Gay Day

Classic American Cars in the Motor Court

Classic American Cars in the Motor Court

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Hillwood proudly welcomes the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. Join us in September for a day of festive celebration, presented each year since 2002 and supported by Hillwood’s GLBT Advisory Committee.

Marjorie Merriweather Post's tradition of opening her home to visitors for grand entertaining is the backdrop for Gay Day. Traditionally beginning with a Family Garden Party with games, picture books, and hands-on fun entertainment, breakfast treats are served on the Lunar Lawn with Rainbow Families DC. Gallery talks enlighten visitors about the collections, while performances from groups such as the Rock Creek Singers of Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and DC Lambda Squares showcase the contributions of our community partners. 

Upcoming events

  • Gay Day, Family Fun Days
    Saturday 6 September - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    Connect with other LGBT families in Hillwood's unique setting at this family celebration!

    $0-$15
    Tickets not yet available
  • Gay Day
    Sunday 14 September - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

    This year the exquisite jewelry and luxury objects collected by and designed specially for Marjorie Merriweather Post, style icon and favored Cartier client, add a touch of sparkle to the 13th annual Gay Day. 

    $5-15
    Tickets available
  • Divas Outdoors, Dina Merrill Film Program, Gay Day
    Thursday 18 September - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

    The weather may be cooling down in September, but this film is sizzling! Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon star in Some Like it Hot  under the stars at Hillwood, with our with presenting partner Reel Affirmations. This camp classic is sure to inspire laughter and fun across the Lunar Lawn. Help set the scene by coming in character or entering our elaborate picnic competition, and enjoy films from the classic Hollywood era.

    $10-15
    Tickets available
DC Lambda Squares at Hillwood

DC Lambda Squares square dancing in Marjorie Merriweather Post fashion

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Arts and Crafts at Hillwood

Families participate in a art project at the morning Family Social

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Chef preparing pancakes at Hillwood

A chef prepares pancakes for guests at the Family Social

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Classic American Cars displayed in the Motor Court

Classic American Cars displayed in the Motor Court

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DC Swing performs during the Director's Reception

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