Fall in DC is something area natives and out-of-town-transplants equally appreciate, and it’s not just because the humidity has dropped. From cheering on the home team at sporting events to checking out local festivals and sampling seasonal cuisines, there’s always something new to explore. 1221 Van is at the center of all the action in Navy Yard — an abundance of things to do are within walking distance or a just a rideshare hail away.
Slipstream Neighborhood Nights
Gather your friends for a night of cocktails and culinary experiences before the holiday craziness hits at Slipstreams’ Neighborhood Nights. The intimate events feature a three-course, chef-driven dinner with libations for just $25. Three opportunities to dine and converse are open: November 13, November 20, and November 27. Reserve a table for your group here.
Hockey season may be in full swing, but you can still show your Natitude at Nationals Winterfest! The annual, weekend celebration in Nationals Park offers entertainment and holiday spirit in the form of player meet and greets, s’mores, spiked hot chocolate, and even snow fort building. Get tickets here for the December 1st and 2nd event, or take it all in from the 1221 Van rooftop.
Soy Wax Candle Pouring
Feeling crafty and need a way to combat the Sunday scaries after a night out on the town? On November 11, you can learn how to pour your own non-toxic and eco-friendly soy wax candles with Handmade Habitat. Keep them for yourself or save them for a thoughtful handmade holiday gift — these candles are seriously ‘grammable. Reserve your seat for the event here.
Pie Baking Class at Osteria Morini
Get into the holiday spirit and impress your fam at Thanksgiving with a homemade pie from Osteria Morini’s pie baking class. Consider this hands-on session a crash course in pie making 101 — the restaurant’s pastry chef Tova Hillman will walk you through everything, from shaping the crusts to creating the filling. Snag a spot in the kitchen for the November 17th event here.
The changing leaves make the perfect backdrop for a wine tasting, but you don’t need to trek out to a vineyard in the ‘burbs to get the same experience. Stroll over to DC’s first winery for an informative tour and chat about urban wine making, followed by a tasting. Pick your favorite vino and cozy up with a glass at one of the winery’s patio fire pits. Schedule a tour here.
Whatever your interests, living at 1221 Van can offer you the convenience and entertainment you crave. Use your weekends as if they were mini-vacations and explore the area with a newfound curiosity for out of the ordinary activities!