Here is your opportunity to experience some of the best of our community! Make one or more reservations for an intimate dinner or cocktails with a famous and/or fascinating speaker. Limited spaces available. Please see below for information on our upcoming salons, and to purchase tickets. Dinner tickets are priced at $80 each, cocktail salon tickets are $35 each. All proceeds benefit the Cleveland & Woodley Park Village! Please direct any questions to the Village office at 202-615-5853 or info@ClevelandWoodleyParkVillage.org
Opera, American Song & More: An “In Series” Performance & Buffet
Friday, September 1, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Private Residence, Macomb Street NW
$50 per Ticket
Join us for a very special evening with a performance of American songs followed by a buffet dinner and wines prepared and selected by the chef at the Romanian Embassy!
The “In Series” was founded in 1982-83 in Washington, DC, as The Concert Series at Mount Vernon College by Carla Hübner. Now a fully independent organization, it is a professional presenter of music, dance and performance art, and has a distinctive profile as a producer of experimental chamber opera, unusual Hispanic Heritage programming, and original cabaret/musical revues.
Climate Change – Science and Politics
with David Doniger: Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, National Resources Defense Council
Saturday, September 9, 7:00 pm
Private Residence, 35th Street NW
$80 per Ticket, Only Four Spaces Remaining
The planet has heated up and so has the politics surrounding climate change. How can we separate science from political platforms? David Doniger has been at the forefront of the battle against air pollution and global climate change since he joined National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in 1978. He helped formulate the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement designed to stop the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer, as well as several essential amendments to the Clean Air Act. In 1993, he left NRDC to serve on the White House Council on Environmental Quality, followed by key posts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He rejoined NRDC in 2001 and has since been working to defend the Clean Air Act from assaults in Congress. He is based in Washington, DC.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII – with Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
Saturday, November 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
$35 per Ticket, Only Twelve Spaces Remaining
What could be more intriguing than the inside scoop on the wives of Henry VIII? Well we will get just that thanks to what promises to be a lively presentation and discussion with Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger, Manager of Visitor Education programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library who last year enthralled her audience with a discussion of Shakespeare in Love….. or was it in Love with Shakespeare? Lloyd-Stanger expertly leads conversations throughout history. Her work at the Folger enables a wide range of audiences to work directly and deeply with Shakespeare’s words and his world. She also speaks regularly at the Smithsonian institution and other organizations about Shakespeare, history and the power of language. Enjoy cocktails and this fascinating presentation and discussion!
Eating Ethically: What Does That Mean and Is it Possible? – with International Bioethics Expert Ruth Faden
Monday Evening, March 26, 2018.
Precise time TBD. Host will inform participants.
$80 per Ticket, Only Five Spaces Remaining
Sustainable, grass fed, certified humane, fair trade—we are bombarded with labels that are supposed to help us feel better, more ethical about the food we buy. But what does it mean to eat ethically? Do our food choices really make a difference? Can we advance our values through our food? Or, at least, can we not violate them? Ruth Faden, the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, takes us through a tour of the ethical maze of food shopping and eating in our globalized world.
Ruth R. Faden, PhD, MPH, is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. In the twenty years in which Dr. Faden led the Berman Institute, she transformed what was an informal interest group of faculty across Johns Hopkins into one of the world’s premier bioethics programs, with over 35 faculty, 30 staff and over 100 alumni. A leading scholar in the field of bioethics, Dr. Faden is the author and editor of numerous books and many articles on biomedical ethics and public policy. Her current research focuses on global social justice health related issues, including national and global challenges in food and agriculture.