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Well Ray 2017

It is on June 24, 2017 – rain or shine!
Here is a complete list of events:

BEAN CREATIVE FIELD

2213 Mt. Vernon Avenue
9am-9:30amMorning Yoga Wake Up with Yoga in Daily Life.  Register here
9:30am-10amPilates Boot Camp with Mind the Mat Pilates and Yoga. Register here.
10am-10:30amFitness Interval Training For All with Fit4Mom. Register here.
10:30am-11amYoga with Mind the Mat Yoga and Ease Yoga & Cafe.  Register here
11am-11:30amCrossFit for Kids with CrossFit MVA. Register here
11:30am-12pmFoundation Fitness Workout with Foundation Fitness.  Register here.
12pm-12:30pmHeart Rate Monitor Interval Training with Orange Theory Fitness. Register here.
12:30pm-1pmKids Yoga with Downward Dye.  Register here.
1pm: Closing ceremony for Soar interactive art project by We Live Big

WELL RAY LOT
Behind United Bank, 2401 Mt. Vernon Avenue
9am-9:30am5 Rhythms Dance Class with Ann Kite Dance. Register here.
9:30am-10amKids Dance Class with Tippi Toes. Register here.
10am-10:30amKarate Class for Adults and Kids with Potomac Kempo. Register here.
10:30am-11amPilates Apparatus Class with Studio Body Logic. Register here.
11am-11:30amParkour for All with PK Move. Register here.
11:30am-12pmCelebrity Bigwheel Showdown hosted by Velocity Bicycle Co-op
12pm-12:30pmSkate & Safety Demo with DC Wheels
12:45pm-1pmClosing meditation
ASCEND CYCLE DECK
Behind United Bank, 2401 Mt. Vernon Avenue
9am-9:30amWell Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here.
10am-10:30amWell Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here.
11am-11:30amWell Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here.
12pm-12:30pmWell Ray Ride with Ascend Cycle. Register here.
PAT MILLER NEIGHBORHOOD SQUARE
Intersection of Mt. Vernon & Oxford Avenues
EXTENDED FARMERS’ MARKET HOURS!  The Del Ray Farmers’ Market will be open from 8am to 1pm!
Ongoing: Cooking demonstrations & discussions with Ironman & Chef Will Artley and The Switch Doctor’s Chris Dunning
SPEAKERS’ ALLEY
Behind United Bank, 2401 Mt. Vernon Avenue
9am-9:30amSafe Summer Fun with Pediatric Associates
9:30am-10amLive Courageously with Vessence
10am-10:30amUnderstanding Your Back Pain with Healing Tree
10:30am-11amEssential Oils For Wellness with Wise Light Wellness
11am-11:30amRunning Injury Free with Solutions PT
11:30am-12pmMinding Your Mental Wellness with Running Brooke & Rob Krupicka
12pm-12:30pmDiscovering Your Why for Exercise with Walter Lewis Fitness Solutions
12:30pm -1pmFeldenkras Method Demonstration with Vital Body Mind
HEALTH & WELLNESS INFORMATION & DEMONSTRATIONS, FEATURING…
Ann-Kite Dance // Arbonne Independent Consultant // Ascend Cycle // Beautycounter // Caring Acupuncture // Casa Sophia // Chrysalis Chiropractic at The Wellness Center // City of Alexandria GO Alex // Core Wellness & Physical Therapy // Counseling of Alexandria // CrossFit MVA // Cyclebar // Del Ray Animal Hospital // Del Ray Psych & Wellness Associates // Del Ray Smiles // Dental Excellence // Doggiewalker // Downward Dye // Ease Yoga & Cafe // Fit4Mom //
Foundation Fitness // Four Directions Wellness // Galley Foods // Icon Undies // Juice Plus // La Clé // LucidArts // Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga // Mom’s Organic Market // Mount Vernon Family Therapy Associates, LLC // Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray // NOVA Women’s Health Collective // Orange Theory Fitness // Pediatric Associates of Alexandria // PK Move // Potomac Kempo // ProFlex Physical Therapy // Purium // RunningBrooke // [solidcore] // Solutions Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine // South Block // Starz of Alexandria // Studio Body Logic // The Switch Doctor // Territory // The Board Bus // The Healing Tree // Tippi Toes® Dance // Velocity // Vessence // VITAL Body & Mind // Walter Lewis Fitness Solutions // Washington Nationals // Waxing the City Alexandria // Whole Foods // Wise Light Wellness // Xtend Barre Old Town // YMCA of Alexandria // Yoga in Daily Life
All activities are free and open to all; participants are encourage to make a donation to Running Brooke, an organization that inspires at-risk children in the City of Alexandria to move.  For more information about Running Brooke and to donate, click here.

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First Thursday – Health & Wellness Classes

June’s First Thursday looks like a real winner that we can all use!  Attendees get a chance to participate in free health and wellness classes from 6:00PM until dusk along Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray.

Classes include yoga, meditation, spin, Reiki, pilates, barre and more.  (Advance sign-ups are encouraged.)  You can also get information on nutrition, acupuncture, personal growth and essential oils.

And if that wasn’t enough, you can participate in free breathing and sleep apnea screenings while listening to live music.  There will be children’s activities, a new interactive public art project debut and much more.

 

Full schedule is as follows:

Pat Miller Neighborhood Square
Corner of Oxford & Mt.Vernon Ave

6:00PM: Opening Healing Vibes – Gong Vibrations, Ease Yoga
6:00PM: Healing Reading, Alexandria Library
6:15PM: Jump Rope Performance, MVCS students
6:30PM: Barre Class,Studio Body Logic; register here
7:00PM: Line Dance Performance, Cora Kelly Seniors
7:30PM: Hula hoop performance, Mind The Mat
8:00PM: Closing meditation, Mind The Mat

 


Bean Creative Field
2200 Block of Mt. Vernon Ave.

6:00PM: Fitness Interval Training, Fit4Mom; register here
6:30PM: Jump Rope Performance, MVCS students
6:45PM: Accessing Healing through Journaling Workshop, Del Ray Psych; register here.
6:45PM: Therapeutic Pilates, Mind The Mat; register here
7:15PM: Hula-hoop performance & play, Mind The Mat

There will also be ongoing events and booths along Mt. Vernon Avenue all night.  Get well and have fun!

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is this Sunday.  If you are still looking for a gift that will make you Mom’s favorite, look no further than Del Ray. Here are some shops that have treasures that will make Mom smile!

 

Top It Off (1906 Mt. Vernon Avenue).  Anything in this store will be a hit but this Ladies Embroidered Tunic in orange is the perfect piece for lunch or a night on the town.

 

Kiskadee (2205 Mt. Vernon Avenue)  Again, you can’t lose in this store. Choose an accessory like a bangle that she will wear again and again.  Or these monogrammed rain boots would be a hit.

 

 

Greenstreet Gardens (1503 Mount Vernon Avenue)  A potted plant is always a winner! Choose one in your loved-one’s favorite flowers and colors! You will be a hero!

 

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Any of these gifts will show your Mom just how much you care! Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mom’s out there!

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Let’s Go Eat on the Patio!

Spring is here which means it is time to eat outside!  Here is a list of some of our favorite spots that have outdoor seating.

Live Oak Restaurant
1603 Commonwealth Ave
Southern

Evening Star Cafe
2000 Mount Vernon Ave
American (New), Breakfast & Brunch

Del Ray Cafe
205 E Howell Ave
French

Rosemarino d’Italia
1905 Mount Vernon Ave
Italian

Stomping Ground
2309 Mount Vernon Ave
Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch, American (New)

Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap
401 E Braddock Rd
Pizza, Italian

Junction Bakery & Bistro
1508 Mt Vernon Ave
Bakeries, Cafes, Sandwiches

Kaizen Tavern
1909 Mount Vernon Ave
Japanese, Sushi Bars

FireFlies Restaurant
1501 Mt Vernon Ave
Breakfast & Brunch, Pizza, American (Traditional)

South Block
3051 Mount Vernon Ave
Smoothies, Acai Bowls, and Juice

Front Porch
2006 Mount Vernon Ave
American (Traditional)

St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub
2300 Mount Vernon Ave
Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch

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New Places to Dine Coming in 2016

Last week we talked about some local businesses that closed in Alexandria in 2015.  Well, in with new!  We have news about three new places opening in 2016.

 

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Junction Bakery & Bistro

Late Spring will bring Junction Bakery & Bistro to 1508 Mt. Vernon Avenue.  You know this location as Mancini’s.  They will serve American cuisine with a twist, three meals a day.  They will also offer a wholesale bakery courtesy of Nathan Hatfield (former baker at Restaurant Eve, Society Fair and Le Diplomate).  Noe Landini (behind Landini Brothers, Fish Market and Pop’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream) is Hatfield’s partner, which excites us!  Not much is known yet of the menu, but expect it to follow the French Bistro concept.

The new restaurant’s name is homage to the Potomac Yard railway system and its hard workers who lived in Del Ray at that time.  Can’t wait to try this one!

 

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Portner Brewhouse

Alexandria has long been a city of craft brews.  And in summer 2016, we will see Portner Brewhouse (5770 Dow Avenue) revived by sisters Catherine and Margaret Portner, great-great granddaughters of Robert Portner.  From 1869 until 1916, the Robert Portner Brewing Co. was the South’s largest pre-Prohibition brewery and Alexandria’s largest employer.

The new location will offer craft brews and German-American, family recipes.  Sounds like a fun meeting place to look forward to!

 

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Hank’s Pasta Bar

You have probably tried Hank’s Oyster Bar and you probably like pasta so what’s not to love about Hank’s Pasta Bar (600 Montgomery Street)?

Hank’s Pasta Bar’s ribbon cutting is slated for February 4, 2016 and we can’t wait!  The restaurant is highly anticipated and will offer fresh Italian fare.  If you don’t believe us, Zagat named Hank’s Pasta Bar one of the Most Anticipated DC Openings of 2016.  We’ll be there!

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A Day in Del Ray

What would you do if you could take a day off from work to spend in Del Ray? I thought about it and, because I just love what I do for a living, decided to plan a half-day to explore. Here is what I would do.

I would start the day bright and early at 5:45AM with a 50 minute indoor cycling class with Jaime Dawson at Swet Ride. Nothing like a great workout to some upbeat music to start the day. Right there at 2413 Mount Vernon Avenue.

swetride

After a quick trip home to shower and grab the dog, we would go back to Caboose for a light breakfast. A great cup of coffee and a well-earned piece of pastry in their outdoor seating area would be just wonderful. Their breads and muffins are to-die for! Located at 2419 Mount Vernon Avenue.

caboose-cafe-muffins

Following a short stroll with Buddha, it will be time for him to have a treat of his own so we will head over to the Dairy Godmother at 2310 Mount Vernon Avenue. They not only serve tasty frozen custard, sorbet, and ice pops, but the shop also makes Puppy Pops. These frozen treats for dogs contain plain yogurt, peanut butter, and banana. Buddha will love it!

dairygodpup

The dog will be ready for a rest, so I will drop him at home. Next stop: Kiskadee. The shop, located at 2205 Mount Vernon Avenue, carries all my favorite dresses and baubles. I need to pick up the perfect gift for a friend having a birthday over the weekend. She will love anything from that store!

kiskadee

Next, an appointment with my hair stylist at Anne Welsh Salon at 2100 Mount Vernon Avenue. I have been going to Andie for years for cuts and color. I feel like a new person every time I step out of their doors.

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One more stop and then back home. I will stop by the butcher shop, Let’s Meat on the Avenue (2403 Mount Vernon Avenue), for some free-range, pasture-fed meat for dinner. After selecting a beautiful cut for grilling, I will pick up a smoked marrow bone for Buddha.

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A full morning behind me, I know I will feel ready to head home for some work! Next time, I will take the afternoon off and see where that leads me down in Del Ray!

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