City Paper is not for tourists
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival seeks volunteers: It announced today that it is still looking for a few brave souls to work the popular event:
It “needs capable and enthusiastic volunteers before, during and after its annual Folklife Festival, which will be held on the National Mall Wednesday, June 25 through Sunday, June 29 and Wednesday, July 2 through Sunday, July 6.”
The festival is known to be a great time. And it is also infamous for huge crowds and sweltering heat. Read the rest of the press release after the jump.
“Volunteers for “NASA: 50 Years and Beyond” will help the men and women of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration stir the public’s imagination through live presentations, hands-on activities and demonstrations as the agency celebrates its first 50 years. Volunteers supporting the “Texas: A Celebration of Music, Food and Wine” program will work with the program participants to present the rich music, food and wine traditions of the Lone Star State. Volunteers for the “Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon” program will help the Festival’s 120 Bhutanese participants share the living traditions that define and sustain their culture. Volunteers also are needed at the Marketplace (the Festival’s retail venue) and in the information kiosks.”
If you feel like signing up, call this number(!): (202) 633-6484. Or you can go to the Fest’s volunteer page.—Jason Cherkis