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Celebrating Fourth of July 2020

With many firework shows and celebrations canceled, and with recommendations to remain physically distant from others in place, Fourth of July looks a bit different this year. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that the holiday cannot resume with fun Fourth of July plans. We have some ideas for helping to make your Fourth of July 2020 still one to remember.  

  1. Watch Fireworks 

This one is a given. Even though you may not watch fireworks in person this year, many cities are streaming their firework and live music displays so that you can watch them right from your couch. Boston and Nashville, which have confirmed they are going forward with televised events that will include previously recorded material, as well as live performances. 

  1. Fourth of July Cocktails  

Holidays are the perfect time to try out a new cocktail recipe, especially if you will be home. This easy Fourth of July cocktail will be your new favorite drink—whether it’s the Fourth of July or not! And if you’re in the mood for a non-alcoholic cold, refreshing drink, we’ve got you covered with Red, White, and Blue Daquiris 

  1. Patriotic Movie Night  

There is certainly no shortage of patrioticthemed movies. And just because you’re social distancing doesn’t mean you still can’t get your crew together and watch themNetflix Party allows you to watch movies and shows with your friends by adding a group chat to your screening party.  

  1. Have a Picnic  

Celebrate Fourth of July 2020 al fresco with a picnic. From creating a Bar in a Jar to easy food storage tips, HGTV has all the picnic hacks you need for making your picnic a success.  

  1. Bake Patriotic Desserts 

You can’t celebrate the Fourth without some red, white, and blue! Ring in the holiday with these festive, sweet treats that the whole family will love.  

Six Productivity Hacks for Telework Week 2020

This week, March 2-6, we celebrate Telework Week in Virginia and DC. Teleworking can be incredibly convenient, as it cuts out commuting stress and costs, creates flexibility, and allows you to work without typical office distractions. Working from home has an abundant number of perks, but even the most focused teleworkers can get distracted at home.

For instance: the pile of clothes in your laundry basket, dirty dishes in the sink, the trash that needs to go out – your home can pull you in all directions, causing your productivity to suffer.

Whether you work from home every day or have the opportunity to enjoy Telework Week at home, we have six hacks for making Telework Week 2020 the most productive week of your year. Read More

Try Transit Week 2019 Wrap-Up

Every year for one-week, DRPT encourages commuters to take public transportation to work by pledging to try transit. Highgate Connect celebrated this year’s Try Transit Week with a breakfast event at Highgate on Thursday, September 19th. All residents who attended were eligible to enter a raffle to win either a $100 SmarTrip Card or a $50 Republik Coffee Bar gift card. Congrats to our two big winners!

Residents were also able to sign up to take the Pledge to Try Transit during the week of September 16-20 at the breakfast event and enter to win additional prizes, including a year of free public transportation fare, a pair of round-trip Northeast Regional Amtrak tickets, and local prizes.

We appreciate all who came out to help make Highgate Connect’s Try Transit Week breakfast a success. If you have any questions about how to improve your commute, please contact us at info@highgateconnect.com. Thanks again for participating and be on the lookout for more fun events and information from Highgate Connect.

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