Posts Tagged ‘National Park Service’

Fewer Shows, Smaller Acts at Fort Dupont and Carter Barron This Year

For years, Washingtonians have been able to count on seeing concerts for much of the summer at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre, which opened in 1950, and the Fort Dupont Park stage, which opened in 1972. In the 1960s, in the post-riot era, the "concerts in the park" series took on much importance as a way to [...]

Fort Reno Concerts Are Back On

The concert series at Fort Reno Park is back on following a meeting between organizer Amanda MacKaye and officials from the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police today. MacKaye announced that the series was canceled last week, saying that NPS and USPP officials had not explained a request that the concerts pay for a Park [...]

Fort Reno Organizer to Meet With National Park Service Monday

Representatives of the National Park Service will meet with Fort Reno summer concert series organizer Amanda MacKaye on Monday. Yesterday, MacKaye announced that this summer's shows were canceled after she was unable to meet with Park Service and U.S. Park Police representatives to discuss her permit. MacKaye said that with only a month to go before the summer's [...]

National Park Service Responds to Cancellation of Fort Reno Concerts

Hours after Fort Reno organizer Amanda MacKaye pulled the plug on the annual concert series after saying she'd failed to reach an agreement with the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police, the Park Service has responded. According to MacKaye, the Park Service said that in order for the series to be approved for a permit, it would [...]

Pain in the Grass: New National Mall Regulations Force Big-Name Events Off the Lawn

Weeknights on the National Mall once meant scattered picnickers and scheduled protests. Today, you’ll find any number of intramural league games taking shape in the heart of D.C.’s memorial core every night of the week. From soccer to ultimate Frisbee to kickball, these sports are newish uses for the country’s busiest national park, devised by [...]

There Will Be No Concerts at Fort Reno in 2014 (!?!) (Updated)

Fort Reno will not host a concert series this summer due to a new National Park Service demand that the organizers hire a U.S. Park Police officer for each show. According to a post from Amanda MacKaye on Fort Reno's website, the venue's permit was stalled, and NPS "cited differing reasons as to why this had come up after [...]

Arts Roundup: Memorial All Better Edition

SC Johnson donates $5 million to the National Museum of American History's "American Enterprise" exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
National Park Service says the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial's inscription should be repaired by the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—aka Aug 28. [Post]
Now that the MLK memorial is being changed, what other monuments need tweaking? [...]

Arts Roundup: Green Paint Edition

Early this morning, someone vandalized the Lincoln Memorial with green paint. The site is now temporarily closed while the National Park Service cleans it up. [CBS]
After Washington Post readers help fund their trip, a Maryland high school choir performs in South Africa. [Post]
Does Showtime have the best jukebox in D.C. now? [Post]
Wale says he was [...]

Today: A Tree Blows Up on the National Mall

In what may be one of the first planned explosions on the National Mall, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is expected to blow up a 40-foot pine tree this afternoon in honor of the Sackler Gallery’s 25th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Art in Embassies program.
Using 2,000 firework-like explosives, Guo-Qiang will take the pine [...]

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