Blossom Watch

Cherry Blossom events

Thursday, March 28

History of the Gift of the Trees: Listen to John R. Malott, president of the Japan-America Society of Washington, as he gives a lecture about the history of the 1912 gift of trees from Tokyo. Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Asia Division Foyer, 1st St. SE. Noon to 1 p.m. Metro: Capitol South.

A walk around the Tidal Basin

Macy’s Cherry Blossom Flower Show: Springtime Essentials Fashion Show: Preview the season’s trends. Meet style expert, author and TV personality Daisy Lewellyn, the Queen of Effortless Chic. Macy’s at Metro Center, 1201 G St. NW. 5:30 p.m. Metro: Metro Center.

Mount Vernon Excursion Cruises: Cruise as the captain gives a narrated tour of the Potomac River’s famous landmarks. Once docked at Mount Vernon, visitors will have 31 / 2  hours to tour the estate before returning to the cruise. Cost: $44.95 for adults, $38.95 for children. Tickets may be bought online or by phone. Spirit Cruises, Pier 4, Sixth and Water streets SW. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Metro: Waterfront.

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