Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Thursday/June 8

Second Thursdays in Old Town. The Torpedo Factory Art Center, shops and galleries stay open until 9 p.m. with special events and live entertainment the second Thursday of each month through September. or 703-838-4565, ext. 6.

Putting for Pooches Mini-Golf Classic, 5-8 p.m. at Camerson Run Regional Park, 4001 Eisenhower Ave. Hosted by the Eisenhower Partnership and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Admission includes a round a mini golf, food and drinks, and an auction ticket. Admission is $15 per person, $45 for a family of four. Visit or call Toni Andrews at 703-799-0024.

Sunday/June 11

Annual garden party for the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. Tickets are $40 per person, call the NVFAA office at 703-548-0035. All proceeds benefit the Brick and Mortar Fund for the building. At the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., 2–4 p.m.

Songs of Freedom. Family event, guides discuss the lives of Gunston Hall slaves. “Slavery to Freedom” tours at 2 and 4 p.m. Performances of spiritual songs at 3 p.m. feature the Shiloh Baptist Church Choir of Mason Neck and the Alfred Street Baptist Church Male Chorus of Alexandria. Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, 703-550-9220,

Arlandria-Chirilagua Festival, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., 200 W Glebe Road. Co-Sponsor: Tenants and Workers Support Committee. For additional information, call the Events Hotline at 703-883-4686 or the Special Events office at 703-838-4844.

Saturday/June 17

Red Cross Waterfront Festival. Music, food and family activities. For additional information call the Alexandria Chapter of American Red Cross at 703-549-8300. Continues Sunday.

Kayaking Trip. Northern Virginia Conservation Trust kayak trip noon-3 p.m., on Belmont Bay, leaving out of Mason Neck State Park. Participants should wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and a hat with a brim. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a bottle of water are highly recommended. In case of inclement weather: 703-354-5093, ext. 6. Park’s address is 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Meet at the car-top boat ramp at noon. Registration required, $40 per person. Contact Whitney Bailey at 703-354-5093 or

Edison High School Flea Market. 5801 Franconia Road, 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. In case of rain, the market will be held the following weekend. Proceeds fund student projects. Call Dennis Belyea at 703-924-8120.

Juneteenth Celebration. Blues, Caribbean, gospel and step performances, hands-on arts and crafts, African merchandise vendors, food. Free admission. 1-6 p.m., 900 Wythe St. Call the Alexandria Black History Museum, 703-838-4356 or; e-mail