National Cherry Blossom Festival daily highlights

March 23, 2013
Blossom Watch

Cherry Blossom events: Sunday, March 24

National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Days presented with the National Building Museum. Hands-on activities for children and performances that celebrate spring and explore Japanese arts and design. Sponsored by Safeway. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Metro: Judiciary Square.

Washington Photo Safari, afternoon blossoms. A workshop in travel photography and camera use, using the afternoon blossoms at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin as a backdrop. Cost: $69 per person. FDR Memorial Bookstore, Basin Drive and Ohio Avenue SW. 3-5:30 p.m. Metro: Smithsonian.

Monuments-by-Moonlight cruise. An hour-long ride by DC Cruises along the illuminated monuments and the Kennedy Center on a heated boat with bar and restrooms. Cost: $26 for adults, $14 per child ages 4-12. 7:15 p.m., 8:20 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Washington Harbor, 3100 K St. NW. Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU.

For details on all events, visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. The Cherry Blossom hotline is 877-44BLOOM (442-5666). All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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