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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

June 10, 2021

Stephanie Mercedes will be on-site at her piece, “Weight of a Rainbow,” a suspended light installation with a recorded a cappella choir featuring eight LGBTQ+ voices sharing their stories.

Thrillest: How to Celebrate Pride Month in DC

June 7, 2021

Installation artist Stephanie Mercedes will be speaking about her collaboration with Georgetown GLOW called “The Weight of a Rainbow” on June 12.

Washingtonian: 16 Cool Pride Events Around DC

June 3, 2021

In her art installation “The Weight of A Rainbow,” part of the current Georgetown GLOW display, Stephanie Mercedes animates multi-colored lights to shine along with an accompanying song, from an a capella group comprised of eight LGBTQ+ folks. Mercedes will speak about her work and answer questions as part of the GLOW program’s Meet the Artist series.

Washington City Paper: Georgetown ‘United in Delight’ Over Planned Stephen Starr Restaurant

June 3, 2021

Restaurant owners, retailers, community organizations, realtors, and a notorious former councilmember dish.

DCist: Le Diplomate Owner To Open Italian Restaurant And Market In Dean & DeLuca’s Old Georgetown Spot

June 2, 2021

The restaurant will be located in the center of the building, while the 1,000-square-foot market hall — complete with gelato, espresso, and a bakery — will stay at the front.

Eater DC: Le Diplomate Owner Stephen Starr Reveals a Plan to Bring a ‘Mega’ Italian Market to Georgetown

June 2, 2021

The East Coast hitmaker says in a public meeting he’s working on a deal to bring famous L.A. chef Nancy Silverton to D.C.

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