Welcome Springtime! Cherry Blossoms, Nationals Season Opener and Springtime Event Celebrate the Residents at The Apartments at CityCenter in Washington DC.

Residents: Join us tomorrow, Thursday, March 31st from 6:30-8:00 PM as we celebrate our  Washington Nationals and Cherry Blossom Festival in our “Springtime Event” at The Apartments at CityCenter DC.

Enjoy an array of ballpark specialties to include: Beer Braised Brats, Corn Dogs, Flat Bread Pizzas and Creamy Cheddar Pretzels. In addition, our Asian inspired menu will walk you through a delicious selection of crispy Shrimp Rolls, chilled Ginger Soba Noodles, Balsamic Roasted Cherry Bruschetta and a scrumptious platter of Chicken with Asian spices tossed in a Ginger Citrus Sauce. Don’t leave without a cold Yuengling lager to top it off. It’s going to be delicious!

Bring your cameras, and take your Instagram snaps using #SpringtimeAtCityCenter hashtag.

Other events to note:

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® April 16th 10:00 a.m.

Nationals Seasonal Spring Opener: April 7th against the Florida Marlins

CityCenterDC Palmer Alley

CityCenterDC Palmer Alley



First Signs of Spring: Cherry Blossoms and Cherry Picks

The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. All eyes are on when the cherry blossoms might bloom with predictions from the National Park Service forecast for March 18-23 and Washington Post‘s Capital Weather Gang predicting March 24-28.  This will be the earliest blossoms for the blooms due to the warmer winter this year.


The best viewing locations are the Tidal Basin and along the shoreline of East Potomac Park, extending all the way to Hains Point. Small clusters of trees can be found along the National Mall, just northwest of the Lincoln Memorial and around the Washington Monument.


While the festival itself focuses much attention on Japanese culture, Cherry Picks are the result of not only cultural inspiration, but also the freshest finds of the season. Restaurants show off their creativity with beverages and food that take on the flavor of DC’s signature springtime celebration. Taste cherry blossom-themed creations from many of the city’s top mixologists and chefs.  Check out the list of participating restaurants:






Master Classes, Screening, Films and Seminars Come to DC Independent Film Festival

March 4th – 15th



If you are an independent film buff get ready for a wonderful experience with the DC Independent Film Fest. All films are Washington DC premieres and many are U.S. and World premieres. The event includes seminars and workshops including a sponsored discussion with the United States Congress to discuss licensing and avatars.

The events begin on March 4th and will feature a number of unique titles. American Bred directed by Justin Chambers with a story around Detroit’s organized crime to a Chinese film directed by Liu Hao Back To The North on the story of a textile workers illness and the reaction she has for her family. Films range from comedy to drama and documentary sharing global stories brought to film. One film, various directors in a dozen different countries. Train Station premieres on March 10th.

Review their feature list:




Special Art, Film and Dining Opportunities

There are some interesting choices happening in D.C. in February, and we want to be sure you don’t miss them. Here are a few things you might not know about happening nearby.


Atlas Performing Arts Center kicks off its 10th anniversary celebration with the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2016 from Feb. 26-March 6. It includes performances, experiences and happenings in theatre, dance, music, vocal, choral, opera, visual arts, video, film, writing, sculpture, photography, circus, spoken word, public art, community art, and art space activation.
Performances include The Maverick Lemons Dance Project, Black Masala and Opera on Tap. You can also see Capital City Symphony presenting Go-Go Symphony and Washington Balalaika Society presenting a Russian Folk Orchestra.



Washington Jewish Film Festival
The Washington Jewish Film Festival runs Feb. 24 to March 6. It is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish culture. A wide variety of movies are shown at locations around the area including the National Gallery of Art, West End Cinema and the Washington DC Jewish Community Center.


Annapolis Restaurant Week

Annapolis Restaurant Week is Feb. 22 to 26. Travel a little outside D.C. and try a new place. The specials include two-course breakfasts and lunches and three-course dinners.



Presidents’ Day Quiz

Presidents’ Day Quiz

Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore


Our CityCenterDC location is a great place to celebrate Presidents’ Day in the heart of downtown D.C. In honor of the holiday, we offer some trivia about two famous presidents. Feeling confident? Give it a try:

How tall was George Washington?

A. 5’ 11”
B. 6’ 2”
C. 6’

How many children did George Washington have?

A. 2
B. 10
C. 0

What was George Washington’s middle name

A. He didn’t have one
B. Philip
C. Samuel

What year did George Washington inherit Mount Vernon?

A. 1752
B. 1759
C. 1761

What occurred during George Washington’s presidency?

A. Formation of the U.S. Navy
B. Establishment of the nation’s official currency
C. Creation of the State Department
D. Establishment of the Supreme Court
E. All of the above

What year was Abraham Lincoln elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?

A. 1850
B. 1846
C. 1842

Lincoln was born in which state?

A. Illinois
B. Kentucky
C. Indiana

What college did Abraham Lincoln attend?

A. Harvard
B. He didn’t attend college
C. University of Illinois

How old was Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated?

A. 62
B. 50
C. 56

How long into Abraham Lincoln’s presidency did the Civil War start?

A. 6 weeks
B. One year
C. 6 months

Answers: 1. B 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. E 6. B 7. B 8. B 9. C 10. A