Several events are going on this weekend at Arlington National Cemetery to observe Memorial day. Over 250,000 American flags were placed on the gravesites by the Old Guard in a tradition called “Flags In” and they will remain on the gravesites until Monday evening. A new “Price of Freedom” statue was unveiled on May 29th, 2010 and will be on display in the Vistor’s Center. And a Memorial Day Observance ceremony will be held on Monday at 10:30 am at the amphitheatre with a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at 11. Plan to arrive early as access to the amphitheatre will be limited for security reasons. It is suggested that visitors plan to be at the amphitheatre or the Tomb of the Unknowns by 9:30 a.m. For more information visit the website here.
Archives for May 2010
The Arlington Heritage Alliance will be holding its annual meeting on May 25th at the Lyon Park Community Center with a panel of experts discussing how “Old Homes can be Green Homes” and offering tips on how to make your old home energy effficient without sacrificing its historic character. For more information click here.
A new series on Arlington Virginia Network (Verizon Channel 40 or Comcast Channel 25) showcases local restaurants, coffee shops, farmer’s markets and other culinary experiences. Currently, they are running episodes featuring sites on the Columbia Pike corridor (Twisted Vines is the latest segment) and have previously aired shows on Liberty Tavern, Faccia Luna and Eventide in Clarendon and one of my favorites, Lost Dog Cafe, in Westover, among others. Their weblog is here which has links to past episodes on youtube.
The first summer concert at Potomac Overlook Park will be held tonight at 7:00 and will feature Second Wind, a classic rock band. Concerts will be held every other Saturday through the summer. Picnics are welcome. The Park website has directions and more information.
Did you know that May is National Bike Month?
Two local events are coming up that will help you participate. May 21st is Bike to Work Day and Arlington will host three pit stops to make your ride more enjoyable. If you register, you will be able to get a free t-shirt at the pit stop and be able to participate in raffles and demos as well as get free food and drink. Click here for details.
Then on Sunday, May 23rd, certain streets in DC and Arlington will be blocked off for Bike DC’s Washington and Arlington Community Bike Ride. Click here for more information and to register.
The Shirlington Screens series “Films of Ang Lee” kicks off tonight with a 6:30 showing of Sense and Sensibility. Free. http://ht.ly/1KbKN
Neighborhood Day is coming up this Saturday May 15th. Many neighborhoods in Arlington will be hosting special celebrations, yard sales, fitness runs, clean-up events or get togethers. In the Bluemont neighborhood, the US Army Military District of Washington will be performing its Twilight Tattoo in Bluemont Park at 6 PM. Click here for more information. To find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, click here.
The first phase of the Bromptons correction project is now complete.
This condominium building in Cherrydale has been sitting in a partially completed since 2006 when Arlington County found structural violations. Now exterior brick work and windows have been completed and sidewalks repaired. The second phase will include interior work, exterior balconies and tree installation to bring the condominium to completion by Fall 2010. http://ht.ly/1Jitj
The annual National Cathedral Flower Mart runs May 7th from 10-6 and May 8th from 10-5. This year’s festivities offer children’s rides and rock climbing, a bell tower climb, Ukrainian dancing and music, and many plant and craft vendors. For more information, click the website here.