For those of you coming to Washington DC for the presidential inauguration this Tuesday, I'm sure you are wondering how you are going to keep warm and take a break during the chilly festivities. The local Quakers in DC have thought of this too, and are generously opening their doors to anyone that day who wants to rest a spell in a warm place and have a cup of hot soup. Sounds very Quakerly to me!
The Meetinghouse will be open for all from 10am to 6pm on January 20. At the Friends Meeting of Washington at 2111 Florida Avenue, NW (Google Map link), in the nearby Dupont Circle neighborhood of DC. It's a beautiful old historic building, and, well, friendly folks. So stop on by this Tuesday, or any given Sunday.
The complete message from the Washington Quakers follows after the jump…
Visiting Washington DC for the Presidential Inauguration?
Come enjoy some Friendly hospitality at the
INAUGURATION COMFORT STATION
offered by the Friends Meeting of Washington (Quakers)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
10:00am to 6:00pm
- Come in from the cold
- Rest your feet
- Enjoy a Simple Meal (hot soup!)
- Get directions and information
- Meet Friends and other travelers
ALL ARE WELCOME! It is not a partisan event, but an opportunity to offer hospitality to visitors
and activists advocating for peace and justice in the new presidential administration.
The Friends Meetinghouse is located near Dupont Circle at
2111 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
accessible by public transit: Take the Red Line to Dupont Circle and
use the Q Street (north) exit. Walk north (uphill) along Connecticut
Ave. Turn left at R Street (at Starbucks). Turn right on Florida Avenue
(at Nora's Restaurant). Turn left on Decatur Place, and you'll see our
MetroBus Route 42 also stops near the meetinghouse.
conditions are expected to be crowded, and the bus and rail schedules
somewhat unpredictable. We recommend checking the Metro website for
Official information about the inauguration is available here (note Key Topics menu):
For more information about hospitality, please contact Robin at 607-592-7443 or metrogrrl <at> gmail.com
[CC-licensed photo by ElvertBarnes.]