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Coming Up in June 2024: Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders

Coming Up in June 2024: Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders

Learn about calendar reminders and upcoming community events for June. Find out when the Alexandria City Public Schools Community Outreach team will be in your neighborhood!

Improve your English Speaking Skills! (Beginner and intermediate conversation)

Various dates and locations

The Alexandria Library invites all interested to join a conversation group to practice English and gain confidence. No registration is needed, just come!

Alexandria's Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities (RPCA) Upcoming Community Activities

Various dates and locations

Visit the RPCA website to see what activities are taking place near you this summer. There are upcoming movie nights, community picnics, teen nights and much more.

Alexandria City High School Graduation

Sat., June 1, 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

George Mason University EagleBank Arena (4400 University Drive, Fairfax)     

Congratulations to the Alexandria City High School Graduating Class of 2024! Check out the ACHS webpage for more information. Tickets are required to attend. A livestream of the ceremony will be available at for all those who do not have tickets.

Annual Alexandria Pride Fair

Sat., June 1, 3-6 p.m.

Alexandria City Hall Market Square (301 King Street)

The City offers residents a variety of events and opportunities to celebrate Pride Month in June and to recognize LGBTQIA+ individuals and their contributions to Alexandria’s diverse community and the nation. The Alexandria LGBTQ+ Task Force, in partnership with the Alexandria Library, Department of Community and Human Services and many community partners are hosting the Seventh Annual Alexandria Pride Fair.

ACPS Celebration of Learning

Wed., June 5, 5-6:30 p.m.

Alexandria City High School — King Street Campus Cafeteria

Join the ACPS community to celebrate students, teachers and project-based learning!  During the celebration, you will hear students, teachers and community partners share their projects and reflect on learning.

End of School Year Early Dismissal Days

Fri., June 7: Two-hour early dismissal for high school students

Mon., June 10: Two-hour early dismissal for all students.

Tue., June 11: Two-hour early dismissal for all students.

Wed., June 12: Two-hour early dismissal for all students. Last day of school.

Minnie Howard Phase II Community Meeting (Virtual)

Wed., June 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Via Zoom

As the new Alexandria City High School — Minnie Howard Campus nears completion and prepares to open to the community, the ACPS Office of Capital Programs, Planning and Design team is pleased to invite you to a virtual community meeting about phase II of the Minnie Howard Redevelopment Project. This meeting will provide an update on upcoming summer construction and review the phase II construction timeline.

ACT for Alexandria’s 20th Anniversary Community Celebration
Sat., June 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Canal Center Plaza (Canal Center Plaza)

ACT for Alexandria is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a community celebration. Come connect with neighbors as you play yard games, sample cuisine from local food trucks, enjoy an exhibit featuring local artists and participate in a community art project. The event is family-friendly, festive and free. Registration is required.

Men’s Health Empowerment Expo

Sat. June 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe Street)

Our health is the foundation for our community's strength and progress. Join other Alexandria men of all ages for a day to own our health priorities and make a plan for healthy futures. Sign up to RSVP and receive news and updates about the event.

Juneteenth National Independence Day

Wed., June 19

All ACPS schools and offices are closed.

Juneteenth at Houston

Sat. June 22, 12-7 p.m.

Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe Street)

The Charles Houston Recreation Center will host its first ever Juneteenth Festival. The event will feature live entertainment, food, vendors and arts and history activities for all ages. The community is encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this day of celebration of African American history and culture.

Summer Learning Begins

Mon., June 24

Our hands-on summer learning experiences for students will run from June 24 to July 18, 2024. Learning will take place every Monday through Thursday, except for Thurs., July 4, 2024. No school on Fridays. Registration for summer learning closed in early May.

 Community Cookouts

Various dates and locations

The Alexandria Police Department is hosting community cookouts throughout the summer. The cookouts are sponsored by various nonprofits and city agencies.

The following cookouts will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.:

  • Tue., June 4 at Casa Chirilagua (4109 Mount Vernon Avenue).
  • Tue., June 11 at 5500 Morgan Street.
  • Tue., June 25 at 900 West Glebe Road.

ALIVE! Pop-Up Food Distributions

Various dates and locations 

ALIVE! Food Hubs offer free food, personal items, cleaning supplies, school supplies and referrals to other services. ALIVE! Food Hubs are for City of Alexandria residents. Proof of Alexandria residency may be requested. Please note that both Food Hubs will be closed on Sat., June 29, 2024.

Food Hub at 510-F South Van Dorn St
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed from 2-3 p.m.)
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Food Hub at 2601 Mount Vernon Ave
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-6 p.m. (closed from 2-3 p.m.)
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Additionally, learn about ALIVE! Pop-Up Food Distributions that will take place in neighborhoods and apartment buildings this summer. 

SNKR Jam 24

Fri., June 28, 6-9 p.m.

Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe Street)

Get hyped for SNKR Jam '24! Rock your freshest gear and your flyest sneakers for a night of fun. This event includes a light dinner, karaoke, dance contests, picture booths and a DJ.

Cultural Observance Days

While the last day of school is June 12, 2024, we would still like staff and families to be aware of the following cultural observance:

  • Mon., June 17 — Eid al Adha

 Upcoming School Board Meetings

Thurs., June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., June 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The regularly scheduled School Board meeting will take place.

School Board meetings are held in person in the School Board Meeting Room at 1340 Braddock Place unless noted otherwise. Members of the public may attend in person or via Zoom. Please visit the School Board webpage for any updates to the meeting schedule.

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