Weekend Guide: Feb. 14-17


Family Valentine’s Day Party

Join the Glencarlyn crew to celebrate this festive day of love. Have fun celebrating Frederick Douglass’ birthday, creating Valentine’s Day cards and eating some sweet treats. 4 p.m., FREE, Glencarlyn Branch Library, Arlington, VA.


Family Fun Bingo

Come out to The Old Firehouse for an evening of family fun! Enjoy some rounds of bingo with other local families while munching on free popcorn. Winners get to take their pick of prizes! 7 P.M., $5-$10, The Old Firehouse, McLean, VA.

Seeing Deeper: LEGO Batman Movie & Indoor Picnic

Grab your friends and family for a mid-winter indoor picnic and screening of The LEGO Batman Movie inside the Cathedral. Doors open at 6 p.m. and showtime begins at 6:30 p.m. 6 p.m., FREE, Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.


African American Children’s Book Fair

If you are interested in exposing your children to culturally-appropriate books, look no further than the book fair at the Alexandria Black History Museum. The fair features authors who write books specialized for children and families of African American descent, and has been organized by acclaimed author J.D. Wright. Noon, FREE, Alexandria Black History Museum 902 Wythe St., Alexandria, VA.

Frederick Douglass Annual Birthday Commemoration

Come join in celebration of Frederick Douglass’ legacy and his impact to the world. Enjoy a commemorative program featuring historic African American spirituals by the Washington Revels, poetry written and read by local youth and dramatic recitations of Douglass’ most famous speeches. 1 p.m., FREE, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.


AAAS Family Science Days

Hosted by the AAAS, Family Science Day is an event which allows children to participate in a wide-variety of activities that will immerse them in the sciences. This event will have interactive booths that invite participation from kids K-12 and their families, showcasing how different various aspects of the sciences can be. There will also be a live stage show, which will give your children the opportunity to talk to real scientists. 5 p.m., FREE, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Bring your loved ones to Village at Leesburg for a heart-filled evening, because horse-drawn carriage rides are back for Valentine’s Day! After a romantic day or night of dining, enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride down the illuminated Village Market Boulevard. 5 p.m., FREE, Village at Leesburg, VA.

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