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You are warmly invited to join us for an off-site social event at Top of the Town in Arlington, Virginia on Friday, June 26th! This venue features sweeping views of Washington landmarks across the Potomac River. You can enjoy the view from the wall of windows inside the banquet room or from the lovely outdoor terrace.
The evening will feature a full buffet dinner, open bar (beer and wine only), and, we hope, a chance to get out of the hotel, socialize, and relax. (No dancing this year!) The event will be held from 7 to 10 pm. Pre-registration and tickets are required.
passed hors d'oeuvres
jicama & mango summer rolls
spicy chicken wonton sail
grilled hangar steak with Szechuan pepper and star anise + ginger demi-glace
gingered filet of salmon with soy + ginger reduction
soba noodles with aubergine & mango, pan-fried tofu + fresh herbs
steamed sticky white rice
spicy green beans with fiery chili sauce
Eden salad (orange segments, radishes, cucumbers, baby arugula, with gingered citrus vinaigrette)
assortment of fresh + warm French, rustic, seeded, and whole wheat mini rolls with sea salt butter
lemon pound cake with tart lemon curd + fresh raspberries
coffee and tea by request
complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks included
Space at the venue and on the buses is limited so please plan ahead. Tickets are $50 standard or $25 for students, K-12 teachers, and adjunct faculty. Round-trip charter bus transportation is $10 additional. Top of the Town is also accessible via taxi, Metro, or you can drive yourself. See below for details.
Buy a shuttle bus ticket at $10 for direct door-to-door transportation. Buses will depart the Renaissance Arlington Capital View hotel beginning at 6:30 pm and will begin returning to the Renaissance Capital View at 10 pm.
Via Metro: Take the Blue or Orange Line to Rosslyn. (If you are departing from the Renaissance Arlington Capital View, take the hotel Metro shuttle to the Crystal City station and take the Blue Line toward Largo Town Center, getting off at Rosslyn.) If you are traveling via Metro, please plan to arrive at approximately 7 pm.
At the top of the first set of escalators, go left through the fare gates and then turn right, almost a U turn, and head straight up the steep escalators/stairs to Fort Myer Drive.
At the top of the stairs head left onto Fort Myer Drive. Cross Wilson Blvd. Continue on Fort Myer Drive, going over Route 50. The street name will change to Meade and you will pass the Iwo Jima Memorial on the left. Turn right onto N. 14th Street, which is the second street after crossing Route 50. Top of the Town is 1 ½ blocks uphill on the left, a white building with a red door. The walk from the Rosslyn Metro is approximately 10-15 minutes.
Driving Directions: If you drive yourself, please plan to arrive at approximately 7 pm.
From Georgetown/Northwest D.C.: Cross Key Bridge and continue straight on Fort Myer Drive through Rosslyn across Route 50; take a right on N. 14th Street, which is the second right after you go over Route 50. TOP OF THE TOWN is up the hill on the left.
From Downtown: Cross Roosevelt Bridge, following signs for Route 50 West at the end of the bridge. Once on Route 50, take the first right-hand exit, and at the end of the ramp go left (over Route 50); take a right on N. 14th Street, which is the second right after you go over Route 50. TOP OF THE TOWN is one and ½ blocks up on your left.
From Interstate 66 Eastbound (i.e. going toward D.C.): Take Rosslyn exit, which feeds you onto Lee Highway/Route 29; take a right at the second stop light, which is Fort Myer Drive. Continue straight on Fort Myer Drive across Route 50; take a right on N. 14th Street, which is the second right after you go over Route 50. TOP OF THE TOWN is one and ½ blocks up on your left.
From Route 50 Eastbound (i.e. going toward D.C.): Just after the Court House Road exit (which is on the left side), take the exit on your right side marked "Queen Street, Rhodes Street, Rolfe Street"; continue straight on the ramp for approximately 200 yards to N. Nash Street, where you take a right. Proceed two blocks to N. 14th Street, and take a right. TOP OF THE TOWN is a few yards up on your left.
From Route 110 Northbound: Take a left on Marshall (at sign for Iwo Jima Memorial), right on Meade, go one block and take a left on N. 14th Street.
From Capitol Hill/14th Street Bridge: Take Route 110 North exit at the end of the bridge and proceed as directed above for Route 110 northbound.
From Pentagon City/Crystal City: From Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) northbound, as you leave Crystal City, Jefferson Davis splits into I-395 North on the right and Route 110 on the left; stay to the left on Route 110, and proceed as directed above for Route 110 northbound.
From 395 North: Take the Highway 27 exit; follow Rosslyn signs to Route 50 West. Take Rosslyn/Fort Myer exit. At the end of the ramp go left (over Route 50) on Fort Myer Drive. Turn right on N. 14th Street. Top of the Town is up the hill on the left.
From GW Parkway South: Pass Key Bridge exit and take the next exit (on the right) marked Roosevelt Bridge/Route 50/Rosslyn – stay to the right, which will put you on Route 50 West. Take the first right-hand exit, and at the end of the ramp go left (over Route 50); take a right on N. 14th Street which is the second right after you go over Route 50. TOP OF THE TOWN is one and ½ blocks up on your left.
TO PARK: At the top of N. 14th Street, turn left on N. Oak Street. Top of the Town parking lot is on the right directly across the street from the Prospect House main entrance. There will be a parking attendant to direct you. Parking is complimentary.