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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
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Earth Day celebrations are taking place around the world and there are many ways you can make a difference in your community and your home. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Pledge to reduce and recycle. Purchase food products that use less plastic packaging and bring recyclable shopping bags to the grocery store. Shopping at a local Farmer’s Market can also reduce the amount of plastic packaging you consume. If you don’t already recycle at home, pledge to start.
  2. Plant a tree. Volunteer with a local tree planting organization or simply plant a tree in your own yard.
  3. Use public transit, carpooling or bicycle. Reduce your carbon footprint by using alternative transport methods such as public transit, carpooling, bicycling or walking.
  4. Install energy saving devices in your home. Change out those old incandescent bulbs for more energy-efficient bulbs, add a programmable thermostat (and be sure to change your air filters) and get low flow fixtures and appliances.
  5. Attend an Earth Day event. This weekend, there are lots of great Earth Day events taking place in the area that will feature plant sales, live music, family-friendly activities and more!

EYA has long demonstrated a commitment to environmentally sound business practices and building sustainable neighborhoods. Nearly every home we build is LEED certified and no other homebuilder in the Washington area has earned as many LEED certifications. We also build in urban areas where homeowners are within walking distance of transit, shopping, dining and other conveniences. Learn more about our actively selling communities and discover a smarter way to live today!

Thanksgiving Dinners: Take Out or Go Out

November 5, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

If you love Thanksgiving, but not the cooking, there are many restaurants and markets near your EYA neighborhood that offer fully prepared take home meals or dine-in Thanksgiving Day feasts. From southern-style fried turkeys to organic Thanksgiving meals, there’s plenty to tempt your taste buds this holiday season.

Thanksgiving Turkey

Celebrate Thanksgiving southern-style with a fully prepared take home meal from Georgia Brown’s in the District. Choose between a slow roasted or deep fried turkey hand rubbed with creole seasoning. There are plenty of tasty sides from which to choose, including collard greens, cornbread stuffing and homemade buttermilk biscuits! Orders must be placed by November 25th and picked up on Thanksgiving Day between 8 AM and 11:15 AM.

Whole Foods also prepares take home Thanksgiving dinners, including fully organic and vegan meals. A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner serves 6-8 people and costs $119.99. The turkey comes ready to cook and sides include sage stuffing, homestyle mashed potatoes, organic cranberry orange relish, turkey gravy and choice of veggies or casserole.

Hill Country Barbecue Market, also in the District, offers both pre-ordered meals and dine-in options. Enjoy their Thanksgiving Day Feast including pit-smoked turkey with pan gravy, Texas toast stuffing, sweet potato bourbon mash, skillet cornbread and many other tasty options. Dine-in prices are $39.95 for adults and $15 for kids 10 and under.

For Thanksgiving with a French-twist, head to La Ferme restaurant in Chevy Chase. The three-course prix-fixe menu costs $47 and includes a number of delectable choices including pumpkin soup, seafood pot pie, roasted turkey, pan seared sea scallops, apple and cinnamon crème brulee and pumpkin and spice roulade cake.

Where better to celebrate Thanksgiving than in charming Old Town Alexandria? Historical Gadsby’s Tavern will be serving Thanksgiving meals that include turkey with savory giblet gravy and candied yams. Price is $49 per person (half price for children under 12). Or pre-order your meal from Old Town’s favorite, The Butcher Block. There are a variety of turkey and side options such as sweet potato puree, mac and cheese and fennel sausage stuffing. Orders must be placed by November 20th.

Click these links for lists of additional DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia restaurants serving up scrumptious Thanksgiving Day feasts. Be sure to make reservations early as many restaurants fill up quickly! No matter what your flavor, finding a tasty Thanksgiving meal steps from your EYA home is easy!

Halloween Happenings in Old Town

October 25, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

This Halloween, head to Old Town Alexandria to learn about its haunted history and indulge in some tasty treats. From graveyard tours to trick-or-treat shopping, there’s something for Halloween enthusiasts of all ages, including your four-legged friends – all steps from EYA’s new home communities in Alexandria!

More than two dozen member stores in the Old Town Boutique District will be handing out treats – and maybe some tricks – on October 26 from 11 am to 6 pm.

More than two dozen member stores in the Old Town Boutique District will be handing out treats – and maybe some tricks – on October 26 from 11 am to 6 pm.

Trick or Treat with the Boutiques

Grab your “ghoulfriends” and stop by the Old Town Boutique District on Saturday, October 26th for Trick or Treat with the Boutiques. More than two dozen Old Town boutiques will be handing out special treats from 11 AM – 6 PM. Participating stores include Red Barn Mercantile, Bellacara, The Shoe Hive and Apple Seed.

Ghost and Graveyard Halloween Tour

For a frightfully good time, join Alexandria Colonial Tours for their special Ghost and Graveyard Halloween Tour. Follow an 18th Century costumed guide through the charming streets of historic Old Town as you hear tales of angry ghosts looking for revenge, legends, folklore and unsolved mysteries. The one-hour tour ends with the guide abandoning you in a local graveyard!

Canine Costume Contest

Don’t leave your four-legged friends behind this Halloween. Stop by Jackson 20 on Halloween night for their annual Howl-o-ween canine costume contest! Local pets and their humans will model their finest Halloween attire in this popular pet costume contest.

View the full list of Old Town Halloween happenings here. And while you are in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by EYA’s newest Old Town communities, Old Town Commons and The Oronoco, just moments from King Street’s acclaimed boutiques and restaurants. Happy Haunting!

Only 4 Homes Remain at Mosaic District!

October 16, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

If you’ve been waiting to make your move to Mosaic District, now is the time! Only 4 homes remain in Fairfax’s hottest new destination neighborhood, all planned for Spring delivery.

At Mosaic District, dozens of Washington’s favorite iconic new retail shops and restaurants are now open onsite. Enjoy an evening of cocktails and theater at the highly acclaimed Angelika Film Cinema or stretch your legs and stroll through the aisles of Anthropologie or Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus. There’s never a shortage of things to do at Mosaic District, with weekly events such as yoga in the park, outdoor films and storytelling for the kids.

Angelika Film Center is a boutique cinema offering a gourmet menu of cocktails and hos d'oeuvres.

Angelika Film Center is a boutique cinema offering a gourmet menu of cocktails and hos d’oeuvres.

This Saturday, hop over to Mosaic District for the annual Merrifield Fall Festival, complete with live music, a beer garden, local artists, children’s activities, local store and restaurant vendors and much more, from 11 AM – 6 PM.

The townhomes at Mosaic District feature spacious 3 or 4 bedroom floorplans, gourmet kitchens, lofts with stunning rooftop terraces and private garage parking. Stop by the sales center today to tour our decorated model homes. We’re open daily from 11 AM – 6 PM. But don’t delay – these final homes will go quickly!

Fall Festival Guide: What’s Brewing in Your EYA Neighborhood

October 10, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Fall is here and the Washington area is buzzing with Oktoberfest celebrations, local beer festivals and Fall fairs. Here are a few fun upcoming events in your EYA neighborhood.

Chancellor's Row will be hosting an Oktoberfest Celebration at the sales center on Saturday, October 26th from Noon - 4 PM. RSVP to 202-290-3794

Chancellor’s Row will be hosting an Oktoberfest Celebration at the sales center on Saturday, October 26th from Noon – 4 PM. RSVP to 202-290-3794

Northeast DC

On Saturday, October 19th, Union Market hosts Snallygaster, a “gargantuan beer jamboree” featuring over 150 craft beers. Union Market restaurants and food trucks will be serving up tasty eats, including brats, sausages and artisanal hot dogs. Advance ticket packages are sold online or admission at the door is $10.

Old Town Alexandria

Take a leisurely bike ride along the Potomac down to the Mount Vernon Estate for the Fall Harvest Family Days. On Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27, you’ll enjoy reenactments of early settler life, such as wagon rides, apple roasting and wheat treading.

Fairfax

This year, the 9th Annual Merrifield Fall Festival will be held at Mosaic District. Stop by on Saturday, October 19th to enjoy entertainment, scrumptious food tastings, crafts, children’s activities and more. It’s sure to be fun for the entire family!

Bethesda

The 3rd Annual Redwood’s Oktoberfest will take place in Bethesda Row on Saturday, October 26th. Local restaurants will join Redwood in providing over 20 craft beers and festival foods, including brats and pretzels. There will also be live music, giveaways and an Oktoberfest costume contest!

Stay tuned for more upcoming events, all just moments from EYA’s newest townhome communities

EYA Staffers Roll Sleeves Up for 2013 Day of Service

October 3, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Nearly 100 EYA staff and vendor partners gathered last Friday for the company’s annual Day of Service. The event benefited the residents of Parkway Woods public housing, a community managed by Housing Opportunities Commission Montgomery County.

EYA provided children's entertainment, prizes and a free community center membership for the kids of Parkway Woods public housing site.

EYA provided children’s entertainment, prizes and a free community center membership for the kids of Parkway Woods public housing site.

Painting was a large part of the Service Day project. This 200-foot wall was in need of restoration and paint.

Painting was a large part of the Service Day project. This 200-foot wall was in need of restoration and paint.

EYA staff and partners for the 2013 Day of Service

EYA staff and partners for the 2013 Day of Service

Initiatives included painting doors and trim, painting common areas, improved hardscape and landscape, and the resealing and striping of the parking lot. EYA also provided a BBQ lunch, activities, and a free annual Community Center membership to the residents.

EYA extends Special thanks to HOC for being such a great non-profit partner, as well as our donors for the event: MVB Mortgage, Grafik, Lessard, VIKA, Studio 39, Landscape Enterprises, Sherwin Williams, O’Leary Asphalt, ColorNet Printing, Eastern Applicators, and Steve’s Finishing Touch.

 

Get Moving with Joe’s Movement Emporium

October 1, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

This Fall, get moving with Joe’s Movement Emporium!  Located in Mount Rainier, MD, Joe’s Movement Emporium is the community performing arts center of Prince George’s County offering a variety of adult dance classes, children’s arts education, live performances and affordable rehearsal space. Here are a few highlights of the upcoming performance schedule:

Joe's Movement Emporium

Joe’s Movement Emporium

October 12thComedy Supremes: An all-female stand-up comedy show that includes a musical performance and DJ spinning music between sets.

October 26th – 27thLesole’s Dance Project: The dancers will present a fusion of modern and traditional Southern African styles of dance.

November 16th – 17thAerial Arts: Arachne Aerial Arts presents a series of performances in aerial dance, theatre, circus arts, music and poetry.

If these performances make you want to get up and move, Joe’s offers plenty of classes for the entire family! Adult classes include Zumba, Capoeira Angola and West Coast Swing and youth classes include creative movement and dance fundamentals.

EYA has long focused on building close-in, walkable new home communities that promote a healthy lifestyle and provide easy access to transit, shopping and entertainment. Whether you prefer to take in a performance or participate in pilates, Joe’s Movement Emporium has something for everyone is just moments EYA’s newest Hyattsville and Brookland neighborhoods.

24th Annual Taste of Bethesda

October 1, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

What do Nepalese dumplings, Malaysian noodles, sticky ribs and English banger sandwiches all have in common? They’re all on the menu at the 24th Annual Taste of Bethesda!

Taste of Bethesda, photo via Bethesda Urban Partnership

Taste of Bethesda, photo via Bethesda Urban Partnership

On Saturday, October 5th, the streets of downtown Bethesda will be turned into a culinary mecca of mouth-watering cuisines. The Taste of Bethesda offers festival goers the chance to sample the best of Bethesda dining all in one day, along with five stages of live entertainment and a kid’s corner full of fun activities.

Taste of Bethesda
Saturday, October 5th
11 AM – 4 PM
Woodmont Triangle

Sixty participating restaurants will be serving up a variety of foods from pizza to paella and lobster rolls to lemon crepes.  Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu: lamb sliders and hummus at Café Deluxe, white wine mussels at Mussel Bar & Grille and jumbalaya at Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar. View the full list of participating restaurants and menu items here.

Admission is free and tasting tickets will be sold onsite in bundles of four tickets for $5. Food servings cost between one to four tickets.

If you’re craving the walkable Bethesda lifestyle for yourself, discover EYA’s elevator townhomes at Little Falls Place, where events like Taste of Bethesda are just steps away!

Little Falls Place Onsite Sales Center Grand Opening

September 12, 2013 | by | 0 Comments
Rooftop Terraces at Little Falls PlaceRooftop Terraces at Little Falls Place

Join us for the Grand Opening of our onsite sales center at Little Falls Place Saturday, September 21st from 12 PM – 4 PM. Perfectly situated near the intersection of River Road and Little Falls Parkway, this boutique community of 30 luxury elevator townhomes will be surrounded by parkland and the Capital Crescent Trail and is moments from downtown Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Mazza Gallerie.
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Fun for All Ages at the 6th Annual Hyattsville Arts Festival

September 4, 2013 | by | 0 Comments
The 6th Annual Hyattsville Art Festival is Saturday, September 14th.The 6th Annual Hyattsville Art Festival is Saturday, September 14th.

Mark your calendars for the 6th annual Hyattsville Arts Festival Saturday, September 14th from 11 AM to 5 PM. Enjoy live entertainment, tasty food and arts and crafts by more than 70 exhibiting artists. Read More