Events

Jul
10
Wed
Joint Meeting of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) and Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (Cherry/Dogwood rooms (lobby level))
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

July 10, 2019 will be a special joint meeting of the PAC and BAC. 

The PAC advises the County Board and the County Manager on the implementation of the pedestrian element of the Master Transportation Plan and other matters the committee deems important to advocate for the needs of pedestrians in Arlington.

The committee is made up of volunteers who keep the County focused on making Arlington a better place to walk — from the high-rise canyons of Rosslyn, Ballston and Crystal City to the leafy residential areas of north, south, and west Arlington.

Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join any meeting.

Jul
13
Sat
Bike and Walk to the Mill @ Arlington Mill Community Center
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bike and Walk to the Mill

At Second Saturdays at the Mill on July 13, celebrate the best of active transportation and healthy food choices by walking or biking. You’ll receive a punch card to keep track of your biking and walking trips to the Mill’s “Second Saturdays” and enter a season-long raffle. Plus on July 13, enjoy Neighborhood BINGO, a backwards bike, and other kid-friendly biking and walking activities.

All Summer Long

All summer long, Second Saturdays at the Mill wants to reward you for taking active, healthy trips. Each second Saturday when you bike or walk, bring your card to the CPRO booth to get it punched. At the end of the season, we’ll distribute giveaways to thank you for making healthy transportation choices. The more weeks that you bike or walk, the more chances you’ll have to get rewards.

Get your punch card on July 13 only!

 

Partners: Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization, Phoenix Bikes, BikeArlington, and WalkArlington

Aug
1
Thu
The Street as University: Experience Street Wisdom in Arlington @ Metropolitan Park
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

WalkArlington is trying something new for our August walk.

Learn how to access the urban environment and find fresh answers to personal or work-related questions with Street Wisdom: a powerful, three-hour guided experience that uses the streets as an invisible university. This inspirational tool has been adopted by corporations, coaches and social groups across the globe – with profound results.

Street Wisdom

What is it? At the center of Street Wisdom lies the idea that every moment is extraordinary and every street is full of inspiration – that there’s no such thing as an ordinary street, just ordinary thinking. Few of us give ourselves time or permission to really focus on the signs and signals that we normally ignore, rich stimulus that can help us learn something new.

Street Wisdom takes place in three parts. First, your street guide (WalkArlington) helps you tune up your senses so you can pick up far richer information from the environment that you would normally. Then you’re off on a journey by yourself – your street quest – where you ask a question and see what answers present themselves. You don’t have to go far but it’s amazing what you can learn. In the final 60 minute session everyone gathers together to share what happened and, more often than not, wonder at how magical an ordinary street can become when you’re really aware of those hidden messages, chance meetings and unexpected discoveries.

In just three hours of walking and wandering, participants have resolved problems that have dogged them for years, found new business ideas, changed careers, discovered new directions, and learned how to deal differently with life and love.

Invented by creative maestro David Pearl in 2013 and developed with the help of business beatnik and fellow author Chris Baréz-Brown, Street Wisdom has rapidly grown into a global movement. Our mission is to make every street in every city a free source of inspiration for everyone, every single day.

Who is it for? It is relevant for anyone struggling with the day-to-day personal stuff, tackling a challenge in the workplace, figuring out what’s next, or seeking a creative breakthrough. Once experienced, it can be easily replicated on a personal basis, or taken into the workplace and used to inspire teams and colleagues.

What do you bring? An open mind, good walking shoes and clothes for all weather. A question you’d like answered: not too big (‘What is the meaning of life?’), not too small (‘What shall I have for lunch?’) but somewhere in the middle – a burning issue to which you’d like fresh answers.

Please watch the short video below and reserve your place so we can keep you updated – if you are unable to come at the last minute, you must contact WalkArlington so we may give someone else the chance to take part.

To contact the organiser of this event: info@walkarlington.com. To get in touch with Street Wisdom HQ: contactus@streetwisdom.org. The information you provide when booking an event will be shared with WalkArlington and kept securely by us as explained in our privacy policy.

Registration

Space is very limited and registration for the event is required. The event is free for people of all ages and abilities.

Getting Here

The event location is served by transit, walking, biking, Capital Bikeshare, and car-share. Use Car Free Near Me to check out your transportation options.

Aug
14
Wed
Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (Cherry/Dogwood rooms (lobby level))
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The PAC advises the County Board and the County Manager on the implementation of the pedestrian element of the Master Transportation Plan and other matters the committee deems important to advocate for the needs of pedestrians in Arlington.

The committee is made up of volunteers who keep the County focused on making Arlington a better place to walk — from the high-rise canyons of Rosslyn, Ballston, and Crystal City to the leafy residential areas of north, south, and west Arlington.

Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join any meeting.

 

Aug
20
Tue
5k Run/Walk with Northern Virginia Running Club @ Bluemont Park
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the NOVA Running Club for its annual 5K race at Bluemont Park! A fast out-and-back course on the W&OD trail in Arlington, this is a great opportunity for a low-key weeknight race. Come shake off the heat and support the club and your fellow Northern Virginia community runners. Limited field size keeps this race very relaxed (and not crowded on the trail).

In addition to the 5K run, WalkArlington is hosting a 2 Mile Walk event. The Walk will start at 6:30pm right after the 5K race starts. NOVA Running Club is also hosting a Kids Fun Run that starts at 6:15pm.

Registration is available via RunSignUp.

Race Details

  • WHERE: Bluemont Park, 329 North Manchester Street, Arlington, VA 22203
  • DATE: Tuesday August 20, 2019 – 6:00PM
  • ENTRY FEE: $25.00 for Run, $10.00 for Walk, $5.00 Kids’ Fun Run
  • COURSE: Out and back on the W&OD bike trail, slightly uphill outbound, slightly downhill back
  • AWARDS: Top three male and female overall and overall Age Group Awards. Additional Masters Awards, give-aways and a swag bag with discounts to local and online establishments!
  • QUESTIONS or for more information: e-mail northernvirginiarunningclub@gmail.com
  • REGISTRATIONhttps://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Arlington/NOVARunningClub5K

Online registration until 11:59pm on August 19, 2019. Race day registration also available.

Getting Here

Bluemont Park is served by ART buses, WMATA buses, and multi-use trails. There is limited parking at the park but there is plentiful neighborhood parking. Overflow parking is available in the neighborhoods.

Aug
22
Thu
Our Shared Street Pop-Up 2019 @ Parking Lot
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Description

Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) is excited to announce the third annual Our Shared Street Pop-Up event. Our Shared Street is a block party where you can get to know your neighbors and local transportation options. There are also tons of great giveaways happening and fun activities.

Location

The event will be held at the parking lot at the intersection of S Four Mile Run Drive and Columbia Pike. Our location is a short walk east of the Arlington Mill Community Center.

Partners & Friends

ATP has partnered with a few other County commuter programs like Car-Free Diet/Dieta Cero-AutoCapital BikeshareBikeArlington, and WalkArlington to bring you the best of Arlington’s transportation options to one location.

Check out all partners and friends attending Our Shared Street Pop-Up at OurSharedStreet.com

If your business would like to sponsor or partner with us for the event, contact us at solutions@transpartners.com.

Sep
7
Sat
Sketch Walk Arlington @ Central Library
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sketch Walk Arlington @ Central Library

Come to create and hone your powers of observation while exploring Arlington during this open sketch session in Virginia Square. Experts from Sketching the District will start the walk with an introduction to sketching followed by an exploration of Virginia Square led by WalkArlington that includes multiple stops for drawing.

Urban sketching is the act of drawing and documenting the world around you, whether that is your local neighborhood, museum, park, or cityscape. Sketching facilitates a deep connection to your surroundings and an appreciation of the beauty in everything.

Afterwards, we will gather for a casual lunch. All are welcome.

What to Bring

Bring your sketching materials or a notebook and pencil, and cash/credit card if you plan on joining for lunch.

Where to Meet

We will meet outside of the N Quincy St entrance to Central Library. Look for the orange umbrella! We will walk to 3 locations in total.

Do I Need to Have Drawing Experience?

Absolutely not! We welcome all skill levels and simply want to encourage you to experience Arlington in a new way.

This walk is co-hosted by WalkArlington and Sketching the District.

Sep
11
Wed
Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) @ Courthouse Plaza (Cherry/Dogwood rooms (lobby level))
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The PAC advises the County Board and the County Manager on the implementation of the pedestrian element of the Master Transportation Plan and other matters the committee deems important to advocate for the needs of pedestrians in Arlington.

The committee is made up of volunteers who keep the County focused on making Arlington a better place to walk — from the high-rise canyons of Rosslyn, Ballston, and Crystal City to the leafy residential areas of north, south, and west Arlington.

Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join any meeting.

 

Sep
20
Fri
PARK(ing) Day 2019: Bike or Walk to Relaxation Station @ On-street parking spaces near Cava
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
PARK(ing) Day 2019: Bike or Walk to Relaxation Station @ On-street parking spaces near Cava | Arlington | Virginia | United States

Bike or Walk to Relaxation Station! Relax and enjoy public space with us on Friday, September 20 in Rosslyn. BikeArlington and WalkArlington will create an oasis in the urban space complete with greenery, seating, cucumber water, and adult coloring books. We’ll be giving away Capital Bikeshare coupons, water bottles, and temporary tattoos.

From the County website on PARK(ing) Day:

PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where the public collaborates to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into small parks to elicit a reconsideration of the designation of public space. This global project evolved out of the implementation of a local project in San Francisco in 2005. The art and design studio, Rebar, transformed a parking spot into a temporary park to draw attention to a lack of open space. Out of this initial local project evolved the now global PARK(ing) Day event, which commences every third Friday of September.

Arlington PARK(ing) Day

Events like PARK(ing) Day enrich our community life by creating an inviting streetscape and by promoting activities that allow for social exchange, fun, creativity and critical thinking. PARK(ing) Day in particular can furthermore promote a rethinking of the usage of the public-right-of-way and may motivate the public to more actively participate in the civic processes which shape our urban environment.

Sep
21
Sat
Green Valley Community Day @ Drew Model School & Community Center
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

WalkArlington and BikeArlington are excited to participate in the 2019 Green Valley Community Day!

The event will include live music and dance, local vendors, history and heritage, health fair, a kid’s pavilion, and food. WalkArlington and BikeArlington will provide information on walking and biking in Arlington.