Kite Festival Cancelled


Kite Festival has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.  It was a sad day in the rain though a few kite fliers still made it out.
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What could have been…

Cheer up and join us at  Blind-Whino-Gallery-Opening-9-6-13
Cherry Blast 

March 29th 7pm at Blind Whino.  Don’t miss out on the best party of the year!
Find out more and purchase tickets here!

Family Days – Bubble Champs!

Thank you to our amazing mascots!  These two were troopers and had more fun than they expected too!  Thank you to everyone who came out for Family Days. 
It was a huge success!


Our Bubble Champs were a huge hit at Family Days!

Help Needed – Final Days Before Spring


We are in the final countdown and this snow day set us back even further!  If you are available to help in the office during the day tomorrow (March 18th) or Wednesday (March 19th), please do!  We’ll take you any time just email us and let us know your schedule.

Shifts Flexible 
3/18 – 1oam until 4pm
3/19 – 10am until 7pm
Additional information can be seen under “Office Assistant” on the respective dates.  Please be available for a minimum of 2 hours.  

Thank you!

Time to Mascot Around!


Mascots are so much fun! 
Kids love them, adults love them 

and we love them

We are now actively seeking fun and enthusiastic mascots to represent the Festival spirit at Family Days (3/22 & 23).


Only two mascot positions are available so sign up before someone else does!  But be sure to check out the position description first.  The key to being an amazing mascot is an animated and fun-loving nature. Be ready to goof around and have some fun.
Check out the calendar for details & sign up!


3/15 SATURDAY: Office Help needed from 1-4pm. Please email

3/18 TUESDAY: General Orientation for ALL Volunteers is next week!

  • This is a secure building so don’t forget your ID.  And please RSVP so we can add you to the list!
  • Doors open at 5:30pm, Orientation begins at 6pm.  If you are running late, just come in!  We’ll be going strong until 7:30p.m.
  • In addition to learning about your shift and the events, it’s a great way to meet the folks you will be working with that day.

RSVP for the Orientation here.

NCBF in the NEWS!

pressTopic of the Week!

The BIG topic of the week has been the peak bloom prediction: April 8-April 13!  Everyone is SO ready for warm weather and the blooms are perfectly timed for the Parade (April 12th).  The 2014 Press Conference at the Newseum was a huge success with turnouts from all the local media stations and around the world!

photo 4Dim Sum is for Making Friends!

In other news, new friends were made when a group of volunteers got together for a dim sum brunch.  Only one person in the group had been before!  It was a great time for those that did attend and some new friendships were born…both with volunteers and the love of dumplings for breakfast!

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