Spring and summer activities at the National Mall may not occur this year due to sequestration budget cuts. The Fourth of July fireworks will still be taking place, but the annual Sylvan Theatre concert has been canceled.
The National Arboretum will close to the public from Tuesday to Thursday starting on May 13th, and 10 percent of vacant maintenance jobs will not be filled anytime soon, possibly increasing the amount of trash in the area. The National Archives will also [...]
On Monday night, more than 100 people took part in the “Run for Boston”, a race taking place one week after the bombings occurred during the Boston Marathon. The length of the race was 4.09 miles, which was the number seen on the official race clock when the explosions happened.
The route took runners south to the National Mall where they were encouraged to stop and take pictures of the scenery. Boston-native music also blared from speakers as the runners warmed [...]
December 1, 2012
News Writer/News Assistant
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The holiday season is a great time to visit our nation’s capital. Whether planning a tour of the White House or ice skating in the Sculpture Garden, there is a festive ring to the city sure to delight the entire family. This year, Inauguration Day will draw even more visitors to Washington, DC. With hundreds of thousands flocking to the District for the momentous event, it is imperative to plan ahead [...]
In response to Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s comment during the first debate regarding cutting funds to PBS, supporters of the Public Broadcasting Service have organized a rally to be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on November 3rd. In true Sesame Street fashion, the Million Puppet March will bring together enthusiasts of PBS and children’s educational programing with humor as well as seriousness.
Just three days before the election, this event highlights issues that many voters consider important. Organizers [...]
“American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will be performing at the July Fourth celebration on the National Mall. His performance, which will be the winner’s latest since his time on “Idol,” comes after a series of kidney surgeries that began while the singer-guitar player was competing for America’s vote. Phillips’ trip to the nation’s capital will be his first. It will also be the second time the “Idol” star travels far outside of his home in Leesburg, Georgia. In Washington D.C., [...]
Former first lady Laura Bush and President Barack Obama will celebrate the groundbreaking for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The new national museum will showcase black life, art, and history on the National Mall. On Wednesday, the Smithsonian Institution announced that Obama will speak at the groundbreaking event on Feb. 22 that will be hosted by actress Phylicia Rashad.
The former first lady serves on the advisory council with Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, and others. The [...]