The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the U.S. will open its doors to the community on Saturday, May 5, to showcase Venezuelan culture and traditions as part of Passport DC, an annual event featuring global culture through concerts and other activities held at the diplomatic missions in Washington.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Venezuelan Ambassador’s Residence and the Bolivarian Hall, the adjacent cultural space, will be open to the public. Guests can expect music, dance, refreshments, activities for children, and an atmosphere of fun and entertainment.
On display will be various works of art including paintings by recognized Venezuelan artists that are part of the collection of the official residence. A video will also be shown in the Bolivarian Hall about tourist attractions in the country, and of course, the traditional and very refreshing sugar cane-based drink, papelón con limón, will be served.
Passport DC is an annual event organized by Cultural Tourism, an independent coalition of more than 230 cultural organizations. Seventy embassies are joining the festivities this year, the fifth year of the event. This is the fourth year that Venezuela has participated. Last year, the Bolivarian Hall welcomed over 3,500 people.
What: Passport DC
Where: Venezuelan Ambassador’s Residence (2443 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC 20008)
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Press Office – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / April 30, 2012