Events, Expos & Festivals

Looking for New Destinations at the Washington Travel & Adventure Show

We're a family that travels. We have a few plans percolating at the moment, we're always open to discovering new places to add...

Mongolia Day at the National History Museum

Took Najwa and her friend Azaria to the National Museum of Natural History for Mongolia Day. They watched a performance of a Mongolian...

DIY Valentine’s at the National Postal Museum

We've visited the National Postal Museum on several occasions in the past, but this was our first time going for their annual DIY Valentine's...

Who Says Cars Are For Boys?

There are so many stereotypes based on gender that it's not even funny. Unfortunately, there are too many that have an adverse impact...

BBQ Festival

We've been coming to the BBQ Festival in DC for quite some time. The first few times it was about hitting every booth,...

Astronomy Festival on the National Mall

The Astronomy Festival is a regular event for us, but this year we invited Azaria, one of Najwa's friends.

Navy League STEM Expo at the National Harbor

It was one of those rainy spring days that begged to stay indoors, but when I see a STEM event in the area, I...

Getting Travel Ideas at the Travel Show

We've always been a traveling family, but we're now determined to do at least one international trip a year, if not two. And...

Celebrating Mardi Gras at The Wharf in DC

Well, it's not quite as large as the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but down at The Wharf, we celebrated Mardi Gras.

Science Games and Learning at the AAAS Family Science Days

Najwa and I headed out to the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Woodley Park where American Association for the Advancement of Science was having...

Building Bombs, Defusing Bombs and Meeting Bomb Techs

When my family returned from my dad's military posting in Germany back in 1991, the Rodney King video and aftermath were well underway. ...

Turkish Festival 2018

It's not the most exhilarating street festival, but somehow we've made the Turkish Festival a routine event to attend. The weather is usually...

Experimenting Fractals in Art at ARTECHOUSE

ARTechouse is one of DC's more different museums. Probably a bad way of describing it but weird sounded bad and too many are unique...

Engineering Projects from Catapults to Robots at KID Museum

Generally I plan everything we do for events and activities in Washington, DC. Partly because I love DC and it has so much...

Reptiles, Books And Just Playing Around At The New Woodridge Library

Najwa and I took a trip down the road to check out the new Woodridge Library. I had planned on coming here eventually,...

Viewing Jupiter, The Moon, Otherworldly Stuff At The Astronomy Festival

The ladies and I headed out to the National Mall to check out Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and some really cool telescopes.

National Math Festival

When math is a subject that gets a lot of love in the home, how could we not attend the National Math Festival? This little...

Stargazing at the National Air & Space Museum

We've made many trips to the National Air & Space Museum, but this was our first time doing so after dark. They were...

Najwa Back At “Kids In The Kitchen” At The YMCA

For the second year in a row, we took Najwa to Kids in the Kitchen: This annual event showcases ways for kids to eat smart...

Rush Home for Halloween and ARGH!

I work outside of the city. As in one and half hour, sometimes two hour commute when the trains start acting up. ...

Random Day in the Life

Najwa’s First Trip To The Beach

When Najwa was 3 months old giving her a bath was like subjecting her to waterboarding. Maybe the water’s too hot? Not hot...

Honor Roll

Najwa makes the honor roll.

“Where the Sidewalk Ends”

At the end of the first half of the school year, DC Prep has a festival. This was Najwa's first year at the...

Allowing Words To Manifest Who Najwa Becomes In The Future

Back in college, Rukiyah Abdullah, a good friend of mine, used to have this saying that has become a way of thinking for me....

Revisiting Scratch at Northeast Library in Capitol Hill

Though I work at a place that teaches college graduates how to code, I haven't made a big push for Najwa to learn how...

Astronomy Festival on the National Mall

The Astronomy Festival is a regular event for us, but this year we invited Azaria, one of Najwa's friends.

Monster Jam

When I first saw that Monster Jam was coming to Washington, DC, I disregarded it as something for little boys. But isn't that...