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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Event Scheduale


1. UTNA Conference:
Wednesday and Thursday August 3 - 4/2011
@ Howard University
Black Burn Auditorium (9am-6pm)

2. Soccer and Basketball Games
Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Aug. 4-6, 2011)
@ Fort Stevens Recreation Center
1327 Van Buren St. NW
Washington, DC. 20011

3. Inauguration of a Documentary Film, "Hyaw Ashara"
About Major General Hayelom Araya
Thursday August 4, 2011
@Embassy of Ethiopia
3506 International Dr. NW
Washington DC. 20008 (8:00PM - 11:00PM)           

4. TDA Conference:
Friday August 5, 2011
@Howard University
Black Burn Auditorium (9am-6pm)

5. Youth Night
Friday Aug 5, 2011 starting 8pm
Activities include fashion show, poems, drama and music
@ Embassy of Ethiopia
3506 International Dr. NW
Washington DC. 20008

6. Public Meeting with Tigray State Officials
Saturday August 6, 2011
@ Howard University
Black Burn Auditorium (9am-6pm)

7. Tigray Festival Party
Saturday August 6, 2011
@Double Tree Hotel
300 Army Navy Dr
Arlington VA 22202 (8pm-2am)

8. Picnic: Music, Soccer and more
Sunday August 7, 2011
@VA Highland Park
S. Joyce St and 15th St.
Arlington VA. 22202 (Starting @1pm-6pm)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Doubletree Hotel Crystal City Virginia

Selam Ahwat

We are posting this information about the hotel we reserve for our Festival.  We hope you will find this blog and the information it contains to be helpful. We will be providing more information as the time progress, but for now we have posted driving and walking directions from different points to the Hotel.  For those of you who wanted to check the hotel on the internet, could easily google Doubletree hotel at Crystal City Arlington, Va.  Please e-mail us with any questions you may have and here is the adrress and tel. no. to reserve.
300 Army Navy Dr.
Arlington, Va. 22202-2891
703-416-4100
Booking Code (UOT)
Directions from Maryland

From Maryland (Rockville, Gaithersburg…) & I-270 (North), PA, OH...
From I-270 North take I-495 South into Virginia.  Exit on the George Washington Memorial Parkway
in Virginia.  Travel about 10 miles South and exit at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA.  At the airport stay on your right side and follow sign to Crystal City, VA and then you want to exit at Crystal Drive.  Take Crystal Drive North for approximately one mile.  Crystal Drive will turn left into 12th Street; go under the overpass and make a right onto Army/Navy Drive.  The hotel is located on the right hand side: 
300 Army/Navy Drive.
From Annapolis, MD (Route 50) and the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Take Route 50 (West) towards the direction of Washington, D.C.  Follow Route 50 which becomes
New York Avenue.  Take New York Avenue to 14th Street and the 14th Street Bridge.  On the 14th Street Bridge you need to be in the far left lane.  (14th Street becomes Route One South) which will bring you into Crystal City, VA.  Your first exit once inside Crystal City will be 15th Street.  Make a right onto 15th Street– go one block and make a right onto Eads Street.  Take Eads to Army Navy Drive (about 3 blocks).  When you get to Army Navy Drive– make a right – the hotel is on the right hand side:  300 Army/Navy Drive.

Directions from Virginia

From Route 66 – Northern Virginia (Fairfax, McLean, and Tyson’s Corner)…
Take 66 East towards Washington.  Take the exit for 110 South.  Stay in the center lane and 110 becomes Route One South which will bring you into Crystal City, VA.  On Route One – make a right onto 20th Street.  Go one block and make a right onto Eads Street.  Eads will take you all the way to Army/Navy Drive (about 8 blocks).  When you reach Army/Navy Drive– make a right and the hotel is on the right hand side:  300 Army Navy Drive.

From the South:  (Shirlington Neighborhood in Arlington, Richmond, VA Beach, North Carolina, S. Carolina….)
Take I-95 North to 395 North.  From 395 North – take the Pentagon City/Crystal City Exit.  Then turn left onto Army/Navy Drive.  The hotel will be on the right side.  (Three blocks down):  300 Army Navy Drive.
DIRECTIONS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.

From Washington, D.C. (14th Street Bridge)
From Washington, D.C.  You need to exit to the 14th Street Bridge which will take you over the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. to Crystal City, VA.  On the 14th Street Bridge you will need to be in the far left lane.  (14th Street becomes Route One South) which will take you into Crystal City, VA.  Your first exit once inside Crystal City will be 15th Street.   Take 15th Street– go one block and make a right onto
Eads Street.  Take Eads all the way to the Army Navy Drive (about 3 blocks).           

From Washington, D.C. (395 South)
Take 395 South from Washington, D.C. across the Potomac River.  The Doubletree Hotel is in Crystal City directly across from Washington, D.C.  When on 395 South – remain to the left as you are crossing the river.  The first exit as you are crossing the river will be Route One South (Alexandria).  Route One will bring you directly into Crystal City.  Stay on Route One in Crystal City.  Watch for 15th Street on your right.  Make a right onto 15th Street– go a block and make a right onto Eads Street.  Take Eads all the way to
Army Navy Drive (about 3 blocks).  Make a right onto Army Navy Drive.  The hotel is on the right hand side.  (300 Army Navy Drive).

From Washington, D.C.  (Georgetown)

Take M Street in Georgetown across Key Bridge which will take you into Rosslyn, Virginia.  After crossing Key Bridge stay immediately to the right and you want to turn left at the third light (which is Lee Highway).  Go through the light for 66 East and take exit 75 for 110 South.  Stay on Route 110 South for 4 miles, and then take the Pentagon City/Washington exit which will put you onto Army Navy Drive.  Make a U Turn and the hotel is on your right side.  (300 Army Navy Drive).

Driving Directions

To

Doubletree Hotel—Crystal City

300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA  22202
703 416-4100
Directions from Local Airports

Directions from: Ronald Reagan National Airport (2 miles/10 minutes)
From Ronald Reagan National Airport take the Crystal City exit.  Exit Crystal Drive.  Take Crystal Drive North for approximately one mile.  Crystal Drive turns into 12th Street.  When you are on 12th Street
– go under the overpass and veer to the right and the hotel is on the right hand side.    300 Army Navy Drive

Directions from:  Washington Dulles International Airport
From Washington Dulles International Airport take the Dulles Access Road towards the direction of Washington, D.C.  Take 66 East to 110 South.  Stay in the center lane and 110 becomes Route One South.  This will take you into Crystal City which is located in Arlington, VA.   In Crystal City make a right onto 15th Street.  Then make a right onto Eads Street and travel three blocks and make a right onto Army Navy Drive.  The hotel street address:  300 Army Navy Drive.

Directions from North:  (Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, New York, New Jersey) and (Baltimore Washington International AirportBWI Airport).—50 miles/90 minutes).
Follow I-95 South to 495 Beltway in the direction of Richmond, VA.  I-95 splits at the Capital Beltway; continue to follow signs for I-95 South.  Follow I-95 South across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Virginia.  Take the first exit off the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Alexandria, Virginia to Route One North.  Stay on Route One North (which is also called Jefferson Davis Highway) for approximately six miles.  Stay on Route One North until you get to 23rd Street in Crystal City, VA.  Make a left onto 23rd Street
– go one block and make a right onto Eads Street.  Take Eads Street to Army/Navy Drive(about 10 blocks).  Make a right onto Army/Navy Drive.  The hotel is on the right hand side.