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Posts Tagged ‘Tidal Basin’
This year's projection for peak bloom: March 31 to April 3.
The nearly never-ending winter seemed like this day would never come, and yet: The cherry blossoms hit peak bloom today, according to the National Park Service.
Peak bloom refers to the time when 70 percent of the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin are in bloom. This is the latest peak bloom date the city has [...]
Full Slideshow. Tidal Basin, April 7th. © 2013 Matt Dunn
Slideshow. Tidal Basin, March 18th. © 2012 Matt Dunn
The Cherry Blossom Festival will celebrate its centennial next year, and in honor of 100 years of pink blossoms, we'll be getting two and a half times more festival—the two-week celebration is being extended to five weeks. And the Japanese ambassador is pretty jazzed:
Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese ambassador to the United States, noted that the festival [...]
Tidal Basin, February 25
The Assosciated Press is reporting today that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's Jr.'s family has charged the foundation raising money to build King's memorial on the National Mall $80,000 in licensing fees. The fees were leveled for using King's images and words on fundraising materials—the ones designed to encourage private donations for the "Stone [...]