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Posted on April 19, 2014 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2014 Calendar of Events, April 2014 Activities and Events, Family Fun 2014, Weekly Recap 2014 and tagged with ,

Happy-Spring-BannerDC Thrifty Mom’s

FREE & Cheap Happenings in DC

April 19 – 21, 2014

**Visit the CALENDAR for additional FREE & Cheap happenings.**

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

The 2014 Tots-to-Teens Expo – SATURDAY 10am to 6pm at the Washington Convention Center – A day of FREE family-fun featuring: Bumper Cars, Basketball, Face Painting, Kids Zumba Classes, and a special Living Healthy and Eating Right Stage featuring our friends Spoons and Smiles, restaurants and nutritionists. They’re also hosting Special Workshops on Cyber Bullying, Teen Safe Driving and CPR Training and Certification. Come and participate in the special Kid’s Spa Retreat, Free Dental Exams, Free Eye Exams and opportunities to meet with some of the area’s leading schools and educators.  Not to mention, our thrifty friends from Brett’s Trove will showcase his ties during the kid’s fashion show, which he will also model at both the 11am and 1pm show.  Our youth doing amazing things!

Tiny Tots: Bunny Business – SATURDAY 10am & 11:30am at The Puppet Co. Playhouse (Glen Echo) – Bunnies, birds, and flowers (along with a frog and turtle) celebrate spring! Running time: 30 minutes Recommended Ages: 0 – 4 years Cheap: $5 per person

April is Kids’ Farm Month – throughout April 10am to 7pm at the National Zoo – Celebrate Kids’ Farm, sponsored by State Farm®, throughout the month of April with special activities and events. Every day, we’ll have special animal encounters, keeper talks, and demonstrations. Plus, an exclusive Farm giveaway from State Farm® for children every weekend in April!  EVERY WEEKEND – Stop by the lion/tiger information booth to pick up a special coloring sheet and seed packet, courtesy of State Farm®.  FREE Admission

DC Family Fiesta – SATURDAY 10:30am at El Tamarindo – A weekly music event featuring DC’s favorite kids music artists.  This week: “Spring Sing” Extravaganza with members of the Children’s Music Network.  The Children’s Music Network is a national organization of performers, songwriters, storytellers and music educators. CMN members from DC and the mid-Atlantic region will be gathering at DCFF to do a sing-along for our families. Don’t miss this showcase of DC and regional talent! Guests will include Uncle Devin, and Philly-based Mr. David.  $4 per person – 3 people for $10

Revolutionary War Living History Event – SATURDAY 11am at Historic Congressional Cemetery – The FREE events include: Revolutionary War Tours, Firing Demonstrations,  18th century medicine and surgery displays, and concert.

The Scientist is In: Volcanologist Julie Herrick – SATURDAY 12pm at Natural History Museum [Q?rius, Ground Floor] – Caribbean pumice rafts: From the highlands to the reefs? Julie Herrick is collaborating with Dr. Marguerite Toscano, an expert on Holocene sea level rise of the Caribbean. Together, they are studying how ocean currents transport pumice around the western Caribbean. Although there are many volcanoes in the Caribbean, what if the debris starts its journey in the Guatemalan Highlands? They are developing a method for tracking pumice rafts to their origins and may have found a source in the steep terrain of Guatemala. FREE

BUNNY HOP VELO HUNT – SATURDAY 1pm at BicycleSPACE – Hop on a bike and enjoy the spring weather with the Bunny Hop Velo Hunt! It’s a spring-themed scavenger hunt, so BicycleSPACE will give out the list of clues at the shop, and it’s your job to find the answers, take creative photos at the right sites and post them with the hashtag #bunnyhopdc for points.  FREE to participate but register here and consider responding to the BicycleSPACE facebook RSVP so you can share with friends!

The Man Who Planted Trees – SATURDAY 1pm at Montpelier Arts Center – Enjoy a FREE screening of the Oscar winning animated short film, The Man Who Planted Trees, by master animator Frédéric Back, and then, join us for a fun and educational Earth Day activity for the whole family!

Planet Earth: Adventures of a Blue-Green World – SATURDAY 4pm at Rock Creek Park’s Nature Center – Discover the past, present, and future of the planet we call home during this special planetarium program with Ranger Tony Linforth. Ages 7 to adult.  FREE!

Celebrate Sunday with the WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – SUNDAY at 1:35pm – Celebrate Sunday with the Nationals and enjoy the Family Fun Promos: SIGNATURE SUNDAYS PRESENTED BY NEW ERA, KIDS RUN THE BASES & JR. NATIONALS KIDS CLUB.  Details and DISCOUNT CODE HERE. REMINDER – Children Two and under are admitted FREE!  GO NATS!!!

FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS at the Baltimore Museum of Art – Sunday 2 – 5 PM – Workshop: Make Big Mouths.  Make Sunday afternoon family time without spending a dime. Every Sunday, join the BMA for activities the entire family can enjoy.

FREE Admission to National Parks – SATURDAY & SUNDAY – Our national parks are kicking off National Park Week with fee-free entrance days on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20! So, whether it is your first trip, or one of many memorable park experiences, there couldn’t be a better time to get out and explore!  This year’s theme is “Go Wild” and offers visitors a chance to learn about history, nature and culture.

There are more than 400 national parks, 14 are within a three-hour drive of D.C. Below are the national parks in our area:

Maryland

  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine National Monument
  • Fort Washington Park
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Virginia

  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Colonial National Historical Park
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Petersburg National Battlefield
  • Prince William Forest Park
  • Shenandoah National Park

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Marsha Goodman-Wood – MONDAY 9:30am at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville – Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under, stay-at-home parents, and early rising families of all kinds. Today’s featured performer: Marsha Goodman-Wood,  a D C-based singer/songwriter and music teacher. Marsha is known for getting kids singing and dancing at her shows, setting little toes to tapping with original melodies that mix generous doses of science and positive social messages into songs that are just plain fun. Her quirky, smart compositions take on topics from astronomy (answering the age-old question “Why Can’t You Dance on Jupiter?”) to nonconformity (“Sheep Don’t Wear Shoes”) to biology (“The Penguin Song”). A former cognitive neuroscientist, Marsha includes fun facts and lessons in her songs! With tunes and stories that please children and grownups alike, Marsha takes inspiration for her lyrics straight from the creative kids she’s raising and teaching.  Open to all with a $5 suggested donation for the performer.

EASTER MONDAY: A WASHINGTON FAMILY TRADITION10am to 4pm at Smithsonian National Zoological Park – This year the Zoo is celebrating Easter Monday on MONDAY, April 21st!  Join the special family-focused activities and live entertainment.  They’ll have a traditional Easter Egg Hunt and animal demonstrations as well as visits from the Easter Panda. Admittance is FREE!

Don't ForgetView Upcoming National Archives Special Family Events, includes exhibit-themed Family Days, “Constitution in Action” interactive workshops, the First-ever FREE National Archives Genealogy Camp for Kids, , and two Rotunda sleepovers!

DISCOUNTS for local events – including CINDERELLA: THE REMIX, SMITHSONIAN EARLY ENRICHMENT CENTER (SEEC), THE WASHINGTON BALLET’S PETER PAN & WIZARDS PLAYOFFS

ENTER TO WIN A MOM’s NIGHT OUT – 2-Tickets to TAMAR BRAXTON’s LOVE AND WAR TOUR AT THE FILLMORE SILVER SPRING – THURSDAY, MAY 22 ∙ 8PM {GIVEAWAY}  GOOD LUCK!

Enjoy this weekend of RENEWAL…SPRING!

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FREE & CHEAP HAPPENINGS IN THE DC METRO AREA: APRIL 19 – 21, 2014!

Posted on April 19, 2014 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2014 Calendar of Events, April 2014 Activities and Events, Family Fun 2014, Weekly Recap 2014 and tagged with ,

Happy-Spring-BannerDC Thrifty Mom’s

FREE & Cheap Happenings in DC

April 19 – 21, 2014

**Visit the CALENDAR for additional FREE & Cheap happenings.**

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

The 2014 Tots-to-Teens Expo – SATURDAY 10am to 6pm at the Washington Convention Center – A day of FREE family-fun featuring: Bumper Cars, Basketball, Face Painting, Kids Zumba Classes, and a special Living Healthy and Eating Right Stage featuring our friends Spoons and Smiles, restaurants and nutritionists. They’re also hosting Special Workshops on Cyber Bullying, Teen Safe Driving and CPR Training and Certification. Come and participate in the special Kid’s Spa Retreat, Free Dental Exams, Free Eye Exams and opportunities to meet with some of the area’s leading schools and educators.  Not to mention, our thrifty friends from Brett’s Trove will showcase his ties during the kid’s fashion show, which he will also model at both the 11am and 1pm show.  Our youth doing amazing things!

Tiny Tots: Bunny Business – SATURDAY 10am & 11:30am at The Puppet Co. Playhouse (Glen Echo) – Bunnies, birds, and flowers (along with a frog and turtle) celebrate spring! Running time: 30 minutes Recommended Ages: 0 – 4 years Cheap: $5 per person

April is Kids’ Farm Month – throughout April 10am to 7pm at the National Zoo – Celebrate Kids’ Farm, sponsored by State Farm®, throughout the month of April with special activities and events. Every day, we’ll have special animal encounters, keeper talks, and demonstrations. Plus, an exclusive Farm giveaway from State Farm® for children every weekend in April!  EVERY WEEKEND – Stop by the lion/tiger information booth to pick up a special coloring sheet and seed packet, courtesy of State Farm®.  FREE Admission

DC Family Fiesta – SATURDAY 10:30am at El Tamarindo – A weekly music event featuring DC’s favorite kids music artists.  This week: “Spring Sing” Extravaganza with members of the Children’s Music Network.  The Children’s Music Network is a national organization of performers, songwriters, storytellers and music educators. CMN members from DC and the mid-Atlantic region will be gathering at DCFF to do a sing-along for our families. Don’t miss this showcase of DC and regional talent! Guests will include Uncle Devin, and Philly-based Mr. David.  $4 per person – 3 people for $10

Revolutionary War Living History Event – SATURDAY 11am at Historic Congressional Cemetery – The FREE events include: Revolutionary War Tours, Firing Demonstrations,  18th century medicine and surgery displays, and concert.

The Scientist is In: Volcanologist Julie Herrick – SATURDAY 12pm at Natural History Museum [Q?rius, Ground Floor] – Caribbean pumice rafts: From the highlands to the reefs? Julie Herrick is collaborating with Dr. Marguerite Toscano, an expert on Holocene sea level rise of the Caribbean. Together, they are studying how ocean currents transport pumice around the western Caribbean. Although there are many volcanoes in the Caribbean, what if the debris starts its journey in the Guatemalan Highlands? They are developing a method for tracking pumice rafts to their origins and may have found a source in the steep terrain of Guatemala. FREE

BUNNY HOP VELO HUNT – SATURDAY 1pm at BicycleSPACE – Hop on a bike and enjoy the spring weather with the Bunny Hop Velo Hunt! It’s a spring-themed scavenger hunt, so BicycleSPACE will give out the list of clues at the shop, and it’s your job to find the answers, take creative photos at the right sites and post them with the hashtag #bunnyhopdc for points.  FREE to participate but register here and consider responding to the BicycleSPACE facebook RSVP so you can share with friends!

The Man Who Planted Trees – SATURDAY 1pm at Montpelier Arts Center – Enjoy a FREE screening of the Oscar winning animated short film, The Man Who Planted Trees, by master animator Frédéric Back, and then, join us for a fun and educational Earth Day activity for the whole family!

Planet Earth: Adventures of a Blue-Green World – SATURDAY 4pm at Rock Creek Park’s Nature Center – Discover the past, present, and future of the planet we call home during this special planetarium program with Ranger Tony Linforth. Ages 7 to adult.  FREE!

Celebrate Sunday with the WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – SUNDAY at 1:35pm – Celebrate Sunday with the Nationals and enjoy the Family Fun Promos: SIGNATURE SUNDAYS PRESENTED BY NEW ERA, KIDS RUN THE BASES & JR. NATIONALS KIDS CLUB.  Details and DISCOUNT CODE HERE. REMINDER – Children Two and under are admitted FREE!  GO NATS!!!

FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS at the Baltimore Museum of Art – Sunday 2 – 5 PM – Workshop: Make Big Mouths.  Make Sunday afternoon family time without spending a dime. Every Sunday, join the BMA for activities the entire family can enjoy.

FREE Admission to National Parks – SATURDAY & SUNDAY – Our national parks are kicking off National Park Week with fee-free entrance days on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20! So, whether it is your first trip, or one of many memorable park experiences, there couldn’t be a better time to get out and explore!  This year’s theme is “Go Wild” and offers visitors a chance to learn about history, nature and culture.

There are more than 400 national parks, 14 are within a three-hour drive of D.C. Below are the national parks in our area:

Maryland

  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine National Monument
  • Fort Washington Park
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Virginia

  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Colonial National Historical Park
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Petersburg National Battlefield
  • Prince William Forest Park
  • Shenandoah National Park

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Marsha Goodman-Wood – MONDAY 9:30am at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville – Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under, stay-at-home parents, and early rising families of all kinds. Today’s featured performer: Marsha Goodman-Wood,  a D C-based singer/songwriter and music teacher. Marsha is known for getting kids singing and dancing at her shows, setting little toes to tapping with original melodies that mix generous doses of science and positive social messages into songs that are just plain fun. Her quirky, smart compositions take on topics from astronomy (answering the age-old question “Why Can’t You Dance on Jupiter?”) to nonconformity (“Sheep Don’t Wear Shoes”) to biology (“The Penguin Song”). A former cognitive neuroscientist, Marsha includes fun facts and lessons in her songs! With tunes and stories that please children and grownups alike, Marsha takes inspiration for her lyrics straight from the creative kids she’s raising and teaching.  Open to all with a $5 suggested donation for the performer.

EASTER MONDAY: A WASHINGTON FAMILY TRADITION10am to 4pm at Smithsonian National Zoological Park – This year the Zoo is celebrating Easter Monday on MONDAY, April 21st!  Join the special family-focused activities and live entertainment.  They’ll have a traditional Easter Egg Hunt and animal demonstrations as well as visits from the Easter Panda. Admittance is FREE!

Don't ForgetView Upcoming National Archives Special Family Events, includes exhibit-themed Family Days, “Constitution in Action” interactive workshops, the First-ever FREE National Archives Genealogy Camp for Kids, , and two Rotunda sleepovers!

DISCOUNTS for local events – including CINDERELLA: THE REMIX, SMITHSONIAN EARLY ENRICHMENT CENTER (SEEC), THE WASHINGTON BALLET’S PETER PAN & WIZARDS PLAYOFFS

ENTER TO WIN A MOM’s NIGHT OUT – 2-Tickets to TAMAR BRAXTON’s LOVE AND WAR TOUR AT THE FILLMORE SILVER SPRING – THURSDAY, MAY 22 ∙ 8PM {GIVEAWAY}  GOOD LUCK!

Enjoy this weekend of RENEWAL…SPRING!

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