Directions to the Singing Location of the
2020 Potomac River Shape-Note Singing Convention

The Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department Fire House is at 3900 Lee Highway (U.S. Route 29), Arlington, VA 22207, at the intersection of N. Pollard St. It is one block east of a north-south thoroughfare named Military Rd. north of Lee Highway and N Quincy St. to the south of Lee Highway.

Driving Directions to the Fire House: If you are not familiar with the area, it is highly advisable to use a GPS and/or consult Google Maps for a good map and directions. The Fire House is on a major east-west thoroughfare (Lee Highway, Route 29) in a dense mixture of old and new commercial and residential buildings. Since singers will be coming from many directions, only general driving guidance can be given here, and one should use a GPS in one's car or on one's cell phone for the best route. Nevertheless, here are some recommendations:

Public Transportation to the Fire House: Fortunately one can reach the venue by a combination of Metrorail and the Arlington Transit (ART) bus 55. Use the WMATA Trip Planner. The only bus route running by the Fire House on weekends is apparently the ART route 55, which runs between the East Falls Church and Rosslyn Metro Stations (Orange and Silver lines) along Lee Highway, stopping within one block of the Fire House. The ART 55 buses run every 20 minutes of Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays. The Fire House is also 1.2 miles from the Ballston and Virginia Square Metro stations, but there appears to be no bus service from these stations to the Fire House on weekends. There is a Capital Bikeshare dock two blocks away at N. Monroe St. on the north side of Lee Highway.

Parking: There is no designated parking for the Fire House Hall. The management recommends street parking. Consider parking on the residential streets just south of the Fire House, observing signs. These streets include N. Pollard St., N. Oakland St., 20th St. N, 18th St. N, and N Quincy St. (Fortunately most of the homes have driveways for the residents' own cars.) The street with the most available spaces should be N. Quincy St., which is one block west of N Pollard St. One could also park on residential streets on the north side of Lee Highway, but that would require crossing busy Lee Highway to get to the Fire House. One should avoid parking in the lots for the stores on the north side of Lee Highway (including a large Safeway), since the parking spaces are marked for use only by patrons of those stores. (Some signs threaten car towing.)

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