Celebrate July 4th this weekend!

Even if you’re not in D.C., you can enjoy some July 4th festivities online.

Celebratory events in DC this weekend include the  Fyre Fest-like “Salute to America” on the Mall. If you’re looking for BBQ in DC, check out these 10 great spots with BBQ specials like grill packs, rib racks, and more.

The Hamilton film is dropping on Disney+ at 3 AM Eastern time on July 3. The film is a live recording of three different 2016 performances edited into one.

See details on the Fourth of July fireworks show on the National Mall. There will be more than 10,000 fireworks that will start launching at 9:07 PM. Read more about it at Washingtonian.

Green website design lowers energy use

Back in the dial-up days, we had to design websites that loaded quickly. Now there’s a recent trend to go back to basic web design in order to conserve energy. Low-tech Magazine​ shows why and how they redesigned their website to lower energy use. Except for their use of solar panels, it’s very similar to the way designed websites pre-YouTube. Check them out at Low Tech Magazine.

NASA names headquarters after aerospace engineer Mary Winston Jackson

NASA names headquarters after aerospace engineer Mary Winston Jackson (1921–2005) who calculated orbital mechanics that were essential to the success of the crewed spaceflights. Johnson also overcame the barriers of segregation and gender bias to become a leader in ensuring equal opportunities for future generations. Read more about Johnson and other hidden figures at NASA.

Tech companies honor Juneteenth

“In the last couple of weeks, many tech companies have announced plans to make Juneteenth an official holiday for employees or recognize the day in some other way. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and Twitter, was the first major tech CEO to announce that Juneteenth would be a paid holiday for employees. Since then, companies like FacebookGoogleAmazonUber and Lyft have announced their own respective plans to commemorate the day.” Read more about it at TechCrunch.