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Release Date: December 6, 2012

National Gallery of Art Announces "DJs in the Garden: Spin, Cut, & Groove" Thursday Nights through February 2013

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Washington, DC—On Thursday, December 6, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden ice rink introduces the new evening event DJs in the Garden: Spin, Cut, & Groove. Even with a chill in the air this winter, skaters can warm up every Thursday night (6:00–9:00 p.m.) with a different guest DJ spinning popular music from the 1960s through today—hip-hop, R&B, disco, pop, rock 'n' roll, soul, and more. Skaters are welcome to make requests and twirl across the ice to their favorite tunes. DJs in the Garden will continue through February 28.

The experience of skating in the Sculpture Garden, surrounded by the grand architecture of national museums and monuments, is enhanced by views of splendid large-scale sculptures by such post–World War II artists as Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, Tony Smith, and others from the Gallery's renowned collection. The Pavilion Café offers a gourmet espresso and hot chocolate bar, complete with toppings, liqueurs, and biscotti. The ice rink is located on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW.

DJ Schedule:

Dec 6: DJ D-Mac, Jayclue, and Rusty B.
('70s/'80s disco & roller rink jams)

Dec 13: DJ Meistro
(reggae, Latin, Afropop)

Dec 20: DJ D-Mac
('50s/'60s R&B, blues, soul, rock 'n' roll)

Dec 27: DJ Meistro
('90s/'00s pop, hip-hop, dance)

Jan 3: DJ Stereo Faith
('70s/'80s disco & pop)

Jan 10: DJ Neville C.
(reggae, Latin, Afropop)

Jan 17: DJ Name Names (Ian Svenonius)
(doo-wop, soul, R&B)

Jan 24: DJ Stylus
('80s R&B, boogie, dance)

Jan 31: DJ Jayclue
('90s/'00s pop, hip-hop, dance)

Feb 7: DJ Rusty B.
('70s/'80s disco & pop)

Feb 14: DJ Stylus
('80s R&B, boogie, Valentine's Day slow jams)

Feb 21: DJ Neville C.
('50s/'60s R&B, blues, soul, rock 'n' roll)

Feb 28: DJ Stereo Faith
('90s/'00s pop, hip-hop, dance)

Ice-Skating Rink Hours and Fees

The hours for the skating rink are as follows:
Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
(weather permitting)

During the evening, when the Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed to the public, access to the ice-skating rink is restricted to the entrances at Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive near 9th Street.

The skating fees for a two-hour session (beginning on the hour) are as follows:
$8 for adults
$7 for skaters age 50 and over, children age 12 and under, or students with a valid school ID

Please call the ice rink office at (202) 216-9397 for additional information. The Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed on December 25 and January 1.

The skate rental fee is $3 (ID required as a deposit), and lockers are available for $0.50 ($5 deposit required). Season tickets are available for $195.

General Information

The National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden are at all times free to the public. They are located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, and are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on December 25 and January 1. For information call (202) 737-4215 or visit the Gallery's Web site at Follow the Gallery on Facebook at, Twitter at, and Instagram at

Visitors will be asked to present all carried items for inspection upon entering. Checkrooms are free of charge and located at each entrance. Luggage and other oversized bags must be presented at the 4th Street entrances to the East or West Building to permit x-ray screening and must be deposited in the checkrooms at those entrances. For the safety of visitors and the works of art, nothing may be carried into the Gallery on a visitor's back. Any bag or other items that cannot be carried reasonably and safely in some other manner must be left in the checkrooms. Items larger than 17 by 26 inches cannot be accepted by the Gallery or its checkrooms.
For additional press information please call or send inquiries to:
Department of Communications
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
phone: (202) 842-6353
e-mail: [email protected]
Anabeth Guthrie
Chief of Communications
(202) 842-6804
[email protected]

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