Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring festival this Saturday at the Old Soldiers' Home

Spring is here (finally) and the Old Soldiers Home is holding a community festival to celebrate. There will be music, ballet, art, food trucks and local food vendors, games, crafts and art for kids, craft beer for sale, and more.

It should also be a nice time to explore the grounds, which are really beautiful, and also include President Lincoln's summer cottage.

Here's a full list of what's hapening. Sounds fun!

A *Free* Family Festival featuring the music of *Herb Spice & The Cinnamonstix and the vocal stylings of Cecily Bumbray *

*Saturday, May 2, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m*. on the lower grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. (Enter gate at *Randolph Street and Rock Creek Church Roads NW*; for Navigation use 322 Rock Creek Church
Road N.W., Washington D.C. 20011)

*2 p.m. 60-minute Nature Walk guided by landscape architect Mary Pat Rowan and her husband Philip Blair (Meet at gazebo next to Soldiers Home pond)

*Local food vendors including Captain Cookie, The BBQ Bus, The Lemongrass Truck, and more...

*Craft Beer selections for sale

*Children's crafts with Historic Lincoln's Cottage, Kirov Ballet Academy, Creative Minds

*Face painting & body art

*Children's games

*Beautiful forecast ideal for hiking and biking on the lower grounds

*Friends of the Soldiers Home t-shirts available!

Celebration is a 10-minute walk from the Georgia/Petworth Metro stop on the Green Line; also accessible by H8 Metro bus; $5 charge per car for those who drive in; no dogs please

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