Credit: Screenshot via Georgetown BID Video

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Ah, the dog days of summer: when beaches beckon and shoppers promenade through Georgetown under white parasols.

The Georgetown Business Improvement District is kicking off a “ParasolShare” initiative on Friday to help people keep cool during the city’s notoriously hot months. Almost 50 businesses—including “stores, restaurants, salons, galleries, and hotels”—are participating in the parapluie pilot.

Never held a parasol before? Fret not! The BID has created a video envisioning how one might do so in Georgetown:

YouTube video

See where you can pick up one of them and commence your journey to dandier times in the BID-provided map below: