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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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Great River Expeditions

The mystery and adventurous allure of distant rivers held a fascination for American explorers of the 19th and early-20th centuries. Author and maritime historian Andy Jampoler recounts true stories of voyages of discovery along the Congo and Amazon and to the Dead Sea.

Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:30 AM
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.
Discover Cuba: One Island, Many Worlds

After so many years, a thaw in diplomatic relations offers hope for greater opportunities for Americans to travel to Cuba and to rediscover a still-evolving island and its people. Emilio Cueto, a popular Smithsonian Journeys’ study tour leader to Cuba, takes you on a virtual journey around the amazing island in the Caribbean.

Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 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.