Julie Hart

Julie is a proud born and bred Texan, but has called DC home since 2001. She studied at the University of Texas and then moved to DC to get her MPA at the George Washington University. Julie worked for ten years for a Member of Congress, where she loved working to impact public policy. In 2013, her world turned inside out when she gave birth to twins and decided to become a stay-at-home mom. Currently Julie lives in the H Street Corridor with her husband, two kids, and their increasingly grouchy senior dog, Presley. Yes, please: movie dates with her husband, trying new restaurants, exploring DC with her kids, last minute road trips, being outdoors, festivals (of any kind), girls’ night out, and a rainy day with “Pride and Prejudice.” No, thank you: hot and humid summers, mistreating animals, Legos (ouch!), public speaking, laundry, raw fish

January Family-Friendly Events Guide

Happy New Year! We hope 2023 is filled with health, happiness, and laughter for you and your family. We have compiled a list of some fun, family-friendly events to kick off the year right....

December Family-Friendly Events Guide

December is here, and with it comes a multitude of opportunities for family fun. In addition to the events compiled here, please check out our guide to Hanukkah Happenings, our 2022 Holiday Light Display Guide,...
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Nonprofit Giving Guide for the Holidays: 20 Organizations to Know

This is the time of year when many of us look for ways to make a positive impact on communities. We'd like to help bring a little more brightness to the lives of strangers....

November Family-Friendly Events Guide

November is a time to celebrate the peak of fall and all the good things that the holiday season brings, including precious time with your family. If you are looking for fun things to...

Halloween Happenings Guide 2022

This Halloween Family-Friendly Events Guide is sponsored by BrightHorizons®. BrightHorizons® knows childhood is a treasured time and they believe it is their responsibility to provide environments and experiences that capture the joys of childhood, nurture...

October Family-Friendly Events Guide

October brings an end to the summer heat and so much family fun that one guide simply does not suffice. This month's guide to family-friendly events includes outings sure to please every member of...

September Family-Friendly Events Guide

Summer is coming to an end. The school year is starting again and pumpkin spice is beginning to sneak its way back into almost everything, so Fall must be around the corner. (Fall officially begins...
August Events DC

August Family-Friendly Events Guide

The summer is going by so quickly, but never fear, there is still plenty of family-friendly summer fun to be had at a variety of August events. There are concerts, county fairs, movies, a...
July family-friendly events

July Family-Friendly Events Guide

Summer is in full swing and there are a lot of family-friendly events going on in the DC area sure to entertain and enlighten. If you want to enjoy the warm weather, outdoor options...
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12 Ways to Celebrate July 4th in the DC Area

Many of our area's annual fireworks displays and other public gatherings are back after a couple of years of COVID-related cancellations. Here are twelve ways you can celebrate our nation's 246th birthday in the...

June Family-Friendly Events Guide

Summer is finally here and it's time to start enjoying all that the season has to offer! June offers DC-area residents so many options for family fun. This month, families can enjoy a variety...

May Family-Friendly Events Guide

The DC area offers so many fun things to do with your family in May. Theater productions, musical performances, nature activities, learning about cultures around the world, Memorial Day events, and many more kinds...

April Family-Friendly Events Guide

Spring is here!! Finally, the weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and trees are beginning to show their new leaves. The beginning of spring offers so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy...
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12 Unique Locations to View the Cherry Blossoms Without The Crowds

Cherry blossom season is upon us once again! Peak bloom is expected to occur between March 22nd and March 25th. Best viewing is typically 4-7 days after the peak (keep in mind that shifts...