National Book Festival Sept. 5


Looking for something to do Saturday, Sept. 5? You don’t have to look far from home to find the 15th annual National Book Festival at the Washington Convention Center. This year’s theme is a quote from Thomas Jefferson, “I cannot live without books.”

The free event will be indoors for the second year. The hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with doors opening to the public at 9 a.m. There will be books to purchase or you can bring your personal copies for authors to sign, although signing is up to the author’s discretion.

During the day, about 175 authors, illustrators and poets will make presentations in pavilions dedicated to Children; Teens; Picture Books; Biography and Memoir; Contemporary Life; Food; Fiction; History; International Programs; Mysteries, Thrillers and Science Fiction; Poetry and Prose; Science; and Special Programs.

Featured authors include David McCullough, Audrey and Don Wood, Cokie Roberts, David Baldacci, Jeffery Deaver, Tom Brokaw, Jane Smiley, Marilynne Robinson and E.O. Wilson. Louise Erdrich will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction at 10 a.m.

Special programs and discussions will be part of the day also. Subjects include the global economy, immigration and Latin American literature. Evening events include a poetry slam, a Graphic Novels Super Session, a panel on “Great Books to Great Movies,” and a first-time-ever pavilion dedicated to romance fiction.



August Paw-Parazzi Winner


Please join us in celebrating our August Paw-Parazzi winners and dynamic duo, Salem and Skeamer! Both are 6-year-old Labrador Retrievers who served their country domestically and abroad. Skeamer now celebrates his retirement by playing fetch, and Salem enjoys being the “love bug” to all whose who surround him! If you are lucky you may catch this pair enjoying an epic game of catch! We appreciate their service and the joy they bring to us at The Apartments at CityCenter!

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 “September’s Paw-Parazzi Winner” entries can be submitted to TaccConcierge@bozzuto.com, and let us know why your pet is a star!



Take Advantage of Restaurant Week


Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week is Aug. 17-23. What does that mean for you? You have a chance to try some of the 250 participating restaurants around the metropolitan area. You can visit them for a three-course $22 lunch for a three-course $35 dinner. When you choose the restaurants you want to try, call and see if you need a reservation.
Maybe you can find something new to like just steps away from home. We’d like to highlight the Restaurant Week choices that are right here at CityCenterDC:
Centrolina is offering lunch and dinner.
DBGB is offering lunch and dinner. Some highlights for lunch include gazpacho, a French dip and chocolate-peanut gateaux. Dinner choices include Tandoori spiced carrots, flank steak and a Key Lim pie sundae.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle is offering lunch and dinner.
Fig & Olive is offering lunch and dinner. Lunch choices include a truffle mushroom croquette and grilled thyme chicken paillard. Dinner includes gazpacho andalucia soup, paella del mar and dessert “crostini.”
Mango Tree offers dinner with choices including crispy fried trout and sesame cake with house-made marmalade.
Enjoy a delicious meal close to home or travel a little further and try something different. Either way, make your reservations now!



Get Artistic This Summer

Did you know your Apartments at CityCenter Privilege Card gets you discounts all around D.C.? This month we are highlighting the art category of discounts offered. Take advantage of these deals and enjoy living in the heart of Washington D.C.!
Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th Street NW, Washington, D.C., offers 20% off select shows. No Saturday nights, maximum 2 tickets/order.
Koschland Science Museum, 525 E Street NW, Washington, D.C., offers a free special tour with admission.
LongView Gallery, 1234 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C., offer free art consulting services and 10% off fine art purchases.
National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C., offers a 10% discount in the National Building Museum Shop and 10% off the cost of a National Building Museum membership at the Builder Level. Membership includes free admission to the Museum, discount in the Museum Shop, access to architectural tours, guest passes and much more.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. offers 50% off admission and 10% off Museum shop.
National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C. offers 10% off store & café, valid for one year. Free admission.
Shakespeare Theatre Company (at the Harman Center for the Arts) offers 10% off select shows. They are at the Lansburgh Theater, 450 7th Street NW and Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and G Streets NW, Washington, D.C. offers 10% off store & café. Free admission.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D Street, NW, Washington, D.C. offers $45 for any seat in the house. Subject to availability.



Get in Shape in August with Fitness First

We are proud to offer Fitness First classes at the Apartments at CityCenter. Every month we bring you a different variety of classes and instructors to try out, and August is no exception. Here is what you have to look forward to this month!
Kick Your Way into Gear
Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. in the FitnessCenter. This class, hosted by Seringe Mbow, is an all-level kick boxing class that combines yoga and core building exercises designed to burn calories, enhance your muscles and tone your body!
Core & More
Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Yoga Studio. This class, hosted by Body & Brain, is an all-level class for those who would like to relieve tension in their muscles and relieve stress in their body. Relax your mind and meet your neighbors!
Walk 2 Fitness
Sunday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the entrance of the FitnessCenter. This class is hosted by Project Fitness. Join Chickaro on a fitness walk to the beautiful city monuments surrounding our community. Enjoy the sights while walking to improve your strength, increase weight loss and strengthen your leg muscles. Plus meet your neighbors and take in our gorgeous city. Please bring water and a friend for double the fun! Meet at the entrance of the FitnessCenter.
All In!
Sunday, Aug. 23 at 12 p.m. in the FitnessCenter. Hosted by High Level Training-Reggie Stovell, this medium to high intensity class will challenge you in ways like never before. Bring your “A” game and be prepared to go “All In” for a full body workout! Please bring water and a towel.