If you love discovering new places as much as you heart Boogie Babes, then don’t miss their Valentine’s Day show this week!
The weekly gatherings for musical fun with the area’s most popular children’s performers will take place at a new venue on February 14, the vibrant and hip Union Market that opened in northeast DC this past fall.
The inaugural Union Market show will present Boogie Babes fave, The Singing Lizard. Her poppy, synthesized renditions of children’s classics as well as her original tunes have an 80’s vibe (and I mean that in a very good way) that will have the Valentine’s crowd dancing their little hearts out.
Even better, the good time doesn’t have to end (or start, for that matter) with the Boogie Babes. Union Market is full of wonderful eateries and food stalls, so you can get there early for coffee from Peregrine Espresso (opens at 8am) and/or stay after the show for lunch from a number of places offering tasty eats.
A peek inside Union Market
The Boogie Babes Valentine’s Day show begins at 10:30am. Admission is $5/child and siblings 6 months and under are free. Union Market is located at 1509 5th Street NE, a couple of blocks off Florida Avenue. I promise, you will heart it, too.
After months of anticipation, the first-ever Great Nurse-In is happening THIS Saturday, August 4, on the West Lawn on the U.S. Capitol Building! With a mission to normalize nursing for today’s society and future generations, the event welcomes everyone — nursing moms, fomerly nursing moms, non-nursing moms, partners, children, friends, community members — who wants to support the cause.
I originally posted about the event several weeks ago, and since then more festivities have been planned, including a Launch Party taking place at The Tabula Rasa on Capitol Hill, tomorrow, August 3. From 9am – 6pm, you can stop by for boobie cupcakes and swag bags for the Saturday celebration, and to mingle with other breastfeeding supporters.
Tomorrow is also the Great Nurse-In’s Action Day, when many GNI attendees will be visiting their Congress members to solicit support for a federal breastfeeding law. Participants can pick up talking points for their scheduled meetings at the Launch Party.
As for Saturday’s big event, there will be guest speakers, a Big Latch-On assembly, children’s performers presented by the Boogie Babes, open mic sessions, and more. The program schedule is available here.
And if you can’t make it to the Great Nurse-In, you can visit the website to find out other ways to show your support.
Filed under All ages, Annual, DC, Educational, Free, Live Entertainment, Music, Outdoor, Summer, Weekdays, Weekend
Mesmerized by an aquarium full of fish in the Sant Ocean Hall at the Natural History Museum
Monday – Since I just wrote a big post about it, and because it’s one of DC’s best attractions for kids, visit the National Museum of Natural History. See if there’s an exhibit you have yet to explore.
Tuesday – Head to the National Children’s Museum Launch Zone for Toddler Tuesday. This week, toddlers ages 2-4 can drop in from 10:30am – 2:30pm to discover which animals hibernate and which animals can stand the cold. Activities may include stories, games, art, and movement for children and adults to experience together. Admission is free. The Launch Zone is located at the National Harbor.
Wednesday – Explore seasonal nature topics through stories, crafts, and activities at Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria. There are still spots available in the Nature Detective program for 3-5-year-olds. The class starts at 1:30pm. (A few spots are also open in the Thursday sessions.)
Thursday – See Mouse on the Move at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. The show about two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse hole is recommended for ages 1-5. Showtimes are 10:30am and 11:45am, tickets are $10.
Friday – Boogie on down to the Atlas Performing Arts Center where Mr. Skip will be playing the Boogie Babes show at 10:30am. Admission is $5/child, free for siblings 6 months and under. The Atlas is located at 1333 H Street NE.
Filed under Animals, Art, Babies, Class, DC, Educational, Free, Gradeschoolers, Live Entertainment, Maryland, Museums, Music, Preschoolers, Seasonal, Theatre, Toddlers, Weekdays, Winter