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City Accepting PARK(ing) Day Applications

Permit applications are now being accepted for “parklets” — temporary parks located in parking spaces. On September 20, the City will celebrate PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide event promoting the importance of preserving and creating public open space in urban areas.  

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City Hosts 2nd Annual Africa FEST

Celebrate African heritage through dance, music, food, crafts and culture at this free community event. Participate in hands-on activities, sample traditional food, meet ambassadors and experience cultural demonstrations.   

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Alexandria’s Water System Partners Host Water Discovery Day

The City, AlexRenew and Virginia American Water will host the third annual Water Discovery Day on September 14. This free event features exhibitors, food vendors, activities, giveaways and games designed to inspire a deeper understanding of water, our planet’s most precious resource.

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Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week

Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week begins August 16-25, and will showcase the inventiveness of local chefs from participating restaurants in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and Eisenhower, and the West End. 

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Cool Off at City Pools

Cool off this summer at the Old Town Pool (1609 Cameron St.), Warwick Pool (3301 Landover St.), Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.), or the Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain.

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City Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial

The City invites the public to participate in the fifth anniversary of the dedication of Alexandria’s Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial (1001 S. Washington St.), September 13-15.

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City to Host Meeting on Equal Justice Initiative’s Community Remembrance Project

The City invites the public to attend the first of several community meetings about the Equal Justice Initiative Community Remembrance Project to memorialize the victims of lynchings in Alexandria.

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Loans Available to Residents and Businesses Impacted by July 8 Flooding

The U.S. Small Business Association will make low-interest disaster loans available to qualifying residents and business owners, to help recover from the July 8 storms and flooding. 

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