Alexandria is shutting down vehicular access to a number of its roadways Thursday, as residents are expected to turn out in droves in support of George Floyd and a number of African Americans who have died at the hands of the police throughout the country.
A number of new events have also been planned in Alexandria in the days ahead. Today from 4-7 p.m., a march is planned from George Washington Middle School along King Street to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Traffic is being cleared for pedestrians, and drivers are being advised to avoid the area.
Rolling road closures may be necessarily for a peaceful march today from 4-7pm. Planned route includes GW Middle School, Old Town, Masonic Memorial. Avoid areas unless participating. Call/text 911 only when someone needs immediate police, fire or emergency medical assistance.
— AlexandriaVAGov (@AlexandriaVAGov) June 4, 2020
There is also a planned vigil tonight at Charles Houston Recreation Center at 7 p.m. Participants will gather in the parking lot and walk to the front of the building and pray, have a moment of silence and listen to community leaders. No roadways will be shut down for the event.
On Friday at 7 p.m., Tenants & Workers United are scheduled to hold a Vigil for George Floyd and Other Victims of Police Brutality in Arlandria. No roadways will be shut down for the event.
“Let’s join in solidarity with our Black community,” notes the TWU Facebook post. “Please bring a candle, poster, or other tribute to honor the lives lost at the hands of police. We will gather in the parking lot behind TWU’s building at 3801 Mount Vernon Avenue.”
Additionally, on Saturday there will be a peace walk at Ewald Park, which is at the intersection of Duke Street and Wheeler Avenue. The walk was organized by teen Alexandria siblings, who will start walking at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. with a “Cha-Cha Slide” dance with Alexandria Police, according to The Zebra. It is not clear if any roadways will be shut down for the event.
Earlier this week, community leaders conducted an online discussion on racial inequities in Alexandria, and that same day hundreds gathered outside police headquarters where Police Chief Mike Brown and his staff stood with demonstrators at an #EndWhiteSilence vigil.
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Preschool, a play-based, half-day preschool in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria has limited openings for the ’23-’24 school year.
- 18 month old – Kindergarten classes
- Full day Kindergarten option (3 days/week)
- Early Care
- Transportation (ages 3+)
- Weekly Field Trips (ages 3+)
- Financial Aid available
Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.
Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.
Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts.
You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.
Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour
The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.