom Block (Art Festival creator and producer),
(3) Folabi Olagbaju (Director of the Amnesty International Mid-Atlantic Regional Office),
(4) Isiah “Ike” Leggett (Montgomery...
2010_MD_SS_DiscoveryJL_10090128MD -- Silver Spring -- Discovery headquarters -- After James Lee event
Pictures of the streets around the Discovery Headquarters were taken two hours after James Lee, inside, was killed by police. The AFI Theatre is dark. Streets that are normally bustling at this time of day were pedestrian walk-ways or closed off entirely.

Environmental militant slain at Silver...
2005_MD_SS_Jazz_05091012MD -- Silver Spring -- Event: Jazz Festival 2005 @ Veterans Plaza
The Silver Spring Jazz Festival was put on by Montgomery County, Maryland is combination with a variety of sponsors. This year, it aided the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief. Speakers included Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan (who I didn't get any good photos of), Murray...
2016_MD_SS_Jazz_16091030MD -- Silver Spring -- Event: Jazz Festival 2016 @ Veterans Plaza (w/David Sanborn)
The 13th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Featuring David Sanborn and the Sanborn Electric Band
2019_08_24G4_SS_Jazz25MD -- Silver Spring -- Event: Jazz Festival 2019 @ Veterans Plaza (w/Arturo Sandoval)
The Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Grammy and Emmy Winner Arturo Sandoval Headlines the 16th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Arturo Sandoval, a protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba in 1949, just two years after... (Partially reviewed)
2018_MD_SSACSF_18070824MD -- Silver Spring -- Event: Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Summer Fair @ Veterans Plaza
Sunday, July 8th at the Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, MD, we are bringing you the annual Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Summer Fair.
Come from 2:00pm - 8:00pm to see over 60 Arts & Crafts, Food and Dessert Vendors, while enjoying a beautiful cultural dance show with performances from different...
2016_MD_Stand_Up_161120111MD -- Silver Spring -- Event: Stand Up for the Montgomery Way @ Veterans Plaza
Stand Up for the Montgomery Way
Join County Executive Ike Leggett, County Councilmembers and other public officials, faith leaders, and neighbors in reaffirming the values of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all that have made Montgomery County special.
Folks there included Ike Leggett, Jamie...
2016_MD_SS_Flower_Blast234MD -- Silver Spring -- Flower Branch Apartments blast
Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, an explosion rocked the Flower Branch apartment building in Silver Spring. I heard the explosion from my basement but had no idea what had happened. I went outside and saw a helicopter flying around. It happened too late to make the morning papers...
2018_MD_SS_Flower_Blast6MD -- Silver Spring -- Flower Branch Apartments blast
They've started building the replacement apartment complex now.
2015_MD_SSL_Opening_Cer_150620131MD -- Silver Spring -- Library (900 Wayne Ave) -- Opening Event -- Ceremony
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Public Libraries and The Department of General Services invite you to
The Grand Opening of the Silver Spring Library.
Participating in the opening ceremonies were:
* County Executive Ike Leggett,
* County Council President George...
2015_MD_SSL_Opening_Mob_150620109MD -- Silver Spring -- Library (900 Wayne Ave) -- Opening Event -- The Mob
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Public Libraries and The Department of General Services invite you to
The Grand Opening of the Silver Spring Library
2010_MD_VPlaza_Open_10070863MD -- Silver Spring -- Veterans Plaza opening day
First day it was opened. I missed the formal ceremony (I didn't know about it) but I got there afterward.
People here include Ike Leggett, Councilmember Marc Elrich, and Ray Barry.
2013_MD_Suitland_Robbery_13043012MD -- Suitland -- Robbery @ Pawn Shop
From http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/suitland-area-pawn-shop-security-guard-shoots-at-two-robbers-police-say/2013/04/30/722f7f86-b1c7-11e2-9a98-4be1688d7d84_story.html?wprss=rss_local

Suitland area pawn shop security guard shoots at two robbers; three arrested
By Matt Zapotosky,
Washington...
2009_MD_Takoma_Mural_090830117MD -- Takoma Park -- Ice Cream Social for new Carroll Avenue Mural by Byron Peck
Ice Cream Social (ice cream by Summer Delights) in celebration of the Carroll Avenue Mural by mural artist Byron Peck. Music by David Potts-Dupre and friends.
Location: Carroll Avenue Mural, 7056 Carroll Avenue, outside of building and auto garage, Takoma Park, MD
This is a public celebration and no...
2018_MD_Voting12MD -- Voting: Signs, Jamie Raskin, Nancy Floreen
Including different days with Jamie Raskin and Nancy Floreen by the Silver Spring Metro.
2019_DC_NHC_Guns_19030860National History Center -- Congressional Briefing on the History of Gun Rights @ Rayburn House Office Bldg
The National History Center invites you to attend our briefing on the
History of gun rights and regulations in the U.S.
History stands at the heart of the debate about the right to bear arms. So how have Americans used the regulatory powers of government to reduce gun violence in the past? This...
2018_DC_NHC_Trade_18062949National History Center -- Congressional Briefing on the History of U.S. Trade Policy @ Cannon House Office Bldg
The National History Center invites you to attend our
Congressional Briefing on the History of U.S. Trade Policy
The president's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and threats to impose other protectionist measures have sparked renewed controversy over US trade policy. But debates over free trade...
2007_DC_NTHP_07022715National Trust for Historic Preservation's Member Days in DC luncheon
National Trust for Historic Preservation's Member Days in DC. This luncheon was held in the Hotel Washington. Opening remarks were by National Trust president Richard Moe and Director of the National Parks Service, Mary Bomar.
2019_DC_Front_Lines_19040353Natl Endowment for Democracy -- Reporting From the Front Lines of Authoritarianism
Reporting From the Front Lines of Authoritarianism: A Conversation With the 2019 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows
by National Endowment for Democracy
The Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship is an initiative of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and...
2019_DC_Ukraine_Media_19012446Natl Endowment for Democracy -- The Struggle to Achieve Public Media Reform in Ukraine
The Struggle to Achieve Public Media Reform in Ukraine
In Soviet times, Ukraine’s media served as a mouthpiece for state interests. Since achieving independence, reform efforts have focused on strengthening the integrity of public media, culminating in legislation adopted after the Euromaidan protests...
2018_DC_Charts_18121351Natl Endowment for Democracy & CIMA -- Reading the Charts: What Data Can Tell Us About Defending the Info Space
Reading the Charts: What Data Can Tell Us About Defending the Info Space
by Center for International Media Assistance
For nearly two decades, the Media Sustainability Index (MSI) has provided in-depth analysis of the conditions for independent media in 80 countries across the world.
The latest...
2018_DC_NED_4thE_18061943Natl Endowment for Democracy & CIMA -- Supporting the Fourth Estate: What's Been Done to Bolster Independent Media?
An initiative of the National Endowment for Democracy
The Center for International Media Assistance is pleased to invite you to a discussion on
Supporting the Fourth Estate: What's Been Done to Bolster Independent Media?
The world has reached a tipping point in the state of vibrant news media. Press...
2017_DC_AUSA_WWI_Coin_17100972Natl World War I Memorial -- Commemorative Coin Unveiling @ AUSA
Today, the U.S. Mint officially unveiled their new collectible commemorative coin that marks the 100th anniversary of American participation in World War I. 
The unveiling was hosted by the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Army, Ryan McCarthy & Chief of Staff General Mark Millie, and took place at the...
2015_DC_WWI_Finalists124Natl World War I Memorial -- Exhibit Design Finalists @ John A. Wilson Building
WWI MEMORIAL DESIGN FINALISTS ON EXHIBIT AT THE JOHN A. WILSON BUILDING, FROM 14-22 DECEMBER 2015
WASHINGTON, DC: The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission will publicly exhibit the five finalist design concepts, for the national World War I Memorial in Washington D.C.
This exhibit will consist of...
2016_DC_WWI_Jury_16010662Natl World War I Memorial -- Finalist presentations @ Jones Day
WWI MEMORIAL DESIGN FINALIST TEAMS GIVE FINAL PRESENTATIONS TO DESIGN JURY
WASHINGTON DC: On Wednesday, 6 January 2016, the WWI Memorial Design Finalists will provide their final presentations to the Design Competition Jury. These presentations are open to the public, and to media members. 
The...
2015_NC_LaZoom45NC -- Asheville -- LaZoom Comedy Tour
2019_DC_New_AmericaWP_1904105New America -- Art Item: "Women/Peace"
2018_DC_Facebook_18040562New America -- Facebook After Cambridge Analytica: What Should We Do Now?
Facebook After Cambridge Analytica: What Should We Do Now?
The recent scandal over how political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica was able to access personal information about tens of millions of Facebook users has turbo-charged the public conversation about online privacy generally and Facebook’s...
2016_DC_Fighting_ISIS_16070740New America -- Fighting ISIS in the Information Space (w/Peter Bergen)
Fighting ISIS in the Information Space
Many ISIS fighters, sympathizers, recruits, recruiters, and “lone-wolf” attackers often have something in common: they have been radicalized online or have been exposed to extremist content via online channels. Whether it’s through Twitter accounts, YouTube, or...
2019_DC_Silverstone_19013018New America -- From Hitler’s Germany to Saddam’s Iraq (w/Scott Silverstone)
From Hitler’s Germany to Saddam’s Iraq: The Enduring False Promise of Preventive War
In August 2017, President Trump threatened North Korean President Kim Jong-un with “fire and fury”; it was a blunt warning of the potential consequences if North Korea continued its drive to develop nuclear-tipped...
2019_DC_Wallace_Wells_19041050New America -- How Will Climate Change Transform American Democracy? (w/David Wallace-Wells)
How Will Climate Change Transform American Democracy? How Will Climate Change Transform American Democracy?
If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round,...
2017_DC_Tech_Existential_17100565New 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...
2019_11_12E_Kochland50New America -- Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America (w/Christopher Leonard)
Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America
Christopher Leonard’s Kochland tells the story of modern corporate America through the extraordinary account of how one of the biggest private companies in the world grew to be that big. The annual revenue of Koch Industries... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_Packer_19050971New America -- Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and The End of the American Century (w/George Packer and Peter Bergen)
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and The End of the American Century
George Packer’s latest book, Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and The End of the American Century is the vividly told saga of the ambition, idealism, and hubris of one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history, set...
2019_DC_Houston_Smart_19012450New America -- Rebuilding a Smarter City: Lessons from Houston (w/Sylvester Turner)
Smart Cities are the future. So when Houston, Texas faced rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, it seized the opportunity to transform itself as a tech-centric, smart city by incorporating emerging technologies including Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Machine Learning and data...
2016_DC_Future_Army_16070828New America -- The Future of the Army (w/Peter Bergen and Patrick J. Murphy)
International Security Events The Future of the Army: A Conversation with the Under Secretary of the Army
War is experiencing a major inflection point. The future of warfare will be shaped by new technologies such as: the role of ever-smaller drones and robots on the battlefield; offensive cyber war...
2019_DC_New_America2New America (outside building)
2011_DC_ECrisis37_11101961Nixon Legacy Forum & CSIS -- Richard Nixon and America's First Energy Crisis
Join us at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a lively discussion on how the 37th President responded to America’s first energy crisis.

For almost four decades America has had to deal with the costs and consequences on an ongoing energy crisis. But back in the 1970s, when the...
2018_DC_Branches37_180430118Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Building the Branches: How Nixon Worked with a Democratic Congress
Nixon Legacy Forum: Building the Branches: How Nixon Worked with a Democratic Congress
President Nixon achieved enviable legislative successes with a Congress dominated by Democrats. Today, a distinguished panel of Nixon Administration alumni including Tom Korologos, Wallace Johnson, and John Lehman,...
2011_DC_Labor37_11120570Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Labor and Employment Policy in the Nixon Administration (w/William Kilberg, Ann McLaughlin, Michael Moskow, and Laurence Silberman)
Legacy Forum: Labor and Employment Policy
The 16th Nixon Legacy Forum will be a discussion on how under President Nixon, the White House and Labor Department promoted innovative legislative and administrative actions designed to appeal to Blue Collar workers including safety and health pension reform,...
2011_DC_Courts37A_11111798Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Nixon and the Courts
It has been said that a President’s most lasting legacy is his appointments to the Supreme Court — because they decide cases long after he has left the White House. The impact of Richard Nixon’s judicial appointments is still being felt today in 2011. Nixon and the Courts examines the thirty-seventh...
2014_DC_Vietnam37_14120573Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Vietnam and the Paris Peace Accords
Nixon Legacy Forum: Vietnam and the Paris Peace Accords
The National Archives hosts a Nixon Legacy Forum on President Richard M. Nixon, Vietnam, and the Paris Peace Accords. This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in...
2012_DC_Peace37_12042373Nixon 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....
2011_DC_Writing37_11041881Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives – Writing For 37
Join us for a historic reunion of former White House speechwriters for a freewheeling discussion about how they helped craft and communicate the message and vision of America’s 37th President.
Richard Nixon assembled one of the most brilliant and colorful collection of speechwriters and wordsmiths in...
2011_DC_ColdWar37_11052797Nixon Legacy Forum & Navy Memorial – Richard Nixon as Cold War Strategist
Nixon's National Security Team Headline 12th Nixon Legacy Forum

The Nixon Foundation and the Navy Memorial invite you to the 12th Nixon Legacy Forum on Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at the Naval Heritage Center's Burke Theater. Nixon Administration national security officials will discuss how RN...
2014_NV_Carson_USA_140716126NV -- Carson City -- State Capitol -- Miss USA visit
Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez from Nevada came for a visit.
2019_08_27I_XMas_Plaza31NY -- NYC -- Event: Filming "Christmas at the Plaza" (Partially reviewed)
2018_NY_NYC_Street_Fair_1810065NY -- NYC -- Event: Street Fair -- NYC Oktoberfest
NYC Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 6
Lexington Avenue From 42nd – 57th St.
2016_NY_Choppers_16091510NY -- NYC -- Helicopters after police incident
When I got off the subway near Penn Station, I heard helicopters above. Eventually, I saw at least four of them, hanging around the Chrysler Building and one apparently landing on the Penn Station block. I had no idea what had happened until I Googled it the next day:
...
2019_06_27C2_OAS_TunnelT29OAS Main Bldg -- Event: Roots of Peace: Carlos Páez Vilaró Mural Tour
Roots of Peace: Carlos Páez Vilaró mural tours
With Museo Taller de Casapueblo Director María Dezuliani
The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas and the Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the OAS present Roots of Peace: Carlos Páez Vilaró Works and Writings, a retrospective exhibition of Uruguayan... (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_OAS_Butterflies_090330166OAS Main Bldg -- Event: Washington Premier of "Code Name: Butterflies"
The Washington Premiere of "Code Name: Butterflies" will take place on Monday, March 30, 2009 in the Hall of the Americas at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. at 6:30 PM.

Guests traveling from Santo Domingo to Washington for the event include...
2011_DC_OAS_FusionR_11012159OAS Main Bldg -- Event: "Fusion of Spirits" Reception
Pictures here were taken of people at a reception that was held in the main building.
2010_DC_OAS_50YearsT_1003265OAS Museum -- Event: "50 Years, 50 Works" -- Guided tour
The tour itself was conducted by ???, with assistance from Fabian Goncalves Borrega, exhibit coordinator for the Art Museum of the Americas.
2012_DC_OAS_ConstellO_12062176OAS Museum -- Event: "Constellations" Opening Reception
2011_DC_OAS_WrestlingO_11012174OAS Museum -- Event: "Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions" -- Opening Reception
Pictures here were taken inside the museum of the people attending the opening.
2015_MD_Census_Alumni_15050786Office (Census) -- Census Alumni Luncheon
2014_MD_ITMD_XMas_141218103Office (Census) -- ECON Holiday Hall Party (2014)
2011_MD_FTD_Xmas_111215104Office (Census) -- FTD Holiday Hall party (2011)
2012_MD_FTD_XMas_121219146Office (Census) -- FTD Holiday hall party (2012)
2013_MD_FTD_XMas_13121974Office (Census) -- FTD Holiday Hall party (2013)
2014_MD_Office_Hester_141211232Office (Census) -- Hester's Retirement
A special retirement celebration to honor Hester Makell for 42 years of dedicated and stellar service to the Federal Government.
2015_MD_Office_Mala_150210134Office (Census) -- Mala and Sean's wedding shower
2014_MD_Office_Reorg_14100162Office (Census) -- Office Reorg Open House
Your Journey through the Economic Directorate begins October 1
As you know this Wednesday, October 1, 2014 the Economic Directorate will be officially “Open for Business” under the new organizational design and each division will be hosting an Open House from 9 a.m. until noon. This will give you the...
2011_DC_Office_11083166Office (STAT-USA) -- Jane Molloy Retirement Party
2009_DC_Greene_09091844Office (STAT-USA) -- Phil Greene's departure event
Good Afternoon! As you may or may not have heard, our colleague and friend, Phil Greene, is leaving us for a position with the Dept. of the Navy. His new position will be Associate Counsel (Trademark) for the Office of the Counsel to the Commandant, US Marine Corps. As Phil has been with the DOC for...
2006_VA_Magda_06121753Office (USITC) -- Magda's 80th birthday and retirement party (sans Magda)
2005_DC_Jennings_05022519Office (USITC) -- Tom Jennings' retirement get-together
2013_PA_Amtrak_Exhibit_130929157PA -- Gettysburg -- Amtrak Exhibition Train
2009_DC_Interview_0901225Personal -- Being interviewed by WUSA9.com (flag and the button man)
This was a bit of a surprise! Lindsey Mastis, a reporter for ...
2006_VA_Margot_06120935Personal -- Birthday party for Patrick and Anne
2014_MD_Gail_14122516Personal -- Christmas dinner @ Gail's
1999_VA_Halloween_9910319Personal -- Debbie's at Halloween
2000_VA_Tree_00031114Personal -- Debbie and cutting down a sick tree
Debbie's tree had started to sag during a storm and she had friends come in with chain saws to take it out.
1999_VA_Christmas_9912113Personal -- Debbie at Christmas party w/Rudy Boesch
We were all dressed up for an office party for Debbie. While there, we met "Rudy" from the "Survivor" series. No pictures of that though. Rudy was the Marine who competed in the first "Survivor" installment. He finished third. He served in area where Debbie's office Christmas party was so he was the...
2007_DC_Dinner_0710185Personal -- Dinner with the gang after the Pat Oliphant event
2013_DC_King_1308252Personal -- Eisenstodts meet Floyd King
A chance encounter on the street with local actor Floyd King and friends Joan and Joel.
2005_VA_Elaine_05070328Personal -- Elaine's birthday party
2010_DC_Eric_B_10031332Personal -- Eric B. Rick's event
2005_VA_Fusun_05082759Personal -- Fusun's going away event
2007_MD_Gail_07021758Personal -- Gail's birthday party
2013_MD_Barbara_1312159Personal -- Get-together at Barbara's
2009_DC_WHouse_People_09011040Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and friends touring the White House and EEOB
2005_DC_Whouse_People_05121155Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House
2006_DC_WHouse_People_06120237Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House
2007_DC_Whouse_People_07120876Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House
2009_DC_Whouse_People_09121024Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House
2006_DC_WHouse_People_06081926Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House garden event
2010_DC_WHouse_People_10041817Personal -- Josh, Joanne, Ryan, and James at White House garden event
2006_VA_Margot_06122532Personal -- Margot's Christmas open house
2006_DC_Orient_0610265Personal -- Margot at Orient Express event
2005_VA_Smith_05052181Personal -- Nan and Ron Smith's get-together
2004_VA_Ralph_04021539Personal -- Ralph's 49th birthday party
2005_DC_Ralph_0502053Personal -- Ralph's 50th birthday party
Taken at the Old Europe Restaurant in Georgetown.
2007_VA_Thompsons_07101366Personal -- Richard Thompson's 50th birthday party
The party was held at Nick Galifianakis' house. Lots of folks here including Kevin Rechin, Mike Rhode, Matt Wuerker, etc.
1999_MD_Scott_99060531Personal -- Scott Meyerle's birthday party
1998_DC_Thompson_98120820Personal -- Thompsons at art gallery opening (w/Pat Oliphant)
Richard Thompson and Pat Oliphant did a shared opening at an art gallery in Georgetown. Art Wood had alerted me to the event. It was the first time I'd seen Richard in quite awhile. I got to meet his wife Amy, their eldest daughter Emma, and the newby Charlotte.
2004_VA_St_Clair_04052286Personal -- Tom and Elaine St Clair's going-away event
2009_DC_Block_0904147Personal -- Utrecht's -- Tom Block
Tom Block was on public display at the downtown Utrecht store, working on preparatory drawings for his next large installation painting ("Manifesto")
2010_MD_Welmoed50_10040370Personal -- Welmoed's 50th
1999_VA_Wolf_Trap_9908136Personal -- Wolf Trap party
Frankly, I have no idea who these people are anymore but they look familiar!
2004_DC_WTS_04120388Personal -- World Travel Service Christmas Party
2007_DC_WTS_07062136Personal -- World Travel Service photo shoot
2018_MD_Rafer_Andrea_180928269Rafer Roberts and Andrea Purcell's wedding @ Ottobar
Folks included cartoonists Danielle Corsetto, Justin Jordan, Barry Kitson, and Kevin Maguire.
2017_DC_Lincolns1st_170118172Remembering 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...
2009_DC_ReykjavikO_09031494Revisiting Reykjavik: Nuclear Policy for the New Century @ Carnegie Inst -- Pictures of everything else
Photos in this section concern everything that's not specifically the presentations themselves -- breaks, lunch, the reception, audience shots, etc.
2009_DC_ReykjavikP2_090314128Revisiting Reykjavik: Nuclear Policy for the New Century @ Carnegie Inst -- Pictures taken of presentations after lunch
Pictures on this page cover two sessions held after lunch:

(1) Reading of excerpts from Reykjavik, a new play by Richard Rhodes:
- Playwright: Richard Rhodes
- Director: Norm Seltzer
- Ronald Reagan: David DeBoy
- Mikhail Gorbachev: Jim Epstein
- George Schultz: Jack French
- Richard...
2009_DC_ReykjavikP1_09031478Revisiting Reykjavik: Nuclear Policy for the New Century @ Carnegie Inst -- Pictures taken of presentations before lunch
I missed the welcoming remarks (sorry!). Pictures on this page cover three sessions held before lunch:

(1) Nuclear Weapons Policies: Perspectives from the Past:
- Robert S. Norris, Author, Racing for the Bomb
- Andrew Brown, Author, The Neutron and the Bomb
- William Lanouette, Author, Genius...
2011_DC_Alumni37_110502131Richard Nixon Alumni Association -- Inaugural meeting
Ronald H. Walker, Chairman, The Richard Nixon Foundation and Sandy Quinn, President, The Richard Nixon Foundation invite you to the inaugural gathering of The Richard Nixon Alumni Association.
Bringing together the February Group, White House Policy Planning Staff and other Nixon Alumni devoted to the...
2012_DC_Pat_Nixon_120405200Richard 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...
2005_DC_Women_05033125Ronald Reagan Bldg -- Natl Women's History Month w/Judy Woodruff
The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, had a program celebrating March as National Women's History Month. The 2005 theme is "Women Change America."
The keynote speaker was...
2012_MD_Sail_Tall_Ships_12061625Star-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!
2015_MD_Takoma_CC_80th_15121674Takoma Park Community Center -- 80th Birthday Party
Happy Birthday to the Library!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Come celebrate the Takoma Park Maryland Library’s 80th birthday with cake and lemonade!
Then, at 7:30 p.m., you are invited to attend a public meeting in the Community Center where the latest concept design for the proposed Library...
2017_MD_Takoma_Cuba_17020573Takoma 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...
2019_MD_Decay_19011041Takoma Park Community Center -- The Beauty of Decay Art Exhibition Opening Reception
The Beauty of Decay Art Exhibition Opening Reception
In our consumer society that disposes everything that isn’t new, decay is a scary word, conjuring thoughts of advancing age and death. But decay can be beautiful as well. Artists Kristina King, David Mosher, and Chrissy Wilkin will explore these...
2016_DC_THIS_Amazing_160506320THIS for Diplomats A-May-Zing Gala @ Swiss Ambassador's Residence
THIS for Diplomats and the Embassy of Switzerland are delighted that you will join us for the…
A-MAY-ZING Gala!
At the Residence of His Excellency Martin Dahinden and Madame Anita Dahinden
2015_DC_THIS_Jazz_150424389THIS for Diplomats All That Jazz Gala @ Embassy of Korea Residence
THIS for Diplomats and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea are delighted that you will join us for… All That Jazz Gala!
At the Residence of His Excellency Ahn Ho-Young and Madame Ahn.
Other ambassadors who were present: Joseph Henry Smith (Ghana) and Walter Cutler (retired) .
2010_DC_ThisMG_100219252THIS for Diplomats Mardi Gras Celebration @ Meridian International Center
THIS for Diplomats Presents Mardi Gras Celebration

Come Join Us for Our Annual Fundraising Event, Featuring a Mardi Gras Celebration, Casino Night, and Silent Auction at Meridian International Center:
- Gamble at our casino tables,
- Enjoy hors d'oeuvres,
- Drink champagne, New Orleans...
2019_11_08A1_THIS_Twilight415THIS for Diplomats Twilight in Argentina Gala @ Embassy of Argentina
THIS for Diplomats 2019 Gala: Twilight in Argentina
THIS is proud to announce that on November 8, 2019, we are co-hosting our Annual Fundraiser Gala “Twilight in Argentina” with the Argentine Republic.
The event will take place at the Argentinian Embassy and will feature live music (by Sweet... (Partially reviewed)
2006_MD_Census_061026112US Census Bureau -- New building dedication ceremony
GSA/U.S. Census to Dedicate New U.S. Census Headquarters at Suitland Federal Center in Suburban Maryland

The General Services Administration (GSA), in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau (Census), will dedicate a new 1.5 million square foot U.S. Census Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland on...
2003_MD_Census_03091670US Census Bureau -- New building groundbreaking ceremony
I intercepted an invitation to go the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new US Census Bureau headquarters building. The invitation had been sent to Ken Rogers, the STAT-USA director who had died several years before. The current director, Forrest Williams, and I went instead. As the program...
2019_DC_Hate_19031277U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum -- Event: Hate and Its Impact: Nazi Ideology and Racism in the Jim Crow South (w/David Gregory)
Hate and Its Impact: Nazi Ideology and Racism in the Jim Crow South
Racism—Racial antisemitism—was the core of Nazi ideology and the driving force behind the Holocaust. Although Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South were different, Nazi leaders learned from racist thought and practices in the Jim Crow...
2012_VA_Cogswell_12010560VA -- 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....
2008_VA_Bonotom_08020550VA -- Arlington -- Mardi Gras Party @ Bonotom
Bono and Tom are having the annual Mardi Gras Parade Party at the studio on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6 pm until the parade starts, out front, at 8 pm. We'll have pizza and subs (as long as they last), and plenty of beads to wear and toss. Bring your own favorite beverage. The King Kong/Godzilla Float...
2009_VA_Bonotom_09022441VA -- Arlington -- Mardi Gras Party @ Bonotom
2011_VA_DCCC_11061946VA -- George Mason University -- DC Comic-Con
Guests included Larry Hama, SL Gallant, Frank Cho, Jim Starlin, Todd DeZago, Daniel Ross, Michelle P Lewis, John Gallagher, Steve Conley,
2015_VA_Mt_VernonVA_BDPgm_150216113VA -- Mt. Vernon -- 283rd Birthday
Monday, February 16 - Free Admission!
* 10:30am- 11:00am -- Official observance of George Washington's Birthday.
* 11:15am- 11:30am -- Military demonstration by the U.S. Army District of Washington, featuring the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry, the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps and the Commander-in-Chief's...
2017_VA_DCA_Hurricane_170509108VA -- 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....
2010_VA_Belushi_01021519VA -- Pentagon City -- Drive4COPD Race Team w/Jim Belushi
The DRIVE4COPD Race Team: Jim Belushi
Actor Jim Belushi is a multifaceted performer, well-known most recently for his eight seasons starring in and executive producing ABC's hit Emmy-nominated sitcom, "According to Jim." Since his start at The Second City in Chicago over thirty years ago, Jim has shown...
2015_VA_Pamplin_Rifle_15060318VA -- Petersburg -- Pamplin Historical Park -- Rifle Demonstration
2015_VA_Richmond_SafetyC_15060545VA -- Richmond -- Safety Officer Wreath Laying Ceremony
2016_VA_Cul_de_Sac_16061250VA -- Thomas Jefferson Theatre -- "Cul de Sac" (closing performance)
Cul de Sac
Presented by: Encore Stage & Studio
Venue: Thomas Jefferson Theatre
Four-year-old Alice Otterloop and her older brother, Petey, learn about friendship and the importance of being yourself in this world premier play adaptation of Richard Thompson’s nationally syndicated Cul De Sac comic...
1999_VA_Wolf_Tour_9905139VA -- Vienna -- Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts -- backstage tour
2000_VA_Wolf_Tour_00051226VA -- Vienna -- Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts -- backstage tour
2001_VA_Wolf_01050619VA -- Vienna -- Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts -- backstage tour
2001_VA_Wolf_01080514VA -- Vienna -- Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts -- backstage tour
2009_DC_WAF_090124125Washington Architectural Foundation -- Exploring Architecture w/Kids -- White House Neighborhood
Exploring Architecture with Kids: Walking Tour of the White House Neighborhood: The Washington Architectural Foundation is offering a free workshop and outdoor walking tour for kids ages 6 to 13 on Saturday, January 24th. Highlighting the architecture of the White House neighborhood, this is part of a...
2016_DC_Highland_16060642White House Historical Association -- Sara Bon-Harper (James Monroe's Highland)
James Monroe's Highland:
Please join us for a lecture on the recent research and exciting archeological excavation of the home of President James Monroe. Dr. Sara Bon-Harper, Executive Director at James Monroe's Highland, will be the speaker. A light reception will follow the lecture.
2006_DC_FDL_Council_0610245Work (STAT-USA) -- FDL Council meeting -- Terri talk
2002_DC_Band_02110924WW2 -- Band of Brothers tour
The Veteran's Day Tribute 2002 was a military convention held in Washington DC. Sponsored by World War II Magazine and the Primedia group, it honored the 82nd, 101st, and 17th Airborne divisions in World War II. While sparsely attended, it offered a chance to meet and talk to a number of participants...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2019_12_02E1_Shepard224DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Honoring Matthew Shepard—A Celebration and Plaque Dedication
Honoring Matthew Shepard—A Celebration and Plaque Dedication On Monday evening, December 2, Washington National Cathedral and the Matthew Shepard Foundation will host a ceremony of inspiration, celebration, and song as we dedicate the Matthew Shepard Memorial Plaque. Elevated by a grassroots, crowd-... (Partially reviewed)
2019_12_08B_Honors182DC -- Kennedy Center -- Kennedy Center Honors (2019)
Celebrate the 2019 Honorees Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street, and Michael Tilson Thomas 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors To Celebrate Honorees' Profound Artistic Impact Folks shown here include: Christopher Jackson ("Hamilton"), Jonas Brothers, Debra Winger, David Fo... (Partially reviewed)
2019_12_04D1_Kalb189NPC -- Kalb Report: "We the People..." (w/Nina Totenberg, Pete Williams, and Jonathan Turley)
The Kalb Report: “We the People…” Is America headed for—or perhaps already in -- a constitutional crisis fueled by highly partisan politics? Is this endangering our democracy? If so, where do we go from here? The first forum in the 26th season of The Kalb Report (and the 100th program in the series)... (Partially reviewed)
2019_11_08A1_THIS_Twilight415THIS for Diplomats Twilight in Argentina Gala @ Embassy of Argentina
THIS for Diplomats 2019 Gala: Twilight in Argentina THIS is proud to announce that on November 8, 2019, we are co-hosting our Annual Fundraiser Gala “Twilight in Argentina” with the Argentine Republic. The event will take place at the Argentinian Embassy and will feature live music (by Sweet Somethi... (Partially reviewed)
2019_11_17_APG278Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Event: American Portrait Gala 2019
On Nov. 17, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will host its third biennial American Portrait Gala. The black-tie, red carpet affair will bestow the Portrait Gallery’s coveted “Portrait of a Nation Prize” to six notable honorees whose accomplishments have made an impact on the nation’s shar... (Partially reviewed)


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