89. Jazz at the Sculpture Garden

Posted at July 4, 2011 by 0 Comment

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Sometimes I kick myself for being tardy in discovering something awesome that everyone else already seems to know about. Other times, I just roll with it and thank my lucky stars that I discovered it at all. The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden- Jazz in the Garden falls into… neither category actually.

I have excitedly had this after-work event on my calendar for the last four summers.  It takes place every Friday from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m., May 27 to September 9.

If this is the first time you’re hearing about this, I suggest you take a good, hard look at yourself in the mirror and admit that you are in fact not a true resident of the DC Metro area. You’re really just visiting.

Picture hanging with friends amongst 17 monumental works of 20th-century sculpture, flowering trees, and perennials. Now picture this while you’re enjoying cocktails and great jazz as your musical backdrop. I’ll give you a moment to wipe that whimsical smile off your face.

When you enter the Sculpture Garden, without paying admission by the way, you should first locate a spot to rest your weary body. If you have brought your own picnic, just spread your wears, text your friends your exact location, sit back and enjoy a beautiful evening of nature, friends, food and jazz. If you’re like me, you forgot to get food on the way and so do the next best thing, which is to buy something off the surprisingly affordable, varied menu that is available at the Pavilion Café.

So now that you’ve been told, you really should without delay, change your DC status from visitor to resident by attending Jazz in the Sculpture Garden this Friday evening!

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Karen is a dedicated writer, a Public Relations whizz turned professional Event Planner and a good friend of this here blog. She's a professional mingler yet can spend days on end in her house reading or watching TV.

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