Monday – Celebrate the start of the spring — and the sublime weather that’s coming along with it — by doing something outside. The round-up of The Best Places in the DC Area to Enjoy a Beautiful Day Outdoors with the Kids has ideas galore to help you kick off the season.
Tuesday – Join a family-friendly rally to help save PBS! Organized by ParentsTogether, parents and children who want to ask Congress to save funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (which supports PBS) will be delivering petitions with over 400,000 signatures in support. The gathering will also include face painting and snacks for kids. This will take place at Upper Senate Park (Corner of Delaware Ave. and Constitution Ave. NE) from 11am – 12:30pm. Plan to make a day of it on Capitol Hill and pop in to the Library of Congress or take a tour of the U.S. Capitol, too.
Wednesday – Jump in at an indoor pool. Wilson Aquatic Center in NW is popular, and Deanwood in NE even has a slide. In Maryland, Rollingcrest in PG County has a special preschool area, and there are several indoor aquatic facilities in Montgomery County. In Northern Virginia, Arlington County has a few indoor public pools, and there’s one in Alexandria, too. Be sure to check schedules for open swim times at all of them, and I recommend calling ahead to confirm there are no random closings.
Thursday – Go see the cherry blossoms! The buds that survived the late winter freeze should be blooming, but look for updates here to make sure you’re going at a good time. Head to the Tidal Basin and National Mall for quintessential views, and enjoy touring the memorials while you’re there. And before you go, check out these tips for families for a peak viewing experience.
Friday – Catch a performance of Paper Dreams at Imagination Stage. The dance performance-based show, perfect for ages 1-5, explores the many facets of creativity. Showtime is 11:45am. Tickets are $14.