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CityCenterDC Summer Programming

CityCenterDC Welcomes the Summer Season with the Return of Coneflower Canopy, a New Curated Car Showcase, Ballerinas in the Plaza, and an Array of Interactive Outdoor Programming

From rare vintage vehicles on the Plaza to delicate flowers suspended over Palmer Alley and all the seasonal events in between, CityCenterDC’s Summer 2024 programming will be a sight to behold.

Washington, DC – Every summer, CityCenterDC is a go-to gathering spot for locals and visitors alike as it ushers in the arrival of warm weather with a fantastic lineup of immersive (and Instagram-worthy) events and activities. This year, along with many of its beloved annual happenings, CityCenterDC will host CarCoterie’s curated car show on June 15, a coming together of the luxury car enthusiast community for a day of elevated events. In addition, local artist Phaan Howng is bringing back her Coneflower Canopy, which was last on display at CityCenterDC in summer 2022. The fantastical art installation features 280 neon blooms and comments on the delicate balance of the earth’s environment.

“Beyond our first-class shopping and dining options, CityCenterDC is a summer destination in the nation’s capital like none other,” said Timothy R. Lowery, Vice President at Hines and the General Manager of CityCenterDC. “It is such a thrill to see the public spaces come alive during the season. Hosting CarCoterie’s highly curated automotive showcase for the first time is an honor and we can’t wait to see the space transform with rare and beautiful vintage cars. Of course, we’ll also see the return of our annual outdoor programming, including The Washington Ballet’s Dance for All program. Watching the dancers pas de deux in the Plaza every summer is one of my personal favorites. We encourage everyone to visit CityCenterDC in the coming months and revel in the summer season.”

Look for the return Coneflower Canopy over Palmer Alley in June. The impactful art piece created by Howng and Latela Curatorial for CityCenterDC explores the critical role native plants play in local ecology. For Howng, the fantastical canopy of 280 neon coneflowers invokes a future world in which coneflowers, native to the Washington, DC area, have climbed to the canopy layer of their biome to bring attention to the increased fragility of our ecosystem. Coneflower Canopy will remain in CityCenterDC’s Palmer Alley throughout the summer.

CarCoterie and CityCenterDC have partnered to bring The Capital–the third iteration of CarCoterie’s annual curated car show, which also includes The Bridge in the Hamptons and The Hangar Amelia Island– to DC for the first time in what will be the city’s inaugural event on Saturday, June 15. With these rare and coveted vehicles on display at CityCenterDC, alongside the top high-end retailers, this year’s CarCoterie brings a unique collaboration between the high-end fashion and luxury automotive worlds. The event is free and open to the public.

As for returning programming, beginning in May, CityCenterDC’s popular Farmers Market is back in The Park each Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., through October. Shop a diverse range of fresh produce and delicious culinary delights from local favorites Taco Loco, Bun’d Up, VegHeaven, and Timber Pizza Company, as well as fresh flowers from Sunnyside Flowers. For fitness enthusiasts, Toned Up Tuesdays will make its return to CityCenterDC in The Plaza throughout the months of May and June with CorePower Yoga. These 45-minute outdoor classes are free and open to the public each Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

The arts at CityCenterDC are always a part of the summer season. The Washington Ballet’s Dance for All program–a series of free performances that pop up throughout the city, will be back this year under the new artistic direction of Edwaard Liang. Performances will include a show-stopping pas de deux and short, upbeat contemporary dance in the Plaza from June 6th to the 8th. Free to the public, the world-class dancers of the Washington Ballet will perform a myriad of dances by various choreographers. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Admission is free and seating is first-come, first-served.

And the beloved bubble show from BubbleWorks once again returns to Washington, DC, exclusively at CityCenterDC. The mesmerizing show–which tempts kids and adults alike to chase and pop bubbles– in The Plaza will run throughout the month of July. Prepared to be immersed in a whimsical realm of bubbles and vibrant music at the top of every hour all week from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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About CityCenterDC:

CITYCENTERDC ( is a unique, pedestrian-friendly, 10-acre mixed-use development, located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. Developed by Hines and Qatari Diar, the project is home to more than 221,000 square feet of retail space, 520,000 square feet of prime office space, 458 rental apartment units and 216 condominium units, a 360 room hotel, a 1,550-space parking garage, a public park, a central plaza and pedestrian-oriented streets and alleyways.

About Hines:
Hines is a global real estate investment, development and property manager. The firm was founded by Gerald D. Hines in 1957 and now operates in 30 countries. We manage a $94.6B1 in high-performing assets across residential, logistics, retail, office, and mixed-use strategies. Our local teams serve 790 properties totaling nearly 269 million square feet globally. We are committed to a net zero carbon target by 2040 without buying offsets. To learn more about Hines, visit and follow @Hines on social media.

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