Enjoy a Persian New Year festival, and don't forget your costume. Photo courtesy of National Museum of Asian Art
Enjoy a Persian New Year festival, and don't forget your costume. Photo courtesy of National Museum of Asian Art

Things to Do in Washington, DC This Weekend: Purim, Spy Sleepover, Music

This weekend, take advantage of the last few weeks of winter to introduce your kids to a little bit of multicultural DC. The Jewish festival of Purim inspires a pair of celebrations in Washington, DC, including a family carnival; and a celebration of Persian New Year delights at the Freer and Sackler galleries.

Kids can bake St. Patrick's Day treats in Sterling, Virginia, bond with the family in Baltimore, or enjoy bilingual music at the Kennedy Center

Whatever you do this weekend, know that your friends at Mommy Poppins DC will be with you throughout 2020 with updates on the best family happenings in the capital area. Check our events calendar for the most up-to-date happenings in DC and beyond, and remember to sign up for our FREE newsletters to receive posts such as this right to your inbox.


Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
600 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20002

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW Explore! space, first floor
Washington , DC 20001

Adventure Theatre
7300 Macarthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812

International Spy Museum
800 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Dinosaur Park
13100 Mid-Atlantic Blvd
Laurel, MD 20708

Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library
16940 York Rd
Hereford, MD 21111

Once Upon A Dream Sterling
46321 McClellan Way
Sterling, VA 20165

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20013

Hill Center at The Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003

Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566

Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

City Arts 2
1700 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202
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A Hamilton Read-Along
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Summer Nights at Home
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