Alexandria Celebrates Pride Month With More Than a Dozen Happenings in June 2019 May 1, 2019

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Alexandria Celebrates Pride Month With More Than a Dozen Happenings in June 2019

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Alexandria, VA—Throughout June, celebrate Pride Month in historic Alexandria, Virginia, located within eyesight of Washington, D.C., with more than a dozen events, happenings, food and drink specials, and hotel packages. Take part in special events like Priday Night at Port City Brewing Company and ALX Pride 2019 Mix & Mingle at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Sample Pride cocktails and delicious offerings at local restaurants like the “Baked This Way” Cupcake at Buzz Bakeshop and Rainbow Baked Alaska at Brabo Brasserie. Many events and offerings will benefit LGBTQ organizations, including NOVA Pride, AGLA, Safe Space NOVA and The Trevor Project

A recommended LGBTQ travel destination by Instinct magazine in 2019 and OUT magazine in 2018, Alexandria is a welcoming and inclusive destination and the perfect home base for visitors attending D.C.’s Capital Pride happening May 31 to June 9, 2019. Take advantage of special Pride Month hotel packages at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa and Morrison House. All summer long, enjoy the Love Your Summer in Alexandria hotel package at 17 hotels with rates starting as low as $89 per night and two-day unlimited ride water taxi passes for two among other perks.

Find more Alexandria Pride events and offerings at VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Pride.

Special Events & Ongoing Activities:

Priday Night at Port City Brewing Company 
June 1, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: Free
3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 
703-797-2739
www.portcitybrewing.com  

Kick off Pride Month Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Port City Brewing Company and celebrate Alexandria’s diverse community with the Alexandria-Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance (AGLA). Enjoy musical entertainment, outdoor games and activities along with featured artists from the Torpedo Factory Art Center, topped off with a drag show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. from the Brewery Babes. A portion of all sales from the night will be donated to support AGLA's mission to improve the quality of life and meet the needs of the LGBTQ community and allies. Port City Brewing Company takes pride in making beer for everyone. 

Pride at The Dog Park
June 6, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
705 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-888-2818
www.thedogparkva.biz

On June 6, 2019, four-legged friends can celebrate Pride Month in style with rainbow bow ties, collars and flower bows from The Dog Park. The boutique will also be selling LGBTQ-friendly pawprint magnets for pup owners.

ALX Pride 2019 Mix & Mingle
June 6, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-4570
www.torpedofactory.org

Celebrate D.C.'s Capital Pride Celebration with a special mix-and-mingle Thursday night in Alexandria. Enjoy the Torpedo Factory Art Center's studios as you get to know others from the local LGBTQIA community. 

Hurricane Season Reading at Hooray for Books!
June 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
1555 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-4092
www.hooray4books.com

Juvenile fiction author Nicole Melleby will visit Hooray for Books! to read her debut novel, Hurricane Season. The story follows sixth-grader Fig Arnold and features LGBTQ+ characters. The children’s book is suitable for readers ages 10 and up.

Show Your Pride at the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival
June 22, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Waterfront Park, 1 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.visitalexandriava.com/pride 

Show your Pride at the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival on the Alexandria waterfront. At this festival of live music, award-winning Port City brews plus local food and kids’ activities, NOVA Pride and Safe Space NOVA present a hands-on jewelry making activity for families and offer Pride swag for purchase. Also at the festival, you can snap the perfect Pride Month profile picture at Mirror Mirror, a new rainbow-hued temporary public art installation.

Pride LGBTQ Sitewide Discount at Sand and Steel Fitness
Available throughout June 2019
109 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-854-9960
www.sandandsteelfitness.com

Throughout the month of June, members of the LGBTQ community can enjoy a discount on Sand and Steel Fitness’ starter pack, plus access to their special LGBTQ discount training pack.

Food & Drink Offerings:

Pride Cocktail at Six Alexandria Restaurant Partners’ Restaurants
Available during D.C. Pride Week, June 3-9, 2019
Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap, 401 E. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22301 
The Majestic, 911 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Mia’s Italian Kitchen, 100 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Vola’s Dockside Grill, 101 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Theismann's Restaurant, 1800 A Diagonal Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314
Palette 22, 4053 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA, 22206
www.alexrestpart.com

Six restaurants from Alexandria Restaurant Partners will feature a special Pride cocktail during the Capital Pride Celebration in D.C. (June 3-June 9). $1 from every cocktail sold will be donated to local nonprofit NOVA Pride. Participants include Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Vola’s Dockside Grill, The Majestic, Theismann's Restaurant, Palette 22 and Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap.

Ariadne” Cocktail at Vermilion 
Available throughout June 2019
1120 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-684-9669
www.vermilionrestaurant.com  

Throughout the month of June, step into Vermilion and sip their limited-edition Pride month libation. The refreshing “Ariadne” cocktail is a vibrant mix of blood orange moonshine, raspberry syrup, lemon, mint and ginger beer.

“Baked This Way” Cupcake and Pride Yo-Yo’s at Buzz Bakeshop
Available throughout June 2019
901 Slaters Ln., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-600-2899
www.buzzbakeshop.com

Buzz Bakeshop will offer its rainbow-frosted "Baked This Way" cupcakes once again this year, while debuting their Pride Yo-Yo's: chocolate cake with a rainbow-swirl filling, covered in chocolate icing and decorated with rainbow sprinkles and edible glitter. 

“Pride & Spirits” at MoHo Kitchen + Cocktails
Available throughout June 2019
116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-894-6345
www.morrisonhouse.com  

Throughout the month of June, celebrate “Pride & Spirits” with MoHo Kitchen + Cocktails’ mixologists. $1 of every specialty cocktail purchased will be donated to the local nonprofit NOVA Pride.

Rainbow Baked Alaska at Brabo Brasserie

Available throughout June 2019
1600 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-894-3440
www.braborestaurant.com

Throughout the month of June, Brabo Brasserie will be offering a Baked Alaska with rainbow meringue. Chef Sebastien Rondier has a talent for this popular dessert, and the Brabo Brasserie team is excited to offer guests something special in celebration of Pride Month. For each rainbow Baked Alaska ordered, the French brasserie will donate $1 to The Trevor Project.

Hotel Packages:

“Pride Package” at The Alexandrian and Morrison House
Available from May 30, 2019 to June 30, 2019
The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, 480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314 
703-549-6080
www.thealexandrian.com
Morrison House, 116 S Alfred St, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-8000
www.morrisonhouse.com  

Celebrate Pride Month at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection and Morrison House with a hotel package that includes a $25 Uber gift card for easy access to all nearby events (and a curated list of these happenings), along with an array of Pride swag and supplies. A portion of proceeds from each package will fund Safe Space NOVA’s mission to support and protect LGBT+ youth in Northern Virginia.

“The Trevor Project” Package at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
Available throughout June 2019
1600 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-894-3434
www.lorienhotelandspa.com 

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, including Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria, are proud to partner with The Trevor Project, the nation's largest organization serving as a crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people by offering 24/7 counseling and other services to at-risk LGBT youth. “The Trevor Project” package includes 15% off the best available rate for each night of your hotel stay and a $10 donation per night to The Trevor Project, with rates starting at $149 per night. To learn more about Kimpton's role as The Trevor Project's premier national hotel partner, click here.

Find Alexandria’s Pride events and offerings at VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Pride.

ABOUT ALEXANDRIA, VA
Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2018 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. New restaurants tucked in to 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from the city’s days as George Washington’s hometown ignite historic and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods as the waterfront district evolves with new energy. Learn more at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com

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