Le musée de Washington DC à visiter à tout prix!

Après avoir fait une donation, j’ai enfin pu avoir l’honneur (avec ma famille) de visiter le très populaire National Museum of African American History & Culture et ça en vallait le coup! Ce musée est tout simplement génial même si l’histoire est très très triste. Lire la suite

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Foire agricole du comté de Montgomery (Montgomery County Agricultural Fair) du 10 au 18 août 2018

Tous les âges (événement familial). Les temps varient. Cette foire du comté est remplie de manèges, d’animaux vivants, d’une variété de divertissements, de nourriture et d’activités amusantes. Les enfants aimeront particulièrement voir de près tous les animaux de la ferme! Le Buffalo Wild Wings KidZone est situé dans le champ herbeux à côté de l’édifice patrimonial. Ne manquez pas toutes les expériences magiques! $$ Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg, MD. Pour en savoir plus – mcagfair.com

Adultes – 10,00 $ sans frais de traitement
Enfants 11 ans et moins – GRATUIT tous les jours

Rockville – Movies in the Parks

Rockville’s free, outdoor Movies in the Parks on the big screen return to neighborhood parks on Wednesdays in August.

Bring chairs, blankets, food and beverages and enjoy four family-friendly movies at four different neighborhood parks. Movies begin at dusk (about 8 p.m.) and are free. Learn more at www.rockvillemd.gov/moviesintheparks.

The 2018 schedule is:

  • “Little Giants” (PG) on Aug. 15, at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive.
  • “Moana” (PG) on Aug. 22, at Potomac Woods Park, 1380 Stratton Drive.

CONCERTS GRATUITS – Free Jazz in the Garden concert series

Jazz in the Garden

Jazz in the Garden (weather permitting)
May 18, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Every Friday, 5:00–8:30 p.m.

The free Jazz in the Garden concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles—traditional New Orleans jazz, blues, swing, ska, funk, pan-Caribbean salsa, boogaloo, go-go, and more—every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Jazz in the Garden schedule

Refreshments from the Pavilion Café
A special menu of appetizers, entrées, and salads is available inside the Pavilion Café, while an outdoor grill provides barbecue pork sandwiches, beef and chicken kabobs, and chicken sausages. A variety of beverages—beer, wine, sangria, mixed drinks, and soda—is sold onsite. Guests may purchase food and beverages from the Pavilion Café and its carts located around the garden or bring their own picnics.

For the safety of visitors and works of art, access to the Sculpture Garden will be limited if the space becomes too crowded. Security officers reserve the right to inspect all items brought into the garden. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the premises from outside and are subject to confiscation.

Concerts may be canceled due to excessive heat or inclement weather.

To learn more about Jazz in the Garden concerts and performers, call (202) 842-6941. Please see our current listing of concerts and other musical events at the Gallery.

http://www.nga.gov/visit/cafes/pavilion-cafe.html (Pavilion Café menu)
http://www.nga.gov/calendar/jazz/jazz-in-the-garden.html (Jazz in the Garden schedule)
http://www.nga.gov/audio-video/video/jazz-in-the-garden.html (Video)

The National Book Festival needs hundreds of volunteers like you

If you’re interested in volunteering, all you need to do is attend one of these 90-minute training sessions at the library (Register online or write to Faye Levin, the volunteer coordinator, at flev@loc.gov):

• Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

• Thursday, Aug. 30, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

• Friday, Aug. 31, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers must commit to serving at least 4½ hours at the festival, but, believe me, that time will fly by as you direct more than 100,000 bookworms to their favorite authors (“There’s Louise Penny!”) and generally keep the activities humming along. (About a dozen Post reporters and editors — including the entire staff of Book World — will be there, too, to introduce and interview authors throughout the day.) MORE

CINE GRATUIT (Movies in the Parks) – Comcast Outdoor Film Festival—Aug. 23 through 26—Strathmore, North Bethesda

Four films will be shown on the lawn at Strathmore for the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival’s 22nd anniversary. The films will begin at about 8:30 p.m. Food from area food trucks will be available for purchase beginning at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit National Institutes of Health charities. The film schedule is:

Aug. 23: Coco

Aug. 24: Black Panther

Aug. 25: The Lion King

Aug. 26: Wonder Woman

Admission is free, but parking costs $5.20 on weekdays in the Metro garage and $2 on Saturday. Parking is free on Sunday. The movies will be shown at 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, low-rise chairs and small coolers. Pets are not permitted. More – http://www.filmfestnih.org/

La politique des pourboires (tips) aux Etats-Unis

Si vous n’avez pas grandi aux Etats-Unis, vous allez mettre du temps à comprendre et surtout à accepter la politique des pourboires aux Etats-Unis. Je ne suis pas pingre mais j’ai eu du mal à accepter cette idée selon laquelle le pourboire n’est pas obligatoire, mais il n’est pas non plus facultatif ! Et je ne trouve pas du tout valide l’argument selon lequel il faut donner un tip aux serveurs parce qu’ils sont mal payés. Est-ce le problème des clients? Pour moi, c’est plutôt le problème du restaurant. Anyway, je me suis habituée à cette coutume américaines et je laisse généralement un pourboire entre 15 et 25% lorsque je vais au restaurant. Et souvent je donne un tip au chauffeur de taxi (même Uber s’y est mis) et je laisse toujours un tip à ma coiffeurse. J’ai du mal avec le livreur de pizza et par conséquent dans 99% des cas, je commande la pizza et je vais la chercher moi-même. Lire la suite