FIRST THURSDAY, Del Ray's monthly street festival, takes place Thursday, July 7 from 6pm to dusk, with the theme "Red, White & Blue." The event takes place along Mount Vernon Avenue and features live music from Mars Rodeo, themed activities, and more at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (located at the intersection of Mount Vernon Ave. and Oxford Ave.) The event is free and open to all.
Participants are urged to bring new single or queen size sheets, new towel sets, new pillows, cleaning supplies, or grocery gift cards (in $10-$25 increments) to benefit New Hope Housing, a part of the City's effort to ensure that there are no homeless veterans in Alexandria. Donations can be dropped off at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square. To view their Amazon wish list and ship an item directly to New Hope, click here. For more information on New Hope Housing, visit www.newhopehousing.org.
We need cakes and cupcakes for a game of Musical Cakes -- a favorite tradition during our July First Thursday! Cakes or cupcakes need to be delivered to Pat Miller Neighborhood Square by 6pm on Thursday, July 7 and should be packaged in disposable packaging (you will not get your plate back). Click here to sign up. If you have any questions, please email Pat Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month's First Thursday is co-sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association and The Jen Walker Team. RAIN DATE, IF NEEDED: THURSDAY, JULY 14.Held the first Thursday 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.