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Weekend Wakeup Independence Day edition

What to expect on the roads and rails around Washington, D.C., this holiday weekend.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 05:31pm EDT

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, National Mall, Metro, track work, Fourth of July, fireworks, traffic, dave dildine

National Mall's Fourth of July alcohol ban a boon for holiday safety

The National Mall's Fourth of July alcohol ban is helping keep the local emergency rooms less hectic on the holiday.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:58am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, alcohol, National Mall, Fourth of July, fireworks, Dr. Robert Shesser, George Washington University Hospital, US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Local venues plan free Fourth of July parties

In this week's Backstage, Tim Bracken highlights local music venues hosting free July Fourth parties, in addition to some cool concerts over the weekend.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:43am EDT

Tags: A Capitol Fourth, National Mall, National Symphony Orchestra, iota, Rock & Roll Hotel, 9:30 Club, tim bracken, Fourth of July

Correction: Screen On The Green story

Saturday - 06/29/2013, 01:10pm EDT

Tags: Screen on the Green, National Mall

Metro to boost service to handle July 4 revelers

Metro will halt track work and add extra trains to handle the estimated 500,000 riders this July Fourth.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 04:51pm EDT

Tags: July 4th holiday, Metro, Metrorail, National Mall, Washington Nationals, fireworks

Smithsonian Folklife Festival highlights Hungarian heritage

It's been a summer tradition on the National Mall for 47 years now. The Smithsonian Folklife festival, which began Wednesday, has a Hungarian theme.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 03:52am EDT

Tags: Smithsonian, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, D.C., National Mall, Hank Silverberg, Hungarian heritage

Group donates propane mowers for National Mall

A propane energy group is donating new alternative-fuel lawn mowers to the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 12:11pm EDT

Tags: National Mall, lawn mowers

National Mall gets new propane mowers

The new buzz around the National Mall is cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 06:23am EDT

Tags: roy willis, National Mall, propane mowers, Andrew Mollenbeck, greenhouse gas, emissions

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