Last Sunset Concert Set for August 9th
The final City of Alexandria outdoor music concert at John Carlyle Square Park is on Tuesday, August 9th starting at 7 pm. Feel free to bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic supper. And, CCC will have an outreach team at the Park with information about commuting options including a survey for commuters and survey takers will be eligible for a prize drawing. Music will be by Mike Flaherty Dixieland Direct Jazz band featuring Dixieland Jazz.
The Motley Fool Sponsors August Movie Night at John Carlyle Square Park
Zootopia will have its Carlyle debut outside at 8 pm on Friday, August 19th. Everyone is encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and get comfortable at John Carlyle Square Park. Light snacks and beverages will be offered. Arrive early to choose your seating and feel free to bring a picnic supper. Many thanks to The Motley Fool for hosting this event for the entire Carlyle Community.
Produce Market Is Back at PTO– Get your 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables!
The onsite produce market has returned to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Market hours are 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Wednesday on the patio area adjacent to the cafeteria. Items vary depending on the vendor’s availability and seasonal influences. Wholesale case prices are available.
Carlyle Club August Entertainment Schedule
Carlyle is home to the Carlyle Club, the unique 1930s style supper club located at 2050 Ballenger Avenue in the Catholic Charities USA building. Visit their website for updates on their entertainment schedule and to buy tickets: thecarlyleclub.com. Their August line-up includes:
August 11th: Aaron Abernathy, 7:30 pm
August 26th: A Tribute to the Music of Teddy Pendergrass, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, 8 pm
August 27th: An Evening of Smooth Jazz featuring Trumpeter Willie Bradley, 8 pm
REGISTER NOW: Crisis Prep 101: On September 9th
The Eisenhower Partnership is sponsoring a half-day workshop targeted to the greater Carlyle business community to help businesses prepare for the unexpected — be it an active shooter, terrorist threat or natural disaster. This important workshop is the first step in guiding businesses in planning for, coping with, and recovering from such crises. Experts from the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and the City of Alexandria will be presenting timely information. The workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Alexandria @ Carlyle from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm on Friday, September 9th. Advance registration will be required. Space is limited. To register today click here
Craft Brews Come to Carlyle: Barley and Music Festival, September 17th
Join the Carlyle Community on Saturday, September 17th for a new music festival event from noon to 6 pm at John Carlyle Square Park. The event will include craft brews from artisanal breweries, live entertainment, and food vendors. Part of the proceeds will be donated to SB Productions, a Virginia non-profit corporation that makes grants available for local non-profit organizations. This is a FREE event for anyone to enjoy but tickets are needed to sample the beer.
Alexandria Restaurant Week starts on August 19th, make sure to visit the delicious options in Carlyle!
On August 19-28, 2016, more than 50 Alexandria restaurants, including in Carlyle, will feature a $35 three-course dinner or a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week. More than two dozen restaurants will also offer lunch deals at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to the dinner specials. Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week showcases the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city.#CarlyleConnected www.alexandriarestaurantweek.com
Carlyle/Eisenhower East Development News
Divine Nail Spa Has Opened
Divine Nail Spa located at 506 John Carlyle St is open for business. Their hours of operations are from 9:30 am – 7:30 pm Monday to Friday, 9 am to 7 pm Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm Sundays. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 703.566.32.77 to make an appointment.
The Motley Fool Plans To Stay and Grow in Carlyle
Carlyle Council applauds The Motley Fool’s decision to stay in Carlyle
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last month that The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company, headquartered in Carlyle, will invest $5 million to upgrade its facility and expand recruitment efforts. They will create 60 new jobs to add to their current 282 workforce in Carlyle. “The Motley Fool has been at the forefront of innovative financial solutions for more than 20 years, and I congratulate this global financial company on its expansion in the City of Alexandria,” said Governor McAuliffe. “It is critical that we provide world-class business resources and workforce training in order to attract and retain high-quality companies in the Commonwealth. We will work with businesses to ensure that they have the tools to grow and prosper here in the Commonwealth as we continue to build a new Virginia economy.” The Motley Fool is dedicated to helping the world invest better by providing financial solutions for investors through various stock, investing and personal finance services. Founded in 1993, the company advocates for individual investors worldwide through the use of its website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, mutual funds and premium investing services. The Motley Fool has offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, Singapore and the United Kingdom. “Since our humble beginnings in a backyard shed on South Fairfax Street, The Motley Fool has called Alexandria home,” said Tom Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of The Motley Fool. “Even as we continue to expand globally, we remain true to our local roots and are proud to be a part of the Alexandria community.”
Transportation Management Program (TMP) News
Commuter Survey Closes August 12th, Responders Can Enter Prize Giveaway
The re-designed Carlyle TMP survey is active online and can be accessed at this link: http://thecarlylecommunity.com/machform/view.php?id=10473 The survey wraps up on August 12th. Online survey-takers can enter into a drawing for prizes including gift cards for area restaurants and memberships for Capital Bikeshare. The drawing will be conducted in late August. Many Carlyle residents and workers take the time to complete the annual survey for CCC’s TMP program so we can find out how people get to work. The survey results help Carlyle Council design its transit services to better meet the commuting needs of Carlyle residents, workers and visitors. Your input is greatly appreciated.
City Offers Carshare Incentives for Alexandria Residents
Alexandria offers two different incentives for carsharing programs. Get the details here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/localmotion/info/default.aspx?id=11130
Zipcar for Residents
The City will reimburse first-time Zipcar customers the $25 application fee and $70 annual membership fee within 30 days of signing up for a membership.
Enterprise Carshare for Residents
The City will reimburse first-time Enterprise Carshare customers $95 of usage within 30 days of signing up for a membership.
For more information, check out the link above or contact Geralyn Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-746-4084.
Hop On: Discounted Capital Bikeshare Memberships Available
A popular benefit of Carlyle Council’s TMP program are its discounted annual memberships for the Capital Bikeshare program (CaBi). This promotion is available to Carlyle residents and employees. Annual Capital Bikeshare membership cost is $85. However, with the Carlyle Council discounted offer, you can purchase an annual membership for just $25. This is how it works:
• Notify your tenants, employees or residents of this initiative (see attached flyer)
• Visit Carlyle Council’s website: www.thecarlylecommunity.com
• Under the “Capital Bikeshare Has Arrived” section click on the membership registration form
• You will receive an email with your membership code and instructions on how to complete your membership registration on the Capital Bikeshare website
Carlyle is home to two Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) docking stations — one at 1800 Duke Street, the SHRM building — and the other at the USPTO campus in Dulany Gardens by Dulany Street and Ballenger Avenue. The first 30 minutes of each trip are free.