This landmark year of 2014 will honor very special events in the history of Reston, Virginia, the innovative, award-winning, planned community and New Town that was brought to life in 1964 by the vision of its founder, Robert E. Simon, Jr. (Bob Simon). The first Reston residents moved into their homes at Lake Anne that year, and 50 years later, Bob Simon is celebrating his 100th birthday in the community he created.

JUL
24

Take a Break Free Concert Series: Tropikiimba

July 24, 2014   //   7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

Performing this week: Tropikiimba!
Thursdays from 7pm - 9pm at the Lake Anne Plaza

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6166
JuL
26

Family Fun Entertainment Series - Bagpiper Robert Mitchell

July 26, 2014   //   10:00am - 10:45am

Reston Town Square Park - Reston Town Center

11990 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Free - All Ages

Pipe Major Bob Mitchell and Assistant Dana provide music and fun featuring the Great Highland Bagpipes, Small Pipes, Percussion, and More! Enjoy costumed performance and instruction with audience participation for the whole family.

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6166
JuL
30

Summer Pool Parties: Community Cookouts

July 30, 2014   //   5:00pm - 7:00pm

Hunters Woods Pool

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191

Free - All Ages

Everyone is invited to take the night off from cooking and come to the pool for some food, entertainment, and good times. Sponsored by the Reston Association, the Community Cookouts are a great way to spend a summer evening. Bring a towel and an appetite for food and fun.

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6166
JUL
31

Take a Break Free Concert Series: Four Star Combo

July 31, 2014   //   7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

Performing this week: Four Star Combo!
Thursdays from 7pm - 9pm at the Lake Anne Plaza

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6166
THRU
SEP

Vote for an Official Reston Bird!

Through September 30, 2014

Walker Nature Center

11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA 20191

Friends of Reston is campaigning to designate an Official Reston Bird in honor of Reston’s 50th anniversary this year. Reston naturalists have nominated five candidates based on year round presence, ease of recognition, as well as beauty. The five nominees are: American Goldfinch; Barred Owl; Eastern Bluebird; Great Blue Heron; Pileated Woodpecker. Write-in candidates will also be counted. In person, vote at Nature House at Walker Nature Center, or vote online on Friends of Reston's Facebook page, where results can also be viewed.


Polling will end on September 30, and the elected bird will be announced and celebrated at the Friends of Reston annual meeting in November. Pending sanction by Reston Association Board of Directors, this election will designate the Official Reston Bird.

 

Voting continues through September 30.
For in-person voting, Nature House hours:
Monday and Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sundays 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Closed to public on Tuesdays, and on RA holidays.

 

Presented by Friends of Reston

facebook.com/FriendsofReston   |   703.435.7986
ALL
YEAR

Reston's 50th Anniversary Merchandise

Ongoing Throughout the 50/100 Celebration

Reston Association

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191

While they last, items for Reston's 50th can be purchased at two locations, and also at Reston Association's special events. Merchandise includes: T-Shirts - $10; Polo Shirts - $15; Coffee Mugs - $5; Travel Mugs - $8

 

Available at:
Reston Association (address shown), from 8:30 a.m. until 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 am until 5 pm; Saturdays, 10 am until 1 pm; Sundays, 1 pm until 4 pm. (Closed on Tuesdays)

 

While supplies last.

reston.org   |   703.435.6530   |   member_services@reston.org
All
Year

Re-Energize Reston Community Challenge

Ongoing Throughout 2014

REston, VA

In honor of Reston’s founding year (1964), the Re-Energize Challenge goal is to help 1,964 homeowners get a low-cost (just $45) Home Energy Check-up performed by LEAP (Local Energy Alliance Program). Their evaluation of your home’s energy efficiency potential includes installation of energy saving light bulbs, power strips, and more at no additional cost. For every Reston check-up performed this year, LEAP will donate $10 to Friends of Reston for nature education programs, tree plantings and other sustainability initiatives. Visit the website to learn more and schedule your Home Energy Check-up today.

 

Presented by LEAP, Reston Association, Friends of Reston, Sustainable Reston and Dominion Power.
Aug
2

Family Fun Entertainment Series - Tracey Eldridge's Music & Motion

August 2, 2014   //   10:00am - 10:45am

Reston Town Square Park - Reston Town Center

11990 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Free - All Ages

Through songs, movement, puppetry, stories, sign language, parachute play and interactive games, kids learn about sharing, teamwork, leadership, celebration of diversity, recycling, and the art of negotiation and compromise. Presented with high-spirited fun, and in sometimes silly and zany ways, this program is ideal for ages 2 through 6.

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6166
AUG
3

"Past and Present" Art Exhibit

August 3, 2014   //   2:00pm - 4:00pm

Reston Art Gallery & Studios - Lake Anne Village Center

11400 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190

Works of fine art, “Past and Present”, by Maggie Stewart are on exhibit until September 3, opening with an artist reception on Sunday, August 3 from 2 until 4 pm. All are welcome to enjoy the exhibit on weekends from 10 am until 5 pm on Saturdays, and 12 until 5 pm on Sundays, on the waterfront of historic Lake Anne Plaza. During the season of “Take a Break Concerts” at Lake Anne on Thursday evenings, RAGS will be open from 5 until 7 pm for art-lovers to enjoy before the live music begins on the plaza. See the latest works by all eleven resident artists on display and in progress at RAGS, and some of Reston's original public art. Just outside of the gallery entrance are two works c.1965 – the Moon Viewing Platform by James Rossant, designer of Lake Anne Plaza, and the playful Sun Boat by sculptor Gonzalo Fonseca.

 

Presented by Reston Art Gallery & Studios

restonartgallery.com   |   703.481.8156
AUG
7

Take a Break Free Concert Series: Oasis

August 7, 2014   //   7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

Performing this week: Oasis!
Thursdays from 7pm - 9pm at the Lake Anne Plaza

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6166
Aug
9

Family Fun Entertainment Series - Prelude Brass

August 9, 2014   //   10:00am - 10:45am

Reston Town Square Park - Reston Town Center

11990 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Free - All Ages

Come listen and learn as some of the area's top brass musicians create music on unique and historical instruments. Hear captivating stories of how these intruments evolved from conch shells and animal horns (yes, we bring these and play them!). Instruments unclude shofars, Egyptian horns, antique animale horns, "natural" trumpets, and Alpine and other "cool" horns, and modern trumpet instruments including hearald and piccolo trumpets.

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6166
AUG
14

Take a Break Free Concert Series: Darren Beachly Band

August 14, 2014   //   7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

Performing this week: Darren Beachly Band!
Thursdays from 7pm - 9pm at the Lake Anne Plaza

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6166
Aug
15

Summer Pool Parties: End of Summer Pool Party

August 15, 2014   //   5:00pm - 7:00pm

Golf Course Island Pool

11301 Links Drive, Reston, VA 20190

Free - All Ages

Come and have a last hurrah before school starts. The pool party will have food, entertainment, and fun for the whole family. (Rain Date: Saturday, August 16)

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6166
AUG
21

Take a Break Free Concert Series: Chaise Lounge

August 21, 2014   //   7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

Performing this week: Chaise Lounge!
Thursdays from 7pm - 9pm at the Lake Anne Plaza

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6166
AUG
28

Take a Break Free Concert Series: Dirty Pints

August 28, 2014   //   7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

Performing this week: Dirty Pints!
Thursdays from 7pm - 9pm at the Lake Anne Plaza

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.471.6374
SEP
27

Reston Multicultural Festival

September 27, 2014   //   11:00am - 6:00pm

Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

Free - All Ages - Rain or Shine - Lake Anne Plaza

The Reston Multicultural Festival is a celebration of the diversity and community spirit that is found in Reston. THis annual event brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. Come and share with family, friends, and neighbors the music, entertainment, dress, food, and cultural treasure from all over the world that are all right here. The Reston Multicultural Festival is hosted by Lake Anne Plaza and co-sponsored by the Reston Association, with partners from a variety of Reston based organizations and businesses. This signature Reston event honors the diversity that is one of our greatest assets. Everyone is encouraged to dress in attire from their own cultural roots and share the stories that we gather on the pathways of our lives.

 

Presented by Reston Community Center

restoncommunitycenter.com   |   703.390.6166
OCT
18

Reston Home Tour

October 18, 2014   //   10:00am - 5:00pm

Reston Museum - Lake Anne Village Center; tour throughout reston

1639 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190

The 13th annual Reston Home Tour will focus on Reston's 50th anniversary by featuring homes built from the 1960's through 2014 - all with inspiring design in decor and architecture. The tour is an annual 'must-do' event, showcasing 5 outstanding private homes in the New Town of Reston. Different homes are selected each year, and extra 'special' stops along the way make this event a great experience. Tickets do sell out - so be sure to purchase as soon as they're available from Reston Museum, which benefits from 100% of the proceeds. The storefront museum and Reston Home Tour are operated by Reston Historic Trust, which has presented this special event since 2002. Another highlight of this self-guided tour is the book that ticket-holders receive when they visit the first destination. It's a collectible - featuring the iconic art of Dana Ann Scheurer on the cover - and contains details such as a map, descriptions, and illustrations of all the tour stops.

 

Tickets: $30 / each - available online and in person

 

Presented by Reston Historic Trust & Museum

restonmuseum.org   |   703.709.7700   |   restonhometour@yahoo.com
Nov 28

Reston Holiday Parade

November 28, 2014   //   11:00am

Reston Town Center

11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

The 24th annual parade will celebrate Reston’s 50th anniversary and kick off the 25th anniversary of Reston Town Center in 2015. Come for a full day of community, charity and cheer including the Gingerbread Man Mile & Tot Trot, visits and photos with Santa, tree lighting, sing along, and horse-drawn carriage rides.

 

Presented by Reston Town Center

restontowncenter.com/holidays   |   703.579.6720
DEC
7

"Home for the Holidays" - Exhibit Opening Reception

December 7, 2014   //   2:00pm - 4:00pm

Reston Art Gallery & Studios - Lake Anne Village Center

11400 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA

Reston’s first residents moved into their unique new Lake Anne townhouses in December of 1964, and this exhibit pays homage to those who have made Reston their home. For a special gathering in honor of this milestone year, the opening reception invites all artists who have lived, worked, and played in Reston since it began. On exhibit will be Reston scenes from the past and present depicted in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, pen & ink, photography, and paper painting, all by the 12 artists of Reston Art Gallery. Original works, including one-of-a-kind jewelry, are available for purchase.

restonartgallery.com   |   703.481.8156   |   pckmacintyre@meda.com

2014 Supporters

Reston AssociationReston Hospital CenterGreater Reston Chamber of CommerceReston Town CenterReston Town CenterReston Community Center & Fairfax CountyCornerstones