Photo by: Claire Tamburro

Old Town North Thursday Farmer’s Market

We will be able to begin sampling at the Farmer’s Market after May 15th and shoppers will be able to pick their own produce.

Shoppers, vendors and staff will still be required to wear masks.

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

The following Vendors WILL be at the market this Thursday.

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.

 

IN THE COMMUNITY

March Issue of the Zebra

  • Z-NEWSLETTER (03-22-21): Al’s Steak House, Maury Elementary Name Change, Pop-Up Rec Check it out! March 2021
    Check out the Old Town North Column and read all about Old Friends and New and the Coolest Block in Town!

ALIVE Food Bin

The ALIVE Food Bin is located at the Community Table, donations of healthy, non perishable 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 all about the latest efforts by our friends at ALIVE-inc to reach out to our neighbors in need… Read More

Dear Friends of ALIVE!,

One year ago, the Alexandria community asked ALIVE! if we were “ready” and “How can I help?” Thanks to our supporters, ALIVE! staff and volunteers successfully responded to unprecedented emergency needs in an uncertain time. Through hard work and faith, we are proud to have helped Alexandrians in the following ways:

Distributed more than 1.5 million pounds of food

Provided shelter, virtual learning, and childcare to ALIVE! House residents

Supported financial and rental assistance to 1,500 households

Launched with partners the Alexandria Eviction Prevention Partnership and responded to 400+ calls in the first few weeks

Reopened our Housewares Program and our Furniture Program will be re-opening soon

Read the full COVID Anniversary Message from ALIVE! available on our website at www.alive-inc.org/covid-anniversary.

Learn more about how you can help or donate at www.alive-inc.org.


Photographs by Elaine Halchin

The ALIVE Food Bin is located at the Community Table, donations of healthy, non perishable 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. Many thanks to the staff and volunteers at ALIVE-inc for their dedicated work for our neighbors in need over the past year


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


Alexandria Libraries Reopening to Public!
Alexandria Library set to reopen to the public with limited hours starting Monday, March 15th… Read More

Master Gardeners Online Workshops

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia offers a number of online workshops. They are very popular so RSVP soon!

  • Composting and No Till Gardening: Create a Garden That Thrives, April 2 @ 10:00am – 11:30am

  • Outdoor Container Garden Basics & What’s Trending, April 23 @ 10:00am – 11:30am

  • The Kitchen Herb Garden, April 30 @10:00am – 11:30am

You can also check out these great online resources for gardening!

 

 

 

 

ON THE HORIZON

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 – www.oldtownnorth.org 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!!

Our friend at NOTICe invite you to explore the neighborhood.

 

  • North End of Old Town North History Walking Tour
    Dates: Thursdays, May 13, 20, 27 and June 3, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Free to NOTICe members and Passport Holders.
    $5 donation for others.
    Registration required via email: NOTICe.communications@gmail.com

    This one-hour history walking tour is offered on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. on May 13, 20, 27 and June 3rd, meeting at the cul-de-sac of Slater’s Lane. It tells the stories of life along the Old Town North waterfront over the centuries highlighting the women who lived and owned property there. Rain or shine so dress accordingly with comfortable shoes. The walk is easy and limited to 8 “masked” persons. Water will be provided.

  • “Born to Tour”- North Old Town History Walking Tour
    Date: Saturday, May 22, 9-11 a.m.
    Free to NOTICe members and Passport Holders.
    $5 donation for others
    Registration required via email: NOTICe.communications@gmail.com

    It all happened right in our Old Town North neighborhood. From George Washington describing the area as a “fine improvable marsh” to our industrialization, our suburbanization, and Steppenwolf singing “Born to be Wild” at the Red Cross Riverfront Festival in 1992. Come join us for a fun two hour walking tour on Saturday, May 22, 9-11 a.m. Meet at the benches at the corner of Pendleton and North Union Streets (West’s Point, the south end of Oronoco Park). The tour will be canceled if weather is inclement. The walk is easy and limited to 10 “masked” persons.D


 





May Issue of the Zebra

Z-NEWSLETTER (05-10-21): New Community Health Programs, Dogs of Del Ray Mural Unveiled
Check it out! 
May 2021 


Check out the Old Town North Column and read all about Old Friends and New! In the Zebra Magazine.
The May Issue highlights a la Lucia, MAS Seafood, the Taste, 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 all about the latest efforts by our friends at ALIVE-inc to reach out to our neighbors in need…

Dear Friends of ALIVE!,

One year ago, the Alexandria community asked ALIVE! if we were “ready” and “How can I help?” Thanks to our supporters, ALIVE! staff and volunteers successfully responded to unprecedented emergency needs in an uncertain time. Through hard work and faith we are proud to have helped Alexandrians in the following ways:

  • Distributed more than 1.5 million pounds of food
  • Provided shelter, virtual learning, and childcare to ALIVE! House residents
  • Supported financial and rental assistance to 1,500 households
  • Launched with partners the Alexandria Eviction Prevention Partnership and responded to 400+ calls in the first few weeks
  • Reopened our Housewares Program and our Furniture Program will be re-opening soon 

Read the full COVID Anniversary Message from ALIVE! available at www.alive-inc.org/covid-anniversary

  

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 have shared their most recent food resource list.



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. Michael is now open for carryout lunch and is offering 25% off on the new lunch menu 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!

Take the Pledge 

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

Take the Pledge

Pledge to support one local restaurant through the Winter!

COVID-19

Volunteers

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: info@oldtownnorth.org

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