Wake to Washington

8 ways to see the cherry blossoms--without visiting the Tidal Basin

New on our blog: Where you can find cherry blossoms around town without the crowds, plus area walks (Hillwood Estate?) and virtual tours. 


Get your craft hand sanitizer

D.C. distilleries Republic Restoratives and Cotton & Reed are putting their high-proof booze to use - they’ve made homemade hand sanitizers that exceed the percentage of alcohol required to be effective. You can get it free with an order of liquor.  


Unprepared for a pandemic

Social workers have not been given necessary supplies to protect themselves from COVID-19, and it could affect how they are able to do their work. Some talked with Washington City Paper, discussing pre-existing conditions that make them more at risk for the virus


Some good news

Despite speculation of a year-long quarantine state, it’s not impossible to find a silver lining or dolphins in Venice -- without coming to some kind of Thanos-lite conclusion that “we are the real virus.” 


Ward 8’s options

Two and a half months from our primary, there are still ten candidates in the race. Six answered Greater Greater Washington’s questionnaire, including incumbent Trayon White, with many focusing on safety, access to food and medical care, and equitable development. 


David’s story

When Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) announced he wouldn’t seek reelection, few knew what he was going through. After a Catholic priest was indicted for sexual abuse of a minor in NoVa last week, Grosso shared that “the minor he assaulted was me.”

Emergency & You


DC Dance Party

Bandcamp is waiving their revenue share from album sales on Friday, so now’s a good opportunity to support some local artists. For some recent talent we might recommend Bacchae, Lotion Princess, Mock Identity, or the OSYX; Born Dad have a record out today, too. Or let Listen Local First be your guide, as always. 


Virtual Happy Hour! 

You know what’s extremely cool and sexy right now? Staying in on a Friday night. But that doesn’t mean you have to forgo the evening happy hour you’re contractually obligated to have as a resident of the District of Columbia. Grab a couple friends or coworkers or erstwhile Bumble dates or strangers, pick a bar to pretend to go to, and crack a couple cold ones on a video chat. (You can even order your drinks delivered.)


Siri, play Digital Get Down by *NSYNC

Book drops at DCPL are locked for now, and late fees are being extended, so hold on yours and give it another go! Or, if you want to try something new, try out their digital platform.


Read the District

Stockpiling toilet paper is for losers. Stockpiling books is where it’s at. Capitol Hill books has started taking one-hour appointments where you can have the whole store to yourself. If you’re elsewhere in the District, we definitely recommend patronizing your local bookstore — most do online orders! If you need a place to start, here are 50 essential books on DC history


Did you know there’s also a climate crisis?

The DC Environmental Film Fest has moved online, and made it’s listing available on its website. You can still take the discussion to Twitter. (Thru 3/31)

Spycast: A peek into the hidden world of espionage.

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t expand your horizons. Check out the Spy Museum’s podcast.


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