HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! The Washington Nationals -- winners of 25 of their last 35 games -- play the Miami Marlins at 11:05 a.m. The Nationals are now 44-41. TRUMP’S BIG DAY -- “Inside the effort to build suspense — and crowds — for Trump’s Fourth of July,” by WaPo’s Juliet Eilperin, Josh Dawsey, Ashley Parker and Dan Lamothe: “[T]he White House has also been scrambling in recent days to line up enough attendees, as Trump’s aides fret that either thunderstorms or the traditional free concert on the other end of the Mall could diminish the crowd for Trump’s 6:30 p.m. speech. ... “The administration has provided 5,000 tickets to the military, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. Trump’s reelection campaign has handed passes out to allies, donors and trade associations — from the American Bankers Association to the British Embassy, according to people familiar with the matter, while several fundraisers and operatives … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook: Will Trump get the 4th he wanted?
Atlanta july 4th events
The Fourth of July presents a multitude of programming choices, whether it’s the new season of a continuing series, feature films, live sporting events or a beautifully photographed nature series. Here’s a guide to some small-screen treats. “Stranger Things” Netflix Season 2 ended with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) closing the “gate” to the Upside-Down dimension. Season 3 opens with scientists secretly conducting experiments on it. The spooky series welcomes Cary Elwes and Maya Thurman-Hawke to the cast. Wimbledon: Second-round play 6 a.m.-11 a.m., ESPN It’s Day 4 at the All-England Club in London. Expect stars such as Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Coco Gauff to approach the net. “Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration” 7 a.m. on Decades TV A July 4th marathon of 42 episodes from Rod Serling’s ’60s-era sci-fi classic “The Twilight Zone,” starting at 7 a.m. and running through 7 a.m. Friday and … [Read more...] about Your guide to the best TV on the Fourth of July
Peachtree Road Race officially kicks off the holiday with 60,000 people taking part in the morning sprint from Buckhead to Midtown. As usual the race starts at Lenox Square and makes its ways down Peachtree Street to 10th Street and Piedmont Park. Note that the start time for the race is now earlier to help beat the summer heat. The wheelchair race begins around 6:15 a.m. and the foot race at 7 a.m. Spectators are strongly encouraged to take MARTA, which will begin running at 4 a.m. on race day. Many restaurants and bars will be open along the route, so check with your favorite watering hole. Ahead of the race, the annual Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo will be held July 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Building C at the Georgia World Congress Center. Downtown July 4th CelebrationFourth of July Celebration returns to Centennial Park this year with fireworks, DJ Yvonne Monet and food trucks. Gates will open at 7 p.m. and fireworks begin at approximately 9:45 p.m. If you’re planning … [Read more...] about Fireworks, parades and celebrations on tap for 4th of July
A FREEDOM READING FOR THE FOURTH OF JULYFourth of July traditions include barbecues, picnics and fireworks. Now, New Orleans residents may be able to add a new experience to that list with Clove Production’s “Star-Spangled 4th of July Marathon Reading of the Mueller Report.”The event — also called #ImpeachableYou — will feature more than 50 people taking 20-minute shifts at Happyland Theater (3126 Burgundy St.) to do a theatrical reading of the 448-page report on the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.The reading will begin July 4 at 6 a.m. and wrap up around 2 a.m. the following morning.Michael Martin of Clove Productions, who is organizing the event, will kick off the reading. Martin also is the creator of “Verbatim Verboten” — word-for-word readings of transcripts taken from surveillance tapes, tapped conversations and leaked emails of government officials and everyday people.The event will include … [Read more...] about What to know in New Orleans this week (July 2, 2019)
The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will move to the Fourth of July weekend beginning in 2020, NASCAR officials announced Tuesday afternoon. The annual race took place in late July or early August over its first 24 years but was moved to early September in 2018. It remains scheduled for Sept. 8 this year but will move to Sunday, July 5, next year. Officials said the move was part of a revamped schedule for the NASCAR Cup Series. “There’s no better venue to throw a massive party for our nation’s birthday than the Racing Capital of the World,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said in written comments. NASCAR and IMS officials moved the Brickyard 400 to September last year in an attempt boost decreasing attendance at the race. The first Brickyard 400 race drew 275,000 fans in 1994 but crowds had dwindled to an estimated 35,000 by 2017. Fans had long complained about sweltering temperatures at the event, so the change to early September and a beefed up … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Brickyard 400 moving to Fourth of July weekend in 2020