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by ARLnow.com — July 29, 2016 at 11:50 am 0

Ben's Chili Bowl community day (Photo via Ben's Chili Bowl)

Ben’s Chili Bowl is set to throw a party with games, giveaways and the Nationals NatMobile for locals in Rosslyn this weekend.

The eatery’s second annual community day is scheduled for its location at 1725 Wilson Boulevard from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The day also will include the unveiling of Ben’s Chili Bowl’s “latest family member,” spokeswoman Vida Ali said in an email. But she didn’t elaborate.

Photo via Ben’s Chili Bowl

by Adrian Cruz — July 28, 2016 at 2:15 pm 0

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Photo via WIkimedia)Muggles are set to descend on an Arlington children’s bookstore for crystal ball reading, wand-making and an owl visit this weekend in celebration of the latest installment in the Harry Potter franchise.

Child’s Play at 4510 Lee Highway is scheduled to have activities for aspiring witches and wizards Saturday before “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” comes out at midnight, according to a news release from the shop. The book, which is based on a J.K. Rowling story, is the script for an upcoming London play about Potter as an adult wizard.

The countdown until the book’s release is slated to begin at 10:30 p.m. But the shop also is planning to have free activities throughout the day to celebrate the event. According to the news release, they include:

  • A “Platform 9 3/4” photo station
  • A sorting hat station, where store visitors will receive their Hogwarts house assignment for Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin
  • Wand-making and Hogwarts tie-decorating
  • A “History of Magic” game, also known as Harry Potter trivia
  • Exams in divination, allowing shop visitors to have their fortunes read and to test their crystal ball-reading abilities
  • A Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt
  • A potions snack station
  • A visit from a Potomac Overlook Park owl from 2 to 6 p.m.

“This party is going to be a glorious return to Hogwarts,” Child’s Play’s book buyer Molly Olivo said in the press release. “We will be supporting a good cause, enjoying fun wizard activities and sharing the excitement of a new Harry Potter book.”

Harry Potter fans can pre-order the book at Child’s Play or on its website. The shop will give 10 percent of the book’s proceeds to An Open Book Children’s Literacy Foundation, an organization that brings authors and books to underserved schools in the D.C. area.

Photo via Wikimedia

by Jackie Friedman — July 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

OLL_largeFree Home Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The free event will have specialists, including lenders and buyer agents, to give an overview of the buying process. Learn valuable home buying strategies that will save 3% or more when purchasing a home. All attendees will receive 2 guarantees.

Wednesday

TLT-WEB21U.S. Army’s Twilight Tattoo
Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Time: 7-8 p.m.

The United States Army Military District of Washington invites you to experience the U.S. Army’s elite ceremonial units in action by attending a Twilight Tattoo program this summer. Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”

Thursday

Image courtesy Devin HicksHaus Party
Sehkraft Brewing (925 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 5 p.m.- 1 a.m.

Sehkraft Brewery will be releasing two new beers, Sehkraft Amber and Sehkraft Solarize Saison. Local D.C. and instrumental soul band, The Junior Bryce Band will be performing starting at 8:30 p.m.

Friday

Wine in the Water Park (photo courtesy Crystal City BID)Wine in the Water Park
Crystal City Water Park (1750 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

The free event will feature live music from Johnny Artis Band, hand-selected wines from the Washington Wine Academy, and a free outdoor ArtJamz session. A cash bar is will be available at the outdoor pop-up wine and beer garden.

Saturday

water-play-flyerWater Play on the Plaza
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (NVAEYC) and Arlington Public Library for a water play party. All young children are welcome to come to the free event and parental supervision is required.

Tracy Morgan (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC) Live Comedy: Tracy Morgan
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 and 10 p.m.

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, of TV’s “30 Rock” will bring his standup comedy act to the Pike. Morgan has two scheduled performances on Saturday night. Tickets are available online for $50.

Sunday

Wine bottles in The Curious Grape in Shirlington

Summer Wine Tasting Dinner*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana and Bar (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Try four courses and five wines from the regions of Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, and Friuly. Signore Max Evans from Siema Wine Import of Springfield, VA will be guest speaking. Tickets cost $69 per person, not inclusive of tax and tip.

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by Jackie Friedman — July 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

Bikes on a tree, photo via Facebook : Kidical Mass ArlingtonThe Arlington chapter of a group centered around casual bike rides for families plans to lead a trek along George Washington Memorial Parkway this weekend.

A “Junior Park Ranger Ride” is set to kick off this Sunday at 9:30 a.m., according to Kidical Mass Arlington, the event’s organizers.

During the 60-90 minute trip, riders will hit several stops along George Washington Memorial Parkway, including the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, the Netherlands Carillon and Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove. The ride will end up at Theodore Roosevelt Island, according to Kidical Mass.

The event will also include activities from BikeArlington and the U.S. National Park Service. All young riders will earn Junior Park Ranger credentials for the GW Parkway once the ride is complete, according to event organizers.

Photo via Facebook / Kidical Mass

by Lindsay Smith — July 20, 2016 at 4:50 pm 0

After years of construction, work on Courthouse Plaza is finally coming to a conclusion.

Tomorrow, a party is planned for the plaza’s reopening. The metal fencing, barricades and orange-vested workmen that have been plaguing the open area will be gone at last — leaving behind an attractive gathering space for shoppers and pedestrians.

It has been a long time in the making. We first reported that the project was behind schedule in 2011. In January, we reported that “all work is expected to be completed by this April.” Despite the delays, the project is delivering on its other promises.

The plaza now boasts an updated entryway. Trees planted along the brick walkway are surrounded by chairs, tables and wood planters that double as benches. There are potted plants, trees and metal tables. New brick pavers keep the area looking clean and organized.

With renovations to two parking garages and to the AMC movie theater, some of the nearby amenities were also improved during the long plaza project.

To celebrate, Arlington County, Courthouse Plaza owner Vornado and the Clarendon-Courthouse Civic Association are sponsoring a “Party on the Plaza.” The event is taking place this Thursday, July 21, from 5-7 p.m.

The event will feature music, games, free food and giveaways.

by Jackie Friedman — July 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

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Beer Pairing Dinner*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Try four courses, featuring beers from Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co. from West Virginia. Co-owner William D. Laska will be the guest speaker. The meal is $40 per person, not inclusive of tax and tip. A full menu has yet to be announced.

Tuesday

CCL-LogoCitizens Climate Lobby Summer Kickoff
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

During the two day meeting, participants will work together to generate the political will necessary for passage of new climate legislation as well as engaging with elected officials, the media, and the public on environmental issues.

Wednesday

OneMorePageBooksFrackopoly Book Talk
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter will be visiting Arlington to discuss her book “Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment.” The event is free but participants must register online.

Thursday

MG_9264The U.S. Army Band In Concert
Brucker Hall on Fort Myer (400 McNair Road)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” welcomes guest conductor Craig Kirchhoff as part of the 2016 U.S. Army Band Conductors Workshop. The free program will include highlights from Copland’s Symphony No. 3, Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2, and staples of the wind ensemble repertoire by Samuel Barber, Percy Grainger, and John Philip Sousa.

Green Flash and Alpine Pint NightSehkraft Brewing in Clarendon
Sehkraft Brewing (925 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

The Green Flash Southeast Sales Team, also known at the Yeastie Boys, will be on hand for pint night. Sehkraft Brewery will also be releasing their newest beer, Pro Forma Pils. Local D.C. band Surprise Attack will be performing at 8:30 p.m.

Clarendon GrillParty Like It’s at Clarendon Grill
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9:30 p.m.-12 a.m.

Local party band Party Like It’s will be performing at Thursday night show at Clarendon Grill. The seven piece band from D.C. plays a mixture of current hits and classic songs as well as songs from the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

mfThe Shack Band Performs at the Shirlala Musical Festival
Shirlington Village (2700 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Village at Shirlington is hosting live music every Thursday evening through Labor Day. This week will feature a performance by southern funk group The Shack Band. The concert is free.

Friday

Crystal City Wine in the Water Park (courtesy Crystal City BID)

Wine in the Water Park
Crystal City Water Park (1750 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

The free event will feature live music from Fat Liver Jenkins, hand-selected wines from the Washington Wine Academy, and a free outdoor ArtJamz session. A cash bar is will be available at the outdoor pop-up wine and beer garden.

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival (file photo)Rosslyn Summer Film Fest: Casablanca
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Hwy)
Time: Starts after sundown

The classic 1942 film,”Casablanca” will be shown after sundown. Admission is free. The film festival will feature food, beer and wine from local restaurants and food trucks. Films will be shown every Friday until August 26.

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by Adrian Cruz — July 14, 2016 at 9:45 am 0

Arlington Presbyterian Church (photo via Google Maps)

After spending the past 86 years in the same location at 3507 Columbia Pike, the Arlington Presbyterian Church has gathered its share of items. This weekend, in advance of the redevelopment of its property, the church is giving many of those items away.

“We can’t take it all with us, so we invite you to come by and see if there is anything you can use or re-purpose,” the church said in an email. “All items are FREE and must be removed that day. We will have filing cabinets, books, desks, chairs, other furniture, kitchen items, and lots more!”

The giveaway event will take place on Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The congregation is relocating due to the church building being torn down and redeveloped for affordable housing.

The church has temporarily moved to a new worship location, at the Arlington United Methodist Church (716 S. Glebe Road) in the Alcova Heights neighborhood. Services are taking place Sundays at 11 a.m.

by ARLnow.com — July 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Samuel BeckettFundraiser for Brain Injury Services*
Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub (2800 S. Randolph Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join Brain Injury Services’ ADAPT Clubhouse for a night of fundraising in Shirlington. A percentage of the night’s revenue will be donated directly to the ADAPT Clubhouse program. There will be raffle prizes too!

Tuesday

IMG_5334Smart Mom, Rich Mom: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Author and financial journalist Kimberly Palmer will discuss her new money/career guidebook and offer moms the custom tools they need to build financial security and wealth levels through daily habits, strategic financial choices and long-term savings and investments. Registration is required.

Wednesday

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Starting Your Business
WeWork (2221 S. Clark Street)
Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Arthur Lander, CPA, will hold a seminar on “starting your business.” The event is free and will take place in conference room 12A of WeWork Crystal City. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Thursday

Twisted Vines (Flickr pool photo by Facebook)Bastille Day at Twisted Vines
Twisted Vines Bistro and Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 4-10 p.m.

Commemorate the Storming of the Bastille at Twisted Vines this week. Enjoy our chef’s own ratatouille, have a French wine flight and get 10 percent off all French wines in the bottleshop. Vive la France!

Friday

Ben Bailey, photo via Facebook : BenBaileyCashCabLive Standup: Ben Bailey
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Ben Bailey, formerly the host of Discovery Channel’s “Cash Cab” and NBC’s “Who’s Still Standing,” performs live standup comedy at the Drafthouse. Additional performances Saturday at 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $25.

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by Adrian Cruz — July 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Kennan GarveyCounty Board Chair Libby Garvey will join other cyclists for the third annual Kennan Garvey Memorial Ride, dedicated to her late husband.

It will take place on Saturday, August 6 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

The full 100 mile-long ride, described by organizers as a “Sizzling Suburban Century,” begins at the Phoenix Bikes shop on Four Mile Run Drive. It goes out to Purcellville in Loudoun County and back along the Washington and Old Dominion Trail.

The ride is open to cyclists of all ages and skill levels with shorter course options available:

  • 15-mile course: Ride from Phoenix Bikes to Falls Church (turnaround at rest stop located at Bikenetic Full Service Bicycle Shop)
  • 30-mile course: Ride from Phoenix Bikes to Reston and back (turnaround at rest stop located at Sunrise Valley Elementary School)
  • 60-mile course: Ride from Phoenix Bikes to Leesburg and back (turnaround at rest stop located at Douglass School)
  • 90-mile course: Ride from Phoenix Bikes to Purcellville and back (turnaround at trail’s end, stopping at rest stop at Veloville USA Bike and Coffee Shop)
  • 100-mile/century course: Ride from Phoenix Bikes to Purcellville and back (as above), starting east on Four Mile Run Trail around Arlington Loop to W&OD trail

The entry fee is $25 and there is also a $500 fundraising goal for each rider. Riders and volunteers will receive a free shirt and boxed lunch and riders who exceed the $500 fundraising goal will receive an incentive prize.

As of today, $1,115 has been raised towards the event’s fundraising goal of $20,000.

Prior to his death, Kennan Garvey, a cycling aficionado, had planned to volunteer for Phoenix Bikes, a non-profit that serves as a community bike shop and an education program. This year, it was named the “Best Nonprofit” by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

“[Phoenix Bikes] is a group which teaches kids how to repair bikes and was one of the organizations Kennan was planning to devote time to in his upcoming retirement,” said Libby Garvey. “As many of you know, Kennan was an avid cyclist and always did most of the maintenance on his bikes himself. He loved working with kids and passing on his knowledge in so many areas. He would have taken great satisfaction in teaching kids to be self-reliant operators of his favorite environmentally-friendly vehicle,”

Photo courtesy Libby Garvey

by Jackie Friedman — July 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

Westover LibraryRainforest Reptiles Alive!
Westover Branch Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 4-5 p.m.

Discover the dynamic world of tropical rainforests and meet jungle animals. This free summer reading performance is recommended for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade. Attendance is first-come, first-serve.

Thursday

MarbleRye_BannerPride on the Rocks – Team Trivia*
Marble & Rye (2501 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Drag Trivia host, Coco Wilson Carrington, will be hosting the event. Team trivia starts at 7:30 p.m. and Marble & Rye gift certificates will be awarded to the winners. There will also be drink and food specials. Multiple prizes will be raffled as well.

Friday

DSC_78001Sweetgreen Opening to Benefit Freshfarm*
Clarendon Sweetgreen (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

For the opening of their Clarendon store, Sweetgreen is donating 100% of proceeds to the FRESHFARM Matching Dollars program, which lowers economic barriers to fresh local foods, by offering a dollar-for-dollar match to shoppers who spend their federal nutrition benefits at our farmers markets.

SklarBrosSklar Brothers Perform
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.

Randy and Jason Sklar are performing live standup comedy shows at the Drafthouse this weekend. Tickets are $25. Known for appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the brothers also host a History Channel show on statistics called “The United Stats of America.”

Sunday

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Free Summer Concert: The Buzz Hounds
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Buzz Hounds, who were voted “Arlington’s Best Band” by Arlington Magazine, will be performing. Bring friends and family and a picnic for the free outdoor concert. Food is available for purchase from the Chix N Stix food truck.

yvonne_auneAikido of Arlington
Glencarlyn Park (301 S. Harrison St.)
Time: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Aikido of Arlington is holding a traditional aiki-weapons class at Glencarlyn Park throughout the summer (weather permitting). Class runs until 11:30 a.m. and is then followed by a potluck cookout. Participants must wear street clothes.

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by Jackie Friedman — July 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

Crystal City Twilighter 5K on July 25, 2015 (photo courtesy Crystal City BID)Crystal City will host the annual Crystal City Twilighter 5K race on Saturday, July 23.

The race, organized by Pacers, will kick off at 8:30 p.m. The relatively flat course will start and finish will be in front of 2121 Crystal Drive.

There will also be a post-race party with food and drink specials at local restaurants. Cash prizes will be awarded to overall male and female runners. Age groups ranging from 1-10 and 80+ will also be given prizes.

Registration is $45 for adults over the age of 18, but $25 for those 18 and younger. Space is limited to 3,000 runners.

Disclosure: The run is sponsored by the Crystal City BID, an ARLnow.com advertiser.

by Jackie Friedman — June 28, 2016 at 9:40 am 0

Arlington's Got Talent

Talented local entertainers will participate in the fourth annual Arlington’s Got Talent competition tonight.

The event, organized by Leadership Arlington, is being held at the Salsa Room (2619 Columbia Pike) starting at 6:30 p.m. After a social hour, the performers will take the stage starting at 7:30.

Arlington’s Got Talent offers exciting and fresh performances from some of the most vibrant and dynamic performers from the D.C. metropolitan area,” said Leadership Arlington.

Tickets to the event are $30 in advance, $40 at the door, and benefit the Leadership Center for Excellence’s Young Professionals Program scholarship fund.

Tonight’s seven scheduled performers are:

The performers will be judged by Susan Anderson of the Arlington County Treasurer’s Office; MTFA Architecture owner Michael Foster, Nate Robertson of Datapipe and Marymount University President Matt Shank. Audience members will act as the fifth judge by voting for their favorite act.

by Jackie Friedman — June 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Optime-purple-logoFree Home Buyer Seminar*
Optime Realty (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The free event will have specialists, including lenders and buyer agents, to give an overview of the buying process. Learn valuable home buying strategies that will save 3% or more when purchasing a home along with ways to get the best mortgage.

CW_HALFWINENIGHT_june-1Half Price Wine Night Featuring Virginia Wines at Copperwood Tavern
Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Ave)
Time: 4-9 p.m.

Half price wine night will feature locally sourced Virginia wines such as Equation from Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, VA and chardonnay from Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, VA. All bottles of wine are half off. Full menu items will also be served alongside wine.

Tuesday

WOV-2016-Logo

Arlington County Women of Vision Awards*
Arlington Economic Development Office (1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1500)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Arlington will honor three women, Library Director Diane Kresh, entrepreneur Rebecca Carpenter and education activist Susan Senn. The commission honors women who have shown leadership and commitment to the community. Tickets are not required.

Arlington Central LibraryFor Caregivers & Family Members: Understanding Behaviors Related to Dementia Type Symptoms
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Vicky Surash, Arlington County Gerontologist and Recreation/Dementia Care Specialist, will talk to caregivers and family members about the behaviors that may be experienced by people who have dementia and how family members and caregivers can address those behaviors.

AGT-Facebook-Banner-2016Arlington’s Got Talent*
The Salsa Room (2619 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Leadership Center for Excellence is hosting the fourth annual Arlington’s Got Talent. There will be seven acts, from comedians and acapella groups, to a poet and singers. Categories will be scored by four judges and audience members.

 Saturday

Chris Gethard Comedy CentralLive Comedy: Chris Gethard
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 and 10 p.m.

Actor, comedian and writer Chris Gethard brings his standup comedy act to the Pike. Gethard has three scheduled performances on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are available online for $20.

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by Jackie Friedman — June 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Outdoor movie in Crystal City

(Updated at 4 p.m.) Candy and booze are set to star in Crystal City’s al fresco film series later this year.

The Crystal City Business Improvement District’s “Sweets and Sips” flicks for Crystal Screen in September are slated to include four movies that feature chocolate and wine. Initially, the organization planned to screen Star Wars movies this summer, but were unable to show them.

“Despite earlier confirmations with the movie licensing company, rights to publicly show the Star Wars movies for the Crystal Screen outdoor movie festival were lost due to an unexpected move from the DARK SIDE!” a Crystal City BID email says. “So, we’re celebrating by drowning our sorrows in the comfort of sweets and sips.”

The email adds: “Bring a picnic or take-out from area restaurants and enjoy sips from the pop-up wine bar (cash) with hand-selected offerings from the Crystal City Wine Shop and tasty sweet samples from Crystal City‘s Schakolad.”

The movies are:

  • “Willy Wonka” (1971) on Sept. 6.
  • “Bottle Shock” (2008) on Sept. 13.
  • “Chocolat” (2000) on Sept. 20.
  • “Sideways” (2004) on Sept. 27.

Movies are scheduled to start about 30 minutes after sunset outside 1901 S. Bell Street.

by Adrian Cruz — June 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

Fourth of July fireworks, as seen from the Air Force Memorial (Flickr pool photo by John Sonderman)Long Bridge Park is again set to have live music, food trucks, lawn games and face painting as part of Arlington’s annual July 4 festivities.

The free celebration, which also is slated to include drop-in kickball games, moon bounces and balloon art, is scheduled to run from 5-10 p.m. The Hollies guitarist Steve Lauri and West Virginia cover band Cazhmiere are scheduled to perform.

Some of the food trucks scheduled to participate in the event’s “food truck rally” include: Bada Bing Cheesesteaks and SpiediesThe Big CheeseThe Farm EffectGrapevine RestaurantLemongrass Food TruckMac’s Donuts, Rod’s Oasis Shaved Ice, Salou Kaba, Tapas TruckTortoise & Hare Food TruckUnion Dog Food Truck.

Long Bridge Park Independence Day flyer 2016Long Bridge Park won’t have on-site parking during the event, but shuttles are slated to run between the park and the Pentagon City and Crystal City Metro stations.

If you can’t make it to Long Bridge Park, you also can see the fireworks in Arlington from:

  • Key Bridge
  • Air Force Memorial
  • Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Gravelly Point Park
  • Gateway Park

The fireworks are expected to begin at 9:09 p.m., lasting about 17 minutes.

Flickr pool photo by John Sonderman

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