Plus a new artistic jewelry exhibition + Georgetown public health measures.
July 2, 2020
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The News We Needed

When a cookie could serve as a softball in a pinch, we're here for it. In the midst of an incredibly challenging time for commercial districts, we don't want to lose sight of the good news - including New York City's famed Levain Bakery set to open in Georgetown as early as late summer! Dubbed New York City's most famous cookies, these 6-ounce monsters are coming to 3131 M St NW (formerly Johnny Rockets). In addition to its four bestsellers - chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, dark chocolate peanut butter chip, and oatmeal raisin cookies - a gluten-free chocolate chip walnut variety will also be available, plus the new two chip chocolate chip. Stay tuned for more as Levain gets closer to opening!

We'll Have...Alllll of That

It's not summer until there are grilled meats on a stick. Georgetown's SandboX (3251 Prospect St NW) has partnered with Claudete Seban of MK Catering to open a new outdoor pop-up, Bar Boteco. Celebrate their grand opening this Thursday - Saturday, 4pm - 10pm, and enjoy food and drinks with a Brazilian flare in an expansive outdoor courtyard setting behind Café Milano. As part of the grand opening, take advantage of free parking (down the ramp next to Café Milano) and free Brazilian Caipirinha truffles. Make your reservations today!

Representation, and Content for the 'Gram

Ask and you shall (FINALLY) receive (with a Senate vote pending). Last week we shared a photo of the first of four new, consecutive murals on the side of 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Georgetown - all part of the 51st statehood advocacy murals (#MuralsDC51) project throughout DC. In a historic vote Friday afternoon, the US House of Representatives passed the DC statehood bill - timed perfectly with another mural now up on the side of ENO Wine Bar (2810 Pennsylvania Ave) by @LisaMarieStudio - the same artist who created the LOVE mural in Blagden Alley. Check it out above, and use our Georgetown Murals & Public Art guide for a fun, free, outdoor activity in Georgetown.

Happy 4th of...July? August? November?

We've lost all sense of time, but are told there's a holiday this weekend. While this year's 4th of July will be a bit different, there are still plenty of ways to safely celebrate in Georgetown. Under Phase Two of DC's reopening, more than 35 Georgetown restaurants and food establishments are open for indoor and outdoor seated dining, with the majority of all our restaurants offering take-out and/or delivery. Additionally, more than 60 retailers are open for in-store shopping, in addition to those offering curbside pickup and delivery. If you're looking for something more active, there are plenty of recreational activities - from kayaking, to biking along the river, or visiting a historic museum. Visit the Guides section of our website to plan your Georgetown visit for each of these categories, and remember to check our online calendar for specific promotions and events.

That Ozarks Pool Party, But the Opposite

Wearing face masks in 90-degree weather was on no one's summer vision board, but as we head into the long weekend, let's not be the COVID version of people standing on the left side of the escalator. We've got more sense than that. (Also, everyone will hate you.) Protect yourself and others by maintaining at least 6 ft. of social distancing whenever possible, and wearing a face mask in all businesses and public spaces. Our tables and chairs are back in many of our plazas, spaced more than 6 ft. apart and sanitized throughout the day, and we have signage throughout the commercial district to remind everyone to play their part in these necessary health measures. You can learn more by visiting our Safe in Public Space page, which includes a list of Georgetown businesses selling masks. When your guard goes down, COVID goes up. Help stop the spread! (Photo: AFP / Mandel Ngan) 

Making That Sweatshirt Really Pop

We've all but given up on our bottom halves, so let's just focus on the parts of us still visible in a Zoom meeting. Now through Sept. 1, Jewelers’Werk Galerie is presenting Topography + Constructionan exhibition of new work by German artist jeweler Iris Bodemer. The show includes brooches and neckpieces, some with detachable constructed chains. Iris utilizes thermoplastics and metal in these works, which flow naturally from her previous pieces - all of which are defined by an "appealing awkwardness." Much like Zoom. Stop by and check out the show, Monday - Saturday from 11am - 6pm. Only two customers are allowed inside at a time, so you'll have a nearly private exhibition experience.

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