Calendar of Events

List of Calendar Events

Date    TimeEvent
Apr 28, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
Apr 29, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
May 1, 2018 Tue 7:00 PMPreservation Incentives: Easements and Tax Credits
Hear from state and national experts on how key preservation incentives can be valuable tools.
May 2, 2018 Wed 6:30 PMRoute 1 South Housing Affordability Strategy Event
An open house will be held from 6:30 to 7 to provide an opportunity for questions one on one with staff. The community meeting will start at 7 pm with a presentation from staff followed by an opportunity to provide feedback. Translation services and child care will be provided, and transportation services are provided upon request. This event will ...
May 4, 2018 Fri 6:00 PMFirst Friday: “Taste of Cinco de Mayo”
Plan to bring your family to First Friday: “Taste of Cinco de Mayo” at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. on Friday, May 4. The evening will be showcase Mexican music food, music and dance. Mexican culinary delights start your evening sponsored by local restaurants. Food sponsors to date are El Tipico, El Paso, Los Tios Grill, Los Toltecos, ...
May 5, 2018 Sat 9:00 AMAttics and Alleys Tour
In honor of National Preservation Month, explore spaces not normally open to the public at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall, and the Apothecary Museum.
May 5, 2018 Sat 9:00 AMAll-Ages Scavenger Hunt in Old Town
Hit the streets and alleys of Old Town to look for architectural features and clues to our past.
May 5, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
May 5, 2018 Sat 6:30 PMCarlyle House Chocolate and Wine Tasting
What goes better with wine than chocolate? Join Potomac Chocolate on the Magnolia Terrace for an evening of locally made chocolates paired with delicious wines.
May 6, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: An Outlandish Tour
Learn about the role of 18th century female healers on this tour that focuses on the herbal medicines featured in Diana Gabaldon’s celebrated Outlander series of novels.
May 6, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
May 7, 2018 Mon 7:00 PMHuman Rights Commission - Executive Committee
Executive Committee meeting
May 8, 2018 Tue 9:00 AMFallen Officer Wreath Laying Ceremony
In honor of National Police Week, the Alexandria Retired Police, Fire and Sheriff Association, the Police Department, and the Sheriff’s Office will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the fallen law enforcement officer memorial at Waterfront Park.
May 9, 2018 Wed 8:00 AMHistorical Restoration & Preservation Commission
Regular Meeting
May 10, 2018 Thu 5:30 PMSpecial Tour of the Murray-Dick-Fawcett House
Enjoy touring this 18th-century house, recently purchased and now owned and operated by the City of Alexandria.
May 12, 2018 Sat 9:00 AMAttics and Alleys Tour
In honor of National Preservation Month, explore spaces not normally open to the public at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall, and the Apothecary Museum.
May 12, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
May 13, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMSOLD OUT-Apothecary Geek Tour
Learn about the real world botanical science that inspired the potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and make your own magical sleeping potion!
May 13, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFree Mother’s Day Tours at the Apothecary Museum
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is pleased to offer free tours on Mother’s Day for all visiting mothers!
May 13, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
May 13, 2018 Sun 2:30 PMMother’s Day Tea
Treat your mother, grandmother, or special woman in your life to an elegant afternoon tea. Relax in the beautiful setting of our Magnolia Terrace and enjoy personalized tableside service and scrumptious food catered by Calling Card Events for an unforgettable day.
May 15, 2018 Tue 7:30 AMWaterfront Commission Meeting
Regular Monthly Meeting
May 15, 2018 Tue 7:00 PMHuman Rights Commission - Full Commission
Regular monthly meeting
May 15, 2018 Tue 7:00 PMHistoric Alexandria Resources Commission
Regular Meeting
May 19, 2018 Sat 9:00 AMAttics and Alleys Tour
In honor of National Preservation Month, explore spaces not normally open to the public at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall, and the Apothecary Museum.
May 19, 2018 Sat 9:00 AMLike New Again: How to Clean and Remove Paint
Join local masonry experts to learn how to successfully clean and remove flaking and peeling paint from masonry surfaces.
May 19, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
May 20, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
May 21, 2018 Mon 7:30 PMPublic Records Advisory Commission
Regular meeting
May 21, 2018 Mon 8:00 PMConformable to that of the Waters
Conformable to that of the Waters: Cultural Confluence in the Decorative Arts of Early Kentucky with Daniel Ackerman
May 23, 2018 Wed 7:30 PMExploring the Covert Capital
Dr. Andrew Friedman’s Covert Capital is a cultural and spatial history that chronicles how the CIA and other “national security” institutions created domestic space around their own headquarters in Northern Virginia and abroad.
May 26, 2018 Sat 9:00 AMAttics and Alleys Tour
In honor of National Preservation Month, explore spaces not normally open to the public at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall, and the Apothecary Museum.
May 26, 2018 Sat 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
May 27, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFreedom House Museum open
See a powerful exhibit in the basement of the building, which was once part of a larger complex used by the slave trading firm Franklin and Armfield. Through first-person accounts of enslaved men and women and details from the business, encounter the harsh reality of the domestic slave trade and Alexandria's role.
May 28, 2018 Mon 1:00 PM41st Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival
41st Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival featuring a variety of Jazz Performers, including the U. S. Navy Band Commodores with Big Band sound as the opening performance followed by Encantada featuring Julie Mack, with Brazilian Jazz; Project Natale, with Infused Jazz; The Rick Whitehead Trio, with contemporary jazz and ending with The Village Jazz Band, ...
Jun 2, 2018 Sat 9:00 AMClean the Bay Day
In conjunction with the 30th annual Clean the Bay Day, the City is hosting a cleanup at Oronoco Bay Park on June 2 from 9 am to 11 am.
Jun 7, 2018 Thu 7:00 PMLecture: The Decision to Go
By Dr. Aaron George, Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Sponsored by the Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee.
Jun 10, 2018 Sun 11:00 AMApothecary Geek Tour: Behind the Scenes
If the regular 30 minute tour of the Apothecary Museum just isn’t enough, this is the tour for you! This one-hour tour spends more time in the historic retail shop and laboratory of the old apothecary, and is led by an expert Apothecary Museum guide.
Jun 17, 2018 Sun 1:00 PMFree Father’s Day Tours at the Apothecary Museum
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is pleased to offer free tours on Father’s Day for all visiting fathers!
Jul 7, 2018 Sat 7:00 PMUSA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration
Event to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the USA and the 269th birthday of the City of Alexandria, featuring entertainment, cannon salute during the 1812 Overture, food and beverage sales, and grand Finale fireworks at 9:30. Come celebrate at the biggest party in the City! NOTE: Event Times may change.
Feb 18, 2019 Mon 11:00 AMParade Day Open House
Enjoy the annual George Washington parade and tour the tavern for FREE!

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