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Main St. Development Center 2011
Aug 19, 2016

A national conversation on learning through the arts

“Arts education isn’t something we add on after we’ve achieved other priorities like raising test scores and getting kids into college. It’s actually critical for achieving those priorities in the first place.” –FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA There’s an exciting conversation taking place in our country right now. And a powerful mix of people doing the talking—everyone from the First Lady to the U.S. Secretary of...

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PNC Rockin’ Doubleheader Recap
Aug 17, 2016

PNC Rockin’ Doubleheader Recap

Wolf Trap teamed up with Summer Season Premier Sponsor PNC and the Washington Nationals for the PNC Rockin’ Doubleheader, a contest giving one winner a full day of VIP experiences at Nationals Park and Wolf Trap! Our lucky winner Robyn recapped her day for us.  Read all about it here: The PNC Rockin’ Doubleheader was an amazing day. When I entered the contest, I was...

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Intern Instagram Takeover
Aug 17, 2016

Intern Instagram Takeover

By: Patrick King (Intern, Internships & Community Programs, Summer 2016) Twelve weeks ago when I started my internship at Wolf Trap, I had no idea how amazing my summer would be! Wolf Trap interns spend the summer learning and working hard behind the scenes in a range of different departments and a variety of roles. Unlike a lot of summer internships, we aren’t just sitting...

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Perfect Pairings
Aug 15, 2016

Perfect Pairings

What’s better than an evening on the lawn at Wolf Trap with a cold beverage in your hand enjoying a show with friends and family? Whether its beer or wine, cocktails or other delectable beverages, everyone is sure to have a great time. With that in mind, Wolf Trap decided to check in with  local experts at Vienna Vintner and Norm’s Beer and Wine for...

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Take a Walk with Wolf Trap!
Aug 15, 2016

Take a Walk with Wolf Trap!

Summer nights at Wolf Trap are filled with music, picnics, and—for a growing number of people—nature! Beyond the Filene Center stage lie 117 acres of National Park land just waiting to be explored. During the summer concert season, National Park Service Rangers and Volunteers lead tours before all Thursday and Friday night performances. The tours take visitors to four of Wolf Trap’s gardens and give...

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#FindWolfTrap Social Scavenger Hunt
Aug 12, 2016

#FindWolfTrap Social Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, Wolf Trap is calling on you to #FindYourPark! And to give you a little extra incentive to explore the 100+ acres of parkland beyond the Filene Center gates, we’re giving away memberships and hiding fun prizes – including adorable stuffed Wolfies – at select locations throughout the Park. Here’s how to play: From August 13-27, use the Park...

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Pack Your Perfect Wolf Trap Picnic
Aug 12, 2016

Pack Your Perfect Wolf Trap Picnic

The picnics dotted on the lawn are just as unique as the summer lineup, and at Wolf Trap, you can BYOP: bring your own picnic! You read that right. You’re invited to bring your own food and drinks in for free. Take part in the tradition, and create a picnic perfect for an evening under the stars. Need suggestions? From date night to a night...

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Celebrate the Centennial
Aug 11, 2016

Celebrate the Centennial

A 100th birthday is a big deal, so why celebrate only one day? As the only National Park for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap is celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial with a summer-long celebration of the convergence of music, art, and nature. “When Mrs. Shouse donated her farm to this nation and Congress accepted it in order to create the first and only National...

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Bringing the ’90s Back
Aug 09, 2016

Bringing the ’90s Back

Ready to feel nostalgic? Wolf Trap has a few shows coming up that will transport you back to the 1990s and early 2000s on a hit-filled trip down memory lane. Here are a few relics from the past to help you relive the new millennium all over again....

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A SUPER Story
Aug 01, 2016

A SUPER Story

Earlier this spring I heard that Wolf Trap Opera was in need of additional supernumeraries for one of my favorite operas, Puccini’s masterful La bohème. After working for nearly 30 years in opera, I thought I would try my luck on stage. A “Super” is a non-singing role that appears in crowd scenes to emphasize the director’s vision and intensify large scenes. In this production...

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Class Photo with Ms. Emily Davis’ Head Start class.
Jul 27, 2016

The U.S. Secretary of Education Learns About Learning Through the Arts

Ms. Emily Davis and her preschoolers had a very special visitor this week: U.S. Secretary of Education John King stopped by Dogwood Elementary School in Reston, Virginia, to learn about the work Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts is doing to train early childhood teachers and create positive learning experiences for students. Dr. King, a former teacher himself, requested to visit a...

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Dolly Parton
Jul 15, 2016

Share Your Park

The National Park Service has been called America’s Best Idea — an idea, realized across more than 400 National Park sites, to preserve our places, spaces, and cultural heritage not just for a few, but for everyone. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is more than a concert venue: it’s a statement that we, as a nation, treasure the arts as much as...

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