Enjoy Free Exercise Classes, Picnics in the Parks, Pop-Up Events, Movies and More
WASHINGTON, DC (April 23, 2019) – The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) announces its 2019 Summer Events Program taking place from May through September in Farragut, Monroe and Murrow parks. The season opens on May 7 with the start of the free outdoor exercise program, TriFit, followed by the kickoff of the Golden Triangle’s signature event, Farragut Fridays, a daylong outdoor summer experience. Friday night is free outdoor movie night from June 7 – August 2 in Farragut Square with the Golden Cinema series. Murrow and Monroe parks along Pennsylvania Avenue will host the Picnic in the Park program starting in mid-June as well.
TriFit: Free Outdoor Fitness Classes in Farragut Square
Beginning May 7 through September 26, the Golden Triangle BID’s free outdoor fitness program, TriFit, will take place in Farragut Square on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. All classes are taught by top, certified instructors and are free to attend. One-time online registration for the season is required.
This year’s exercise program is as follows:
- Tuesday: CorePower Yoga
- Wednesday: Body Sculpting (new!)
- Thursday: Pilates
Farragut Fridays: A Daylong Outdoor Summer Experience in the Heart of Washington, DC
The Golden Triangle BID’s signature summer event, Farragut Fridays, will run from May 31 through September 20. Each Friday, the Golden Triangle BID transforms Farragut Square 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. Free Wi-Fi, charging stations, comfortable chairs and shade are provided, turning the beautiful surroundings of Farragut Square into an outdoor co-working space. Additional amenities such as cold brew coffee samples and fun office swag are provided by MakeOffices.
From noon to 2 p.m. more seating is added for Picnic in the Park, which also features lawn games, such as giant Jenga, cornhole and table tennis.
Fun and unique pop-up events will be hosted each week during lunch time as well. Some of the scheduled pop-up partners for the 2019 season include The Magic Duel, International Spy Museum, Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing, DC Public Library, Eye Street Massage Therapy and Smithsonian Gardens. The Humane Rescue Alliance will host several adoption events and BID architecture and design firms will present EverBlock creations throughout the season. New to Farragut Fridays this year is a DC Makers Tent presented with the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) to feature activations, demonstrations, and opportunities to interact with DC makers and creatives. Check the events section on the Golden Triangle website for updates on Farragut Fridays pop-up activities and any schedule updates due to inclement weather.
Golden Cinema: Friday Night Is Free Outdoor Movie Night
From June 7 through August 2, Farragut Fridays expands into the evening hours with the free outdoor movie series, Golden Cinema. Movies start at sunset, around 8:30 – 8:45 p.m., and are shown in Farragut Square. Movie-lovers are encouraged to arrive early, grab a picnic dinner from a nearby restaurant and enjoy their time outside.
The 2019 Golden Cinema schedule is as follows:
- June 7 – Crazy Rich Asians
- June 14 – A Dog’s Way Home
- June 21 – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
- June 28 – Ocean’s 8
- July 12 – Mary Poppins Returns
- July 19 – Incredibles 2
- July 26 – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- August 2 – Wonder Woman
A rain date is scheduled for August 9. No movie is shown on July 5.
Picnic in Monroe and Murrow Parks In addition to the picnic set-ups at all of the Farragut Fridays, the Golden Triangle will 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. Picnics in Monroe and Murrow Parks will be presented from June 12 through August 22.
About the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District
Formed in 1998, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) works to enhance Washington, DC’s central business district, the 43-square-block neighborhood stretching from The White House to Dupont Circle. Home to more than 6,000 businesses, the BID’s primary focus is to provide a clean, safe, and vibrant environment for hundreds of thousands of area workers and residents, and millions of visitors, and to encourage economic development through capital improvement projects, public art, sustainability and events programs. For more information please visit: https://goldentriangledc.com/ and connect on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.