Apr 13, 2012

Make this Saturday a DC Waterfront Day!

The SW Waterfront seems to be bustling with activity these days. Last weekend we had an amazing time celebrating the SW Waterfront Fireworks Festival as part of the centennial National Cherry Blossom Festival. This Saturday (4/14) we have another busy schedule:
If you haven't been down to the SW Waterfront recently, be sure to stop by on Saturday. 

In fact, why not make Saturday a DC Waterfront Day?

The weather should be absolutely gorgeous the entire day. Come to the Southwest Waterfront in the morning to help with our AFF cleanup site (9AM-noon).

Grab lunch at one of the local restaurants (Cantina Marina, Station 4, or Z-Burger or any of the great new eateries in the Navy Yard neighborhood, where Justin's Cafe is having a Block Party!)

Then, pick one or two major events where you'll spend your afternoon/evening:
However you choose to enjoy DC's Waterfront communities today, be sure you have plenty of time to make your way back to the SW Waterfront around 7PM to attend the Titanic 100 Commemoration!

Looking for a unique form of transportation to enjoy your DC Waterfront? Consider using American River Taxi for your water commute! 

Below are some additional details on our SW Waterfront AFF Cleanup site and the Titanic 100 Commemoration. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Titanic 100 - A Commemoration at Waters Edge
 Women's Titanic Memorial on Washington's Southwest Waterfront
Fourth and P Street, SW
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at dusk
WHEN:     Saturday, April 14, 2012 at dusk

WHERE:   Women's Titanic Memorial on Washington's Southwest Waterfront, 4th and P Sts, SW 

WHAT:     Commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic

  • Hundreds of images of the Titanic, her construction, crew, passengers, rescue and history of the Titanic Memorial will be projected will be projected 50 feet high
  • 1,517 luminaries will line both sides of the Southwest Waterfront Promenade, each bearing the name of a passenger and crew member lost in the disaster.
  • Period music will be played throughout the event.
  • At 9:00PM, a brass ensemble will present a live performance of "Nearer My G-d to Thee," the last song played by the ship’s musicians as the Titanic sank beneath the sea.
  • There will be no speeches.  The Southwest Community sees this as an opportunity for those who have been moved by the story of the Titanic to gather together and – at the waters edge -- be immersed in one of the most enduringly fascinating and epic events in maritime history.
HOW TO GET THERE:  The Titanic Memorial is a 5 minute walk from Metro's Waterfront Station.  The Titanic Memorial is located at the Promenade Park at 4th and P Streets, SW.

Learn more about the history of Titanic Memorial and its designer, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, at www.swdcheritage.org/titanic100