Archives for July 2014

Go Back to School Shopping – its Tax Free Weekend August 1-3, 2014

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English: Hayes Street entrance to Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Virginia is offering a tax free weekend Friday August 1st through Sunday August 3rd for certain back to school items, including school supplies that are $20 or less and qualifying apparel and footwear that is $100 or less.

The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington has announced that they will help shoppers save even more through retailer coupons and other special offerings available online at the Simon Retailer Showcase available at   Shoppers who spend $150 or more at any store in The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City can present their receipt at Guest Services for a free water tumbler gift (while supplies last).

To add some excitement to the back-to-school season, The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is teaming up with Madame Tussauds Wax Museum! Shoppers can stop by to see a life-size, three-dimensional wax replica of Justin Bieber on August 2nd from 1-3 pm.

For more information, visit or call 703-415-2400.

4th of July 2015 Celebration in Arlington

Wondering where to celebrate the 4th of July in Arlington?

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The fourth annual 4th of July celebration at Long Bridge Park will be held Saturday, July 54 2015 from 5-10 PM.   Come enjoy live music, games, food trucks and a fantastic view of the fireworks.he event will feature fun for the whole family, including a food trucks, live music,

There is no on-site parking for the event with the exception of vehicles displaying disability hang tags (limited availability).  There will be FREE shuttles running continuously during the event with stops at Crystal City (bus bay C on Bell Street) and Pentagon City (pick up at the bus shelter on Hayes Street at 12th Street) and FREE parking nearby at the Shops at Crystal City parking garage.  There is also some bicycle parking.

For more event details, visit the Arlington Parks website here.

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World Cup Soccer – Watch USA vs. Belgium at Central Library 7/1/2014

Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey (Photo credit: Erik Daniel Drost)

The U.S. vs. Belgium World Cup Soccer match will be playing at Central Library.

The big screen near the Welcome Desk on the first floor will be showing the game on Tuesday 7/1 at 4 p.m.  Feel free to bring a drink (non-alcoholic), grab a book to read during breaks and gather to cheer the U.S.A. on.  According to the library website, “cheering is allowed on the first floor. Poor sportsmanship, wagering and references to Smurfs and waffles are not.”

The winner of the game will move on to the round of 16.  If the U.S.A. wins by 10 or more, all Library fines will be waived.