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Georgetown Decks Installation Begins Mid-April, with 4,000 Linear Feet of Sidewalk Extension Panels in Commercial District

April 7, 2021

Creating more space for customers on Georgetown’s narrow sidewalks will encourage social distancing, support outdoor dining, and create a livelier and more inviting pedestrian experience.

Georgetown Announces “Book Hill in Bloom” Promotions, Giant Cherry Blossom Sculpture

March 11, 2021

More than 25 Georgetown small businesses are celebrating cherry blossom season, March 20 – April 11, with storefront decorations, specials & enter-to-win prize drawing.

Georgetown GLOW Artists & Installations Announced; Held in Spring for the First Time

March 4, 2021

In its 7th edition, five commissioned works will be on display beginning April 9 for three months during the Georgetown BID’s free outdoor public art experience, also to feature both in-person and virtual walking tours and artist talks.

Georgetown GLOW Returns April 2 for Six-Month Outdoor Public Art Series

February 11, 2021

In its 7th edition, the free experience will be viewable by day, and brighter by night – featuring five works this Spring, and three in the Summer.

Georgetown Celebrates Wonder Woman 1984 Release with Superhero Spotlight Contest & Shopping Specials

December 21, 2020

Several scenes from the movie were shot in Georgetown, featuring the old Georgetown theater and reprised Commander Salamander store, among others.

Georgetown Announces 2020 Small Business Saturday & “Silver Linings” Holiday Programming

November 12, 2020

An extended Small Business Saturday promotion kicks off the season, followed by a Georgetown holiday window and streatery competition, and holiday gift guides.

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DCist: 10 Virtual And IRL Things To Do In D.C. This Weekend

April 8, 2021

The event will feature five art installations that will be on display “by day, and brighter by night.” Each installation is designed to be enjoyed while social distancing — and visitors are reminded that masks are required.

Washington Post: The Best Things to Do — Virtually and in Person — While Social Distancing in the D.C. Area

April 8, 2021

Spring GLOW kicks off April 9 with plenty of ways to view the interactive light art while still staying socially distant.

Washington Post Magazine: Dumbarton Oaks and the Groundbreaking Women Who Created It

April 7, 2021

It is one of the great gardens of America, known by landscape designers and historians around the world, cherished by a protective cadre of neighbors, but generally not as well known as it deserves to be in the nation’s capital.

WTOP: Georgetown GLOW Lights Up City Streets with Hopeful Art

April 7, 2021

WTOP caught up with the Georgetown Business Improvement District to get a preview of this annual outdoor light art experience.

Washingtonian: Georgetown Is Installing Deck Panels to Widen Its Sidewalks

April 7, 2021

The bigger sidewalks will allow more space for social distancing and outdoor dining.

Eater DC: A New Cocktail Lounge in Georgetown Cranks Up the Luxury With Caviar and King Crab

April 7, 2021

Donahue aims to attract big spenders with seafood towers, a Champagne list, and Iberico ham.

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