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Bad news: The eclipse was really cool and probably got you to go outside, but now it’s over. Good news: The eclipse is over and you can go outside without eclipse glasses and the fear of going blind. Bad news: Summer is almost over. Good news: There are still plenty of events to go to before fall begins and the cold hits.

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Vino and Vinyasa Yoga @ Vida Fitness at The Yards

Come hang out at Vida Fitness for a 75-minute poolside Vinyasa yoga session taught by Vida instructor, Chris Parkison. After getting in some great evening exercise on the rooftop, stick around for wine, snacks, and mingling with your classmates. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds going to Doorways for Women & Families to help victims of homelessness, assault, and domestic violence. Come out for a great class and a good cause!

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Guided Garden Walk @ Cylburn Arboretum

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by this big city of ours, head to Baltimore for a day trip. Cylburn Arboretum is hosting a free garden walk where participants can meet on-site gardeners, find out about current plant upkeep, and learn about the history of the gardens themselves. This is a great excuse to get out of the city and learn some new things about plants. Make sure to stop by Cylburn Arboretum to check out the final lineup of blooming summer plants.



The Burning of Washington: Guided Bike Ride

D.C. Cycling Concierge and The Bike Rack D.C. are hosting another historical guided ride around the city. On the 203rd anniversary of the British invasion of D.C. (then called Washington City) on August 24, 1814, participants will be guided along the path which was burned by the Brits. The casual ride will be about two and a half hours long and will include stops at major buildings and monuments burned down over two centuries ago. History buff or not, this is sure to be an interesting and picturesque ride around the city.



Friday Night Lights @ Bundy Field

The first week of Friday Night Lights sponsored by Federal Triangles Soccer Club is this Friday. Bring one white and one dark shirt to play, plus $5 if you’re not a member of the club. Pack your shin guards and cleats for a night of soccer and friendly competition. Fall is almost here, and you can help kick off soccer season the right way at Bundy Field. Here’s a gif of Ronald McDonald you’ll never forget.

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Embassy Row Walking Tour

With everything going on in life and the world right now, one can forget all of the beautiful and historical places around D.C. Whether you have never been to Embassy Row before or are looking to get a different look at the small slivers of several countries we have right here in D.C., this tour is sure to be wonderful. Wear your walking shoes and meet at the north entrance of the Dupont Circle metro stop to be transported all over the world in just one afternoon.

Lions, Tigers, and FroYo. Oh My! @ National Zoo

If you’re like me and often forget that the zoo is a (free) fun place to spend a summer afternoon outside, here is your reminder and invitation to come hang out with some animals. What better way to finish off a day of clowning around with some mammals, kicking it with some reptiles, and chilling with some fish than with a big cup of frozen yogurt? This is the best way to squeeze in one final zoo trip this summer.


Go forth into nature!