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Summer in the City

The American ’50s

Phillips after 5

Reservations strongly advised for this popular event. $12; $10 for students as well as visitors 62 and over. Members always admitted free, no reservation needed.

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Event Details

Explore the wonders of the 1950s American city. Hear jazz of the era, sample classic American diner food from Shake Shack, and participate in a collaborative art and poetry project.

In collaboration with the DC Jazz Festival.

5:15–8 PM

Sample classic American burgers from Shake Shack. Sign up to receive e-news for a chance to win Cone Cards. While supplies last

5:30–8 PM

Percussionist Felix Contreras, accompanied by guitarist Van Williamson, welcomes visitors and sets the mood with jazzy tunes.

Strathmore Artist-in-Residence Elijah Jamal Balbed performs swingin’ Jazz classics and originals.