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Supreme Court Building Getting Lasered; Parade Of Boats


CAPITOL HILL—The Supreme Court Building is getting some high-tech attention. Forrester Construction is using a laser method to clean the marble (which they think is the first time it has been done in DC). There is also going to be some marble and bronze restoration work on the west façade. [OfficialSite via CurbedInbox]

SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT—This Saturday, December 1st, is the 20th annual Parade of Lighted Boats. Things being at 5:00pm when the boats leave the Alexandria Waterfront and they start to arrive around 6pm on the DC side. Before and after there plenty of activities which you can see listed after the jump. [CurbedInbox]

Southwest Waterfront Celebrates Twentieth Parade of Lighted Boats
Holiday-Adorned Vessels Sail from Alexandria to Washington Channel

November 26, 2012, Washington, D.C. – The Washington Waterfront Association and Old Dominion Boat Club today announced the Twentieth Parade of Lighted Boats along the Southwest Waterfront on December 1, 2012 from 5:30PM to 8PM. In addition to the magical display of decorated boats sailing from Alexandria to Washington, DC, the festival will include a surprise snow fall, lighting of the waterfront Christmas Tree, complimentary photos with Santa Claus, and live holiday music. The Parade is sponsored by Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, Arena Stage, Cantina Marina, Channel Inn, Entertainment Cruises, Gangplank Marina, Gangplank Slipholders Association, Jenny's Asian Fusion Restaurant, Jazz Night in Southwest, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Phillip's Flagship Restaurant, Port of Washington Yacht Club and Visit Alexandria, VA.

WHAT: Parade of Lighted Boats
WHO: Washington Waterfront Association and Old Dominion Boat Club
WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 5:30 to 8PM
5:00 PM – Parade Leaves the Alexandria Waterfront and Sails to the Historic Washington Channel
5:30 PM – The Waterfront Christmas Tree is Lit and Santa Claus Pictures Are Available
The Earl Wilson Quartet Plays Live Music
5:45 PM – 7th Street Landing Bonfire is Lit, Enjoy Marshmallow Roasting and Cookie Decorating
6:00 PM – Surprise Snow Fall at 7th Street Landing, In-Slip Boats Are Lit, Parade of Lighted Boats Arrive
6:30 PM – Vote for Your Favorite Lit Boat in the Parade
8:00 PM – Prizes Awarded for Parade and In-Slip Boats
WHERE: The 7th Street Landing in Southwest Washington, D.C. at 7th and Water Streets, SW

Supreme Court of the United States

1 1st St. NE, Washington, DC 20543