Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Music Fundraiser for Papillon Cycles - by Acme Pie

Sol Schott, owner of Acme Pie Co., recently organized a rent party benefit for his neighbor business, Papillon Cycles, which has been hard hit during the recent virus-related downturn.

There was live music by Jumpin' Jupiter, Grumbler, The Delarcos and X-Motorcycle Couriers
Pizza was available from nearby Sicilian Pizza, and of course, great pies and more from Acme Pie Company.

The event was held at the 2803 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA 22204, in the back parking lot of Acme Pie - on a socially distanced, live music stage to benefit Arlington's oldest bicycle shop.

Everything was socially distanced to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Drive in Movie Night on the Pike

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) has been showing outdoor movies in the Career Center parking lot this summer as a way for people to have some entertainment and to get outside for an relaxing evening. 

Fifty vehicles can view the films, and safe social distancing to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus is maintained. 

The series has been very popular.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Black Lives Matter | community protest march along Columbia Pike

A large and peaceful demonstration was held in Arlington, Virginia, to protest the recent murders by police of George Floyd and many other black citizens.

The march was organized by Anika and Yolanda Kwinana. The marchers traveled from the Columbia Pike Library up Glebe Road, and eventually to Ballston and the Courthouse area, where many headed to the larger protest in DC. These photographs are from the march as it headed along Columbia Pike .

Arlington County Police and other government officials cooperated and aided the march and the marchers.

Leadership matters.

Black lives matter.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Evolving situation on the Pike | Pandemic documentation # 2

Some businesses along the Pike have worked out ways to continue serving their customers (with new banners courtesy of CPRO) Most, though unfortunately not all,  people are wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Other businesses remain closed.

Apparently the 22204 zip code has the highest rate of COVID-19 infection in the state, and our area is one of the hardest-hit in the nation. People do not seem to be panicking - resiliency and creativity are community strengths.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.