5/25 Friday Round Up: We’ve updated our Party Policy
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FamousDC has always attached great importance to privacy and personal data protection. With the implementation of the new European standards introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are improving our party schedule for the fall. We want these events to be easily understood, transparent and most importantly, fun AF. Please stay tuned for additional information about our upcoming events by clicking here.
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Awesome events: Jazz in the Garden kicks off in just a couple hours! Grab your friends and axe and get ready for some chill vibes; The Women in Military Service for America Memorial is hosting events throughout the weekend in honor of all the women who have served our country; Speaking of, it’s a great weekend to pay our respects and our nation’s capital is a great place to do it – Check out WTOP’s list of various services taking place at DC’s memorials; Operation Rolling Thunder rolls through town this weekend – the ride takes place on Sunday beginning at the Pentagon and concludes at West Potomac Park; Take the family to the National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday and the annual parade on Monday; All active duty military and veterans ride for free at Zengo Cycle on Monday (free rides are on a walk-in basis only – just call each studio ahead of time); Your #ALLCAPS schedule for the Stanley Cup Finals is here and it all starts Monday.
From Joanna: Roast pig + whiskey + bluegrass = you’re all set. Two titans of country a generation apart will converge at The Anthem on Sunday. Go see folks’ fourth favorite Star Wars character in theaters. And thank you to our veterans ❤️ especially John Jenkins.
13 DC-based journalists have something in common with Meghan Markle; Have a nice little day date with your pup on the Potomac this summer; DC’s parks rank in the top 3 nationally & Arlington comes in at 4; Pools are back! Memorial Day weekend kicks off pool season in DC; The Poppy Memorial on the Mall will feature 645,000 poppy flowers – one for every fallen soldier since World War 1.
From Joanna: NFL players get paid $9,035.71 for every yard they gain and fined $135,535.65 for every flag; Americans’ views on North Korea keep ebbing as the news does; Our coffee addiction is real: the Starbucks app has more users than Apple or Google Pay; Some fun religion and politics data for ya; A “vegan” packaging label is twice as likely to scare away consumers as it is to draw them in; The number of women leading Fortune 500 companies dropped 25 percent; This sit-down with the “Arrested Development” cast is pretty cringeworthy.
Wishing everyone a happy and safe kid-pee free weekend. Here’s to kicking summer off right.
Forget about the summer bod thing and focus on the summer bar thing instead. Here are 25 rooftop bars in the District that are worth your tab.
Bill Hagen uses Twitter for the important stuff; Jonathan Grella did Denver right; Congrats to Colleen Turner and Carly Jiricka on successfully hosting their first Generalist event!; Bradley Bosserman and Lisa Leonard know how to PTO; If you need us, we’ll be over here living vicariously through Lauren Zelt’s instagram; Did Katy Ricalde get on that elevator?; Kristen Welker lost a bet to Peter Alexander; How many unread emails does Audrey Henson have in her inbox?; We’re rooting for Laura Stefanow’s tomato plant; We love oatmeal cream pies too, Autria Godfrey; We’ll be keeping our distance from Logan Dobson until further notice; Christopher Thorne is good at reading email subject lines; We’re proud of Rayshun Lamarr; Kiowa the bulldog is our spirit animal; Congratulations Joe and Brianna Kipp on your new home; Jesse Barba has a newfound love for educational and inspirational Instagram stories (h/t Maria Davis); You can take an ordinary photo or you can take an EXTRAORDINARY photo with Snap DC thanks to Angela B. Pan.
From Joanna: Ask Emily Atkin about her latest article topics; Let’s start a GoFundMe to get Justin Green on an electric scooter; Harmeet Kamboj is speaking truth on Twitter; Taz Jones is celebrating 1L at UVA by sleeping in a car at the Rooster Walk Festival; Can I have some of that coffee, Eli Yokley?; Welcome Laurel Raymond back for the summer by calling her Yanny, she loves it; And Josh Shultz and Nathan Imperiale are still my favorite bosses.
#MakingMoves by S-3 Public Affairs
A big congratulations to Phil Beshara who is joining WilmerHale as a senior associate in the firm’s Defense, National Security, and Government Contracts practice; Bridget Early is making moves to become the executive editor of the National Public Pension Coalition coming from the Chicago Federation of Labor; BuzzFeed is adding a foreign affairs reporter in Emily Tamkin who is coming from Foreign Policy magazine: Stacey Klein is the new senior White House producer for NBC News; Megan Corey will be the new senior executive focusing on digital engagement among other things for the National League of Cities, she was most recently the marketing and communications director for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation; Aaron McLear is Edelman’s new managing director for public affairs and crisis, he comes with experience from the venture capital industry, the RNC, and Uber; Eli Stokols is back on the White House beat for the LA Times; Former Representative of the U.S. Congress Charlie Dent has been added to CNN’s staff as a political commentator; Michelle Cottle, a writer of politics since the Clinton era, is the new lead opinion writer on the New York Times editorial board covering national politics; Last but certainly not least big congratulations to Michael Clauser who is Analog Device’s new head of governmental affairs, Clauser comes from serving as Representative Thornberry’s national security assistant.
Famous birthday wishes to Kasie Hunt, Kate Ackley Eller, Anna Palmer, Vanessa Kermick, Matt Lakin, Paige Burton Barnes, Rory Cooper, Sarah McDonald, Britton Clarke, Jason Britt, Drew Frederickson, Diane Rinaldo, Josh Robinson, Benny Johnson, Andrew Powaleny, Kim Schrader West, Jenny Sheffied Drucker, Sarah Vines Latham, Callie Hincy, Ryan Triplette, Michelle McGann, Francesca Chambers, Ephraim Froehlich, Morgan Jacobs, AJ D’Amico, Channing Muller, Kathy Flagstad, Tim Shelby and Andy Bromley!
Thank you to all our service men and women 🇺🇸