United States Botanic Garden
100 Maryland Ave SW,
Washington, DC 20024
Bar opens and food service begins
Entertainment by “TBD”, of the Alexandria Harmonizers
Lights out, but woodshedding next under the glow of the Capitol, anyone.
The National Museum of the American Indian
4th St & Independence Ave SW,
Washington, DC 20560
9 – 2pm
Webcast by the Museum:
9:00 Augmented 8
10:30 Jersey Transit
2:15 Lake Shore Jive
2:45 Intro Spring Sing 60 in 2017
Enjoy Washington, DC!
The logical thing to do is stay on the “Mall” between the US Capitol building and the Lincoln Memorial. Sorry, there really isn’t room on this page for a map at a large enough scale and with readable details to be useful. So here are some links:
Plan Your Visit gives you several great maps of the Mall, that identify the museums, monuments and art galleries. You’ll see some recommendations from the Augmented 8 below. This page also has downloadable maps at several resolutions.
https://www.si.edu/ Museums gives you information links to the various Smithsonian museums. We’ll be singing in one of them!
https://www.visitthecapitol.gov is the visitors’ center at the US Capitol. It’s on the other side of the Capitol building from our Friday night venue at the US Botanical Garden.
http://www.supremecourt.gov is just is just across the street from the Capitol’s visitor center. Might be fun to see, and there is a visitor center, but it’s only open Monday – Friday. http://www.supremecourt.gov/visiting/visiting.aspx.
https://www.loc.gov/visit/tours/guided-tours/thomas-jefferson-building/ gives you tour information about the Library of Congress. You can visit on weekdays and on Saturday, but only up to about 4:30 pm.
Here’s a high level view of the major monuments and museums around the Mall. The Lincoln, FDR and Vietnam Memorials are off to the left and they’re absolutely worth seeing, too. The red circles show how far the National Park Service thinks people would walk in 10 or 20 min from where we’re singing. If time is limited or you want to visit off this map, try metro or taxi.
Cocktail hour begins at the Holiday Inn, Capitol Ballroom.
Unlimited open bar until 8:30 with beer, wine and soft drinks.
Also, live DJ and dancing.
Buffet dinner is served in the Capitol Ballroom.
Soup, Caesar salad, beef, chicken and fish entrees, strawberry shortcake.
Thirty-minute set performed by our guest group,
“The Works,” from Boston, MA.
Cash bar open from 8:30 until 10:30
9 – 11 pm
DJ and more dancing!
Holiday Inn Capitol Ballroom
8 – 9am
Sunday Hymn Sing
9:00 Lake Shore Jive
10:15 Jersey Transit
11:00 Augmented 8
Booking Link: American A Cappella Alliance Spring Sing 2016
(Click on hyperlink and it will redirect you to the booking website)
Cut-off Date to book a room: March 30, 2016
Block Name: American A Cappella Alliance Spring Sing 2016
Group Code: AS4
Check in: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4pm
Check out: Sunday, May 1, 2016 12 noon
Room Rate: $169
Early Arrival: Thursday, April 28, 2016 Rate $169 Limited quantity of rooms available for this date.
Late Departure: Monday, May 2, 2016 Rate $169 Limited quantity of rooms available for this date
Photography: U.S. Capitol: Destination DC/photo by Michael Kleinberg. U.S. Botanic Garden: DC Gardens. National Museum of the American Indian: © 2004 Judy Davis/Hoachlander Davis Photography for Smithsonian. Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol Exterior: courtesy of Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol.
© 2017 — American A Cappella Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit