ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – During the September First Thursday, Del Ray highlights the wide variety of health and wellness opportunities in the neighborhood, with the the theme “Health And Wellness On The Avenue.” The monthly street festival takes place on Sept. 1 from 6pm to dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue. The event is free and open to all.

A wide variety of free health and wellness classes and demonstrations will take place, along with a scavenger hunt, live music by The Irish Breakfast Band, children’s activities, and more. Participants are urged to register for the free classes in advance; for registration information,visit here.

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Mind the Mat: Free Pilates Boot Camp from 6:45pm-7:30pm; 2200 block of Mount Vernon Ave.
Ease Yoga: An outdoor, Family Yoga class at 6:15pm-7:30pm; 3051 Mount Vernon Ave..
Yoga in Daily Life: Yoga Beyond Basics at 6pm, Yoga for all at 7:45pm; 2402 Mount Vernon Ave.
Studio Body Logic: Open Level Pilates mat class from 6:15pm to 7:05pm and free 15-minute Reflexology sessions in front of Studio from 6pm-8pm; 2417 Mount Vernon Ave
Cool Yoga: Qigong with Ann Duvall from 6pm to 6:30pm, Cool Yoga Encore with Maureen Clyne from 6:45pm to 7:30pm, and Cool Yoga After Party at 7:30pm; 1900 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Vortex Personal Training: three different 10-minute group workouts; 2200 block of Mount Vernon Ave.
Vital Body & Mind: mini chair massages; 2201 Mount Vernon Ave.
Hula Hoop Contest sponsored by the Alexandria Sheriff’s Department from 6pm-7pm at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, at the intersection of Oxford and Mount Vernon Ave.
Mind the Mat: Closing Community Meditation at 8pm; Pat Miller Neighborhood Square
Select restaurants will offer discounts with the purchase from Del Ray boutiques; for complete details, visit visit here.

Participants are urged to bring a new teddy bear; those collected will be distributed to various City organizations — including the Alexandria Police and Fire Department, local hospitals, and the Alexandria Battered Women’s Shelter — to give to children in crisis. Donations will be collected at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square.

Held the first Thursday of the month 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. This month’s event is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association and Mind the Mat Pilates and Yoga.

For more information on First Thursday, visit here.

Photo courtesy of Mind the Mat Pilates and Yoga

Source: Patch

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