Five Things: March 27, 2024

Cherry blossoms meet Easter at this Capitol Hill Petal Porch


1. Petal Porches are once again part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This tradition that started during Covid encourages residents and businesses around the area to show their blossom spirit by decorating their porches, yards, and windows to spread joy and connect communities.  A bonus is that viewing them makes for a fun activity!  This map shows locations of all registered Petal Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive to see them and share in the celebration of spring. (KFDC Tip:  A Street NE from 6th to 7th always gets festive for holidays and special occasions — and is very pink right now!)


2. Batter (and tee) up! Batting cages and mini golf courses just opened for the season at several NoVa Parks. At Cameron RunUpton Hill, and Occoquan Regional Parks, choose slow pitch softball or take a crack at baseballs featuring a variety of tough speeds.  And you can putt around at Cameron RunUpton HillPohick Bay, and Algonkian Regional Parks.  (PS: Most are open extra hours this week for Spring Break!)


3.  As we start winding down Women’s History Month, read about some yummy, unique eats around DC owned and powered by women. JoAnn Hill, author of the new book Unique Eats and Eateries of Washington, DC, highlights five of those places, the second part in a series (see the first part here).


4. So many great swimsuit options for the whole family!  How adorable are these rashguard suits for babies?  And lots of fun prints for older girls and boys.  There are also some really cute two-pieces for women and swim trunks for men. Even better, they’re all on sale right now!


5. Recipe recommendation: Alison Roman’s Vinegar Chicken With Crushed Olive Dressing. This was easy to make and so delicious — our whole family loved it!

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