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  1. Calendar Overlay Arts & Culture Events (9)

Arts & Culture Events

  1. Waterways to Freedom Tour: Underground Railroad Sites in Norfolk

    June 19, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, author of Waterways to Freedom, on historic June 19th, for a walking tour of Underground Railroad sites in downtown Norfolk. Hundreds, if not thousands, of African-Americans made daring escapes to the north via ships visiting Norfolk's waterways. Learn more about Norfolk's heritage and implications for the present. The tour begins at Fountain Park next to the BB&T building at 500 E. Main Street. The Department of Neighborhood Development can validate parking for the Fountain Park Garage adjacent to Fountain Park. The address for the garage is 130 Bank St, but it can be entered around the corner on Plume St. Although breaks will be provided, please wear comfortable clothing and footwear, and you may want to bring a water-bottle. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED, but you can add your name to the waiting list if the tour fills.

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  2. Family Day: A Juneteenth Celebration

    June 19, 2021, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ The Chrysler Museum of Art

    Honor African Americans past and present who fought for freedom during the Chrysler Museum’s Juneteenth celebration. Learn about the history of Juneteenth during performances by the Virginia African American Cultural Center. Enjoy live outdoor music by Hot Gumbo Brass Band. Throughout the day, complete craft activities, or pick up a kit to take home and embark on a scavenger hunt for artworks by African American artists. Schedule 10:30 a.m. Performance by the Virginia African American Cultural Center 11 a.m. Hot Gumbo Brass Band plays outside 12:30 p.m. Performance by the Virginia African American Cultural Center 1 p.m. Hot Gumbo Brass Band plays outside Presented in partnership with the Virginia African American Cultural Center. Supported by the Bunny and Perry Morgan Family Fund. Sponsored by Dominion Energy.

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  3. Juneteenth Storytelling Celebration with Carol Moore

    June 19, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Zoom

    Celebrate Juneteenth with NPL! Learn about Juneteenth through the lens of African American storytelling with Moth StorySLAM Champion, Carol Moore. Her style of storytelling that is comedic, conversational, and authentic. She has performed with organizations such as Story District, Better Said Than Done, Tales and Ales, Speak Up Storytelling, and the TELL: Pittsburgh Storytelling Series. She is a member of the National Storytelling Network, and serves as CEO and Head Public Speaking Coach of Carol Moore Presents LLC. To join us click on the link below, for a passcode please email Patricia Kendalls at (Adult)

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  4. Juneteenth Celebration & Bloomberg Asphalt Art Dedication - The Gathering Place

    June 19, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Norfolk's 2nd Bloomberg Asphalt Art mural "The Gathering Place" was created in honor of Juneteenth by local artist Dañetta Evans & community volunteers. Join Norfolk Arts for a Juneteenth Celebration & Asphalt Art Dedication. Dañetta's design features images highlighting the history of Double Dutch, African American quilting & the Underground Railroad. Following the dedication featuring a reading of an original poem created in recognition of Juneteenth by Ayana Askew, Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador & remarks by Councilwoman Royster, enjoy a Double Dutch showcase, free food from Crop Circle Gourmet, "Copsicles" courtesy of the NPD, photo booth, music by DJ Jokin' Joe & more. This is the 2nd Asphalt Art project being created via a Bloomberg Asphalt Art Initiative grant Norfolk Arts received together with the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia. Interested in creating Asphalt Art in Denby Park in September? Apply at by June 2

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  5. Hurrah Players present "Disney's The Jungle Book Kids"

    June 19, 2021, 2:00 PM - June 20, 2021, 2:00 PM @ Bank Street Stage

    The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie. Recommended for ages 3+. Masks are mandatory at this event.

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  6. Virginia Symphony presents "Mozart and Beethoven"

    June 24, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Chrysler Hall

    The VSO’s principal clarinet Michael Byerly takes center stage to play Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto – one of the most popular pieces of classical repertoire – to delight our audiences in this 100th anniversary season. Experience the multi-talented Daniel Matsukawa, former member of the VSO and current principal bassoon of the Philadelphia Orchestra, whose 2016 appearance with the VSO received rave reviews. Matsukawa returns to conduct a program which continues the VSO’s celebration of Beethoven’s greatest symphonies. Daniel Matsukawa, conductor Michael Byerly, clarinet Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

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  7. Virginia Arts Festival presents Abbie Gardner

    June 26, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Bank Street Stage

    No stranger to performing solo, she has three CD’s to draw from, each with award-winning songs. Talks of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, ride the back of her by-now familiar, formidable slide guitar licks. She channels Lucinda and Bonnie, but remains pure Abbie.

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  8. North Shore Point House Concerts and Virginia Arts Festival present Mipso

    June 27, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Bank Street Stage

    For the past few years, North Shore Point House Concerts has partnered with the Festival to present incredible artists. For 2021, North Shore Point Downtown will present Bluegrass/indie-folk band out of Chapel Hill, Mipso June 27 at the Bank Street Stage. Mipso's sixth album, Mipso on Rounder Records finds the modern string band showcasing their increasingly deep songwriting chops and their finely layered harmonies mostly over a fiddle, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and upright bass. trading vocals seamlessly among the four principals. The North Carolina-bed band, which topped Billboard's Bluegrass chart, played Norfolk to a sold-out crowd at North Shore Point a few years ago. "Prevailing warmth defines Mipso’s sound, the kind felt on a bright North Carolina day, but the songs themselves follow their own directions: Gentle strums on love tunes, big uplifting choruses on countrified numbers, plucking strings on upbeat bluegrass songs," wrote a reviewer for Paste magazine.

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  9. Pride Pick Up Party with Keep Norfolk Beautiful

    June 30, 2021, 6:00 PM @ Lafayette Park

    Join KNB and the LGBT Life Center to close out Pride Month on June 30th with a family-friendly litter Pick Up Party at Lafayette Park! Wear your best pride colors and show love to Mother Earth. Please meet at the Ernie Morgan Environmental Action Center located at 3500A Granby Street at 6:00 pm to start the party. All supplies will be provided by KNB and all ages are welcome!

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