Holiday Markets

Holidays in Old Town North! The Old Town North Community Partnership is hosting three European-style Holiday Markets on Sundays in December featuring a wide variety of hand-crafted products, specialty foods, and much more.

Sunday, December 5th, 12th, and 19th.
Weather permitting!

Montgomery Park
901 North Royal Street

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.

Shop local, shop happy at Alexandria Favorite Dog-Friendly Market!

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



Free Yoga in the Fresh Air

As the temperatures are dropping quickly the River’s Edge, Free Yoga in the Fresh Air has come to close but will return in the Spring as the weather warms. 

Sponsored by River’s Edge Yoga and the Old Town North Community Partnership with Support from the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

Check it out! 

November Issue of the Zebra Magazine
Check out the Old Town North Column and read all about Old Friends and New! In the Zebra Magazine.
The Old Town North Column focuses on Seichou Karate, The Perfect Pita and other happenings in Old Town North.


Congratulations to our friends at ALIVE for exceeding their goal and raising over $72,0000 with their Step Alive fundraising event!

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…


The 40th Annual StepALIVE! Walkathon exceeded its goal and raised $75,888.
Congratulations to this year’s WINNERS!
WINNER – Congregation with the Most Dollars Raised and Recipient of the Congregational Cup
Agudas Achim Congregation raised $2,572
WINNER – Congregation with the Largest Team
Team Resurrection with 43 members
WINNER – Community Group with the Most Dollars Raised
Team Cheryl raised $4,095
WINNER – Community Group with the Largest Team
Team EHS with 14 members
All results and winners were determined as of October 17, 2021 at 3:45 PM.
We hope you enjoyed the walkathon. Your support made this year’s StepALIVE! a success!
Thank you from all of us ALIVE!

Hunger Free Alexandria have shared their most recent food resource list and changes in food distribution times.



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:

Alexandria’s Old Town North Arts and Cultural District is brimming with health and wellness.

Old Town North has a wealth of fitness-oriented businesses and activities for all ages to enjoy. Not least, Old Town North is a very walkable neighborhood, where homes, jobs, shopping, dining, and recreating are all in close proximity. 

We also have the famous Mount Vernon Trail, enjoyed by bicyclists, joggers, and walkers… read more

TideLock Development Project

December 6th, the Old Town North Community Partnership will host a Zoom meeting with Ryan Whittaker as he shares the vision for TideLock.
Time: 7:30-8:00 pm

TideLock is the name for the re-development and adaptive re-use of three existing early-1980s office buildings located in what is currently called TransPotomac Plaza at the intersection of N. Fairfax Street and 2nd Street in Old Town North.  The current 4-story office buildings will be re-purposed into a 65-unit for-sale condominium building and a 169-unit rental apartment building which will bring over 300 new residents to the neighborhood.  Fifteen of the residential units will be designated affordable and the entire re-development will be LEED Silver certified.  A newly-constructed two-story building along N. Fairfax Street will contain 6,500 SF of retail space and a portion of the 5,000 SF dedicated to an arts tenant, Levine School of Music.  The re-development will offer enhanced public open spaces including improved pedestrian connections to TideLock Park and the Mount Vernon Trail.  The project will utilize the existing two-story parking garage which underlies the entire site.  TideLock will transform obsolete office buildings into a vibrant mixed-use community which will contribute to an enlivened Old Town North neighborhood.

All are welcome but we ask that attendees reserve questions until the end of the Presentation.


We continue to share the latest news and special offers from our local, small businesses on the Old Town North Community Partnership website. 

Take the Pledge

Pledge to support one local restaurant this Fall!

Our friends at Lost Boy Boy Cider will be offering tastings of their Ciders in Alexandria throughout the Fall. We’ll keep you posted!

5 Home Improvement Projects for the Fall Season

As the weather starts to cool down, the fall season is the perfect time to clean up summer messes and prepare your home for colder days. Here are 5 fall project ideas to improve your home’s appearance and functionality.

  1. Power Wash your House. Power washing can make sure that your siding is free of dirt, mold, or mildew, and it can give your home a clean glow heading into the winter. Make sure to choose the right power settings and solutions, as the wrong settings can strip away paint.
  2. Re-caulk your Windows and Doors. Water, bugs, and drafty winds love unsealed nooks throughout your home’s windows and doors. Exterior caulking and sealing will save you money on your heating and cooling bills.
  3. Seal Any Air Leaks in the Attic. If you see any light shining in your attic, you may have air leaks. Seal off these cracks with foam insulation to keep your home warm over winter.
  4. Clean Out your Gutters. Make sure your gutters don’t get overloaded with leaves and dirt this fall. This will prevent them from overflowing with rain or snow and damaging your roof.
  5. Prep Your Fireplace for the Winter. Fall is the right time to make sure it’s in good working condition for those long winter months. Be sure to check your fireplace and chimney and clean it free of soot and creosote.

As always, if you’re not ready to take on the DIY, we are always here to help!


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