Heading Down the Yellow Brick Road: The Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter for Ruby Slippers Project (photos)
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History on Monday Oct. 17 launched its Kickstarter Campaign to fund the conservation and ...
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History on Monday Oct. 17 launched its Kickstarter Campaign to fund the conservation and ...
The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E is chaired by Ron Lewis, who is retiring, as are Tom Birch and Jeffrey ...
Augustus Maiyo, winner of the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon, won the Oct. 9 event in 48.20, just a second off last year's winning time.
Defying the rise of the metric system, the Oct. 2 race kicked off the United States Navy's birthday week.
There were more than 100,000 attendees, and many celebrity authors, at this year's festival, held Sept. 24.
Fiesta DC's Parade of Nations lit up Constitution Avenue Sept. 17 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
With anything associated with Donald Trump, there's always excitement, as he might say. The opening for Trump International Hotel is no exception, with daylong protests out front.
The former secretary of state and longtime Georgetown resident is the first to receive the gold medal.
The Georgetown University football Hoyas won decisively over the Davidson Wildcats on Saturday Sept. 3 at Cooper Field in the ...
Seventy-one years after the Japanese surrender, 15 veterans of the Pacific War commemorated the end of World War II in D.C.
In the summer heat, anti-gun activists protested in front of the Capitol Hill office of the NRA, making their case for greater gun control to combat the ease with which those wanting to kill obtain guns.
Catch the live stream or hurry over for a whiff in person.
The 48th edition of the D.C. tournament, which concluded Sunday, was notable for exciting matches and personal milestones.
The tournament continues through this Sunday's finals at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center.
Despite threaening skies, thousands once again descended on the National Mall for a full day of July 4 festivities including ...
The reopening of the redesigned Milestones of Flight Hall was made possible by a $30-million gift from Boeing.
Hours after the two sides faced off on gun control, Congressional Republicans and Democrats played hardball at Nationals Park.
The founder and CEO of Amazon — and owner of the Washington Post — received the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal.
Participants held signs and the Gay Men's Chorus sang "We Shall Overcome."
Comic lovers, cosplayers, artists and vendors made the Washington Convention Center pop over the weekend at Awesome Con.
Summer rolled in along with the annual parade, concert and rally honoring our nation's veterans.
Polynesian navigator Nainoa Thompson and Senators Schatz and Hirono were among the speakers at the event, which also featured group singing and, naturally, hula.
Thousands of law enforcement officers and survivors gathered for Police Week in Washington D.C. to honor police killed in ...
The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service paid tribute to the Greatest Generation ...
The 102nd White House Correspondents' Association (dubbed the nerd prom) once again hosted leading members of the press, the government ...
I went to help celebrate William Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday Sunday, taking a without-incident Metro ride to Union Station and ...
Demonstrators gathered en masse on Monday, April 18, 2016 in Washington D.C. as the U.S. Supreme Court heard ...
We attended the opening of the 145th edition of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus aka the "Greatest Show ...
Last Sunday's parade brought St. Patrick's Day to D.C. four days early.
Thousands of adventure seekers once again assembled at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the Washington, D.C., Travel ...
Justice Antonin Scalia would lie in repose in the Supreme Court's Great Hall Feb. 19 in the first day of public mourning before the funeral Mass on Saturday.
It was Valentine's Day and the coldest day of 2016 so far, but the Chinese New Year parade on H Street NW moved right along to everyone's delight.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform focused for the first time on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, at a hearing on Capitol Hill Feb. 3.
According to the Chines lunar calendar, the first day of Year of the Red Monkey is February 8, 2016. The ...
Thousands of anti-abortion activists rallied near the Washington Monument for the 43rd Annual "March for Life" up Constitution Ave. to ...
American novelist Eudora Welty famously said, "A good snapshot stops a moment from running away." A good snowfall partially compensates ...
If you observed all the activity around and in Arlington Cemetery Saturday, you knew Wreaths Across America was there to honor our fallen heroes, some of whom we have known.
Never pass up an opportunity for "holiday cheer, goodwill and fun." That's Santarchy -- and we have the photos to prove it.
To celebrate its 100 anniversary in 2016, Wegmans has opened a "Wonderplace" for children at the National Museum of American History.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough helped to light the National Hanukkah Menorah at the Ellipse, a tradition in the nation's capital since 1979.
President Obama and the first family led the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House Dec. 3. The show will be broadcast Dec. 9 on PBS.
Last night, the Congress switched on its Christmas Tree with an assist from 10-year old Anna DeVolld from Alaska, where the tree originated.
Ahead of a major climate summit in Paris, several hundred demonstrators marched outside and around the White House to demand ...
Hundreds of demonstrators outside the White House on Nov. 21 stood in support of allowing Syrian refugees entrance into the U.S. with no new restrictions.
First lady Michelle Obama presented the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards in the East Room of the White House in Washington D.C. on Nov. 17.
The Smithsonian's newest museum held its first official event Nov. 16 with a special ceremony beginning a countdown to its grand opening on the National Mall later next year.
After a major two-year, $30-million renovation, the Renwick Gallery re-opened Nov.13 with the exhibit, "Wonder," with its lead sponsor for the renovation, David Rubenstein, on hand.
Santa Claus and Snoopy headlined the Downtown-Metro Center Macy's holiday window unveiling—to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
TV's "Breaking Bad" cast members and others donated memorabilia to the National Museum of American History Nov. 10, including the famed “Heisenberg” hat.
Check out our photos of this year's Washington International Horse Show.
The group, "A New Routine for America," advocates "freedom from gun violence," as it seeks common-sense rules on guns and gun owners.
First held in 1995 at the National Mall, the Million Man March returned with added vigor and more calls for reform and respect for Black America.
The Georgetown Hoyas (1-2) lost 31-10 to the Big Green from Dartmouth in football action in front of a sold ...
At the 14th anniversary of September 11, the Pentagon honored its fallen on that horrific day in 2001. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter presided over the ceremony near where the airplane hit the Pentagon.
The Library of Congress Book Festival celebrates reading and books—and the 200th anniversary of its acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s library after the 1814 Burning of Washington.
Exactly 70 years later, veterans of the global conflict gathered at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., for a wreath-laying ceremony on Sept. 2.
Kei Nishikori of Japan overcame a strong field and the strongest server in the world, winning the Citi Opens Men ...
At midpoint, the Citi Open continues through Aug. 9 with exciting matches, meet and greets and tennis clinics.
Tennis stars Andy Murray and Coco Vandeweghe joined local politicians, diplomats and business leaders July 31 to kick off the Citi Open Tennis Tournament.
Soggy weather and security concerns did not deter the hundreds of thousands who gathered in Washington D.C. on July ...
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History officially opened its new $63-million Innovation Wing to visitors, just in time for the July 4th weekend.
Not too long ago, Washington, D.C., was without a comic-con of its own. Then came along Awesome Con in ...
Thousands of supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage gathered in front of the steps of the United States Supreme Court ...
The Folger Shakespeare Library celebrated William Shakespeare's 451st birthday with its traditional open house on Sunday, April 19, with a full day of Shakespeare-related activities.
Hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil in front of Ford's Theatre, and a wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Petersen House commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death on April 15.
The First Family hosted the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll under sunny skies and summer-like temperatures on Easter ...
In a March 31 ceremony, the National Museum of American History unveiled LeRoy Neiman’s “Big Band,” an epic jazz painting, part of the museum's expansion of jazz programming.
In a March 27 ceremony, the National Museum of American History accepted a donation of more than 50 artifacts from the TV show, "Mad Men," including costumes, props and a script.
The circus come to town March 19: the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus's "Legends" was at the Verizon Center for eight shows.
The luck o' the Irish was all around Washington, D.C., for St. Patrick's Day -- from the annual parade to the feast day mass at St. Patrick's on 10th Street NW.
Let’s stop kidding ourselves. It’s been 40 years since D.C. got “limited Home Rule,” and nothing has ...
At the horse show, Jessica Springsteen of Colts Neck, N.J., kicked off the first day of international jumper competition with a win, riding Davendy S. Jessica may not yet be as well known as her dad Bruce.
The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial opened this weekend near the U.S. Capitol and across from the U.S. Botanic Garden with a dedication by President Barack Obama.
The 12th Annual Turkish Festival took place last weekend. Check out the Georgetowner's photos from the event.
This year's Values Voter Summit gave increased attention to the ideals of religious freedom and to the persecution of Christians, especially those in Islamic countries.
Fiesta DC is the annual Latino Festival in Washington DC. This year's event took place on Sunday, September 21 ...
The Georgetown Hoyas defeated Brown 17-3 on Sept. 20 to even their season record at 2-2.
District leaders make a plea for D.C. statehood Sept. 15 at a Senate hearing with two senators attending.
At a solemn ceremony, President Barack Obama observed the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon which ...
The popular Paul Bakery -- already in Georgetown near Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, NW -- added another spot in downtown D.C. on 13th Street.
With perfect weather, but without the swim, the Nation's Triathlon ran along the monuments Sept. 7.
Tens of thousands of book lovers and over 100 of the best writers from across the country descended on the ...
A peaceful Saturday night march from Mount Vernon Square to Chinatown was a D.C. statement on the death of Michael Brown.
Milos Raonic won the men's and Svetlana Kuznetsova the women's final at this year's Citi Open Tennis Tournament -- and announcer and publicist Charlie Brotman was saluted for his years of service.
With prime players -- and great weather, to boot -- Citi Open at the FitzGerald Tennis Center has been a great place to enjoy the matches. Finals are on Sunday.
The original Americans knew about the living earth long before the rest of us and showed it this weekend with dance, food stands and other activities.
The annual baguette relay race at Paul Bakery has become a Bastille Day favorite in D.C.
In the nation's capital, environmentalists protested a planned gas export terminal on the Chesapeake Bay.
The Folklife Festival featured the music, food and traditions of China and Kenya this year -- all on colorful display. Who's coming next year?
It was great weather for the July 4th parades and picnics -- and for fireworks, especially in Washington, D.C.
Freedom Plaza was abuzz for the World Cup game between the U.S. and Belgium. We lost, but soccer do not -- and have the pictures to prove it.
In a perfectly timed and moving musical event, the Star-Spangled Banner and the national anthem were honored on Flag Day. We are proud to note that Francis Scott Key was a Georgetowner.
Anniversaries for D-Day and the Battle of Midway over the weekend recalled the achievements of "The Greatest Generation," now slipping away from us.
There was something for everyone, environmentally speaking, which was a lot -- at the D.C. Green Festival, held at the convention center over the weekend.
Whether it is the concert on the U.S. Capitol lawn, ceremonies at the U.S. Navy Memorial or Vietnam Veterans Memorial, or the roar of motorcycles with Rolling Thunder, Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., is always close to home and never ignored.
Check out Jeff Malet's compelling photos -- "Faces of Fiesta Asia" -- on exhibit at the Reagan Building through May 31.
Closed for nearly three years, the Washington Monument reopened to the public today with much fanfare.
Step-and-repeat was in the overdrive for D.C.'s annual "Nerd Prom" weekend with parties before and after the White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington Hilton.
It was all about science and engineering -- skills the U.S. needs for advancing in the 21st century -- at the convention center over the weekend.
We took one last look at the Smithsonian's Dinosaur Hall, which closed for renovation Sunday. It will reopen in 2019.
Yes, those were super heroes, robots and aliens you saw near the Convention Center and the Capitol -- and it was awesome.
A great and fun Washington tradition -- the Easter Egg Roll -- was on display at the South Lawn of the White House.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival ends with a parade, fireworks and family activities -- but the blossoms are still here to enjoy.
America's treasure house of memories -- the Smithsonian Institution -- got really jazzy this week. It picked up John Coltrane's saxophone.
The Cherry Blossom Festival has begun with Family Days. Expect the peak bloom April 8 through April 12, says the National Park Service.
The circus is in town, and it is still the greatest -- and maybe even the largest -- show in the world.
Whatever your political leaning, it is always quite the scene at the annual event known as CPAC, short for the Conservative Political Action Conference. This year, it was held in Maryland at National Harbor.
At the Smithsonian, a taste of Mardi Gras from New Orleans -- let the good times roll before Lent begins.
If you are planning a spring break, summer vacation or honeymoon, you should have been at Travel and Adventure Show over the weekend.
Japanese-American World War II veterans were honored by a Congressional Gold Medal a few years ago. It is now on display at the Museum of American History.
A look at the birthday parade for hometown hero, George Washington, in Alexandria, Va., once part of Washington, D.C.
It was cold enough to freeze your a-- off, but nearly naked runners did it for charity, after all, around Capitol Hill.
Best known for breaking Babe Ruth's home-run record, Hank Aaron was in town over the weekend to celebrate his 80th birthday and enjoy some artistic honors.
Thousands descended on Chinatown in Washington D.C. on a seasonably warm Sunday Feb 2 to welcome the Chinese Lunar ...
As always, the U.S. Capitol was quite the scene during the Jan. 28 State of the Union Address.
For those in the annual "March for Life" outside the Supreme Court Building, Jan. 22, 1973, remains a dark day which legalized abortion in the U.S.
Bao Bao made her public debut at the National Zoo this weekend to the delight of zoo visitors.
Starting a new tradition, the Smithsonian puts the first lady's gown from President Obama's second inauguration on exhibit.
Free for participants, the NBC4 Health Expo celebrated its 20th year this weekend at the Washington Convention Center.
The 12 days of Christmas and other holidays are fast coming to an end. What's left to say? Happy New Year!
This weekend, Christmas wreaths were laid at graves in Arlington Cemetery for the 22nd year, thanks to Wreath Across America.
Besides the many weekend parties, lots of other Santa Clauses were seen around town for the annual Santarchy get-together.
The day that did "live in infamy," Pearl Harbor Day was remembered in D.C. at the U.S. Navy Memorial.
It is officially Christmastime in Washington: the Obamas lit the National Christmas Tree Dec. 6 on the Ellipse.
Two more December celebrations mark the yuletide in Washington: The Christmas trees at the Capitol and Union Station.
The Hoyas moved ahead in the second half to defeat Lipscomb University's Bisons at the Verizon Center, 70-49.
Hanukkah came early this year, as the National Menorah on the Ellipse was lit the night before Thanksgiving.
After a trip from Washington State, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree arrived at the Capitol Nov. 25. It will be lit Dec. 3.
On Nov. 22, 50 years to the day of his assassination, President Kennedy was honored by family members, officials and citizens at his grave in Arlington Cemetery.
The National Press Club's 36th book fair raised money for journalism scholarships -- and showed off several titles that focused on the presidents, past and present.
Whatever the weather, cold, cool or warm, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is now open through mid-March.
"Homage," complementing "Dancing the Dream," opened at the National Portrait Gallery on Sunday.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebellius took a grilling from Congress on the broken HealthCare.gov -- and we have the photos to prove it.
It was perfect weather during the morning of Oct. 27 for running -- and viewing -- the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C.
The 2013 Washington International Hose Show traditionally features some of the world's top equestrian athletes in a week of ...
The Army Ten-Miler was a chance to run and boost morale for 35,000, who did not have to change the course once the government re-opened.
Sometimes, you don't know what you have until it is taken away. We welcomed the sights of a re-awakened National Mall last week.
"The Million Vets March" arrived Sunday to demand war memorials be open -- and was joined by the likes of Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz, the "lawnmower man" and protesting truckers.
Despite a partial government shutdown, an immigration rally was allowed on the National Mall, resulting in eight House members being arrested along with others.
The Washington D.C. metro area was hit far harder than most during the government shutdown which now enters its ...
Veterans keep arriving at their memorials in the nation's capital, especially members of the "Greatest Generation."
Tourists and veterans are locked out of the National Mall after government shutdown.
The Turkish Festival brought the world and wonders of Turkish culture to D.C. along Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday.
Georgetown University's homecoming football game sees the Hoyas fall to the Princeton University Tigers.
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the National Museum of American History received a donation of more than 20 Jim Henson puppets ...
The National Book Festival was on the National Mall over the weekend. It gets better each year -- and just received a $5-million donation from David Rubenstein.
Pennsylvania Avenue was festive this weekend, full of sights, sounds and tastes of Latino life in America along with arts, science and diplomacy.
The dozen murdered at the Washington Navy Yard were quietly honored by top military brass and government officials at the Navy Memorial Sept. 17.
As the world waits for the U.S. and President Obama to act on Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons, protestors take to the streets to protest any military action against the Arab nation.
March on Washington 50th anniversary celebrations drew crowds nearing 100,000.
The historic March on Washington earns a "forever" stamp, depicting protestors in 1963.
From the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial and the Washington Monuments, marchers celebrated and continued the accomplishments and ideals of 1963's March on Washington.
"Spirit of '45 Day" honors the ordinary heroes of World War II but also saluted the late Senators Daniel Inouye and Frank Lautenberg Aug. 11.
The Citi Open Tennis Tournament gave D.C. a great week of tennis.
Fans get close to the aces and action as the Citi Open Tennis Tournament begins with qualifying rounds in Rock Creek's H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center.
As a new exhibit opens at the NGA, the Russian Ballet performed dance excerpts this past Sunday.
After a week long vigil, it finally happened. I am not here referring to a special birthday in the U ...
D.C., like many places across the nation, saw a rally that asked for "Justice for Trayvon," after the not guilty verdict.
Bastille Day was celebrated at Paul Bakery downtown with a race, where the batons were baguettes. Mais bien sûr.
There are many places across America to celebrate the Fourth of July. We think Washington, D.C., is the best place to do just that.
The Bad News Babes defeated female Members of Congress in a June 26 softball game that raised $125,000 for cancer research.
Get ready to check the second half of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall, July 3 through July 7.
The Tea Party demonstrated outside the Capitol June 13. On its list of concerns: the NSA, IRS, immigration reform and the president.
In the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park, June 13, the Democrats shut out the Republicans.
Citing a "radical Obama agenda," conservatives met blocks from the White House to advocate their point of view of America.
For one weekend every June, the streets around Clarendon and Crystal City in Arlington VA turn into a high speed ...
Thousands of volunteers, dressed in white, gathered on the National Mall to create a powerful visible protest against genocide and to raise awareness of mass atrocities in Sudan, Burma, Somalia, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Journalists, Capitol Hill leaders and other Washington types met for the Radio and Television Correspondents' dinner June 5.
Memorial Day celebrations in the nation's capital have a special feel and edge with Americans arriving from all parts of the country.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month was celebrated in downtown D.C. and in Silver Spring with street festivals and other activities.
Police Week was filled with events that told the tale of police officers across the nation and memorialized the sacrifices made to protect Americans everyday.
The Newseum added 88 more names of fallen journalists to its Journalist Memorial Gallery May 13. The list now includes 2,244 names.
Smithsonian received donations from "All My Children," "Jeopardy!" and "Barney & the Backyard Gang" May 9.
A May 8 hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee brought the Sept. 11 tragedy of Benghazi back into the headlines.
The National Cinco de Mayo Festival invited everyone to come celebrate the increasingly popular Mexican holiday.
The U.S. Holocaust Museum marked its 20th year with ceremonies and a special visit from former President Clinton and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.
Didn't go to the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday night? Neither did we -- but we went to some of the parties that surround the annual Pollywood event.
Earth Day at Union Station had some cool events and even cooler works of art.
The Penn Quarter restaurant Zaytinya held its first annual outdoor market and celebration of Greek culture on April 21-22 with ...
Happy birthday to the Bard! And rhe Folger Shakespeare Library knows how to put on the party.
Washington now has its own comic convention, and it is "Awesome."
Senior members of the military and member of the theatrical establishment held a joint press conference at the Arena Stage's Mead Center for American Theater April 18 to announce the expansion of Blue Star Theatres Program to help military families.
The Emancipation Day Parade ran from Fourth to 14th Street along Pennsylvania to celebrate the 151st anniversary of the federal law that freed more than 3,000 slaves--the first of its kind.
A Washington favorite, the National Cherry Blossom Parade happily marked the end of our cherry blossom days.
For Jazz Appreciation Month, the Smithsonian Institution held a performance and received donations from jazz greats.
Spring is sprung with a vengeance: cherry blossoms, kites, lantern ceremony -- and lots of people and traffic.
Children of all ages enjoyed the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Verizon Center this weekend.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is now at the Verizon Center. Later, there will be a chance to enjoy the circus in Baltimore or in Fairfax at the Patriot Center.
Washington's St. Patrick's Day Parade joined the weekend cheering of the Irish in America.
Grabbing media coverage for three days, conservatives met at National Harbor, Md., to discuss the future of their movement, the Republican Party and America.
On March 8, two Civil War sailors from the USS Monitor were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with some descendants of the Monitor's crew members in attendance.
With its chairman on hand, Warner Bros. donated Hollywood film props to the American History Museum March 8.
Marching along Pennsylvania Avenue, thousands re-create a 1913 suffragist parade that helped to gain women the right to vote in 1920.
Vice President Joe Biden outlined the theme of the this week's AIPAC Conference: ". . . to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Period. Period. End of discussion."
A statue of civil rights legend Rosa Parks was unveiled Feb. 27 at the U.S. Capitol. She is the first black American woman to be so honored.
Joel Grey came to the Smithsonian for a special donation ceremony and the screening of his Academy Award-winning performance in ...
On a cold day in Washington, the largest climate change rally advocated more renewable energy use and marched to the White House to protest the proposed Keystone Pipeline.
Washington, D.C., was the place to be for the holiday weekend that celebrated the presidents.
President Obama outlined his agenda during the State of the Union speech Feb. 12.
D.C.'s Chinatown got in the new year spirit with dragons, a parade and salute to the Year of the Snake.
On Capitol Hill, the pre-Valentine chill was warmed up by the annual Cupid's Undie Run Feb. 9.
Georgetown beats St. John's to give JTIII his 200th victory as the university's head basketball coach.
A day after the Right to Life, there was a March on Washington for Gun Control with Newtown, Conn., residents leading the way.
Since 1973, anti-abortion activists have protested the Supreme Court's decision to legalize access to abortion.
Soon to leave her Secretary of State post, Hillary Clinton gave even better than she got Jan. 23 during a lively Senate hearing on the deaths of four Americans in Libya last year.
Washington, D.C., was filled with people and all things patriotic, as President Barack Obama took the oath of office publicly for the second time.
During the Jan. 3 Senate swearing-in reenactment ceremony, Vice President Joe Biden hugged and joked with just about everyone.
The Sculpture Garden Skating School shows off its skills in "Nutcracker on Ice."
Senator Daniel Inouye lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Dec. 20 ...
On Saturday, more than 110,000 Christmas wreaths were placed at grave markers in Arlington Cemetery, thanks to Worcester Wreath Company in Maine.
If you were at the American History Museum Dec. 15, you were surrounded by many joyful versions of Santa Claus.
Music was part of the ceremony when the Smithsonian accepted a dress and broom at the popular musical, "Wicked."
Hanukkah also lights up the Ellipse as the world's largest menorah was lighted Dec. 9.
Christmastime has officially arrived in Washington as the president and first family switch on the National Christmas Tree at the Ellipse.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place on the West Front Lawn on Tuesday December 4. In ...
True to our veterans, President Obama visits Arlington National Cemetery Nov. 11 to thank all who have served.
While not quite making its numbers, the "Million Puppet March" frolicked past the U.S. Capitol Nov. 3.
The Washington International Horse Show celebrated its 54th year and into the Verizon Center Oct. 23 through 28.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Oct. 10 in a case which could affect the future of affirmative action.
Columbus Day ceremonies in the nation's capital featured the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the nation's memorial ...
Members of the White House News Photographers Association cover major news events involving the President and Congress in Washington and around the world.
The Georgetown Hoyas (3-2) and third-string quarterback Stephen Skon could not keep up with the Brown Bears before a sellout homecoming crowd of more than 3,000 at Multi-Sport Field.
Partnered with the Library of Congress, the National Book Festival opened up at the National Mall as authors and readers met for discussion, book signings and other programs.
Years after it was awarded, Aung San Suu Kyi received the Congressional Gold Medal last week at the U.S. Capitol.
Major conservative, political players spoke at the Values Voter Summit last weekend.
The Hoyas came away with a close victory at home to begin the football season at the Hilltop.
The U.S. Navy awarded actor Gary Sinise the rank of Chief Petty Officer for his work on behalf of the military and its families.
At the Verizon Center, the Washington Mystics celebrate 15 years in the WNBA.
Mitt Romney's Saturday announcement of Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate began in Norfolk, Va., in the morning and ended at a late afternoon rally in Manassas, Va., about 30 miles from the White House.
A look at the Citi Open tennis tournament through Jeff Malet's lenses.
We were on hand for the first-ever match to feature women's tennis at the Rock Creek Park event on July 28, a qualifying match featuring Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) and Alison Riske (USA).
Kaypi Peru was the name of the National Museum of the American Indian's week-long celebration of Peru's native people and culture held July 25 through July 30.
As the 2012 Olympics begin in London, the National Museum of the American Indian has opened a special exhibit, "Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics."
The Smithsonian’s American Indian museum hosted its 3rd Living Earth Festival on July 20-22 featuring Native American music, dance ...
Paul Bakery & Café, at 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, held their second annual Bastille Day event in the District last Saturday ...
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an exposition of "living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall in Washington, DC, by the Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage."
The Nation's Capital marked Independence Day with a "patriotic, flag-waving, red-white-and-blue celebration of America's birthday with a lineup of marching bands, military units and patriotic floats."
A Capitol Fourth" is the free annual Independence Day concert extravaganza on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
The United States Botanic Garden's exhibit on carnivorous plants will run through October 8, 2012.
At the White House, President Barack Obama unveils the portrait of his predecessor, George W. Bush, with graciousness and humor.
Pro-cycling returned to Arlington for its 15th season. Cycling pros from around the world competed in the Annual Air Force Cycling Classic, in Clarendon on Saturday June 9 and in Crystal City on Sunday June 10.
Hundreds of astronomy enthusiasts, young and old, turned out on the front porch of the Smithsonian National Air and Space ...
The Susan G. Komen Foundation said that 27,000 walkers and runners participated in the Annual Komen global race for the cure for breast cancer on the National Mall in Washington DC on June, 2, 2012.
For the 25th year, the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally thundered through Washington calling attention to veterans and those missing in action, on Sunday May 28.
The Annual National Memorial Day Parade, took place along Constitution Avenue in Washington DC on May 28, 2012.
The annual National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday May 27 was interrupted about half way through due to a weather emergency. But were able to grab close-up photos of the entire performance at the full dress rehearsal a day earlier inlcuding performances by Joe Montegna, Gary Sinise, Daughtry, Natalie Cole, Trace Adkins, Jessica Sanchez, Ellen Burstyn, Dennis Franz, Selma Blair and Russell Watson.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the National Asian Heritage Festival's Fiesta Asia held their 7th annual street fair covering three full blocks on Pennsylvania Ave. near the Capitol on May 19.
On May 5, "everyone is Latino", was the slogan of this year’s National Cinco de Mayo Festival held at the base of the Washington Monument.
The International Children’s Festival is an interactive, educational event that allows children of all ages to travel the world in a single day. This year's 6th annual edition was held at the The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Sunday May 6, 2012.
What was billed as the largest celebration of science in the US, the 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 28-29 featured over 3000 interractive exhibits and 100 stage shows.
The White House Correspondents Association hosted members of the press, the government, and the entertainment world for their annual event at the Washington Hilton on a rainy Saturday April 28, 2012.
Shakespeare's Birthday Open House at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. took place on Sunday April 22, 2012.
Rain poured down on the Earth Day Celebration on Sunday April 22 on the Washington Mall, but that did not dampen the spirits of those who attended.
The space shuttle Discovery, attached to a modified NASA 747 aircraft, flies over Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012 ...
The 134th annual White House Egg Roll attracted over 30,000 visitors to the White House South Lawn for a day of racing, reading and fun on Monday, April 9, 2012.
The Cherry Blossom Festival Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Gift of Trees, took place on Sunday, April 8 at the Tidal Basin.
It was perfect flying weather as hundreds of kites of various shapes and sizes populated the skies over the National Mall on Saturday, March 31.
We spotted actress Glenn Close and husband David E. Shaw outside the entrance to the Newseum in Washington D.C. to attend the 60th birthday party for John S. Hendricks, the Founder and Chairman of Discovery Communications on Friday, March 30.
The Supreme Court heald hearings on the constitutionality of President Obama's signature health care law. View our photos of the activity surrounding the Court on March 27-28 by clicking Here.
It was March 17, and spring hadn't officially arrived yet, but warm weather has caused cherry tree blossoms to mature much more rapidly than usual around the tidal basin.
Constitution Ave. was a sea of green as Washington DC kicked off its annual St. Patrick's Day Celebrations with a parade on Sunday March 11.
Hollywood and politics mixed it up at the Newseum on Thursday, March 8 in Washington DC. for the premier of ...
Over 13,000 gathered for the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C. on March 4-6, 2012. AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is a pro-Israel lobby group. Speakers included Presdent Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Shimon Peres and many of the GOP Presidential Candidates.
What is billed as the "Largest Parade Celebrating Washington’s Birthday in the USA" kicked off in Old Town Alexandria on President's Day, February 20, 2012.
Every four years, Americans elect a president, and candidates and reporters face off on the campaign trail. On Feb. 17, just in time for President's Day weekend, the Newseum is opening a new election year exhibit, "Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press" featuring 120 artifacs from elections past.
Thousands of Conservative activists from around the country gathered at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on February 9-11 for the three day Conservative Political Action Committe, also known as CPAC 2012. Most of the major Republican candidates and conservative leaders were on hand with one unifying mission, defeating President Obama in November. View our photos by clicking on the photo icons below.
At a special ceremony marking the opening of the new Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian presented Clint Eastwood with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal in honor of Eastwood's contribution to the American Experience through film.
The Chinese-American community celebrated the Year of the Dragon with a parade that attracted thousands to the Chinatown neighborhood of ...
Otto Porter scored the final six points helping the 10th ranked Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team avoid an upset by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a defensive battle at the Verizon Center on Saturday, January 21, 2012.
Thousands of abortion opponents marched to the Supreme Court on January 23, 2012, under rainy conditions to mark the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. View our photo by clicking on the photo icons below.
The Music Center at Strathmore was host to a moving celebration in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 16, 2012. The highlight of the program was Dr. King himself, in the guise of Mr. Gregg Riley, a talented actor and a dead ringer for the noted civil rights leader.
What competitive activity combines precision dance, calisthenics, gymnastics, aesthetics, strength, teamwork, structural engineering, rhythm and pure fun? Hundreds of competitors from Virginia to Pennsylvania gathered on January 7-8, 2012 for the 5th annual Live! DC regional cheerleading and dance competition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District.
A special lighting ceremony took place for the National Hanukkah Menorah, the world’s largest, on the Ellipse, just across ...
If you saw dozens of Santas parading around the District on Saturday, Dec. 17, you probably were witness to Santarchy ...
Caroling in the Rotunda, surrounded by seasonal blossoms, has become a favorite family activity at the National Gallery of Art ...
Wreaths Across America volunteers laid over 90,000 wreaths on Saturday, December 10, 2011 to honor veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
The 47th Capitol Christmas tree was lit up in a ceremony on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
The Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball team improved their record to 5 wins against only one loss with a victory ...
Christmas arrived early to the US Capitol West Lawn.
During the holiday season, the U.S. Botanic Garden presents "Season’s Greenings", a unique exhibit featuring model trains and incredible replicas of Washington, DC's most famous buildings and monuments.
Come take part in one of our great holiday traditions. The Ice Rink at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden is now open. (Photo Gallery)
More than ten thousand participated in the 24th and final Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon on the National Mall in Washington, DC. on Nov. 19, 2011. (Photo Gallery)
Trace all the steps from McPherson Square and downtown Washington, through Georgetown to the Key Bridge as hundreds of protestors ...
Space legends John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded Congressional Gold Medals, the nation's highest civilian honor, on Wednesday, Nov, 16, 2011.
View our photos of Veterans Day Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery by clicking on the small icons below. (All photos ...
Thousands of protesters opposed to a controversial pipeline project surrounded the White House on Sunday, November 6, 2011.
The Georgetown Hoyas Football team won its 5th straight game by defeating the Fordham Rams 30-10 for its 8th win against only 2 losses for the season.
The U.S. Congress held a ceremony on Capitol Hill on November 2, 2011 to award the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest civilian honor, to more than 1,000 Japanese-American veterans, now in their 80s and 90s, in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II.
The Washington International Horse Show concluded on Sunday, October 30. Great Britain’s Nick Skelton was the star of the show, winning both of the two major events.
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a leading equestrian event in the U.S., celebrates its 53nd year in the ...
Georgetown defeated Colgate in a 40-17 Homecoming Football Victory on Saturday October 22 at Multi-Sport Field. The Hoyas have now ...
Acclaimed bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding donated the dress she wore for her performance at the 2009 Nobel Peace ...
Thousands of Americans, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, rallied Saturday against the backdrop of the Washington Monument.
Thousands gathered in West Patomac Park under clear skies on Sunday October 16 to help dedicate the new Martin Luther ...
The annual gathering of more than 3,000 Christian conservatives and elected officials was a joint production of the Family ...
Inspired by the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in New York City, protesters gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington to "Occupy DC" on Thursday October 6. View our slideshow from that protest by clicking on the photo icons below. (All photos by Jeff Malet). View additional photos by clicking here.
Washingtonians gathered for the annual Turkish Festival on Pennsyvania Avenue to enjoy delicious Turkish food and traditional Turkish coffee, to ...
Dave Megerle, a member of engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates "Difficult Access Team," attaches ropes to the top of ...
An estimated 200,000 book-lovers gathered on the National Mall this weekend for the first-ever two-day National Book Festival. Organized by the Library of Congress with Honorary Co-Chairs President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, The National Book Festival was co-founded by former first lady Laura Bush in 2001. (All photos by Jeff Malet)
One of the last living entertainers from the 1930s and 40s Hollywood and Broadway, Diosa Costello, a pioneering Hispanic performer ...
Click below for our photo gallery from last weekend's Penn Quarter Arts on Foot Festival. This annual event is ...
DC has a new skate park this year, courtesy of the Maloof family. Skateboarders from around the world competed for ...
To mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Newseum is expanding its popular FBI exhibit with ...
Famous civil rights leaders past and present plus leading figures from entertainment, sports and government gathered in Washington DC between ...
Radek Stepanek, of The Czech Republic, upset top seed Gael Monfils, of France, at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. Stepanek ...
In conjunction with The 24th Annual Nation's Capital Feis & "All-American Championships" and The O'Neill-James School of Irish Dancing.
View photos below of the Fourth of July Festivities in Washington DC. The National Independence Day Parade and Fireworks over the Washington Monument. Plus a performance by the US Army 3rd Infantry "The Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps, and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives.
In the third annual Congressional Women's Softball game on June 23, Democratic and Republican members of Congress came together ...
New York City's Union Square Hospitality Group -- which includes Blue Smoke, Box Frites, El Verano Taqueria and the most ...
The joint is jumpin' at the Atlas Performaing Arts Center where the Washington Savoyards are presenting the Tony Award-winning musical ...
The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC is a flag-waving event with patriotic marches and floats. The Parade is ...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses US Congress on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. During the address, Netanyahu reaffirmed the close ...
The announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden sparked a spontaneous celebration at the north gate of the White House with chants of USA USA and the National Anthem. Midnight to 3 AM on May 1-2, 2011.
The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington DC Hilton is the place where politicians, news correspondents and Hollywood types mingle. For any photographer, the attraction is irrisistable. Our camera followed the invitees to the Hilton and then to the big MSNBC afterparty at the Italian Embassy. April 30, 2011.
The First Family hosted 30,000 people from all 50 states on the South Lawn of the White House for the 133rd White House Easter Egg Roll on April 25, 2011 in Washington DC. The theme of this year's egg roll is “Get Up and Go,” tied into first lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids.
We took our camera on the field for dramtic close-up images as the Washington Nationals completed their first doubleheader sweep ...
The 1st Annual Congressional Correspondents' Dinner, an event long known as the Radio-TV Correspondents' Dinner, took place at the Walter ...