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City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for the Thanksgiving Holiday


All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.


Refuse Collection: Residential trash and recycling will be collected on the regularly scheduled day during the week of Thanksgiving, including Thanksgiving Day, November 28. On Thanksgiving Day, trash and recycling collection will begin at 6 a.m. in order to clear routes early for the Annual Turkey Trot.


Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.) and the Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) will close at noon on November 27 and remain closed on November 28 and 29. The Teen Wellness Center (3701 W. Braddock Rd.) will be closed on November 28 and 29.


Historic Alexandria: All museums will be closed on November 28. On November 29:  the Alexandria Black History Museum and the Friendship Firehouse Museum will be closed, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and The Lyceum will be open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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 closed on November 28 and 29.


Parking: 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, on November 28 and 29. 


Recreation Centers: All City of Alexandria recreation centers, including the Chinquapin Recreation Center, will be closed on November 28. The Chinquapin Recreation Center will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 29. The Charles Houston, Cora Kelly and William Ramsay recreation centers will open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 29. All other neighborhood recreation centers are closed. The Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 29.


Schools: The Alexandria City Public Schools will be closed from November 27 - 29.


State Offices: The Circuit Court will be closed on November 28 and 29.  General District Court, the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, will close at noon on November 27, and will remain closed on November 28 and 29.  Department of Motor Vehicles Office at 2681 Mill Road will be closed November 28 and will reopen Monday, December 2.


Transit: Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH bus service will not operate on November 28. The King Street Trolley will begin operating at 6 a.m. and run every 15 minutes until 10:15 p.m. on Friday, November 29.