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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

Musikanten

Founded in 1979 by Artistic Director Kerry Krebill, Musikanten performs mostly a cappella chamber music in the DC area and abroad.  A "western division" of the group hosts Helena Choral Week and the Montana Early Music Festival in and around Helena.  The singers are joined annually by Musikanten in diaspora in a concert tour singing their signature repertoire of American music for enthusiastic audiences in Europe, Asia and South America.  Musikanten's First Night Alexandria performances are previews of their upcoming tours.

Event Times: 
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm
10:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: 
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
228 S. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 10.1664" N, 77° 2' 41.3664" W

The Stairwells

All male a cappella First Night Alexandria favorite from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

Event Times: 
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
9:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Location: 
Old Presbyterian Meeting House
321 S. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 5.4072" N, 77° 2' 36.9168" W

Folsom Prisoners

Classic country and honky tonk is what you get from this First Night Alexandria favorite!

Event Times: 
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm
10:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: 
George Washington Masonic Memorial North Lodge
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 27.4068" N, 77° 3' 56.2788" W

Geoff Gallante

13-year old nationally recognized trumpet soloist performing an eclectic mix of classical, folk, hymns and spirituals.

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 Lyceum
201 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 13.6548" N, 77° 2' 50.9604" W

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre

Puppetry performance - THE THREE NOT SO LITTLE PIGS.  An offbeat and funny retelling of the classic children's story.  Lots of laughs and a message of cooperation.  For all ages.

 
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 Fellowship Hall
212 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA
United States
38° 48' 11.826" N, 77° 2' 49.7616" W

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