Wake to Washington

A critical time to support local news

In this critical time, people are turning to news sites in record numbers, but local outlets face uncertainty about their revenues and ability to survive. As events are canceled and restaurants shutter, news sites are losing a critical source of cash.

Metro requests emergency funding

Facing a ridership drop of 85% and a forecasted deficit of $52M a month, Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has asked for federal funding to help them get through this crisis. (As reference, NYC MTA asked for $4B from the federal government.) 

Cash 4 Queens

Local drag performers are producing virtual drag, talk, and cooking shows, to supplement the income they’re missing from IRL performances. 


Bookmark this link to help service industry workers

By now, you may have seen a bunch of links floating around with tips and resources to help service workers who’ve been laid off amidst business closings. Here they are centralized in one place; pass onto your friends, neighbors, restaurant buddies, everyone! 


Practicing social distance when buying food

Bars and restaurants in the District aren't offering on-site service, but “no perfectly ethical options exist for eating during a pandemic.” Residents must find their own ethical and hygienic balance between the two options we have left, both of which bring a higher risk of exposure to cashiers and deliverers than the consumers themselves.

  • So: don't put other at risk and tip generously.

Also || how frontline healthcare workers are coping with all of this, your DMV covid-19 cases reference, DC circulator goes free, stops Mall route, get to know Wuhan

Emergency & You


Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler


Downward facing oh-look-at-all-the-cat-hair-on-my-floor

Many of us are turning to yoga at home. Yes, you can find plenty of free yoga online, but for those of you who can afford it right now, consider supporting some local yoga studios instead by paying for their streaming classes.


DC social distancing bingo

You’ve seen the WFH bingo card, now here’s a DC version. Squares include: make a rickey and rewatch the Nats win.  


Have a 9:30 club dance party at home

Bop around in your living room to this playlist from 9:30 club staff.


Hit up a national park

Maybe steer clear of the Mall (you know, crowds), but other National Parks are fair game for social distancing enjoyment. The National Parks Service announced it’s waiving entrance fees at all National Parks that remain open to help all of us survive social distancing. Find a park nearby here.


Free performances, still free

From classical guitar to Queen Latifah, watch archived Millennium Stage performances from the Kennedy Center Facebook page.


The book club is virtual, your wine glass is real

DCPL is taking their book club digital and has promised enough ebook copies of their chosen book for all who want to participate. Follow @dcpl on Twitter for discussion questions.

Also || watch a broadway show from your couch, easy (nice) recipes to cook to bring you comfort

Need some new entertainment?

Being stuck at home doesn’t have to be boring. Experience the Spy Museum from anywhere with SpyCast: the podcast about all things Spy! Listen now.


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