Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:00 AM

The American Heart Association is sponsoring National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

On this day, everyone is encouraged to take at least 30 minutes out of his or her day to get up and walk. It's a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and an opportune time to enjoy the cherry trees, during off-peak hours.

Visit for more details and fun materials to help increase your daily steps.

Saturday, April 04, 2015 10:00 AM

The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Step Into Spring Program features free public classes on the National Mall hosted by some of the areas top celebrity trainers and group fitness instructors.

Saturday, April 04, 2015 1:00 PM

Enjoy more than eight celebratory hours of free music, family friendly water-related activities, cultural experiences, live entertainment and delicious foods at multiple outdoor venues at the Southwest Waterfront.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:30 PM

The Chinatown Green Street Demonstration Project, spearheaded by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., involves the design and installation of an interconnected series of vegetated systems to manage stormwater, beautify the public right of way, and enable safe access for all users of all ages and abilities. Deborah Steinberg, ASLA, representing the client, and Steven Spears, ASLA, representing the design team, explain how this project aims to become a world-class model for green and complete streets. This program is presented in April in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month.

This event is free for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more details and to buy tickets, visit the official website

Thursday, April 09, 2015 12:00 AM

On April 9, supporters around the nation are uniting in their communities and online to send a powerful message to Congress: It’s time to provide long-term investment for America’s transportation network.

Communities around the country are coming together to take part in Stand Up 4 Transportation Day.

Visit for details on partners and local events.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 AM

One of DC’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled Parade runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival. The steps of the National Archives serve as an exciting performance backdrop, and vibrant costumes and blossom-inspired décor create the look of nation’s premier springtime parade.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:00 AM

Marking the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day comes during a pivotal time to protect the planet and ensure that world leaders address key issues facing the next generation. Timed to coincide with the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day will bring together global policymakers, finance ministers, environment and development NGOs, industry executives and high-profile artists.

Together, these world leaders will work to educate and inspire citizens to take immediate action to end extreme poverty and address climate change. The event is part of a widespread effort to mobilize global citizens in the climate and environmental movement, and the poverty and development movement to drive bold commitments from governments, businesses and individuals.

Get details about the event lineup and guest appearances at

Friday, May 15, 2015 12:00 AM

Bicycling to work is a healthy and cost-effective alternative to drive-alone commuting. Join Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association on Friday, May 15, for Bike to Work Day 2015. Ride with thousands of cyclists, new and experienced, and enjoy a healthy commute that helps improve traffic congestion and air quality in the metropolitan Washington region. There will be free T-shirts, food, beverages, and prizes for registrants who attend.

Join more than 14,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a fun, healthy, and environmentally-friendly way to get to work. A record-breaking number of cyclists are expected to participate again this year so register soon at

Register for free and visit one of 79 regional pit stops throughout Washington, D.C., and surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia; receive refreshments, and be entered in raffles for new bicycles.

Cyclists must register for one pit stop but are welcome to visit any of the 79 pit stops along their way to work. Free event T-shirts will be available at pit stops for the first 14,000 registrants who attend. Locate specific start/end times for all pit stops at

Bicycle commuter convoys - led by experienced bicycle commuters - will travel throughout the region. All levels of cyclists are welcome to join the convoys.

For registration information and event details, visit