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The Village Salon Series
Residents of Cleveland Park and Woodley Park include some of the city’s most interesting people, many of whom offer to share their thoughts with us at informal evening Salons– gatherings over dinner or cocktails at the homes of members and volunteers. Our Salon series kicks off each spring. They are limited in size on a first-come, first-serve signup basis.
Past Salons have included discussions on the DC public libraries, Big Data and Big Journalism, National Security and Fake News and even a private concert!
Check this page for updates on our 2019 Salon Series.
The Cleveland & Woodley Park Village and the Cleveland Park Business Association present a second series of monthly Tuesday Talks featuring some of our neighborhood’s most fascinating residents. Tuesday Talks are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month and take place at 7 pm at the Cleveland Park Library. The library is located on the corner of Macomb St. and Connecticut Avenue and is fully accessible. These events are free and open to the public but RSVP because seating may be limited.
RSVP to 202-615-5853 or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 24, 2019
Ann Crittenden, Journalist, Author and Lecturer
Raising Children: The Most Undervalued Leadership Credential – Raising kids confers invaluable lessons in managing adults. Crittenden came to this conclusion not only through her own child-rearing experience, but also by interviewing prominent leaders in various fields who had also been hands-on parents. Hear more from Crittenden on her findings, and how your parenting (or grand parenting!) may be preparing you for much, much more.
October 15, 2019
Jenny Bilfield, President & CEO, Washington Performing Arts
Inside Washington Performing Arts – Get an insider view of arts productions in Washington, and the challenges in the field in an environment today with many competing and urgent needs. Hear what it takes to program, fund, and produce major performing events and how this expert believes we can – and must – build arts audiences for the future.
November 19, 2019
Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO, The National Constitution Center
Conversations with RBG – Widely respected Constitutional scholar and journalist Jeffrey Rosen discusses his latest book, Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law. With Justice Ginsburg’s support, the book collects two decades of conversations between Rosen and the Justice, highlighting her views on #MeToo, the future of Roe v. Wade, on marriage and parenting, and on the decisions – and dissents – she regards as most important.
January 21, 2020
Simon Johnson, MIT Sloan School of Management
Science, Innovation, and Job Creation for a New Era – Simon Johnson discusses his new book, Jump-Starting America, which proposes increased support for science to spread opportunities around the country, and to create an Innovation Dividend that puts cash in the pockets of all Americans.
February 18, 2020
Joe and Embry Howell, World Travelers
Traveling the World Without Flying – During their 54 year marriage, the Howells have visited some 50 countries. In 2015, Embry got the idea of traveling around the world without flying. This turned into a four-month adventure traveling by train across Europe, central Asia and China, and crossing two oceans by ship. Hear about the planning, surprises and insights they learned along the way.
March 24, 2020
DC’s Nature + Ecology Panel with Tamara Belt, Megan Draheim and Yui Suzuki
Cleveland Park’s location alongside hundreds of acres of parkland – Rock Creek Park, Tregaron, Rosedale and more – provides unparalleled opportunities for urban residents to enjoy nature and wildlife in close proximity. Learn from neighborhood experts how climate change and urban development has affected ecology in our local gardens and wildlife.
April 21, 2020
Gigi Bradford, Poet
Celebrating National Poetry Month: Learning How to Connect with this Ellusive Art Form – Do you struggle finding meaning in poetry? Is it too artsy for you? Contemporary poetry has shucked off obligatory rhymes and obscurity. Poetry is more topical, urgent, and accessible than ever, and more people find it speaks to our present cultural condition. Come find out what the increased interest is about, and leave convinced that some poems are for you and that it’s okay not to enjoy others.
May 19, 2020
Juliet Eilperin, Correspondent, Washington Post
Where the Environment and Politics Intersect: Reflections from a Longtime Washington Post Correspondent – Juliet Eilperin has spent 15 years covering the environment at The Washington Post, a job that has taken her from the halls of Congress to a seat on Air Force One and the wilds of the Alaskan tundra. She will reflect on how policy, politics and science intersect when it comes to climate change, public lands, and a range of other issues that shape our planet.