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Events & Activities

Live Music by Purple Isn’t Six!

Join us at Alexandria Earth Day for a live performance by the local band Purple Isn’t Six

The five man band out of Alexandria, Virginia, though mostly teens-the oldest is 20-has been collaborating and performing together since 2011. Manager, Daniel Beard, performs most of the vocals for the group while backed by fellow guitarist George Rhodes, bassist Nick Fernandez, drummer Johnathan Ibarra, and Emmanuel Barfield on the keyboard. This energetic group performs a combination set of classic rock covers and original work. Influenced heavily by Green Day, the Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, the Black Keys, Queen, and the Rolling Stones these guys produce a sound that resonates with fans of all ages. Since meeting in high school, the bandmates have performed a number of local gigs and charity shows. On New Year’s Eve the band rang in 2015 by taking stage in a battle of the bands at Alexandria’s First Night Celebration where they were an instant favorite with listeners and judges alike. Most recently, they were seen performing in support of the “Rock against Hunger” in Alexandria and at Herndon’s Mellow Mushroom.

The Return of the Upcycling Showcase! 

Take the lead and join us at the Alexandria Earth Day Event by showing what you can do in our Upcycle Showcase.  Write a poem, make an outfit or create a piece of art!  These are just a few of the things that you can do.  ACPS schools are working through their School Steward for participation in the event.  Download the 2015 It’s Your Turn to Lead! Guidelines. Note: Submission for the 2015 show is closed.

Remember, It’s Your Turn to Lead!

Calling all Scouts and kids of all ages! - Get involved and Earn a Merit Badge

2015 Alexandria Earth Day Badge Program

ACTion Alexandria Green Ideas Challenge!

Starting on March 2, ACTion Alexandria is asking for your ideas for making Alexandria a greener, more sustainable place to live, work, and play. Submitted ideas will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and the winning ideas will be awarded up to $2000 in grant money from the Dominion Foundation.

You will be able to submit your ideas from March 2 to April 3 at ACTion Alexandria Then tell your friends to support your idea from April 4-April 12. Winners will be announced at the Alexandria Earth Day Celebration!

Call for Community Events

If your organization would like to sponsor an event in the month of April as a tie in to Earth Day, send a detailed description with name, date time and location to Natasha.andersen@gmail.com to be included on our Community Events Calendar.


    1108 Jefferson St.
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    703.746.4343
    Fax: 703.838.6344
    Email: Information

    Office Hours
    Monday-Friday
    8 am - 5 pm

    James B. Spengler
    Director
    703.746.5500
    james.spengler@alexandriava.gov