Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Good thing there are plenty of things to do this week. From food and drink to pilates and nature walks, there is something to do everyday to savor the last few moments of summer (even though it doesn’t actually end until September 22, it’s ending in my heart on Monday).
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Hopefully the rain will clear in time for a rooftop pilates session with instructor, Megan Brown. Bring your mat to lululemon for a full body workout accessible to all levels. As always, these classes are free to the community and this one in particular gives you a change from the usual rooftop yoga at lululemon. Pick up some new moves to use at the gym at this very fun and very free class. (Make sure to call the store by 4:00 p.m. for any weather related updates).
It’s National French Press Day, and Provision 14 is celebrating the best way they know how, with loads of their famous press drinks. Enjoy an evening of patio mingling while sipping on cocktails like their Summer Harvest (Redemption, Applejack Brandy, lemon, black pepper, tarragon, and apple) or Clearly Refreshing (Hendrick’s, lime, simple, bay leaves, fennel, and cucumber) all served out of French presses.
Feeling out of touch with the natural world around you? Head to the U.S. Botanic Gardens for a guided nature walk where participants will practice calming exercises and explore their relationship with plans and nature. As summer comes to a close, this is a great way to spend time outside and enjoy nature before it gets cold. Don’t worry if you can’t make the session at noon, there’s another one at 5:00 p.m. the same day.
Truckeroo is back with a surprise September edition at The Yards. Free entry allows you to eat and drink your way through over 13 local D.C. food trucks, including Crepe Love, Halal Grill, and Swizzler. Swing by between 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. for several hours of dining. Remember, it’s not weird to eat a lot of things from a lot of different trucks, especially when everyone around you is doing the same.
Are you vegan or trying to go vegan? Are you not plant-based but appreciate vegetables and the lifestyle anyway? Well, D.C. VegFest is back again for another day of cooking demos, vendors, beer, crafts, and free things. Come hungry and get there early to snag a free tote bag stuffed with free samples and other goodies. The festival goes from 11:00am to 6:00pm at The Yards and entry is free, so stop by and get your veg on!
Ever wanted to learn how to golf but not sure where to start? Swing by the East Potomac Golf Course for a beginners experience. A $35 ticket will get you nine holes, a push cart, tips from on-site pros, and rental clubs. Whether you’ve never picked up a club before, or you’ve just recently gotten into the sport, this is a great opportunity to gain some skills. Fall is just around the corner and is filled with ideal golfing days.
Go forth into nature!