Freedom Friday: Last Days of Summer Edition

Hello Everyone,

As the temperature cools down, we know that summer is coming to an end. Summer is my favorite season.  However, I was disappointed this year.  The humidity, allergens and scorching temperatures made it difficult to fully enjoy this year’s season (at least for me).  I am actually happy to pull out the funky boots and booties, stylish sweaters and hip scarves!  As you can tell, I LOVE fall fashions.  So this weekend, let’s make it count.   Before too long, when leaving the office, there will be no more  sun ray’s to greet you.  Everybody is trying to get it in this weekend.  There so so many events to choose from this weekend.  Enjoy! 🙂

Speaking of fashion, this evening is Fashion’s Night Out in Georgetown. Over 80 Georgetown stores, restaurants, and salons open for extended hours and host splurge-inspiring fashion events and promotions for the evening.

Friday, September 10



Click here for a list of participating stores.

The following events are highlights of Fashion’s Night Out!

One of D.C.’s hottest local designers, Dana Greaves of Artisticaya is opening her first store in Georgetown.  To celebrate, there is a sneak-peek party this Friday from 6-9pm.

Friday, September 10


1425 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (middle suite)


Lettie Gooch Boutique will have a trunk show along with  cocktails and tasty treats while being photographed by the “Gooch”arazzi.

Friday, September 10

Lettie Gooch Boutique


7PM -11PM

Natalia Sanz will be one of the featured designers at District this evening.

Friday, September 10


2473 18th St NW

9PM to 2AM



The Washington Examiner’s is celebrating the 18th Anniversary of the Arts on Foot Festival this year.   The free festival has an arts market, entertainment stages, restaurant samplings and more.

September 8-11

Penn Quarter

7th & F Streets NW

11AM to 6PM

Click here for the festival program.

A part of the Arts on Foot Festival, check out Pookie’s Gallery also.


This week, the DC Shorts Film Festival kicked off.   The festival  features nine showcases of 97 shorts.  Open to the public are festival parties and seminars for filmmakers.

September 9-16

Throughout the District

Click here for the schedule.

Click here to purchase tickets for films.


Sandy Point State Park will host the 43rd annual Maryland Seafood Festival, a tasty and entertaining tradition, with music, great food, exhibits, arts and crafts.

September 10-12

Sandy Point State Park

1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis MD 21409

Click here to buy tickets.



National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is hosting the 25th Anniversary Black Family Reunion Celebration “One Day Mega Festival” .  The Dorothy I. Height Tribute concert will feature: Chrisette Michelle, Musiq, Regina Belle and J. Moss.

Saturday, September 11

National Mall

11AM to 5:30PM

Click here for the schedule.


The DC VegFest is an outdoor festival celebrating the very best of everything vegetarian in and around the nation’s capital.

Saturday, September 11

DC VegFest

George Washington University

2000 Block of H St. NW

Noon to 6PM



Adams Morgan Day is an annual neighborhood festival with live music and international food from around the world.  Enjoy sidewalk cafes, colorful vendors, cultural demonstrations and dances.

Sunday, September 12

Adam’s Morgan Day

18th Street, NW from Columbia to Florida NW

Noon to 7PM


Since 1978, The Takoma Park Folk Festival has showcased the local talent  and featured all kinds of music, dance, crafts, children’s entertainment, and food.

Sunday, September 12

Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd. (near Rt. 410)

11AM to 6:30PM

Click here for the full program.


The 4th Annual R.B.G. Monthly Ride will meet up for a City Tour.

Sunday, September 12

Malcolm X Park

16th & Euclid Streets NW



Afternoon Acoustics Presents Tamika Love Jones and a screening of short film “The Last Assignment”.  Afternoon Acoustics is produced by District 51 Entertainment and hosted by different personalities from the web site What’s Hot Washington.

Sunday, September 12


11th & U Streets NW

4PM- 6PM (interview/performance/CD signing)

6PM-  Movie Screening



Liberal Party present “Atmosphere”, the first music in the park event.  They’ll provide the space and music, and you’ll provide the good, great, and positive energy. Bring your grills, feel free to share, meet new people, play some freeze tag, run around, relax, lounge in a chair, and dance in the open air and have a great time.

Saturday, September 11

Fort Washington Park, Section C
13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington MD 20744


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