We have activities for everyone! Check out our offerings below:
- Craft Projects
– Maasai Necklace: Create a necklace out of paper, markers and crayons based on The Maasai beaded necklaces.
– Spirit Masks: African masks are believed to represent the spirits of ancestors and are a connection to the supernatural world. Using clay we will create mini spirit masks.
– African Mask Plaques
- Giant games – Checkers, chess, Chinese checkers
- Face painting
- Balloon art
- Presentation: The Race in Arlington Cigar Box Guitar Project, part of a Virginia Humanities project called “Changing the Narrative about Race in Virginia.” Arlington has been selected as one of six communities that will be featured. As part of this project, middle school students built cigar box guitars, have been taught how to play the instruments, and worked with artists on writing lyrics to three different songs that will tell stories about race in Arlington. Join us at 4 p.m. in the Drew Model School hallway for the project presentation.
- Film screening room featuring short films on the topic of Arlington’s African-American history and prominent historical figures:Heroes of Fire Station 8
A community celebration of Fire Station 8. (90 minutes)
Hall’s Hill Turkey Bowl 2018
The annual football game with interviews by Wilma Jones. (60 minutes)
Green Valley Pharmacy
Ibrahim Muse leads a community discussion about the Green Valley Pharmacy. (58 minutes)
Living Legends of Fire Station 8
Hartman Reed, Carl Cooper, and Jerome Smith share memories of the fire station. (49 minutes)
Voices From The Past
A panel discussion of neighborhood histories with Dr. Alfred O. Taylor, Jr, Kitty Clark Stevenson, Dolores Leckey, Adriana Torres, and Koube Ngaaje. (40 minutes)
- Critters from Gulf Branch and Long Branch Nature Centers
- Event Passport – pick up a passport at the event information table, answer all of the questions and get a prize!
- “Foods Around the World” Plinko – drop a Plinko chip to land on one of several countries, then taste the food that originates from that region!
- The Colgate, Bright Smiles, Bright Futures (BSBF) Dental Van will provide free dental screenings, education and treatment referral for children up to 12 years of age from 2-6 p.m.
- Interactive photo booth sponsored by Arlington Public Schools – attendees are invited to write about why they are proud of their Arlington heritage and take pictures with props and frames from 1-3 p.m.
- DIY letterpress event posters with Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Visit the webpage for details.