First Thursday: Del Ray
We dropped into Del Ray tonight for First Thursday, a series of monthly events the community hosts and the theme for June was “Dog Days of Summer”. So many Dogs, Kids and Neighborhood FUN!
Next months theme:
“A Nation’s Celebration”
Catch the event on July 7th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm along Mt. Vernon Ave.
Girls saving animals through the World Wildlife Fund raise money selling handmade stuffed Owls made from all recycled materials.
Incredible group of middle school teens from local band Fuse Box played a rockin’ show in front of Del Ray Performing Arts. They’ll be playing a benefit concert on June 15th at Evening Star Cafe.
Our amazing Pedi-Cab driver Alex. He's a peddling rockstar!
Alex, from ViaVelo Pedi-Cabs a new eco-friendly transport service covers Del Ray and Old Town Alexandria for only $5.00 per zone. Surprisingly speedy and comfortable.
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Photo by: Yulia Kriskovets
Last chance to catch Synetic Family Theater’s, The Nutcracker!
For the last two performances of the season, Synetic is giving Arlington Kids readers a special 10% discount on tickets. To order tickets and get the discount, use discount code ARLKIDS at checkout online or via calling the box office at 800.494.8497.
Synetic has received rave reviews from reviewers and fans across the DC region for their adaptation of a cherished story of Marie and her nutcracker with Lilia Slavova’s captivating script. Based on the book “The Nutcracker and Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffman, Synetic’s version includes the story of how and why the nutcracker came to be.
What’s next for Synetic Theatre?
- Family Show: The Magic Paintbrush, February 19th – April 3rd.
Based on Chinese folklore, The Magic Paintbrush is a magical tale of the power of good virtues against the forces of greed. Ma Liang, a poor orphan boy, dreams of becoming a painter. His dreams come to life one day when he discovers a magic paint brush that brings his art to life. Ma Liang’s brush sets him on an enchanting journey, from countryside to palace, proving that in the end giving and sharing is the best reward.
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The one of the newest hotels to the Arlington community, the Hilton Garden Inn, Shirlington is doing good deeds this holiday season. Now through December 18th, they’ll be hosting a food drive to benefit AFAC. Bring your non-perishable food items to the front desk and they’ll take it from there.
Then join the Hilton as they host Breakfast and Photos with Santa on December 18th. Donate an item of food to be given to AFAC and the Hilton Garden Inn will give you a breakfast. One item of food per plate.
RSVP by the 16th of December.
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Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision and many accomplishments are the reason that communities like Arlington have worked to implement change.
Sponsored by Arlington Public Schools & Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, the MLK contest is open to Arlington Elementary, Middle and High School students who are invited to submit works in one of the three contest categories. Writing, Poetry and Visual.
•Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision was that his children, and others,
would not be judged by the color of their skin.
• Arlington County’s vision states that, “Arlington will be a diverse and
inclusive world-class urban community with secure, attractive residen-
tial and commercial neighborhoods where people unite to form a
caring, learning, participating, sustainable community in which each
person is important.”
Describe in writing or through visual art: How you think that the
Arlington community is fulfilling Dr. King’s vision and dream?
The shops at Pentagon Row are hosting a Holiday Festival. This is one of the first festivals in Arlington of the season. Kick off your celebrations tonight (Saturday, Nov. 13th, 5-7pm) with Holiday Hay Rides (pickup near the fountain), visit’s with Santa, meet Frosty the Snowman, see the strolling Juggler, Magician and Stilt Walker!
What else? How about merchant specials to help you start your holiday shopping off right? And don’t miss the whimsical snow fall at 6pm and 7pm over the ice rink, decorative hat contest on the rink Wear your wackiest holiday hat and sign up at the ice rink by 5:45pm for a chance to win prizes! Judging will take place on the ice at 6pm. All ages welcome. Free giveaways for kids and more!
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Greg (soldier on stilts) causing giggles.
Juggling, Plate Spinning performer had crowds entertained until well after closing time.
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Horse Drawn Hayride
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Set... and Go...
Clarendon getting ready.
Max the 75 yr old Box Turtle from Potomac Overlook
Thursday afternoon the Summer storm of storms hit the Fairlington/Shirlington neighborhoods. We walked around after and took a few photos of the damage. Really shocking was the damage on the Abingdon Elementary School grounds. The playgrounds incredibly survived and the building seemed to be unharmed as well. Unfortunately, those living next to the school the power is still out of service. Latest reports have been that they will have to hold on until Sunday.
ARLnow has done great reporting of the aftermath. Have a look for info on where to go if power is out and other facts.
Abingdon Elementary (behind playground)
Abingdon Elementary (behind playground)
Abingdon Elementary pathway at rear of school.
Abingdon Elementary around track
Abingdon Elementary near track