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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Virginia Zoo Opens New Nature Playground

The Virginia Zoo staff, volunteers, donors and members christened the new “Run Wild! Nature Discovery Zone” during the Zoo’s annual Member Night.

Virginia Zoo Opens New Nature Playground

NORFOLK, VA – The Virginia Zoo staff, volunteers, donors and members christened the new “Run Wild! Nature Discovery Zone” during the Zoo’s annual Member Night. This one-acre n...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2019

30th Annual Bayou Boogaloo Music and Cajun Food Festival

The Most Authentic New Orleans Style Music and Cajun Food Festival North of Louisiana

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Norfolk Files Federal Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Companies & Distributors

Consortium of national law firms to lead litigation against drug companies, seeking costs of treatment for addiction, education and law enforcement connected to pervasive opioid abuse.

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk, Virginia has filed suit against the nation’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors for their role in creating a widespread diversion of prescription opiates for nonmedical purposes.&am...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2019

Shape the Future of Transportation on Granby Street

The Department of Transit is hosting two open house community meetings for the Granby Street Multimodal Transportation Project.

NORFOLK, VA – Learn how bikes, buses and vehicles can safely travel together on Granby Street.  The Department of Transit is hosting two open house community meetings for the Granby Street Multimodal Transportation Project.

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Rabid Cat Found in the Park Place Neighborhood

The cat, described as a medium sized stray, black in color with multi-color stripes, was picked up from the 800 block of West 35th Street in the Park Place section of the city.

NORFOLK, VA – A cat collected in Norfolk has tested positive for rabies. The cat, described as a medium sized stray, black in color with multi-color stripes, was picked up from the 800 block of West 35th Street in the Park Place section of the c...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2019

City Council actions on the June 11, 2019 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

Posted on: June 11, 2019

Norfolk City Council Approves Ordinance for E-scooter Pilot Program

Pilot Designed to Improve Transportation Options and Quality of Life for Residents and Visitors

NORFOLK, VA – Commuting around the Mermaid City just got easier! Norfolk City Council approved the ordinance for a shared scooter pilot program with Lime during tonight’s City Council Meeting, making Norfolk the first city in Hampton R...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2019

Norfolk Residents Get a New ‘Challenge’ at Lafayette Park

The course tests users’ speed, agility, strength and balance as they conquer climbing nets, floating boards, ninja steps, half-rounds and blocking dummies.

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk residents have a new way to get fit at Lafayette Park. Recreation, Parks and Open Space (RPOS) is proud to announce a new Challenge Course located at 3500 Granby Street. The course tests users’ speed, agility, str...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2019

World Renowned Street Artist to Paint Three Murals

Kelsey Montague Brings Her Vibrant, Uplifting, Participatory Art to the Hampton Roads Community

World Renowned Street Artist to Paint Three Murals Kelsey Montague Brings Her Vibrant, Uplifting, Participatory Art to the Hampton Roads Community

NORFOLK, VA — Kelsey Montague, an artist whose vibrant murals have uplifted souls...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2019

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for June 11 City Council are now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

Posted on: June 6, 2019

Fly Norfolk Aerospace Camps Offered Free to 1,400 Norfolk Children

Aviation Institute of Maintenance and the City of Norfolk team up to offer STEM education programs in aviation within Norfolk’s Parks and Recreation summer camp.

Fly Norfolk Aerospace Camps Offered Free to 1,400 Norfolk ChildrenAviation Institute of Maintenance and the City of Norfolk team up to offer STEM education programs in aviation within Norfolk’s Parks and Recreation summer camp.

NORFOLK, VA (July ...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2019

Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander's Statement on Virginia Beach Tragedy

Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander's Statement on Virginia Beach Tragedy

Today’s heartbreaking tragedy has spread grief throughout the region. We have lost loved ones, family, friends, colleagues, and souls committed to excellence in public service, ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

The Worksession agenda for June 4 City Council is now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

Posted on: May 30, 2019

Slover Library to Host Live Chat with NASA Astronaut from the International Space Station

The Slover Library in Norfolk, Virginia will be the host site for a live downlink event from the International Space Station (ISS) on August 9

Slover Library to Host Live Chat with NASA Astronaut
from the International Space Station

NORFOLK, VA — Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Who will be the Space explorers 50 years from now and what will they be ex...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2019

Norfolk Aims to Win Annual Red Cross Mayor’s Cup Blood Drive

Give the gift of life for our mermaid’s 20th birthday!

Norfolk Aims to Win Annual Red Cross Mayor’s Cup Blood Drive 
Give the gift of life for our mermaid’s 20th birthday!
NORFOLK, VA – Each year, the Mayor’s Cup blood drive of the American Red Cross pits seven ...Read on...
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Slover Library hosts Teetotalers & Moonshiners Exhibit and Speakeasy

From May 13 to June 22, Slover Library will be awash in the historical importance of Prohibition as it hosts the traveling exhibit Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled.

Slover Library hosts Teetotalers & Moonshiners Exhibit and Speakeasy
themed celebration with author Matt Bondurant

NORFOLK, VA – From May 13 to June 22, Slover Library will be awash in the historical importance of Prohibition as it hosts the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Council actions on the May 14, 2019 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

Posted on: May 1, 2019

Slover Library and ODU celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Slover Library and ODU present a multi-part series of programs celebrating the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

Slover Library and ODU celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

NORFOLK, VA – Slover Library and Old Dominion University present a multi-part series of programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the day astronauts aboard the Apollo 11...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2019

Soulful singer Lalah Hathaway performs live Sunday, July 7 at 7:30pm at the Attucks Theatre

Attucks at 100 celebrations continue this summer as five-time Grammy winner, singer Lalah Hathaway takes the stage

Soulful singer Lalah Hathaway performs live

Sunday, July 7 at 7:30pm at the Attucks Theatre!

Norfolk, VA - Attucks at 100 celebrations continue this summer as five-time Grammy winner, singer Lalah Hathaway takes the Attucks stage on Sunday July 7 at 7:30...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2019

Nauticus Announces Schedule of Battleship Wisconsin 75th Anniversary Events

The Battleship Wisconsin, moored at Nauticus, is celebrating her 75th year in 2019 with “Their Stories. Our History.

Nauticus Announces Schedule of Battleship Wisconsin 75th Anniversary Events

Norfolk, VA –  The Battleship Wisconsin, moored at Nauticus, is celebrating her 75th year in 2019 with “Their Stories. Our History. A Year-Long Celebra...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2019

Norfolk Coaches Inspire Youth through a New Mentorship Program

The purpose of #TURNT, is to teach leadership, life skills, personal development and engage in physical fitness and team building in a fun and interactive environment.

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS) kicked off a new mentorship program called #TURNT on April 6th for youth ages 10 to 16 at the Norfolk Boxing Center. The purpose of #TURNT, which stands for Transforming, Unifying, ...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2019

Free NEON District Art Tours Begin April 19 through NEON Festival in October

Downtown Norfolk Council has partnered with Norfolk Tour Company to offer free monthly walking tours of the NEON District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Cindy Mackey, 757-754-4553, cindymackey@cox.net

Rachel McCall, 757-623-1757, rmccall@downtownnorfolk.org

Free NEON District Art Tours Begin April 19 through NEON Festival in October

NORFOLK, Va. – April 2019 &ndash...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2019

First Fridays Season Seven Premieres April 5

A Local’s Favorite That Rocks Granby Street in Downtown Norfolk

First Fridays Season Seven Premieres April 5
A Local’s Favorite That Rocks Granby Street in Downtown Norfolk  
NORFOLK, Va. – (March 2019) – The 7th Annual First Fridays street parties kick off Friday, April...Read on...