Saturday, April 12, 2014

PAST: Some Free events as part of the Cherry Blossom Festival on SUN, April 12

Sunday, April 12

Final Day of Free Performances at the Tidal Basin Stage!
12:00pm - 6:00pm
See link above for the full schedule of performances, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Today's lineup includes Irish Dancing, Batala all-women percussion group, Hawaiian Hula & Polynesian dances, and more!
Tidal Basin Stage
501 Maine Ave SW
Metro: Smithsonian

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Ranger-Led Programs
The beautiful and delicate cherry blossoms cultivated in the National Mall and Memorial Parks have inspired generations of viewers since 1912. A gift from Japan, the flowering trees symbolize friendship between nations, the renewal of spring, and the ephemeral nature of life. Blooming occurs between mid-March and mid-April depending on the species of tree and annual environmental conditions. Programs include: Cherry Blossom Ranger Talks, Walk with a Ranger, Lantern Walk, Bike Tour, Running Tour, and more events for kids and even one for dogs!
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
701 West Basin Drive SW
Metro: Smithsonian is closest

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Anacostia River Festival
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Celebrate the Anacostia River, its history, ecology and the communities that live and work alongside it. This Free event will bring together residents from across the region to engage in hands-on art workshops, musical performances, tours of historic Anacostia, boating and even fishing workshops!
  • Kayak and Canoe Paddle Experience
  • Performances Throughout the Day
  • Live Birds of Prey Demonstration
  • Make your own River Masterpiece
  • Anacostia River Photography Exhibition
  • River Mural Workshop
For more information visit:
Anacostia Park
1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Metro: Anacostia, Free shuttle buses will run from Anacostia and Eastern Market metro stations to the Festival. Driving? Free parking available at Maritime Plaza 1220 12th St SE and Anacostia Metro Station 1101 Howard Rd SE. Free shuttles from both sites. Biking? Free bike valet! Capital Bikeshare station at Anacostia Metro. 

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