Make Summer Count- Felecia's favorite neighborhood spots:

  1. National Building Museum –We’ve been members here for the past four years. Membership offers you six entry tickets per day for things like the Building Zone and Play Work Build exhibit. I always invite someone to come and have a playdate with us so it was a win-win situation. Another hint: for your kid’s birthday, ask the grandparents for this gift!! I am sure none of us need yet another toy in the house, an experience that lasts all year long is much better.
  2.  Up, Up to theWashington Monument –Reserve tickets ahead of time to go up and see the city from up high. You don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn and wait in line because for a minimal fee you can sign up for an account on thiswebsite and purchase them online. They will arrive in your mailbox. Trés simple.
  3. National Air and Space Museum –The original museum on the mall is great but have you been to see the Discovery Space Shuttle atUdvar-Hazy Annex, out by Dulles Airport?  
  4. Postal Museum –A hidden gem for sure. We absolutely love this place. A new wing opened on the main level where you can make your own stamp, pick some international stamps to take home. Enjoy the museum, then walk through gorgeous Union Station, and finally head over toEbenezers coffee shop for a good cup of java.
  5. Arboretum –It is our awesome oasis in the city. Even ‘Mr. President’ and ‘First Lady’ thought so. Watchhere to see what they are up to!  From capitol columns to a children’s garden, there is enough to last a whole day!
  6. Yards Park, SE –With the large wading pool and splash area, it is a perfect place to stay cool! On Friday nights they host live concerts that are family (and dog) friendly! Pack a picnic and enjoy hanging out with your own crew or extend the invitation to other friends and make it a bigger party.
  7. National Harbor – The best way to enjoy the Harbor is to drive down to Old Town Alexandria take thewater taxi across the river!  If you head straight there, plan to pay for parking.
  8. Roosevelt Island- 88 acres of natural beauty so close to the city!  There are memorials, trails and plenty of perfect picnic spots!
  9. Watkins Regional Park- Let’s start with what’s most important: shade! This park has lots of things going on besides the amazing Alice in Wonderland playground.  They have a little farm to visit, a train and carousel, trails for hiking, and lots of sheds with picnic tables.
  10. Glen Echo Park- From puppet shows to a carousel, this park is an arts and cultural center!  


This song was written by NCC Worship for our Elements Series. We hope you download The Fruit of the Spirit and play it at home or in the car with your family!

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Elements Poster

Don’t miss the opportunity to study the Fruit of the Spirit as a family at home.  Use this poster for weekly activity prompts.


Parenting the Fruit Scripture Card