EYA is proud to partner with the City of Alexandria to co-host the U.S. Coast Guard Eagle. Also known as “America’s tall ship,” it is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only square-rigger in U.S. government service. The Eagle will be docked in Old Town at the Robinson Landing pier from Monday, September 4, to Friday, September 8. Public viewing and tours are free. For more information and tour detail, please click here.
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle – “America’s tall ship” – will visit Old Town Alexandria September 4 – 8 as part of its East Coast tour. Co-hosted by the City of Alexandria and EYA, the Eagle will dock at the pier adjacent to Robinson Landing.
Big things are happening on the Old Town waterfront in Alexandria. Earlier this week, Hotel Indigo – an Intercontinental Hotel Group brand – opened at 220 South Union Street, next to where EYA is building Robinson Landing. And there’s a lot to like about this 120-room boutique property’s design.
The New York Times interviewed EYA’s president, Bob Youngentob, as part of their showcase of the upcoming redevelopment along the Old Town Alexandria waterfront. Until recently, a prime section of the waterfront has been home to a group of industrial warehouses and underutilized by residents and visitors. As part of a larger City plan to revitalize the waterfront, EYA is transforming three acres bordered by Duke, Union, and Wolfe Streets to help enhance access to and enjoyment of the waterfront.
Recently, Kevin Bacon and his band, The Bacon Brothers, enjoyed some of Old Town Alexandria’s charms. While in town for their show at the Birchmere, they stopped off at the Sugar Shack and the Port City Brewing Company. Even a musician/actor such as Kevin Bacon couldn’t pass up performing for a free Sugar Shack Pastry. That same day, the inspiring band also performed a surprise concert for the Volunteers at City Blossoms, a neighborhood organization dedicated to creative green spaces. You can view more pics and video here.
Explore your own back yard by boat along the Potomac with Potomac Riverboat Company's direct service to the National Mall and National Harbor! Leave the car behind and hop aboard their fleet. Explore the sights in downtown Washington and then head over to National Harbor for afternoon libations and evening dinner. Tickets can be purchased on their website, and be sure to check their schedule for the last service of the day. If your boat leaves before your party's over, call an Uber for a luxury ride home. Potomac Riverboat Company is a 20-minute walk from Old Town Commons and a 13-minute walk from The Oronoco. All aboard!