First Thursday in Del Ray: Petal Porch Party will be held on April 1, 6 p.m at various locations in the Del Ray neighborhood. As per patch.com, "First Thursday in Del Ray returns on Thursday, April 1, with a Petal Porch Party theme. Del Ray will be part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival's Petal Porch Parade. Neighborhood porches, yards, sidewalks and windows will be decorated in a Cherry Blossom theme, and registered Del Ray homes will compete for a prize from the Del Ray Business Association. Residents are encouraged to order takeout dinner and drinks from Del Ray's local restaurants and have dinner on the front porch, front steps or front yard. First Thursday is held every first Thursday from April to September. Each month has a theme and benefits a local nonprofit."