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START THE FESTIVAL SEASON WITH US!
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE JAPAN FOUNDATION
The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s signature Opening Ceremony, an artistic celebration of the 1912 gift of trees from Tokyo to Washington, D.C., and an annual tribute to the longstanding friendship between Japan and the United States, will be live streamed on Saturday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. Co-hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, and ABC 7’s Michelle Marsh, and co-presented by The Japan Foundation, the Opening Ceremony will feature special performances from acclaimed artists with ties to both countries.
Access to the Opening Ceremony live stream is free, and registration is required. Reserve your virtual seat today at:
**MANDATORY MASK WEARING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED**
The National Cherry Blossom Festival marks the artistic celebration of the 1912 gift of trees from Tokyo to Washington, D.C., and an annual tribute to the longstanding friendship between Japan and the United States.
The blooms vary from year to year depending on weather conditions but generally peak somewhere between the 3rd week of March and the 2nd week of April.
On March 1, The National Park Service predicted this year’s peak bloom period as April 2 – April 5, 2021.
Cherry blossom trees bloom in five stages. Stage one, green color in buds, happens late February / early March. Stage two, florets typically become visible in early to mid March. That point marks an average of 16-21 days remaining for stages three and four before reaching stage five, peak bloom.
Stages of Cherry Blossom Blooms:
1. Green color in buds
2. Florets Visible
3. Extension of Florets
4. Peduncle Elongation
5. Puffy White
Instead of fighting the crowds around the Tidal Basin, let's head over to
the Kenwood neighborhood to view these beautiful blossoming cherry trees and walk along the Capital Crescent Trail for about a 2 mile loop.
You will not be able to park on the neighborhood streets in Kenwood but if you drive over to Somerset neighborhood, residential street parking is allowed.
From 495, exit Little River Parkway, left on Dorset Avenue. Follow Dorset Avenue until you reach Little River Falls Road. Cross over LRFRoad and you are in the Somerset neighborhood. Park wherever you can find a space.
Meeting Point: Capital Crescent Trail and Dorsey Ave at 10AM. If you miss us, just proceed on your own and enjoy the cherry trees and walk.
2021 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
HABITAT: Nature’s Masterpiece
The region’s most looked to gardening attraction will move outdoors for the first time, making this a history-making, once-in-a-lifetime experience that will incorporate the beautiful, lush landscapes of FDR Park in Philadelphia. The 2021 Flower Show invites you to a spectacular new presentation of all-new displays, activities for gardeners, plant enthusiasts and design aficionados.
The Show’s theme, “HABITAT: Nature’s Masterpiece” will explore the beauty of life through nature’s kaleidoscopic lens. Visitors should be ready to see exceptional beauty, learn from a diverse line-up of designers and leading horticulturalists and enter a new gardener-centric experience that invites everyone at all skill levels to nurture a lifelong connection to plants and gardening.
Young Friend (18-29): $30
Child (5-17): $20
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://www.showclix.com/event/philadelphia-flower-show-2021
Tickets are limited due to social distance protocols, so we do recommend purchasing early. Reserve your ticket for the 10AM to 2PM time slot.
It is each person's responsibility to get themself to the event; carpooling is highly recommended. Drivers, please make a note in the comment section if you can take a passenger or two and your pickup location. Passengers, please be considerate of your driver and offer to pay for gas/parking/tolls etc.
CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY IN CANADA -
JULY 2, 2021 TO JULY 10, 2021
9 DAYS CANADA ESCORTED TOUR to TORONTO, OTTAWA, QUEBEC, MONTREAL AND NIAGARA FALLS
8 nights accommodations
2 nights Toronto
2 nights Ottawa
2 nights Quebec City
2 nights Montreal
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
11 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Services of local guides
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Explore Toronto with its glistening skyline, Ontario’s dynamic capital
A thrilling boat ride takes you to the foot of Niagara Falls
From the shores of the majestic St. Lawrence River, a delightful cruise to the 1,000 Islands with views of Boldt Castle
Ottawa, capital city of Canada, a cosmopolitan city based on the Ottawa River
Savor lunch at an authentic Sugar Shack - indulge your sweet tooth with delicious maple products
Discover delightful Quebec City, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
Travel to Montreal, the largest city in Quebec, a captivating blend of old and new
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Double Land tour only: $2289 per person up to 12/17/20
Single Land tour Only: $[masked] up to 12/17/20
Prices subject to change; not guaranteed until booked.
Airfare price not yet available.....or BOOK ON YOUR OWN
NOTE: Tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7PM on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5PM on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible.
Deposit Required (land tour only): $200/pp non-refundable;
Final Payment Date: 4/2/2021
VISA REQUIREMENT: check www.cibtvisas.com
A valid US passport good for 6 months after departure date is needed for US Citizens.
HOW TO GET BOOKED AS PART OF THIS GROUP:
Email me, the organizer and coordinator of this trip, at [masked] the following information:
1) Your full name as it appears in your passport
2) Your mailing address
3) Your telephone number
4) Your email address
5) Your date of birth
6) Your passport number & expiration dates
7) Type of room needed (single or double). If double, provide the same information for your roommate as both of you will need to book at the same time.
8) Signed credit card authorization for deposit (will email to you when I receive items 1-7)