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What’s Going On Around Reston This Weekend?

by RestonNow.com — March 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm 6 Comments

Reston street signLooking for something to do this weekend? Here is a sampling of what’s available in Reston:

  • As previously reported, there will be a protest of Reston Town Center paid parking from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The group plans to march on the perimeter of the Town Center. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
  • Reston Town Center will host “Family Fun Saturdays” throughout March to benefit Opportunity Neighborhood: Reston. This week, there will be carousel rides from noon to 5 p.m., free s’mores and hot chocolate, a performance by the Fairfax Jubil-Aires and free ice skating from 1-4 p.m.
  • Also at Reston Town Center this weekend are kids’ cooking classes at Il Fornaio and Williams-Sonoma, South Moon Under’s spring launch party, Girl Scout cookie sales and more.
  • Youth Art Month at the Greater Reston Arts Center (12001 Market St.) officially kicks off Saturday with an opening reception and Family Day from noon-4 p.m.
  • The Reston 10-Miler race is Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m. at South Lakes High School (11400 South Lakes Drive).
  • Walker Nature Center (11450 Glade Road) will host an all-ages nature program on raptor exploration Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
  • This will be the final weekend “For the Love of Color” will be on display at the Reston Community Center’s Jo Ann Rose Gallery (1609A Washington Plaza N.).
  • Reston Regional Library (11925 Bowman Towne Drive) will host events for kids including a computer coding workshop (Saturday, 11 a.m.) and a visit from the South Lakes High School robotics club (Saturday, 1 p.m.). For adults, the lecture series on World War I continues Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • Kalypso’s (1617 Washington Plaza N.) will have music from the Josh Allen Band tonight.
  • Jeff From Accounting will play a concert Saturday at 10 p.m. at World of Beer (1888 Explorer St.)
  • New Love Animal Rescue plans an animal-adoption event Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Pet Valu (1422 North Point Village Center).

  • Funny

    I love how BP makes a promoted post on here to encourage discussion and you can’t even comment on the post.

    GFY

  • Big Drop

    So, Boston Properties paid you for their “promoted post” (which included a year over year sales comparison when a similar week in January last year had 29 inches of snow!). And, we cannot respond nor comment on it. Just breathtaking.

    • Reston Now has been reporting extensively on the parking issue for many months and continues to allow comments about parking on articles like this one.

      We will continue to report on RTC parking and would welcome the perspective of the RTC merchants on the site, either in op-ed or promoted post form.

  • Drip

    The editorial staff should have realized that the “open letter” itself is news. If BP prohibited Restonnow from enabling the comment function, that should have been disclosed. This was handled very hamhandedly.

  • Lease agreements

    The old war horse Karen Goff wrote an article about this, see below

    http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/02/09/all-reston-town-center-merchant-leases-raised.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

    Basically all lease agreements include a paid parking clause. Further, to appease the dry cleaner the first 15 minutes of parking are free, perhaps double check.

    Nevertheless, i dont go to the town center and now even less. If anything I like south moon under, the dry cleaner and clydes.

    So for me its not a boycott but rather the expense, the already over the top pricing with parking added doesnt make sense.

    But my opinion does not count as much as local residents, i think the local residents get the worst deal because now they have issues with visitor parking and also, fewer networking opportunities because of dwindling patronage.

    BP is simply lying when they said paid RTC parking has made no difference in patron ship, i doubt that very much. Also, despite their PR BP does not care about Reston – they could care less, after all they are a 20 billion large cap with 100% institutional ownership. Doubling the parking rate or making it free should have little effect on their operations and balance sheet.

    • JoeInReston

      From her comments in the article, Kathy Walsh appears to have gone to the Baghdad Bob school of media communication.

      Kathy Walsh is the director of marketing for The Fallston Group, a crisis communications firm representing Boston Properties in the parking roll out.

      Things are going so swimmingly well with the paid parking rollout that Boston Properties has hired a crisis communications firm, paid RestonNow for placement of an open letter, and has had would be customers participate in a protest over the policy.

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