- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 3, 2003


Travels to Dayton, Ohio, to participate in the Fourth of July 100th Anniversary of Flight celebration.


Federal holiday — no events are listed.


Federal holiday — no events are listed.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Federal holiday observed — Independence Day

National Archives — all day — National Archives sponsors “Freedom’s Journey: A National Archives Fourth of July.”

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Display of the Dunlap Broadside, an original copy of the Declaration of Independence

11:30 a.m. — Theatrical performances by the winners of the National History Day competition

2 p.m. — John Carlin, archivist of the United States; Norman Lear, founder, Declaration of Independence Road Trip; and Jane Alexander, actress, dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. Location: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 301/837-1700.

Historic Mount Vernon — all day — Historic Mount Vernon, the home of our first commander in chief who led American troops to victory in the country’s fight for independence celebrates George Washington’s contribution to America’s freedom. Location: Mount Vernon. Contact: 703/780-2000.

Naturalization ceremony — 9 a.m. — Bureau for Citizenship and Immigration Services holds a naturalization ceremony for 50 new citizens. Eduardo Aguirre, director, Bureau for Citizenship and Immigration Services, participates. Location: Freedom Park, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 202/514-2648.

Honoring Elbridge Gerry — 9 a.m. — District of Columbia Society, Sons of the American Revolution, holds its annual July Fourth celebration honoring Elbridge Gerry, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and former vice president of the United States. Location: Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE. Contact: 202/638-6444.

Family activities — 10 a.m. — National Zoo holds a special program of family activities celebrating bald eagles. Location: National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/585-2774 or 202/673-0209.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival — 11 a.m. — The Smithsonian Institution holds the 37th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Festival runs through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; themes include “Scotland at the Smithsonian,” “Appalachia: Heritage and Harmony” and “Mali: From Timbuktu to Washington.” Location: The National Mall (between Seventh and 14th streets NW).

175th anniversary of the C&O Canal — 11:30 a.m. — National Park Service holds a ceremony to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the C&O Canal. Location: Fletcher’s Boathouse, 4940 Canal Road NW. Contact: 202/653-5190.

Parade — 11:45 a.m. — National Park Service hosts America’s 2003 Independence Day Parade. Location: Constitution Avenue, from Seventh Street to 17th Street NW. Contact: 202/619-7222.

End Marijuana Prohibition — noon — Fourth of July Hemp Coalition hosts the 34th annual rally, parade and concert to end marijuana prohibition.

Highlights — noon — Rally, Farragut Square, 17th Street and Connecticut Avenue NW.

2 p.m. — Concert, 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

John Pylka, Fourth of July Hemp Coalition; and Dana Beal, founding member, Youth International Party (Yippies), participate.

Holiday concert — 4:30 p.m. — National Park Service sponsors the 2003 America’s Independence Day Concert. Location: Sylvan Theatre, grounds of the Washington Monument, National Mall. Contact: 202/619-7222.

Fireworks celebration — 5 p.m. — University of Maryland and the city of College Park host a Fourth of July Celebration. Events include family activities, music and a patriotic program preceding fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Location: University of Maryland, Lot 1, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4625.

Students for Peace and Justice — 5 p.m. — Students for Peace and Justice holds a rally, march and Independence Day street party. Location: Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville. Contact: 301/236-4018 or 301/881-6546.

Capitol Fourth 2003 Concert — 8 p.m. — PBS sponsors the Capitol Fourth 2003 Concert. National Symphony Orchestra; Barry Bostwick, actor; Dolly Parton, country music star; the Chieftains, Irish musical group; and Kristin Chenoweth, actress, participate. Location: West Lawn, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/619-7222.

Fireworks display — 9:15 p.m. — National Park Service sponsors the 2003 Fourth of July fireworks display. Location: National Mall. Contact: 202/619-7222.

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