Things To Do & Official Inauguration Schedule

If it’s God will I will be Washington for the Inauguration. I know many of us are attending and I wanted to provide you with a “THINGS TO DO” list in the DC area where you can take part of the festivities. This list was provided by my friend John who lives in the DC area (Thanks for sharing John).

The Official Inaugural Schedule

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has outlined a preliminary schedule of official inaugural events that underscores our commitment to holding an inaugural that is open, accessible, and brings us all together in a spirit of unity.

The inaugural celebration will begin in the city where our democracy was born and the promise of our country was realized. On Saturday, January 17th, President-elect Barack Obama will be holding an event in Philadelphia, before boarding a train bound for our nation’s capital. He will be picking up Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his family in Wilmington, DE, and then making a stop for an event in Baltimore, MD, before pulling into Washington, D.C. that afternoon.

The following events will take place in the nation’s capital between Sunday, January 18th and Wednesday, January 21st:

Sunday, January 18th 
President-elect Barack Obama will kick off the schedule of official inaugural activities in Washington, D.C., with a welcome event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday afternoon. The event will be free and open to the public.

Monday, January 19th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  
In 1994, to further commemorate a man who lived his life in service to others, Congress transformed the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday into a national day of community service.  To honor Dr. King’s legacy, the President-elect and Vice President-elect and their families, joined by Americans in communities all across the country, will participate in activities dedicated to serving others in communities across the Washington, D.C. area.

That night, on the eve of the Inauguration, there will be a youth concert at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. The concert will be free, but tickets are required.

Tuesday, January 20th – Inauguration Day 
The President-elect and Vice President-elect and their families will participate in the traditional inaugural ceremonies and events. For the first time ever, the length of the National Mall will be open to those wishing to attend the swearing-in ceremony.  Festivities will commence at 10a.m. on the west front of the U.S. Capitol and will include:

•    Musical Selections:  The United States Marine Band, followed by The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus 
•    Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: Senator Dianne Feinstein 
•    Invocation: Dr. Rick Warren 
•    Musical Selection: Aretha Franklin 
•    Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will be sworn into office by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the Honorable John Paul Stevens 
•    Musical Selection: John Williams, composer/arranger with Itzhak Perlman, (violin), Yo-Yo Ma  (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano) and Anthony McGill (clarinet) 
•    President-elect Barack H. Obama will take the Oath of Office, using President Lincoln’s Inaugural Bible, administered by the Chief Justice of the United States, the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr. 
•    Inaugural Address 
•    Poem: Elizabeth Alexander 
•    Benediction: The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery 
•    The National Anthem: The United States Navy Band “Sea Chanters”

After President Obama gives his Inaugural Address, he will escort outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony before attending a luncheon in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. The 56th Inaugural Parade will then make its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House with groups traveling from all over the country to participate.

Later that day, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will host ten official Inaugural Balls.  More details about the Inaugural Balls will be released at a later date.

Wednesday, January 21st 
The newly-inaugurated President and Vice President of the United States will participate in a prayer service.

Late Night Happy Hour/Hotspot Information – Option #1

Date of Event: Friday, January 16th, 2009

Time of Event: 11pm-2am****21 & above after 9pm

Name of Venue: Lucky Strike Bowling Alley

Address: 701 7th Street NW, Washington DC 20001

(Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Stop)

Phone: 202.347.1021

Additional Info The following are NOT permitted:

Athletic wear, sweats or sports jerseys

MC colors

Excessively baggy clothing

Sleeveless T-shirts

Plain white T-shirts (short or long sleeve)

Construction boots, Headgear, Chains

 

Late Night Happy Hour/Hotspot Information – Option #2

Date of Event: Friday, January 16th, 2009

Time of Event: 11pm-2am****21 & above after 9pm

Name of Venue: Bar Louie

http://www.barlouieamerica.com/washington

Address: 701 7th Street NW, Washington DC 20001

(Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Stop)

Phone: 202.638.2460

 

Brunch Information

Date of Event: Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Time of Event: 11am-1:30pm (Brunch goes from 10am-3pm)

Name of Venue: Front Page

http://www.frontpagerestaurant.com

Address: 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW

(1 Block from Dupont Circle Metro Stop)

Phone: 202.296.6500

 

Late Night Happy Hour/Hotspot Information

Date of Event: Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Time of Event: 10pm-2am

Name of Venue: Matchbox DC

http://www.matchboxdc.com

Address: 713 H Street NW, Washington DC 20002

(1 Block from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Stop)

Phone: 202.289.4441

 

Brunch Information

Date of Event: Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Time of Event: 11am-1:30pm (Brunch goes from 10am-3pm)

Name of Venue: Beacon Bar  & Grill

http://www.beaconbarandgrill.com

Address: 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC 20036

(4 Blocks from Dupont Circle Metro Stop)

Phone: 202.872.1126

 

The Official “Inauguration Kickoff” Event Information

Date of Event: Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Time of Event: TBA

Name of Venue: Lincoln Memorial Monument

Address: Independence Ave SW & 23rd St SW

Washington DC 20001

(Intersection of two streets near the Lincoln Memorial)

Additional Info:            President-elect Barack Obama will kick off the schedule of official inaugural activities in Washington, D.C., with a welcome event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday afternoon. The event will be free and open to the public.         

 

“The Last Sunday of the Bush Era” 

Happy Hour/Hotspot Information

Date of Event : Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Time of Event: 6:30pm-11:00pm

Name of Venue: Lauriol Plaza

http://www.lauriolplaza.com

Address: 1835 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20009

(7-8 Blocks from Dupont Circle Metro Stop)

Phone: 202.387.0035

 

MLK Had A Dream and We Are Here to See It” 

Happy Hour/Hotspot Information

Date of Event : Monday, January 19th, 2009

Time of Event: 5pm-8pm

Name of Venue: Ozio Restaurant and Lounge

http://www.oziodc.com

Address: 1813 M Street NW, Washington D.C. 20036

(7-8 Blocks from Dupont Circle Metro Stop)

Phone: 202.822.6000

 

 

Hope this information was helpful

Thanks

http://www.rogerbstillz.com

 

One thought on “Things To Do & Official Inauguration Schedule

  1. Obama-Soca-Rama Inauguration Day Fete @ De Island Loft ”
    on Sunday, January 18 at 2:00pm.

    Marlon says, “Zamal – please share this event with our Caribbean Americans for
    Obama network.”.

    Event: Obama-Soca-Rama Inauguration Day Fete @ De Island Loft
    “YES WE CAN, YES WE DID!”
    What: Club Party
    Host: East Coast Caribbean Events-Caribbean Nationals for Obama
    Start Time: Sunday, January 18 at 2:00pm
    End Time: Sunday, January 18 at 8:00pm
    Where: De Island Loft – DC Farmer’s Market District

    To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
    http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=43681247303

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