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If you are attending Smithsonian Associates programs on April 29, 2017, please be advised that there might be some traffic delays due to an event taking place on the National Mall. For information please check mpdc.dc.gov.

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Alan Alda: The Science and Art of Communicating

Interviewing a wide range of guests as host of “Scientific American Frontiers” on PBS propelled Alan Alda to investigate new ways to communicate complex ideas more effectively. He digs into the heart of what it means to be a true and empathetic communicator as he shares techniques, which also draw on the actor’s arts of storytelling and improvisation, that can be incorporated into everyday communications.

Date
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Emerson String Quartet 2016-2017 Concert Series (37th Season)

The Emerson String Quartet returns for its 37th year at the Smithsonian—and its 40th anniversary season—with a 5-concert series that displays the range and unparalleled musicianship of an ensemble hailed as “the one indispensable quartet” by Newsweek. This concert features music by Mozart, Debussy, and Dvorak.

Date
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A Day at Winterthur
All-Day Tour

Join decorative arts specialist Erin Kuykendall for an in-depth exploration of the exceptional collection of American decorative arts and antiques on view at the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library. The tour to the historic du Pont estate includes a special visit to Winterthur’s conservation lab for a look at ongoing projects, and a chance to stroll through its famed gardens in all their spring beauty.

Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Niagara Falls: A Summer Spectacular
3-Day Tour

One of North America’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders is the perfect destination for a visit that includes all the don’t-miss attractions of Niagara Falls—and a memorable dinner in one of Ontario’s most historic and charming towns.

Date
Depart: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7:00 a.m.
Return: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
The Rise of Genghis Khan: Forging the Mongol World Empire

Historian Michael Chang of George Mason University examines the path that transformed an ambitious warrior named Temujiin into Genghis Khan, a forward-thinking, politically savvy ruler of a the largest contiguous land empire in history.

Date
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.