After their first week interning at various federal agencies, the 2015 ILF Civic Fellows gathered at Union Station’s Center Cafe to enjoy a dinner hosted by Mrs. Lily Mui, ILF New York Advisor. Fellows were able to chat while relaxing in the ambiance of the beautiful historic station.
An interesting tidbit: at the height of Union Station’s traffic during World War II, as many as 200,000 people passed through in a single day. It wasn’t that busy when we visited, but we did have a great opportunity to people-watch the many travelers below as we sat on the extended balcony of Center Cafe.
To round out the dinner, we had a surprise birthday celebration for the fellows with June/July birthdays. We were treated to a beautifully decorated red velvet cake as we all wished Michelle, Selina, Henry and Emily a very special happy birthday.
After the dinner, ILF Fellow Andre Luu gave a small presentation on the history of Union Station. For Andre’s thoughts and experiences thus far in D.C., please visit his personal blog.
Post written by 2015 ILF Fellows Hali Mo and Calvin Su