Jazz in the Garden Date Night

Aug 21, 2019

by: Evan

Unsuccessful starts to this post:

1. Are you more of a YAS Queen or a Jazz Queen? Personally, I am unsure because i’ve never been within 10 feet of a saxophone.

2. Thanks to Ryan Gosling, Jazz is alive and well. Unfortunately, he had to pay far too high a price. Tonight we look at why his loss is our gain.

3. Tired of planting four quarter notes and harvesting one whole waste of an evening? Try jazz!

Jazz music, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, sangria, and a blanket. These are the tried and true ingredients for this edition of (say it with me) Bjorndal Date Night! The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden hosts a live concert nearly every Friday night during the summer called “Jazz in the Garden”. Found here (https://pavilioncafe.com/jazz/jazz-schedule/) you can see the calendar of events for the whole summer! 

WE INTERRUPT THIS POST WITH AN URGENT NEWS BULLETIN

*****THE FINAL CONCERT OF 2019 IS THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD! LAST CHANCE BEFORE 2020 TO GET OUT THERE AND JAZZ****

WE WILL NOW RETURN YOU TO YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING

So for those of us coming from Arlington, the Sculpture Garden is just a short Metro trip from home to the Smithsonian stop. We made our way from the south side of the National Mall to the Sculpture Garden and after a brief purse inspection, we were greeted by the sweet sounds of, yep you guessed it, jazz. The Sculpture Gardens have multiple stations setup where you can purchase wine, beer, or sangria by the glass or pitcher. The price is surprisingly reasonable for a D.C. drink; roughly $6-7 per glass and $16-18 per pitcher. We went with the sangria and, after no more than five minutes in line, we started scoping out spots to sit down. In the end, we found a comfy landscaping wall to sit on! We ended up coming back another time to YAS in the Garden and found a grassy spot with a couple friends! Understandably so, this event is pretty popular, so its good to be prepared to get there early or be up for sharing some space with “new friends”. 

Once we were able to grab a seat, we really savored the hot summer evening and the lively band. It was an incredible way to quickly feel miles from work week trouble and the longer you stay, the more relaxed you are medically* guaranteed** to*** feel****.

*can’t be sure it’s medical

**it’s definitely not

***technically we can’t say that either

****perception is a tricky legal thing

Post Jazz, we strolled over to Karma Modern Indian for an incredibly delicious dinner. Fun fact left to the end of this post is that this date was planned by Hannah for me! She knows I love trying new foods and Karma was such a thoughtful gift to me on our Date Night! 

Will you join in our fun? Is Jazz in the Garden one of your favorites too? More thoughts on Jass (silent J) that we left unsaid? Comment below or send us a message!

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