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Cherry blossoms to peak earlier than expected

The National Park Service says the cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin will peak earlier this year than initially expected.

Tags: National Park Service , Rob DeFeo , cherry blossoms , C&A processssom Fesitval ,

Friday - 03/20/2009, 07:15pm EDT

Dance Off: Court rules against birthday dance at Jefferson Memorial

You can't dance if you want to -- at least not at the Jefferson Memorial, according to a federal appellate panel.

Tags: Jefferson Memorial , National Mall , U.S. Park Police , Thomas Jefferson , U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit , Mary Brooke Oberwetter , Gary Emerling

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 03:47pm EDT

The man to thank for Washington's cherry trees

Tourists and locals who soon flock to the Tidal Basin to enjoy cherry trees in full bloom have a Japanese businessman to thank.

Tags: Jokichi Takamine , cherry trees , cherry blossoms

Sunday - 02/27/2011, 05:33pm EST

MLK memorial will bring more cherry blossoms to the Tidal Basin

The Tidal Basin is already the most popular spot to check out Cherry Blossoms, but soon there will be even more for visitors to check out thanks to the national memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial , cherry blossoms , Lisa Anders , Harry Johnson

Sunday - 01/16/2011, 04:25pm EST

What a weekend: Gorgeous weather, cherry trees

D.C. will be hopping this weekend. Warm weather, Easter, the cherry blossoms and a couple of great sporting events will bring crowds into the city.

Tags: cherry blossoms , National Cherry Blossom Festival , Metro

Sunday - 04/04/2010, 01:54pm EDT

Cherry Blossoms to peak even earlier

The chief horticulturist for the U.S. Park Service revised his prediction. He now says 70 percent of the blossoms will be open Wednesday.

Tags: National Cherry Blossom Festival , cherry blossoms , Rob DeFeo , National Park Service , tourism

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 01:19pm EDT

Cherry Blossom Festival underway

The National Cherry Blossom Festival begins Saturday and continues through April 11. Many trees along the Tidal Basin are already showing off beautiful blossoms, and peak bloom is expected between April 1 and April 4.

Tags: Cherry Blossom Festival , D.C. , Japan , William Howard Taft , National Mall , National Parks , Michelle Basch

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:04pm EDT