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Smithsonian Libraries and Gardens Garden Party,May 18, Enid Haupt Garden

  • May 10, 2018 6:02 PM
    Message # 6148199
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens invite you to join us for

    Swing Into Victory


    Friday, May 18, 6:00-8:30 pm

    Join us to celebrate the patriotic American food gardens of World War II with live music, swing dancing, canning demonstrations, activities, tastings, and food and drink inspired by the era. You’ll have a swell time!

    General Admission $50/ticket. Each ticket includes two drinks, food, and all activities and crafts.


    Enid A. Haupt Garden, East Terrace Walk and

    the Arts and Industries Building

    900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, D..C.

    Service Uniform, Cocktail Attire or 1940’s Dress encouraged!

    Gardens to Glass Cocktail Contest

    Local distilleries compete to create the best garden-fresh cocktail inspired by WWII victory gardens. Sample the libations, learn how to make them at home, and vote for your favorite cocktail. Contest participants: Right Proper Brewing Company, Don Ciccio & Figli Italian Apertifs, and Mixologist Dan Searing.

    Can All You Can

    Learn how to preserve your perishable produce and shelve future meals. Pickles, jams, and salsas win the battle against boring chow..

    War on Waste

    Don’t toss it, grow it! Discover ten vegetables you can grow from kitchen scraps and no-cost containers salvaged from the recycling bin.

    Period Pics

    Step back in time to the 1940’s with our green screen and snap a souvenir Polaroid of you winning the war on the home front!

    Field Equipment (Tools for Success)

    SEE! Vintage gardening tools on display. COME! Handle these tools of the trade and learn from our Victory Garden horticulturist about cultivating heirloom crops with heirloom implements.

    Recipe for Victory

    Browse victory garden cookbooks and seed catalogs to learn how victory gardens supplemented wartime diets. Pick up a Burpee seed packet to start your very own victory garden.

    Photo Ops with Women’s Land Army Props

    Don a kerchief, straw hat, or sport a tattoo to show your patriotism!

    Time to Get Swingin’

    Seasoned swing dancers will show you the moves as Sean Lane and the Bay Jazz Project perform jazz music popular in the 1940s.

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