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New Patrick Henry School and Recreation Center Opens

The new Patrick Henry School and Patrick Henry Neighborhood Recreation Center officially opened their doors on January 22, after 18 months of construction to expand and modernize the school and recreation facilities.

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Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week

Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week begins January 18-27, and will showcase the inventiveness of local chefs from participating restaurants in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and Eisenhower, and the West End. 

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Resources for Federal Workers

As the partial federal government shutdown continues, the City of Alexandria offers resources and information to assist federal employees and contractors who are furloughed or working without pay.

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City Officials Warn of Danger Posed by Concentrated Opioids

The City of Alexandria has responded to four suspected opioid overdoses in the last 72 hours, including two fatalities.

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Winter Weather Preparedness

Responding to winter weather events is a top priority. Learn how the City prepares, and get familiar with Alexandria’s Snow Plan, Winter Weather Emergency System, and snow removal priorities.

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Landmark Mall Re-Planning Process Community Workshop

Want to help shape the transformation at Landmark Mall? Be a part of the process by attending a community workshop on Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Hermitage. Can't make it in person? Watch and participate live online.  

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Vote for Alexandria’s 1858 Hose Carriage to Receive Conservation Grant

The 19th-century vehicle, named one of the Virginia Association of Museum’s “Top 10 Endangered Artifacts,” is eligible for a state conservation grant. Vote once per day now through January 31.

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Mental Health First Aid Training

For adults in Alexandria seeking to understand and assist those affected by mental illness, there are training opportunities available. Register for the next Mental Health First Aid Training on Saturday, January 26, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., at the Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.)....

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City Accepting Applications for Spring Academy Sessions

Learn more about your City government! Alexandria’s diverse academy programs are accepting applications for spring 2019 sessions. Programs are designed to inform, engage and educate the community about local government operations. 

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City Adopts WasteSmart Strategic Plan

On January 12, City Council adopted WasteSmart, a comprehensive, 20-year strategic plan that will ensure that Alexandria’s sustainable resource recovery program remains safe, effective, efficient, and environmentally sound in the coming decades.

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Amazon HQ2 and Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Amazon HQ NOVA will locate in National Landing, which encompasses parts of Pentagon City, Crystal City, and Potomac Yard. Virginia Tech will develop a revolutionary Innovation Campus in National Landing, within walking distance of the new Potomac Yard Metro Station. 

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