First Thursday: Porch Parties Keep the Tradition Going!

The Del Ray Business Association launched First Thursday: Porch Parties to keep Del Ray's popular street festival tradition alive!

(All photos courtesy of Del Ray Business Association)

Alexandria, VA – The Del Ray Business Association launched First Thursday: Porch Parties to keep Del Ray’s popular street festival tradition alive while maintaining social distancing standards. Community members were urged to support their local restaurants with carry-out orders while participating in many activities that promote community while wearing masks and keeping a social distance.

(All photos courtesy of Del Ray Business Association)
(All photos courtesy of Del Ray Business Association)
(All photos courtesy of Del Ray Business Association)
(All photos courtesy of Del Ray Business Association)

During May’s First Thursday, the Del Ray Business Association collected 1,030 canned food items for the Grace Episcopal Church Food Pantry. “It takes a village – and the village really came through,” said Grace Episcopal Associate Rector Jason Roberson, noting that the food pantry has been serving over five times more families than their pre-COVID-19 numbers.

First Thursday: Red, White, and Blue will take place on Thursday, July 2. Whether the event will be a traditional First Thursday or the socially distant “porch party” model must be determined closer to the date in consultation with public health officials. For more information, visit www.visitdelray.com.

(All photos courtesy of Del Ray Business Association)
(All photos courtesy of Del Ray Business Association)
(All photos courtesy of Del Ray Business Association)

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