Colonial Inauguration – Session 5 (June 26-27)

Eager to explore your new city beyond orientation? Student IDeals™ is here to help! We’ve got you covered from activities and events to restaurants and more.

Here’s what’s going on in DC while you’re in town:

Monday 6/26:

  • 6pm: The Sweet Spot & Street Light free performance at the Kennedy Center
    • Join Sweet Spot Aerial Productions and Street Light Circus on a tour de force of Washington’s top circus talent! This cabaret of modern circus arts will dazzle and amaze all ages, and the show will conclude with the opportunity for audience members to engage with the talent through a moderated Q&A

  • 7:05pm: Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs at Nats Park

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  • 8pm: U.S. Navy Band Concert at the Capitol
    • The Concert Band performs regularly on Monday evenings on the west steps of the U. S. Capitol.  Sitting on the steps, audience members have the opportunity to look out at the band and have a clear view of the National Mall and the Washington Monument.

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Tuesday 6/20:

  • 6pm: Toned Up Tuesdays – Free FlyBarre class at The Park at CityCenter
    • This total-body sculpting class blends light weight training with core strengthening exercises to create the ultimate toning experience. FlyBarre is a fun, high-energy workout that quickly tones and strengthens muscles, concentrating on arms, core, thighs, and glutes. RSVP here!

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  • 6pm: Homegrown: BeauSoleil Quartet free performance at the Kennedy Center
    • For four decades, the BeauSoleil Quartet have taken traditional ingredients—waltzes, two-steps, soulful Cajun French lyrics, hot fiddle licks, and irresistible accordion—and spiced them up with eclectic percussion, acoustic guitar in both finger- picked and flat-picked styles, and an open and creative attitude toward the music. The BeauSoleil Quartet’s particular flavor of Cajun music reflects the vision of bandleader Michael Doucet, a lifelong student of Cajun culture.

  • 7:05pm: Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs at Nats Park

  • 8pm: Free outdoor movie at Freedom Plaza: Big Trouble in Little China
    • Every Tuesday in June at sunset, Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater!

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Some More suggestions – Fun Things to do:

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  • Georgetown Waterfront – just a mile from GW campus: Shop, grab a bite to eat, walk along the water or even rent a paddle board/kayak!

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  • Farragut Square/McPherson Square/Franklin Square: get away from the orientation crowds for a bit and grab a bite to eat from one of the many food trucks around any of these three parks (all three within 0.5 miles of campus) Find a shady spot and have a picnic!

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  • National Mall: The National Mall/Lincoln Memorial is a must see – especially at night. Only 1.4 miles from campus — for sure worth the walk. If you’re feeling adventurous go on a little walk around the other various monuments/memorials around the area (Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, etc.) Pro Tip: Best in the evening just as the sun is going down

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  • Tidal Basin: Rent paddle boats or just simply take awalk around the beautiful area– just 1.7 miles from campus. Check out surrounding monuments/memorials: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial)

 

Hungry? Here’s some places to check out around GW campus:

Grab and Go Options:

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  • Roti: lunch/dinner

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Sit Down Restaurants:

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Dessert:

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Have fun in your new city and good luck with your freshman year!

Student IDeals™ is with you every step of the way to help you discover the college town in your city!™

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