First Thursday: Red, White, and Blue -- Outdoor events cancelled

  • July 13, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Along Mt. Vernon Avenue


    Due to extreme heat in the forecast, the OUTDOOR activities scheduled for First Thursday: Red, White & Blue will be CANCELLED.  

    Dr. Seuss books purchased for United Through Reading can be dropped off on the front porch at 110 E. Del Ray Avenue (located next to the parking lot behind St. Elmo's Coffee Pub.  United Through Reading offers service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to children at home which eases the stress of separation, maintains positive emotional connections, and cultivates a love of reading and early childhood literacy.

     Del Ray's retailers and restaurants provide the ideal break from the heat.  The following restaurants and retailers are proud to offer a discount for those serving in the military and our veterans on Thursday, June 13 from 6pm to 9pm, as originally scheduled:


  • Bombay Curry Company (2607 Mount Vernon Ave -- Buy one entree receive a second entree free with Military ID; dine-in only
  • Del Ray Cafe (205 E. Howell Ave.) -- 10% discount - food only with Military ID
  • Dolce & Bean (2003a Mount Vernon Ave.): 15% discount on sweets and treats for military, veterans and first responders and their families during the entire month of July!
  • Evening Star Cafe (2000 Mount Vernon Ave): 15% off of food only with a military ID.
  • Fireflies Restaurant (1501 Mount Vernon Avenue) -- 10% discount - food only with Military ID, $3 draft beers for all!
  • Junction Bakery & Bistro (1508 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- Complimentary select dessert with Military ID
  • Lena’s Wood-fired Pizza & Tap (401 E Braddock Rd) -- 10% discount - food only with Miltary ID
  • Northside 10 (10 E Glebe Rd) -- 15% discount - food only with Military ID
  • Pork Barrel BBQ (2312 Mount Vernon Ave.) -  20% discount - food only with Military ID


  • Bellies & Babies (1913 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- 20% off with Military ID
  • Kiskadee (2205 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- 25% off new arrivals with Military ID
  • The Purple Goose (2005 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- 20% off with Military ID
  • Top it Off (1906 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- Free gift with purchase with Military ID


  • Studio Body Logic (2714 Mount Vernon Avenue) -- Studio Body Logic's NextStep Pilates program offers a series of ten free one-on-one sessions for military personnel and veterans who have been injured as a result of their service.  For more information, visit
  • Ease Yoga and Cafe: (3051 Mount Vernon Ave.) Five free yoga classes for students new to Ease Yoga; must be redeemed by Sept. 30, 2017.
  • Four Directions Wellness (2001 Mount Vernon Ave.): 10% off all individual sessions and upcoming Fall classes for all military and veterans; good through Oct. 31, 2017 with the code “gratitude”; visit for more information.
  • Podiatrist in Motion (2201 Mount Vernon Ave): Free family foot screenings for orthotics to active duty military and veterans with discounts on various orthotics; good July 22-29 by appointment only; call 703-879-5155

    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.   Join us on August 3 for First Thursday: Staycation.  For complete information, visit

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