Why You’ll Love It
Steaming mussels in tomato-leek fondue. Ribeye steak and savory sweetbreads. One of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants in DC for 2012, Bistrot Le Zinc strives to bring the best of France to you.
As simple as salmon with gala apple. As gourmet as escargot in bordelaise. You might warm up with french onion soup or delight in cointreau crème brûlée. And if you sit upstairs, you can even watch the chefs create your dish in the open-view kitchen.
Saturday, 23 March 2013 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.,
Please join us at the Smithsonian Institution Family Day “KITES OF ASIA” at the National Air and Space Museum : Independence Avenue at 6th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20560 .
FIL-AM HERITAGE DANCE ENSEMBLE with Ultimate Eskrima International perform the blindfolded “Tinikling” and the Filipino Martial Arts of stick-fighting (Arnis/Eskrima).. Includes interactive where you can be challenged to try hopping in between the bamboos and learn the Arnis /Eskrima from the experts…
Look for us in “America by Air” (Gallery 102) of the National Air and Space Museum from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Admission is FREE.
On the National Mall, between the Capitol building and the Smithsonian Castle. Bordered by Independence Avenue, Jefferson Drive, 4th and 7th Streets in southwest Washington, D.C
Kites of Asia
Saturday, March 23, 2013
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Throughout the Museum in Washington, DC
All Day Presentations:
Static Pan-Asian Kite Display – Experience the beauty of Asian kites. Learn how kites are made by talking to members of local kite organizations.
Milestones of Flight (Gallery 100)
Indoor Kite Flying – Witness the artistry of kites being flown to music.
West End (Gallery 104)
Why celebrate Kites of Asia at the National Air and Space Museum? Visit our poster display to find out!
Milestones of Flight (Gallery 100) & Wright Brothers (Gallery 209)
Philippine Tinikling Dancers
Watch, learn, and do one of most popular folk dances of the Philippines.
America by Air (Gallery 102)
Kite Stories by Swatantar (ages 3 and up)
Hear tales of kite traditions from around Asia.
11:00 am & 1:30 pm
Looking at Earth (Gallery 110)
Hands – On Activities:
Decorate and construct a Sled Kite. (ages 5 and up)
South Lobby (Gallery 108)
Design your own Hachimaki-traditional head gear worn by Asian kite flyers. (ages 5 )
Build an Anemometer. This instrument will help you measure wind speed before you fly a kite. (ages 8 and up)
Make a Vietnamese Dragon Puppet. Celebrate the importance of dragons in the Vietnamese culture. (ages 5 and up)
America by Air (Gallery 102)
Build a flying leaf like those used by ancient Indonesian fishermen. (ages 5 and up)
Color Thai Fighting Kites (ages 3 and up)
Pioneers of Flight (Gallery 208)
Look through a telescope!
Outside in the Public Observatory (east patio outside of McDonald’s)
Time noon – 3 pm
Wright Kite Discovery Station – Interact with Museum staff to find out how Orville and Wilbur Wright used kites to help them invent the airplane.
Wright Brothers (Gallery 209)
Times to be determined
Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of the largest Japanese cultural festival in the United States, featuring food, arts and culture, merchandise, and live traditional and J-Pop performances on four stages, including martial arts demonstrations.
Sakura Matsuri stretching for nearly one mile through the streets of downtown Washington DC, from near the White House to FBI headquarters, the Sakura Matsuri is held each spring as the climax of the three-week National Cherry Blossom Festival. On good weather days, it has drawn over 40,000 visitors in 7 hours.
Attendees to the festival can buy tickets on-line at www.sakuramatsuri.org or pay cash at any of the festival entrances on the day of the festival.
METRO: Federal Triangle, Blue/Orange lines;
Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Red lines.
PARKING: Good luck Garage or metro in
Time: 10:30 AM – 6 PM
Location: 12th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Cost: $5 per person (13 years of age or older)