D.C. National Harbor celebrates women's health with Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association and National Harbor shops and restaurants celebrate Go Red for Women, Thursday, February 21. Photo: National Harbor

NATIONAL HARBOR, February 19, 2013 Grab your best girlfriend and head to DC’s best vacation spot National Harbor for the Thursday, February 21st American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative event.  

Heart disease claims the lives of more than 8 million women each year – and the American Heart Association fights back by organizing events year round to bring awareness regarding the disease to women across the country.

From fundraisers to discounts to special programming, National Harbor is increasing awareness to Women’s Heart Health by hosting its own Go Red for Women Day; bring a friend and dress in red!

Events to include:

From 10am-5pm – The National Children’s Museum will host educational programming to highlight the importance of exercising for heart health. This is a great way for parents and children to learn healthy habits together!

From 11am-2pm – McDonald’s at National Harbor will be offering free blood pressure screenings; everyone who gets their blood pressure screening will receive a free Premium Salad or a free Large Sandwich. There will be a spin wheel for prizes and Ronald McDonald will make an appearance (call for times)!

Starting at 5pm – Check-in to the event at The Tasting Room Wine Bar & Shop. Tasting Room will have goodie bags for the first 100 people who arrive wearing red!

The goodie bags will contain freebies from many National Harbor boutiques and a list of all participating retailers so you can plan your night. The Tasting Room will also be offering red wine tastings and specials!

Starting at 6pm – Bobby McKey’sNational Harbor’s own dueling piano bar, will be hosting a Go Red for Women fundraiser. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. Bobby McKey’s has generously offered to donate a percentage of all sales for this event to the American Heart Association.

2 Sessions at 6pm & 8pm – Complimentary yoga classes! Bring a mat and find your zen. We ask that you check-in with an event organizer at The Tasting Room to be put on the list for each class and to get directions to the fitness class location. 

All Day – More than a dozen of our retailers will be offering great deals and promotions on items like heart healthy foods to red-themed apparel.  Some discounts are limited to those only wearing red so be sure to visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/VisitNationalHarbor or check out our events page onwww.NationalHarbor.com for all the details!

Friday, February 23rd will have families enjoying Black Friday at National Harbor. Stores will be providing special discounts and events that are family friendly, many offering discounts and gifts with purchase. 

Visit the Black Friday web page for more information and list of participating retailers. 

National Harbor Restaurant Week March 4th through 17th

Visit National Harbor for the Go Read for Women event and then return for National Harbor’s Restaurant Week, March 4 through 17, offering discounted three course fixed-priced lunch ($20.13) and dinner ($35.13) menus. 

A word of warning, March 14th to 17th is the Conserative Political Action Conference and National Harbor will be busy!  You may want to enjoy Restaurant Week prior to this weekend. 

Participating Restaurants include:

Bond 45

Fiorella Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen

Grace’s Mandarin

Harrington’s Pub & Kitchen

Ketchup

McCormick & Schmick’s

McLoone’s Pier House

Public House

Rosa Mexicano

Sauciety

Thai Pavilion

The Tasting Room

Please visit National Harbor Parking and download their interactive parking ap for information on where to park and how much the different lots will cost.

Water Taxis to National Harbor are run by the Potomac Riverboat Company and run from  Old Town Alexandria, The Georgetown Waterfront, and Mt. Vernon to the Gaylord National.  Please call 703-684-0580 for information and to confirm availability. 

Check WMATA for bus route information for travel from Washington, DC to National Harbor.

The above information is provided by National Harbor and service providers and is deemed reliable however travelers need to verify all schedules and events for any changes. 


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