In this episode, we honor the 2013 DESIGNArlington awardwinners, learn how kids are teaming up with police to help change our community, see how a new transitway can help with traffic, marvel at new art lighting up Rosslyn, and mourn the loss of a beloved Arlington employee.
Parks & Recreation
On this episode, we’ll look at the future of Rosslyn, and why there is currently so much traffic. Also, the County receives a grant to help bring technology and national security together in Arlington, a local park gets some much needed upgrades, and the new decal for your car has been announced.
Arlington’s recent celebration of Dr. King’s life, featured music from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir, dance from Lesole’s Dance Project and a presentation by Arlington’s own Joan Mulholland. Plus, we’ll update you on weather, awards and how Arlington commemorated the life of Dr. King.
On this edition of Around Arlington, we meet Alicia Eggert, an artist who explores our relationship with time, anticipation and motion. Also, the new park at the Clarendon Metro open, Ballston hosts its very own “Shark Tank.” The Arlington Police Department help stop gang violence with soccer, and the winners of the James B Hunter Awards are announced.
Panel Discussion on Urban Design and Placemaking with Christopher B. Leinberger
Transportation and moving people through or around Arlington is one of the most important issues in our community. This is evident in the recent improvements to Crystal Drive and the installation of three high-speed elevators at the Rosslyn Metro.
“Community led consensus “ is the phrase that best describes the process of renovating James Hunter Park in Clarendon. The community had to decide what kind of park they wanted? Who should it benefit? Should it be for dogs? Should it be for people? The process was thorough, and the result, as you will find out, is pretty unique.
After years of development and community input, the new Arlington Mill Community Center has opened its doors on Columbia Pike. This building, a beacon in the community, will provide something for everyone, of every age and every culture.
September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and there’s a bunch of fun stuff going on that can help you be prepared. We’ll tell you more about them later and take a look at a ceremony honoring those who are the most prepared of all — Arlington’s First Responders.
For three days in June, the SuperNOVA performance art festival enlivened the streets of Rosslyn, bringing more than 75 emerging and established local, national, and international artists to energize public spaces and engages audiences in unexpected ways.