Social Events

Monday, June 22nd

Trip to National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport
10:30am – 5pm, $33

Together with the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall, the Udvar-Hazy Center houses the largest collection of aviation and space artifacts in the world. The main hangar offers three levels of exhibits, including special elevated skywalks to view aircrafts hanging from the ceiling. Some of the most famous aviation artifacts on display include the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest jet in the world; the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima; and the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the first space shuttle built for NASA. The museum also has an IMAX theatre offering 3-D films.

Visitors will have an hour or so to browse the collection before taking a special guided tour. Buses will arrive and depart from the University’s Stamp Student Union in College Park, and boxed lunches will be provided.

Wednesday, June 24th
6:00-11:00pm, $76

Join us for a crab feast at Buddy’s Restaurant, a family-owned and -operated establishment in downtown Annapolis, located on the Chesapeake Bay and home to the U.S. Naval Academy. Buddy’s will be serving up Maryland’s traditional hard shell blue crabs, and you can try your hand at cracking and picking crabs. There will also be a buffet including crab legs, steamed shrimp, garlic mussels, steamed clams, various fish dishes, hot and cold pasta dishes, fried chicken, seafood gumbo, vegetable medley, salads and dessert. After dinner, stroll around this 18th century seaport town and browse its many boutiques, ice cream shops, and antique stores.