First Thursday: Del Ray in Bloom

The Del Ray Business Association is celebrating National Gardening Month with First Thursday: Del Ray in Bloom! on April 4 from 6 p.m. to dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue. Join the Del Ray community for live music and themed activities at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (Oxford & Mt. Vernon Avenues), including children’s gardening activities, an “Ask the Expert” booth with the Arlington Master Gardeners, an air plant and succulents how-to demonstration with Amy Eggers, a neighborhood plant/bulb swap, plus a pop-up market in front of Magpie Reclamations on the 2200 block of Mount Vernon Avenue, featuring local artisans and entrepreneurs.

Come dig Del Ray to benefit the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys & Girls Club! The event is free and open to all; participants are encouraged to bring individually-wrapped children’s snacks and juice boxes for the Boys & Girls Club. Donations will be collected at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, located at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Oxford Avenues.

Held the first Thursday 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. For more information, visit visitdelray.com

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