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2016 Alexandria Seaport Foundation Day – Party 9/24 at Waterfront Park | Fireman Mike | Old Town Post

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF) will be hosting their annual Seaport Day celebration, at Waterfront Park in Old Town, Alexandria, this Saturday, September 24th from Noon until 6:00 p.m..  The event will include live music, local beer, food, wine, whiskey tasting, boat, races, boat building, children’s activities and nautical displays.

The live music line-up is:

  • Rhythm Bandits (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • 50 Year Storm (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Tommy & The Bahamas (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Food will be provided by some of Old Town’s finest restaurants.

The anything that floats race will also take place as part of the day’s celebration.  If you would like to enter the  “Anything that Floats” race, please contact Kathy Seifert, VP Development at seifert@alexandriaseaport.org or call 703-778-0977.

The event is free to attend.  Unfortunately, the beer, wine, whiskey and food are not free.  Tickets will be for sale on site for the purchase of food and beverage.

About Alexandria Seaport Foundation

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which was established in 1982 to honor the city’s maritime heritage and culture.  In 1993, ASF shifted its focus to serving at-risk youth through adult mentoring, project based learning and the building of wooden boats.

The Boat Building Apprenticeship Program is a nationally recognized workforce readiness program which helps at-risk youth, between the ages of 17-22, acquire the career, social skills and self-esteem to become productive, responsible adults.

The Apprentice Program is located at the Seaport Center, a floating timber frame located on the Potomac River in historic Alexandria, VA.  The building was built in 1998 by timber frame builder, Ted Benson and over 40 ASF friends and volunteers.

ASF’s Middle School Math Program uses project-based learning to improve the skills of middle school students identified by their teachers as at risk of failing math.  Through the building of small projects such as cigar box guitars, skateboards and model boats, students increase math competency and improve overall academic performance.The Middle School Math Program takes place on site at local middle schools, both in the classroom and after school.

If you would like to donate to this very worthy charity please click on “Donate”.  The dramatic and positive impact that ASF volunteers have on Alexandria’s youth is undeniable. One only has to walk past the ASF Seaport Center on the waterfront to see the amazement and pride on the faces of the young boat builders as they sculpt planks into boats.

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