Monday, February 18, 2013
The parade on Presidents Day in Old Town Alexandria drew a crowd to celebrate George Washington's 281st birthday.
The George Washington Birthday Parade in Old Town Alexandria celebrated George Washington's 281st birthday Monday. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s drew crowds to Old Town to watch the parade, which included local high school, military and other bands, politicians, police and fire officials, local group and businesses.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The free shuttle will run from the Eisenhower Metro to Prince and Washington streets on parade day.
The Alexandria Transit Company, also known as DASH, will provide free shuttle service to and from the George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria Monday. DASH will run a continuous, free shuttle from the Eisenhower Metrorail Station to Prince and Washington streets beginning at 11 a.m., with the last shuttle departing Prince and Washington streets at 4 p.m. to return to the Eisenhower Metro. The parade begins at 1 p.m. For more information about the parade, see the parade website. The DASH shuttle will not stop at the King Street Metrorail Station. For more information about what's going on in Alexandria, sign up for the Old Town Alexandria Patch daily email newsletter.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The City of Alexandria will be closed Monday for the holiday, but things will be hopping with the George Washington Birthday Parade and related festivities.
All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Monday in observance of George Washington’s Birthday—also known as Presidents Day. The following information was provided by the City of Alexandria: Trash and Recycling Collection: Due to Monday’s holiday, trash and recycling will be collected one day later than normal this week. Monday collection will occur Tuesday; Tuesday collection will occur Wednesday; Wednesday collection will occur Thursday; Thursday’s collection will occur Friday. Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.), the Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) and the Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will be closed. Hotlines: All emergency hotlines…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
George Washington Birthday Celebration organizers cancel mile race that usually takes place just prior to Monday's parade.
The organizers of the George Washington Birthday Celebration have canceled the Parade Mile Race. The one mile race historically occurs just prior to the start of the parade, which begins at 1 p.m. Race organizers said there were too few registrants to hold the race. The Washington Classic 10-K and 2-K Fun Run on Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. will go on as scheduled. For more information about Alexandria's George Washington Birthday celebration, see the event website.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Runners can choose from a 10-K, 2-K or the following day's Parade Mile route.
Registration is open for the George Washington 10K Race and 2K fun run, and for the Parade Mile race on Parade Day in Alexandria. The 10K race and 2K fun run will be Sunday, Feb. 17. The Parade Mile takes place before the George Washington’s Birthday Parade, Feb. 18. The Sunday events start at 8 a.m., and race headquarters is located at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria. The Parade Mile Monday allows fast runners to run the parade route at 12:30 p.m. just before the parade’s 1 p.m. start time. Runners should meet at the parade reviewing stand by City Hall in Old Town. Runners can register online.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A photo gallery of Monday's George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria.