DC Cherry Blossom & Kite Festival Photowalk on 3/26

UPDATED SCHEDULE:  THE LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO GREENBELT METRO. (Please do not adjust the suggested meetup location or time). Event is Rain/Shine and will be cancelled only if there is thunder/lightening in DC. Here's the schedule for the meetup. The return time is approximate - you can stay longer or leave earlier if you need to.

2pm meet @Greenbelt Metro to travel together (Get/load your metro card for roundtrip first and then come back to the Outside/Front of the Metro Entrance - we will go through the turnstyle as a group by 2:15pm).

3pm arrive & meetup rest of the group in DC (Call Joanne's Cell at 3pm for where to meet the group if you are already in DC - if you don't give Joanne your cell, we won't be able to contact you on the day of)

3-7pm photowalk (kites near the monument...end up at the basin for sunset)

7pm head back from closest metro

8pm-9pm arrive@ Greenbelt Metro

Organizer: Joanne Kim [masked])

RSVP YES: please call/text your cell phone and name to Joanne by Saturday evening. 

View the Cherry Blossom web site: http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

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  • Royal B.

    Had a great time Joanne...a little "chilly", but we had no crowd issues, rain and very few clouds!!! Looking forward to the next photowalk!!

    March 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It turned out to be a perfect day for a photowalk! We were treated by the kites that showed up despite the postponed kite festival. There was no crowd (probably because of the snow earlier in the day)! The Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial looked stunning against the cherry blossoms (which were definitely in FULL bloom!). Royale was a great photowalk buddy!

    March 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's Photowalk Day! I heard haven't heard from a few of you...so, the assumption is that YOU will contact me if you want to connect with the meetup group. Just to get our entire meetup group more inspired, please post your amazing photowalk photos here (add photos). Also, in case you are interested, there is a photo contest that I spotted on the cherry blossom site. Landscapes, People, Festivities. Good luck! http://cherryblossom.fotodc.org/

    March 27, 2011

  • Royal B.

    FYI: According to the Cherry Blossom website, the kite festival has been cancelled due to inclement weather forecast. Remember it's rain or shine; and maybe snow in the early morning :-0

    Everyone that's still going please remember to text or call Joanne @[masked]-8561. This is to ensure that everyone can find the group either at the Greenbelt Metro or downtown, DC. Also please text or email Joanne if you have a last minute change of plans and will not be going on the photowalk. Thanks

    March 26, 2011

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from Smithsonian Metro to Greenbelt metro station

    March 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    All, I made specific changes to the details for this meetup. Please see the update. Thanks!

    March 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I originally suggested 2pm-8pm (timeframe: 2pm meet @Greenbelt to travel together, 3pm arrive & meetup rest of the group in DC, 3-7pm photowalk, 7pm metro, 8pm arrive@ Greenbelt). We can meet Jim & GeGe @SMITHSONIAN METRO at 3pm. But, need more specific meetup location (I suggest an area away from metro entrances). There will be a ton of people downtown and I would hate for us to never connect with the whole group! Can't wait to see everyone! Pls confirm when & where you plan to meet. Thanks!

    March 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Not sure if we can have two meeting times/locations listed. Many people are coming from Baltimore, so let?s still plan to meet at Greenbelt at 2pm. If anyone wants to carpool from Columbia, let me know.

    If you RSVP'd YES, pls call/text me at[masked] by Sat night so I have your contact info. If you are not able to join in last minute, please let me know so we don't wait. I?ll leave a second comment on the tentative logistics.

    March 23, 2011

  • Royal B.

    Joanne, please email your cell number to me. Maybe, since you are the point person, you should make sure everyone has your cell, in case they arrive and can't find the group.

    March 23, 2011

  • April

    Blair and I want to go, but the in-laws are going to be staying with us this weekend, darn it!! See you next time.

    March 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ge Ge -- When I put that in I was just suggesting a meetup location not trying to change it. The Smithsonian Metro lets you out at the Mall and the Cherry Blossom Festival should just be a short walk. You all can meet at the top of the steps. I figured that would give people the option to start out from either line (Orange or Green) and meet right downtown.

    March 21, 2011

  • Ge G.

    Jim...is it possible to make sure that the details in the above description show that the meeting location will be at the Smithsonian Metro? Are we still meeting @ 2pm Greenbelt or Smithsonian?

    March 21, 2011

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Smithsonian Metro

    March 20, 2011

  • Kawanna

    Sunday is good for me.

    March 18, 2011

  • Renee F.

    yes, I will be there!

    March 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    April! You should definitely invite the in-laws for the blossoms...hope you can make it!

    March 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, I just adjusted the date to Sunday - Kawanna & Renee, please verify that you can join on Sunday instead. Sorry about the date change!

    March 17, 2011

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM to Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    March 17, 2011

  • RMP

    Can't do Sunday...got an agility competition. I know! You guys can come to that and work on your indoor sports photos...of dogs : )

    March 16, 2011

  • April

    Sunday is fine, but Blair and I are only a maybe - The in-laws will be staying with us that weekend, so not sure - perhaps they will want to go to the festival!?

    March 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Uh oh! I just checked the schedule again - looks like the kite festival takes place on Sunday, 3/27 (not Saturday). Would anyone be up for Sunday instead? Similar time frame. Open to your date preference.

    1 · March 15, 2011

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