Astronauts have not gone to the moon in more than 50 years. This will change in late 2024, when the Artemis II mission will send four astronauts to the moon.
Fiesta Asia Street Fair
May is Asian Heritage Month, and one of the biggest events is the Fiesta Asia Street Fair along Pennsylvania Avenue. Here’s what we saw last weekend during the 18th year of the annual festival:
Vietnam War – 50th anniversary
It’s been 50 years since the Vietnam War, and Congress authorized and the Defense Department sponsored a nationwide 50th commemoration to “thank and honor our Vietnam veterans and their families, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the Nation.”
Different times and places
This May, there are many chances to get transported to different places and eras without having to actually leave D.C.
The azaleas of D.C.
While cherry blossoms get all the attention, the azaleas are also an iconic spring sight in D.C.
It’s Duckling Season!
One of the magical times of the year is when new broods of ducklings are born.
The spring festival season comes to a spectacular end
The cherry blossoms faded a couple of weeks ago, but the month-long Cherry Blossom Festival just ended with two big events last weekend – the parade and Sakura Matsuri – while the Emancipation Day celebrations happened at the same time just a few blocks away.
2023 So Far…
We asked photographers from the DMV to send in some of their favorite images from this year so far and we were impressed by the variety of what they shared. They captured portraits and protests, sunsets and abandoned buildings, furry creatures, kites, and of course, cherry blossoms.
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool has been drained for spring cleaning, and people are having a great time walking in it.
Kites and Blossoms
Last Sunday was a joyous day in D.C., with the Blossom Kite Festival and the cherry blossoms in full peak. It seemed like all of D.C. was there – Metro set a recent high point with 340,000 passengers on Sunday, bikes were everywhere, plus all the mis-guided people who attempted to drive.