What To Do In DC That’s Family-Friendly, Free and Festive


As I was blogging about DC’s crime and education, I knew in the back of my mind that my brother probably won’t be moving into the actual District of Columbia. With a family of five, he and his family will probably end up out in the suburbs somewhere. They’re probably less interested about what’s going on inside of DC that won’t More...

by David Gaines | Published 2 years ago
St. Patrick's Day Parade - Washington DC 2013 Hurley Dancers
By David Gaines On Sunday, March 17th, 2013

The 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington DC

The ladies and I did our annual trip to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Could We See Another Snowmageddon This Coming Winter?

When I first moved to Washington, DC, I was looking forward to having all four seasons. Winters in the south aren’t that wintery. They’re more like really cold autumns. Snowfall in Atlanta was as More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, September 9th, 2012

All Decked Out in Redskins Gear For The Adams Morgan Day Festival

What was Adams Morgan Main Street thinking!? How do you throw a street festival on the same day as the debut of Redskins QB Robert Griffin III? And with my dad in town, how do I balance entertaining his last day More...

Construction of City Center in Washington, DC - Photo by David Gaines
By David Gaines On Monday, August 27th, 2012

CityCenterDC Coming Out The Ground Right On Time

It took years, but it’s finally coming. After they tore down the old convention center, there stood a massive parking lot in the heart of downtown DC which looked out of place but was a welcomed open space More...

David Gaines and Lundy Khoy
By David Gaines On Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Tell ICE: Stop the Deportation of Legal Permanent Resident (and My Good Friend) Lundy Khoy!

My friend Lundy Khoy and I at Cafe Asia back in 2008 One of the fringe benefits of being a recruiter, something you won’t find in the job description, is the number of great friendships that you develop. More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

No City Celebrates Independence Day Like Washington, DC

Anyone who has ever seen the fireworks show on the National Mall knows it’s pretty impressive. When you’re standing beneath the Washington Monument, you can only marvel at the light show above your More...

DC Metro Prices
By David Gaines On Monday, June 11th, 2012

DC’s Median Home Price Last Month Was $450,000!

If you’re looking to purchase a home in DC, you better hurry. Not only is the inventory [fancy way of saying houses for sale] getting lower each year, but the price for said inventory is going up. Way up More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Marion Barry’s Tweets a Classic

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By David Gaines On Friday, August 19th, 2011

Oscar Mayer Has Nothing on These Hot Dogs

Most nights I cook. It’s not that Nduku can’t cook, but she has about 200 more motherly bones in her body than I do and whipping up a dinner takes less energy than chasing around an almost-1-year-old. More...