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Memorial Day Jazz Festival

The City will host the annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival on Monday, May 30, beginning at 1 p.m. at Waterfront Park, located at 1A Prince St. The festival features a variety of talented and diverse styles of jazz throughout the day. Admission is free.

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Metro SafeTrack Updates

SafeTrack is an initiative of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which operates the MetroRail, MetroBus, and MetroAccess system. The focus of SafeTrack is a work plan to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system to improve safety and reliability.

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Fight the Bite!

One of the aftermaths of heavy rainfall is an increase in the mosquito population. Fight the bite! Minimize mosquito breeding by eliminating standing water around your home or business. Protect yourself from insect bites by covering up or applying repellent. 

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Interim Fitzgerald Square Project

The City plans to create an “interim” public plaza at the foot of King Street until construction begins on the permanent park envisioned in the City’s Waterfront Plan. The plaza will encompass the City-owned properties of 1 & 2 King Street, and the existing King Street Park, totaling about one...

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SOHO Mentor Recruitment

Creative mentoring programs Space of Her Own and Space of His Own are seeking mentors for the 2016-2017 school year, beginning next September. If you are hardworking, dedicated, and eager to help a child in need, we want to hear from you! 

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Provide Input on Waterfront Design Common Elements

The City is seeking public input on the design guidelines for the Waterfront implementation common elements, which are the standard materials, fixtures, elements, and applications that unify the design and appearance of the Waterfront and set it within the context of Old Town.

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Civil War Kids Drill Day

A Civil War Kids Drill Day will be held at Fort Ward on Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids ages 9 to 12 will learn about soldiers' uniform and equipment, Manual of Arms and drill with a Civil War reenactor. 

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Alexandria City Council Adopts Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

By a 6-0 vote on May 5, the Alexandria City Council adopted a $678.5 million General Fund Operating Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, and an All Funds budget of $840.3 million, which represent increases over the current year of 4.5% and 1.9%, respectively. FY 2017 begins on July 1, 2016.

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