National Mall

October 7, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Bethesda Artist’s ‘America: Remember’ Display Commemorates Those Who Died from COVID-19

On Sept. 16, when Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg finished setting up her display by the Washington Monument of one flag for each American felled by COVID-19, she oversaw the planting of 666,600 small white flags. On Wednesday, Firstenberg and volunteers pulled up 701,000 flags, the most up-to-date number of deaths. When the Bethesda resident began imagining […]

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July 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Guide to 4th of July Celebrations in Montgomery County

Guide to 4th of July fireworks shows, festivals, and other celebrations in and around Montgomery County There are many reasons to celebrate the Fourth of July this year. Montgomery County leads the country in vaccinations, with more than 67% of residents fully vaccinated. This makes Montgomery County number one in the country for counties with […]

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July 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: This Weekend We Celebrate Being ‘Freer From the Virus Than We’ve Been”

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says this Independence Day will be freer than the last. “This weekend we’re celebrating being a little bit freer from the virus than we’ve been,” he said during a press conference Friday as July 4 weekend arrives. He apologized for the county not hosting fireworks this year, but said it […]

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March 2, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Anuncian Fechas Proyectadas para ver los Cerezos en Flor

El lunes, el Servicio de Parques Nacionales (NPS) anunció que están proyectando este año el punto máximo de los cerezos en flor en su esplendor entre el 2 de abril y el 5 de abril, en Tidal Basin en Washington. D.C. Según el sitio web oficial de Cherry Blossom Watch, el esperado desfile anual del […]

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March 1, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Projected Peak Bloom Dates for Cherry Blossoms Announced

On Monday, the National Park Service (NPS) announced that they are projecting peak bloom for this year’s cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington. D.C. to fall between April 2 and April 5. “The peak bloom date is defined as the day when 70% of the Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) blossoms are open,” […]

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June 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Will Extend Service for 10 Stations on July 4th

Metro will extend service at 10 stations after 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall.  The affected stations are: L’Enfant Plaza, Smithsonian, Federal Triangle, Metro Center, McPherson Sq, Farragut West, Foggy Bottom, Rosslyn, Farragut North and Gallery Place. More frequent service will begin at 4 p.m. for these stations and after 9 p.m. they […]

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October 22, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Nationals’ Well Wishers Include Area Athletes, Teams and Landmarks

There is no shortage of well wishers for the Washington Nationals as they begin their quest Tuesday night for their first World Series title. Go #Nats, from the (temporarily and unofficially) rechristened @Nationals Mall! #WorldSeries — Nationals Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) October 22, 2019 Best of luck to the Washington @Nationals in the #WorldSeries, from […]

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July 22, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Smithsonian’s Apollo 11 Celebration 50 Years in the Making

The Smithsonian Institution knows how to throw a celebration.  Use an iconic image of America, the Washington Monument, then turn it into a projection screen for their 17-minute video montage of world history and the Apollo 11 Moon mission. Borrowing from the high technology of key sponsors, the Smithsonian edited video catalogs of NASA and […]

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July 19, 2019 | Ambika Narula

A Weekend to Remember Apollo 11

This weekend you can relive the thrilling launch of the Apollo 11’s Saturn V Rocket and enjoy the Apollo 50th-anniversary festival hosted by National Air and Space Museum and NASA on the National Mall. There will be a free 17-minute projection show to recreate the launch of the Saturn V Rocket and the first Moon […]

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July 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 19 in Montgomery County

Update: The rabies clinic on July 21st is canceled due to the extremely high temperatures in the forecast. Today is Friday, July 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Dangerous Weather Continues: The temperatures are expected to hit triple digits today through Sunday evening. The National Weather Service issued a […]

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