- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 4, 2000


Attends the sixth International Naval Review and Operation Sail activities, New York Harbor, New York City.


Independence Day celebration activities all day The National Park Service hosts July 4 Independence Day celebration activities.

Highlights 11 a.m. 34th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, National Mall.

11:45 a.m. Parade down Constitution Avenue, between Seventh and 17th streets NW.

Noon Country ensemble from U.S. Marine Band, concert, Netherlands Carillon lawn near Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington.

1 p.m. Child-friendly activities, including press conferences with historical figures, such as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, sponsored by Discovery Channel, Washington Monument Interpretive Center.

1:30 p.m. Yankee Doodle Puppet Show, Washington Monument Interpretive Center.

4 p.m. Photo sessions with historical figures, Washington Monument Interpretive Center.

2 p.m. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps concert, Netherlands Carillon lawn.

5 p.m. Entertainment at Sylvan Theater, Washington Monument grounds.

7 p.m. Sunset Parade, Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Drum and Bugle Corps, Netherlands Carillon lawn.

8 p.m. National Symphony Orchestra concert, Capitol, West Steps.

9:10 p.m. National fireworks display, Mall. Contact: 202/619-7222.

Animal rights conference all day FARM, Farm Sanctuary, the Humane Society of the United States, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals hold an Animal Rights 2000 national conference.

Highlights 2 p.m. Howard Lyman, EarthSave International, keynote speech, plenary session.

5:30 p.m. Independence Day dinner and tour.

Location: McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 301/530-1737.

Korean War veterans salute 8 a.m. The Korean American Cultural Foundation hosts a show titled "Summer Event 2000 from Korea" to salute Korean War veterans. A musical ensemble, a dance troupe, and martial-arts groups will perform for the American soldiers who fought to save a democratic South Korea. Location: East Side of the Capitol (Senate side). Contact: 703/538-6477.

Naturalization ceremony 9:30 a.m. The Newseum hosts a naturalization ceremony. Fifty individuals from 40 countries participate. Location: Freedom Park, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3752.

History program 10 a.m. The Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation Inc. sponsors a "Just 4 Kids" Hunt Through History program. The topics include women's history of military service, American history and the responsibilities of citizenship. Location: Women in Military Service for America Memorial, gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 703/533-1155.

Fourth of July program 10 a.m. The National Archives holds its traditional Fourth of July program. The event includes: American Historical Theatre actresses and actors portraying Betsy Ross, Abigail Adams, Patrick Henry and George Washington; a reading of the Declaration of Independence; and a performance by the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Fife and Drum Corps. Location: National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Independence Day celebration 10:15 a.m. George Washington's Mount Vernon Estates and Gardens hosts its all-day Independence Day celebration.

Highlights 10:15 a.m. Wreath-laying ceremony, Sons of the American Revolution.

11 a.m. Annual "Red, White and Blue Concert," National Concert Band of America.

Location: George Washington's Mount Vernon Estates and Gardens, Mount Vernon. Contact: 703/780-2000.

Rally noon The Fourth of July Hemp Coalition holds the 30th annual Fourth of July "Smoke In" rally and concert to end marijuana prohibition.

Highlights 3 p.m. March from Lafayette Park to the Lincoln Memorial.

4 p.m. Concerts.

Location: Lafayette Park, across from the White House; concert stages at 23rd and Constitution Avenue and the Ellipse. Contact: 202/287-5770.

Newseum discussion 1:30 p.m. The Newseum holds a discussion of historic 18th century newspapers and media coverage of the passage of three documents of American freedom the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The speaker is historian Mark Mitchell. Location: Broadcast Studio, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3713.

Play performance and vigil 2 p.m. The Kairos Theatre Company performs a play, "A Clown, a Hammer, a Bomb, and God," about the Plowshares Movement, in conjunction with a peace vigil.

Highlights 2 p.m. Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue NE.

6 p.m. Lafayette Park, across from the White House. Contact: 212/714-5392.

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