Tag Archives: Recreation


Saturday Date Night in Silver Spring

October 16, 2015 | by

If you are looking for fun date night ideas, downtown Silver Spring has got you covered. Begin the evening at one of the many acclaimed Silver Spring restaurants. Urban Butcher is a local favorite “bohemian gathering place” that serves steak tartare, ox brisket, steamed mussels and much more. Saturday night is date night at 8407 Kitchen Bar! Enjoy an appetizer, two entrees and a bottle of wine for $50. Menu items include roasted bone marrow, crispy confit pork belly and seared sea scallops.

After dinner, the real fun begins at the AFI Silver Theatre’s showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, October 17th! Two showings offer crazy and varied experiences: the 9PM show features a pre-show filled with laughter and songs and the midnight show features a “shadowcast” performed by all-star local performers. It will be a date your special someone won’t forget, all just steps from EYA’s Silver Spring townhomes at Chelsea Heights.

Oct. 10th Fall Festie at Montgomery Row

October 2, 2015 | by
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Join EYA at Montgomery Row for its Fall Festie and get a delicious taste of Bethesda. We’ll be joined by Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant for afternoon hors d’oevres and cocktails. Don’t miss this chance to meet your future neighbors at Montgomery Row!

Fall Festie
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Noon – 3 PM
10435 Fernwood Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 530-1300

AFI Silver Hosts Latin American Film Festival

September 25, 2015 | by

This weekend is calling for clouds and rain, so what better chance to check out AFI Silver’s Latin American Film Festival.

The theatre will be showing 42 films over the course of 3 weeks in their downtown Silver Spring location, directly across the street from Ray’s the Classics restaurant. A video compilation of trailers is available on YouTube.

This weekend, special presentations and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers are available, plus a Latin American-themed happy hour with complimentary hors d’oeuvres tonight from 6 PM – 7 PM.

Want a little more culture in your everyday life? AFI Silver is merely steps from EYA’s silver spring townhomes at Chelsea Heights. Now selling for immediate move-in.

Labor Day Like a Local

September 3, 2015 | by
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Looking for Labor Day weekend ideas? Your local EYA neighborhood has plenty to keep you active and entertained all weekend long.

Downtown Silver Spring

Kick off the weekend by picking up some fresh, local ingredients at weekly FRESHFARM Farmer’s Market held every Saturday from 9 AM – 1 PM. Invite your friends and family over for a Labor Day get-together at your beautiful new EYA townhome. You’ll enjoy cooking in your gourmet kitchen and entertaining on your spacious rooftop terrace.

Bring the kids down to the Interactive Fountain to soak in the last of the Summer fun. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed dinner on the patio at one of the downtown restaurants.


Head over to Cabin John Regional Park and enjoy the outdoors in this scenic 528 acre park. Unwind with a picnic or get active out on the hiking and biking trails or tennis courts. Be sure to bring your four-legged friend for a trip to the dog park!

If a leisurely brunch sounds tempting, Mon Ami Gabi is serving an extra day of brunch for the 3-day weekend. Indulge in Waffles with Nutella, Steak Frites, crepes and more. After brunch, wander through the shops at Bethesda Row and treat yourself to something special.


Now in its 77th year, the Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade will be hitting the streets of Olde Towne. Beginning at 1 PM, the parade will feature high school marching bands, dance groups, antique cars and more. Free parking will be available in the Olde Towne garage located at the corner of Olde Towne and Summit Avenues.

Or check out the acclaimed DC Labor Day Capitol Concert on Sunday, September 6th at 8 PM. Just a quick trip, all of EYA’s neighborhoods are just minutes from Metro. Avoid weekend parking hassles and simply enjoy the concert!

Beat the Heat at Your Local Swim Club

August 14, 2015 | by
Summer Flipflops

What better way to beat the heat than relaxing poolside at your local swim club! Fun for the entire family, swim clubs typically offer recreational and team swimming, as well as classes and social events. Many also feature tennis courts and lessons, cafes and play areas. The following swim clubs are less than 10 minutes from EYA’s newest Bethesda townhome neighborhood, Montgomery Row.

Old Georgetown Swim and Tennis Club:  9600 Fernwood Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817

Wildwood Manor Pool: 10235 Hatherleigh Dr, Bethesda, MD 20814

Seven Locks Swim and Tennis Club: 9929 Seven Locks Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817

East Gate Swim & Tennis Club: 10200 Gainsborough Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

Visit their websites for more information on their facilities and memberships. Some may have waiting lists so be sure to get your name in early.

Whether you are looking to relax, swim or socialize, these swim clubs will keep your family happy all Summer long!

New Silver Spring Library Sets Design Standard

August 7, 2015 | by

The all-new Silver Spring library has set an incredible design standard for libraries around the nation. Designers, county officials and neighbors gathered recently in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the 90,000-square-foot building, which is expected to earn LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Just four short blocks from EYA’s townhomes at Chelsea Heights, the new Silver Spring library boasts over 100,000 books, a cafe, computer labs, childrens spaces and activities, as well as a quiet room stocked with the latest magazines and newspapers. An older library location on Ellsworth adjacent to Chelsea Heights is planned for a new urban dog park.

Silver Spring is quite possibly the County’s most amenity-rich neighborhood, with an excellent mix of recreation, shops, dining and entertainment venues. Discover for yourself today!

Scenic Cabin John Park Offers Year-Round Recreation

August 5, 2015 | by

Just 7/10th of a mile (14-minute walk) from EYA’s Bethesda townhomes at Montgomery Row, Cabin John Regional Park offers scenic recreation year-round.

This pet-friendly park is great for all ages, offering miles of trails for running, hiking and biking; nature center, ice rink and miniature train for kids; as well as one of the nation’s first Tai Chi courts. Catch a tennis, baseball or soccer game – or sign up to participate in one. Enjoy all the benefits of open green spaces, with none of the hassles of yard maintenance.

Modern townhome living at Mongomery Row is more than just a home, it’s a totally walkable lifestyle with nearby shops, restaurants, transit and parks. We hope to see you there!



Kevin and the Bacon Brothers Surprise Sugar Shack

July 23, 2015 | by
Kevin Bacon image courtesy of Flickr's @Veni via Creative Commons.Kevin Bacon image courtesy of Flickr's @Veni via Creative Commons.

Recently, Kevin Bacon and his band, The Bacon Brothers, enjoyed some of Old Town Alexandria’s charms.  While in town for their show at the Birchmere, they stopped off at the Sugar Shack and the Port City Brewing Company. Even a musician/actor such as Kevin Bacon couldn’t pass up performing for a free Sugar Shack Pastry. That same day, the inspiring band also performed a surprise concert for the Volunteers at City Blossoms, a neighborhood organization dedicated to creative green spaces. You can view more pics and video here.

So take a stroll through Historic Old Town, and see what the vibrant community has to offer. This is your last chance to live within walking distance to these amazing shops and restaurants and enjoy the best of smart living at EYA’s Old Town Commons. Only 1 home remains!

Day Trips are Unlimited from Westside at Shady Grove Metro

July 23, 2015 | by

When summer’s in full swing, there are unlimited day trips you can take from Westside. It’s located in the perfect spot to be just close enough to Downtown DC, but still just moments from major highways to get out of town for the day!

With the Shady Grove Station just steps from the community, you can jump on the Metro and be in the heart of the Nation’s Capital in 20 minutes. With dozens of museums and monuments to explore, this kind of day trip can easily be taken multiple times a month. Some of the best museums to visit with kids, to keep them learning but still having fun, are the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History. On a beautiful day, make sure to head to the Smithsonian National Zoo.

If you feel like getting out of town and traveling by car, the list of trips double! Gather the family and jump on 370 to the Baltimore Aquarium for some underwater fun. Or get on 270 and head to Harpers Ferry to enjoy a picnic in the mountains and historic landmarks.

Wherever the destination, you are never more than steps to the metro or moments from merging on the interstate to head towards the ideal getaway for the day. Imagine where you can go from Westside. Learn more at eya.com/westside or visit us at our sales center that is open daily.

Friday Night Concerts in Downtown Silver Spring

July 10, 2015 | by

Summer’s back and so are Downtown Silver Spring‘s Friday night concerts! From EYA’s townhomes at Chelsea Heights, stroll right down Ellsworth into the heart of Silver Spring and discover a jazzy, delightful and hip collection of local artists. Tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m., enjoy the sounds of Ruben Montoya and his “funky blues roots rock” while sipping a cocktail from one of the many patio bars. Or bring the little ones to dance on the plaza with an ice cream in hand. The concerts are just one of the countless amenities in Silver Spring. We hope to see you there!