This weekend, 1,200 kids in D.C. will be able to play soccer, thanks to some quick maneuvering.
The Stoddert Soccer league plays overlapping games on Saturdays at Carter Barron, which, you guessed it, is closed due to the government shutdown. Parents received an email warning after the shutdown saying games may be cancelled.
Soccer parents and cleat-wearing-kids, rejoice:
“We have every single game placed for this coming Saturday. . . . There will be no changes in game times,” said an email sent from Tom Goss, administrator of DC Stoddert Soccer.
Other things that will happen this week, despite the grown-ups who can’t emulate the “play nice” lessons we are trying to teach our children, include a performance of Lulu and the Brontosaurus at Imagination Stage, with Judith Voirst signing books; this National Symphony Orchestra performance for kids at the Kennedy Center this weekend; and, of course, various pumpkin and fall festivals in Maryland and Virginia.
Don’t, however, expect to see Goodnight Moon, because Glen Echo is shuttered. As is the zoo, the Smithsonians, and yes, lamely, a few playgrounds. So check out this gallery of fun things to do with kids to get you through the shutdown.