Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington’s famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.
Metro ridership was nearly double the average on Saturday thanks to the Cherry Blossom Parade and warm weather.
D.C. Police are warning of street closures and possible traffic delays this weekend due to the National Cherry Blossom Festival and events at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank complex.
Peak bloom means at least 70 percent of Cherry Bossom trees around the Tidal Basin are blossoming with pink and white flowers.
The Cherry Blossoms should bloom along the Tidal Basin within the next 10 days.
Despite the long, snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington’s famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they’re predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday.
A 360-year-old Japanese stone lantern that sits among Washington’s cherry blossom trees now has a more prominent place on the National Mall.
The body of a man was pulled from the Potomac River near the Roosevelt Memorial early Thursday morning.
A nonprofit business group in downtown Washington is doing a spring cleaning in honor of cherry blossom season.
The National Park Service has updated its predicted peak bloom time for the District of Columbia’s cherry trees for a second time, moving it back a few days.