City of Alexandria Announces Holiday Week Schedule of Services for George Washington Day, February 19

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City of Alexandria Announces Holiday Week Schedule of Services for George Washington Day, February 19

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2018

All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, in observance of George Washington Day.  The following list includes schedule information for other City facilities and partner agencies.

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will not be collected on Monday,  February 19. Collection services will be delayed by one day during the week of February 19. The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Center (3225 Colvin St.) will be closed on February 19.

Animal Shelter: The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter will be open on Monday, February 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with visiting hours beginning at noon.

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 on February 19.

Historic Alexandria: On February 19, the Lyceum will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Friendship Firehouse Museum, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will offer free admission from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All other Historic Alexandria facilities will be closed. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/Historic or call 703.746.4554.

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; the adult protective services hotline at 1.888.832.3858; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.

Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches and the Alexandria Law Library (520 King St.) will be closed on February 19.

Parking:  The Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions for metered spaces, residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits, on February 19. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces, and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no parking zones, loading zones, or spaces for persons with disabilities).  Temporary no-parking signs will be enforced on February 19.

Recreation and Arts Centers: On February 19, the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility (3210 King St.) will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.) will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the Torpedo Factory Art Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All other City recreation and arts centers will be closed on February 19. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed on February 19.

State Offices: The Alexandria Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, the Alexandria Circuit Court, the Alexandria General District Court, and the Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (520 King St.) will be closed on February 19. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Office at 2681 Mill Rd. will also be closed on February 19.

Transit: On Monday, February 19, the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) bus service will operate on a Saturday schedule. The free King Street Trolley will operate on its regular schedule, every 10 to 15 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., between the King Street Metro Station and the Potomac River Waterfront.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/102140.

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