Sunday, January 20, 2013
See photos from President Obama's 2013 Inaugural Parade here. If you're attending the inaugural parade, upload your photos to this page!
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See photos from other local residents attending the 2013 presidential inauguration Monday. Are you going to be in downtown D.C.? Upload your photos here, too!
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Snow showers still possible for the afternoon and evening.
The weather forecast for President Barack Obama's second inauguration suggests temperatures could be warming into the low 40s as events get underway in Washington, D.C. on Monday. But a chance of snow showers is still possible after 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The forecast for Monday, which is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day, calls for mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 43. The chance for precipitation is at 40 percent, with no significant snow accumulation expected. If you're going, here are some tips for what to wear to watch the inauguration ceremony. And we have complete coverage at our Presidential Inauguration 2013 page.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
As Obama takes the oath on Jan. 21, temperatures could be in the low 30s with some winter weather possible Monday.
The weather forecast for President Barack Obama's second inauguration calls for temperatures in the 30s, and those cold temperatures may be paired with some snow flakes. But temperatures will begin to fall below freezing overnight Sunday and early into Monday and will just begin reaching the upper 30s as the event begins. The National Weather Service says temperatures may reach up to 38 degrees in Washington on Monday. Winds will be up to 10 mph. The view should be unobstructed for the main event at noon under partly sunny skies, but the NWS suggests scattered snow showers may begin after 1 p.m. There's a 30 percent chance of precipitation. If you're going, here are some tips for what to wear to watch the inauguration ceremony. And we …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
How to get around Washington on Inauguration Day, including Metro rail, bus, driving, biking and walking.
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Monday, January 14, 2013
All you need to know for the Jan. 21 event.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
If you haven't been invited to an official ball, there are plenty of other inaugural balls you can attend.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to attend just two official inaugural balls — the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball for members of the U.S. military and the Inaugural Ball. Both official balls are at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The ticketing period for both events has closed. But, if you still want to get dressed up and dance the night away, there are a number of “unofficial” Inaugural Balls—ones that are sponsored by state parties or societies, non-profit organizations or other groups. While there won’t be a presidential visit, they can be a lot of fun. The Virginia Inaugural Ball is sponsored by the Democratic Party of Virginia and the Arlington County Democratic Committee. It …
Buyers and sellers are now doing business on Craigslist, outside ticket outlets.
People hoping to attend one of President Obama's two official Inaugural balls woke up Monday morning to find out that they are likely out of luck. The Washington Post reported Monday that the tickets sold through Ticketmaster sold out before they even went on sale, blaming the error on a "computer glitch at Ticketmaster." The official Inaugural Committee's Facebook page had nearly 400 messages Monday afternoon from people irate about the incident. "Make this Ticketmaster thing right or lose a lot of volunteers for the festivities," wrote one woman named Barbara. A woman named Judy wrote: "This should have been a fair process in which all who were selected had a chance at the public tickets. I took off work to be home Monday just so I would…
If you didn't get a ticket from your local congressional office, there are areas of downtown DC where you can watch the 2013 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama without a ticket. Or, you can buy a ticket from a reputable online source.
The time has passed for members of the public to request tickets to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, but you can still watch the inauguration from the downtown Mall. President Obama's swearing-in will take place at noon Monday, Jan. 21 on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. (He'll be sworn in privately the day before, due to a constitutional requirement that he be sworn in by Jan. 20.) Each Senator and Representative received a limited quantity of free tickets that they may distribute to the public at their discretion. Most congressional offices accepted ticket requests right after the 2012 election and are in the process of choosing who receives those tickets and informing those people. You Can Buy Tickets... “With that said, the …
“Only the heartiest will ride from Fairfax City and beyond," says area cycling enthusiast. Bicycles are not allowed at the inauguration itself, but you can still bike into the district and avoid the crowds. Here’s some advice from the pros.
There's a way to get to the inauguration without worrying about Metro, traffic or parking—take your bike. "Bikes are, by far, the easiest and quickest way into and out of the Mall for the inauguration," said Mark Blacknell, of the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee and author of Clarendon Cycles on Patch. Alan Young, of Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (and a Burke Patch Local Voices contributor), agreed. Biking to the presidential inauguration downtown is “one of the easiest ways to get in and out there is,” Young said. He biked into the inauguration in 2009 with his sister and nephew. Routes Into the District from Virginia “Only the heartiest will ride from Fairfax City and beyond,” Young said, but he also suggested people …