4 Ways Wolf Trap Can Help Make Your New Year’s Resolution Happen

4 Ways Wolf Trap Can Help Make Your New Year’s Resolution Happen
Dec 21, 2015

With the New Year coming up, it’s time to kick start your goals for 2016. Read on for some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and learn how Wolf Trap can help you make them happen!

Get healthy

Lose weight. Be more active. There’s a reason these goals are a regular New Year’s resolution—let’s face it, they’re hard to stick to. After the first few gym visits, your routine gets old. For a jolt of inspiration, go outside and hike the trails of Wolf Trap National Park. Unlike the gym, admission is free and your surroundings are naturally beautiful—which also helps lower stress!


Debbie Gravitte, Christiane Noll and Jan Horvath performed broadway hits with the NSO on July, 7. Photographer: Andrew Propp

Spend more time with loved ones

Work, school, and life obligations tend to get in the way of what’s really important—spending time with our loved ones! But how do you make sure your plans with family and friends happen? Simple—set a date! When you give your plans a definite ‘when,’ they’re more likely to happen. Check out the concert schedule to see when your favorite artists are coming. Or, choose someone you’re less familiar with and discover something new.

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What better way to connect with loved ones than sharing a Nutella, Peanut Butter & Reese’s Panini, a glass of vino, and great music? With good eats, a cozy atmosphere, and top-notch artists across genres, The Barns is a perfect get-together spot. Looking to start an annual tradition? The Filene Center has something for everyone, whether you want to party on the lawn with friends or enjoy an elegant evening out. And at Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, the artists know how to light up the hearts of those young and young-at-heart for some quality family bonding.


Learn something new

Stepping out of your comfort zone is a great way to keep your mind sharp—plus, you might discover a new talent or passion along the way. Want to learn to sing or play a new instrument? Get better at a musical craft you already know? Wolf Trap’s private lessons are an excellent place to start, with classes in piano, guitar, and voice. No matter how much experience you have, Wolf Trap’s professional instructors will work with you on your unique goals. Working with an instructor also means you’ll have someone to hold you accountable for practicing, which means you’re more likely to stick to your resolution!



Give back to the community

Want to give young learners the gift of education? What if you could help them develop language, literacy, and even math skills using the arts? What if you could give college students the competitive job training they need to succeed? At Wolf Trap, you can do all these—and more! When you buy a performance ticket, become a Wolf Trap member, or volunteer at the Park, you help extend the Wolf Trap experience to hundreds of thousands of people each year, and support arts and education programs that benefit arts lovers of every age.

Marvin Hamlisch and Brian Stokes Mitchell performed at the Filine Center on July 29, 2011. Photographer: Teddy Wolff