Discover Black history in Arlington on a walk to honor Juneteenth led by Craig Syphax, a board member and former president of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington and a member of the well-known Syphax family.
This 1 hour and 30-minute walk will take place along the Pike and will include a guided walk with stops at St. John’s Baptist Church, Freedman’s Village Bridge, and more. Along the route, Craig will discuss the history of some of these significant sites, in addition to his family’s deep-rooted history in and around Arlington. The walk will end at Pike Park to enjoy musician Rick Franklin performing roots music at the farmers market.
NEED TO KNOW
We’ll meet outside near the back of the church to avoid blocking the sidewalk. So, when you arrive, please head to the corner near the chuch’s front entrance, Columbia Pike & S. Scott St., and look for us there.
DUE TO A HIGH CHANCE OF RAIN, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY, JULY 23, 9 A.M.-NOON.
WalkArlington & BikeArlington partner to clean up a part of the W&OD Trail on Saturday, July 23. We will make our way down the W&OD, starting near the Barcroft Community Center, setting up our tent on the W&OD Trail at the intersection of a small road named “Barcroft Center” and Four Mile Run Drive. We will pick up trash that accumulates alongside the trail. We will provide trash bags, gloves, trash pickers, drinks and some snacks. We will also have Bike and Walk giveaways.
We will build on the work we did on Celebrate Trails Day, when we cleaned up another section of the W&OD trail.
WalkArlington and BikeArlington Presents The Electric Ride Experience
Test ride an innovative personal vehicle, including e-bikes, cargo bikes, e-scooters, and more at the Arlington County Fair. Enter into our raffle just for giving the devices a try.
We will be on-site at the basketball courts to provide a comfortable, guided experience for your test ride, and to answer any questions you have.
WalkArlington partners with NOVA Running Club for their annual 5K race and 2-mile walk in Bluemont Park. The running club welcomes participants of all abilities, so you do not have to consider yourself “fast” if you register as a runner.
Come out to enjoy a low-key run or walk, grab some giveaways and connect with us!