How to Enjoy Cherry Blossom Season While Avoiding the Crowds

NoMa may not be the first neighborhood that comes to mind when you’re thinking of how to celebrate Cherry Blossom season, but the NoMa BID has BIG plans to paint Northeast D.C. pink.

Starting Thursday night, March 24 through Sunday, April 3, local multimedia artist Robin Bell, best known for his social justice projections, is launching D.C.’s tallest art installation, a 150-foot light projection named “Vicissitude.”

Building upon his formal training as a classical printmaker, “Vicissitude,” is a dynamic work, changing just as the Cherry Blossoms do in real-life, always in a constant state of transition with variations tree-by-tree and branch-by-branch, vulnerable to the vicissitudes of weather.

Just as the blossoms are only here for a short time, “Vicissitude” is a temporary pop-up art installation. The exhibit will come to life for 11 nights only, from 7:45-10:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, April 3, and cast onto the facade of MRP Realty’s new Burton apartment building at 2nd and Florida Avenue, NE.

The best places to capture photos and video of the giant art installation are along the elevated portion of the Metropolitan Branch Trail where it crosses over Florida Avenue NE or the lobby bar of the Courtyard by Marriott Washington, D.C./US Capitol while sipping on special, cherry-themed cocktails.

Looking for ways to celebrate Cherry Blossoms by day?

The NoMa in Bloom celebration takes place on Saturday, March 26, at Alethia Tanner Park, 227 Harry Thomas Way NE. The event is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fun includes a 5K run with the NoMa Run Club, a curated makers market by Neighbors DC, which spotlights independent, woman-owned and POC-vendors, food trucks, live music by Too Much Talent jazz band collaborative, and kite flying. Claim your tickets for the free event here.

Recent Stories

photo by Jeff Vincent You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may…

1400 Meridian Place, NW Back in February we learned that Trinidadian Cuisine would be coming to Columbia Heights with Trini Vybez. This space was formerly home to Karibbean Kitchen and…

Sweet City Ride

Thanks to Marjorie for sending this “cool 4th generation Lincoln Continental (don’t quite know what year, but 1960s era.) Old car, new wheels.” Sweet City Ride is made possible by…

photo by Emma K Alexandra Ed. Note: If this was you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP. “Dear PoPville, On Memorial day (Monday) afternoon…

Cherry Blossom Healing Arts is Washington DC’s best acupuncture and herbal medicine clinic. Located in Woodley Park, DC, we practice integrative medicine and take a personalized approach to your healthcare needs. We have helped thousands of busy Washingtonians improve their health and quality of life through treatment in our clinic.

Cherry Blossom Healing Arts is delighted to announce Xudong Wang is joining our team as an associate acupuncturist and herbalist. She utilizes all modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, TCM food therapy, and wellness planning to address a wide variety of health concerns. She is accepting new patients and you can schedule online with her by clicking here.

You deserve to feel better! We are here to support and guide you on your way to vibrant health. We also accept insurance and are open 7 days per week.

Submit your own Announcement here.

The Emma’s Torch Brunch Club, Summer 2023

Ready to experience the magic?

Enjoy a prix-fixe menu, family style. And the food? It’s oh-so-good while doing good.

The mouth-watering dishes will be made by our 3rd cohort of DC-area students, who will showcase their culinary skills and gain

Neighbor to Neighbor Day

Learn, serve, and celebrate! Join A Wider Circle for Neighbor to Neighbor Day: a day of learning opportunities (including a panel discussion featuring WAMU’s Michael King and Morgan Baskin), special volunteer projects, plus carnival games, arts and crafts, delicious food


Subscribe to our mailing list