For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Contact: Susan Kalish 703-228-3330 (voice) 703-228-4743(TTY)
From colorful Latin dancers to lively music, Neighborhood Day -- Saturday, May 10 -- will have something for everyone. A hometown tradition, Neighborhood Day features a variety of events and activities — including community service projects, such as stream and park cleanups, yard sales, fitness fairs and open houses.
The annual Neighborhood Day Parade on Wilson Boulevard is a highlight of the day. This year, the parade starts at 1:00 p.m. at Courthouse Plaza -- that’s an hour earlier than last year! -- and runs down Wilson Boulevard to Clarendon -- that’s backwards compared to last year! See floats from Swanson and Thomas Jefferson Middle Schools, Ft. Myer Fife and Drum, Yorktown Yahoos, Straight Eights Car Club (LCCI), loads of Bolivian music and lots more civic pride!
Check out everything from the 13th Annual Walk for the Animals to the Battle of the Boulevard 10K to the Community Hero Awards to a myriad of fun neighborhood events. Visit the Neighborhood Day website for all the scoop, including a full list of events and activities.
Several streets in the Clarendon, Courthouse, and Rosslyn neighborhoods will be closed for portions of the day on Saturday, May 10, 2008.
Take Metro's Orange line to Clarendon or Court House Metro stations to enjoy the parade. If you plan to drive, free parking is available in the parking garages at Arlington County government buildings 3033 Wilson Blvd. and 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
See you on Neighborhood Day!
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency's highest award for "Smart Growth" in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world - including the Pentagon - Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.