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Meet The Author Event On Sunday, April 30 – Frederick Knops

April 21, 2017

ACT for Alexandria is hosting a "Meet the Author” event on April 30 for the new book: Historical Tours: Alexandria, Virginia: Walk the Path of America’s Founding Fathers by Frederick Knops.

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Texas A&M University To Conserve Alexandria’s 18th Century Ship

April 21, 2017

The City of Alexandria has awarded Texas A&M University’s Conservation Research Laboratory in College Station, Texas the contract to conserve the 18th century ship discovered by archaeologists during construction of the Hotel Indigo on the City’s historic waterfront.

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Free Lecture On Ramsey Homes Redevelopment Project On April 29

April 14, 2017

Genealogist and historian Char McCargo Bah explores the historical issues surrounding the controversial project to redevelop the Ramsey Homes in the historic Parker-Gray District of Alexandria as part of the Braddock East Master Plan. This lecture will be presented on Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

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“Hidden Heroes: African Americans, NASA And The Quest For The Final Frontier”

April 14, 2017

Join author, lecturer, and historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, to learn about the soaring story of the unheralded black men and women who were doctors, mathematicians, engineers, scientists, and astronauts who helped and are still helping advance America's race into space.

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Sheldon Scott: The Finest Amenities – A Site-Specific Performance And Exhibition

April 12, 2017

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts partners with Washington-based artist Sheldon Scott for the Finest Amenities, an immersive performance and installation inspired by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Scott’s performance of the Finest Amenities takes place on Sunday, April 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. In July and August, Scott will have a micro-exhibition in the New Project Studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center,

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Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Announces Finalists In Music Director Search

April 7, 2017

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra announces its finalists for its next Music Director. The four selected candidates will conduct and program four pairs of concerts during the ASO’s 2017-2018 season as their final audition.

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First Thursday Postponed To April 13

April 6, 2017

UPDATE: First Thursday scheduled for tonight in Del Ray has been postponed to April 13 due to the weather. The free street festival runs along Mount Vernon Avenue from 6 p.m. to dusk. The April event benefits Rebuilding Together Alexandria and participants are encouraged to bring donations.

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Canceled: Bagpiper Craig Weir And The Highland Divas Concert

April 4, 2017

Bagpiper Craig Weir And The Highland Divas Concert on the City Hall Stage on Wednesday, April 4 has been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control.

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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Hosts Hamilton Lecture April 19

March 31, 2017

Dr. Peter Henriques is not throwing away his shot! He will explore this critical event in American political life and one that has captivated millions on Broadway and beyond. Dr. Henriques, Professor Emeritus of History from George Mason University, will argue that Hamilton came to see Burr's challenge as a way to die a heroic death, secure his legacy, destroy Burr's political viability, and strike a blow at secession.

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Bagpiper Craig Weir and the Highland Divas Concert On April 4

March 30, 2017

Bagpiper Craig Weir and the Highland Divas Concert, April 4, 2017 on the City Hall Stage at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.

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