Events

     

Saturday, September 05, 2015 10:00 AM

The 15th Anniversary National Book Festival is Saturday, September 5. This 12-hour event features dozens of authors, presentations, book signings and more.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors to the Convention Center will open at 9am. The Festival runs from 10am – 10pm and promises fun for all ages.

Location
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

How to Get There

Capital Bikeshare:
Convention Center / 7th & M St NW - 17 docks
11th & K St NW - 19 docks
Capital Bikeshare puts thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations at your fingertips. Annual, monthly and daily memberships are available. For a station map and more information, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.

DC Circulator
Georgetown - Union Station route
The DC Circulator runs every 10 minutes. Visit dccirculator.com for more information about routes and hours of operation.

Metrobus:
G8, 70,71
Visit wmata.com/bus/timetables/ to view schedules and stop lists.

Metrorail:
Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center- Green and Yellow line
Visit wmata.com/rail/ to view a system map and get more information.

Explore our interactive map to learn more about the transportation options available throughout DC.



Wednesday, September 09, 2015 4:00 PM

goDCgo has partnered with Smarter DC Challenge to present "Creating a Roadmap for Sustainable Transportation: An Interactive Workshop."

Join us next week to learn how transportation choices affect your organization and employees. We'll share tips on how your organization can make sustainable choices easier.

The event will also feature interactive activities to help you find ways to incorporate transportation into your organization's programs and policies. Attendees will have the opportunity to create customized resources and plan engaging events tailored to their organizations. You can leave with new resources ready for immediate use and a long-term road map to encourage sustainable transportation every day of the year.


Register Today

Location
National Geographic
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

How to Get There

Capital Bikeshare:
17th & Rhode Island Ave NW- 23 docks
15th & L St NW - 23 docks
Capital Bikeshare puts thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations at your fingertips. Annual, monthly and daily memberships are available. For a station map and more information, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.

DC Circulator
Georgetown - Union Station route
Woodley Park - Adams Morgan - McPherson Square route
The DC Circulator runs every 10 minutes. Visit dccirculator.com for more information about routes and hours of operation.

Metrobus:
S1, S2 and S4
Visit wmata.com/bus/timetables/ to view schedules and stop lists.

Metrorail:
Farragut North - Red line
Visit wmata.com/rail/ to view a system map and get more information.

Explore our interactive map to learn more about the transportation options available throughout DC.



Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:30 AM

Can you believe it? Capital Bikeshare is turning five on September 20! There will be a whole week of festivities across our area, with events in DC, Arlington, Alexandria and Montgomery County to share the excitement with its members.

Join us for the DC corral service coffee stop, featuring Astro Donuts

Location
Capital Bikeshare Station
13th St & New York Ave NW in Downtown DC

How to Get There

Capital Bikeshare:
13th St & New York Ave NW - There will be a corral
Capital Bikeshare puts thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations at your fingertips. Annual, monthly and daily memberships are available. For a station map and more information, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.

Metrobus:
D1, D3, D6, P17, P18, P19, W13 and W14
Visit wmata.com/bus/timetables/ to view schedules and stop lists.

Metrorail:
Metro Center - Red, Blue, Orange and Silver lines
Visit wmata.com/rail/ to view a system map and get more information.

Explore our interactive map to learn more about the transportation options available throughout DC.



Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:00 AM

ALC 2015 is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. From September 16 –September 20, 2015, more than 9,000 thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens converge in Washington, D.C. to explore public policy issues from an African-American perspective.

Get more details and register at cbcfinc.org/alc.

Location
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

How to Get There

Capital Bikeshare:
Convention Center / 7th & M St NW - 17 docks
11th & K St NW - 19 docks
Capital Bikeshare puts thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations at your fingertips. Annual, monthly and daily memberships are available. For a station map and more information, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.

DC Circulator
Georgetown - Union Station route
The DC Circulator runs every 10 minutes. Visit dccirculator.com for more information about routes and hours of operation.

Metrobus:
G8, 70,71
Visit wmata.com/bus/timetables/ to view schedules and stop lists.

Metrorail:
Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center- Green and Yellow line
Visit wmata.com/rail/ to view a system map and get more information.

Explore our interactive map to learn more about the transportation options available throughout DC.



Friday, September 18, 2015 9:00 AM

PARK(ing) Day is returning to the District of Columbia on Friday, September 18, 2015, from 9 am to 4 pm. District residents and businesses put their creativity on display for last year’s event, building more than 20 pop-up parks in curbside parking spaces.

Initially created by the San Francisco design studio Rebar, PARK(ing) Day is an event in which residents and businesses re-think how we use public space by converting metered on-street parking spaces into temporary parks. Since its inception in 2005, the event has spread to cities around the world, taking place on the third Friday of September.

Apply for a PARK(ing) Day permit at ddot.dc.gov


Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:00 PM

Please join us, Capital Bikeshare and our friends at the Capitol Riverfront BID at Yards Park, beginning at 7pm on Saturday, September 19 for an outdoor screening of the Oscar-winning film “Breaking Away”. The event is free and open to the public!

Grab a blanket and some friends, ride one of the shiny red bikes (or yours) over to one of the bike corrals and enjoy great discounts from Yards Park restaurants like Ice Cream Jubilee, Bluejacket and more. goDCgo will have popcorn for the movie and water from the TapIt Network.

There will be limited edition 5th Birthday giveaways on hand for members. Visit the Capital Bikeshare table with your key fob handy to receive one.

In honor of their long-term support for the system, there will be a special VIP reserved seating section for Founding Members. Founding Members must bring their black key fobs for entry.

RSVP Today

Location
Yards Park
355 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003

How to Get There

Capital Bikeshare:
3rd & Tingey St SE- There will be a corral!
Capital Bikeshare puts thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations at your fingertips. Annual, monthly and daily memberships are available. For a station map and more information, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.

DC Circulator
Union Station - Navy Yard Metro route
The DC Circulator runs every 10 minutes. Visit dccirculator.com for more information about routes and hours of operation.

Metrobus:
P1, P2, P6, V7, V8 and V9
Visit wmata.com/bus/timetables/ to view schedules and stop lists.

Metrorail:
Navy Yard Metro Station - Green line
Visit wmata.com/rail/ to view a system map and get more information.

Explore our interactive map to learn more about the transportation options available throughout DC.



Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:00 AM

Car-Free Day is Tuesday, September 22. Celebrate sustainable transportation by joining a team and taking the pledge to go car-free.

You are encouraged to use trains, buses and bicycles along with active modes of transportation like walking. Visit carfreemetrodc.org to join a team and let us know how you plan to travel.

The goDCgo interactive map is an excellent tool to plan your commute and find the closest bus stops, Metrorail and Capital Bikeshare stations. Find your alternate route and share with friends and coworkers.

The common goal of Car Free Day is to reduce the number of cars on the streets. Integrating alternate modes of transportation into everyday activities will help decrease traffic congestion while creating a greener environment. Car Free Day is an international event, celebrated in 1,500 cities in 40 countries.

Take the Pledge


Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:00 AM

The Vatican announced the confirmed schedule for Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to the United States this September, which includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. Details of the Holy Father’s visit to Washington, D.C. are below.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015:

  • Pope Francis will begin his pastoral visit to the United States with his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in the afternoon.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015:

  • Welcoming ceremony at the White House followed by a private meeting with President Obama.
  • Mid-day prayer with the bishops of the United States at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle.
  • Mass in the afternoon on the east portico of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the University Mall at The Catholic University of America. During the Mass, the pope will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra.

Thursday, September 24, 2015:

  • Address joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in the morning.
  • Visit St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in D.C. and meet with several clients of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington in late morning.
  • Blessing and brief remarks to the clients gathered at lunchtime for the St. Maria Meals Program of the Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Washington.
  • Depart for New York City from Andrews Air Force Base.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:00 AM

The Washington DC Tour de Cure is truly a Monumental Tour where you will be riding past some of the most iconic monuments in DC! Ten miles of roads will be closed to allow our riders exclusive use of them during the event. Embark on a 13, 33, or 50 mile ride through DC and Montgomery County! Return to Freedom Plaza for a delicious lunch, entertainment, our “Fun Zone” and much more! Bring family and friends along to enjoy the festivities while you ride.

Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.

Register here. Use code “WABA2015″ for a discount.


Saturday, September 26, 2015 11:00 AM

The Trust for the National Mall – an official partner of the National Park Service – is leading the charge to restore and improve the National Mall and honor its ideals for future generations through the new Landmark Campaign.

Landmark Music Festival kicks off this monumental national campaign to bring awareness and funds to America’s Front Yard – all in a single Festival weekend unlike any other.

Visit landmarkfestival.org for tickets and additional details.

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