Dark Star Festival

Dark Star Park

Dark Star Park

 

On Saturday, August 1 the Rosslyn BID will hold the Dark Star Park Festival in Rosslyn from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. 
 
The event celebrates the 25th anniversary of Public Art in Arlington by celebrating the anniversary of Arlington’s first public art piece, Dark Star Park
 
The event kicks off with a program at 8:30 am at Dark Star Park at 1655 N. Fort Myer Drive.  The ceremony leads up to a once-a-year shadow alignment.  At 9:32 am on August 1, the art piece interacts with the sun and the spheres and poles of Dark Star Park cast shadows that line up with shadow images on the ground.   
 
Many APS students are helping to celebrate this event with a 400 piece art show. Students from ATS, Barrett, Claremont, Drew, Glebe, Henry, and McKinley produced circular works of art in honor of the large public art piece in Arlington.  Their work will be shown in what is now known as Arlington’s future Cultural Center.  
 
In addition to that, families can enjoy many free science and art related events Saturday in Rosslyn.
 
The fun includes:
 

Free donut holes and cereal straws at the alignment ceremony

A chance to meet famous Dark Star Park artist Nancy Holt

Star Talks by APS Planetarium Director Jonathan Harmon

NASA Movies including Cosmic Collisions and 3D Sun (complete with 3-D glasses)

NASA Family Activity Area

Face Painting and Balloon Animals

Public Art and Historic Tours

Live Music by Rocknoceros and The Grandsons

Synetic Theater (Classika Theater) Educational Performance

 
The event is just three blocks from the Rosslyn Metro and free parking is available at 1101 Wilson Blvd.
 
For an event schedule go to www.RosslynVa.org

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