Glencarlyn Day Activities

Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31, 2014

Printable copy of Glencarlyn Day Flyer - (pdf format)



Activities of special interest to children are identified with an *                    

Changes or updates since the flyer that was delivered to your home will have a  -> 

Updated  May 16, 2014

Friday Evening – May 30th



6:15  -  7:30


Pot Luck Supper  RAIN OR SHINE - if it is clear - side yard of Carlin Hall - 5711 4th St S. - 

Bring plenty of food to share.  Beverages, plates and eating utensils provided.

Don’t forget a lawn chair or blanket. 

(If it is raining we will be at St. John’s church basement  - 5th & S. Lexington).

7:15  - 10:00*

Block Party – Outdoor dance (S. Kensington between 3rd & 4th  by the Library)  -

We have two bands this year. 

First up will be The Box followed by Quarter Mexican.  (see info below)


Bring your favorite CDs for music between sets.

Don’t forget to bring a chair, snacks and some beverages to share. 

Sno-cones will be available for $0.50. 
The County block party permit does not allow alcohol. 


Rain date:  Saturday 7:00 – 10:00

The Box

The Box is a group of Arlington High & Middle School students who have a passion for rock & roll. They are returning for their fifth year.  They have played venues ranging from the 9:30 Club in DC to the McLean Day festival in McLean.


Quarter Mexican

Quarter Mexican is a collaboration by three founding (now retired!) members of Arlington music scene local legend Gonzo's Nose and includes Glencarlynite Jon Discount.  QM has been performing in the Washington, D.C. area since 2007.  They play a variety of popular cover music from the '80, '90s and beyond. 


Since 2008, Quarter Mexican has been a regular performer at Banding Together, the Annual Battle of the DC Law Firm Bands benefiting the charity organization Gifts for the Homeless.  In 2010, QM was awarded 1st place in another Battle of the Bands hosted by the DC chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  QM also makes a regular appearance at The Discounts' annual backyard barbecue in Glencarlyn!


They provided music for the block party in 2010, 2012 and 2013.  Their photos from GCA Day 2013  


Their facebook page



Saturday, June 1st  
(4th Street between Lexington and Kensington is closed from 10 am - 3 pm)

8:00 - 10:00*

Pancake Breakfast    RAIN OR SHINE

Picnic Shelter in park – at the bottom of the hill at the  3rd and Harrison Street entrance to the park.

Come visit with your neighbors and enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes (regular or blueberry), 

coffee or juice for $5 a person or $15 for families. (No extra charge for sausage)


Park Naturalist Mary Battiata from Long Branch Nature Center will have animals to show from 9:00-10:00


Remember to bring money for your Glencarlyn Citizens' Association Dues $10 (July 2014 - June 2015).

You can also purchase

· Glencarlyn 125 Anniversary Tee-shirts, Polo shirts, hats or totes  - limited apparel selection

· Community Garden notecards

· Glencarlyn Cookbook $5

· Glencarlyn Remembered: (no longer available — see online version at

Checks are accepted. 

Map of the breakfast  location is below. 

10:00 - 4:00*


Library Open House  RAIN OR SHINE

Stop by the library and see the displays of historic Glencarlyn material.

Sign up for the summer reading program. (300 Kensington)

10:00 - 4:00*


Historic Ball Sellers House - Open House RAIN or SHINE

5620 3rd St. S  - Stop by for a colonial snack  and a tour of the oldest house in the County (circa 1742). See the new exhibits.  Everything is free.  Link to Arlington Historical Society Ball Sellers House

10:00 - 2:00*


Hot Dog Roast

It just wouldn’t be Glencarlyn Day without having grilled hot dogs with all the fixin’s at St. John's. They will have cold beverages too!

Pupusas and Lemonade Cristo Rey will be preparing home made pupusas - (stuffed corn tortillas)


Both on the grounds of St John's - 4th St. near Lexington

Glencarlyn Parade

The theme for the parade is "Beach Party" to celebrate the coming of summer.  Loud attire is welcome!

11:15 - 11:45*


Parade Bike & Float Ornamentation

Colored streamers will be available for decorating your stroller, bike, trike, wagon, or even your pet on a leash.  Lexington between 4th & 5th 

Children of all ages welcome.  Lexington between 4th & 5th 

11:45 – 12:05*


Glencarlyn Day Parade

The parade begins moving promptly at 11:45 -

and features lots of kids of all ages, a fire truck, police cars.

Parade Route –Staging on Lexington between 4th & 5th   -   Lexington to 3rd   -  3rd to Jefferson   - 

Jefferson to 5th   -  5th to Kensington    -    to Carlin Hall

12:00 –3:00*


Carlin Hall Fun Fair   RAIN or SHINE

Carlin Hall grounds (5711 4th St. S.) - 

Activities for young children including a moonbounce, games with prizes, tattoos, a cake walk and snocones.  There will also be a

· raffle for a bed and breakfast package from the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City,

· a silent auction with lots of great bargains,

· a gently used toys sale and

· a bake sale of delicious desserts! 

Flyer for the Fun Fair in pdf which includes lots more information.

12:30 - 2:00


Community Garden Tours & Plant Sale

In the Community Garden behind the Library (3rd & S. Kensington). 

Tours by Master Gardeners of the various gardens including native plants, those used for cooking, for fragrance or beauty of their flowers or foliage.  Learn how the cisterns work.

"Garden notecards" and some plants will be on sale.

2:00 - 4:00 


Glencarlyn House Tour RAIN or SHINE

We will have several houses on the tour.  See you flyer delivered to your home or get a list at the pancake breakfast.

7:00- 10:00*


Rain Date for Block Party   S. Kensington between 3rd & 4th by the Library

 We still need volunteers!!     Contact us at

                                Return to Glencarlyn Home page