A FEW ACTIVITIES to start off the summer:
In Washington DC, the Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk features free visits to five specialized museums: Anderson House, Dumbarton House, the National Museum of Jewish Military History, the Phillips Collection and Woodrow Wilson House.
The Museum Walk is Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 2017, from 11am to 4pm, with Phillips opening at noon on Sunday, and the National Museum of Jewish Military History open on Sunday only.
In Philadelphia, Franklin Park welcomes for the second year the spectacular Chinese Lantern Festival, open through June 11, Sunday through Thursday 6 to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 6 to 11pm. Tickets are $17 for adults ($15 for seniors and military, $12 for those 17 and under), and timed tickets are required for Fridays and Saturdays. The 200-foot-long glowing dragon will return, plus 29 brand-new handmade lanterns and the Dragon Beer Garden, a drinking-and-dining area surrounded by giant lanterns and every night offering cocktails for grownups and food and other beverages for the whole family.
Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory answers the question What is a corpse
flower if it has no smell. The answer is contained in the exhibit “Super. Natural. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath.” The show features some 40 glass botanicals, from six to 14 feet tall, dotted around the grounds and buildings. And yes, that includes an enormous corpse flower . . . in glass.
Tickets are $17.95 for adults, $16.95 for students with ID and seniors 62 and older and $11.95 for children 2 through 18. The exhibit will run through September.