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It is my hope that this site will become one of your favorite informational haunts for happenings in the Dupont Circle area and for help in navigating the often mysterious and frustrating labyrinth of the District of Columbia Government. Dupont Circle is such a special place to live--a real jewel. Museums, art galleries, eateries of all kinds, bars, live theater, movie theaters, bookstores, up scale clothing stores, beauty salons, grocery stores, bakeries, hotels, embassies, private clubs, exquisite architecture including Second Empire, Queen Anne, Richardsonian Romanesque, Colonial Revival and Beaux Art revival styles--Rock Creek Park--anything that you may need is at your fingertips in this vibrant, multi-faceted, lively hub of inhabitants.

My husband and I often comment that is much like living in Brooklyn Heights, New York without the esplanade. We are also reminded of Paris--a potpourri. Dupont Circle is alive and welcoming. You can meander up and down the streets enjoying the many irresistible smells from the varied restaurants or duck into a gallery and feel as though you have just discovered the epicenter of artistic intellectualism. The dynamic energy in this special place is everywhere. It truly is total immersion into a scene which is unique and special. In short, it is chic urban living!

My husband has lived here since 1968. We bought our home in 1974. Our daughter grew up in Dupont Circle and has benefited from being in this special part of DC. I savor the many years that Dupont Circle has been our home.

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Index of Categories for Dupont Circle
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Birds/Common Feeder Birds Found in Downtown DC and Surrounding Areas
Historic Buildings
Children's Corner
Civic Associations
Farmers' Markets
Government/DC and Federal_
History of Dupont Circle Area
Kayaking Around DC
Helpful DC Links_
Historic Churches/Clubs/Homes/Museums/Towers
Major Monuments and Memorials
Monuments Often Missed
The Golden Warrior/Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Washington, DC
DC Newspapers, Magazines, etc.
Research Institutions/Think Tanks
(Live) Theater and Free/Nominal Fee Concerts
DC Tourism
DC Transportation

Architects/Sculptors (Historical DC)/Architectural Styles

Index/Architects (Historical DC) (43 Articles)

Creativity, vision, conceptualization, experimentation, philosophy, artistic achievement, regional growth, construction, revitalization, courage--an appreciation for history and culture--are all part of the framework of being a memorable architect. The early design and building of our Nation's Capitol is the work of many great architects. Buildings, monuments, mansions, temples, cathedrals, gardens, city planning, etc., are all part of the greatness that continues on for generations. Read about many of these talented individuals and their achievements.

Architectural Styles
Queen Anne Style Architecture

Excellent Informational Links
Architects and Places in DC to Know/Excellent Site
Brief Biographies of American Architects Who Died Between 1897 and 1947
Digital Archive of Architecture
Office of the Supervision Architect/1852 to 1939

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Birds/Common Feeder Birds Found in Downtown DC and Surrounding Areas

Common Feeder Birds Found in Washington, DC and the Surrounding Areas

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Historical Buildings (District of Columbia)

Historical Buildings in Dupont Circle and Washington, DC Area

The Society of the Cincinnati/The Anderson House
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial aka Custis-Lee Mansion
Arts Club of Washington aka Timothy Caldwell House, Monroe-Adams--Abbe House, Cleveland Abbe House
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington D.C.
City Tavern Club aka Semmes' Tavern, The Indian King Tavern, the Columbian Inn, United States Hotel, Georgetown Hotel, and Morgan House
Clara Barton House/National Historic Site
Clara Barton Missing Soldier's Museum, Washington, DC
Cosmos Club/Townsend House
DAR Building Washington, DC
Dumbarton Oaks
Embassy Gulf Service Station aka Embassy Chevron
Edward H. Hewett House/Turkish Ambassador's Residence Washington, DC
Fraser Mansion Washington, DC
Christian Heurich and Heurich House Museum
President Lincoln's Cottage at the Old Soldiers' Home/Old Bob Statue
Mayflower Hotel/Washington, DC
The National Cathedral
National Press Club
Old Post Office Tower/Washington, DC
The Phillips Collection
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
Scottish Rite Temple, Washington, DC
Sewall-Belmont House, Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument St. Margaret's Episcopal Church of Washington, DC
Tudor Place/Washington, DC
Warder Mansion Washington, DC

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Children's Corner

Children's Corner in Washington, DC (Many excellent stops for family and where we take our visitors!)
Family Friendly Outings in DC
*****The Caisson Horses at Ft. Myer This is a really special and unique oportunity for anyone. Entire families will delight at this really special outing and it is free.

NIH (National Institutes of Health) National Library of Medicine Outside of DC in Bethesda, MD this is an amazing treasure. America's finest!
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), operated by the United States federal government, is the world's largest medical library. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, the NLM is a division of the National Institutes of Health. Its collections include more than seven million books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs, and images on medicine and related sciences, including some of the world's oldest and rarest works.

NIH/General Tours of the National Library of Medicine
NIH/Tours of the History of Medicine Division Reading Room and Exhibitions
NIH/Turning the Pages
Anatomy of An Horse is an historical book in the NIH "Turning the Pages" program.
NIH/The Horse-A Mirror of Man

NIH/General Tours of the National Library of Medicine

National Museum of Health and Medicine The museum offers a wide variety of programs on weekends, weekdays, and evenings throughout the year for adults and children, with topics ranging through a spectrum of medical, scientific, and historical subjects. The museum is located at 2500 Linden Lane in Silver Spring, Maryland, one mile outside the District of Columbia. It is open to the public, but security restrictions require a photo ID for all adult visitors. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Christmas (when it is closed), and admission is free.

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Civic Associations (Non-profit)

There are many associations in the District of Columbia. As a resident of Dupont Circle (owner or renter) there are two specific Dupont Circle Non-profit Civic Associations to know. They are the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) whose mission is to promote and protect the interests of the residents and The Conservancy which deals with Historic Preservation and the architectural character of the Dupont Circle Historic District. Some others outside of the Dupont Circle area are Kalarama Citizen's Association, the Georgetown Citizens Association.

Dupont Circle Non-profit Civic Associations (Overview of Civic Associations Affecting Dupont Circle Residents)
Dupont Circle Village
The DC Federation of Civic Associations (DCFCA)
List of Many Other City Associations
Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (site being reconstructed temporarily)

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Congress: House of Representative and Senate

All About The Russell Senate Office Building
All About The Cannon House Office Building

House of Representatives
House of Representatives listed by state
United States Senate
United States Senators/Listing

Contact your specific House Representative or your 2 Senators for special tickets. Sometimes you have to try all of them because tickets are gone. Switchboard number to reach your Congressional Representatives is (202) 224-3121.

Free Washington, DC Tours-Call Your Senators or House of Representative for Help!

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The District of Columbia Courts, the judicial branch of the District of Columbia government, comprise the DC Court of Appeals, the highest court of the District; the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, a trial court with general jurisdiction over virtually all local legal matters; and the Court System, which provides administrative support functions for both Courts. District of Columbia courts were created by Congress under Article I of the Constitution. The judges who serve on the courts are nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the US Senate for fixed terms.

DC Courts Official Website
DC Laws
DC Court of Appeals
DC Superior Court
DC Courts
United States District Court of DC

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Embassies In or Near Dupont Circle

We are fortunate to have many embassies in Washington, DC as it is the capital of the United States. So, what is an embassy? "A permanent diplomatic mission is typically known as an embassy, and the person in charge of the mission is known as an ambassador. The term 'embassy' is often used to refer to the building or compound housing an ambassador's offices and staff. Technically, however, 'embassy' refers to the diplomatic delegation itself, while the office building in which they work is known as a chancery. ..." Diplomatic Mission

Every time my husband and I leave the US we always check with the embassy or embassies of the country or countries that we are visiting. They provide us with lots of information that makes our visits much more enjoyable. The tourism offices within most embassies have a wealth of information to provide. It is advisable to make an appointment.

Embassies in and Near Dupont Circle (Walking distance)
List of All Diplomatic Missions in DC

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Farmers' Markets

Starting April 6, the market will run 9 am-2 pm

Farmers' Markets have become a beloved past time in Washington, DC. There are many of them all over the city. Seasonal fresh fruits, vegetable, organic meat, sausage, specialty meats, poultry, plants, herbs, dairy and cheeses, orchids, and numerous other products are featured in DC's farmers' markets. They are also colorful and fun. Most farmers' markets are open seasonally; some of the larger ones are open year round.

Farmers' Market History in America

Farmers' Markets in Washington, DC

Dupont Circle Farmers' Market
20th Street, NW between Massachusetts Avenue, NW and Connecticut Avenue, NW
Sunday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm April-December
10:00 am-1:00 pm January-March

Dupont Circle Farmers' Market began in Dupont Circle in 1997 and operates year-round. It is celebrating its 15th year of operation as of this writing and has become a hub for socializing. Fresh food of all kinds is available--vegetables, plants, meat, speciality meat and sausages, breads, plants, herbs, flowers and much more. My husband and I walk down the street to enjoy the Sunday fervor if we are in town.

FreshFarm markets 15 Anniversary Celebration

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Government/DC and Federal

Governmental Index for DC and Federal Governments

DC Government

Alphabetical Listing of ALL DC Government Agencies (Names, Addresses, Telephone Numbers, Duties, Articles)
What is a 311 Call?

DC Government's Hierarchy

What is the Advisory Neighborhood Commission? (ANC)

The ANC 2B has created an online community event calendar for the Dupont Circle neighborhood! The calendar is open to everyone, and you do not need to subscribe or be approved to post events. The interface is very user-friendly, and you can add descriptive text, map links, and even graphics to your event listing.
Dupont Circle ANC2B Thank you, DCCA, for providing this valuable information.

01-20-2020 DC Council (Councilmen, Committees, Offices, Legislation and Laws, Budget, Latest News and Calendar)

Administrator (City)
Cabinet (District Appointees)
Mayor's Office
DC Elected Officials/Things to Know About the City Government
Jack Evans Office Official Website
DC Statehood

Federal Government

All About The Russell Senate Office Building
All About The Cannon House Office Building
House of Representatives
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
House of Representatives listed by state
United States Senate
United States Senators Listing

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History of Dupont Circle and Surrounding Neighborhoods

Dupont Circle is located in the "Old City" of Washington, D.C. - the area planned by architect, Pierre Charles L'Enfant, but remained largely undeveloped until after the American Civil War, when there was a large influx of new residents. The history is rich and interesting. The area is not static but rather vibrant and always forward moving and thinking.

Less Known DC Monuments and their Histories Often Missed

Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle Fountain History
Dupont Circle History
Dupont Circle Historic District
Dupont Circle Travel Guide
Haunted Locations In Washington, DC
Heights of Buildings Act of 1910/Washington, DC
The Fuller House or Ashmead House
National Registry of Historic Places
Washington, DC's Beginnings
Washington DC Inventory of Historical Sites
The West End of Washington, DC/Travel

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Kayaking In and Around Washington, DC

There are many wonderful water sports in and around the Washington, DC area. Bill and I have taken up kayaking and kayak fishing. Below are some of the areas we have kayaked and a list of many destinations we are going to explore. Thus far we have only done still water kayaking, not white water. However, there are plenty of places for both endeavors. The articles below appear on my website so I will not repeat those articles. Enjoy.

Index to Kayaking
Many of our horse trails went along rivers, bays and creeks. Bill and I now kayak and follow many of the waterways we rode.

Kayaking and Aquatic Vegetation
Kayaking and Birds Seen
Kayaking Abel Reservoir
Kayaking Boat Ramps and Access Points
Kayaking Bladensburg Waterfront Park/Anacostia River Trail
Bladensburg Waterfront Park/Anacostia River Trail
Kayaking Fletcher's Cove and Boat House
Fletcher's Cove
Jonas Green Park--Annapolis, Maryland
Kayaking Mallow's Bay
Kayaking Mason Neck State Park/Virginia
Kayaking Mason Neck State Park Bird Charts
Kayaking Occoquan Regional Park
Kayaking Pohick Bay
Kayaking Riley's Lock at Seneca Creek/Lock 24
Kayaking Swain's Lock #21, Potomac, MD
Thompson Boat Center

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Helpful Links

Designed to provide links that may be helpful running the wickets in DC. If you are trying to find something in DC Government, Congress, etc., it is my hope that this will be useful to you. A continuous work in progress--I will add to it as my research progresses.

Helpful DC Links

Emergency No Parking Sign Regulation Change

Many residents take advantage of the Emergency No Parking Signs available from DDOT to make sure there is space available for a moving truck, or a storage pod, for example. (To apply for a DDOT permit, Transportation Online Permitting System

DPW has recently changed the procedure to make sure that if someone parks when the Emergency No Parking is in effect, they can react quickly to ticket and tow the vehicles. Here are the new regulations:

Step 1 - Once a citizen receives and posts an Emergency No Parking Sign (ENP) they must immediately contact the Parking Enforcement Management Administration (PEMA) at 202-541-6083 and request a Parking Enforcement Officer to report to the location and verify that the (ENP) signs are posted. Failure to adhere to these procedures will prohibit parking enforcement to enforce Emergency No Parking Sign (ENP) upon citizen request without proper verification.

Step 2 - Upon arrival at the location, the Parking Enforcement Officer must OBSERVE that the sign is posted, and relay that information to DPW's Customer Service/Dispatch Division.

Step 3 - DPW's Customer Service/Dispatch Division will record the verification of posted signage, and forward a list of verified signs to its Parking Enforcement Division.

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Major Monument and Memorials in Washington, DC and Surrounding Areas

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Monuments, Memorials, Statues and Busts Often Missed in Washington, DC

Washington, DC and the metropolitan area have a rich history and is chalked full of monuments of all kinds. There are the well known monuments, sculptures and other art objects that are on the "must see" tourist itineraries: The Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the 7 1/2 acre Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Viet Nam Memorial, The World War II Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, (GPS Users: Warning! Many visitors have experienced difficulty navigating to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial using GPS devices. These users end up in Southeast D.C. instead of Southwest, where the memorial is located.) etc. As you walk around the Washington, DC area there are many less known sculptures and art treasures of all kinds everywhere. You just need to be alert as you walk around to the better known sites. Each art treasure has its own story in history, as well--some of them quite exciting! Below are a few of these historical markers that are in plain sight, but often missed, along with the story of each:

Index/Monuments Often Missed In Washington, DC Area
Monuments Often Missed In Washington, DC
Monuments Often Missed In Washington, DC (Continued)

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Museums, Galleries, Homes and Historical Churches

Washington, DC, being the Nation's capital is rich in history and culture. There are many National Museums that are our Nation's treasures. The Smithsonian could not be seen in one lifetime! There are many other museums and galleries, as well. Even our National Zoo is part of the Smithsonian and completely free. Make sure to look at the Children's Corner page as it has an enormous listing of museums, etc., to see in Washington, DC and the surrounding areas. Although "kid" friendly any adult would also enjoy these sights! All of the Smithsonian Museums are free. Also, in this listing, are private museums and informational sights that might have a token admissin fee but are well worth the visit.

List of Dupont Circle Art Galleries (Major Listing With Information)
List of Dupont Circle and DC Museums and Galleries (Major Listing With Information)
A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary (Excellent Site)


Some Historic Black Churches and Cemeteries in Washington, DC
Early Churches and Synagogues

Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington D.C.
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington D.C./Red Mass
National Cathedral
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church


Arts Club aka The Cleveland Abbe House, Timothy Caldwell House, Monroe-Adams--Abbe House, Cleveland Abbe House
The Anderson House/The Society of the Cincinnati
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial aka Custis-Lee Mansion
Blair House
City Tavern Club
Clara Barton Missing Soldier's Museum, Washington, DC
Cosmos Club/Townsend House
Dumbarton Oaks
Fraser Mansion (Now National Affairs office for the Church of Scientology)
The Fuller House or Ashmead House
Heurich House Museum
President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home U.S. Military Asylum; The Old Soldiers' Home Washington, DC/Old Bob Statue
The National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH)
National Arboretum
National Press Club
Old Post Office Tower
Old Stone House (Georgetown)
Scottish Rite Temple
Sewall-Belmont House, Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
Tenleytown's Cold War radio history: Western Union tower
Washington Monument and Washington Monument

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Dupont Circle and Immediate Area Happenings

First Friday openings are a collaborative effort to strengthen arts and culture in the beautiful, multi-cultural neighborhood of Dupont Circle. On the first Friday of every month, galleries in our neighborhood host simultaneous openings for art enthusiasts from all walks of life. Come join us for exhibition openings, free food, and live music at the Hillyer Art Space on the first friday of each month.
Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW (Behind Cosmos Club)
Washington, DC

The Textile Museum has joined with The George Washington University, a leading university in Washington, D.C., to become the cornerstone of a new museum. It is on GW's main campus in Foggy Bottom. The affiliation positions The Textile Museum to educate the next generation and expand on its rich tradition of art, education, scholarship and cultural understanding.

The new museum facility on GW's Foggy Bottom's campus will open on March 21, 2015. The Textile Museum has suspended regular visiting hours until the reopening but is continuing to offer programs at its historic S Street location and other venues.

New Address of the Textile Museum
The George Washington University Museum
The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-5200

Note: The Textile Museum and The George Washington University

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Neighborhood News or where to find it!

(Washington, DC) The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) made several announcements today about its services.

Residential Street Sweeping Ends Friday, October 30, 2016
"No Parking/Street Cleaning" restrictions will be lifted and motorists may park on posted, alternate-side, daytime sweeping routes without moving their cars on street-cleaning days. All other parking restrictions will remain in effect. Residential street sweeping will resume Tuesday, March 1, 2016, weather permitting.

Residential street sweeping is suspended for public safety concerns and to allow DPW employees to transition to leaf collection duties, which start November 2. The sweepers release a fine spray of water to control dust as they sweep. When the temperature is at freezing or below, the spray can freeze and cause hazards for vehicles and pedestrians.

Overnight sweeping along the District's major roadways, e.g., Pennsylvania, Georgia, Constitution, and Independence Avenues, will continue all winter, as weather permits. Motorists should obey the street sweeping signs posted along these and other streets where sweeping occurs.

Household Hazardous Waste/E-cycling/Document Shredding at Ft. Totten
DPW will accept District residents' household hazardous waste and e-cyclables Thursday, November 5, 1 pm-5 pm, at the Ft. Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE.* On Saturday, November 7, 8 am-3 pm, DPW also will accept District residents' HHW and e-cyclables, and provide document shredding services. Document shredding is available the first Saturday of the month only.

District residents may bring HHW items such as pesticides, batteries and cleaning fluids to Ft. Totten, along with e-cycling items such as computers, televisions and other unwanted electronic equipment. For a list of all household hazardous waste and e-cyclables accepted by DPW, including how to prepare lithium batteries or batteries of greater than 9 volts, and additional information about document shredding, please click on the HHW link at

*Directions to Ft. Totten, 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE: Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Drive, NE and continue to the end of the street. Directions from additional locations can be found at Fort Totten Transfer Station.

Weekly Street Sweeping--ALERT--DPW cleans residential and arterial streets using mechanical sweepers of various sizes. Begins again March 1, 2016., sweepers operate along residential streets where signs are posted restricting parking during street sweeping hours. A $45 ticket may be issued for violating sweeping hours. Golf cart-size sweepers, known as litter vacs, are used to vacuum litter from gutters and sidewalks in commercial areas, and larger sweepers are used along freeways and main arterials, which are swept year-round depending on the temperature. DPW/Official Site

Please join Dupont Circle Citizen's Association (DCCA) - Be a part of your community.

2014 Membership Application and Renewal Form

Building Height Changes Proposal

"Mayor Vincent Gray has sent his recommendation to US Congressman Daryl Issa to allow significant increases to the height of buildings in historic DC as well as beyond the L'Enfant City. The Mayor's recommendation was unexpected as Director of Planning Harriett Tregoning had reassured people at public sessions throughout the summer that any changes would likely be modest. Attendees at the listening sessions throughout the city were overwhelmingly against any alteration of the Height of Buildings Act, which they say has protected DC's horizontal character, often referred to as 'humane' and 'democratic.' The Committee of 100 and the National Trust for Historic Preservation also support keeping the height limitation in place."

Building Height Proposal

At the Special Commission Meeting held on November 19, the Commission approved recommendations regarding amending the federal Height of Buildings Act. The recommendations will now be transmitted to Congress. The Commission action followed a year-long Height Master Plan study conducted jointly by NCPC and the District of Columbia at the request of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The Commission, which includes both federal and District representatives, considered extensive public comment. Following lengthy deliberations, the final recommendations closely reflect the direction established in the earlier draft recommendations, released by NCPC in September. The Commission's action reaffirms the importance of the Height Act city-wide, recommending no changes at this time, with the exception of allowing penthouse occupancy.

Commission Action and Final Recommendations
Height Master Plan for Washington, DC

ABC Board Votes to Overhaul, Extend East Dupont Moratorium/Press Release

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (Board) voted to renew the East Dupont Circle Moratorium for a three-year period with significant modifications. The decision is effective immediately on an emergency basis and is subject to a 30-day public comment period in addition to final approval from the District of Columbia Council.

FYI: Trash Pickup Starts at 6am on Days with 90+ Degree Heat - Throughout the summer, when the temperature and heat index are predicted to be 90? or higher or the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announces unhealthy air quality (Code Orange or Code Red days), DPW collection crews will begin their work at 6 am to avoid health or environmental issues.

Plant a Tree, Get Up to $100 Back

Fall is the ideal time to plant trees and our Tree Rebate program is the most cost-effective way to do so. The Tree Rebate program, funded by the District Department of the Environment, provides rebates to individuals who purchase and plant a tree on private property, undefined residential or commercial undefined in D.C. Small and medium canopy trees are eligible for rebates up to $50 per tree and select species noted for their large canopy and environmental benefits qualify for rebates up to $100 per tree. There is no maximum number of rebates per property.

Casey Trees/Download rebate form.

Free Movies in Washington, DC and surrounding metro area: 2015: Where to find free outdoor movies in Washington, DC and metro area

Screen on the Green (National Mall)

Location: National Mall/ Between 7th and 12th Streets/ Washington DC.
Transportation and Parking: The best way to get to the National Mall is by Metro. The closest stations are Archives/Navy Memorial, Smithsonian and L'Enfant Plaza. Public parking is very limited in this part of the city. On-street parking in Washington, DC is restricted during the evening rush hour. Read more about parking near the National Mall.
Screen on the Green Hotline: 1-877-262-5866

Capitol Riverfront: Front Flicks (Capitol Riverfront) (Films include captioning)

250 M at Canal Park
Washington, DC 20003

Dupont Circle: Cinema in the Circle

The purpose of Dupont Festival is to organize and implement a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities in the greater Dupont Circle area throughout the year.

Golden Triangle: Golden Cinema Series

(at Heurich House Museum courtyard)
Time: Gates open at 8 p.m.
Join The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with The Heurich House Museum for a series of outdoor movies this summer in the courtyard of the Heurich House Museum.
All films are free and open to the public. Gates to the Heurich House Museum courtyard will open at 8 p.m. and the movies will start at sunset.

Jane Austen Outdoor Film Series, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown

MLK Memorial/Films at the Stone

New this summer, the Memorial Foundation, Inc. will host a free outdoor movie series, "Films at the Stone" at the site of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington DC. The films showcase human beings living out the legacy of democracy, justice, hope, and love during difficult situations. The movies will be shown on the green space immediately south of the bookstore next to the Memorial. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

NoMa Summer Screen: (NoMa)

L Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets, NE
Washington, DC
Now in its fourth year, the NoMa Summer Screen, families will enjoy a variety of outdoor movies throughout the summer. The NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) Business Improvement District hosts a free summer-long outdoor film festival in Northeast Washington, DC. The event will be held on a large grassy lot, so bring a blanket, a low lawnchair, and a picnic. Each film screening will be preceded by live DJs, special guests, barbeque, and surprises. Funk, soul, boogaloo, and other types of music will be provided by local DJ collective Fatback. The event will be held in Sursum Corda at the plaza at First and L Streets, NW. The event starts at 7 p.m. with kid-centric activities and free food. Films start at sunset.

Family Film Nights

Stead Park

Stead Park (1625 P Street NW) at 8:30 pm Check in advance for movie schedule.
Free Movies and Popcorn
Screen on the Green at Stead Park.
Bring your blanket to the movies at Stead Park.
One of East Dupont's best kept secrets is Stead's huge acre of green space. If you have not been before, bring a blanket and enjoy a nice evening outside in the neighborhood.
If weather is bad check to see if there is a cancellation before attending.

Family Night at Sursum Corda

Family Film Night at Sursum Corda will take place in the plaza at L and First Streets, NW. The event starts at 7 p.m. with kid-centric activities and free food. Films start at sunset.

Union Market DC Drive-In

Begins at 7:00 PM

U Street Movie Series: Harrison Field Under the Stars

Where: Harrison Field, V Street between 13th St & 14th St, Washington, DC
When: The second Tuesday of every month, June through September, at Sundown
Nearest Metro Station: U St./ African-Amer Civil War Mem/Cardozo (Green and Yellow Lines)
Rain or Shine: Rain dates are the third Tuesday of every month
The first 100 people to arrive will be treated to free popcorn. While the event is free, donations will be accepted to benefit the Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, who run the event. There will also be free valet bicycle parking, if you want to bike there and not roll it with you all night.

Up Coming Events in Dupont Circle

Click here to access the most recent draft of the Draft of Proposed Zoning Changes which will Affect Dupont Circle .

See the "Task Force Documents" to find the most recent DRAFT regulations, along with explanatory documents. If you need assistance with documents or images, please contact the Zoning Update team. This link contains drafts of the proposed text for the updated version of the Zoning Code. This text is the result of four years of public outreach and participation. The updated Zoning Code is based in large part on ideas and goals expressed in the Comprehensive Plan, and in the many public working groups held over 2008 - 2011. The new code also retains many important concepts, procedures and standards from the existing Zoning Regulations.

See how the Zoning Code is organized. Summary of the proposed updates: Draft text (same as seen before the Zoning Commission), report to the Zoning Commission on the draft text Drafts marked "Task Force" are preliminary review drafts provided to the citizen Task Force that reviews the Office of Planning's work. After the Task Force's review, there will be several opportunities for public comment, and to learn more about how the new Zoning Code will work.

Dupont Circle Citizen's Association You can find many upcoming events on DCCA's website. Join DCCA and become an interactive member of your community.

Dupont Circle Citizen's Association/Neighborhood Calendar of Events

News from Jack Evans' Office

Councilman Jack Evans' Official Web Site Get the latest up-to-date news about the Dupont Circle Area from our Councilman's website.

Legislative Update from Jack Evans' Office

Legislative Updates

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Newspapers, Magazines, Periodicals, and other Informational Outlets

(49 links)
07-12-2012 Newspapers and Periodicals in Washington, DC

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Seniors and Outreach

AARP-Legal Counsel for the Elderly
601 E St. NW 4th Floor
Washington, DC
"Legal Counsel for the Elderly is a free service for people who are 60 or older, live in the District of Columbia, and are in need of legal assistance. If you are having problems with your housing situation or benefits, or if you think you need a will or help with your finances, LCE has lawyers who can work with you to find solutions."

07-18-2012 DC Office of Aging (DCOA)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
How to Reach Us
500 K Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 724-5622
Phone 2: (202) 724-5626
Fax: (202) 724-4979
TTY: (202) 724-8925

"They provide over forty different services for seniors 60 years and older. They have everything from legal services, to senior housing, to emergency assistance. Call for specific information. ...The DC Office on Aging develops and carries out a comprehensive and coordinated system of health, education, employment, and social services for the District's elderly population. ..."

"Since 1975, Iona has been a respected and trusted non-profit leader providing essential services for the metropolitan area's older adults, their families and care givers. Our compassionate and experienced staff, assisted by dedicated volunteers, educate, advocate and provide community-based programs and services supporting people through the challenges and opportunities of aging."

07-18-2012 Iona House
4125 Albemarle St, NW
Washington, DC 20016-2105
Telephone:(202) 895-9448
"Iona's mission is to support people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. We educate, advocate, and provide community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well. We envision a community that celebrates, values, respects and protects the contributions and possibilities of every individual."

Meals on Wheels
The Meals on Wheels Association of America
"The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories. These local programs are our MOWAA Members."

Whitman Walker Clinic
"Whitman-Walker Health (formerly Whitman-Walker Clinic) in Washington, D.C. - Whitman-Walker Health (WWH) is a non-profit community health center in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with a special expertise in HIV/AIDS health care and LGBT health care. Founded as an affirming health center for the gay and lesbian community in 1978, Whitman-Walker was one of the first responders to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in DC and became a leader in HIV/AIDS education, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. In recent years, Whitman-Walker has expanded its services to include primary health care services for the entire community regardless of HIV status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Whitman-Walker Health provides a number of health care services to the D.C. metro area, including primary medical care, HIV/AIDS primary care, dental care, mental health services, legal help, medical adherence services and a pharmacy. Its main facility is the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center located at 1701 14th Street, NW in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. WWH also operates the Max Robinson Center in the primarily African-American neighborhood of Anacostia in Southeast D.C. Whitman-Walker Health annually produces the D.C. AIDS Walk Washington, which is held in October and is the largest community-based fundraising event for HIV/AIDS services in DC." Whitman Walker Clinic

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Research and Think Tanks in Dupont Circle

American Enterprise Institute
The Brookings Institution    The Brookings Institution
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Center for Global Development    The Center for Global Development
The Eurasia Center and the Peterson Institute
The German Marshall Fund    The German Marshall Fund
Johns Hopkins University    The Johns Hopkins University
The Original Founding Church of Scientology
09-02-2012 The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies  The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
The Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics    The Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics
The Washington Jewish Community Center    The Washington Jewish Community Center

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Theater (Live Theater in Washington, DC and Surrounding Area) and Concerts

Live Theater in Washington, DC and Surrounding Area


The Anderson House aka The Society of the Cincinnati has free concerts. Room is limited so it is important to get arrive early to get a seat. The following link is the calendar of events: Calendar of Events for the Anderson House aka The Society of the Cincinnati.

Jazz and Blues Nights in Washington, DC at Westminster Church

The Library of Congress has free concerts. The following link provides the calendar of events offered to the public: Public Events at the Library of Congress. Tickets must be gotten ahead of time through Ticket Master. There is a nominal fee for the Ticket Master Service.

Seventy-third Concert Season at the National Gallery of Art Introduces Sculpture Garden Concerts, New "Encounter" Performances, the 66th American Music Festival, Concerts in Honor of Exhibitions, and more. All concerts on the National Gallery of Art property are free to the public. Check to find out about fees for off property concerts.

Airmen of Note has concerts free and open to the public. Seating is first come first served. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. Listing of events: The United States Air Force Band events

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Tourist Information About Washington, DC

National Cherry Blossom Festival
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations. The trees are spectacular!

Read all about the Cherry Blossom Festival: Cherry Blossom Festival

Sites and Places in DC to See (Excellent Resource)

Some Excellent Free Tours Your Congressmen Doesn't Mention

The Caisson Horses at Ft. Myer This is a really special and unique oportunity for anyone. Entire families will delight at this really special outing and it is free.

Glenstone Museum, Potomac Maryland Although in Potomac, MD this is an excellent art lovers paradise. The grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful, the outside sculptures are dynamic, the inside art is modern or contemporary. Admission is free; however, reservations must be made. The guides are terrific and part of the museum. We so very much enjoyed this treasure and will go back many times more as new exhibitions arrive. Many new buildings are being constructed. This entire endeavor is a philanthropic endeavor!

Library of Congress We always take visitors here. From an architectural standpoint, how this amazing library treasure operates, etc. A must see.
The National Cathedral Our National Cathedral is a treasure. So much to see and learn at this stop. Don't miss it.
National Museum of Health and Medicine The museum offers a wide variety of programs on weekends, weekdays, and evenings throughout the year for adults and children, with topics ranging through a spectrum of medical, scientific, and historical subjects. The museum is located at 2500 Linden Lane in Silver Spring, Maryland, one mile outside the District of Columbia. It is open to the public, but security restrictions require a photo ID for all adult visitors. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except Christmas (when it is closed), and admission is free.

NIH (National Institutes of Health) is an amazing treasure. America's finest!

NIH/National Library of Medicine Outside of DC in Bethesda, MD this is an amazing treasure. America's finest!
NIH/General Tours of the National Library of Medicine
NIH/Tours of the History of Medicine Division Reading Room and Exhibitions
NIH/Turning the Pages
Anatomy of An Horse is an historical book in the NIH "Turning the Pages" program.
NIH/The Horse-A Mirror of Man

Easy Navigating in Washington, DC

Washington, DC/Streets, Circles, Forts, and Squares


DC Tourism/Official Site
Dupont Circle Guide/DC Travel
West End Guide/DC Travel

***Many federal buildings here offer tours and special exhibits that are open to the public.***
Free Washington, DC Tours-Call Your Senators or House of Representatives for Help!

DC Registry (One of the leading Internet guides to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.)

National Park Service

National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary Best Free Guide
This link was done by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. I believe it is the very best informational site for tourism in the Nation's Capital--your tax dollars at work! Everything to see in DC is listed and there are articles about each--pictures, history, maps, etc. Really useful and user friendly. This will certainly help you map out your trip and give you in-depth historical perspective.

National Park Service List of DC Sights
Free Guided Tours
Scheduled Events
Outdoor Activities
Places to Go (Free)
Things to Know Before You Come to DC

Eating Out in Washington, DC

Washington, D.C./Dining By Cuisine

Horse Statues
Horse Statues

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Transportation ("getting around") in Washington, DC

Local and Tourism Help

There are scores of ways to get around in Washington, DC. I have provided everything from flying and the airports, segway, rental cars, river taxis, boats, water tours, chauffers, Uber, bicycle rentals, the metro trains, buses, the Circulator Bus, limo services, Hop-on Hop-Off Trolly, Walking tours, or just meander yourself, etc. Much more information on the transportation link is available to answer your many questions.

Metro Trip Planner
Transportation in Washington, DC

Easy Navigating in Washington, DC

Washington, DC/Streets, Circles, Forts, and Squares

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