Photo by: Claire Tamburro

Old Town North Thursday Farmer’s Market News

We welcomed new vendors, Jenn of Passionately Pets and Karina of Bean Sprout Creative, to the market at our Sunday Pop Up Market on June 6th and look forward to seeing them this Thursday, June 10th!

The CDC Guidelines now allow fully vaccinated residents to go about their business without masks but we ask that shoppers, vendors and staff who have not been fully vaccinated continue to wear masks at the market.

Many thanks to all our friends and neighbors for your continued support of our local, small businesses and the Old Town North Community Partnership.

Free Yoga in the Fresh Air

Free Yoga in the Fresh Air is on for Thursday, June 10thth, 5:00-6:00 pm.
Bring a mat and join us in the Park.
All are Welcome!
Weather permitting.

As the weather warms we welcome several new and returning vendors to the market.

Shop local, shop happy! 

Please see the farmers’ market vendor page on the Old Town North Community Partnership website for contact information for our vendors.



Music is back in Old Town North! The Alexandria Jazz Festival in Orinoco Bay Park returned on Saturday, May 29th!

Music at the Market
Free Concert in Montgomery Park with Alexandria favorites Buzz Peele and Hope Nelson of Sally and the Mander. Shop the market, then picnic in the park and enjoy great music.

(Current Date)
Thursday, June 17th
6pm – 7pm

(Rain Date)
Thursday, June 24th
6pm – 7pm

March Issue of the Zebra

Check out the Old Town North Column and read all about Old Friends and New! In the Zebra Magazine.

The June issue highlights Yunnan on Potomac, Chewish Deli the Taste of Old Town North, Reimagined, and the CoVid Memorial.

The ALIVE Food Bin is located at the Community Table, donations of healthy, nonperishable foods are distributed to Food Pantries in Alexandria. We are also accepting donations of food for our four-legged friends for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Read about the great efforts of ALIVE to help our neighbors in need over the past year and a half.

We are honored to be supporting ALIVE through the Taste of Old Town North, Reimagined.
A portion of every Passport Sale is donated to ALIVE!”


Photographs by Elaine Halchin

Many thanks to the staff and volunteers at ALIVE-inc for their dedicated work for our neighbors in need.


Hunger Free Alexandria has shared their most recent food resource list.



The Old Town North Community Partnership is looking for volunteers to help us with the market and other events throughout the year. Interested? We would love to hear from you. Please contact Margaret Townsend (River’s Edge Yoga) 571-218-2161 or email:


The Taste of Old Town North, Reimagined,a two-month stroll through the neighborhood, began April 21st. The Taste provides an opportunity for our neighbors and friends in the surrounding area to sample the goods and services of our local businesses and do some good. During the 2-month long Taste, participating businesses will offer discounts to Taste Passport Holders. Passports will be available for purchase on the Old Town North Website – and at the Community Table at our Thursday Farmer’s Market beginning in mid-April. A percentage of ticket sales will benefit ALIVE!

Passports are available for purchase on the Old Town North Website and at the Community Table at our Thursday Farmer’s Market.

A percentage of ticket sales will benefit ALIVE!

Participating businesses include River’s Edge Yoga, Cafe 44, St. Elmo’s Old Town North, Goldfinch, Wheel Nutz Bike Shop, a la Lucia Restaurant, Kidcreate, Seichou Karate, Expert Handyman, ONEHOPE Wine, Mayweather Boxing and Fitness, Alphagraphics, Yunnan on Potomac MAS Seafood Market, Chewish Deli the Vendors and Artisans of the Thursday Farmer’s Market and The Royal Restaurant. The list of participating businesses, their special offers, and events continue to grow!

We are holding a Pop Up Vintage Flea and Artisans Market Sunday, May 16th, 2-5 901 North Royal Street!

We will continue to share the latest news and special offers from our local, small businesses throughout the year.

Our friends at Goldfinch, in the 800 block of North Fairfax Street, have added wine by the bottle, and gourmet goodies to their offerings. Keeping your canine buddy in mind – they also have Zen Dog pup treats and several Spring Special offers exclusively for Passport Holders!!

 Please find the NOTICe Newsletter here: NOTICe Newsletter


a La Lucia Restaurant continues to share Chef Michael’s delicious take on fine Italian Cuisine. The restaurant is open in the evening for preorder with curbside pick up, outdoor and limited indoor seating. All Taste Passport Holders will be greeted with a glass of Prosecco when stopping in for an evening meal.

Congratulations to Cafe 44 and Bar 44! The all new Bar 44 is now open at Cafe 44! For reservations call (571) 344-9100 or book online at or OpenTable.

This week Cafe 44 offers 20% off House Specialties on the All Day menu.

Royal Restaurant is now featuring a Barbeque special by new chefs Tony Halloran and Roman Roberts

The Royal Restaurant offers 10% off pick-up orders for passport holders.


Our friends at Expert Handyman have a great new offer exclusively for Passport Holders! , They have discounted their hourly rate from $139 to $99, two-hour minimum. Perfect for all those Spring Spuce Up Projects!
Summer Home Decor!

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Pledge to support one local restaurant through Spring and continue on through the Spring into the Summer!

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