Something for your body, your brain, your happiness, & someone else.
May 21, 2020
View this email in your browser

In today's BIDness, we're bringing some more good news (and baba ganoush) to your inbox. For the latest updates on COVID-19 and the Georgetown community, you can always refer to our dedicated website page. You can also follow us on Instagram at @officialgeorgetowndc

For more information on Georgetown restaurants offering delivery and carry-out, plus gift cards and online shopping, click here. For a list of Georgetown businesses sewing and selling face masks, click here.

Something for Your Body 

We're living that athleisure wear life - emphasis on leisure - and isn't half the workout battle just getting dressed? You're already there, so just tuck in your arms and roll off the couch and onto a floor mat. Fuel Body Lab is offering private barre, pilates, sculpt or tabata Zoom classes for you and your friends, with a happy hour to follow. Pick a class and a theme; the host is free and participants are $10-15 each. Email to schedule and learn more!

Something for Your Brain 

If you're a parent with school-aged children, any mention of connecting to your "creative practice" is enough to induce a rage spiral. Same for frontline workers. So maybe skip this section. But if you do have some extra time on your hands, and you've been struggling to get the creative juices back - or want to start something new but don't know how - join Shop Made in DC's virtual small-group mini-coaching session on Wednesday, May 27 from 6:30 - 8 pm with Melanie Ouellette Karlins. Melanie, a creative practice coach, will discuss the joys and struggles of engaging with your creativity in this strange moment. Everyone will have time to share their current creative project with the group and Melanie will offer coaching on how to make time and space for creative practices - during quarantine and beyond.

If you're more of a green thumb, try this online class on Friday, May 29 to learn of the fundamentals of air plant care, and mount an air plant to a piece of cork bark. Register by May 23 to receive your materials kit in the mail, and email with questions. 

Something for Your Happiness 

Every young adult deserves the chance to wear what's essentially a pizza box with a tassel on their head, and receive a diploma in front of family, friends, and classmates. Our graduates won't get that moment this year, but that doesn't mean we can't recognize the happy occasion with a celebratory meal from one of Georgetown's restaurants. For those hoping jumbo lump crab can soften the blow, splurge on a Fiola Mare 4-course graduation menu for four, plus gift baskets with curated treats for grads. Menu items include prime rib, ricotta cavatelli, and tiramisu with wine and spirits pairings; order online through June 28 for contactless pickup or home delivery. For a Thai feast, i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar is offering one appetizer, one rice entree and one noodle entree for $45, which serves 4-6 people. If you're in the mood to grill, Chaia's Backyard Party Box features all the sides you need - from Mexican potato salad, to carrot and red cabbage slaw, chips and dip, and cinnamon-coconut cookies, plus margarita add-ons.

No graduate? No problem. Order a celebratory meal for Memorial Day weekend instead! For those celebrating Eid al-Fitr on May 24, the Four Seasons also has a special Middle Eastern feast prepared - from baba ganoush, to lamb shank and semolina flan - with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Make your reservations by 5 pm on May 22 for pick-up on May 24.

For more take-out and delivery restaurant options to celebrate all of the above - or simply surviving quarantine - click here.

Something for Someone Else 

Your dose of hope for humanity is coming in spades this week thanks to Outdoor Voices. The Georgetown retailer is donating fabric to Orenda Tribe and B. Yellowtail, two indigenous designers who have used that material to make over 15,000 protective masks for their elders, frontline workers, and families of Navajo Nation. Additionally, they're sending hundreds of yards of material to Mask Transit, an organization aiming to distribute masks to people experiencing homelessness, while also contributing hundreds of clothing items to Delivering Good’s efforts to help families and individuals around the U.S. impacted by COVID-19. If you'd like to support Outdoor Voices' work to help others, you can purchase OV Masks, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Direct Relief. All healthcare workers can also receive 30% off Outdoor Voices merchandise.

Kendra Scott is also honoring nurses, teachers and military, who will receive 20% off their orders for the rest of 2020 as a thank you for their service. 

Copyright © 2020 Georgetown Business Improvement District, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list