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  • August 18, 2017 6:10 AM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

    From August 18-27, 2017, over 60 Alexandria restaurants will feature a $35 three-course dinner for one OR a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week. More than two dozen restaurants will also offer lunch deals at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to the dinner specials.

    Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week showcases the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and the West End. At a range of locales, from fine dining establishments to casual neighborhood favorites, guests will savor the flavors of Alexandria's distinctive collection of eateries. 

    Participating restaurants in Del Ray:

    • Bombay Curry Company, 2607 Mount Vernon Ave.  Click here for menu
    • Cheesetique, 2411 Mount Vernon Ave.  Click here for menu
    • Del Ray Cafe, 205 E. Howell Ave.  Click here for menu
    • Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave.  Click here for menu
    • Junction Bakery and Bistro, 1508 Mount Vernon Ave.  Click here for menu

    • Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza and Tap,  401 E. Braddock Road.  Click here for menu
    • Live Oak Restaurant, 1603 Commonwealth Ave.  Click here for menu
    • Northside 10, 10 E. Glebe Road.  Click here for menu
  • August 10, 2017 8:13 AM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

         During the 8th Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale, the streets of Alexandria will be buzzing with shoppers grabbing hot summer deals! The two-day event will take place throughout Del Ray and Old Town August 12-13.

         Participating Del Ray boutiques include Bellies and Babies (1913 Mount Vernon Ave.), Greenstreet Gardens of Del Ray (1503 Mount Vernon Ave.), Kiskadee,(2205 Mount Vernon Ave.), Purple Goose (2005 Mount Vernon Ave.), and Top it Off (1906 Mount Vernon Ave.)

         Share your fab finds using #VisitDelRay on your social media channels!


  • August 09, 2017 12:00 PM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

        The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce named Del Ray Business Association President Emeritus Bill Blackburn the 2017 Business Leader of the Year.  From the release:

    "The Chamber is excited to announce that Bill Blackburn, a Partner at Home Grown Restaurant Group, has been selected as the 2017 Business Leader of the Year.  He will be honored at the annual Business Leadership Awards Presentation and Reception, presented by Burke & Herbert Bank, on October 18th at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.  

    Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Bill Blackburn graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in Business Administration in 2000.

    Upon moving to Alexandria, Bill soon began a life in the restaurant industry, starting from the bottom and culminating in his current role as managing partner in the Home Grown Restaurant Group (Pork Barrel BBQ, Holy Cow, the sushi bar, Sweet Fire Donnas and Whiskey & Oyster). Bill recently finished his second term as the president of the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA) and is a current board member of the Alexandria Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Along with Donna and "Mango" Mike Anderson, the restaurant group has invested dollars, energy and resources into the Del Ray and Carlyle Neighborhoods and employs over 100 people in the City of Alexandria. Their group has been instrumental in helping to make Del Ray a thriving neighborhood in which to live and work and has set the bar for unique and creative opportunities to become involved in the local community.

    Bill helped established the Holy Cow Burger Fund, through which a quarter for every sandwich sold is donated to a local Alexandria nonprofit through ACT for Alexandria. To date, the fund has donated nearly 400,000 quarters ($100,000) to over 150 local charities.  Bill serves on the Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics board of directors and helps to lobby for the local aquatics community.   As a member of the DRBA, Bill has been instrumental in providing knowledge, leadership, time and money for numerous efforts including: the annual Turkey Trot; the Del Ray Halloween Parade; providing a 30-foot Christmas tree for Del Ray; leading efforts for First Thursday events; and Art on the Avenue which draws over 20,000 people to the City of Alexandria. 

    Having lived in Alexandria for 15 years, Bill currently resides in the Del Ray neighborhood his wife Megan, their two-year-old son and, of course, two dogs.

    Please make plans to join us to celebrate Bill and our other award winners on October 18th at the Business Leadership Awards Presentation and Reception, presented by Burke & Herbert Bank." 

         Congrats, Bill -- and thank you for all that you do for the Del Ray community!

  • August 01, 2017 7:55 AM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

        FIRST THURSDAY, Del Ray's monthly summer street festival, takes place August 3 from 6pm to dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue with the theme "Staycation!" The event is free and open to all.  Join the Del Ray Business Association on Mount Vernon Avenue for fun summer activities, including:

    • Live music at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square 
    • Beach Yoga with Mind the Mat Pilates and Yoga at 6:45pm at the Bean Creative field. Bring a beach towel! Families welcome.
    • Skateboarding with The Board Bus  
    • Upcycled cheese boards with Cheesetique
    • 2nd Annual Watermelon Seed Spittin' Contest at Pork Barrel BBQ
    • Photo booth and snow cones at Bellies and Babies 
    • Where's the Sheriff? (Kids: find the sheriff at a mystery location for a fun prize!)
    • Stories around the world with Duncan Library on the breezeway between Neighborhood Pharmacy and Greener Cleaner
    • At-Home Spa with Wise Light Wellness and Essentially Focused in front of Bon Vivant Cafe 
    • Greenstreet Gardens kicks off their weekend-long celebration of shop cat Della’s one-year anniversary
    • and more!
        The event is free and open to all. Participants are encouraged to bring single serving-sized, non-perishable food for Blessings in a Backpack, which provides food for the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Suggested donations include boxes of granola bars, fruit snacks, juice boxes, individual cups of nut butter, boxes of instant oatmeal in single-serving packets, individual-size boxes of cereal, breakfast-in-a-cup selections, noodle cups, packets of heat-and-eat rice, and shelf-stable entree options.

        Held the first Thursday of the month from April to September along Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, First Thursday is a series of free outdoor street festivals that bring the community together around a fun theme, benefiting a local nonprofit.   This month’s event is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association and The Jen Walker Team.

  • July 20, 2017 10:42 AM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

       A cold beer (or margarita or wine!), food from some of the area's top restaurants, and a free outdoor concert featuring some of the region's best local music.  We can't think of a more perfect summer night. 

         The 10th Annual Del Ray Music Festival will take place on Saturday, July 22 from 3pm to 8pm on Mount Vernon Avenue between Uhler and Custis Avenues.  Local musicians will perform on two stages in the heart of Del Ray, while seven of Del Ray's top restaurants will host pop-up beer gardens. 

        Returning to the Del Ray Music Festival as this year's headliner is Wanted Man.  DC Music Download describes this blues-rock band as "no-B.S. rock ‘n’ roll with an extra edge ... the marriage of the blues to noisy shreds," while WAMU called their debut album "the kind that showcases stellar musicianship and oozes with cool."  They join ten other bands at the festival, representing the diversity of the music scene in the region -- including classic rock, jazz, reggae, bilingual folk rock, and more.

        Mount Vernon Avenue will be closed to traffic for the three blocks adjacent to the stage, and seven of Del Ray's top restaurants -- Caboose Cafe, Cheesetique, Taqueria el Poblano, Pork Barrel BBQ, St. Elmo's Coffee Pub, Stomping Ground, and Del Ray Pizzeria -- will host pop-up beer gardens.

         The bands:

    Pat Miller Neighborhood Square
    located at the intersection of Mount Vernon & Oxford Avenues
    3pm: Mars Rodeo -- a favorite at Del Ray events, this group touts they "keeps fans guessing" by mixing covers from Jimi Hendrix with Pink and Kings of Leon.
    3:50pm: The Derds -- nicknamed "The Hardest Working Band in Del Ray," this all-local band mixes covers with originals drawing from American roots and classic rock. 
    4:50pm: Elena Y Los Fulanos -- This Wammie-nominated bilingual folk rock band "ranges from twangy, heartbreak-themed folk Americana, to soothing, introspective, violin-infused Latin."
    5:45pm: Greenland -- DC Music Download calls this group a "delightfully unorthodox quartet,"  while The Deli writes, "part literal lyric interpretation, part psych colored basement jam session, their music is surely going to entertain you."
    6:40pm: Handsome Hound --  WAMU says this folk-rock duo's "catchy, good-natured tunes ... radiate giddiness."
    7:35pm: Wanted Man -- DC Music Download describes this blues-rock band as "no-B.S. rock ‘n’ roll with an extra edge ... the marriage of the blues to noisy shreds." 

    Bean Creative Stage
    located on the 2200 block of Mount Vernon Avenue
    3pm: Boss Chiefs --  a four-piece rock band known for their "heavy riffs, loud drums, and heart-on-the-sleeve vocals."
    3:55pm: Precautionary Measures -- "Imagine if Paul McCartney and P Funk had lunch together. Or if Aretha and The Police were at a yacht party," and you get this "funky ... fun" quartet.
    4:50pm: Jack Kilby & The Front Line -- several horn players perform arrangements by Jack Kilby, a T.C. Williams alum, plus other tunes "reminiscent of the Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers repertoire."
    5:45pm: Feel Free -- this "genre-bending" band, together since their days at Alexandria's George Washington Middle School, blends reggae, rock, funk, and jazz influences.
    6:40pm: Origem -- this trio performs a variety of Brazilian music styles mixed with jazz and funk "to create an exciting unique sound like no other." 

         The brews:


    Pork Barrel BBQ will exclusively feature Port City Brewery
    Taqueria Poblano will feature their signature margaritas as well as Oscar Blues Beerito, a Mexican style amber
    Stomping Ground will feature Schafly Grapefruit IPA and Schafly Summer Lager
    St. Elmos / Market to Market (M2M) will feature Two Roads Brewing Co.'s Ol' Factory Pils, Lil Heaven Session IPA, and Road Jam Raspberry Wheat 
    Del Ray Pizzeria will feature 16 taps from various breweries including Hardywood, Triple Crossing, Old Ox, Cru, Austin Eastciders, Charm City Meadworks
    Cheesetique will feature Aves del Sur Sauvignon Blanc, Borsao Rose, and La Boussole Pinot Noir wines, plus 
    Port City beers on draught and Potter's Craft Cider from bottles
    Caboose will feature Southern Tier IPA and Fireman's Pilsner and Fireman's Seasonal Ale

         The featured non-profit is The Carpenter's Shelter; all proceeds from water sales will help support their emergency cool-down shelter during extreme heat and their year-round work to help the homeless achieve sustainable independence through shelter, guidance, education, and advocacy.

         Held each summer, the Del Ray Music Festival celebrates the diverse, local talent in the Washington, DC area music scene. The event is free and open to all.  For more information, visit www.delraymusicfestival.com.

  • July 13, 2017 1:59 AM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

        Due to extreme heat in the forecast, the OUTDOOR activities scheduled for First Thursday: Red, White & Blue will be CANCELLED.  

        Dr. Seuss books purchased for United Through Reading can be dropped off on the front porch at 110 E. Del Ray Avenue (located next to the parking lot behind St. Elmo's Coffee Pub.  United Through Reading offers service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to children at home which eases the stress of separation, maintains positive emotional connections, and cultivates a love of reading and early childhood literacy.

         Del Ray's retailers and restaurants provide the ideal break from the heat.  The following restaurants and retailers are proud to offer a discount for those serving in the military and our veterans on Thursday, June 13 from 6pm to 9pm, as originally scheduled:

    RESTAURANTS

    • Bombay Curry Company (2607 Mount Vernon Ave -- Buy one entree receive a second entree free with Military ID; dine-in only
    • Del Ray Cafe (205 E. Howell Ave.) -- 10% discount - food only with Military ID
    • Dolce & Bean (2003a Mount Vernon Ave.): 15% discount on sweets and treats for military, veterans and first responders and their families during the entire month of July!
    • Evening Star Cafe (2000 Mount Vernon Ave): 15% off of food only with a military ID.
    • Fireflies Restaurant (1501 Mount Vernon Avenue) -- 10% discount - food only with Military ID, $3 draft beers for all!
    • Junction Bakery & Bistro (1508 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- Complimentary select dessert with Military ID
    • Lena’s Wood-fired Pizza & Tap (401 E Braddock Rd) -- 10% discount - food only with Miltary ID
    • Northside 10 (10 E Glebe Rd) -- 15% discount - food only with Military ID
    • Pork Barrel BBQ (2312 Mount Vernon Ave.) -  20% discount - food only with Military ID

    RETAILERS

    • Bellies & Babies (1913 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- 20% off with Military ID
    • Kiskadee (2205 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- 25% off new arrivals with Military ID
    • The Purple Goose (2005 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- 20% off with Military ID
    • Top it Off (1906 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- Free gift with purchase with Military ID
    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    • Studio Body Logic (2714 Mount Vernon Avenue) -- Studio Body Logic's NextStep Pilates program offers a series of ten free one-on-one sessions for military personnel and veterans who have been injured as a result of their service.  For more information, visit www.nextsteppilates.org.
    • Ease Yoga and Cafe: (3051 Mount Vernon Ave.) Five free yoga classes for students new to Ease Yoga; must be redeemed by Sept. 30, 2017.
    • Four Directions Wellness (2001 Mount Vernon Ave.): 10% off all individual sessions and upcoming Fall classes for all military and veterans; good through Oct. 31, 2017 with the code “gratitude”; visit www.fourdirectionswellness.com for more information.
    • Podiatrist in Motion (2201 Mount Vernon Ave): Free family foot screenings for orthotics to active duty military and veterans with discounts on various orthotics; good July 22-29 by appointment only; call 703-879-5155

        Held the first Thursday of the month from April to September along Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, First Thursday is a series of free outdoor street festivals that bring the community together around a fun theme, benefiting a local nonprofit.   Join us on August 3 for First Thursday: Staycation.  For complete information, visit www.visitdelray.com.

  • July 06, 2017 1:20 PM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

        DUE TO WEATHER, THE JULY FIRST THURSDAY WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY, JULY 13.  During the July First Thursday, Del Ray celebrates our country and recognizes our veterans and military families with "First Thursday: Red, White & Blue."  The monthly street festival will take place on July 13 from 6pm to dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue. The event is free and open to all.

        First Thursday takes place along Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, and features patriotic activities; discounts for veterans and military families at various restaurants and retailers; plus live music, an old-fashioned cake walk, and more at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (located at the intersection of Mount Vernon Ave. and Oxford Ave.).  The event is free and open to all. 

        Among the planned activities:

    • Honor Guard and Flag-folding demonstrations with The Old Guard and The Friends of Rocky Versace
    • Live music by Mars Rodeo at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square
    • An old-fashioned cake walk at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square and cupcake walk at Bellies & Babies
    • Card-making for deployed military at Top It Off and Bean Creative
    • WWII Letters From The Front Lines with Duncan Library at the breezeway between Greener Cleaner and Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray
    • Patriotic Face Painting at The Purple Goose
    • Patriotic Pet Photo Booth by Doggywalker.com
    • 'Tique Crafts -- upcycled cheese boards at Cheesetique
    • Where's The Sheriff? -- mystery location!
    • Patriotic Mocktails at Kiskadee
    • Watermelon Seed-Spitting Contest at Pork Barrel BBQ
    • Meet organizations serving our military families and Veterans, including Team RWB, National Military Family Association, American Military Partner Association, Military Spouse JD Network, and Next Step Pilates

        Participants are encouraged to bring a new Dr. Seuss book for United Through Reading, is a non-profit organization that has served military families for 28 years. United Through Reading offers service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to children at home which eases the stress of separation, maintains positive emotional connections, and cultivates a love of reading and early childhood literacy.  Donations will be collected at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square and at Bellies & Babies Consignment Boutique.

         The following restaurants and retailers are proud to offer a discount for those serving in the military and our veterans during First Thursday:

    RESTAURANTS

    • Bombay Curry Company (2607 Mount Vernon Ave -- Buy one entree receive a second free with Military ID
    • Del Ray Cafe (205 E. Howell Ave.) -- 10% discount - food only with Military ID
    • Fireflies Restaurant (1501 Mount Vernon Avenue) -- 15% discount - food only with Military ID, $3 draft beers for all!
    • Junction Bakery & Bistro (1508 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- Complimentary select dessert with Military ID
    • Lena’s Wood-fired Pizza & Tap (401 E Braddock Rd) -- 10% discount - food only with Miltary ID
    • Northside 10 (10 E Glebe Rd) -- 15% discount - food only with Military ID
    • Pork Barrel BBQ (2312 Mount Vernon Ave.) -  20% discount - food only with Military ID

    RETAILERS

    • Bellies & Babies (1913 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- 20% off with Military ID
    • Kiskadee (2205 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- 25% off new arrivals with Military ID
    • The Purple Goose (2005 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- 20% off with Military ID
    • Top it Off (1906 Mount Vernon Ave.) -- Free gift with purchase with Military ID

        Held the first Thursday of the month from April to September along Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, First Thursday is a series of free outdoor street festivals that bring the community together around a fun theme, benefiting a local nonprofit.   This month’s event is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association and The Jen Walker Team.


  • July 03, 2017 3:08 PM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

        ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – During the July First Thursday, Del Ray celebrates our country and recognizes our veterans and military families with "First Thursday: Red, White & Blue."  The monthly street festival takes place on July 6 from 6pm to dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue. The event is free and open to all.

        First Thursday takes place along Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, and features patriotic activities; discounts for veterans and military families at various restaurants and retailers; plus live music, an old-fashioned cake walk, and more at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (located at the intersection of Mount Vernon Ave. and Oxford Ave.)   The event is free and open to all. 

        Among the planned activities:
    • Honor Guard and Flag-folding demonstrations with The Old Guard and The Friends of Rocky Versace
    • Live music by Mars Rodeo at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square
    • An old-fashioned cake walk at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square and cupcake walk at Bellies & Babies
    • Card-making for deployed military at Top It Off and Bean Creative
    • WWII Letters From The Front Lines with Duncan Library at the breezeway between Greener Cleaner and Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray
    • Patriotic Face Painting at The Purple Goose
    • Patriotic Pet Photo Booth by Doggywalker.com
    • 'Tique Crafts -- upcycled cheese boards at Cheesetique
    • Where's The Sheriff? -- mystery location!
    • Patriotic Mocktails at Kiskadee
    • Watermelon Seed-Spitting Contest at Pork Barrel BBQ
    • Meet organizations serving our military families and Veterans, including Team RWB, National Military Family Association, American Military Partner Association, Military Spouse JD Network, and Next Step Pilates

        Participants are encouraged to bring a new Dr. Seuss book for United Through Reading, is a non-profit organization that has served military families for 28 years. United Through Reading offers service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to children at home which eases the stress of separation, maintains positive emotional connections, and cultivates a love of reading and early childhood literacy.  Donations will be collected at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square and at Bellies & Babies Consignment Boutique.

        Held the first Thursday of the month from April to September along Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, First Thursday is a series of free outdoor street festivals that bring the community together around a fun theme, benefiting a local nonprofit.   This month’s event is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association and The Jen Walker Team.

  • June 22, 2017 2:38 PM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

    We are so excited about WELL RAY 2017!  Join the Del Ray Business Association on Saturday, June 24 from 9am to 1pm for a celebration of health and wellness and Livin' Good in the Neighborhood.   All classes, speakers and exhibits are FREE and open to all; bring your own mat and water and be ready to MOVE!  Walk-ups are welcome at all classes, though we encourage you to pre-register to reserve your spot.

    BEAN CREATIVE FIELD
    2213 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    9am-9:30am: Morning Yoga Wake Up with Yoga in Daily Life.  Register here
    9:30am-10am: Pilates Boot Camp with Mind the Mat Pilates and Yoga. Register here.
    10am-10:30am: Fitness Interval Training For All with Fit4Mom. Register here
    10:30am-11am: Yoga with Mind the Mat Yoga and Ease Yoga & Cafe.  Register here
    11am-11:30am: CrossFit for Kids with CrossFit MVA. Register here
    11:30am-12pm: Foundation Fitness Workout with Foundation Fitness.  Register here
    12pm-12:30pm: Heart Rate Monitor Interval Training with Orange Theory Fitness. Register here.
    12:30pm-1pm: Kids Yoga with Downward Dye.  Register here. 1pm: Closing ceremony for Soar interactive art project by We Live Big

    There's truly something for everyone -- all ages and fitness levels are welcome.  The event is rain or shine; for weather updates and more information, visit www.wellraydelray.com.

    A complete list of events:

    WELL RAY LOT
    Behind United Bank, 2401 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    9am-9:30am: 5 Rhythms Dance Class with Ann Kite Dance. Register here.
    9:30am-10am: Kids Dance Class with Tippi Toes. Register here.
    10am-10:30am: Karate Class for Adults and Kids with Potomac Kempo. Register here
    10:30am-11am: Pilates Apparatus Class with Studio Body Logic. Register here.
    11am-11:30am: Parkour for All with PK Move. Register here.
    11:30am-12pm: Celebrity Bigwheel Showdown hosted by Velocity Bicycle Co-op
    12pm-12:30pm: Skate & Safety Demo with DC Wheels
    12:45pm-1pm: Closing meditation

    ASCEND CYCLE DECK
    Behind United Bank, 2401 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    9am-9:30am: Well Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here
    10am-10:30am: Well Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here.
    11am-11:30am: Well Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here.
    12pm-12:30pm: Well Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here.

    PAT MILLER NEIGHBORHOOD SQUARE
    Intersection of Mt. Vernon & Oxford Avenues
    EXTENDED FARMERS' MARKET HOURS!  The Del Ray Farmers' Market will be open from 8am to 1pm!
    Cooking demonstrations:
    9am-10am: Ironman/Chef Will Artley
    10am-1pm: Evening Star Cafe Chef Keith Cabot
    Ongoing: The Switch Doctor's Chris Dunning

    SPEAKERS' ALLEY
    Behind United Bank, 2401 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    9am-9:30am: Safe Summer Fun with Pediatric Associates
    9:30am-10am: Live Courageously with Vessence
    10am-10:30am: Understanding Your Back Pain with Healing Tree
    10:30am-11am: Essential Oils For Wellness with Wise Light Wellness
    11am-11:30am: Running Injury Free with Solutions PT
    11:30am-12pm: Minding Your Mental Wellness with Running Brooke & Rob Krupicka
    12pm-12:30pm: Discovering Your Why for Exercise with Walter Lewis Fitness Solutions
    12:30pm -1pm: Feldenkras Method Demonstration with Vital Body Mind

    HEALTH & WELLNESS INFORMATION & DEMONSTRATIONS, FEATURING...
    Ann-Kite Dance // Arbonne Independent Consultant // Ascend Cycle // Beautycounter // Caring Acupuncture // Casa Sophia // Chrysalis Chiropractic at The Wellness Center // City of Alexandria GO Alex // Core Wellness & Physical Therapy // Counseling of Alexandria // CrossFit MVA // Cyclebar // Del Ray Animal Hospital // Del Ray Psych & Wellness Associates // Del Ray Smiles // Dental Excellence // Doggiewalker // Downward Dye // Ease Yoga & Cafe // Fit4Mom // Foundation Fitness // Four Directions Wellness // Galley Foods // Icon Undies // Juice Plus // La Clé // LucidArts // Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga // Mom's Organic Market // Mount Vernon Family Therapy Associates, LLC // Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray // NOVA Women's Health Collective // Orange Theory Fitness // Pediatric Associates of Alexandria // PK Move // Potomac Kempo // ProFlex Physical Therapy // Purium // RunningBrooke // [solidcore] // Solutions Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine // South Block // Starz of Alexandria // Studio Body Logic // The Switch Doctor // Territory // The Board Bus // The Healing Tree // Tippi Toes® Dance // Velocity // Vessence // VITAL Body & Mind // Walter Lewis Fitness Solutions // Washington Nationals // Waxing the City Alexandria // Whole Foods // Wise Light Wellness // Xtend Barre Old Town // YMCA of Alexandria // Yoga in Daily Life

    All activities are free and open to all; participants are encourage to make a donation to Running Brooke, an organization that inspires at-risk children in the City of Alexandria to move.  For more information about Running Brooke and to donate, click here.

    For more information, visit  www.wellraydelray.com

  • June 13, 2017 10:03 AM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

        The 3rd annual Well Ray Festival takes place on Saturday, June 24 from 9am to 1pm, showcasing the wide variety of health and wellness opportunities in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.  The event -- featuring free fitness classes, health demonstrations, and exhibits -- is free and open to all.

         "Del Ray is a one-stop destination to eat, shop, and live healthy lives," said Del Ray Business Association President Dennis Belmont.  "We're excited about this opportunity to showcase the many fitness studios and health & wellness practitioners that have earned our neighborhood the nickname 'Well Ray.'"

         The 3rd annual Well Ray Festival features free fitness demonstrations and classes plus field-day inspired activities at the Bean Creative field (2213 Mount Vernon Avenue); nutrition information and cooking demonstrations at the Del Ray Farmer's Market (located at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Oxford Avenue); plus vendors, exhibitors, wellness presentations and more at the parking lot adjacent to the Farmer's Market (2213 Mount Vernon Avenue) and at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center (2701 Commonwealth Avenue), including therapeutic massages, acupuncture, physical therapy consultations, chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling, blood pressure screenings, meditation, wellness coaching, energy work and more.

        "We are beyond excited for this year's Well Ray Festival," said Well Ray chair Kate Moran. "With the expansion of our event to multiple locations along Mt. Vernon, we cannot wait to highlight the booming wellness businesses in Del Ray and beyond."

         Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats to join in enjoy free yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, Spin, Barre, dance classes led by vendors in and around Del Ray; advanced registration for classes is available at wellraydelray.com.  "Get ready to move at one of our many fitness demos, cool down with a beverage or healthy bites, and plan for the future with a life coach or counselor," said Moran. "With over 40 vendors we have something for everyone!"

         For more information, including a full schedule of events and class registration information, visit wellraydelray.com.  

       This year's featured non-profit is Running Brooke, an organization inspires at-risk children in the City of Alexandria to move, sparking their learning for success in school and life. For more information on Running Brooke, and to donate to this worthy cause, visit https://www.razoo.com/story/Move2learn.

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