Archives for July 2014

Entertainment’s Brightest Stars are Coming to Tysons Corner Center Plaza

Tysons Corner Center will host a complimentary summer concert and movie series at The Plaza beginning this weekend 


Washington, D.C. — Many of today’s most popular entertainers will be coming to the new Tysons Corner Center as part of two new summer series on The Plaza. Both will be welcomed additions to the region’s free quality summer entertainment for all ages.

Tysons Corner Center will kick off the summer fun with the 94.7 Fresh Artists Concert Series on Friday, July 25 with an energized performance from Alex & Sierra, winners of the third and final season of “The X Factor.” Black Alley will be the opening act, and the entire evening will be emceed by 94.7 Fresh FM’s Tommy McFly. Concerts will rock Tysons Corner Center every Friday night through Labor Day and feature an array of popular artists such as Oh, Honey, Andy Grammer and Better Than Ezra.

The fun will continue on Saturday nights as Tysons Corner Center presents “Movies on the Green,” a summer movie series featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films. “Movies on the Green” will kick off on Saturday, July 26 with the classic film “Dirty Dancing” and continue through the end of October with hits like “The Great Gatsby” and “Man of Steel.” All movies will be rated G, PG or PG13 and span a variety of genres. [Read more…]

July 4th on the National Mall: Tradition For Many, Proud History For SDI

Fourth Of July Fireworks Celebration In The Nation's Capital

By Judy Whittlesey, SDI Executive Vice President

There can’t be a better place to celebrate the Fourth of July than right here in our home town and the nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C.  On this important day for the United States, we share our city with visitors from across the nation and around the world.

The preparation begins weeks in advance as special vantage points are prepared for the throngs and thousands who will converge on the National Mall.  The Potomac River is dotted with kayaks, canoes, and larger boats filled with celebrating citizens.  The Capitol lawn is a patchwork quilt of blankets staking out picnic spots well in advance of the National Symphony’s annual concert.  All the museums on the National Mall below are open, and one person always stays behind, the designated place holder, while the rest of the group takes advantage of the rich array of free museums – ready to be explored.  [Read more…]