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Honoring the Fallen at Police Week (photos)

The names of 371 law enforcement officers, including 158 who died in 2018, were formally dedicated during the 31st annual candlelight vigil on the National Mall, held on May 13.

Opening Day for Apple Store, History Center at Carnegie Library (photos)

The restoration project, which began in 2016, preserved the Beaux-Arts-style building's historic facades and restored some of its early 20th-century detailing.

Awesome Con Lives Up to Its Name (photos)

Smithsonian Magazine once again partnered with the event, a mecca for fans of comic books and science fiction and fantasy, in a series of lectures and panels called Future Con.

Walking the Red Carpet at Correspondents’ Dinner (photos)

The guest list to this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday, April 27, at the Washington Hilton was certainly paired down from...

Earth Day Is the Earth’s Day, All Around Us

Especially in this April time, walk the neighborhoods, go to the zoo, sit on a park bench, march on the trails in the city parks and forests, where light mixes with dark.

Shakespeare’s 455th Birthday at the Folger (photos)

The celebration concluded with a grand appearance and cutting of the cake by Queen Elizabeth I herself, accompanied by her favorite, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burleigh.

Festival Concludes with the National Cherry Blossom Parade (photos)

Gray skies gave way to sunshine and warmth just in time as the District's celebration of Spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, concluded on...

Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting in D.C. (photos)

Given in 1954 by the governor of Tokyo, the lantern is the oldest freestanding man-made stone structure in Washington that is not in a museum.

Flying High at D.C.’s Blossom Kite Festival (photos)

At the March 30 event, professionals and novices alike could show off their kite-flying skills through a variety of competitions and demonstrations.

The Shoeless Joys of Opening Day

Sports, it always turns out, is the Band-Aid, the nurse, the cool glass of water at the end of a hot day, the reward for the unrewarding job, the passion injected into the lives that may not have enough.