United States Capitol Police Press Releases: PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” Concert 2006
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United States Capitol Police Acting Chief Christopher M. McGaffin
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  
   

PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” Concert 2006

On Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at 8:00 p.m., PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” Concert will be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.  There will also be a dress rehearsal on Monday, July 3, 2006 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Public access to the West Lawn begins at 2:30 p.m. on both days.

Additional security precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and security of those in attendance.  Anyone attending the events will be required to pass through security before entering the event site.  This will include an administrative search of all bags, backpacks, and closed containers.  Strollers and folding chairs will be allowed in. 

The following street closures will be in effect beginning Friday, June 30, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.:

  1. First Street, NW/SW between Peace Circle and Garfield Circle

The following street closures will be in effect beginning Sunday, July 2, 2006 at 5:00 p.m., through 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2006:

  1. First Street, NW/SW between Constitution Avenue and Independence Avenue
  2. Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between First Street and Third Street
  3. Maryland Avenue, SW between First Street and Third Street

Anyone planning to attend this event is encouraged to use public transportation, and to bring plenty of drinking water.  The United States Capitol Police would also like to remind those attending either event of the District of Columbia law prohibiting the possession of any open alcoholic beverages.

For additional information on PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” Concert, please refer to the following website: http://www.pbs.org/capitolfourth/.  For public transportation information, please refer to the following website: http://www.wmata.com/tripplanner/4thbrochure_2006.pdf.

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If you have any questions regarding this release or security procedures, please contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.

  Prepared by:
  Sergeant Kimberly Schneider
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer