Celebrating Chinese New Year with a Party on the 25th

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These red lanterns are hung to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. Chinese New Year remains the most important holiday in China. Its celebration begins on the last day of the Chinese calendar and culminates on the 15th day of the new year with a lantern festival, making it the longest festival in the Chinese calendar.

It is celebrated throughout the world, in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations. The largest celebration outside of China is in San Francisco, CA.


Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one.  Those born in sheep years are often artistic, charming, sensitive, and sweet. It is known as the most creative sign in the Chinese zodiac.

Residents are invited to our Chinese New Year Party on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00 to 8:30 on the Mezzanine. We will enjoy traditional foods, drinks and music to welcome in the Year of the Sheep.

Thanking Asia Nine for what will be a delicious menu.





Trivia on Washington to honor President’s Day

In honor of President’s Day, here is some lesser known trivia about the inspiration for our very District of Columbia:


  • George Washington was the only president to be elected unanimously.
  • He was the only president that did not live in the White House.
  • He delivered the shortest inaugural address of all time. He had only one tooth at the time and his dentures often gave him pain. It was only 133 words long and took a mere 90 seconds to deliver.


  • George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree. The legend was made up by Mason Weems shortly after Washington’s death.
  • He had many sets of false teeth, but none were made of wood; they were actually made from human or animal teeth and ivory or lead.
  • It is also said that he threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River. However, the Potomac is over a mile long and there were no silver dollars when he was a boy.

The Man

  • George Washington never attended college. In fact, he stopped attending school at age 15.
  • One of his hobbies was to breed hound dogs. He often gave them rather unusual names like: Tarter, Venus and Sweet Lips.
  • He inherited 11 slaves from his father, as was commonplace at the time. Though he owned more than 300 at his death, they were emancipated in his will and some were paid pensions for decades.
  • After retiring from the presidency, he built one of the largest whiskey distilleries in the U.S.


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The Apartments at CityCenter is More than just ‘Pet Friendly’

Your pets are your family. At The Apartments at CityCenter, your pets are more than that – they are our four-legged residents, VIPs (Very Important Pets), and also candidates for our PAW-PARAZZI.

Each month, we select a resident pet as our Paw-Parazzi of the month from those nominated by their owners. They are featured in our Facebook, Twitter and Blog posts, as well as in a place of honor in a frame at the Concierge Desk.

With our rooftop SkyBark, complimentary dog treats at the Concierge Desk and Home Away From Home Services that can cover feeding your pets as you travel, we strive to make your family pets feel as important as you do.

Would you like to see your pet as PAW-PARAZZI of the month? Send an email with a photo TACCConcierge@bozzuto.com and let us know a little about what makes your pet special.

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Charity Begins at Home – Supporting Our Community – Food & Friends DC

At The Apartments at CityCenter, we believe that supporting the community isn’t limited to the holiday season. We will be partnering with local charities throughout the year, making it easy for you, our residents, to give where you live and make this corner of your world feel like home.


Starting in February, we will be offering support to Food & Friends, the only DC-based charity that provides food, nutrition counseling and friendship to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. Food & Friends’ staff of professional chefs and community dietitians design meals that meet the special dietary needs of persons living with a broad range of illnesses. These meals are delivered 6 days a week – every week – throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia at no cost to the recipients.

The impact of the work done at Food & Friends is best explained by some of their clients:

“I am extremely lucky to have Food & Friends in my life. I would never look or feel good without your help, care and support.”

“They are always kind and professional, even the little 12-year old boy who delivers to us. It gives you this sense of humanity, like you’re in contact with a larger community than yourself, and it just gives you this little pin prick happiness.”

“Since I have been dealing with Food & Friends, my health has been beautiful. I haven’t been in any hospital. My doctor says I am getting better.”

Look for special collection boxes at the Concierge Desk in each building and donate generously. $25 will provide one full day of meals for a child or adult living with a life-challenging illness. We are collecting cash and checks made to Food & Friends. The change in your pockets at the end of each day could make a huge difference to someone struggling in our community.

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