City of Alexandria to Host Workshops on Special Event Application Process

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City of Alexandria to Host Workshops on Special Event Application Process

For Immediate Release: September 23, 2019

The City of Alexandria invites the public to learn about the special event application, permit and review process at a series of free workshops beginning in October. A special event is a short-term activity that requires City services to ensure compliance with regulations, such as closing streets, using amplified sound, or providing exclusive access. Common examples include parades, festivals and races.

Staff from the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; the Department of Code Administration; the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services; and the Alexandria Health Department will explain how to apply for a special event permit, other types of permits required for an event, when to apply for permits, and event fees.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

  • October 8, 7-9 p.m., Patrick Henry Recreation Center (4653 Taney Ave.)
  • October 22, 7-9 p.m., Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.)
  • November 7, 7-9 p.m., Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.)
  • November 19, 7-9 p.m., Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility (3210 King St.)

The workshops are free, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to reserve tickets online. Drop-in attendees without tickets will be accepted as space allows. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/Recreation.

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

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact corey.beidleman@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5421, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/111459.

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