Κυριακή, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2009

Presidential Inauguration '09!



Inaugural Events Calendar Below is a list of official Inaugural events established by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

To see a list of unofficial Inaugural events, visit Destination DC.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
Doors open: 8:00 AM
Event Begins: 2:30 PM
Location: The Lincoln Memorial, between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW on 23rd Street
This event is free and open to the public
Public gates open at 8:00 AM at the following locations:
Public Entry A: Constitution Avenue at 19th Street
Public Entry B: Constitution Avenue at Virginia Avenue
Public Entry C: 17th Street at North Elm Walk
Public Entry D: 17th Street at South Elm Walk
Public Entry E: Independence Avenue at the DC War Memorial
The Reflecting pool area, JFK Hockey Fields and Constitution Gardens are open to the public and space will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Restricted Items for the Lincoln Memorial grounds for the Inaugural Opening Ceremonies:
Firearms
Ammunition
Explosives
Weapons of any kind
Aerosols
Supports for signs
Packages
Coolers
Thermal or Glass containers
Backpacks
Bags and signs exceeding the size restrictions of 6" X4"X8"
Laser Pointers
Animals other than helper/guide dogs
Structures
Bicycles
Any other items determined to be a potential safety hazard
Monday, January 19, 2009

Renew America Together: A Call to Service

On Monday, the President -elect, Vice president-elect, and their families - just like Americans across the country - will participate in activities dedicated to serving others.

To find out more about "Renew America Together" or find a service event near you, please visit
UsaService.org

Community Service Day Lunch
This event is invitation only, and it will be pooled press. Please check
www.pic2009.org regularly for updates.

Kid's Inaugural: We Are the Future
Concert for America's Children
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
Event Begins 7:00 PM
Location: Verizon Center
Please visit
www.pic2009.org for more information about the event.

Bipartisan Dinners

Each of the three bipartisan dinners will honor an American whose lifetime of public service has been enhanced by a dedication to bipartisan achievement.

National Building Museum
Honoree: General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
Event begins: 5:00 PM
This event is invitation only, and it will be pooled press.

Hilton Washington
Honoree: Senator John McCain
Event begins: 5:00 PM
This event is invitation only, and it will be pooled press.

Union Station
Honoree: Vice President-elect Joe Biden
Event begins: 6:30 PM
This event is invitation only, and it will be pooled press. Tuesday, January 20, 2009Swearing-In CeremonyGates open: 8:00 AMLocation: US Capitol, West Front
No tickets are required to view the Inaugural Ceremony on the National Mall west of 4th Street.

Inaugural Luncheon
Location: United States Capitol

This event is not open to the public. Please contact the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies at (202) 244-2228 for more information.
2009 Inaugural ParadeGates open: 7:00 AM
Event begins: approximately 2:30 PM Location: Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The majority of the parade route will be free and open to the public for standing room access. Viewing spots on the parade route are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Commander-in-Chief's Ball
Location: National Building Museum
Doors open: 5:30 PM
Event begins: 7:00 PM
Event Concludes: Approximately 12:00 midnight
This event is by invitation only. Neighborhood Inaugural Ball Location: Washington Convention Center, Hall D
Doors open: 5:00 PM
Event begins: 7:00 PM
Event Concludes: approximately 10:30 PM
A portion of the tickets will be reserved for DC residents. Visit
www.pic2009.org for further details.

Youth Inaugural Ball
Location: Washington Hilton
Doors open: 7:00 PM
Event begins: 9:00 PM
Event concludes: approximately 2:30 AM
Young Americans age 18 - 35

Obama Home States Inaugural Ball
Location: Washington Convention Center, Hall E
Doors open 5:00 PM
Event begins: 7:00 PM
Event concludes: approximately 11:30 PM
Illinois and Hawaii invited guests

Biden Home States Inaugural Ball
Location: Washington Convention Center, Ballroom
Doors open: 6:00 PM
Event begins at 8:00 PM
Event concludes: approximately 11:30 PM EST
Delaware and Pennsylvania invited guests

Eastern Inaugural Ball
Location: Union Station
Doors open: 8:00 PM
Event begins: 10:00 PM
Event concludes: approximately 2:30 AM
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands invited guests

Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball
Location: Washington Convention Center, Hall A
Doors open: 6:00 PM
Event begins: 8:00 PM
Event concludes: approximately 12:30 AM
Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, and West Virginia invited guests

Midwest Inaugural Ball
Location: Washington Convention Center, Hall C
Doors opens: 6:00 PM
Event begins: 8:00 PM
Event concludes: approximately 1:30 AM
Kansas, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Missouri invited guests

Southern Inaugural Ball
Location: DC Armory
Doors open: 8:00 PM
Event begins: 10:00 PM
Event concludes: approximately 2:00 AM
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas invited guests

Western Inaugural Ball
Location: Washington Convention Center, Hall B
Doors open: 7:00 PM
Event begins: 8:00 PM
Event concludes: approximately 1:00 AM
Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Oklahoma, Guam/AS invited guests
Wednesday, January 21, 2009National Prayer ServiceDoors open at 7:30 AM. All ticketed guests should arrive before 8:30AM
Location: Washington National Cathedral
The event is not open to the public. The service is by invitation only and tickets are required.

The morning after the inaugration, a National prayer service with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and members of their families will be held at the National Cathederal. The service will bring together dignitaries and Americans of diverse faiths to celebrate the previous day's events through prayer, readings, and musical performances.


For the latest information on all official inaugural events please visit
www.pic2009.org