Photo Gallery: Reston’s Summer of 2016

Another spectacular Reston summer has come and gone. We hope you enjoyed it! Here are some of our favorite photos from the summer of 2016. You might recognize some of these images from Modern Reston’s Instagram account (@modernreston) or my own account (@charlottegearyphotography). Follow us for more photos like these of Reston and the surrounding areas. And tag…

September 7, 2016

Weekend Highlight: The Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival

It will be a waterfront dance party when the Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival returns to Reston this Saturday, September 3, 2016. Even if you don’t typically listen to jazz music, I highly recommend this festival. The music and atmosphere are fantastic, and it’s one of my favorite events of the year. The Jazz and…

September 1, 2016

There’s a New Weekly Petting Zoo and Children’s Play Area at Reston Town Center

As we mentioned last week, Reston Town Center is offering new summer events this year, and the Pavilion is now reserved for dogs on Wednesday evenings. Families will be glad to learn that Tuesdays are for the kids! On summer Tuesdays from 4:00-7:00pm, the Pavilion hosts Zoosday, a free play area for young children that includes…

July 25, 2016

The 2016 Guide to Free Summer Movies in the Reston Area

Summer seems to be slipping by faster than ever this year. If you’ve missed out on this season’s free family activities, there’s still plenty of time to catch up. Here is a schedule of this summer’s free movie screenings, both outdoors and indoors, in the Reston area of Northern Virginia.   LAKE ANNE: SUMMER FILM…

July 22, 2016

Take Your Dog for an Evening on the Town on Wednesdays this Summer

Reston Town Center is offering new summer events this year, including the weekly Dog Days of Summer. On Wednesday evenings from 4:00-7:00pm, the Pavilion is turned into an off-leash dog park! The Town Center provides dog toys, kiddie pools, treats, and giveaways, thanks to sponsor Olde Towne Pet Resort. Admission is free. I visited last week, and…

July 19, 2016

Where to Find Free Summer Fitness Classes in the Reston Area

If it’s not your style to be inside a gym on a summer day, you’ll be glad to know that there are several free outdoor fitness opportunities throughout this area. Here are some weekly options for you in the Reston area of Northern Virginia, including Great Falls, Fairfax, and Tysons. All are free and social ways to earn your…

July 18, 2016

What I Observed While Talking to Dozens of People Playing Pokemon Go

I’m sure you’ve seen them, staring at their phones while wandering around Reston Town Center, Lake Anne Plaza, and just about every other landmark in the country. Pokemon Go players seem to be gathering everywhere. This phone game was launched last week, and within a few days its daily usage has exceeded that of Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, or Tinder. Whether or not…

July 15, 2016

Photo Gallery: Surf Reston Demonstrates Paddleboarding for a CBS TV Show

Residents of Lake Anne Plaza woke up Tuesday morning to discover a paddleboarding party happening outside their windows. (And some of them hurried out to join the fun.) Dozens of local SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) enthusiasts had gathered to demonstrate variations of the sport for the CBS morning show “Great Day Washington.” The show’s lifestyle correspondent, Meaghan Mooney, interviewed Steve…

July 13, 2016

Reston Area Events in July 2016

Mid-summer is here, and the Reston area offers lots of fun ways to distract you from the heat. Now is the time for free concerts, outdoor movies, free children’s entertainment, and more. Here’s what’s happening this month in Reston, Herndon, and Great Falls. FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016 Friday Night Live – Turtle Recall + Southbay 6:30-10:30pm: Herndon Town Green, 777…

July 1, 2016

The 2016 Reston Summer Bucket List

Reston really shines in the summertime. This season of fun always slips by too quickly — don’t miss it! Here’s a list of some of the best things to do during summertime in Reston and nearby parts of Northern Virginia. How many of these things can you check off this year? You’ll want to bookmark this page and refer to it…

May 31, 2016

Memorial Day 2016 Events in Reston, Northern Virginia, and DC

Memorial Day is this coming Monday, May 30, 2016, and the holiday weekend is filled with celebrations around the area. Whether you’ll spend the weekend honoring the military or welcoming summer, we have ideas for you. Here’s what’s happening in Reston and the surrounding areas of Northern Virginia and Washington. THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016 Lake…

May 24, 2016

Photo Gallery: Reston in the Summer of 2015

Summer is perhaps the most fun time to be in Reston, with its outdoor concerts, water sports, wildlife, and festivals. We’re going to miss it! As we wrap up this season and prepare for Labor Day weekend, here’s a look back at Reston over the last three months.  

September 3, 2015