Journalist Newsletter

Summer 2019 Edition

Summertime in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall - The best attractions and landmarks in Washington, DC

Dear journalists,

Summer has arrived in Washington, DC! The nation’s capital comes alive with new attractions, waterfront activities, rooftop revelry, cultural festivals and fun for the entire family. The new International Spy Museum opened its doors to the public on May 12 at L’Enfant Plaza, reintroducing visitors to the world of espionage. Other upcoming developments include the REACH, The John F. Kennedy Center’s expansion project which adds transformative and light-filled indoor and outdoor performance space to the Foggy Bottom performing arts hub on Sept. 7. Find eight reasons to save the date for two weeks of free public programming and performances, Sept. 7-22.

The city’s calendar overflows with iconic anniversaries and events such as the 15th anniversary of the citywide DC Jazz Festival (June 7-16), 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission celebrated at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art, and the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement with corresponding exhibitions at the Library of Congress and National Portrait Gallery. After five years, the nation’s T. Rex returned to DC during the spectacular reopening of Fossil Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on June 8.

In need of images, assistance with planning your trip to Washington, DC or support with writing a story? Contact our communications team and check out our additional resources below. We look forward to working with you.  

Warm regards,

Danielle Davis

Director of Communications

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