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Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 at 3:27 AM

Dupont Circle Snowball Fight Set for Sunday Morning

Dupont Circle Snowball Fight Set for Sunday Morning

The D.C. Snowball Fight Association is planning its snow day tradition of a snowball fight at Dupont Circle on Sunday. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 9:55 AM

National Mall Reopen for 1st Time Since Blizzard

National Mall Reopen for 1st Time Since Blizzard

The National Park Service says the National Mall in Washington will be closed all weekend due to an approaching winter storm. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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By Nelson Hsu

Stunning Images From Harbin Ice Festival

At the 32nd Harbin Ice Festival in China, the main attraction is Harbin Ice and... View gallery »

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Parades, Service Events Honor King's Legacy

Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights... Read »

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 5:59 AM
Bei Bei Gets Ready for Public Debut

Bei Bei Gets Ready for Public Debut

The National Zoo's panda cub will make his public debut Saturday morning, and the National Zoo is prepping for big crowds. News4's Megan McGrath has more on how you can catch a glimpse of the cute cub. Watch »

Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 at 10:55 AM

Get Rustic at the Riverrink Winterfest

Get Rustic at the Riverrink Winterfest

Planning a trip to Philly this winter? Consider a stop at the Blue Cross RiverRink (101 S Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia) while their Winterfest is still running, offering you a rustic experience right down to the... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Coachella 2016 Lineup Announced

Coachella 2016 Lineup Announced

Organizers of the annual desert music festival Coachella have announced this year's lineup for the two-weekend festival in April in Indio, California. Read »

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 at 2:37 PM

12 Reasons to See ZooLights Before It Closes

12 Reasons to See ZooLights Before It Closes

ZooLights at the National Zoo wraps up on Jan. 2 -- which means you've still got time to see it! Read on for 12 big reasons to go. Read »

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 1:28 PM

2016 Health and Fitness Expo

Join us Jan. 9 and 10, 2016 at the Washington Convention Center Read »

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 6:31 AM

C&O Canal Adds Special Prizes for Jan. 1 Hike

C&O Canal Adds Special Prizes for Jan. 1 Hike

The C&O Canal National Historical Park is sweetening the New Year's Day hiking experience with prizes and social media connections. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
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