Events & Activities
Live Music by Fuse Box!
Join us at Alexandria Earth Day, Saturday, April 26, for a live performance by the local band Fuse Box – five local guys in their mid-teens who are already accomplished musicians and veterans of the DC-area club scene.
The Fuse Box EP combines powerhouse, guitar-driven rock‘n’roll with songwriting that is musically and lyrically sophisticated, a unique mixture that has won fans who range from ‘tweens to Baby Boomers.
Though all five of Fuse Box’s members are still in high school – the oldest is 17 – they’ve been a working band for more than four years. They’ve played everything from private-school parties to biker bars. And they’ve won the respect of veteran DC rockers like The Gypsy Sons, who asked Fuse Box to open for them when they celebrated the release of their most recent CD.
Fuse Box was named Fan Favorite in the Washington Area Music Association’s annual Wammie Awards competition February 16, finishing first among all performers and groups. Fuse Box was also a finalist in the Best New Artist category.
The Return of the Upcycling Showcase!
We are excited to announce the return of the “Upcycling Showcase” which has been the heart of Alexandria Earth Day in recent years. The showcase will feature Alexandria students’ artistic interpretation of Earth Day through poems, fashion, visual arts, music, and dance!
ACTion Alexandria Green Ideas Challenge!
Starting on April 22, 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 April 22 (Earth Day!) to May 9 at www.actionalexandria.org/greenideas. Then tell your friends to support your idea from May 10-May 23!
Winners will be announced in early June.
Environmental Policy Commission Invites Citizens to Participate in One or More of Three Environmental Challenges Below
Alexandria's Earth Day celebration is coming up this spring, and you're invited! We'd like you to join us in taking part--whether you attend in person on April 26 or not--in one or more of three ways.
All entries received before April 25 will be entered into a drawing for environmentally-related prizes at Ben Brenman on Earth Day!
Join your friends and neighbors in making Alexandria an Eco-City!
Earth Day Tree Sale
The City Alexandria’s Park Operations and Natural Resources Division will hold a tree sale on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr. The goal of the sale is to promote the preservation of the Alexandria’s tree canopy by encouraging the planting of trees on private property throughout the City.
Residents can reserve trees for purchase in advance through Wednesday, April 23. No deposit is necessary. To reserve a tree, call the Park Operations and Natural Resources Division Office at 703.746.5499 or email email@example.com. When reserving your trees, please provide your name, telephone number, and the type and quantities of the tree that you plan to purchase.