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national cherry blossom festival: washington, dc

photo by: Ron Cogswell

What: the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Where: Washington, DC
When: now!

A rite of Spring is the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. This year however it celebrates its Centennial—the 100th anniversary of the gift of the cherry trees from Japan—so record breaking attendance is expected, especially with the early arrival of warm weather.

In conjunction with the festival, many other cultural activities are planned—check the events calendar but don’t miss the Blossom Kite Festival on March 31st or the 100 years of Kimono exhibit at the Mandarin Oriental.

There’s also the 5x5 project, a curated city-wide contemporary public art exhibit featuring 25 temporary art installations which will be on display throughout the celebration—a few for up to four months.

Thanks to jake, store manager georgetown, dc for this submission.


september 2011

photo by: Ron Cogswell In the ten years since September 11th, the towers that fell have became a symbol of strength, and remembrance.

So it’s no surprise that the tons of steel salvaged from Ground Zero are being re-used for these same inspirational ends.

In 2009 for example, 7.5 tons went into building the mighty USS New York.

And since 2001, the Port Authority of NY stored and allocated the balance—approximately 1200 pieces—to various locations across the nation to help create some 225 memorials.

To see a few, visit inhabit NYC—devoted to green living and forward-thinking urban designs, planning and environmental policy.


announcing: georgetown

photo by: Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL Spring is in the air and April is just weeks away from the opening of CB2 Georgetown.

Named after King George II in 1751, and originally a DC industrial port on the Potomac, Georgetown evolved into one of the nation’s most iconic neighborhoods.

Its charm lies in its brick row houses and early Federalist architecture, cobblestone streets, and the prestigious Georgetown University campus—most of which are now protected since the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.

We’re counting the days and if you are too, follow us on facebook and twitter for the most current information.