Did you enjoy our list of summer neighborhood activities and places of interest? Here is the list again, with updates and additions for fall.
2) Go horseback riding. The Rock Creek Horse Center is adjacent to the nature center at 5100 Glover Road. Rangers lead one-hour trail rides for groups of up to four. Visit rockcreekhorsecenter.com for the schedule and to reserve a spot.
3) Engage in musical diplomacy. Embassies in Forest Hills are among those showcasing performers from their homelands. See The Embassy Series web site for dates and details.
4) Be the performer. Levine School, 2801 Upton Street, is hosting monthly Community Sings. The next one is Wednesday, October 17th, at 7 p.m. The Modern Times Coffeehouse in the lower level of Politics & Prose hosts an open mic night every Friday, and Jake’s American Grille has Wednesday night karaoke. See our article on Forest Hills nightlife for details.5) Spend an evening with the stars… and the planets. The National Capital Astronomers and National Park Service will host two more “Exploring the Sky” events, October 20th and November 3rd, before they pack up their telescopes for the winter. Click here for location, times and details.
7) Hillwood Museum, at 4155 Linnean Avenue, is perhaps most famous for Marjorie Merriweather Post’s gardens and Fabergé collection, but it also hosts special exhibits like the current Prêt-à-Papier (through December). It’s also a destination for some cheeky fun. Upcoming fall events include the Spooky Pooch Howl-o-ween celebration on October 27th. Hillwood is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and some Sunday afternoons. Groups can sign up for guided tours. Self-guided audio tours are also available, including a version for kids.
8) Forest Hills Playground.. Tucked away to the east of the Connecticut Avenue high-rises between Brandywine and Chesapeake Streets, many newcomers to the neighborhood aren’t even aware of it. At least, not until they have kids of their own. If you don’t have kids or yours have flown the nest, the Forest Hills Playground is a friendly, fun place to take young visitors. Don’t miss the Halloween party and parade on Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m.-noon. Subscribe to the Friends of Forest Hills Playground listserv for updates.
9) Indoor recreation. Don’t put your swimsuit away just because summer is over. Go swimming at the Wilson pool, which has separate areas for families and for serious swimmers (passes for non-resident youths and seniors-$4, adults-$7).10) Visit the farmers markets. The farmers market outside UDC’s law school continues until mid-November. The Sheridan School market will be in the winter edition of this rundown!
Are your favorite sights/activities missing from this list? Please let us know in the comments.