Peak bloom for the cherry blossoms is this week! The Cherry Blossom Festival has events from now through April. From April 14 - 17 we will commemorate the Titanic 110th Anniversary. Read on as we cover:
We have scheduled informal Tours & Talks on two dates:
Friday, April 15 at 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 am
Meet at the Information Table near the Titanic Memorial - no RSVP required
Paddy Katzen will lead a walk through our Stories of Bravery, Tragedy, and Survival, sharing insights from the stories she researched.
We expect to schedule another talk or two during the 110th Anniversary weekend....so stay tuned!
There are just twenty more days to get your tickets for the Gala & Tribute on April 16, and you don't want to miss it! You will see neighbors and friends who love the park, and will get to dine on Titanic-inspired hors d'oervres like Salmon en Croûte and Grilled Asparagus.
Tickets are on sale through April 9 - make sure you get yours before the deadline!
Note: Arena Stage maintains its own COVID protocols to ensure that guests and patrons can enjoy their facilities safely. These precautions may be more stringent than DC COVID requirements, and are subject to change.
We still have volunteer shifts available throughout April 14 - 17. Many of the shifts already have one or two people signed up, so you can be sure you won't have to volunteer solo. We'll provide a brief orientation to all volunteers so you know what to do. Sign up using Signup Genius to help. Volunteers get this snazzy hat to wear! Here's a little more detail about the help we need:
Staff the Information Table - We have two-hour shifts from April 14 - 17 to staff the Friends information table. We will provide training and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. The table will have information about the Titanic Memorial and the Friends. This is a great way to meet neighbors and share your love of the Park.
Set up/Tear down Park Displays - The park displays include a series of large yard-sign-type posters, as well as about 2,400 landscape flags that will be installed in a foam base. Initial set up includes mounting the posters onto the yard-sign mounts and placing them in the Park, and installing the flags into the foam base in a particular order and arrangement. At the end of each day, we will need a crew to move the assembled displays to a nearby location off of the Park site, and each morning we'll need a crew to put them back in place.
Please sign up using Signup Genius for one or more shift. We'll contact you with more information, like orientation dates and times, as we get closer to the event.
Have you wondered how the lifeboats were loaded? One of our Stories of Bravery, Tragedy, and Survival tells about Major Peuchen, who slid down the ropes to board one of the boats.
One last thing: The Park Service has begun restoring the tiles in the South Play Area. We cannot wait to see the finished work!
One more last thing: We'll be sending weekly emails this month to keep you up-to-date on the 100th Anniversary. We'll go back to monthly emails later in April.
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