Events schedueled for Carlyle House Historic Park



Sarah’s Stories

05/27/2015 11:00 AM to 05/27/2015 03:00 PM
Cost: $3 per child, free to Friends of Carlyle House members. Tour of museum not included.
Reservation Required: Yes
Carlyle House Historic Park invites you to “Sarah’s Stories” a monthly program featuring educator-led readings of 18th century history-themed books for children and their guardians. Guardians are expected to stay throughout the duration of the program. This program is geared towards children ages 3-6 but all are welcome. Reservations are recommended as space is limited.

Contact Details:
Carlyle House Historic Park, 703-549-2997, vherndon@nvrpa.org Directions to the Park: The Carlyle House Historic Park is located at 121 North Fairfax Street in Alexandria, Virginia. From Northern Virginia: Take 1-495 (Capital Beltway) East/95 North to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King Street and left on N. Fairfax. From Washington, DC: Take George Washington Parkway South towards Alexandria. Turn left on Queen Street and right on N Fairfax. From Maryland: Take 1-495 across Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King St. and left on N. Fairfax. Carlyle House is also accessible by Metro and bus. The closest Metro station is King St. or Braddock Rd.(Yellow/Blue Lines).


Savor the Flavor: The Food of the 18th- Century

05/30/2015 12:00 PM to 05/30/2015
Cost: Free Admission to event, Bake sale goods $1
Bring your appetite for learning as you travel back in time to the 18th-century for Carlyle House’s Annual Hands-on –History Tent! Children and their families are invited to explore the history of Colonial food through various crafts and hands-on activities. Activities include open hearth cooking demonstrations, ice cream making, butter making, and discovering an 18th-century kitchen. There will also be a bake sale with 18th-century treats available for purchase for $1. All proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the education programs at Carlyle House. This event is designed for children ages 3-12 but all are welcome! Admission to the event is free but donations are welcome (suggested donation $1).

Contact Details:
Carlyle House Historic Park, 703-549-2997, carlyle@nvrpa.org Directions to the Park: The Carlyle House Historic Park is located at 121 North Fairfax Street in Alexandria, Virginia. From Northern Virginia: Take 1-495 (Capital Beltway) East/95 North to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King Street and left on N. Fairfax. From Washington, DC: Take George Washington Parkway South towards Alexandria. Turn left on Queen Street and right on N Fairfax. From Maryland: Take 1-495 across Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King St. and left on N. Fairfax. Carlyle House is also accessible by Metro and bus. The closest Metro station is King St. or Braddock Rd.(Yellow/Blue Lines).


“A Jazzy June!”: African-American Music Appreciation Month at Carlyle House

06/04/2015 06:00 PM to 06/04/2015 08:00 PM
Cost: FREE
June is African-American Music Appreciation month, and Carlyle House and Alexandria’s Black History Museum will be co-hosting talented local artists to celebrate the roots of this music! Join us on the Magnolia Terrace for a glass of wine or a beer and enjoy two evenings of music in the gardens of Carlyle House during “A Jazzy June!” The concerts will take place on Thursday, June 4th and Thursday, June 18th from 6-8pm. On Thursday, June 4th, The Sandra Y. Johnson Sextet will perform with the following musicians: Sandra Y. Johnson, (vocalist), Pete Rassrand, (piano), Thomas View, (bass), Tony Harrod, (guitar), Chantina Crawford, (drums), Michael Horton, (saxophone/flute). Sandra Y. Johnson, a native Washingtonian, has been singing most of her life, whether professionally, in an organized choir, in the privacy of her home, or with friends. Sandra Y. Johnson performs straight-ahead Jazz, Blues, and R&B/Oldies music, including Motown around the DC Metro Area and at special events. DuPont Brass, a local group from Howard University, will perform on Thursday, June 18th. This energetic and youthful group is self-described as “a new, innovative brass band hailing from the DC Metropolitan Area.” DuPont Brass has grown to nine members and has gained popularity from playing at local Metro stations and performed throughout the city as a featured group with the acclaimed DC Jazz Festival. Overall, the mission of the band is to “uplift the spirits of people with their music…not just in the DMV area, but the entire world." The concert on the 18th takes place on the eve of “Juneteenth,” one of the oldest celebrations commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Each year, Juneteenth is celebrated across the country by communities who commemorate this historic moment of freedom through food, music, and dance. Carlyle House and the Alexandria Black History Museum are proud to continue this tradition through this event. Beer, wine and water will be offered for sale during the concerts. Please do not bring your own alcoholic beverages due to Virginia ABC alcohol regulations. This event is co-sponsored by Carlyle House (NOVA Parks) and Alexandria’s Black History Museum (Office of Historic Alexandria). Carlyle House is accessible by riding the FREE Trolley running every 15 minutes from the King Street Metro Station, and is centrally located near several parking garages. Located at 121 N. Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria, Carlyle House Historic Park is a property of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 10am– 4pm and Sunday, 12–4pm. For more information, call 703-549-2997 or visit www.novaparks.com.

Contact Details:
Carlyle House Historic Park, 703-549-2997, carlyle@nvrpa.org Directions to the Park: The Carlyle House Historic Park is located at 121 North Fairfax Street in Alexandria, Virginia. From Northern Virginia: Take 1-495 (Capital Beltway) East/95 North to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King Street and left on N. Fairfax. From Washington, DC: Take George Washington Parkway South towards Alexandria. Turn left on Queen Street and right on N Fairfax. From Maryland: Take 1-495 across Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King St. and left on N. Fairfax. Carlyle House is also accessible by Metro and bus. The closest Metro station is King St. or Braddock Rd.(Yellow/Blue Lines).


“A Jazzy June!”: African-American Music Appreciation Month at Carlyle House

06/18/2015 06:00 PM to 06/18/2015 08:00 PM
Cost: Free
June is African-American Music Appreciation month, and Carlyle House and Alexandria’s Black History Museum will be co-hosting talented local artists to celebrate the roots of this music! Join us on the Magnolia Terrace for a glass of wine or a beer and enjoy two evenings of music in the gardens of Carlyle House during “A Jazzy June!” The concerts will take place on Thursday, June 4th and Thursday, June 18th from 6-8pm. On Thursday, June 4th, The Sandra Y. Johnson Sextet will perform with the following musicians: Sandra Y. Johnson, (vocalist), Pete Rassrand, (piano), Thomas View, (bass), Tony Harrod, (guitar), Chantina Crawford, (drums), Michael Horton, (saxophone/flute). Sandra Y. Johnson, a native Washingtonian, has been singing most of her life, whether professionally, in an organized choir, in the privacy of her home, or with friends. Sandra Y. Johnson performs straight-ahead Jazz, Blues, and R&B/Oldies music, including Motown around the DC Metro Area and at special events. DuPont Brass, a local group from Howard University, will perform on Thursday, June 18th. This energetic and youthful group is self-described as “a new, innovative brass band hailing from the DC Metropolitan Area.” DuPont Brass has grown to nine members and has gained popularity from playing at local Metro stations and performed throughout the city as a featured group with the acclaimed DC Jazz Festival. Overall, the mission of the band is to “uplift the spirits of people with their music…not just in the DMV area, but the entire world." The concert on the 18th takes place on the eve of “Juneteenth,” one of the oldest celebrations commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Each year, Juneteenth is celebrated across the country by communities who commemorate this historic moment of freedom through food, music, and dance. Carlyle House and the Alexandria Black History Museum are proud to continue this tradition through this event. Beer, wine and water will be offered for sale during the concerts. Please do not bring your own alcoholic beverages due to Virginia ABC alcohol regulations. This event is co-sponsored by Carlyle House (NOVA Parks) and Alexandria’s Black History Museum (Office of Historic Alexandria). Carlyle House is accessible by riding the FREE Trolley running every 15 minutes from the King Street Metro Station, and is centrally located near several parking garages. Located at 121 N. Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria, Carlyle House Historic Park is a property of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 10am– 4pm and Sunday, 12–4pm. For more information, call 703-549-2997 or visit www.novaparks.com.

Contact Details:
Carlyle House Historic Park, 703-549-2997, carlyle@nvrpa.org Directions to the Park: The Carlyle House Historic Park is located at 121 North Fairfax Street in Alexandria, Virginia. From Northern Virginia: Take 1-495 (Capital Beltway) East/95 North to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King Street and left on N. Fairfax. From Washington, DC: Take George Washington Parkway South towards Alexandria. Turn left on Queen Street and right on N Fairfax. From Maryland: Take 1-495 across Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Rte. 1 North. Turn right on King St. and left on N. Fairfax. Carlyle House is also accessible by Metro and bus. The closest Metro station is King St. or Braddock Rd.(Yellow/Blue Lines).