Manse and Gazebo

Family Activities, Entertainment & Food

in the Manse Addition

A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus
Kate Albus's debut book, A Place to Hang the Moon, follows three young orphaned siblings who flee London to the countryside during World War II in search of their forever family. Despite the various hardships they encounter, the children never lose hope or their love for one another. This sweet and heartwarming read-aloud story for all ages will stay with you and leave you longing for more. Grades 4-7.

Manse Addition, 12:00 p.m. • Read more about Kate Albus.

Wutaryoo by Nilah Magruder
Wutaryoo, the newest picture book by author and illustrator Nilah Magruder, confronts the topic of identity in an age-appropriate way. Not knowing who she is or from where she came, the creature known as Wutaryoo sets off on an adventure to discover her origin story only to find out that she has the power to create her own story and define who she is. Nilah has also written for Marvel Comics, illustrated children’s books for Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic, and Penguin, and worked as a writer and storyboard artist in television animation. Grades: PS-3.

Manse Addition, 10:00 a.m. • Read more about Nilah Magruder.

Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh
When Junie Kim, title character in Ellen Oh's latest middle-grade book, Finding Junie Kim, is faced with bullying and middle school racism, she refuses to join her friends in speaking up and slips into a cloud of depression. When a school project has Junie interviewing her grandparents about their experiences as kids during the Korean War, she comes to admire their strength in overcoming impossible odds and in doing so finds her own strength to fight racism at school. Drawing on her mother's real-life experiences during the Korean War, We Need Diverse Books co-founder Ellen Oh weaves together history, racism and mental health in this timely and important story. Grades 3-7.

Manse Addition, 11:00 a.m. • Read more about Ellen Oh.

in the Amphitheater

Guava Jelly - 1:00 p.m.

Bridge Traffic - 4:00 p.m.


in the Amphitheater

What is biodiversity?  Fifty percent of all biodiversity comes from the rainforest among medicines, spices, fruits, and so much more! Join Eco-Adventures in a quest to learn about the importance of saving our rainforests. Meet an animal from each layer of this mysterious endangered habit and learn a fun and interactive game to remember the layers! 

Amphitheater, 2:00 p.m.

Prepare yourself for an experience like nothing you have ever seen before with magician Adam Stone. Adam is a former award-winning teacher turned magic man who loves to bring his hilarious antics and impossible illusions to audiences all over the world. You and your entire family, both young and old will walk away with a memory you will never forget with the always fun Adam Stone.

Amphitheater, 12:00 p.m.

Crickett is Washington, DC's very own family-friendly danger clown, stilt walker, balloon artist, street performer, magician and more! Crickett is a veteran of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus where he spent five years performing across America!

Amphitheater, 3:00 p.m.

Join Club SciKidz and see some amazing science! Learn about chemical reactions by seeing a “Genie in a Bottle” and create a bubbling concoction. Discover some secrets of air pressure with water balloons and learn how to write secret messages. Find out about sound and what creates sound. Science has never been this much fun!

Amphitheater, 11:00 a.m.