March 8, 2019

Exciting new art installations, ballet in the plaza, the return of Bloomia’s Field of Tulips.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2019) – Warmer days are around the corner! As Washingtonians eagerly anticipate the day that they can shed their winter coats, CityCenterDC is thrilled to announce their springtime programming. “We are very excited for this year’s spring programming. We strive to create unique and memorable moments for the community to enjoy,” said Timothy R. Lowery, general manager of CityCenterDC. In addition to the best-in-class luxury shopping and dining available at CityCenterDC, the landmark, mixed-used development is also known for its enchanting installations and experiences that transform downtown D.C. into a seasonal oasis.


For the second year in a row CityCenterDC will participate in Make March Matter, a campaign to support the efforts of Children’s National Medical Center. Beginning on March 7 – March 10 ten percent of proceeds made at the participating retailers will be donated to spread awareness and support of medical care for children. Patrons of all ages are invited to join in on weekend festivities including a movie showing at CitySwing, a live jazz performance by Christopher Linman, face painting and more. For more information on the participating retailers and the events, please visit


With nod to the highly anticipated Cherry Blossom festival, Palmer Alley will once again be reimagined into a vibrant, seasonal destination with its dream-like overhead art installation. CityCenterDC contracted with Silver Lining Design Group to bring back the beloved pink lanterns, making Palmer Alley one of the first beacons of Spring in the Nation’s Capital. Enjoy this festive installation beginning on March 11.


After welcoming 8,000 visitors in 2018, CityCenterDC is delighted to announce the return of Bloomia’s Field of Tulips. The Park at CityCenter will be transformed into an interactive, urban garden that is home to more than 40,000 stems. Roaming the garden is free to all and tulips may be taken home for $1 a stem with a portion of all proceeds benefiting DC Central Kitchen. Bloomia’s second-ever Field of Tulips at CityCenterDC will take place on April 26 – April 28 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.


Be sure to stop by The Park at CityCenter before April 13 to view CulturalDC’s tenth installation of their mobile art gallery: Stay Fly by DC-based artist Jamea Richmond-Edwards. The exhibit engages viewers with paintings, collages and personal designer items which highlight the historical and often complex relationship between black consumers and luxury goods. The mobile art gallery is opened to visitors from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday.


Aiming to always keep culture and arts at the forefront, this spring CityCenterDC will be welcoming the Washington Ballet for popup performances in The Plaza at CityCenter! More information on dates and times to follow.


In addition to these exciting new events and traditions, CityCenterDC will be bringing back its annual recurring events.


• Toned Up Tuesdays – Dates to be announced soon!
• Farmers Market – Tuesday, May 7, through Tuesday, October 29, 2019.


Follow @CityCenterDC on social for updates on all upcoming annual activations.


All events are free and open to the public and cameras are welcome. For interview requests and exclusive photos, please contact Ashley Arias or Alexa Lewis at TAA Public Relations at, or 202-846-1731.

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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 191,000 square feet of retail space, 520,000 square feet of prime office space, 458 rental apartment units and 216 condominium units, a 1,550-space parking garage, a public park, a central plaza and pedestrian-oriented streets and alleyways. Construction of the Conrad Washington, D.C., a 370-room luxury hotel with 30,000 square feet of additional retail space, commenced in 2016 and is expected to open in 2019.

The 2019 Spring activations are part of the 2019 Public Space Programming calendar that was created by the CityCenterDC Common Area Association. CityCenterDC’s ownership created the Common Area Association to provide for the maintenance, operation, and programming of the Common Areas which strive to foster a unique, truly-exceptional, pedestrian-friendly mixed-use urban environment.


About Hines:

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 201 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $111 billion of assets under management, including $60 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $51 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 108 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,295 properties, totaling over 422 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 506 properties, representing over 210 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit for more information.