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GLOW Summer Installations Announced, Transforming Georgetown’s Alleys July 16 – Sept. 26

July 8, 2021

Three commissioned works from local artists will be on display during the Georgetown BID’s free outdoor public art experience, also to feature walking tours and artist talks.

New Georgetown Decks Pilot Installed, Transforming Outdoor Experience in Georgetown’s Commercial District

July 1, 2021

Narrow sidewalks? Not anymore. The program is the first of its kind in DC, offering more space in Georgetown to support new outdoor dining and future event programming, and create a livelier and more inviting pedestrian zone.

Georgetown Launches “Exactly What You Weren’t Expecting” Campaign, Highlighting Neighborhood’s Recovery Efforts

June 23, 2021

The campaign invites visitors to experience the neighborhood’s evolution and unexpected people, places and things, featuring a new microsite with a guide to unexpected Georgetown.

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.

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Washingtonian: DC’s First-Ever Cat Cafe Reopens With a Mission in Mind

July 26, 2021

Luckily for local cat lovers and those enchanted by this sight, DC’s first cat cafe reopened in June—now with a goal to save 500 cats by Labor Day.

Washingtonian: 10 DC-Area Juice Spots to Check Out After Your Next Night on the Town

July 20, 2021

Georgetown’s Jaco Juice and Taco Bar and South Block both made the list of top juice stops.

WTOP: A Boat From a Different Century Has Returned to the Water in Georgetown

July 15, 2021

A new canal boat was lowered into the water this weekend as part of the Georgetown Canal Plan, a project to bring one mile of the historic canal back to life.

Washingtonian: Whatever Happened to the Georgetown Gondola?

July 12, 2021

An update on the Georgetown Canal Boat and Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola.

Washingtonian: A Boat Was Spotted Yesterday on the C&O Canal in Georgetown

July 12, 2021

After years of canal restoration, mule-drawn passenger rides on the boat aren’t that far off.

WJLA: Design Foundry brings Fashion Funhouse to Georgetown

July 6, 2021

Every turn gives you a new opportunity to snap a fun pic for your social media as you are surrounded by style, in an endlessly Instagrammable fashion funhouse that will spark a conversation about the evolving nature of style and how we present ourselves to the world.

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