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May
21
Tue
Adams Morgan Movie Nights: SPACE @ Marie Reed Recreation Center
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Adams Morgan Movie Nights celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with five space-themed films in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

On five Tuesday evenings from May 21 to June 18, grab a blanket, a friend, and eats from a neighborhood restaurant to watch films under the twinkling lights of the city. On select evenings (May 21 and June 11), experts and staff from the National Air and Space Museum will discuss the science behind the films and set up telescopes for on-site viewing (clouds permitting). Several restaurants on the surrounding blocks will be offering special “Brown Bag Movie Meals” packaged to go.

Movies are shown at dark at the Marie Reed Recreation Center at 18th and California Streets, NW. Bring your chairs, kids and neighbors for a fun evening out. Dogs are not allowed on the turf field. The Marie Reed Elementary School PTA will be selling refreshments; proceeds benefit the PTA. Visit admodc.org/movies for details.

May
22
Wed
27th Annual Spring Garden Party @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join friends, neighbors and celebrants who will gather on Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. for the 27th Annual Spring Garden Party at Tudor Place.

This festive event, chaired by Beth Clifton and Whitney Rosenthal, draws prominent Washingtonians and guests from around the nation.

Bruce Whelihan, a stalwart and longtime supporter and former trustee, will be honored at the biggest fundraiser of the year for Tudor Place Historic House & Garden.

May
23
Thu
Garden Luncheon: Amanda Nisbet Design @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
May 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join us at a Garden Luncheon with lauded interior designer and author of Dazzling Design, Amanda Nisbet of Amanda Nisbet Design.

Nisbet, a self-described “color whisperer,” has an inherent ability to create spaces that are simultaneously comfortable and elegant.

Enjoy a lovely lunch with friends under the tent on the sprawling South Lawn, and a presentation by this design guru, who is based in New York City and Richmond. Nisbet is known for mixing seemingly opposite materials, styles, classic motifs, and contemporary idioms to create inspiring spaces that are beautiful, joyful and unforgettable.

May
28
Tue
Adams Morgan Movie Nights: SPACE @ Marie Reed Recreation Center
May 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Adams Morgan Movie Nights celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with five space-themed films in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

On five Tuesday evenings from May 21 to June 18, grab a blanket, a friend, and eats from a neighborhood restaurant to watch films under the twinkling lights of the city. On select evenings (May 21 and June 11), experts and staff from the National Air and Space Museum will discuss the science behind the films and set up telescopes for on-site viewing (clouds permitting). Several restaurants on the surrounding blocks will be offering special “Brown Bag Movie Meals” packaged to go.

Movies are shown at dark at the Marie Reed Recreation Center at 18th and California Streets, NW. Bring your chairs, kids and neighbors for a fun evening out. Dogs are not allowed on the turf field. The Marie Reed Elementary School PTA will be selling refreshments; proceeds benefit the PTA. Visit admodc.org/movies for details.

Jun
4
Tue
Adams Morgan Movie Nights: SPACE @ Marie Reed Recreation Center
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Adams Morgan Movie Nights celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with five space-themed films in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

On five Tuesday evenings from May 21 to June 18, grab a blanket, a friend, and eats from a neighborhood restaurant to watch films under the twinkling lights of the city. On select evenings (May 21 and June 11), experts and staff from the National Air and Space Museum will discuss the science behind the films and set up telescopes for on-site viewing (clouds permitting). Several restaurants on the surrounding blocks will be offering special “Brown Bag Movie Meals” packaged to go.

Movies are shown at dark at the Marie Reed Recreation Center at 18th and California Streets, NW. Bring your chairs, kids and neighbors for a fun evening out. Dogs are not allowed on the turf field. The Marie Reed Elementary School PTA will be selling refreshments; proceeds benefit the PTA. Visit admodc.org/movies for details.

Jun
6
Thu
Summer Cool-Off @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids and families keep cool with hands-on science. Explore fun—and sustainable—ways to stay cool all summer long! Dash through mist, enjoy a cool iced tea in the shade, decorate a paddle fan and try your hand at ice painting. Beat the heat in the Tudor Place garden!

Save the date for our other Family Day events: Eggstravaganza, Trick or Treat, and Holiday Pajama Party.

This outdoor event will take place rain, shine or heat! Please dress for the weather.

Jun
8
Sat
Women of Tudor Place Tea & Tour @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment by experiencing a Tudor Place Tea & Tour with a female focus. Martha Washington’s devoted granddaughter. The enslaved woman who lived in her own home. The widowed single mother who ran the estate in wartime. The world traveler who served victims of World War I. For two centuries, the women of Tudor Place have been fierce, independent, and ahead of their time.

Tickets for Tudor Place events are non-transferable. If you need a refund or can no longer use your tickets, please contact us at education@tudorplace.org. Refunds will not be available after Friday, May 31.

Jun
11
Tue
Adams Morgan Movie Nights: SPACE @ Marie Reed Recreation Center
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Adams Morgan Movie Nights celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with five space-themed films in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

On five Tuesday evenings from May 21 to June 18, grab a blanket, a friend, and eats from a neighborhood restaurant to watch films under the twinkling lights of the city. On select evenings (May 21 and June 11), experts and staff from the National Air and Space Museum will discuss the science behind the films and set up telescopes for on-site viewing (clouds permitting). Several restaurants on the surrounding blocks will be offering special “Brown Bag Movie Meals” packaged to go.

Movies are shown at dark at the Marie Reed Recreation Center at 18th and California Streets, NW. Bring your chairs, kids and neighbors for a fun evening out. Dogs are not allowed on the turf field. The Marie Reed Elementary School PTA will be selling refreshments; proceeds benefit the PTA. Visit admodc.org/movies for details.

Jun
13
Thu
Jazz in the ‘Hoods at Tudor Place: Nichole Saphos Trio @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Relax on the beautiful Tudor Place grounds with the music of a jazz trio featuring bassist Nicole Saphos. Saphos has performed at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Strathmore Mansion, and The Kimmel Center, and has played with Terell Stafford, Joanna Pascale, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, Sharon Clark, Chuck Redd, and Paul Carr. She has been featured in the Washington City Paper, and earned the Exceptional Bass Soloist Award from the Essentially Ellington Competition in 2008.

Since 2005, the DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) organization has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz, our nation’s singular original art form. Tudor Place is pleased to welcome jazz fans to our historic grounds as a host of the 2019 Jazz Festival’s Jazz in the ‘Hoods program. We will be vending light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks during this outdoor event.

This outdoor event will take place rain or shine. Please dress for the weather!

Tickets for Tudor Place events are non-transferable. If you need a refund or can no longer use your tickets, please contact us at education@tudorplace.org.

Jun
18
Tue
Adams Morgan Movie Nights: SPACE @ Marie Reed Recreation Center
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Adams Morgan Movie Nights celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with five space-themed films in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

On five Tuesday evenings from May 21 to June 18, grab a blanket, a friend, and eats from a neighborhood restaurant to watch films under the twinkling lights of the city. On select evenings (May 21 and June 11), experts and staff from the National Air and Space Museum will discuss the science behind the films and set up telescopes for on-site viewing (clouds permitting). Several restaurants on the surrounding blocks will be offering special “Brown Bag Movie Meals” packaged to go.

Movies are shown at dark at the Marie Reed Recreation Center at 18th and California Streets, NW. Bring your chairs, kids and neighbors for a fun evening out. Dogs are not allowed on the turf field. The Marie Reed Elementary School PTA will be selling refreshments; proceeds benefit the PTA. Visit admodc.org/movies for details.

Aug
3
Sat
World’s Fair at the DAR Museum @ DAR Museum
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

“You must see this fair.” – Hamlin Garland, 1893

Experience the excitement, innovation, and wonder of a c.1900 World’s Fair. Learn about inventions that thrilled fairgoers and play games enjoyed by children and adults alike at these grand events. Celebrate cultures around the world by exploring the booths of local embassies and cultural centers. Fun for the whole family, this event is not one to miss!

Oct
17
Thu
Tudor Nights: Members Choice @ Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Members Choice: Save the date and vote for your favorite topic. You pick the objects and ephemera you’d like to see at this exclusive preview in the historic house followed by cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres at the Dower House. Voting opens in fall. Stay tuned for additional details.
Tudor Place Members: FREE | Non-Members: $15
• For ages 21+
• Free for Members. Members receive 20% discount in the Museum Shop during this program.