Happy Friday and last day of recess.
Tomorrow is the 47th annual Earth Day and here are ways you can celebrate Mother Nature.
Pro-marijuana advocates rally near the White House in April 2016, with some carrying a 51-foot inflated marijuana joint. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
DCMJ is hosting its first ever cannabis giveaway today, also known as a #JointSession, in honor of 4/20 or as some consider it, National Weed Day.
All members of Congress, staffers, journalists, support staff, and interns are invited to get a free joint starting at “high noon” at the corner of First St. and Constitution Ave. NE. You just need to be 21 years old or older and present a valid congressional ID.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in September. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is having an open house this morning for staffers.
The open house runs from 8 to 10 a.m. The museum, located at 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, opened in September and continues to be an extremely popular attraction for tourists and Washingtonians.
Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey got an early look at a new museum in Philadelphia. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., recently got a sneak peak at the Museum of theAmerican Revolution in Philadelphia, which is set to open to the public on Wednesday.
It is the first national museum that tells the entire story of the American Revolution and has more than 3,000 items in its collection, CBS reported.
Young attendees roll Easter eggs on the South Lawn of the White House last year. The first White House Easter Egg Roll was held in 1878 under President Rutherford B. Hayes. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
The 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll is happening today on the South Lawn.
Festivities take place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are expected to take part.
President Donald Trump’s first travel ban executive order is now the subject of a social media study. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
When President Donald Trump first announced his temporary travel ban on immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries, one group started looking into how Americans were reacting to the news on social media.
Stratos Jets, a private jet charter service, has looked at more than 120,000 tweets related to the ban. It found that two days after the first executive order, more than 35 percent of those tweets contained the hashtag #NoBan.
House members including Arizona’s David Schweikert, pictured here with his daughter, Olivia, are in their districts this week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Happy two-week long recess.
Passover begins today at sundown and Easter is coming up on Sunday.
Dine Out For Life supports the nonprofit group Food & Friends. (Promotional photo)
If you eat at certain restaurants in the area today, at least a fourth of your check will go to meal delivery and nutrition services for D.C. area residents living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other illnesses.
Food & Friends’ annual Dining Out for Life event had over 70 restaurants sign on and pledge to donate between 25 percent and 110 percent of their sales to the nonprofit group.
Country music artist Keith Urban performs on Sunday during the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The annual Grammys on the Hill Awards will honor country music singer Keith Urban this evening.
Urban is the recipient of the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award for his music and work on music education programs. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Tom Udall, D-N.M., will also be honored for their support of music programs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Sesame Street’s” Abby Cadabby, left, will join Julia on the Hill on Tuesday. (Screenshot from PBS)
The newest “Sesame Street” muppet, Julia, is coming to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. She has autism and helps to bring attention to the long-running children’s show initiative, “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.”
Another muppet, Abby Cadabby, will join Julia, as well as actress Holly Robinson Peete for a panel discussion to announce the preliminary research results of the initiative. It was launched in 2015 to build understanding about autism.