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National Park Service will implement metered parking around the National Mall starting June 12, 2017. Please visit the National Parks Service website
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Mallows Bay by Kayak: Ghost Ships and Bald Eagles
Mallows Bay on the lower Potomac is the site of a “ghost fleet” of nearly 200 wrecked vessels dating from the Revolutionary War through World War I. There’s no better vantage point than a two-person kayak from which to experience this dramatic collection, as well as to explore the bay’s marshy tributaries filled with abundant wildlife.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Eugenia Cheng, author of Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics, investigates the universe’s largest possible topic, demonstrating how one little symbol can hold the biggest idea of all.
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Discovering Glass in Philadelphia
See Philadelphia in a new light as museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker guides a tour to four special sites: a museum, a spectacular Tiffany mosaic mural, a university glass studio, and a unique exhibit of glass art. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Creating the Visual World of Game of Thrones
Devoted followers of HBO’s Game of Thrones have production designer Deborah Riley to thank for the highly detailed environment against which the saga of power, family, revenge, and romance plays out. Riley talks about how she and a small army of craftsmen give the series its distinctive visual style, which draws on an imaginative mix of historical periods, styles, and cultural traditions.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
A Mingle With Marlene
Sip a cocktail in the presence of a Hollywood icon (in photos and film clips that is) during an evening in the stylish spirit of the Portrait Gallery’s exhibition Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image. In an after-hours gathering, historian and exhibit curator Kate Lemay discusses the star’s career and her trademark glamour, as well the making of the retrospective.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.