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Jul

27

National Building Museum Presents The BEACH

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A new exhibit opened in July at the National Building Museum, and it provides a fun artistic vision to visitors.

The exhibit, The BEACH, is an interactive architectural installation in the museum’s Great Hall. It covers 10,000 square feet and includes an ocean of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls. It was made in partnership with Snarkitecture.

The museum invites visitors to “swim” in the ocean or hang out on the shore playing beach-related games.  Admission to The BEACH is included with admission to the museum. There are even snacks to buy from Union Kitchen!

The museum says The BEACH is part of Summer Block Party which includes exhibitions and events for all ages. Wednesday nights are BEACH Late Nights when the museum will stay open until 9 p.m.

Don’t forget your Apartments at CityCenter Privilege Card gets you a 10 percent discount in the National Building Museum Shop, often called the best museum shop in Washington and featuring unique design objects and books for the home and office.
You can also get 10 percent off the cost of a National Building Museum membership at the Builder Level. It includes free admission to the museum, discount in the museum shop, access to architectural tours, guest passes and much more.

Jul

20

Get Inspired at the Farmers’ Market

The Farmer’s Market at The Park at CityCenter is in full swing. This is a great time of year to find fresh fruits and vegetables, and there is nothing like eating them in season! Visit the market every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is open rain or shine. You can find a full list of vendors at http://maps.managemymarket.com/1552.
CityCenter Farmers Market

We think our kitchens at the Apartments at CityCenter also provide inspiration for cooking that masterpiece dish. We are sharing a couple recipes from FRESHFARM Markets (with link) to help inspire you after your next Tuesday visit.

Gazpacho

Serves 6
1 medium onion(s)
1 green bell pepper(s), seeded
1 cucumber(s), peeled and seeded
1 stalk celery
8-10 leaves of parsley
2 teaspoons salt
4 cups tomato juice, or puree
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 piece of day old French bread
1/2 cup olive oil
Tabasco, or red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
1/2 tomato(es), seeded and diced for garnish
chopped hard-boiled egg(s), for garnish (optional)
chopped chives, or scallion for garnish (optional)
croutons, for garnish (optional)
diced avocado(es), for garnish (optional)
herb or olive oil, for garnish (optional)

Dice the onion, bell pepper and cucumber. Put aside 1/4 of each to use as garnish and place the rest in a large bowl. Chop the celery, parsley and garlic and add to bowl together with tomato juice, salt, paprika, Worcestershire, pepper, bread, olive oil and optional Tabasco sauce. In batches, puree all these ingredients in a food processor or blender for about 1 minute. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. If it is too thick, thin with tomato juice.

Serve in bowls garnished with the reserved onion, bell pepper and cucumber as well as diced tomato. Add any of the other optional garnishes listed above.

 

Grilled Zucchini

Serves 4-6
2 pounds yellow or green zucchini or summer squash
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

In summer, the garden is loaded with zucchini. When you grill this mild-flavored vegetable, you bring out its best.

Wash zucchini or squash. Slice crosswise and slightly on the diagonal, about ¼-inch thick, to create long coin-shaped slices. In a large bowl, mix vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add veggie slices and mix well to coat. Place slices carefully on hot grill. (You may want to use a basket if you have bad luck losing food through the bars!) Grill two or three minutes per side, flip once. Zucchini should have good grill marks and be starting to “melt” a bit. Place on serving platter; serve hot or room temperature.

Jul

13

Luxury hand car wash available at CityCenterDC

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Have you taken advantage of the car wash service available in the CityCenterDC parking garage? The company has 15 years of experience in luxury residential and corporate services. They offer professionally trained technicians and excellent prices.

The wash includes:

·         A hand wash, dry and window shine

·         Clean rims and dress tires

·         Clean door jams

·         Complete wipe down of dashboard and center console

·         Vacuum carpeting, mats and in-between seats

·         Interior window clean with streak-free finish

The convenience can’t be beat! The service is available Monday and Friday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 202-289-9000 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday to Friday to schedule your next day appointment, or talk to your Apartments at CityCenter Concierge.

Jul

08

July’s Paw-Parazzi Winner

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July’s “Paw-Parazzi winner is Titty Tat!   Not only does this cat have the coolest name, he knows how to stay cool in the dog days of summer!  If you want us to shout- out why your furry friend is one of a kind submit your funny and adorable pictures of your pet to us.  All “August’s Paw-Parazzi Winner” entries can be submitted to TaccConcierge@bozzuto.com and let us know why your pet’s a star!