“American President,” “Mars Attacks!” and other movies with a presidential theme are slated to get a screening in Farragut Square during the next few months.
This year’s “Hail to the Chief” flicks include:
- “American President” on May 20.
- “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” on May 27.
- “Mars Attacks!” on June 3.
- “Dave” on June 10.
- “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” on June 17.
- “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” on June 24.
- “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde” on July 1.
- “Clear and Present Danger” on July 8.
- “Manchurian Candidate” on July 15.
- “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” on July 22.
The Golden Triangle BID has set aside July 29 and Aug. 5 as rain dates.
Photo via Golden Triangle Business Improvement District
The organizers of “Farragut Fridays” already are thinking about what movies they should screen outdoors later this year, before the snow even melts from the square.
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District on Saturday opened voting for its “Golden Cinema” flicks during its Farragut Fridays festivities from May 20 to July 22. The films, which will have a “Hail to the Chief” theme, will play at sunset.
Locals can visit the Golden Triangle BID’s website to select the top five movies they want to see. Voting ends Feb. 10.
The Golden Triangle BID and D.C. Fire and EMS officials have made it a goal to teach at least 200 people how to perform CPR next week.
Instructors will train residents in the skill of Hands Only CPR to the beat of the Bee Gees’ disco song “Stayin’ Alive” at Farragut Square (Connecticut Avenue and K Street) next Friday.
“September is National Preparedness Month and this CPR training is an excellent way for people to be ready,” said Golden Triangle BID Executive Director Leona Agouridis in a statement. “Farragut Fridays are a popular gathering time for people in the BID to enjoy lunch, entertainment and other activities, so we thought this would be the best way to reach as many people as possible.”
Each training will be 20 minutes long. Participants can walk up without an appointment and join a session.
Training sessions will be open to workers and residents in the area from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Video via American Heart Association
Locals will have one last chance to pet a puppy during Golden Triangle BID’s Farragut Friday series this summer.
Furry friends from the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) will wag their tails at Farragut Square this Friday at noon.
Visitors will be able to play with the puppies, learn about them from WARL volunteers and even fill out paperwork to adopt one on the spot.
“People coming to the park love it,” Golden Triangle BID executive director Leona Agouridis told Borderstan last month. “And of course WARL loves it because there are hundreds of people who come and pet the dogs and they do get adopted.”
— Golden Triangle BID (@GoldenTriDC) September 8, 2015
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