Neighborhood Day 2014

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/17/2014-05/18/2014
All Day

Location
Alcova Heights Park

Cost: Free

Contact Details
Laura Barragan
703-228-3329

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Neighborhood Day will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014!

2014 Neighborhood Day Events:

Events Happening May 17/18:
Family Fun Day in the Park

Join in the fun at Alcova Heights Park on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Department of Parks and Recreation-sponsored Family Fun Day! Activities will include 1st Tee Golf, YoKids Yoga, Giant Obstacle Course, Movin and Groovin Cardio Dance, Fitness Demos and more! Bring your own picnic to enjoy with your family! Snack packs will be for sale for $3 each and will include a juice box, fruit snacks and a granola bar. For more information, call 703-228-4711 or email mmcmullen@arlingtonva.us. In case of rain or code red weather, the event will be canceled. View the event flyer.

Fairlington Day
Celebrate Fairlington Day on Saturday, May 17 starting at 11 a.m.  on the grounds of the Fairlington Community Center. Sponsored by the Fairlington Citizens Association, the event will feature hot dogs and drinks, cotton candy and free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Family-friendly activities include an inflatable moon bounce with a slide and basketball hoops, an inflatable obstacle course, and activities for kids sponsored by the 4-H.

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) will be sponsoring a number of events that day including the following:

  • A celebration of their 100th Anniversary; a horticulture, agriculture
  • Natural resources open house at the VCE Horticulture Help Desk inside the FCC
  • Tours and demonstrations in the “World Teaching Garden”
  • A guided tree walk of the Fairlington grounds held at 11 am and 1 pm.

In addition, the Family Consumer Science program will showcase the nutrition, financial, and energy conservation education work they are doing. Community businesses and County services will set up information booths. You can also buy a Fairlington t-shirt and get more information about the local real estate market. There will also be a No Kid Hungry Bake Sale that benefits Share our Strength. For more information about the event, visit www.fca-fairlington.org.

Turtle Trot 5K 
On Saturday, May 17, help support Arlington’s turtle population at the annual Turtle Trot 5K race! The race begins at 10 a.m. at Lower Bluemont, 329 North Manchester St., North 4th Street Entrance. Come to run and enjoy a make it and take it craft project. Festivities include a “real” turtle race, educational booths, games and fun for whole family! Register at ACTIVE.COM
Adults $30*; Kids 12 and under $15*. View the event flyer.

*Proceeds from the race go towards the care of injured turtles and wildlife and for educational programs. Each year Long Branch Nature Center receives injured turtles and other wildlife that need our help. Help us give the injured turtles medical attention and a place to live until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild.

For more information, please call 703-228-6535. For questions about fee reduction, please call 703-228-4747.

Phoenix Derby Garage Race and Fundraiser
On Saturday, May 17 from 2-6 p.m., a unique cycling event will take place at 1900 Crystal Drive that combines speed and high-energy fun in a cool urban environment while showcasing the D.C. region’s only youth-oriented bike nonprofit organization. Riders of all abilities are invited to test their skills on the race course designed and built in an underground parking garage. The Crystal City Phoenix Derby features a variety of race formats including a non-competitive open course ride, a head-to-head stationary sprint race, team relays, and a special kid’s course. The general public is also invited to try out the course or just watch the action from the chic confines of the Phoenix Lounge, a display area of bikes build by Phoenix Bikes youth and bar built in the center of the action! For more information visit the event webpage.

The Fourth Annual Truck Day at Arlington Central Library
Find out how the big rigs get the job done! On Saturday, May 17 from 9-11 a.m., Arlington Central Library‘s rear parking lot will be full of cool work vehicles, including:

  • Trucks for construction
  • Fire and rescue
  • Trash pick-up
  • Police cars
  • A commuter bus
  • A sewer truck

View the event flyer. Please note that, because of this event, Central Library’s East Parking Lot (next to the tennis courts) will be closed to other vehicles until 12 p.m.

7-Eleven Grand Opening in Nauck!
On Saturday, May 17, check out the new 7-Eleven store during its grand opening with free food and drinks from 1-4 p.m. and a ribbon cutting ceremony from 2-2:30 p.m. The store is located on the ground floor of the Shelton, a 94-unit affordable housing apartment building that is part of the Nauck Town Square. Read more about the history of the project in the County’s May 14 media release.

Prayer Walk & Children’s Games & Snacks in Nauck!
On Saturday, May 17, Nauck residents are invited to join the Abundant Life Worship Center International at Drew Model Elementary School for a day of fun! From 10 a.m.-noon, a prayer walk will be held and from noon-2 p.m., kids can enjoy fun games, crafts, prizes and snacks! For details, email pastorvickie@alwci.org or call 540-522-2879.

Nauck Neighborhood Clean-Up
Nauck residents can help beautify the community on Neighborhood Day by disposing of unwanted or broken household items. On Friday, May 16 after 5 p.m., place items such as furniture, appliances and unbundled brush and tree logs on your curb for collection between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturday, May 17. Sponsored by the Nauck Civic Association, The Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development’s Housing Division and the Department of Environmental Services. For more information, view the Nauck Neighborhood Clean-Up Day Flyer.

WalkArlington’s High View Park/Waverly Hills/Cherrydale Walkabout
On Sunday, May 18, from 3-5 p.m., celebrate Neighborhood Day weekend with WalkArlington and your neighbors in High View Park, Waverly Hills, and Cherrydale as we explore the highlights and unique history of these three walkable neighborhoods on foot. The High View Park/Waverly Hills/Cherrydale Walkabout is the 24th in WalkArlington’s series of neighborhood walking tours, as well as the fourth and final route in our limited edition series of Walk Friendly Community Walkabouts, nominated by and created in partnership with local residents in recognition of Arlington’s designation as a Gold-Level Walk Friendly Community. Rain or shine.  Free of charge and open to all ages. Meet outside Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Visit WalkArlington.com or contact info@walkarlington.com for more information.

Taste of Arlington
A long-standing Arlington tradition, the Taste of Arlington returns in 2014 on Sunday, May 18 from noon-5 p.m. The event, hosted by the Ballston BID, is held on Wilson Boulevard from Glebe Road to N Quincy Street and along N. Stuart Street to 9th Street. More than 50 restaurants will serve up great eats at this year’s event. Other event highlights include live entertainment, face painting, a rock climbing wall, carnival games, a World Pup tournament and more. General admission is free. Food/drink and activity tickets are available for purchase online on the event website. A portion of this year’s event proceeds will benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Rain or shine.

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Post-Neighborhood Day Community Events:

Highland Park-Overlee Knolls
On Saturday, May 31 from 3-5 p.m. outside of Westover Library (1644 N McKinley Road), join the neighborhood for fun activities including a moon bounce, face painting, a visit from the local fire station, games, snacks, and more! Email laurian.eckle@sum2sea.com with questions.

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If you have questions about Neighborhood Day, email Laura Barragan at lbarragan@arlingtonva.us.