Where to Play on the Weekdays: May 4-8

An urban oasis at Yards Park

An urban oasis at Yards Park

Monday - Spend the beautiful spring day at Yards Park! The water features are on and welcoming guests to enjoy them at the riverfront recreational space in the Navy Yard. You can also hang out in the grassy areas, stroll the boardwalk, take in the scenic views, and have a picnic by the water (or grab some lunch at one of the many nearby eateries). Admission to the park is free.

Tuesday - Head to the National Building Museum, where the Book of the Month program will take place in the Building Zone. Readings of a building-themed book will begin at 10:30am & 11:30am. Get there early for play time, as entry is on the hour ($3/person). Afterwards, stay to hang out in the magnificent Great Hall or the PLAY WORK BUILD exhibit upstairs ($8/adult, $5/child). Museum hours are 10am – 5pm. Exhibit admission for members is free.

Wednesday - Romp on the playground and in an old train car, discover some history of the area, and take a pontoon boat tour at Bladensburg Waterfront Park. The free rides on the water are offered Tuesday – Friday from 12-12:45pm through October 31. Admission to the park is also free.

Thursday - Hit the trail at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve. The Great Falls locale offers a nice dose of nature in a short drive from the city, with paths that meander through lush woods, peaceful spots to hang out by the river, and great views of the Potomac. Open from just before sunrise to just after sunset. Admission is free.

Friday - Watch the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover, a sight that is certain to be extraordinary. Honoring those who fought in World War II on its 70th anniversary, the spectacle will include dozens of aircraft from that era flying overhead in historically sequenced warbird formations from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol. It’s set to start at 12:10pm, so plan accordingly. The National Mall will be the most obvious viewing place, but it’s bound to be crowded, so you may want to find an alternative spot to witness the event.

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The Weekend Round-Up: May 1-3

Ready to rule the road at a past Cheverly Truck Touch

Ready to rule the road at a past Cheverly Truck Touch

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Explore the world right here in DC, get up close and personal with some of the coolest rides on the road, celebrate the season and la dia, have fun supporting local schools, enjoy live entertainment and special museum programs, opt for an outing centered around your furriest family member, or revel in the fantastic weather ahead on an outdoor adventure. There’s definitely no shortage of great ways to kick off May. Happy Weekend!

Around the World Embassy Tour
Where: More than 40 Embassies
When: Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Admission: Free

You might get to hear live Australian didgeridoo music, sample Nicaraguan rum, see a Peruvian dance show, and enjoy the rich tradition of Nepalese storytelling – all in one day! On Saturday, Cultural Tourism DC presents its annual Around the World Embassy Tour, an open house to embassies from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. The free event will showcase art, music, traditional dress, culinary delights from nations across the globe. It’s also your chance to check out the interiors of those huge mansions along Mass Ave & International Drive that you usually just admire from the street. Admission is free, but bring identification, as some embassies might conduct security checks. For more about the event, read about one of our experiences there. (And neat to note now: we actually did make it to Nicaragua, so this event could inspire your travels, too.)

Flower Mart
Where: National Cathedral
When: Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free

The annual spring festival, in its 76th year at the National Cathedral, is celebrating Asia this year, with partner representing numerous countries presenting their culture, history, and food for all to learn, experience and enjoy along with Flower Mart’s yearly offerings — plant sales, floral and horticultural displays, and boutique booths, and tons of fun for children. Music and entertainment, games and rides, tasty foods, the All Hallows Guild antique carousel, and other activities will delight the younger set. Admission is free, though concessions and some activities will cost a fee. Proceeds from other sales benefit the Cathedral’s gardens, grounds and woodlands. See the website for the entertainment schedule.

Glen Echo Family Day
Where: Glen Echo Park
When: Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Free

Celebrate the opening of the park’s beautiful historic Dentzel Carousel for its 95th season! Along with rides on the merry-go-round ($1.25/ride), guests of all ages can enjoy a loads of fun activities: Magic shows, dance performances, arts & crafts, face painting, photo exhibits, and balloon animals are just some of the usual favorites. The full schedule of events is available of the Glen Echo website.

Cheverly Truck Touch
Where: Cheverly Nursery School
When: Saturday, 10am – 2pm
Admission: $5 (under 18 months are free)

Little ones love Truck Touch events, and this one is always especially fun. The biggest lineup of vehicles yet, including the PGPD Helicopter back the 2nd year in a row, has been confirmed for Cheverly Weekday Nursery’s annual fundraiser. Children can sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck, honk the horn of a dump truck, run around inside the trailer of an 18-wheeler, check out the a police car interior, stand on the back of a garbage truck, and get behind the wheel of many more cool rides. And the fun doesn’t end there—games geared toward little ones, moon bounces, concessions, balloons, and more will also be available. The event will be held in the Cheverly United Methodist Church parking lot (2801 Cheverly Avenue, Cheverly MD 20785). All proceeds benefit the nursery school. Read an early KFDC post about our take on these events here.

Show Time
Where: Local Theatres
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by venue

* Enjoy a mix of math, science, and music at an NSO Ensemble Concert at the Kennedy Center
* Catch a performance of Sinbad: The Untold Tale at Imagination Stage
* The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is on stage at Adventure Theatre
* See a show on strings at The Puppet Co. where Jack and the Beanstalk is the current main stage production
* And Mother Goose Caboose is the featured Tiny Tots show at the puppet theatre on Sunday
* Rock out with the grandson’s jr. at Jammin’ Java on Saturday morning

Space Day
Where: National Air & Space Museum
When: Saturday, 10am – 3pm
Admission: Free

Space Day is a favorite at the National Air and Space Museum where visitors enjoy STEM-inspired hands-on activities, meet astronauts, and learn about space from experts from the Museum and NASA. All of the activities take place amid the awe-inspiring collection of historic aviation and space artifacts in the Museum on the Mall.

Innovation Family Festival
Where: National Portrait Gallery
When: Saturday, 11:30am – 5pm
Admission: Free

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum and United States Patent and Trademark Office as they celebrate creativity, invention, and thinking outside the box—or container – at Innovation Family Day! Explore how containers are put to work, from shipping art and precious gems, to eco-friendly plant beds, to space suits. Make new containers from old ones in the cardboard playground or watch containers being made in a 3-D printer. Fun for the whole family!

Dog Days Bloom Fest
Where: Great Country Farms
When: Saturday & Sunday
Admission: $10/adult, $8/child

This adventure for dogs and their people has something for every member of the family. Canine guests can run an impressive agility course set up by Sit Stay Training and owner, Meghann Weller-Redmer. And other professionals will be providing tips for working with your dog.And the rest of the farm, which is essentially a sprawling playground, is open for all to enjoy. Explore the many acres, and opt for a wagon ride to see the orchards and farm in bloom!

Garden Guild Open House
Where: Franciscan Monastery in Brookland
When: Saturday, 9:30-11am
Admission: Free

The garden at the Franciscan Monastery is one the most gorgeous in the city, and on Saturday you can find out how that happens. The monastery’s Garden Guild will give you an inside look at everything they do — vegetable, herb and flower gardening and care; urban beekeeping; potpourri and lavender wand making; garden tours; luminaria, Easter lily and palm cross sale; annual plant and herb sale; and more. They’ll also be happy to answer your questions. Experienced and new gardeners of all ages are welcome. Read more about the Franciscan Monastery here.

Lafayette Spring Fair
Where: Lafayette Elementary School
When: Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Tickets or $35 KidPass available

Support a local elementary school and enjoy a day of family fun at the Lafayette Spring Fair. They’ll have carnival rides, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts, a dunk tank, and karaoke. Need a new ride? There will be a bike swap to trade in outgrown bikes for a “new” one. Looking for some good reads? Shop the used book sale. There will also be tons of food for purchase, including their ever-popular bake sale. Tickets will be on sale at the fair, or purchase a $35 KidPass for unlimited rides. Event will take place rain or shine.

Arts for Families: Felt Masks
Where: Textile Museum
When: Saturday, 1-4pm
Admission: Free

Now that the Textile Museum has re-opened after its merger with George Washington University, the Arts for Families program is also back, inviting kids and their parents to explore art, history, and culture through a hands-on activity. During this session, drop in to create felt masks and transform yourselves into a superhero, animal, or whatever you imagine to be.

Where: Heurich House
When: Saturday, 1-4
Admission: $20/adult, $5/child, under 2 are free

Frühlingsfest, translated as ‘Spring Festival’ and known as “Oktoberfest’s little sister,” celebrates the end of a cold winter and beginning of spring in Germany, and the Heurich House brings the age-old traditional to Washington, DC! Join in their annual family-friendly festival, featuring scavenger hunts, ice cream making, garden games, and more. Enjoy a pig roast from Rockland’s BBQ, beer from Old Ox Brewery, and German butter cookies from Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe. John Henry, The Guitar Playing Man, will be performing live music all afternoon. Buy tickets and get more info on the registration page.

Day of the Dog
Where: Congressional Cemetery
When: Saturday, 10am – 3pm
Admission: Free

Join a puppypalooza at Congressional Cemetery! Known on Capitol Hill as one of the best places to walk your dog, the cemetery typically only allows dog-walking privileges to members of the K9 Corps. However, Day of the Dog opens the cemetery to the public and their leashed pups — a special opportunity for dog lovers to experience this historic site along with local pet vendors and services. This year, they’re also debuting a Day of the Dog 5k as one of the featured events of the day. For more information about the vendors, rescues, and activities of the day, see the Day of the Dog website.

Korea Day Family Festival
Where: Freer | Sackler Gallery
When: Sunday, 11 am–4 pm
Admission: Free

The Korean Film Festival kicks off with a full day of Korean cultural activities for the whole family. Explore the richness of Korean culture through hands-on activities, an animated film, gallery conversations, cooking demonstrations, and dance performances.

Independent Bookstore Day
Where: Barston’s Child’s Play Bookstores
When: Saturday
Admission: Free

There will be parties at all four Child’s Play locations to celebrate the first annual Independent Bookstore Day. Festivities will include giveaways, scavenger hunts, an author appearance, and special merchandise. Location are in DC, Rockville, Arlington, and McLean.

Azalea Garden Fest
Where: Landon School
When: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free, but fee for some activities

The Landon School in Bethesda is hosting its annual Azalea Garden Festival featuring carnival rides, designer fashions and student art, and the season’s flowers. Celebrate spring and stroll through the budding beauty of Landon’s azalea garden or take a spin on one of our amusement park attractions. Enjoy food from some of the area’s best food trucks, art and live music, and rare flowers to bring home to plant in your home garden!

Cinco De Mayo Festival
Where: National Mall
When: Sunday, 12- 7
Admission: Free

Celebrate the day with the Maru Montero Dance Company as they host the 23rd annual National Cinco de Mayo Festival to celebrate Latin American dance, music and crafts. Live performances will include salsa, Mexican folk dancing, mariachis, and other dance and music. The children’s pavilion will host arts and crafts activities where young people can make piñatas, braid hair, build dancing puppets, and enjoy a day of fun activities. For more info, see the festival website.

NAMI Bazaar
Where: NAMI Montgomery County
When: Sunday, 12-4pm
Admission: Free

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Montgomery County is hosting a bazaar to help support and promote their cause. Along with being a kickoff for the grand reopening of their thrift shop, the family friendly event will include games, music, food, and a petting zoo. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the organization will also be having their annual NAMI Walk in Baltimore on May 16. NAMIMC is located at 11718 Parklawn Drive in Rockville, MD.

Spring Fun Fair
Where: Washington Hebrew Congregation
When: Sunday, 12:30-3:30pm
Admission: Free, but activities and food are extra

Bring your family and friends to JBSC and spend the afternoon playing interactive games, having fun on carnival rides, and creating wonderful arts and crafts projects at the annual RJWECC Fun Fair. Enjoy music from a live DJ, delicious treats at the bake sale, and amazing food trucks — rain or shine. Location is 11810 Falls Road in Potomac, MD.

Tiptoe Through the Tulips
Where: Burnside Farm
When: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 6pm
Admission: $4/day, $7/unlimited entry

Experience Holland in Haymarket, Va! Burnside Farm’s annual Festival of Spring showcasing the season’s flowers is open and blooming. Stroll through the giant fields that contain over 50 different varieties of flowers in a rainbow of colors and pick your own to enjoy at home: $1 for 2 daffodils, $1 per tulip.) Be sure to have your camera handy.

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: April 27 – May 1

Tulips galore at Burnside Farms

Tulips galore at Burnside Farms

Monday - Experience Holland in Haymarket, Virginia, at Burnside Farms’ Festival of Spring. The blooming tulips are absolutely stunning, stretching along acres of fields in a striking array of colors and varieties. Even better, you can pick your own to bring the beauty home ($1 per stem). Hours are 10am – 6pm. Admission is $4.

Tuesday - Explore the grounds and play in the gardens, particularly the Children’s Garden, at River Farm. The American Horticulture Society’s headquarters overlooking the Potomac River in Alexandria are as sublime as they are fun. Hours are 9am – 5pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. If you and the kids are up for some evening, educational fun, visit the STEM Expo at Maury Elementary School on Capitol Hill. From 6-7:45pm, over 60 volunteers from 27 leading STEM organizations will be sharing their work, from wildlife biology to 3-D printers, neuroscience to biomedical engineering, and much more! Admission is free.

Wednesday - Visit ponies, cows, peacocks, chickens, bunnies, and llamas at Old Maryland Farm in Watkins Regional Park. When you’re done, or if weather isn’t conducive to outdoor fun, head over to the Watkins Nature Center, where you can see birds, reptiles, and other small creatures. The farm is open 9am – 4pm Tuesday – Friday (9am – 4:30pm on Saturdays, 11:30am – 4:30pm on Sundays and holidays) and the Nature Center is open 8:30am – 5pm Monday – Saturday (11am – 4pm on Sunday.) Admission to both is free.

Thursday - Locate secret doors, see outrageously fabulous themed rooms, and browse a trove of secondhand treasures on a tour of The Mansion on O Street. The Dupont Circle landmark is a mansion, museum, restaurant, vintage store, and hotel all in one — and visitors are welcome to explore it all. Open daily 11am – 4pm. Self-guided tours start at $15. Purchase tickets in advance online.

Friday - Head to a local go-to for for fun and educational recreation: The National Air & Space Museum. The Flights of Fancy story time begins at 11am and includes a flight-themed reading and hands-on activity. Stick around to explore the rest of the museum — filled literally floor-to-ceiling with fascinating exhibits, there’s plenty to interest kids of all ages. Hours are 10am – 5:30pm. Admission is free.

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The Weekend Round-Up: April 25-26

Jammin' by the river at last year's Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival

Jammin’ by the river at last year’s Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival

Several awesome big annual events are in the mix of recs this weekend, Maryland Day, the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, the Georgetown French Market, and White House Garden Tours among them. But if lower key activities you prefer, there are plenty of those, too — museum programs, children’s plays, family concerts, spring flower peeping, and, of course, tons of everyday fun around the area. Happy Weekend!

Maryland Day
Where: University of Maryland
When: Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Admission: Free

The Maryland Day celebration in College Park gets a giant thumbs-up from me, and not just because it’s my alma mater. This is a fantastic event for families, and I know from experience. Every year, the University hosts a huge open house for, well, everybody. “Explore Our World” is the theme of the annual fair, and guests will be able to do that and then some. There are loads of activities for kids, including learning games; a kids carnival with moonbounces, bungee runs, climbing walls, and more; a hip hop orchestra; arts & crafts; farm animal visits; puppet shows and sing-a-longs; face painting; fossil digs; insect and instrument petting zoos; and TONS more. It’s spread out all over campus — and it’s a huge campus, so prepared for lots of walking (worth every step!) and be sure to bring a stroller for little ones.

Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival
Where: Kingman Island
When: Saturday 12-8pm
Admission: $20 strongly suggested donation

The 6th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival will feature bluegrass entertainment and plenty more revelry. The celebration of local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River includes eight hours of performances by local bluegrass and folk acts on six stages. Fuel up with DC’s favorite food trucks and Sierra Nevada beer. Entertain little ones in the family area with music and arts & crafts, especially for kids. There will also be free kayaking, giveaways, and sponsored activities for all to enjoy. The $20 suggested donation helps support Living Classrooms’ environmental education programming for DC youth on Kingman Island. Tickets can be purchased ahead online, and all advance purchased tix include a free beer. Kingman Island is located on the Anacostia River at 575 Oklahoma Avenue NE (at the entrance to RFK Stadium).

Georgetown French Market
Where: Wisconsin Avenue NW, between P St. & Reservoir Rd.
When: Friday & Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free

The Book Hill neighborhood of Georgetown’s signature European open air market returns for its 12th year, featuring nearly 40 Georgetown boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries, art, and antique home furnishings. But it’s not all about the shopping; kids will enjoy the strolling mimes, children’s activities, live music, and French cuisine from Georgetown cafes and restaurants. Visit the website to download a schedule of events and list of participating shops.

Springtime at the Obama’s
Where: The White House
When: Saturday, 10am – 4:30pm & Sunday, 10am – 2:30pm
Admission: Free

It’s a rare opportunity to enjoy spring at the White House! The annual Spring Garden and Grounds Tours are being held this weekend, and the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Kitchen Garden, and South Lawn will be on view to guests. The public is invited, but every visitor, small children included, needs a ticket to tour. Starting at 9am on both days, tickets will be distributed at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion at 15th & E Streets NW on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour times are indicated on each ticket, so keep your day open if you hope to go.

Day Out with Thomas
Where: B&O Railroad Museum
When: Friday – Sunday
Admission: $18, $21 with train ride

Little Engineers won’t believe their eyes–or their ears! Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be able to talk to his fans when he returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore! Take a 25 minute train ride (on Friday, sold out for Saturday & Sunday) behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment, activities, and family fun!

Show Time
Where: Local Theatres
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by venue

* Let the awe-inspiring dance moves of TETRISplus entertain your crew at the Kennedy Center
* Catch a performance of Sinbad: The Untold Tale at Imagination Stage
* The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is on stage at Adventure Theatre
* See a show on strings at The Puppet Co. where Jack and the Beanstalk is the current main stage production
* And Magic Toyshop is the featured Tiny Tots show at the puppet theatre on Sunday
* Virginia Virtuosi’s Rhythmns Around the World is this week’s Saturday Morning at the National free performance
* The Northern Virginia Players present <em>Seussical, Jr. for the final weekend
* Watch books come to life as The Alden showcases The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites
* Caveman Dave is playing the Saturday morning show at Jammin’ Java
* Enjoy Gershwin’s Magic Key, and NSO Family Concert at the Kennedy Center

The Land of Nod Bookmobile
Where: Throughout the area
When: Saturday & Sunday
Admission: Free

The Land of Nod has turned its tour bus into a brand-spanking-new bookmobile and packed it with tons of their favorite Little Golden Books. They’re touring the country to bring stories, crafts, and fun to you. Drop by one of the area stops to get in on it — I recommend heading to The Torpedo Factory, where my friend Rebecca from Not-So-SAHM will be reading and crafting (and she does some pretty awesome crafts!).

Tiptoe Through the Tulips
Where: Burnside Farm
When: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 6pm
Admission: $4/day, $7/unlimited entry

Experience Holland in Haymarket, Va! Burnside Farm’s annual Festival of Spring showcasing the season’s flowers is open and blooming. Stroll through the giant fields that contain over 50 different varieties of flowers in a rainbow of colors and pick your own to cenjoy at home: $1 for 2 daffodils, $1 per tulip.) And be sure to have your camera handy.

Hubble Telescope Celebration
Where: Udvar-Hazy Center
When: Saturday, 10am – 3pm
Admission: Free, but parking is $15

The Hubble Space Telescope is turning 25, and the National Air & Space Museum is celebrating with a special Family Day in Chantilly. There will be presentations from NASA astronauts who worked on the telescope. Plus, kids can and learn about the astronomical advances made possible by Hubble through a variety of fun, educational activities, from flight-related storytimes to hands-on space-themed crafts to planetarium shows and more.

Operation Ninja
Where: International Spy Museum
When: Saturday, 1-3pm
Admission: $25

Operatives ages 9-13 can discover the secret art of ninjitsu at this special KidSpy workshop. Recruits join Viran Ranasinghe and his troop of martial artists, who are prepared to share the secrets of the Ninja. From crafting a personal blow gun to listening drills, ninjas-in-training will challenge their physical, mental, and creative skills to determine if they have what it takes to join the ranks of the Ninja spies. This is a drop-off program, but parents are welcome to return at 2:45 for a Ninja demonstration. Museum admission is included in ticket price.

Healthy Kids Day
Where: Local YMCA’s
When: Saturday
Admission: Free

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s 13 event locations will be celebrating Healthy Kids Day on Saturday. Their biggest day of the year is devoted to helping families develop healthy habits! Festivities will include fun games, active play, community vendors, healthy snacks, educational opportunities, and more. Visit www.ymcadc.org for locations and schedules – times vary by place.

Park It
Where: National Parks
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Free

It’s National Park Week through Sunday, so celebrate it by visiting one of our local national parks. These include spectacular natural areas, historic homes, battlefields, seashores, and archaeological sites, and we have many of them throughout the region. Get a nature fix at Rock Creek, tour the monuments and memorials on the National Mall, bike along the C&O Canal, see living history at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, take in the views at Great Falls, hike at Roosevelt Island. These are just a few suggestions; search for many, many more national park pursuits on the NPS website.

Celebrate Mama
Where: Rockville Town Square
When: Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Free

This free family event features live entertainment, giveaways, a fabulous vendor marketplace, and much more! And even though moms are the honorees by name, there will be tons of activities for kids, plus great local resources for the family.

Earth Day Tree Fest
Where: Tudor Place
When: Saturday, 11am – 3pm
Admission: $5/members, $7/non-members, free for ages 4 and under

Celebrate Earth Day and the addition of 19 new trees to the grounds of one of Georgetown’s greenest spots! Explore the 5½ acres of gardens at Tudor Place — join a guided, kid-friendly garden tour, or go on your own with a map. Guests can also make seed-balls to take home, plant and participate in crafts, games, and one of two sing-along performances at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. by the popular kids group Nature Jams. Shop for Mother’s Day and your own spring plantings at our plant sale, featuring seeds, heirloom specimens from the estate, and other fun items connected to spring blooms and the land.

Rockville Science Day
Where: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
When: Sunday, 12-5pm
Admission: Free

Plan for all things science at the 26th annual Rockville Science Day. More than 90 exhibitors will be there for a day of fun STEM activities and information, covering everything from environment & nature to space & astronomy to reptiles & birds to chemistry & biology to robotics & rockets and much more!

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A Discount on RDUTennis Camp for KFDC Readers!


Want to ace it on the summer camp sign-up? RDUTennis, a new camp coming to DC in June, is offering both full and half-day sessions for kids ages 5-14. Even better, they’re giving KFDC readers a discount on registration! (Advantage: You.)

RDUTennis, LLC has already established itself as a leader in tennis instruction in North Carolina, offering both youth and adult programs year-round. They’re taking it north this summer, partnering with Trinity Washington and American Universities, to bring their programs here to the nation’s capital.

Trinity Washington University camp will operate for five weeks as a full or half-day camp option in week-long sessions June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, and August 10-14. This location will serve as a tennis camp with other sports and amenities offered as a break from the courts. Cost for the full day is $375 for non-members of the facility and $300 for members. Half-day fees are $200 for non-member of the facility and $175 for members.

American University camp will operate for two consecutive weeks, July 27-30 and August 3-6, as a half-day camp option from 9am – 1pm daily. Cost is $200 per child with a sibling discount of $175 per child.

KFDC readers can get a discount on both camps simply by mentioning KidFriendly DC — $50 off the full-day camp at Trinity Washington and $25 off the half-day camp at American. Just send an email to Brian Rosenthal at brian@rdutennis.net when you register and let him know you heard about his camp here.


Want to get a pre-summer sample of the camp? RDUTennis is hosting a Free Play Day and Clinic on Saturday, May 9, from 10am – 12pm at Trinity Washington University (125 Michigan Ave NE). Get some tips, meet the staff, learn about their programs, and have fun! Brian Rosenthal and staff will be on court for two hours to provide instruction and answer questions. RSVP to Brian@rdutennis.net with the name of your child, age, skill level, and when you plan to arrive. Go for the whole two hours or just a few minutes. Participants should bring their own racquets, but RDUTennis will have all the balls ready.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RDUTennis LLC, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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