Friday, May 29, 2009

Disney set to Open in National Harbor

Disney in National Harbor

According to reports, Walt Disney Co. has decidedly purchased a 15-acre spread of land intended for a 500-room resort hotel in expansive National Harbor overlooking the Potomac River. Although previous reports had falsely identified the plans as an ambitious theme park (an idea previously revoked by the good people of Maryland, down with commercialism), the property is actually said to mimic similar plans made in Hawaii for a large scale Disney inspired hotel.

Many Washingtonians ask the question, what does this new development mean for blossoming National Harbor? Perhaps some minor Disnification of our nation’s greatest monuments and treasures is not such a bad thing. It will not only teach our children to become more involved in the field of historical accuracy or perhaps it will simply scar the youth of our country.

Currently, National Harbor is home to a number of attractions, including the Gaylord Resort, home to OnBoard D.C. Tours, six hotels, countless restaurants and is a prime conference destination rivaling that of the District. With the addition of the Disney hotel, National Harbor will continue its journey to a top spot for family and company tourism.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Reston Town Center; 05/16/2009 - 05/17/2009; 10a.m.-6p.m.

The 18th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival to be held on May 16th & 17th is a festival which includes performances by Cirque-Tacular, 225 artists, music, food and fun. The 2 day street festival expects to attract more than 50,000 people who get a chance to purchase, view and experience amazing art directly from the unique and talented artists who have created it. Be sure to check out this amazing festival which is rated as one of the top fine art festival on the East Coast by ArtFair SourceBook. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

ZooFari- National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.


Hosted by Friends of the National Zoo, ZooFari combines the classic makings of a perfect evening with more than 100 of the DC Metro's finest restaurants, 15 wineries, live entertainment, and guests who support animal conservation. This year’s ZooFari is themed “An Elephant Affair,” commemorating the National Zoo's commitment to Asian elephants and will feature cuisine from acclaimed restaurants like Vidalia, 1789, BLT Steak, Poste, and many more. For all you oenophiles, the wineries included in the mix will be Benziger, Clos du Bois, and Kendall Jackson. Musical acts will range from jazz and R&B to country western and rock and guests can also participate in a silent auction which include amazing items like research with zoo scientists, cooking classes and more.