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Something for your body, your brain, your happiness, & someone else.
April 30, 2020
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In today's BIDness, we're bringing some more good news (and way to double all donations for local revcovery!) 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 restaurants offering delivery and carry-out, click here. You can also visit our Support Georgetown page to purchase gift cards and shop online at many of our businesses.

Something for Your Body 

It's hard to tell if the Zoom lighting is that horrible, or the past six weeks have aged us like a two-term presidency, but we're not loving what's staring back at us during these video calls. If you want a little self-esteem boost, sign up for Own Your Wonder's Virtual Sip n' Glow, part of the Virtual Georgetown French Market (more on that below!). Learn how to get video-ready, as they teach you how to use lighting to look your best on video, how to apply video-flattering makeup with products you already own, and the three simple tips and tricks that you can incorporate into a 10-minute morning routine. Book at hello@ownyourwonder.com; $20 per person for a group of up to eight (perfect if you need a virtual birthday or bachelorette party idea), or $50 for an individual lesson.

Something for Your Brain

Step away from the news. We repeat, step away from the news. It's time to show your right-brain some love, and rechannel your stress into creativity. (Creativity, and cookies. Keep eating cookies.) Tunes 4 Tots is hosting a free, virtual music class for kids on May 6 from 11 am - 11:30 am. Grab some maracas and drums, or make your own version of musical instruments to join in the fun at home. Register here and you’ll receive a Zoom link 30 minutes prior to the class. If you're interested in adult instruction, Dizzy Fingers Music Studio is offering 10% off your first online guitar lesson, May 1-8. 

On the art side, Washington Printmakers Gallery is hosting an online workshop where children (and adults) can learn how to turn a sheet of paper into a book full of pop-up faces, in addition to featuring a collection of fine art limited-edition photos of France for sale. Calloway Fine Art & Consulting is also featuring special discounts on 200 new antique prints, paintings, and drawings, as well as some porcelain and contemporary works. If you're interested in learning more about the artwork, you can schedule a virtual Zoom appointment with their staff.

Something for Your Happiness  

When there aren't enough words in the Dictionary to properly express your coronavirus emotions, time to bring in the mime. Our 17th annual Georgetown French Market was originally scheduled for last weekend, and we refuse to accept that we cannot bring French pastries, promotions, and family fun to everyone, in some fashion. So join us May 1-8 for the Virtual Georgetown French Market, as more than 15 of our locally-owned boutiques, cafés, and galleries offer online retail and restaurant promotions - many of which we've plugged above. From a major wine sale, to 70% off select boutique clothing, virtual children's story time (in French and English), a free antiques assessment, and croissants delivered to your door, there's still a lot to celebrate. Ten percent of sales will benefit COVID-19 relief on behalf of two local non-profits. This has always been one of the biggest shopping events of the year for our small businesses, so what better way to support them and honor the spirit of this springtime tradition. Check out the full list of promotions and programming on our website, and follow #georgetownfrenchmarket.

Something for Someone Else

As if we needed an incentive to eat dough covered in cheese, for every pizza you now order at 90 Second Pizza, a second will be donated to first responders. 90 Second Pizza has committed to donating up to 1,000 pizzas. You can place your pick-up order on their website, or get delivery through Caviar, Doordash, Postmates, Grubhub, and UberEats - the latter also offering a vegan menu.

In addition to being well-fed, those on the frontlines need to be well-protected. For every face mask sold during the Virtual Georgetown French Market, Carine’s Bridal will make and donate one to those on the frontlines. For bulk and corporate orders, contact info@carinesbridal.com.

On a final giving note, this morning we announced a joint, limited-time crowdfunding campaign as part of #GivingTuesdayNow to support our Georgetown BID relief campaign for local workers who’ve lost their jobs due to COVID-19, and Georgetown-based nonprofit Halcyon's fellowship programs for impact-based startups
. From today through Tuesday, May 5, all donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000, and split evenly between the two programs. Your gift today - of any size - will double, and help us keep workers afloat, and small businesses alive. Click here to donate.

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