Plus a new blog, PARK(ing) Day returns, free yoga + more.
September 19, 2019
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Regret Nothing  

Go binge or go home! Join the Georgetown BID and our partners at Washingtonian this Sunday, September 22 from 11 am - 4 pm for the 26th annual Taste of Georgetown, presented by INFINITI. It's your one opportunity all year to sample food from 25 of Georgetown's best restaurants in a single afternoon, plus enjoy a beer garden, lawn games, kids activities, a DJ, and more. Visit the Taste of Georgetown website for more info, and get ready to eat...and repeat.

Have Lizzo's People Call Her People 

Long before Lizzo ushered in its renaissance, Yolanda Cole played the flute. The Senior Principal of Hickok Cole (1023 31st St NW) had no early architecture aspirations, graduating from Ohio State with a degree in music education. When a career teaching college flute seemed too niche of a path, she pivoted. In this week's byGeorge blog, Yolanda shares the 'serial obsessionist' passion projects that have informed her architecture practice, why senior urban housing should be on everyone's radar, and how a group led her back to the flute. 

Followed by Winter Therapy

As if Fall's head weren't big enough already, we're throwing even more love and attention its way. Beginning today (September 19), more than 65 Georgetown stores, salons, galleries, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues are participating in The Fall Issue—a new neighborhood-wide promotion offering 11 days of specials and events to celebrate the season. Check out the full list of participants and their promotions online—from up to 70% off, to bubbly while you shop, collection launches, and more. 

America's Favorite Pastime: Sitting Down

Or seesawing, in this case. HOK (3223 Grace St NW) is participating in PARK(ing) Day this Friday, September 20--a global event that temporarily transforms and activates parking spaces into mini parks. From 9:30 am - 4 pm, stop by the HOK parklet in front of Filomena (1063 Wisconsin Ave NW) to socialize, relax, play, and escape. HOK partnered with The National Building Museum for this year's parklet, inspired by their Summer Block Party, LAWN. After PARK(ing) Day, the parklet will be reconfigured as an event space installation for the Georgetown floral shop, English Rose Garden. If you're around Book Hill, Tudor Place is also participating with a parklet just off of Wisconsin Avenue, at 3158 O St NW. Stop by from 9 am - 4 pm to get a preview of the plants that will be sold at Tudor Place, and check out their plant ID station.

You Name It, We're Putting Pumpkin In It

Flannel, you old friend! Join more than 20 Book Hill boutiques, cafés, salons and galleries for The Fall Market, Friday, October 4 - Saturday, October 5 from 10 am - 5 pm, with special promotions, live music, and fall treats. Enjoy pumpkin gelato and cheesecake, new fall collections, in-store discounts, $5 clothing racks, and more! Visit our website for details, and check back soon for more promotions.

What's the 'I Feel Like a Beached Whale' Pose

Once you've blacked out from eating your way through the Taste of Georgetown, stumble up to Rose Park (P & 26th St NW) this Sunday, September 22 for a free yoga class on the grass at 4 pm, followed by a free concert at 5 pm featuring The Other Side. The Citizens Association of Georgetown in hosting the event, so join them to round out the perfect Sunday!

Ignore Terrifying Angle of this Photo

Run like you mean it. Or, better yet, for something that has meaning. On Saturday, Oct. 12, Kaimont and the Mercy Center Foundation are hosting a Georgetown Half Marathon in support of a science lab for girls in Kenya, and a computer lab for girls in Nepal. The race begins at 9 am at Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal and continues along the Canal towpath. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, plus free parking, post-race food, refreshments and music for all. Proceeds will support the Himalayan Children's Foundation and Mercy ProjectRegister today!

I Don't Even Have Any Good Skills 

You know, like nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills. (Napolean Dynamite, anyone?) Halcyon Arts Lab (3400 Prospect St NW) has some of the most unique workshops in DC, in skills and specialties you didn't even know existed, and now they want to hear from you about their public programming. Have you attended a workshop? What would inspire you to return? And if you haven't, what programs and events would excite you? The survey is only five questions, because these are kind souls who don't want to take up too much of your time. If you have expertise or wisdom in the field of workshops and classes, feel free to also send an e-mail to!

Talk of the (George)Town

Last week we joined Georgetown Heritage & NPS for a Lock 3 ribbon cutting--part of a community event to officially celebrate the completion of Locks 3 & 4 of the C&O Canal in Georgetown. For those who weren't able to join us, check out this great interview with ABC7 on the future of the Canal--including a new Canal boat coming next year!
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