EXPERIENCE THE LUXURIOUS LOTUS AT KENILWORTH AQUATIC GARDENS

If there’s a break in the rain this week for a few minutes, run down to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and take a look at the lotus blossoms in bloom.

This national park is a serene gem nestled in between the Anacostia River and I-295. On a quiet day, you can see turtles, salamanders, butterflies, frogs, dragonflies and more. During the Lotus Blossom Festival last weekend, you could see few of these, as the grounds were overrun with small children and their parents decked out in rubber boots to protect themselves from the mud and puddles all over the paths. However, a couple of white herons could be spotted safely away from the crowds out in the water, one perched on a branch, the other slowly strolling through the shallow areas on his long legs. EXPERIENCE THE LUXURIOUS LOTUS AT KENILWORTH AQUATIC GARDENS

#WERKWEEK: THIS WEEK’S HOTTEST EVENTS

Okay, so this weekend may have been full of rain but we’re totally not gonna let it get our week down, right?

After all, there’s still a boatload of fun in the sun and all kinds of shenanigans to be had during the work week!

So, if you’re one of the countless individuals out there like myself who feel like they’re just about ready to tap out on Monday afternoon, then you’re in luck — because we’ve got a handful of pick me ups to get you ready and raring to go so you can power through in style til Friday.

#WERKWEEK: THIS WEEK’S HOTTEST EVENTS

#WERKWEEK: JULY 16TH – 19TH EVENTS IN THE DISTRICT

Okay, so hopefully you got a chance to decompress and relax this weekend courtesy of our Weekend Hitlist Guide. Welcome back to the workweek…

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Lucky for you, we here at UrbanScrawl completely understand you.

You see, everyone and their mother can bring you weekend guides for DC events. But we take it a step further by weeding through all of the hullabaloo and bringing you nothing but the best events with our Weekend Histlist. #WERKWEEK: JULY 16TH – 19TH EVENTS IN THE DISTRICT

BASTILLE DAY EVENTS YOU CAN’T MISS

Okay, so for those of you who skipped out on world history (I don’t blame ya), Bastille Day is essentially the French version of Independence Day.


Image may contain: textBastille Day 2018 – Celebrating Alsace
French Embassy, DC
7:30 PM – 11:30PM

Grab up your berets and turtlenecks and ring in Bastille Day Friday the 13th for an awesome French Embassy celebration courtesy of the  Comité Tricolore Washington DC.

This year is full of all kinds of awesome French festivities and cuisine perfect for all you Franco-fun loving Francophones out there like me. ::wink wink::

This year’s theme: Alsace — home of world-class vineyards, picturesque villages and artists and icons like Marie Tussaud (of the famous wax musuems), Charles Munch and Thierry Mugler (#yasskween).

Sip great wine, hang out on the patio, listen to great music and participate in their silent auction this Bastille Day. Dress is cocktail attire and Alsatian colors are highly encouraged (red & white).

Tickets are available on Eventbrite and range from $115 – $175 depending on package purchased.

Oh — did we mention there’s an open bar until 9:30PM? Yep.


Image may contain: one or more people and textBastille Day at Malmaison – Vive La Rosé!
Malmaison
5PM – 7PM

BASTILLE DAY EVENTS YOU CAN’T MISS