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Holiday Happenings

Happy 268th Alexandria

July 10, 2017

The City of Alexandria celebrated its 268th birthday and the nation’s 241st birthday on Saturday at Oronoco Bay Park.

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July 4th Road Closures

July 3, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department, Virginia State Police, United States Park Police, and the Virginia Department of Transportation will close several roadways on Tuesday, July 4th.  These closures are designed to facilitate the safe passage of large crowds for the Independence Day events and fireworks. 

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City Of Alexandria To Hold Annual USA And City Birthday Celebration On July 8

July 1, 2017

The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 268th and the USA’s 241st birthday on Saturday, July 8, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.) located at the Potomac River between Fairfax, Pendleton, and Madison Streets.

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July 4th SoberRide Campaign Launched To Deter DUI In Metro Area

June 30, 2017

Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over a third (36%) of all U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers, free Lyft rides will be offered to deter impaired driving throughout the Washington-metropolitan area on Independence Day, July 4. Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program, the 2017 Independence Day SoberRide® program will be in operation beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4 and continue until 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

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DASH Independence Day Holiday Schedule

June 29, 2017

DASH will operate on a Sunday schedule on Independence Day Schedule.  New trolley hours begin July 9.

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Metro Announces July 4 Service Plan; Rail System To Close At Midnight

June 27, 2017

Metrorail will remain open until midnight on Tuesday, July 4, providing an additional half hour of service for customers returning from festivities on the National Mall and around the region. During daytime hours, trains will operate at Saturday service levels (every 12 minutes on each line) until about 6 p.m., at which time service will ramp up to rush-hour service levels before and after the fireworks. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metro-operated facilities.

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City Of Alexandria Announces Schedule Of Services For 2017 Independence Day Holiday

June 27, 2017

The City Of Alexandria announced the schedule of services for the 2017 Independence Day holiday. All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Information for other City facilities and partner agencies is provided here.

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Alexandria Remembers Those Who Died In Service To America

May 31, 2017

The Friends of Rocky Versace held Alexandria’s Memorial Day commemoration on Monday at the Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center. The memorial pays tribute to Captain Versace and the 67 Alexandrians who gave their lives in Vietnam.

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DASH & King Street Trolley Memorial Day Schedule: May 29

May 24, 2017

On Memorial Day Monday, May 29 DASH bus will operate on a Sunday schedule in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. DASH Administrative Offices will be closed.

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City Of Alexandria Announces Schedule Of Services For 2017 Memorial Day Holiday

May 23, 2017

The City of Alexandria released the schedule of services for the 2017 Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29. All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The list includes schedule information for other City facilities and partner agencies.

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