Exciting Renovations are Underway… update
We are currently in Phase Two of the renovation which includes retiling the lobby area, the construction of additional restroom space in the hallway of the Bodzin Art Gallery, as well as the creation of a new lobby entrance to the Adult Lounge.
The adult lounge is nearly complete. The work has included: removing the built-in shelves, constructing built-in storage for tables and chairs, relocating the projection screen, laying new carpet, installing new doors to the room off the lobby.
Work on the men's bathroom continues. We anticipate that both bathrooms in the hall will be closed for demolition on Monday, December 29 and remain closed as the work continues. The plan calls for the men's bathroom to reopen on, or around Tuesday, January 6 and the women's bathroom will continue to be constructed.
Courtesy of an unexpected plumbing problem that flooded the gallery hall (unrelated to the construction), much of that carpet was removed and will remain so until both bathrooms are complete.
As the project continues, we will keep you updated on its status. Please know that our most important goal throughout this process is to maximize safety and minimize inconvenience for all of our members. We welcome your feedback or questions along the way, and thank you in advance for your patience during this phase of our growth.
We are excited to announce new additions to our mishpacha (family)!
NV Rides Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Gina Cocomello comes to NV Rides with over 20 years of development and community relations experience. Gina was the 2010 Chairman, Board of Directors for the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce where she also served as the Chair of the Nonprofit Committee for 4 years. She is a former Board member of the Bite Me Cancer Foundation and continues to serve on their Advisory Council. Outside of work, she also volunteers her time and skills for several community organizations. Gina says, "I truly believe in giving back to the community where I live and work.”
Originally from New York, Gina has lived in Northern Virginia long enough to consider this area her hometown. She lives in Fairfax with her husband David Patterson. Gina and her husband enjoy attending Community Theater in Northern Virginia and when they travel. Gina a former pottery student collects contemporary American handcrafted pottery.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Samantha Brown joins the Community Engagement team with enthusiasm and creativity in event planning and design and is driven by building collaboration within the Jewish Community locally and world-wide. She previously held multiple board positions, including BEECC Parents’ Association President and Fundraising Chair, and synagogue Membership Chair at Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon. More recently she was on the Parents’ Association board of The Mannaseh Meyer Jewish Day School in Singapore. In both roles she planned small and large-scale events that fostered a “feel-good” moment in helping the greater community, celebrating holidays together or participating in active learning.
Additionally, for 15 years Sam has produced artwork for a wide range of organizations from cutting-edge urban street wear apparel companies to the conservative United States government. She has worked with corporations such as Liz Claiborne, but is just as adept at working with start-ups that use her art to brand their new business.
Outside of her career goals she and her husband, Michael, have been raising 3 beautiful daughters. They spent the past two years living in Singapore and traveling around southeast Asia and have lived in every state from New York to Virginia.