Golden Triangle BID Launches 2018 Summer Event Season

Friday, April 20, 2018

Golden Triangle Business Improvement District’s Outdoor Events Season Invites Participants to ‘Escape the Indoors’ with Farragut Fridays, TriFit, Picnics in Park

WASHINGTON, DC (April 20, 2018) – It’s Golden Outside… Escape the Indoors! As warm weather approaches, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) announces the launch of its annual, five-month outdoor events season that runs from May through September. The season opens on May 1 with the start of the Golden Triangle’s TriFit outdoor exercise program in Farragut Square, followed by the kickoff on May 11 of the weekly Farragut Fridays series. In June, the season expands further to include the 10-night Golden Cinema movie series on Friday nights in Farragut Square, and Picnic in the Park programs in Murrow and Monroe parks along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Farragut Fridays

The Golden Triangle’s signature Farragut Fridays series will run from May 11 through September 28. Each week, the BID transforms the park into a community gathering place for area workers, residents and visitors. Throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Farragut Fridays features Outdoor Office presented by Comcast Business, with free Wi-Fi, charging stations and comfortable chairs, allowing area workers to work outside in a relaxing environment. From noon to 2 p.m. at each of the Farragut Fridays celebrations, café seating and picnic tables are added for lunchtime visitors. Each of the Farragut Fridays include lawn games, such as giant Jenga, cornhole and ping-pong. On some weeks, architectural firms, including KGP Design Studio, will be building design creations using large EverBlocks.

Interactive pop-up activities take over various areas of the park, from noon to 2 p.m., to add even more to the weekly events. Scheduled pop-up partners for the 2018 season include the International Spy Museum, Plaza Arts, D.C. Public Library, Eye Street Massage Therapy, and Wolf Trap. The Humane Rescue Alliance will also be participating, by bringing adoptable dogs and cats out to the park. The non-profit, artist-centered organization, Transformer, will be sponsoring a Crochet Jam event as part of the By the People festival.

In addition, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum will present its “Handi-Hours” program and performances from artists from the Burning Man community. These activities are part of the Golden Triangle’s collaboration with the gallery on the outdoor exhibition, No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick, an extension of the Renwick’s in-museum exhibition that features large-scale, Burning Man artworks at six locations in the neighborhood. The exhibition was made possible with support from Lyft.

Golden Cinema

The Golden Triangle’s 10-week Golden Cinema outdoor movie series starts on June 1, featuring Friday night movies under the stars, beginning at sunset, in Farragut Square. Movie-lovers are encouraged to arrive early, grab a picnic dinner from a nearby restaurant and enjoy their time in the park. This year’s series of free movies kicks off with Academy Award Best Picture nominee, The Post, featuring a special introduction of the movie by former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie, Jr. Other movies in the series include La La Land, Casablanca and Coco, along with the grand finale, Black Panther. The full 2018 schedule is as follows:

June 1 – The Post
June 8 – The Devil Wears Prada
June 15 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
June 22 – La La Land
June 29 – Beauty and the Beast (2017)
July 6 – Back to the Future
July 13 – Coco
July 20 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
July 27 – Casablanca
August 3 – Black Panther

(Rain dates: August 10 and 17)

Trifit

The Golden Triangle’s popular TriFit series, which will run from May 1 through September 27, features three evenings a week of free outdoor exercise classes, including yoga (presented by CorePower Yoga) on Tuesdays, barre on Wednesdays and Pilates on Thursdays. All classes are free and taught by top, certified instructors and are held in Farragut Square. The schedule for the classes is as follows:

  • Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Yoga (presented by Core Power Yoga)
  • Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Barre
  • Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Pilates

Picnic in the Park

In addition to the picnic set-ups at all of the Farragut Fridays, the Golden Triangle will also host lunchtime Picnic in the Park events on two other days of the week: Wednesdays in Murrow Park (18th & H Streets) and Thursdays in Monroe Park (20th & I Streets), from noon to 2 p.m. each day. These events will be presented from June 6 through August 30.

To learn more about the Golden Triangle BID, visit www.goldentriangledc.com.

About the Golden Triangle BID

The Golden Triangle BID is a non-profit corporation that works to enhance the Golden Triangle — the 43-block neighborhood that stretches from the front yard of the White House to Dupont Circle. The primary focus of the BID is to provide a clean, safe, and vibrant environment within this remarkable neighborhood, and to retain and attract businesses to the Golden Triangle. Founded in 1997, the Golden Triangle BID encourages economic development through capital improvement projects, a variety of engaging events, and public art projects. The BID connects its members to numerous resources, events, and information in and around the neighborhood and strives to increase quality of life through public safety and maintenance services. Together with corporate and government partners, the BID develops and implements programs that strengthen the vitality of the Golden Triangle. Learn more at: http://goldentriangledc.com.

Media contact: Steve Simon, ssimon@goldentriangledc.com

 

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