Neighborhood Day in Arlington: An Abundance of FUN!

Neighborhoods are going all out TODAY celebrating community through events in just about every corner of Arlington.

13 Neighborhood Event’s Around Arlington

1. Ashton Heights Yard Sale
8am-noon, Ashton Heights – Sponsored by the Ashton Heights Civic Association
Dozens of homes will be participating with yard sales featuring children’s toys and clothes, furniture, books, kitchen equipment, and more. Go to for a map to all the homes. Some yard sales may start a little later than 8 and some run a little later than noon.

2. Old Dominion Neighborhood Day & Yard Sale
8:00am-12:30pm, St. Mark’s Church — 2425 N. Glebe Road (just north of Lee Hwy) – Sponsored by the Old Dominion Citizen Association, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church & St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Fourth annual neighborhood-wide yard sale with more than 20 families selling items. Live music performances from 10:30am to noon. Various family entertainment including cultural displays, fire truck and activities for kids. Food & drinks. There will be a food donation drive for the Arlington Food Assistance Center, so please bring a non-perishable food item (cereal, pasta, canned tuna or chicken, other nutritious low-sodium, low-sugar foods); in return, you will receive a raffle ticket for various prizes. For more information go to

3. Patrick Henry Fun Run
9am–noon, Patrick Henry Elementary School – Sponsored by Patrick Henry Elementary School
Come join the fun at the 7th Annual Patrick Henry Fun Run! This event is a non-competitive 5k run/walk for people of all ages. It is free to participate and everyone walks away with something. The run/walk starts and ends at Patrick Henry Elementary. Immediately following the fun we will have a raffle and lots of games with small prizes. If you would like to participate, just show up on the day of the event.

4. Bluemont Spring BBQ at Firehouse # 2
11:30 am-1:00 pm, Firehouse # 2 (4805 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22203) – Sponsored by the Bluemont Civic Association
Bluemont residents, children and visitors are invited to the annual Spring BBQ. Tour Firehouse #2, meet with the Civic Association representatives, and enjoy free burgers and hot dogs courtesy of the Bluemont Civic Association.

5. Turtle Trot 5K
10am, Lower Bluemont Park Picnic Shelter, North 4th Street Entrance – Sponsored by Long Branch Nature Center
Take part in the 2011 Turtle Trot 5K race at the Lower Bluemont Park Picnic Shelter. It’s more than a trail race! Festivities include a “real” turtle race, educational booths, games and fun for whole family! The 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. To register go to

6. Lyon Park’s 87th Annual Spring Fair
11 am-3 pm, Lyon Park Community Center – Sponsored by Lyon Park Citizen’s Association & Community Center
Family friendly fun!!! Enjoy carnival games, pony rides, moon bounces, great concessions, bake sale, plant sale, live bluegrass music and more! Come by and enjoy the fair, ride a pony, play on the playground and experience one of Arlington’s best family parks! All proceeds support the Lyon Park Community Center renovation project! For more information got to

7. Fairlington Invasive Plant Pull
9am-noon, Fairlington Community Center – Sponsored by Fairlington Neighbors
Help clear invasive plants from a singular patch of woodland in Fairlington. Join your neighbors at the stand of trees that descends from the northern boundary fence of the community center and runs along S. 32nd Road between S. Stafford and Utah—it’s that little wooded hillside you’ve probably driven past a dozen times (hundreds, maybe, if you live in the Green or the Commons). Despite warming temperatures, wear long sleeves, long pants, and gloves—poison ivy alert! If you have them, bring loppers, pruning shears, or secateurs. Look for naturalist and Fairlington Green resident Lenny Bankester, who will point out the noxious invaders and organize volunteers’ efforts.

8. North Highland Community Picnic
Noon-4pm, Dawson Terrace Park – Sponsored by the Arlington First Church of the Nazarene
North Highland community members are getting together a community picnic. Come by to enjoy a variety of games and activities. Just bring a dish, desert or non alcoholic beverages to share with the community.

9. Highland Park-Overlee Knolls Walk-A-Bout
10:00am-noon, Westover Library – Sponsored by the Highland Park-Overlee Knolls Neighborhood Association
Please join neighbors and friends of all ages for a spring walk through the Highland Park-Overlee Knolls Neighborhood. We will start and end at the Westover Library. Walk with us through Parkhurst Park, the Greenway and more! Kids will love to check out the Arlington County Fire Truck at 10am and we will have other fun activities too!

10. Bluemont Park Ribbon Cutting
10-10:30am, Bluemont Playground at 601 North Manchester Street – Sponsored by the Boulevard Manor Civic Association
Check out our new playground!!! Come to our Neighborhood Day Ribbon Cutting to see our tot and school age play areas with a farm and train themed play equipment, climbing boulders, play house and swings, sandbox, picnic area, new site furnishings, accessible paths, drinking fountain, new landscaping and more!

11. Rockwell Plaque Dedication at Fillmore Park
2:30-3pm, Fillmore Park – Sponsored by Arlington County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Help us recognize Arlington’s Conservationist of the Year, Ruth Rockwell, who sold .35 wooded acres of land abutting Fillmore Park for a reduced rate of the appraised value in August 2010 so that it could extend the footprint of Fillmore Park. There will be a plaque and bench dedication.

12. Nauck Neighborhood Day: “It’s a Family Affair”
1-4pm, Drew Model School Field – Sponsored by Nauck United
Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and come enjoy a great day out in the Nauck Community. This is a community building event with music, vendors, kid’s activities and much more!! Let’s have fun and help the community too! Bring a nonperishable food item for the Arlington Food Assistance Center. For more information go to

13. Dominion Hills Park and Playground Dedication
4-6pm, Dominion Hills Park – Sponsored by the Dominion Hills Civic Association
Celebrate our great community, check out our new playground, learn a bit about our history and listen to great music. Bring a blanket and share in our community picnic. That’s what Dominion Hills is doing for Neighborhood Day. Come join us!

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