NOTE NEW DATE DUE TO WEATHER: The Del Ray Business Association presents First Thursday: Unmask Your Superhero on Thursday, June 10 from 6 p.m. to dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue. The event features a wide range of activities that promote community while supporting the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys & Girls Club.
Wear your favorite superhero gear and participate in the following activities:
— Recognize Our Community Heroes: Do you have an employee, friend, neighbor, or family member that has gone above and beyond to serve the community during this challenging time? Share their story — ten individuals will be recognized — and each will receive a $50 gift card to Spice Kraft! Click here to enter: https://forms.gle/YYobLcBGkQ9zbXP57
— Superhero Art Hunt: Hidden throughout the neighborhood are original paintings of superheroes painted by local artists — find the painting, and it’s yours! Pick up clue sheets at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (intersection of Mount Vernon & Oxford Avenues) and at Foundation Fitness (1901 Mount Vernon Avenue) starting at 6pm.
— Be A Hero To Kids In Need: Participants are encouraged to donate individually-wrapped children’s snacks; mac & cheese cups; fruit or applesauce cups; or juice boxes to the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys & Girls Club. Items will be collected at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (intersection of Mount Vernon & Oxford Avenues) and at Foundation Fitness (1901 Mount Vernon Avenue), Del Ray Psych & Wellness (1900 Mount Vernon Avenue), The Dog Store (2301 Mount Vernon Avenue), Waxing the City (2727 Mount Vernon Avenue) through June 10. To make a cash donation, visit https://bgcgw.org/newdonatepage (please select “Alexandria Club” in the drop-down designation menu).
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.