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City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for the New Year’s Day Holiday, January 1

For Immediate Release: December 28, 2012

All City of Alexandria government offices will be open on New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 2012. City government offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.

Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.) and the Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) will be closed December 31 and January 1. The Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will be open on December 31 and closed on January 1.

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline, 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline, 703.746.3401; and the sexual assault hotline, 703.683.7273.

Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 31 and closed on January 1.

Museums: All museums operated by the City of Alexandria will be open on their regular schedules on December 31, but will be closed on January 1. For more information, call 703.746.4554 or visit alexandriava.gov/Historic.

Parking: On January 1, the Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, as well as time restrictions in residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits. Meter payments are not required on January 1.

Recreation Centers
: On December 31, Alexandria neighborhood recreation centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chinquapin Recreation Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center will be closed. All City of Alexandria recreation centers will be closed on January 1.

Refuse Collection: Residential trash and recycling will be collected on Monday, December 31. There will be no collection scheduled for Tuesday, January 1. Residential trash and recycling normally scheduled for January 1, 2, or 3 will be collected one day late. Residents who receive City refuse collection may place Christmas trees at the curb for recycling on regular trash collection days, beginning Monday, January 7 through Friday, January 18. Trees set out before that time will be collected as regular refuse. The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Collection site (3224 Colvin St.) is open on December 31. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/SolidWaste.

Schools: The Alexandria City Public Schools are closed through January 1, reopening January 2.

State Offices: The General District Court and Circuit Court will be closed on January 1; the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and the Alexandria DMV Office (2681 Mill Rd.) will be closed on December 31 and January 1.

Transit: DASH will operate a regular weekday schedule on December 31. Beginning at 6 p.m., free shuttle service will be provided for First Night Alexandria along King Street between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River Waterfront until 1 a.m. There will be no DASH service on January 1, except for the King Street Trolley.

Trolley: On December 31, the free King Street Trolley will begin at 11:30 a.m. and provide shuttle service for First Night Alexandria until 1 a.m. On January 1, the trolley service will operate on its normal schedule, every 15 minutes between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River Waterfront from 11:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
For more information, contact Andrea Blackford, Communications Officer, Office of Communications and Public Information, at 571.481.8967 or andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov