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First Tuesday Social at Hi-Tide
**This is a free event open to all.** Be the life of the party! Get ready for the next LGBTQ Community's First Tuesday Social! We will gather at Hi-Tide Lounge, 101 N. Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, along the downtown waterfront in Old, Town, Alexandria. It's a fun place to gather. You are welcome regardless of where you live. Bring friends and meet new people. This is the place to be that evening. See pictures of the lounge at http://volasdockside.com/hi-tide-gallery/ Join us at this exciting venue. If you haven't been out in a while, then come on out, network, and make some new friends. This LGBTQ and Allies community-wide social provides everyone a chance to mingle, socialize and share community spirit in a splendid setting. This free social is officially hosted by Go Gay DC - Metro DC's LGBTQ Community Hub (http://www.gogaydc.org/). TJ Flavell (http://www.tjflavell.com) will be there to greet you. All your friends are welcome. There will be a free door prize raffle. Fabulous people from all over the world are expected. Name tags will be provided. It's FREE to attend; cash bar. Casual attire is fine; this will be a relaxing and fun time. The appetizer and cocktails menu is here: http://volasdockside.com/hi-tide-menus/ Make it an evening: http://volasdockside.com/hi-tide-gallery/ The Hi-Tide Lounge offers delectable bar bites and special appetizer size menu items to accompany a select list of signature cocktails, classic tiki-inspired drinks, and a range of wine and craft beers. Full dinner service is available in Vola’s Dockside. See http://volasdockside.com/menus/ Go Gay DC is Washington DC's LGBTQ community hub focused on friendship, leadership, and service. Visit http://www.gogaydc.org/ DIRECTIONS / PARKING Hi-Tide Lounge is located in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria, at the intersection of the ‘boulevard’ of King Street, and Union Street, at 101 N. Union. Also just steps from the Torpedo Factory Arts Center and the Waterfront area, the lounge is accessible in many ways, by foot, bike, by car, or public transportation. Parking Nearby: Hourly metered parking (two hour limit) is located directly in front of the restaurant, and on adjacent streets. Some streets feature meter stations that accept credit cards and coins while other streets accept app-only payment (https://www.alexandriava.gov/PayByPhone). The least expensive nearby parking garage is Market Square Parking Garage. https://www.visitalexandriava.com/listings/market-square-parking-garage/4462/ For Convenient Public Transport: The free King Street Trolley terminates at the corner of King and Union Streets, just steps from the entrance to the Hi-Tide Lounge and the Torpedo Factory. The trolley runs every 10 minutes, 10AM-10:15PM, Sunday through Wednesday, and from 10AM – 12AM Thursday through Saturday, to the King Street Metro station, approximately 1.25 miles away. From Washington, DC (just 7.5 miles away): > Follow 14th Street South to the George Washington Memorial Parkway > The GW Parkway winds through Old Town (and becomes Washington Street) > Turn Left onto Queen Street > Turn Right onto Union Street > Follow Union Street to its intersection with King Street. From points South (1-95 / 495): > Follow I-95 North to US 1 in Alexandria > Take Exit 177 A-B from I-495 E / I-95 N > Follow US-1, Franklin Street, and N. Union Street Invite all your friends on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/473059989784648/

The Hi-Tide Lounge

101 N Union St · Alexandria, va

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Join for FREE today (https://www.meetup.com/Maryland-LGBTQ-Pros/join) and expand your professional network. You'll be invited to attend fabulous lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer (LGBTQ) professional networking social events at gay-friendly lounges in Maryland. Our members are hard-working people from a variety of disciplines such as military, government, banking, law, medicine, new media, interior or fashion design and communications. We all share the same desire to enjoy the company of like-minded professionals in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Our group is welcoming and inclusive, respectful of everyone under the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer (LGBTQ) rainbow and straight allies. Build a stronger base of professional contacts. Share ideas and job possibilities, tap expertise, or meet potential clients or business partners. Benefit by making new connections and honing ideas. There are no membership dues to be a part of it. Nor are there referral expectations like BNI's. Just show up, meet new people, and have fun!

Founded by TJ Flavell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjflavell), this group sets an exciting new paradigm. Established in 2015. it includes all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer (LGBTQ) professionals and allies in Maryland. It's a new day, a new era, and this facilitates valuable connections for personal, professional, and business success.

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