A Taste of Northern Virginia Restaurant Week!

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Avant Property

For yet another year, the culinary excellence of the D.C. outskirts is on full display during Northern Virginia Restaurant Week, held March 19-26! This fun gastronomic event is presented by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association and the Greater Reston, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William chambers of commerce.

All you foodies out there will be dazzled by the variety, quality, and creativity of the participating chefs and restaurants. Sample the special Restaurant Week menus of 55 renowned dining spots, including Reston favorites like Mon Ami Gabi and Clyde’s. From casual and international fare to fine dining and innovative cuisine, get ready to enjoy attractive prices for lunch, dinner, and an assortment of specialty food.

To see the full list of participating restaurants, visit http://novarestaurantweek.com/.

Enjoy a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride!

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Avant Property

What could be more romantic than a horse-drawn carriage ride? Picture it: you and your beloved cuddled close while watching the world go by, lulled into a relaxed state by the steady clip-clop of hooves. It’s almost like being transported to a bygone era!

On Wednesday, February 14, visitors to the Reston Town Center can enjoy this experience from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person; children under 5 years of age ride for free. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life Reston.

Weather-dependent. If inclement weather occurs, please check updates at http://restontowncenter.com/.

Celebrate the Good Life at Cooper’s Hawk Winery!

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Are you a lover of fine wine and cuisine? Interested in a fun, unique weekend excursion? Perhaps you’re seeking a sophisticated, romantic option for date night. Whatever your desire, the Reston location of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is sure to please!

Cooper’s Hawk is built upon the passionate belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections. This enticing establishment encompasses a first-class winery and barrel-aging room; an elegant, Napa-style tasting room; a modern, casual restaurant; and an artisanal retail market.

Cooper’s Hawk sources the finest grapes grown and harvested in both the New World and Old World, including Italy, France, California, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia. The culinary team prepares each dish fresh, incorporating peak-of-season ingredients and listing meals with accompanying wine bin numbers to help you find the perfect vino match. And the retail market showcases high-end decanters, wine accessories, gifts, and a gourmet food line.

Discover an unmatched hospitality experience at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant!

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

12130 Sunset Hills Road

Reston, Virginia


Finely Crafted Beer at Lake Anne Brewhouse!

Posted on February 1, 2018 by Avant Property

Looking for a unique craft beer experience? Travel to Reston’s Lake Anne Brewhouse to enjoy a local favorite in the Virginia craft beer scene.

Located at historic Lake Anne Village Center Plaza, this nanobrew taproom offers beautiful lakeside views and an intimate, elegant, and comfortable space. Reston-inspired, flagship brews like Reston Red and Simon’s Stout share the taps with seasonal and special releases, and patrons also can enjoy a variety of pretzels and bar snacks.

Whether you’re looking for a great happy hour spot or a place to meet with friends, Lake Anne Brewhouse is a tasty destination!

Lake Anne Brewhouse

11424 Washington Plaza W

Reston, Virginia


Help Needy Kids by Having Your Gifts Wrapped!

Posted on December 22, 2017 by Avant Property

It’s coming down to the wire! December 25th is almost here. Although you’ve probably finished most of your holiday shopping, you still have to knock out the worst part – gift wrapping.

Let someone else handle this chore – and make a difference in a needy kid’s life. Come out to the holiday gift-wrapping event at the Hyatt Regency Reston on December 24th. Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event is being presented by Kids R First, an organization committed to giving children (grades K-12) from families with limited financial means the same opportunities as their peers.

For a small donation, you can have your holiday presents beautifully wrapped, and help outfit local youth with much-needed school supplies. It’s the perfect blend of generosity and convenience!

Holiday Gift Wrapping by Kids R First

December 24

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Reston

1800 Presidents St.

Reston, Virginia

(703) 850-3639


Ice Skating Season is Here!

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Although the D.C. area has enjoyed some pretty warm weather lately, that hasn’t stopped the Reston Town Center from kicking off ice skating season in super style. From now until March, the floor of the Pavilion has been transformed into a gleaming ice skating rink. It’s like an indoor winter wonderland, even if the temperature outside is less than bone-rattling chilly!

Rent some skates and enjoy a fun, unique exercise regimen. Have you always wanted to learn to ice skate? Then this is the perfect time to partner with an instructor and tackle that dream! Need ideas for a memorable birthday party, corporate function, or fundraising event? Book the ice skating rink for a cool – literally! – celebration. Or just bring the family out for a day of bonding and building memories.

Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion

1818 Discovery Street

Reston, Virginia 20190

(703) 709-6300


Share Yuletide Joy with Toys for Tots!

Posted on November 23, 2017 by Avant Property

Do you love the look on a child’s face as he or she opens a brand-new gift? Would you like to spread the joy of the holidays to a youngster in need? Then stop by one of several building lobby locations throughout the Reston Town Center, and donate a toy to the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program!

The mission of Toys for Tots is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them as gifts to less fortunate children in the community. Unwrapped toys will be collected in brightly colored, highly visible collection boxes from November 27 through December 8 – culminating in a fun final-day collection event in the Reston Pavilion!

Come out, donate a toy, and enjoy the warm feeling of the holidays, knowing your gift is making a child’s holiday wishes come true. To learn more, visit https://www.restontowncenter.com/event/toys-for-tots-toy-drive-2017/.

Welcome the Holiday Spirit to Reston!

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We all know that the day after Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season. Here at the Reston Town Center, this launch is taken to a higher level with an all-day celebration of all things yuletide! From Gingerbread Man races and the Holiday Day Parade to Santa’s arrival and the tree-lighting ceremony, the Reston Town Center will help you get into the holiday spirit!

Below is a schedule of all the events held on Friday, November 24. For more information, visit https://www.restontowncenter.com/event/holidays-reston-town-center/. We can’t wait to share in the good cheer with you!

8 a.m.

All stores, restaurants, and ice skating open early.

There’s also the Gingerbread Man Mile Race for Kids, sponsored by Potomac River Running. To learn more, visit http://www.prraces.com/gingerbread.

11 a.m.

Experience the 27th Annual Reston Holiday Parade!

See Macy’s-style balloons, marching bands, dancers, antique cars, community groups, costume characters, and more welcoming the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage.

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The merriment continues as Santa and Mrs. Claus head to the information center for afternoon visits and photo ops. There also will be mini-train rides. All donations will benefit Cornerstones.

5 p.m.

The Conservatory Ballet will give a spirited holiday performance of music and dance in front of the holiday tree in Fountain Square.

6 p.m.

Tree lighting and sing along in Fountain Square.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in a horse-drawn carriage to light the huge holiday tree, followed by a half-hour of traditional songs led by The Reston Chorale & Brass Quintet.

6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Horse-drawn carriage rides.

All proceeds benefit Volunteer Fairfax. $5 per person; children 5 and under ride free with adult.

Calling All Superheroes!

Posted on October 28, 2017 by Avant Property

Want to show off your inner superhero? Come out to Scrawl Books for Be Your Own Superhero Day!

Held Sunday, October 29, from noon to 6 p.m., the event will feature costume contests, official Wonder Woman art, superhero activities, and heroic snacks. To enter the costume contest, just come by and show your best superhero look.  The winner will receive a gift basket with books and swag!

Learn more at http://www.scrawlbooks.com/event/be-your-own-superhero-day.

Be Your Own Superhero Day

Scrawl Books

Sunday, October 29, noon to 6 p.m.

11862 Market

Reston, Virginia


Movie Time at the Washington West Film Festival!

Posted on October 26, 2017 by Avant Property

Experience a magnificent celebration of cinematography and philanthropy at the Washington West Film Festival!

Held Thursday, October 26, through Sunday, October 29, at Reston’s Bow Tie Cinemas & Pavilion, the festival will feature award-winning new films and red-carpet events.

One great story should lead to another, which is why the Washington West Film Festival is committed to give 100% of net box office proceeds to struggling communities. By attending the festival, you become a producer of a real-life story of hope. Previous festivals have screened films produced by HBO, Tom Hanks, and Martin Scorsese, and welcomed Hollywood stars such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Learn more at https://wwfilmfest.com/.