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Movie Night at Home with Wolf Trap
in Summer

Movie Night at Home with Wolf Trap

Missing your favorite musicians this summer? They’re only a video stream away! Bring out the popcorn and welcome some of these talented music stars into your home. La La Land Why you should watch: Oscar-winning music, endless dancing, and a charismatic cast featuring John Legend, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone. A Star is Born (2018) Why you should watch: Lady Gaga took home the Best...

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07 Jul 2020
Wolf Trap Picnic at Home Recipes
in Summer

Wolf Trap Picnic at Home Recipes

Now that summer is here, relive your memories of picnics at the Filene Center! Host your very own backyard picnic with scrumptious seasonal recipes straight from Executive Chef Chris Faessen and paired with a delicious cocktail by Jaana Moilanen, Manager of Special Events Catering. Start by getting your daily dose of veggies with a tangy Kale and Yogurt Dip, served with your choice of pita...

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01 Jul 2020
Welcome 2020 Wolf Trap Opera Artists
in Opera

Welcome 2020 Wolf Trap Opera Artists

This week, we’re welcoming 15 Filene Artists, 17 Studio Artists, and four Fellows who will join the Wolf Trap Opera (WTO) roster this season. They come from all over the globe and have demonstrated impressive skills and artistry. There are several familiar faces—returning Filene Artists and folks who have been through the Studio program in years past—and new friends that we’re thrilled to welcome to the...

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29 Jun 2020
Colbie Caillat
in For Kids, Foundation

This Summer Plan a Firefly Party – At Home!

For many in the Washington D.C. area, fireflies mean the summer season has officially arrived! These magical little light bugs only make a brief appearance just before sunset during June and July, with their twilight luminescence officially signaling warmer weather. Wolf Trap’s Special Events team invites you to celebrate these backyard visitors at home and introduce young nature-lovers to the age-old tradition of catching fireflies!...

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15 Jun 2020
Celebrating Dads
in Summer

Celebrating Dads

Everyone is finding different ways to celebrate special occasions this summer. This Father’s Day weekend we are all looking for meaningful ways to honor the people we love during these unique times. In any other year, we might have celebrated by bringing family and friends to a performance at Wolf Trap. Here are just a few ways we can celebrate those dads and very special...

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11 Jun 2020
Wolf Trap’s Summer Strawberry Recipes for Home
in Summer

Wolf Trap’s Summer Strawberry Recipes for Home

Looking to get a head start on summer while at home? Celebrate the return of warmer weather with three mouth-watering strawberry recipes courtesy of Wolf Trap’s own Executive Chef Chris Faessen and Jaana Moilanen, Manager of Special Events Catering. With delicious strawberries now in season, it’s the perfect time to use some of those bright-red berries from your local grocery store or farmer’s market. Try...

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22 May 2020
Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash
in Summer

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash

Straight from the kitchen of Jaana Moilanen, Wolf Trap’s Manager of Special Events Catering, this refreshing cocktail is perfect for spring and early summer—when delicious local strawberries are in season! The delightful drink’s bright colors and sweet strawberry scent summon memories of summer picnics and cookouts. Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash (serves 1) ¼ Cup fresh strawberries cut into chunks 1 Tablespoon of simple syrup 4-5...

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22 May 2020
Strawberry Cream Crown Cake
in Summer

Strawberry Cream Crown Cake

What’s summer without a sweet treat? After picking strawberries at a local farm, Wolf Trap’s Executive Chef Chris Faessen shares a crowd-pleasing cake that he and his son created together. This delectable and easy dessert is perfect to make with the kiddos and is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! “This was my wife’s grandmother’s recipe. We always make it every year with...

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22 May 2020
Wolf Trap Honey Balsamic Glaze Seared Salmon With Fresh Seasonal Strawberry Salsa And Garden Spinach
in Summer

Wolf Trap Honey Balsamic Glaze Seared Salmon With Fresh Seasonal Strawberry Salsa And Garden Spinach

Wolf Trap’s Executive Chef, Chris Faessen, shares a flavor-filled summer twist on salmon with a honey balsamic glaze, strawberry salsa, and fresh spinach. This bright and colorful dish is excellent for a warm summer night and pairs perfectly with a cool glass of the Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash. Wolf Trap Honey Balsamic Glaze Seared Salmon 6 oz. Salmon filet 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Tablespoon...

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22 May 2020
All American Pie Recipe
in Summer

All American Pie Recipe

Pie Crust *Pre-made, refrigerated pie crust can be used Ingredients: 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup cold butter, cubed ½ cup cold vegetable shortening, cubed Pinch of salt ½ cup ice cold water Directions: Sift together all-purpose flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Using a fork, pastry cutter, or clean hands, “cut in” the cold butter and shortening into the flour until well...

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22 May 2020
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