This sounds really cool if you have kids -- the Meridian International Center is hosting their International Children's Festival this Saturday, which includes participation from a number of embassies. It's just across the street from Meridian Hill Park. Here's the details:
The Festival is organized and designed specifically for children and families to ‘travel around the world,’ in the confines of Meridian’s historic grounds. Embassy partners create and run educational booths that encourage cultural learning about their countries and the world at large. They showcase artifacts, crafts and activities designed to engage people of all ages. Embassy representatives from each country are present to answer questions and interact with attendees.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
10:00am – 3:00pm
Meridian International Center White-Meyer House and Meridian House
Participating Embassies:Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, China, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Nepal, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turkey.
Admission: $10 per personFree for Children 12 and under(One adult required per every four children 12 and under. No strollers allowed in the exhibit area.)