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Cherry Blossom events

Saturday, March 23

National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony: Learn how the gift of trees evolved into a city-wide extravaganza. There will be performances by artists from the United States and Japan. The ceremony is free, but reservations are required. Warner Theater, 513 13th St., NW. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Metro: Metro Center or Federal Triangle.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Days: Presented with the National Building Museum and sponsored by Safeway, the eighth annual family festival features hands-on activities and performances that celebrate spring and explore Japanese arts and design. National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Metro: Judiciary Square.

Japanese Culture Day: Library of Congress staff members will introduce children and adults to Japanese culture through origami, book readings, kimono trials and other activities. Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Young Readers Center, 10 First St. SE. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Metro: Capital South.

A walk around the Tidal Basin

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


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