National Harbor Ice Display Could Boost Local Economy | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

National Harbor Ice Display Could Boost Local Economy

Play associated audio

This is the first weekend of "Christmas on the Potomac" at National Harbor, and the event is expected to draw thousands to Maryland's Prince George's County this weekend.

The display features a Dr. Seuss winter wonderland made of 2 million pounds of ice carved by 40 artisans. Approximately 200,00 people visited the display last year.

Margot Amelia with Maryland Travel and Tourism says attractions at National Harbor help boost the local economy.

"Hotel taxes collected in Prince George's County have tripled gone from $6.8 million to over $18.7 million, so I mean that is a tremendous amount of revenue that is pumped back into Prince George's county," she says.

Gaylord staff expect this year's featured attraction -- ice -- to draw approximately 15,000 visitors this weekend.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 30, 2015

You can use your imagination to place yourself at a Grateful Dead concert or at a 1930s-era circus.

NPR

Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.

NPR

'Jiggery-Pokery': The Justices Have A Punny Way With Words

This term it was "ask the nearest hippie" and "what chumps!" Here are some other times phrases like that have added color to Supreme Court opinions.
WAMU 88.5

Pop Culture Trends in Video Gaming

More women on screen and more exploration are among the trends in video gaming this year. Tech Tuesday explores how pop culture and new technology are changing the gaming experience.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.