As you probably noticed on BYT this week, Washington is all about Apollo 50 celebrations all the time.
The big shiny crown jewel of celebrations is happening on July 19 and 20, Apollo 50: Go for the Moon, a massive 363-foot Saturn V rocket projection on the east face of the Washington Monument will be live, with a 17-minute show combining full-motion projection mapping artwork and archival footage to recreate the launch of Apollo 11 on the face of the Washington Monument and supporting screens, including a 40-foot-wide recreation of the famous Kennedy Space Center countdown clock, is a once-every-50-years type of event.
THINKING OF WHAT TO DO AFTER THE MALL ON JULY 20TH?
We’ve partnered with our friends over at Mixmag to bring Jeff Mills, whose latest record is a commemoration of the 1969 Moon landing, for a special one-off performance at the W Hotel’s freshly renovated POV rooftop lounge, with the Washington Monument backdrop (All the while enjoying the much needed A/C post your National Mall melt jaunt).
Event is free, and will feature specialty cocktails from our friends at Tanqueray, but we STRONGLY suggest you RSVP ASAP as space on the POV is limited. Concert will be streamed as well.