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Watch Night at Alfred Street Baptist Church

The tradition of “Watch Night” dates back to gatherings known as “Freedom Eve” when African American slaves and freedmen gathered to celebrate the liberation of Confederate slaves.  In keeping with its rich history as one of the oldest African American churches in the United States, annually on New Year’s Eve, Alfred Street Baptist Church hosts Watch Night Services. An afternoon service will begin at 12:00 noon and consist of music- led by the church’s dynamic music and worship arts department, prayers, testimonies, and an inspirational message.

Event Times: 
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
10:00 pm to 11:59 pm
Location: 
Alfred Street Baptist Church
301 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 10.0152" N, 77° 3' 0.954" W

Pyramid Concert

Participating in this Pyramid Concert will be the TC Williams High School Choir and Orchestra and the Orchestras from and George Washington and Hammond  Middle Schools.  This is a free event!

Event Times: 
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: 
Durant Arts Center
1605 Cameron St.
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 27.5112" N, 77° 3' 20.7792" W

Mister Don

Interactive children's music with sing-along songs, accompanying motions, rhythm instruments, marching and dancing!  (NOTE:  Earlier performance times.)

Event Times: 
5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
6:30 pm to 7:15 pm
8:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Location: 
Jefferson Houston School Lobby
1501 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 29.3544" N, 77° 3' 17.9424" W

Mister Don

Interactive children's music with sing-along songs, accompanying motions, rhythm instruments, marching and dancing!  (NOTE:  Earlier performance times.)

Event Times: 
5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
6:30 pm to 7:15 pm
8:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Location: 
Jefferson Houston School Lobby
1501 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 29.3544" N, 77° 3' 17.9424" W

2013 Battle of the Bands

First Night Alexandria is hosting a competition for teenage artists and bands! Five videos qualified to competed for the first round of Online Voting (November - December 20th), and the following bands will advance to play in the finals on New Year's Eve: Noize, Fuse Box and 4 Short of a Dozen.

Event Times: 
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: 
Durant Arts Center
1605 Cameron St.
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 29.2572" N, 77° 3' 21.3228" W

The Grandsons

Finger-poppin', hip-shakin' American Roots music.

The Grandsons recently won a WAMMIE for "Best Children's Act" (for the grandsons, Jr.).  They also received an Arts Envoy grant from the State Department and performed in El Salvador as Rock and Roll Ambassadors.

Event Times: 
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
8:30 pm to 9:15 pm
10:00 pm to 10:45 pm
Location: 
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 17.7048" N, 77° 2' 23.4528" W

Vaughn Ambrose Trio

Traditional jazz at this beautiful gallery - a new venue in 2013!

Event Times: 
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm
9:00 pm to 9:30 pm
10:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: 
Principle Gallery
208 King Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 15.894" N, 77° 2' 30.8256" W

Watch Night at Alfred Street Baptist Church

The tradition of “Watch Night” dates back to gatherings known as “Freedom Eve” when African American slaves and freedmen gathered to celebrate the liberation of Confederate slaves.  In keeping with its rich history as one of the oldest African American churches in the United States, annually on New Year’s Eve, Alfred Street Baptist Church hosts Watch Night Services. An afternoon service will begin at 12:00 noon and consist of music- led by the church’s dynamic music and worship arts department, prayers, testimonies, and an inspirational message.

Event Times: 
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
10:00 pm to 11:59 pm
Location: 
Alfred Street Baptist Church
301 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 10.0152" N, 77° 3' 0.954" W

Ken & Brad Kolodner

Traditional and original old-time Appalachian folk music.  Brad is a 2013-14 Strathmore artist in residence.

Event Times: 
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm
10:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: 
The Athenaeum
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 12.2148" N, 77° 2' 30.4584" W

Virginia Bronze Handbell Ringers of Northern Virginia

Virginia Bronze is a community handbell ensemble dedicated to advancing the art of English handbell ringing in the Washington Metropolitan area.  The group performs a wide range of repertoire, including secular, sacred, popular and original works.

Event Times: 
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm
10:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: 
Downtown Baptist Church Sanctuary
212 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 11.826" N, 77° 2' 49.7616" W

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