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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Will Go V...

After more than 90 years of history, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go virtual this year to conform to coronavirus health and safety guidelines. The event will be held on November 26 and will be reimagined into a format that will allow viewers to watch online and on TV.
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Broadway Calls Off Shows for Remainder of 2020

On Monday, The Broadway League announced their plans to suspend performances through the rest of the year due to the risk the pandemic poses for in-person gatherings. Refunds will be offered for Broadway performances through January 3, 2021.

'Free Comic Book Day' Becomes Summer-Long Event, Starts July 15

Stock up on new titles from your neighborhood comic book store, from July 15 through September 9.

Summer Officially Starts on Saturday: Celebrate It Via Livestream from Stonehenge!

While the weather has been scorching for a while, June 20 marks this year's summer solstice, which officially marks the beginning of summer for us in the Northern Hemisphere. It also marks the longest day of the year.

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Garth Brooks to Host Concert at Drive-In Theaters Across the Nation

Garth Brooks announced that he will be playing the largest one-night show to play across the country and Canada, and it can be watched by the whole family from the comfort of your car.

NASA and SpaceX Cancel Launch Set for May 27

The historic launch set for Wednesday, May 27, was going to send Americans back into space after nearly a decade, but it has now been canceled "due to weather conditions."

Belmont Stakes Will Kick Off the 2020 Triple Crown

Usually the last leg of the racing series, the Belmont will challenge horses right out of the Triple Crown gate. The Triple Crown order this year will be the Belmont, the Kentucky Derby, and then the Preakness. 

Rare Venus and Mercury Conjunction Visible on May 21

On May 21, you'll get to see an astronomy rarity that is sure to please. A close pairing of Venus and Mercury will grace the dusk sky, creating the closest planet conjunction that we are likely to see in 2020, and one of the easiest times to see Mercury, as well.

Veterans 'Rolling to Remember' Ride Going Virtual for Memorial Day Weekend

Instead of gathering at the now-canceled Rolling to Remember rally in D.C., riders can complete a solo 22-mile ride to honor missing servicemembers and maintain distance during COVID-19.

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Newly Discovered Green Comet SWAN Visible for the Next Few Weeks

Check it out just before dawn or right after sunset for your best viewing opportunities.

Prince's Legendary 'Purple Rain' Concert to Stream This Week

The Prince Estate, in coordination with YouTube and Google, is streaming Prince's career-defining concert "Prince and the Revolution: Live" for three days only, from May 14-17.

Obamas, Lady Gaga Among Notable Figures to Give Virtual Commencement Speeches for Class of 2020

The Jonas Brothers, LeBron James, and BTS among the large group of notable figures who will address the class of 2020 in two digital graduation events!

Meteor Shower and Super Flower Moon Happening This Week

The Eta Aquarids will peak the late evening of May 4 to early morning hours of May 5. Then, the Super Flower Moon will be ramping up to its full power on May 7.

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The 20th National Book Festival Goes Virtual This Year

The Library of Congress National Book Festival will connect with audiences across the country for an interactive, online celebration of “American Ingenuity” for the festival’s 20th year, featuring new books by more than 120 of the nation’s most renowned writers, poets, and artists.

Trade In Your Old Car Seat for a Target Coupon, Sept. 13–26

Target's car seat trade-in allows you to trade in your old car seat in exchange for a coupon. The event will happen between September 13 and 26.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Will Go Virtual This Year

After more than 90 years of history, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go virtual this year to conform to coronavirus health and safety guidelines. The event will be held on November 26 and will be reimagined into a format that will allow viewers to watch online and on TV.

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Trick-or-Treat? Los Angeles Cancels Then Uncancels Halloween ... Sort Of

Happy Halloween? On September 9, Los Angeles officials dashed the Halloween hopes of children and adults everywhere. Do you think other areas will follow suit?

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Full Moon That Occurs Only Once Every 3 Years to Rise This Week

An interesting astronomical event will give us a good reason to take our eyes to the skies on Wednesday. The Corn Moon will peak on September 2, and while full moons aren't anything new, this one is somewhat unique.

Kentucky Derby Will Run With 23,000 Fans in the Stands

Kentucky Derby officials announced that the September 5 event will welcome a limited number of guests in the stands. The Run for the Roses generally runs on the first weekend in May, but due to COVID-19, the race was postponed until the fall.

Perseids Meteor Shower to Peak Tuesday Into Wednesday

The Perseids are here! This much-anticipated cosmic event is one of the largest meteor showers that grace the night skies during the year, and if you are lucky, you can see a beautiful show by not one, but three showers, by simply looking up.

The National Archives Commemorates 100 Years of Women's Suffrage With 6 Virtual Events

Celebrate the passing of the 19th Amendment from your own home by virtually attending events from the "Rightfully Hers" National Archives collection.

Chick-fil-A Postpones Cow Appreciation Day

Chick-fil-A has decided to postpone its Cow Appreciation Day. The tradition, hosted by Chick-fil-A for the past 15 years, will not occur on its usual day of celebration.

Everything You Need to Know About Comic-Con@Home

San Diego Comic-Con was canceled due to the coronavirus, but it will still hold a virtual convention called Comic-Con@Home. This virtual convention celebrates the 50th anniversary of the con and will feature panels, gaming events, exclusive shopping, and cosplay.

Walmart Transforming Parking Lots Into Drive-In Theaters

No drive-in nearby? Try your local Walmart. The retail store will transform some of its parking lots into pop-up drive-in theaters beginning in August.

'A Capitol Fourth' Goes Virtual for 2020

Celebrate the 4th of July from the comfort of your own home this year! Organizers of the annual D.C. extravaganza are putting on a televised show for the 40th anniversary of "A Capitol Fourth."

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10 Cool Things to Do in Denver to Welcome Fall This Weekend (September 25-27)

What's on tap for the first weekend of fall? Denver is serving up great food, autumn shopping and a horror movie festival to get you in the mood for Halloween!

How and When You Can Get Tickets to Frida Kahlo Exhibit at Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be welcoming, "Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism," in late October, and it has announced its ticketing system for the event.

It's 'Bike to Wherever Week' in Colorado!

"Bike to Work Day" is usually observed in June in Denver, but this year, the in-person event was canceled. Fear not, because "Bike to Wherever Week" is here in its place.

The Maryland Zoo's 'Sip & Stroll' Happy Hour Is Back for the Fall Season

Sip your fave beverage while learning about the wonders of animal conservation during a Sip & Stroll event at the Maryland Zoo.

Downtown 'Streatery' Coming This Week to DC

On weekends, a streatery—a “multi-restaurant, pop-up dining room"—will operate on 8th Street in D.C.

Visit Trimper's Greenmarket for the Freshest Produce in Ocean City

Every Friday, locals and visitors alike head to Trimper's Greenmarket in Ocean City, Maryland, for an outdoor shopping bonanza.

Maryland Zoo Holding Annual 'Zoo Zoom' Run Remotely This Year

Runners of all ages can explore their own habitat while supporting the Maryland Zoo!

Boo at the Zoo 'Drive Thru' Edition Is Coming to the National Zoo in DC

Rev your engines and get ready for some spooky trick-or-treat fun —all from the comfort of your car! The National Zoo's Boo at the Zoo Drive-Thru is October 24–25.

Starting September 25, See a Drive-in Movie at DC's Buzzard Point

Capitol Riverfront is bringing back their drive-in movie series to D.C., and just in time for the fall season ahead! Catch screenings each Friday, Sept. 25–Oct. 30. Movies will be featured on the big screen at Akridge Lot in Buzzard Point.

Head to Mount Vernon for the Fun-Filled Colonial Market and Fair, Sept. 19–20

Shop 'til you drop at the historic Mount Vernon Estate's annual outdoor market. This annual event will send you back in time with its colonial arts and crafts, music, and entertainment.

The Virginia Cider Festival Returns to Fredericksburg on September 19

Celebrate fall with an epic cider tasting event out at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds.

10 Awesome Things to Do in Denver This Weekend (September 18-20)

Oktoberfest celebrations, public arts festivals, lots of opportunities to taste whiskey and beer, and a bladesmith competition are on tap this weekend in Denver!

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