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Arlington’s Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival

Arlington’s Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival

One of the great things about Arlington is all of our outdoor (green) space. As an EcoBroker (Green) Realtor, I appreciate all the GREEN! Utilizing this Arlington benefit / amenity on a relaxing summer night is refreshing and fun.

This year’s (Summer) Rosslyn Film Festival features movies with the topic of “work.” The line-up is very entertaining, some just plain goofy – and who doesn’t need or want goofy now and then. Do you?

The films are funny, and the greater majority of people, me included, can relate to one or more of the themes and scenes you’ll enjoy at the festival. Take, for instance, working in a cubicle, being honest with co-workers about the true nature of your work, what one wears, and how our character’s human and sometimes “quirky” side shows up at the office.

So, make plans to come and enjoy the films at Arlington’s Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival . Bring your family, friends, a blanket and picnic basket. And be prepared to LAUGH!

The lineup includes:

Office Space   May 30th

The Devil Wears Prada  June 6th

Horrible Bosses  June 13th

Thank You For Smoking   June 20th

Two Weeks Notice   June 27th

The Internship    July 11th

How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days    July 18th

Up in the Air   July 25th

9 to 5   August 1st

Empire Records   August 8th

Miss Congenialty   August 15th

Anchorman   August 22nd

August 29th   TBD


Where? Gateway Park at 1300 Lee Hwy., in Rosslyn.

When? Fridays at 7pm – Come early for pre-show games and prizes. There is even a scavenger hunt to win VIP seating and other gifts, at 7:30pm.

Have a blast. Report back here with what you enjoyed. And maybe a funny story of how it related to something in your past or current workplace?! ENJOY!

Cheers,

Ken

Arlington, VA, Columbia Pike Streetcar Update

Arlington, VA, Columbia Pike Streetcar Update

A recent ROI study by HR & A Advisors, Inc., says that the streetcar is a much better investment than high-capacity buses for Columbia Pike. Over a 30-year period, they say the streetcar would generate $3.2-4.4 billion in net real estate value for Arlington. This is $2.2-3 billion more than an enhanced bus service for The Pike would generate.

Streetcar

Additionally, the streetcar would help attract a larger share of new economic activity in the region. Over 30 years, this would be $375-735 million in tax revenues for Arlington County – more than 3 times what the enhanced bus service would generate.

So – get on the bus or get on the streetcar?

Cheers,
Ken & Team Yes I Ken!

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Clarendon, Arlington, VA, Mardi Gras Parade 2014

The 2014 Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade in Arlington, Virginia. It’s coming up soon!

Parade

Believe it or not, the Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade is the largest celebration of Mardi Gras’ Fat Tuesday in the Washington, DC area. Organized by our wonderful Clarendon Alliance, the colorful parade features community groups, an array of floats, some pretty cars, fire trucks and “tons” of Mardi Gras beads (necklaces).

When? Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 8PM.

Where? The parade route runs along Wilson Boulevard from North Barton Street to North Irving Street. Wilson Boulevard will be closed off to non-parade activity.

How to get there? Be GREEN and take Metro. It’s right nearby.
Or, if driving, where to park? On the street or in one of the several public garages.

We look forward to seeing you. It’s a yearly outing for Team Yes I Ken!
Arlington, VA’s Mardi Gras Parade is another reason that ARLINGTON ROCKS!

Cheers,
Ken

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Arlington’s Pentagon Row’s Ice Skating Rink Reopens

Arlington’s Pentagon Row’s Ice Skating Rink Reopens next week, on Friday, November 15th. With a rehaul that includes a 50% larger rink and some new ice skates. Enjoy the fireplace as the weather gets chillier. The Grand Opening Celebration is Saturday, December 7th.

From Pentagon Row’s website:

Pentagon Row Skating Hours

Sunday 10am – 7pm or 10pm*
Monday Noon – 10pm
Tuesday Noon – 10pm
Wednesday Noon – 10pm
Thursday Noon – 7pm or 10pm*
Friday Noon – 11pm
Saturday 10am – 11pm
*If there are Ice Rentals we will close at 7pm and re open at 9pm

Rental and Tickets
Adults-$8
Children 12 and under-$7
Senior Citizens 55 and up-$7
Skate Rentals Figure or Hockey-$3

Discount Cards and Season Passes are available
Discount Card – 10 Admissions – $60
Individual Season Pass
Family Season Pass
Group rates
Ice Skating Rink Rental Contact us 703-418-6666

Parties and Special Occasions
Celebrate your special day at Pentagon Row. Your dedicated host will assist the group with picking out the right skates and equipment. In addition, once everyone is on the ice, the host will give a 25 minute skating lesson.
Birthday parties are $12 per person with a 6-person minimum. $72 deposit.
Tables may be reserved for your party to use.

For more information please call 703-418-6666 or email us at [email protected]

We hope this finds you keeping warm with the chilly weather expected next week. Have fun skating! It’s another reason that ARLINGTON ROCKS!

Cheers,
Ken & Team Yes I Ken!

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Arlington’s 9th Annual Westover Halloween Event

Arlington’s 9th Annual Westover Halloween Event hosted by Team Yes I Ken!, ArlingtonRocks.com and me is on Halloween night – just days away!

We look forward to seeing in Arlington’s Westover neighborhood  for fun, photos, bags of treats and goodies, and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for your family to enjoy a meal at our neighborhood’s wonderful fun food joint: Lost Dog Cafe!

So please come to Arlington’s Neighborhood Real Estate Experts, Team Yes I Ken’s! 9th Annual Westover Halloween Event at 5933 N. 16th St. in Arlington from 6-8pm on Halloween, October 31, 2013! Let’s rock Halloween together! See you soon!!

Check back here after the event with the number given you in your bag of goodies to see if you are the lucky winner!!

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