Wall of Faces Launches for Australian Fallen

SOURCE: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund


Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 2015 Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

SOURCE: apia.dc.gov

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Location: 450 7th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20004
Building: Shakespeare Theatre Company: Lansburgh Theatre
Details: Flyer

The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs & the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities invites you to celebrate the Mayor’s annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebration. Mayor Bowser’s Community Service Award will be awarded to unsung heroes of the AAPI community. The evening will feature a variety of exciting, cultural performances.

Tuesday, May 26th

7 PM (Doors Open at 6 PM)

Shakespeare Theatre Company: Lansburgh Theatre

450 7th Street NW

Washington, DC 20004

Metro: Archives (Yellow/Green Line) & Gallery Place-Chinatown (Yellow/Green/Red Line)

RSVPs required at 2015aapihm.eventbrite.com. Please bring your tickets with you as space is limited and tickets will be strictly enforced.

For more information:

Tel: (202) 727-3120

Email: oapia@dc.gov


Interpretation and reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. Please provide seven days advance notice by calling (202) 727-3120.

Cost: Free
Agency: Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affair






Georgetown French Market Returns April 24-25

12th annual springtime open-air market features 75%+ discounts, French fare, and live music—plus FREE parking and Circulator rides

Washington, D.C. (April 16, 2015) – The 12th annual Georgetown French Market, held in Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood, is a D.C. tradition that marks the arrival of spring. The popular shopping weekend—perfect for shoppers, foodies and families—will return Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event will be located along Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road in Georgetown. For more information, visit


Book Hill boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, salons and galleries display their discounted wares in an inviting open-air market, evoking the outdoor markets of Paris. Neighborhood restaurants will also offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages, pastries and macarons. The event is presented and sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID).

Located a few blocks north of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street NW, Book Hill—named after nearby Book Hill Park, at Reservoir Road NW—is known for its historic charm. “The buildings along
this stretch of Wisconsin Avenue were built in the late nineteenth century and now house some of the most unique local shops in the city,” said Georgetown BID Vice President Nancy
Miyahira. “The French Market is a time to kick off your shopping for the season, buy items you can’t find anywhere else, at incredible prices, and to explore what makes Georgetown such a special place.”

On Saturday, the TD Bank parking lot at 1611 Wisconsin Avenue and the lot at Wisconsin Avenue & P Street become a community gathering spot from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring the kids and enjoy live music, strolling mimes & musicians, face painting, caricature artists and more.

Musical Entertainment at TD Bank lot

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Rachel & Sean
Jazz duo

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Laissez Foure

Washington-based 30s and 40s-style jazz quartet
Wisconsin Avenue & P Street

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Yamomanem
Washington-based New Orleans-style jazz band. ‘Yamomanem’ is New Orleans speak for “Your mother and the rest of your familyand friends that always seem to be around the house.”

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Red Hot Rhythm Chiefs
Hot jazz and gypsy swing

1600 Block of Wisconsin Avenue

12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Swing Guitars DC
Washington-based guitar duo playing gypsy jazz

Parking & Getting There

Attendees can avoid parking and traffic by taking the Circulator from Downtown D.C. or from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metro Stations. Circulator rides are FREE on Saturday from the K Street & Wisconsin Avenue stops to Book Hill.

FREE parking will be available Saturday at Hardy Middle School across from the Georgetown Safeway (1855 Wisconsin Avenue, NW). The closest Capital Bikeshare stations to the French Market are on O Street at Wisconsin Avenue near the CVS and in the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue, across from the Georgetown Safeway. For additional transportation ideas, visit


About the Georgetown Business Improvement District

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness and overall appeal of Georgetown. Established in 1999 by its property owners and merchants, the Georgetown BID has more than 1,000 members. The organization is located in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, D.C and sets a standard of excellence in preserving historic charm while meeting contemporary needs. From marketing and special events, to transportation, economic development, destination management and streetscape, the Georgetown BID contributes to the vitality and quality of life in Georgetown. For more information please visit


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Simply Banh Mi Banh mi sandwiches, Vietnamese coffee, milk tea and more.

Pho Viet & Grille 30-40% off Vietnamese sandwiches, salads and coffee drink.



Washington, DC Ranks Number 5 on Top 10 “Mom-Friendly Cities” in America by Teleflora and Sperling’s BestPlaces

SOURCE: Teleflora

New Study Reveals Top Cities for Moms and Mother’s Day Gifting Tips

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for Mother’s Day, Sperling’s BestPlaces has partnered with Teleflora to announce the nation’s “Top 10 Mom-Friendly Cities.” San Jose, California is the clear front-runner offering the best quality of life for moms and raising a family. The survey found that the Silicon Valley city outranks all others with the most robust “mom-friendly” lifestyle offerings like readily-available child care and day care, pediatric physicians and family fun. San Jose may outrank all other cities on the Mom-meter, but it also has the distinct honor of ironically being the city to outrank all others for forgetting mom on Mother’s Day.

The Top 10 Mom-Friendly Cities in America 2015 are:

San Jose, CA
Milwaukee, WI
Raleigh, NC
Cincinnati, OH
Washington, DC; Arlington/Alexandria, VA
Columbus, OH
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Honolulu, HI
San Francisco-Oakland, CA
Northern California cities took the #1 and #10 spots making California the “Mom-Friendliest State.” Ohio came in a close second.

What Moms Want for Mother’s Day (May 10, 2015)
When it comes to what moms really want for Mother’s Day, Sperling’s BestPlaces asked about ideal gifts and celebrations. According to moms across America, her #1 desired gift is flowers and spending time with family at brunch or dinner, versus receiving a card in the mail.

50% of moms want flowers and brunch or dinner with their family.
24% of moms would like a handmade gift.
16% of moms prefer a spa visit.
10% of moms are happy with a Mother’s Day card.
In the debate over what flowers to buy mom, the survey easily uncovered that moms prefer a mixed floral arrangement filled with a variety of the season’s freshest blooms as compared to a dozen roses.

41% prefer a mixed floral bouquet with the season’s freshest blooms.
26% would like a flowering plant.
18% selected a bouquet with roses.
15% want a bouquet with lilies.
Mother’s Day Forget Me Not!
As a nation, more than 80% say that their mom is “always remembered on Mother’s Day.” There are some exceptions to the rule, however, with nearly 20% openly sharing that they have forgotten Mother’s Day at some time in the past.

The Top 10 Cities that “Forgot a Mother’s Day” are:

San Jose, CA
Cincinnati, OH
Milwaukee, WI
Austin, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Minneapolis, MN
Kansas City, MO
Raleigh, NC
San Francisco, CA
(Tie) Honolulu, HI; Denver; CO; Phoenix, AZ; and San Antonio, TX
Other Fun Facts:

54% of moms across the nation say that they would like to be gifted at any time for Mother’s Day. One exception is moms in Oklahoma; where 70% of moms stated they want to receive their Mother’s Day flowers on the actual day.
Californians spend the most in the nation with an average order of more than $40 on gifts of flowers and plants.
Don’t forget to “Celebrate Mom” – Sunday, May 10, 2015!

Data analyzed for the ranking, compiled by Sperling’s BestPlaces (www.bestplaces.net) took into consideration the volume of child care and day care centers in each city; KinderCare, Creative Learning and Knowledge Beginnings Centers; OBGYN and pediatric physicians; family fun centers, shopping malls, baby and toy stores; Boys and Girls Clubs; parks and playgrounds, as well as factored in the percent of households with children across the nation’s top 50 cities.

About Teleflora
Teleflora brings together the time-honored tradition of sending flowers with the modern benefits of an advanced florist network. By tapping over 13,000 member florists in North America alone, Teleflora offers the kind of personal touches, artistry and expertise you expect from a trusted neighborhood florist—even if that neighborhood is across the country. No prepackaged flowers in nondescript boxes dropped on your doorstep—Teleflora’s network of professional florists create artistic arrangements personally delivered in a vase, often on the same day. And, with the organization’s pioneering “Flowers in a Gift” Collection, the recipient gets a keepsake that turns the treasured gesture of a bouquet into a lasting memento. Luxe yet affordable, aspirational yet accessible, Teleflora makes every day an occasion. Follow Teleflora on Facebook.

About Sperling’s BestPlaces
Bert Sperling has been helping people find their own “Best Place” to live, work and retire for 30 years. His research firm, Sperling’s BestPlaces, puts Bert’s insights and facts in the hands of the public so they can make better decisions about best places to live, work, retire, play, or relocate. His bestselling books “Cities Ranked and Rated” and “Best Places to Raise Your Family” are published by John Wiley & Sons. More information about Bert and his work is available at www.bestplaces.net

Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150417/199441-INFO

SOURCE Teleflora; Sperling’s BestPlaces