Saturday, September 19th
Saturday Star Party @ National Air and Space Museum (DC)
Join Sean O’Brien, staff astronomer of the Albert Einstein Planetarium, and other local amateur astronomers, for public telescopic observing under dark, star-filled skies, away from city lights. The evening begins with a short night sky orientation at dusk, followed by telescopic observing of various astronomical objects. Meet at Sky Meadows State Park. Please cover flashlights with a red filter or a brown paper bag. Dress warmly. In case of clouds or rain, an amateur astronomer leads a short alternate program.
H Street Festival @ Various locations (DC)
The festival is designed to showcase the diverse H Street business district, and features music and dance performances, workshops, fashion shows, games, crafts, face painting, and food. Held along H Street between 10th and 14th Streets, NE.
International Children’s Festival @ Wolf Trap (Vienna, VA)
The International Children’s Festival features more than 80 children from Georgia, Serbia, and Spain performing dance, music, acrobatics, and more.
Talk Like a Pirate Day @ Historic Alexandria History Center (Alexandria, VA)
Learn about Alexandria’s waterfront history and local pirate lore, participate in a pirate activity for kids, and get 10% off all pirate merchandise.
Sunday, September 20th
Wild Side Wagon Ride @ Huntley Meadows Park (Alexandria, VA)
Take a 90-minute tractor ride with a naturalist to parts of Huntley Meadows difficult to reach on foot and learn about songbirds, wildflowers, butterflies, and waterfowl. Advance registration is required.
My Kissing Hands @ Kinder Haus Toys (Arlington, VA)
Jennifer Stackpole is in the store to create custom ceramic pieces which feature the impression of a child’s hand or foot. Each is carefully hand-finished to become a beautiful keepsake. Please call the desk at Kinder Haus Toys to make an appointment.
Latino Heritage Day @ National Aquarium (DC)
Enjoy a diverse celebration of many Latin American countries’ history, art, cultures, and traditions. Activities throughout the day feature entertainment and arts and crafts for the entire family.