Inauguration Day 2009

    The Ceremony
    The 240,000 ticket holders will pass through security checkpoints to view the West Front of the Capitol, while hundreds of thousands more will pack the Mall and nearby areas to watch the ceremony on jumbotrons. Tickets and special security checks are not required for standing on the Mall, but the area is expected to be crowded early on Tuesday, well before the ceremony starts at 11:30 a.m.

    The Parade
    People wanting to view the parade are required to pass through metal detectors, and the list of prohibited items is long; among them are coolers, bottles, strollers and umbrellas. The checkpoints open at 7 a.m. and will close when the parade route cannot accommodate more spectators.

    For a full list of banned items and other information:

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    Inauguration Day 2009 1The Swearing-In Ceremony
    United States Capitol, West Front
    11:30 AM
    2009-01-20 11:30:00 UTC 2009-01-20 00:00:00 UTC

    Barack Obama and Joseph R. Biden Jr. are sworn in as the 44th President and Vice President of the United States. Inaugural Luncheon
    United States Capitol
    1:00 PM
    2009-01-20 13:00:00 UTC 2009-01-20 00:00:00 UTC

    President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., and members of their families will attend an inaugural luncheon hosted by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.
    Inaugural Parade
    Pennsylvania Avenue
    2:30 PM
    2009-01-20 14:30:00 UTC 2009-01-20 00:00:00 UTC

    The majority of the parade route will be free and open to the public for standing room access. Viewing spots along the parade route are available on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of bleacher seats were available for sale but have sold out.
    Neighborhood Inaugural Ball
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Hall D
    7:00 PM
    2009-01-20 19:00:00 UTC 2009-01-20 22:30:00 UTC

    Official Inaugural Ball
    President Obama’s Home States Ball
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Hall E
    7:00 PM
    2009-01-20 19:00:00 UTC 2009-01-20 23:30:00 UTC

    Official Inaugural Ball
    Commander in Chief’s Ball
    National Building Museum
    7:00 PM
    2009-01-20 19:00:00 UTC 2009-01-21 00:00:00 UTC

    Inauguration Day 2009 2

    [Here: nytimes]


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