Directions to the Singing Locations of the
2024 Potomac River Shape Note Singing Convention

Saturday, April 6 at Episcopal Church of the Ascension Parish Hall in Silver Spring, MD 633 Sligo Ave, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. The Parish Hall is the yellow-orange wing to the right of the stone church building. It is wheelchair-accessible. As the church has no parking lot, park on the streets (free) or park in the lot of the East Silver Spring Elementary School at 631 Silver Spring Ave. This school is on the street immediately north of and parallel to Sligo Ave. Reach it by turning from Sligo Ave. onto Schrider St. (not one-way Carroll Lane) and go one block to Silver Spring Ave. The rear of the church's Parish Hall has an entrance (with sign) on Silver Spring Ave. just across from the school. It is not certain that this rear entrance will be open during the convention. There may be a walk along the Parish Hall to quickly go to the front. The church is a one-mile walk from the Silver Spring Metro Station and is accessible by bus and bikeshare.

Sunday, April 7 at Lacey Woods Park (rear picnic shelter), 1200 N George Mason Dr, Arlington, VA 22205 Lacey Woods Park is bordered on the east side by N. George Mason Dr. and on the west side by N. Frederick St. The park's official address is 1200 N. George Mason Dr. There are three entrances to the park on N. George Mason Dr. The middle entrance, which has stairs and a railing, is closest to the picnic shelter and has an approximate GPS address of 1120 N. George Mason Dr. The northernmost entrance is ADA-accessible. It is near the Washington Blvd. intersection and next to the playground and restroom building. It has a GPS address of approximately 1220 N. George Mason Dr. There is one ADA-accessible parking space next to this entrance. From this entrance, the picnic shelter is reached by a paved sidewalk with no steps. There is ample street parking on the side of the street next to the park. As this is a four-lane divided street, it is best to approach the park from the north side and drive south on N. George Mason Dr. in order drop off passengers and to park your car on the side of the street where the main park entrances are; otherwise you would need to walk unsafely across the street, which lacks a nearby marked pedestrian crosswalk. (There is additional street parking and a handicapped-accessible entrance on N. Frederick St. on the west side of the park, where there is a driveway entrance located at around 1201 N Frederick St.) There is no visitor parking inside the park itself. The park is accessible by Metro; it is a one-mile walk from the Ballston-MU station on the Orange and Silver lines. Nearby bus stops are shown on the Car-Free Near Me website.

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