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Today’s Birthday Bash Tailgate

How else would I spend my birthday? Doing my favorite things – tailgating and a Nats game! This will be our first tailgate this season. It’s going to be hot, folks, so be prepared! The plan is we meet in Lot 8 at RFK (veer left and aim for the lone tree near the footpath to the tunnel). We’ll try to be there by 4:30. We’re bringing Rocklands fish for the non-meat eaters and what else? Brisket! We have some beer, but you may want to bring your own frosty cold beverages as well as chairs. If anyone has a portable canopy, that’d be good too. I have this irrational fear that no one is going to show up, leaving my insecure self to feel I have no friends or admirers 🙂 So please come! Parking is free and even if you’re not going to the game, you can leave after the party. See you there (look for the red Jeep)!

Dave and Charlie said the Nats would win tonight, so be it on this anniversary of my 29th birthday!

Wednesday Night Baseball-Themed Movies

Capitol Riverfront Field of Dreams screening

Walking back to my car parked in a cash lot I was thrilled to discover Thursday evening as opposed to driving to RFK and catching a bus between games, I cut through the Capitol Riverfront area with the masses of fans heading to the Nats Express buses. I halted in my tracks when I spotted “Field of Dreams” on a giant HDTV set up right there in front of one of my favorite historic buildings in the area. (Show-offs! I use a projector on an historic barn while they have all new crystal clear technology!) Most people kept walking, but a few were seated in front of the screen watching the movie.

As it turns out, they’re doing this “Riverfront Reel” every Wednesday night throughout the summer and I happened to catch sight of it on the debut night. The movies are presented by Capitol Riverfront, ASG Events, and MASN. At 6:30 PM the area opens (free) to the public with an inflatable baseball themed interactive game, snacks, beverages, and music. At 7:30, you can “Play Ball” on a Wii on that giant screen (woo! gonna have to try that one!). At 8:50 PM the movie begins. The screen is set up on block south of the New Jersey entrance to the Navy Yard Metro just past the end of the DOT building.

June 4 (Nats v. STL) Field of Dreams
June 11 Bull Durham
June 18 A League of their Own
June 25 (Nats v. LAA) Angels in the Outfield
July 2 Bad News Bears
July 9 (Nats v. AZD) Major League
July 16 Eight Men Out
July 23 The Pride of the Yankees
July 30 (Nats v. PHI) Rookie of the Year
August 6 The Sandlot
August 13 (Nats v. NYM) The Natural

This seems to be a great step in the area’s revitalization and a great family night out!

Ladies Night Update

Nationals Ladies Night Logo

Tomorrow is the first Washington Nationals Ladies Night at the new ballpark. Woohoo! Initially, the pre-game home run happy hour party was going to take place on top of the left field garage overlooking the field, but there’s been a change of location, so pay attention!

The Ladies Night Pre-game Happy Hour has been relocated to the Grand Plaza at the corner of 1st & Potomac Avenues (outside of the first base gate) under the tent. Look for the pink signs with the Ladies Night Logo.

Grab some girlfriends and come on out! Tickets are still available for enjoying a night with two women authors on baseball, giveaways and demos, massages, food, drinks, and fun! Oh yeah, and there’s a game to enjoy afterwards!

Bid On Zimm

Bid (charitably, of course) for a night out with Ryan Zimmerman among other Nationals and DC personalities (yes, guys, there are even options for you). I recently posted about Chartese Burnett, Nationals’ Vice President of Communications, and her quest for ‘Woman of the Year’ for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Consider this your invitation to join an upcoming party to help attain her goal while tickets are available…

A Night Among The Stars

Join us on Thursday, May 22, 2008 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM in the Stars & Stripes Club at Nationals Park for complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and a Charity Date Auction with Washington’s finest.

Guest Emcees: NBC4 Sports Anchor Lindsay Czarniak & XM Radio’s Holden Kushner

Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s nominee for Woman of the Year Chartese Burnett as she endeavors to raise $170,000 in 10 weeks. Advances in research have helped to save over 5,700 lives a year. Every dollar counts.

Special Live Auction: Win a chance to spend an afternoon with Nationals Manager Manny Acta & Woman of the Year Candidate Chartese Burnett.

The Bachelors:

Nationals Players: Ryan Zimmerman, Lastings Milledge, Joel Hanrahan

Former DC United player – Shawn Kuykendall
Secret Service Special Agent – Shawn Holtzclaw

The Bachelorettes:

CBS’s Survivor: Cooke Islands – Becky Lee

Miss DC of USA – Chelsea Rodgers

Cherry Blossom Princess – Jen Corey

Former Woman of The Year Candidate – Colleen Sasser

Ticket Information: $40 in advance at

Exclusive After Party Hosted By Michael Romeo at: Tattoo Bar (5% of bar sales will benefit Chartese’s campaign). To be placed on the after-party guest list, you must register online at the link above.

Free parking is available in Nationals Garage B, for directions go to

(Enter your ticket $ amount in the “other” field). So support a great woman for a great cause and potentially leave with a cool night out in your future! Of course, the night itself promises to be a cool event!

Oh Yes It’s Ladies Night Soon

Ladies Night '08

Yay! It’s time to party at Nationals Park, ladies! The first of two Ladies Nights this season will be on Thursday, June 5th (two days before my birthday, by the way) when the Nats take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The pregame-party will be held on the roof of the left field parking garage (B), with a great view of the goings on below and the city. This year, tickets are only $30 each and include samplings and demos just for the ladies, giveaways, music, a seat together in the scoreboard pavilion, and more.

Guests include:

The party starts at 5 PM with the first pitch at 7:10 PM. Go order tickets now (scroll down)! Groups of 20 or more should contact Bree Parker (202) 640-7646 or Katherine Caldwell (202) 640-7649.