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DCCS Presents our 3rd Annual CouchCrash
Posted June 28th, 2012 - 8:27 am by from Washington, United States (Permalink)
Come and experience the best of DC with local CouchSurfers while meeting others from around the U.S. and the world. We have a full schedule of events which features the historical, cultural, arts, culinary, outdoors, and nightlife of DC. Where better to celebrate the 4th of July than in the nation’s capital!?

Please note the schedule of events below is subject to modification as DCCC 2012 approaches. Please view the sub-events for further information, and PLEASE RSVP so the event organizers know who to expect.

Wednesday, July 4

10:45AM-2:00PM: Fourth of July Parade
See the nation’s premier Fourth of July 4 parade in the Capital. The parade starts at 11:45, but it will be crowded well before that. After the parade check out the folk life festival and/or the museums.
Organizer: Leigh (334-303-3524)
Meeting Location: To be determined the day of. Text the organizer. Take the metro to either the Archives, Federal Triangle, or Smithsonian Metro Stations.

7:00PM to 10:00PM: A Capitol Fourth Concert and Fireworks
The National Symphony Orchestra and several pop artists performing patriotic music will perform at 8:00PM. Around 9:15PM the fireworks show will start. Get there early…the event will be crowded.
Organizer: Leigh (334-303-3524)
Meeting Location: West Lawn of the U. S. Capitol. Text the organizer for the exact location on the west lawn.
What to bring: Picnic food, blanket, and drink. Please note no alcohol is allowed.

Thursday, July 5

09:30AM-12:00: Mid-morning city exploration
Walk around DC and Roosevelt Island. The walk will end in Georgetown for lunch.
Organizer: Crystal
Meeting Location: Foggy Bottom Metro Station

12:00PM-4:00PM: Trip to the National Zoo
Check out the National Zoo and grab some lunch!
Organizer: Addie
Meeting Location: Outside the Woodley Park/National Zoo Metro Station or the Zoo front gates.
Cost: Free

6:00PM-8:00PM: Evening kayaking trip
Kayak in the Potomac river, starting and ending in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood. Afterwards grab a bite to eat.
Organizer: Adam & Crystal
Meeting Location: Jack’s Boathouse (3500 Water Street NW, DC) in Georgetown. Meet in the gravel parking lot near the top of the steps.
Cost: $14 an hour

7:00pm-9:30PM: Evening Concert at Fort Reno
Fort Reno is a music institution for the local music scene, providing a venue for up and coming punk, indie and alt bands.
Organizer: Maya (240-285-2727)
Meeting Location: Fort Reno Park. Look for the cs’ing sign or contact the organizer. The park is a quick walk for the Tenley Town Metro Station (left on 40th St, right on Chesapeake St., then left into the park).
Cost: Free, but picnic items are encouraged. No glass or alcohol allowed in the park

9:00PM-12:00AM: Spit Dat Open Mic Poetry Night
Check out DC’s longest running open Mic Night!
Organizer: Kirby (7o4-64o-369o)
Meeting Location: Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid Street, NW. Meet at the venue, Shaw/Howard University Metro Station.
Cost: $1
Feel free to bring a poem/song/dance to share.

Friday, July 6

1:00PM-3:00PM: Neighborhood Walking Tour of Anacostia
Check out one of DC’s off the beaten path neighborhoods
Organizer: Kirby (7o4-64o-369o)
Meeting Location: Anacostia Metro Station
We will be stopping for lunch in Anacostia, so please bring money ($10-15) for that.

5:00PM - 8:30PM: Jazz in the Garden
The National Gallery of Art offers an evening of jazz performances outside at its Sculpture Garden. Bring a blanket and food and enjoy jazz while watching the sun set over the National Mall.
Organizers: Jeremy (574-226-1486), Erika (240-320-4823), and Yisol
Meeting Location: Cheval Rouge (Red Horse) at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Address is 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. (Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter/Archives metro).

8:30PM - 12:00PM: Pub Crawl
Check out DC’s great nightlife by visiting the U Street Corridor. Once run down, it’s now one of the liveliest spots in DC. We’ll be visiting a brand new rooftop bar for their opening night! Expect a 100 people.
Organizer: Greg (805-236-5379), Stephen (831-224-7838), or Jeremy (574-226-1486)
Meeting Location: Brixton - 901 U Street NW (10th Street exit of the U Street/Cardozo/African American Civil War Memorial metro – Green/Yellow lines)

8:20PM-10:00PM: Monuments by Night Walking tour
Check out DC’s monuments when they aren’t packed with tourists. You’ll also gain a different perspective on the monuments viewing them at dusk/night.
Organizer: Kirby (7o4-64o-369o)
Meeting Location: The Jazz in the Sculpture Garden couchsurfing gathering.

Saturday, July 7

10:00AM-2:00PM: Smithsonian Natural History Museum
Explore one of DC’s most popular museums!
Organizer: Addie
Meeting Location: Rear steps of the Museum (facing the National Mall on Madison Street). The nearest metro is the Federal Triangle Metro Station. The Museum main entrance is on 10th and Constitution.
Cost: Free!

11:30Am-4:00PM: Smithsonian Folklife Festival
This festival, held every summer on the National Mall, celebrates several US and foreign cultures each year with music, crafts, food and demonstrations of practical skills.
Organizer: Sarah (8o8-224-7393)
Meeting Location: Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter/Archives metro – Green/Yellow lines. Look for Sarah and her ukulele (it’s a musical instrument).
Cost: Free!

2:00PM-4:30PM: Beach Volleyball on the Potomac River
Get active playing beach volleyball between the Lincoln memorial and the Potomac river
Organizer: Alex (wearing a cowboy hat)
Meeting Location: There is no address, but type this into google maps: 38.891509,-77.053892. Foggy Bottom is the closest metro stop (Blue & Orange line), then its 7 blocks south down 23rd St. Or just walk from the mall towards the Potomac River till you can't go any further.

4:50PM - 8:45PM: Cruise between Georgetown and Old Town, followed by a Haunted Walking Tour
Cruise along the Potomac River from Georgetown to Old Town Alexandria to see DC from the water. Then experience a haunted walking tour in Old Town, DC’s original settlement.
Organizer: Jeremy (574-226-1486)
Meeting Location: Georgetown waterfront, Potomac Riverboat Company, 3050 K Street, NW.

7:00PM-10:00pm: Bike pub crawl
Explore DC on bike, with a couple of drinks. About 5 stops are planned during the bike pub crawl.
Organizer: Jordan
Meeting Location: Meeting and ending location will be determined 2 to 3 days prior to the event. Check back.
Cost: $7 to rent a bike through Capital Bike Share, plus an hourly rate (first 30 minutes is free). Will cost an estimated $25. If you have your own bike bring it. There will be a couple of extra locks to use furnished by the organizer.

FROM: July 4th, 2012 - 10:45 am
TO: July 8th, 2012 - 10:00 pm

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LOCATION: United States - DC - Washington