The Museum of the Bible wishes it could be as pious as 16th St, which boasts nearly 50 houses of worship. The area became a prime location to attract a congregation in the 1800s, and continued to develop thanks to a series of real estate sales and zoning laws.
He was a no-show at the first Ward 2 candidates debate last night (he hasn’t filed to run yet, so maybe that’s unsurprising). We’ll have a full download on the debate and race soon, but check out #DCision20 for some snippets, or the full livestream if ya nasty.
Stay active in climate protests today
Monday’s protests were not a one-off occurrence – they’ll be part of an ongoing mobilization around the climate emergency. On Monday, 22 key intersections were blocked for the morning commute; this morning they are focusing on 4 locations that highlight “the corrupting influence of the fossil fuel industry in U.S. politics, but also fossil fuel finance.”
If you want to use a Lime to scoot to the sites, they’re offering a CLIMATEWEEKDC discount code. Turns out they’re also rolling out a program to charge their vehicles with clean energy in DC. Now, if scooter companies could also step up their game to advocate for more safe infrastructure, that’d be swell.
It may not feel like fall with another weekend of near-90 temperatures, but rest assured, autumn foliage is gradually approaching. Build out your itinerary based on whether you want to leave the city, remain in the district, or even avoid leaving your house.
Wands at the ready
Staunton, VA will turn into a Harry Potter-themed world this weekend for the 4th annual Queen City Mischief and Magic festival. There will be wand-dueling, chocolate frogs, butter brew, a costume parade, magic shows, a sorting hat dance party, and appearances by Hermione, Dumbledore, and Harry. (All weekend)