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City of Alexandria Hosts Annual Cambodian Day Festival

August 17, 2009

News Highlights

  • The Festival features entertainment by the Cambodian Mohoree Music Ensemble, classical and folk dances, live band music, social dances, food and more!

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The City of Alexandria's will host the Annual Cambodian Community Day Festival on Sunday, August 23, from noon to 6 p.m. at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr. Admission is free, and the event will be held rain or shine.

The festival’s theme, “Cambodia, the Beautiful,” features entertainment by the Cambodian Mohoree Music Ensemble; classical and folk dances; and live band music and social dances. Exhibits include a showcase of the Angkor Wat Replica, and the Pailin and Tonle Sap regions. Family activities include folk games for children and adults, sports, and vendors offering traditional Cambodian and Asian food and beverages.

The City's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, and the Cambodian Community Day Committee are cosponsoring the festival. Cambodian Community Day is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advocacy, preservation and promotion of Cambodian culture and heritage.

Limited parking is available at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr., and at Armistead Boothe Park, 520 Cameron Station Blvd. The public is encouraged to bike, walk or take public transit to the event. For DASH schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit www.dashbus.com. For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit www.wmata.com. Bicyclists may visit www.alexandriava.gov/localmotion for the City’s Bikeways Map, which features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.

For additional information on the Cambodian Community Day Festival, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686 or visit www.cambodiancommunityday.org

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City's Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, contact Cheryl Lawrence, Special Events Supervisor, at 703.838.4844 (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail cheryl.lawrence@alexandriava.gov.