There's now a second inaugural shindig scheduled for the neighborhood, with the Post reporting on
a "DC Presidential Inaugural Gala
" to be held at the US DOT HQ
at New Jersey and M on January 19 from 8 pm to midnight
. It's being run by the "District of Columbia Presidential Inaugural Committee" (
I don't yet know whether it's an official city entity or not; sure sounds like it, but I haven't yet confirmed
). This is not Mayor Fenty's official ball (at the DC Armory) or the council's official ball (at the Wilson Building). Still trying to find out more.
Tickets are a mere $244.51 per person, says the Post. More when I get it. This is the night after the Capitol Riverfront Gala
being thrown at 70 I Street
. No actual inauguration-night balls for Near Southeast yet, though. Here's a comprehensive list
of all the galas, balls, and other festivities planned throughout the four-day extravaganza.