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Friday, May 22, 2015

This Weekend #NearbyMuseumTower: May 22-24

Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us and Museum Tower Dallas has the best ways to celebrate. From patriotic events honoring those who serve our great nation to plenty of family fun to welcome the beginning of summer, there are always exciting happenings #NearbyMuseumTower. Don't let the rain keep you inside. Get out and experience the best of Dallas:

Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
6.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Summer at the Arboretum is in full swing. Displaying an incredible selection of seasonal plantings, this year’s theme is “Flower Houses: Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist.” At this time, the garden features four topiary houses up to 15 feet tall currently enveloped in red, white and blue flowers. In honor of Memorial Day weekend and our armed forces, the Dallas Arboretum will also have flags and patriotic music in the gardens all weekend long along with free admission all four days for all active duty members and veterans of the United States Military and first responders. Celebrate this great nation and those who serve it with a beautiful day at Dallas’ natural oasis #NearbyMuseumTower.

Dallas City of Learning Summer Kickoff
Saturday, May 23
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
187 Feet from Museum Tower Dallas

Commonly referred to as the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend is a time to step outside and celebrate the upcoming season. Despite the recent rainy weather, take the opportunity to kick off the summer months with Dallas City of Learning #NearbyMuseumTower at Klyde Warren Park this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bring the entire family to enjoy interactive activities fostering curiosity and generating new knowledge! Discover what it’s like to create by building a tin box sculpture with Fossil Group designers, practice engineering by inventing electronics and turning everyday objects into touchpads, or even soar the skies by climbing into the cockpit of a plane with the Frontiers of Flight Museum. More the finance type? Learn to spot counterfeit money with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Nature, architecture or art lover? Join the Trinity River Audobon Center to learn about the friendly neighborhood pigeon, build the city of your dreams with Dallas Center for Architecture, or create a mural with the Catalyst Arts Movement. There’s something for everyone – after all, living at Museum Tower Dallas you’re at the center of a city without limits. As always, food and drinks are available at the many delicious food trucks spread around Klyde Warren Park. Here’s to hoping for sunshine!

Carry The Load Memorial March
Sunday, May 24 to Monday, May 25
3:30 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Reverchon Park and The Katy Trail
1.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Remember, Honor, Celebrate. Join Carry The Load’s vision to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day by connecting Americans to the sacrifices of our military, law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel. The 20-hour walk is dedicated to fallen U.S. servicemen and women, honoring the dead and the true spirit of Memorial Day. Participants can join in the march, which raises money for charity, for a few minutes or the whole 20-plus hours. On a weekend that many spend celebrating or relaxing, it’s important to take the time to remember the people who gave up everything for their country. This is one of the best ways to do it.

Soluna Festival: Salute to the Armed Forces
Sunday, May 24
8:30 p.m.
187 Feet from Museum Tower Dallas

Previously showcased on SOLUNA Takes Over: Must See Events at the First Ever International Music and Arts Festival #NearbyMuseumTower, this weekend’s Salute to the Armed Forces is a must see performance. Circling back to this year’s theme, Destination (America), Carry The Load and Jaap van Zweden join forces to create a united front for the inaugural SOLUNA’s closing ceremony. Bringing minds and hearts back to the true significance of Memorial Day, Salute to the Armed Forces will feature a program of patriotic favorites and is certain to be a moving tribute to members of the Armed Forces, veterans, first responders and families. Salute to the Armed Forces will further honor those who have served our country with a piece created by video artist Monte Laster. If you can’t make Salute to the Armed Forces, don’t worry. The Dallas Symphony will performs its annual Memorial Day concert at Flag Pole Hill on Monday at 8:00 p.m. followed by a lively fireworks show. On behalf of all of us at Museum Tower Dallas, we honor and thank those who have protected our freedoms and served this great nation.

Last but not least, celebrate the holiday weekend with a barbecue right at home at Museum Tower Dallas. Undoubtedly one of the best places to spend the long weekend, MUSEUM TOWER provides rich opportunities for outdoor entertainment, recreation and rejuvenation for residents and their invited guests. Featuring premium ready-to-use grilling appliances and comfortable dining areas, MUSEUM TOWER is the perfect place to celebrate the summer season. Grill out, sip a fresh cocktail and surround yourself with stunning downtown sunset views while enjoying unforgettable moments with friends and family.