Release Date: Mar 16, 2022

March 2022 - Letter from Executive Director

Dear National Landing Community,

Spring has landed in National Landing and we’re excited for all that it has in store for our community!

March 20 officially marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year, we’re continuing our partnership with the Festival to extend its footprint, programing and pink moments of joy across our district into northern Virginia. The Festival is back in person this year – and there is something for everyone to enjoy from the Blossom Kite Festival on Saturday, March 26 at Virginia Highlands Park and decorating your storefront, porch or balcony in pink to our first-ever signature event, Enchanted Rhapsody on Saturday, April 9 near Long Bridge Park at 6th Street S and S Ball Street. Get ready for a blossom-filled event featuring a string quartet playing a mash up of Taylor Swift vs. Queen songs and a variety of local drinks and bites to keep you dancing the night away.

If you’re interested in learning more about our exciting future, join us for an upcoming virtual forum with the Washington Business Journal – Building for Tomorrow: The Evolution of National Landing on Thursday, April 7. This forum will provide an inside look into recent findings behind our transformative growth and share how our future is soon set to outpace some of the largest DC and suburban markets in the region. Click here to learn more and register.

Amid all the construction happenings, it remains our top priority to ensure positive impacts for our community – strengthening our district while shaping growth and change that’s inclusive, equitable and sustainable. We will continue to keep you aware of all the ongoing transformation.

Stay tuned for additional spring programming announcements, including the return of FRESHFARM’s farmers market, Bike to Work Day 2022 and a brand new crafts and artisanal market.

Let’s rediscover spring across National Landing and step into the outdoors together!


Tracy Sayegh Gabriel
President & Executive Director