Wake to Washington

A week with no Covid deaths

ICYMI: Friday marked the first time since the pandemic’s onset that DC saw no new deaths from Covid-19 for seven consecutive days, Washingtonian reports.


Forecast: a lot on your plate

In an effort to reduce the piles of pizza boxes on 18th Street’s sidewalks, the Adams Morgan BID has asked pizza restaurants not to give out boxes for post-10pm in-person orders. Paper plates alone will have to hold your (sober or not-so-sober) jumbo slice. 


‘A crisis moment for our democracy’

A coalition of civil rights advocates gathered on the Mall Saturday for a first-ever national rally in support of DC statehood, the culmination of Black Voters Matter’s nine-city bus tour retracing the steps of the Freedom Riders. Demonstration organizers, attendees, and speakers — who included Mayor Bowser and Rep. Holmes Norton — linked the cause to federal voting rights legislation and Black voting power more broadly. 


Vaxxed & on the apps

Both dating app usage and in-person dating are on the rise as singles in DC and beyond increasingly feel comfortable returning to the things we used to do for ~fun~. Did the pandemic change dating forever? (And if not, will virtual dating shows become lockdown relics?)

Also || Unemployed Maryland workers sue Hogan over pandemic benefits, road closures begin for the 4th, weighing the future of Beach Drive, going international: Casa Ruby and DC United, 9-year-old pageant winner and model gives back, the history of DC’s Enik Alley coffeehouse, vegetarian and vegan-focused food pantry opens in SE, Gearing Up Bikes is moving, who vandalized the Barbie pond, what to know if you need to go to the DMV

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Emergency & You

Free coffee downtown

It’s the final day for Welcome Back DC’s free-Monday-caffeine program. Stop into one of these participating downtown shops. (8-11am)

Late-night swimming

Today is the first day of expanded hours at DPR pools. Go for an evening dip with select locations open until 8pm. (Near you)


Ride the bike-and-beer trail

Laura Hayes’s summer dining bucket list for WCP includes the suggestion to plan a brewery crawl along the Metropolitan Branch Trail, along with other ideas that involve more AC.


Also || book event: second placedemocracy in action, LOC virtual pride night

Ditch dull dates for good. 

Beacon is a DC-only resource created by locals to help you find things to do around town. Check out our dates and get inspired


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