Join landscape architect Robert Bell for an afternoon of "Gardening With Gatsby: Outdoor Entertaining in the 1920's and Today" this Sunday, May 19th from 2:00-4:00 pm at Dumbarton Oaks.
Hosted by Beasley Real Estate, this special event includes a tour through historic Dumbarton Oaks and a discussion of how to create outdoor rooms for living, relaxing and entertaining.
Dumbarton Oaks is located at 1703 32nd Street.
Admission is $20. For free tickets (while they last), contact D'Ann Lanning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are cordially invited to the
2013 Georgetown House Tour
April 27, 2013
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
This year’s tour will feature nine of Georgetown’s most beautiful homes and their impressive gardens. Every home on the Tour, open from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm is arranged for easy walking at your own pace taken in the order you prefer. Your ticket price includes a House Tour Magazine full of useful information including a map of the houses which will make it possible to set your own route.
Also included in your ticket price is a not-to-be-missed Parish Tea in Blake Hall at historic St. John’s Church, at 3240 O Street, N.W. Following an 82-year tradition, this lovely tea features homemade tea sandwiches and sweets. You may walk in at any time between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to delight in what the parish volunteers are serving!
For additional information, call the Georgetown House Tour information line at 202.338.2287, or St. John’s Church at 202.338.1796.
The Georgetown House Tour starts at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 3240 O Street.
Downtown D.C. at 7th & H Streets, NW, was jumping last Friday. There were the usual thongs attracted by the Verizon Center, Chinatown and the many eating and entertainment attractions. But on this evening, there was a special addition to the normal hustle-and-bustle. It was the Bricks & Mortar Ball, the annual fundraiser for the DC Preservation League, the city’s main historic preservation organization.
The Bricks & Mortar venue was upstairs in the historic Arch Building, an 1871 Italianate-style landmark rehabilitated by Douglas Development. hile at street level, and not to be outdone, the the bright, new, full-service Walgreen’s was busy with customers with their own street-generated energy and excitement.
Under the leadership of Ed Dunson, DCPL president, and Rebecca Miller, executive director, the preservationists danced away the evening to a live band or mingled, enjoying the catered food and beverage.