“Keep Your Distance and Wash Those Hands!”

“Keep Your Distance and Wash Those Hands!” By Lani Gering This is the first time since I started “helping” David and Bob with the Old Town Crier in November of 1994 that I have felt the need to editorially contribute something other than my normal assignments – ie Profiles, the Harbor section, etc. I have […]

Are You A Good Mother?

Are You A Good Mother?   What makes good mothers? It is a pertinent question whose answer cannot be contained within a few words. Mothers comprise of a bundle of emotions that sometimes defy reason. So this goes out to all the mothers who have kept awake all night with their sick toddlers in their […]

Legend of the Poppy

Compiled by Lani Gering In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago […]

COVID-19 and the April Issue

With the current situation with the COVID-19 virus all schedules events have been cancelled. We will post as we get information, in the meantime we encourage you to connect with the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association at: Web: VisitAlexandriaVA.com Blog: Blog.VisitAlexandriaVA.com Facebook: Facebook.com/VisitAlexandriaVA Twitter: Twitter.com/AlexandriaVA Instagram: Instagram.com/VisitAlexVA Hashtags: #visitALX Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel […]

Cherry Blossom Festival 2020

Cherry Blossom Festival 2020 March 20th – April 12th The National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the world’s great celebrations of spring. The 2020 Festival includes four weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org or call 877.44.BLOOM for more information, check […]

39th Annual Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fun Dog Show – March 7th

39th Annual Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fun Dog Show – March 7th WHAT: 39th Annual Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fun Dog Show Visitors and residents are invited to don their green and line King Street in Old Town Alexandria, VA to kick off the region’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the 39th Annual Alexandria St. Patrick’s […]

Leap Year 2020 – Pause. Reflect. Reset.

by Meg Mullery Leap Year 2020 – Pause. Reflect. Reset. An Irish legend identifies St. Brigid as an early feminist by her successful negotiation of a deal with St. Patrick allowing women to propose to men every four years. St. Brigid, weary of dudes making the life-altering decisions and then mansplaining them, attempted to introduce […]

Alexandria Celebrates George Washington’s Birthday With More Than 15 Events Throughout February

Alexandria Celebrates George Washington’s Birthday With More Than 15 Events Throughout February Thousands will join in the revelry for the 288th anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his adopted hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. The city celebrates the General’s birthday throughout the month of February with more than 15 festive events, including the George Washington Birthday […]

December 2019 Alexandria Events

Alexandria Events Dec 2019 FEATURED EVENTS 6TH & 7TH 49th Annual Campagna Center Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade  Parade is December 7th  at 11 a.m. Admission: Free for parade and Heather and Greens Sales; $180-$290 for Taste of Scotland; $40 for Holiday Home Tours Throughout Old Town 703-549-0111 Don’t miss Old Town Alexandria’s most spectacular holiday weekend. In 1749, the […]

December Alexandria Calendar of Events

Through December 31st “The Journey to be Free: Self-Emancipation and Alexandria’s Contraband Heritage” 10 am to 4 pm Admission: $3 Alexandria Black History Museum 902 Wythe Street 703-746-4356 alexandriava.gov/blackhistory Alexandria’s Black History Museum’s newest exhibition, The Journey to be Free: Self-Emancipation and Alexandria’s Contraband Heritage, highlights the history of Alexandria’s contraband population (those who escaped slavery) during […]