Holiday Volunteering pt. 2 – THIS SATURDAY!

On December 17, 2016, Wreaths Across America will be at Arlington National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.

Help place Veterans’ Remembrance Wreaths on the graves of our American heroes buried at Arlington National Cemetery This Saturday!


There is no sign-up required, and there is no age limit—simply show up if you would like to participate. Families are encouraged to come together. Gates open to the public at 8 AM.

Many event details are available on the Wreaths Across America website, and on the following Facebook pages:

Please check out the “Events” tab on these links for all the details.


Can’t make it to volunteer but still want to contribute? Donations for wreaths are welcome and encouraged.  This year, close to 9,000 of our veterans graves will lay bear, every little bit counts!

To donate a wreath, click the “donate” button on their website HERE.

Holiday Volunteering – Hand Written Cards to our Wounded Warriors


THIS SATURDAY come to the annual Holiday Card Workshop at The National Postal Museum (2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002) !

Kick off the holiday season by creating heartfelt handmade cards at the National Postal Museum’s annual Holiday Card Workshop! We’ll have pretty papers, vintage stamps from around the world and lots of other supplies to inspire your creativity as you create one-of-a-kind holiday greetings. After making your cards, visit the museum’s stamp store to send the cards to your loved ones with a special Postal Museum postmark. This fun program offers something for people of all ages who love arts & crafts. Free; no registration required.

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This is a great way to give back to our local Veteran and Military Rehabilitation Hospitals!

Can’t make the workshop but would still love to contribute? Send your personalized Holiday Cards to:

Walter Reed Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

8901 Wisconsin Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20889

Let your inner Performer come out on the Tidal Basin Stage!

Apply to be a performer at the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage!


The performances presented on the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage during the National Cherry Blossom Festival are meant to celebrate the friendship symbolized by the gift of flowering cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington, D.C. and to demonstrate cross-cultural exchange through a dynamic mix of American, Japanese, and other cultural performing arts. Situated in the Festival hub among the cherry trees and with iconic views of the memorials that are in proximity to the Tidal Basin, the Festival strives to incorporate artists that perform family-friendly dances, demonstrations or music that are upbeat and festive – reflective of the celebratory nature of the Festival.

Click here to see guidelines for performers and to apply.



Come on down to the Laughing Man for our Ugly Sweater edition of THIRD THURSDAY!


Think you have what it takes to win BEST UGLY SWEATER? Come on down for the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Third Thursday Volunteer Happy Hour and claim your prize!
We’ll be downstairs over to the right side at the high top tables.


Thursday, December 15th

The Laughing Man

1306 G Street NW, Washington, DC

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Like every month, the Volunteer Happy Hours are FREE to attend! Let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing on our Facebook Event here and feel free to bring friends!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Downtown DC Holiday Market


The 12th Annual Downtown Holiday Market is located on the F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery between 7th & 9th Streets, NW. Bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Downtown DC, the market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods.

Celebrating its twelfth year, this event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region! This year the Downtown Holiday Market will open Friday, November 25, and will run continuously through Friday, December 23 12 PM – 8 PM daily.


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