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Nothing But Natitude in the Capitol Riverfront

Posted on September 18, 2014

Congratulations to the Washington Nationals on clinching the National League East title earlier this week in Atlanta by toppling the Braves! The baseball celebration continues in the Capitol Riverfront; and we are thrilled that the #Natitude will endure among residents, employees, and visitors in the neighborhood. Hooray for post-season! Stay tuned for more announcements from the Capitol Riverfront BID regarding post-season events and activities.

But wait, there is still more of the regular season! The Nats will play 7 more games during the last full week in September at Nationals Park. Click here for the full schedule. Headed to a game or two? Be sure to enjoy dining options in the Capitol Riverfront before and after visiting Nats Park.

Here are more fun events at Nationals Park this season:

  • The Jr. Nationals Kids Club is will host the first Movie Night at Nationals Park! All families are invited to Nationals Park on Friday, September 19th, to enjoy an evening in the outfield and watch The LEGO Movie. Arrive early to enjoy entertainment before the feature. Select concessions will be available throughout the evening. Centerfield gates will open at 6:00 pm The Lego Movie will begin at 7:00 pm. Purchase tickets here.
     
  • Take your four-legged friend out to the ballgame for Pups in the Park on Wednesday, September 24th, at 7:05 pm to watch the Nationals take on the New York Mets. Owner tickets, which include access to the Picnic Area Pup Zone, cost $25. Pup tickets cost $10, which will be donated to the Washington Humane Society. Purchase tickets here.

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We're Back on the Blog, and 5x5 is Back in the Neighborhood!

Posted on September 12, 2014

Take a walk through the Capitol Riverfront and explore public art from now until December of this year. The Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is hosting public art as part of The 5x5 Project at two different sites including Building 170, owned by JBG, in Tingey Square and Canal Park. 

The 5x5 Project, an initiative of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), is an ambitious District-wide program of contemporary, temporary public art dedicated to exploring new perspectives on our city through the lens of five curators.

The exhibit in Canal Park by Kota Ezawa, titled Hand Vote is a visual representation of democracy by one of its most prevalent signifiers: the vote. Hand Vote functions as a monument to the people, a symbol of collective governance.

At Building 170, Glenn Kaino presents a site-specific bridge suspended from the ceiling, engaging the verticality of the vast space. Glenn Kaino's Bridge reads from afar as a golden-slatted rope footbridge, though closer inspection reveals that the "slats" are in the form of a familiar arm, not quite recognizable out of context. The slats are made from a contemporary cast of athlete Tommie Smith's limb, made an iconic symbol of Black Power in 1968 when Smith, aged 24, won first place in the 200-meter Olympic Race in Mexico City.

Like what you see? The Capitol Riverfront BID wants to see too! Post your best photo of your favorite 5x5 art exhibit in the Capitol Riverfront on Twitter or Instagram, and be sure to include @capitolriverfront (on Insta) and @capitolrvrfront (on Twitter) and #5x5dc in the caption. Best photo will win a Bluejacket gift card!

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Happy 4th of July!

Posted on July 3, 2013

The Capitol Riverfront BID wishes all property owners, residents, employees, and friends a very happy and safe 4th of July holiday!

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Celebrate Independence Day with America's Favorite Pastime

Posted on July 3, 2013

In honor of Independence Day, the Washington Nationals will host the third game of the 2013 Patriotic Series and invite all fans, including members of the military and their families, to celebrate the American spirit by enjoying the national pastime at Nationals Park.
 
The Nats will take on the Milwaukee Brewers at 11:05 am. Music icon Neil Diamond will perform his new single "Freedom Song (They'll Never Take Us Down)" during the In-Game Military Salute, a team tradition that takes place every home game. It will mark the first time Diamond performs this song, which he was inspired to write following the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
 
The Nationals will also play the San Diego Padres Friday at 7:05 pm, Saturday at 4:05 pm, and Sunday at 1:35 pm. NatsLive Free Postgame Concert Series presents Thompson Square on Saturday and Third Day on Sunday. Concerts are free with valid game tickets and will begin approximately 15 minutes after the game's final out.

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Scott's New Band to Perform at Yards Park Concert on July 5th

Posted on July 3, 2013

This week's Yards Park Friday Concert will feature pop hits cover band Scott's New Band from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Don't miss "one of the Mid-Atlantic region's most exciting and flat-out fun cover bands!"

Savory dishes, refreshing beverages and sweets by Jose Andres' ThinkFoodGroup will be available for purchase, as well as food from the BBQ Bus.

Please note that the Marine Band concert will not be held in Yards Park on Thursday, July 4th due to the holiday

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