Events

Upcoming Events

George Mason University welcomes you to Mason Square Plaza for dynamic weekly programming and ongoing special events, open to the entire Mason and greater Arlington community. All are welcome and invited to participate in these free activities. Make sure to join our Game Social everyday at 12 and our Craft Social at 3 PM Monday-Friday.

Join us for our summer schedule – all events are free and open to the public starting June 6 through August 19, 2022.

Every Monday: Yappy Hour on the Plaza

Bring your pup and get to know the Arlington community at Mason Square! Bring your furry friends and get your paws on some doggie treats, puppachinos, toys, belly rubs, and more! It’s time to paw-ty!

Every week on Mondays: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • June 6
  • June 13
  • June 27
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 1
  • August 8
  • August 15

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

 

Every Monday: MMA HIIT Class with Coach Reza

Coach Reza will teach a free 60-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout. This workout uses a variety of body weight exercises that are easy to modify and accessible to all fitness levels.

Every week on Mondays: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • June 6
  • June 13
  • June 27
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 1
  • August 8
  • August 15

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

Every Tuesday: Summer Dancing Nights

Experience the joy of dance with 60 minute led dance instruction with Ava Dance Company and Ferocity Dance Company. Open to all levels and ages – no experience required! Bring friends, family, water on hot days, and enjoy dancing on the Plaza at Mason Square!

Every Tuesdays: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • July 12 – Hip Hop with AVA Dance Company
  • July 19 – Bachata Night with Ferocity Dance Company
  • July 26 – Salsa Night with Ferocity Dance Company
  • August 2 – Hip Hop with AVA Dance Company
  • August 9 – Bachata Night with Ferocity Dance Company
  • August 16 – Hip Hop with AVA Dance Company
  • August 30 – Salsa Night with Ferocity Dance Company

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

Every Wednesday: Movement & Self Mastery with Coach Reza

Join Coach Reza for a unique fusion class designed to help you learn how to cultivate your energy. Exercises will involve, TaiChi, Qigong, yoga, breath work, mindfulness, meditation, concentration, posture development, low impact cardio, calisthenics and more! All levels welcome.

Every week on Wednesday: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29
  • July 6
  • July 13
  • July 20
  • July 27
  • August 3
  • August 10
  • August 17

Meditation helps support habit changes, reduce stress, and improve sleep quality. Discover the benefits of meditation and live a happier life with a just few minutes a day. All are welcome to join Jade from Honest Soul Yoga as she leads weekly guided meditation sessions on the Plaza.

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

Every Thursday: Flow Yoga with Mind the Mat

Mind the Mat’s mission is to uplift each other and connect through movement. Join Mind the Mat for Flow Yoga: a class that incorporates energetic movement through a series of yoga postures, by which the participant experiences a sense of fluid physical motion. Bring your yoga mat and water bottle, and be ready to go with the FLOW. All levels welcome.

Every week on Thursdays: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

  • June 9
  • June 16
  • June 23
  • June 30
  • July 7
  • July 14
  • July 21
  • July 28
  • August 4
  • August 11
  • August 18

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

Every Friday: Looking for MATES? A Chess Social Event

If you’re looking for a casual game of chess in a fun outdoor atmosphere, look no further! Want to learn how or brush up on your chess skills? Chess instructor, Ronin, will be on hand to give tips and share strategies.

Every week on Fridays: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • June 17
  • June 24
  • July 1
  • July 8
  • July 15
  • July 22
  • July 29
  • August 5
  • August 12
  • August 19

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

Every Friday: Pathway To Inner Peace & Enlightenment with Coach Reza

The Pathway To Inner Peace & Enlightenment class is designed to strengthen the Mind, Body, Spirit Connection through low impact cardio exercises that focus on strength, flexibility & breathwork.

Every week on Fridays: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

  • June 10
  • June 17
  • June 24
  • July 1
  • July 8
  • July 15
  • July 22
  • July 29
  • August 5
  • August 12
  • August 19

Van Meter Plaza at Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201)

Upcoming Special Events

Outdoor Cinema at Mason Square

Kick off the summer with George Mason University’s Cinema at Mason Square outdoor movie series! Bring your family and friends, a blanket, lawn chairs and snacks for a fun evening movie watching event. This event is free and open to the public. Free popcorn provided!

June 24 – Moana – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/349786339357

July 15 – The Goonies – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/350588037257

August 19 – My Cousin Vinny – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/350615669907

Art of Mindfulness Summer Series

Bring your inner artist and get creative at Mason Square! Art is a natural way to practice mindfulness. In this outdoor painting workshop series, you will learn the fundamental approach to channeling emotions through guided meditation while creating a personal 2-D artwork. We’ll start with a mindful drawing warm-up and then learn color mixing and painting basics. No experience required and all are welcome to join the fun!

Wednesday, June 22: Noon-1:30 PM

Friday, July 22: 5:00-6:30 PM

Friday, August 11: 5:00-6:30 PM

RSVP today: go.gmu.edu/artatmason

Check out our Mason360 page and register for events today!

Past Event Resources:

Graduate and Professional Student Networking & Etiquette Dinner