The Pavilion Cafe is found amidst the casual elegance of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. A Jazz Garden Restaurant Café in Washington DC in the summer, a winter wonderland of ice skating in the winter.

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Jazz in the Garden at Pavilion Cafe at Sculpture Garden

Jazz in the Garden at National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden:

There are few D.C. summertime staples as enduring as Jazz in the Garden. Every Friday from mid-May to late August, office drones, interns and tourists alike gather at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden to sip sangria and listen to live jazz. Sometimes, the music plays second fiddle to the scenery and the hum of conversation. But at this year’s opening show, you should pay special attention to the band, the JoGo Project. Led by former Chuck Brown Band saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, the group fuses go-go and jazz (and a little funk and hip-hop) into something you’d find only in the District. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Through Aug. 24. Free.
700 Constitution Ave., N.W. 202-216-9397

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Cafe Hours of Operation

Labor Day to mid-November
Mon - Sat:  10 am - 4pm
Sun:            11 am - 5 pm

mid-November - mid-March
Mon - Thu:  10 am - 7pm
Fri - Sat:      10 am - 9pm
Sun:              11 am - 7 pm

mid-March - Memorial Day
Mon - Sat:  10 am - 4pm
Sun:            11 am - 5 pm

Memorial Day - Labor Day
Mon-Thu:  10 am - 6pm
Fri:             10 am - 8:30 pm
Sat:            10 am - 6 pm
Sun:            11 am - 6 pm

Ice Rink Hours of Operation


Pavilion Cafe Location

Constitution Avenue and
Madison Drive entrances
at 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC
202-289-3361, ext. 5