Around The World Cultural Food Festival

Nduku and Najwa at Around The World Cultural Food Festival

We were back on the National Mall for another festival, this time celebrating the wide variety of ways to preparing food. It was the Around The World Cultural Food Festival, and there were more than dozens of different cultures showcasing their cuisine as well as dance, music and other forms of entertainment. I wasn’t as adventurous as More...

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Najwa at Astronomy Festival on National Mall - Washington DC
By David Gaines On Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Najwa’s First Glimpse of Another World

This wasn’t going to be your typical festival. No dancing, exotic foods and vendors selling you timeshares or replacement windows. For this one, it didn’t really get started until after dusk, tables More...

Embassy of Ghana - PassportDC
By David Gaines On Saturday, May 7th, 2016
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PassportDC Embassy Visits for Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Ghana

This year we visited embassies around the University of the District of Columbia instead of embassy row.  As usual there was good food, cultural performances, activities for the kids, and just a lot of More...

Najwa at National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day
By David Gaines On Saturday, March 26th, 2016
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National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day

As the cherry blossoms reached peak bloom, we headed out to the National Building Museum for its annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day. There were lots of activities as usual, but different More...

Najwa at Kites of Asia Festival at National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
By David Gaines On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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Kites of Asia Heritage Family Day at the National Air and Space Museum

The plan was to check out Monkey Kingdom, a children’s movie at the National Gallery of Art. But what I thought was an animated movie turned out to be a documentary aimed at kids. Najwa wasn’t More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, March 13th, 2016
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Intel Science Talent Search At The National Geographic Society

When I first read about the event at the National Geographic Society, I thought it was more an event where kids could also participate in science. But the Intel Science Talent Search was more about some really brilliant More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, February 27th, 2016
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Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum

Now that Najwa is getting older and starting to understand these events we go to, we went to the National Building Museum’s Engineering Family Day for the exposure to engineering careers and activities. More...

Najwa at ICE! at Gaylord at National Harbor
By David Gaines On Saturday, December 19th, 2015
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The Capital Eye, The Awakening, and The Gaylord National Harbor ICE! Winter Wonderland

Sometimes when I plan something for Najwa, I wonder if I secretly am really doing it for me. I mean, how can anyone not be fascinated with the idea of life-size sculptures all carved out of ice? Najwa and More...

Najwa dressed up at the Turkish Festival in Washington, DC
By David Gaines On Sunday, September 27th, 2015
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Najwa Gets Into This Year’s Turkish Festival

Since the first time we attended the Turkish Festival in 2012, we actually had a 24-hour layover in Istanbul, Turkey. So this year’s Turkish Festival had a little different perspective to it. We got More...

By David Gaines On Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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Taking Grandpa to Smithsonian Folklife Festival Featuring Peru

With grandpa in town, we took a trip to the National Mall where the Smithsonian Folklife Festival was happening. On the way to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, we stopped by the National Gallery of Art’s More...