First Thursday: Health and Healing

  • June 01, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Along Mt. Vernon Avenue


    During the June First Thursday, Del Ray highlights the wide variety of health, wellness, and healing opportunities in the neighborhood, with the the theme "Health And Healing." The monthly street festival takes place on June 1 from 6pm to dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue. The event is free and open to all.

    Free health and wellness classes will take place, plus live music, children's activities, the debut of a new interactive public art project, and more. 

     This month's featured nonprofit is the Fund For Alexandria's Child, which works to enhance the quality of life of foster children and children at risk of abuse and neglect.  Participants are urged to bring Target or grocery gift cards for this worthy cause; donations will be collected at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (at the intersection of Oxford & Mt. Vernon Ave).  

    A complete schedule of events follows; including information on registering for the free classes in advance:

Oxford & Mt.Vernon Ave
6pm: Opening Healing Vibes - Gong Vibrations, Ease Yoga
6pm: Healing Reading, Alexandria Library
6:15pm: Jump Rope Performance, MVCS students
6:30pm: Barre Class, Studio Body Logic; register here
7pm: Line Dance Performance, Cora Kelly Seniors
7:30pm: Hulu hoop performance, Mind The Mat
8pm: Closing meditation, Mind The Mat

Ongoing events at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square
Fund For Alexandria's Child, Featured non-profit
Violin Music, Erin Flynn
Breathing/Sleep Apnea Screening, Dental Excellence
Ambulance Tour, Alexandria Fire Department
Nutrition Conversation, Chrysalis Chiropractic 
Ear acupuncture, Acupuncture in Del Ray
Personal Growth Coaching, Richard Griffin Coaching
Essential Oils, Wise Light Wellness
Del Ray T-Shirt sales & information, Del Ray Business Association
Information booth, Friends of Guest House
Information Booth, Well Ray

2200 Block of Mt. Vernon Ave.
Fitness Interval Training, Fit4Mom; register here
6:30pm: Jump Rope Performance, MVCS students
6:45pm: Accessing Healing through Journaling Workshop, Del Ray Psych; register here.
6:45pm: Therapeutic Pilates, Mind The Mat; register here
7:15pm: Hula-hoop performance & play, Mind The Mat 

Ongoing events at the Bean Creative Field
"SOAR" -- an interactive art installation, We Live Big
Reiki, Four Directions Wellness

All activities are ongoing unless time indicated 

Ascend (2413 Mt. Vernon Ave)
Outdoor Spin Class, Ascend; 6:30-7:20pm 

United Bank (2401 Mt Vernon Ave)
Sunscreen wellness, Pediatrics Associates
Benefits of oral hygiene, Alexandria Children's Dentistry

Stomping Ground (2309 Mt. Vernon Ave)
Healthy Activities giveaways, Alexandria Sheriff’s Office

St. Elmo's Coffee Pub (2300 Mt. Vernon Ave)
Parkour, PK Move
Sand Tray for Kids, Parkhurst Associates

Bean Creative (201 E Del Ray Ave.)
Flags of Hope painting activity, DIY Del Ray

Core Wellness (2212 Mt Vernon Ave) 
Pelvic Floor workshop, Core Wellness

Neighborhood Pharmacy (2204 Mt. Vernon Ave)
Healthy Skin WaxingWaxing The City

VITAL Body & Mind (2201 Mt. Vernon Ave)
Chair massage, VITAL Body & Mind
Dr. Q&A, VITAL Body & Mind
Nutritional & Detox Q&A, Melissa McGlone

Counseling of Alexandria (2104 Mt. Vernon Ave) Compassion Listening Booth, Counseling of Alexandria

Just ASK Publications Lot (Mt. Vernon & Bellefonte Ave.) Cool Yoga with Maureen Clyne; 6:30-7pm; register here

Caliber Collision parking lot (1704 Mount Vernon Ave)
Bike Rodeo, Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee & Phoenix Bikes, Mt. Vernon Community School PTA

    This month's First Thursday is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association and Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga.

     Held the first Thursday of the month from April to September along Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, First Thursday is a series of free outdoor street festivals that bring the community together around a fun theme, benefiting a local nonprofit.  

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