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Thank you for RSVPing to Public Citizen's 2023 Gala - we look forward to seeing you!
Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Dessert Reception
National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th St NW & F St NW
Dress: Cocktail attire. It’s our 50th, let’s get a little fancy!
Entrance: Please use the F Street entrance. It’s a large venue, but don’t worry there will be staff with signs to guide you.
Registration: Once inside the museum, walk through the doors and up the short set of stairs. Proceed through the next set of doors, thru security, and there will be tables with Public Citizen greeters who will be there to assist you in checking-in at the F Street lobby.
Seating and Menu: Your table assignment as well as your meal preference will be on your nametag, given to you at registration.
Cocktail Reception: From registration, please turn right and go down the hall. There will be elevators on your left; please take them up to the Third Floor. We will be in the Great Hall and Luce Center. For a map of the museum, please visit this link.
Important: No food or drink are permitted in the third floor galleries. Red beverages are only allowed inside the Kogod Courtyard at dinner.
Dinner, Program and Dessert Reception: From the Great Hall and Luce Center, please head back down the elevator to the first floor or take the stairs down. Dinner will be served in the Kogod Courtyard. There will be staff with signs to guide you.
Diet Restrictions: If you need a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meal, or if you have other dietary restrictions, please tell reach out to Kristen Caruana at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we may be unable to accommodate meal changes after June 1.
Coat check: A complimentary coat check will be available on the first floor.
Metro: Please take the Red, Green or Yellow line to the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro stop. If you exit the station at F and 7th Streets NW, the museum will be directly in front of you on the next city block. Cross the street and walk-up F Street NW, towards 8th Street NW, and the entrance to the museum will be on your right. If you exit the station at G and 9th Streets NW, you will be on the city block of the museum; walk up 9th Street NW and make a left onto F Street NW, towards 8th Street NW. The entrance to the museum will be on your left. Look for the staff with signs to guide you.
Parking: There are several parking garage options available. Please visit this link to find a garage. These garages charge hourly rates. Please note that we are unable to validate parking.
Accessibility: For a ramp accessible entrance, please use the G Street Entrance (between 7th and 9th Streets NW.) Public Citizen greeters will be there to direct you from the G Street Lobby to the event. For more information on accessibility at the museum, please visit this link.
If you have any questions please contact Kristen Caruana at email@example.com or 202-588-7759.