April 1 - November 30 @ Elmwood Cemetery
NORFOLK SOCIETY FOR CEMETERY CONSERVATION (NSCC) VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS: Tasks include landscape maintenance, beautification projects, and monument restoration and cleaning. Check calendar for more info: http://www.norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation.org/
April 15 - May 7 @ Slover Library
Slover Library Foundation and Virginia Arts Festival are pleased to present: Dance Theatre of Harlem From Black and White to Living Color, on view from April 15 to May 7, 2019 at Slover Library in Norfolk. This exhibition chronicles the first fifty-years of Dance Theatre of Harlem, the legendary ballet company and school based in Harlem, New York. Curated by former Dance Theatre of Harlem dancer Judy Tyrus, Dance Theatre of Harlem From Black and White to Living Color displays sixty-three photographs from the company’s archive, some never seen before, in black and white and in color.
May 1, 9:00 AM - May 31, 5:00 PM
The Virginia Zoo and The Mariners’ Museum and Park are swapping members for the month of May. Please visit the Zoo's website for more details.
May 2, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ East Beach
East Beach Home and Garden is quite the Tour Experience! Nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and the aptly named Pretty Lake, this quaint community is considered one of Norfolk’s most exciting and desirable neighborhoods. Famous for its brightly colored cottages, tour features a sampling of residential designs in what is known as East Beach. Homes with cozy front porches and gracefully curving sidewalks were built around majestic old oaks that lead to the sand dunes. There are charming pocket parks sprinkled throughout the area, with benches beckoning. Enjoy access to numerous private gardens and homes on this walking tour.
Easy parking, all weather tour. Bus groups welcome!
Questions? contact: Norfolk@vagardenweek.org
May 3 - May 5 @ Chrysler Hall
This internationally acclaimed, history-making company returns to the Virginia Arts Festival with a dazzling program that includes a world premiere commissioned by the Festival and the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. The new ballet is being created by Claudia Schreier, an award-winning young choreographer who has drawn attention and commissions for new work from American Ballet Theatre, the Vail Dance Festival, and more. Join the celebration of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s historic 50th season, and be among the first to see this new work!
May 3 - May 5 @ Benjack Studio Theatre
This concert will feature historical repertoire in Modern Dance as well as new works choreographed by Artistic Director Todd Rosenlieb and former Company member Janelle Spruill.
May 3, 8:00 AM - May 5, 5:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden
Our annual SPRING PLANT SALE has long been known throughout the region as one of the best places to pick up unusual plants at great prices. This year is no exception, with a bumper crop of some of the best-looking plants to date.
You’ll find a wide variety of plants from the rare and unusual, to your favorites that thrive in the Coastal Virginia region.
The entire Horticulture Staff will be on hand to give expert help to customers.
May 3, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ 300 Block of Granby Street
The 7th Annual First Fridays street parties kick off Friday, April 5 on Granby Street. First Fridays run from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with live music, food, drinks, friends and fun. All events are free and open to the public.First Fridays is produced by Downtown Norfolk Council and sponsored by S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. and Wells Fargo Center.
Headliner: Kat Wright – Plenty of soul in this gritty and emotive rock and roll performer who is described as “Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse.”
Opener: Del Florida – A D.C. band featuring amorphic dream pop that has opened for Montreal.
May 4, 11:00 AM - May 5, 6:00 PM @ TowneBank Fountain Park
Norfolk Festevents will kick off the 2019 season of Events with the Spring Wine Festival! In its 13th year, the Spring Wine Festival continues to be a guest favorite and an award-winning event. More than 30 Virginia wineries participate making it one of the largest wine festivals in Virginia.
May 4, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Elmwood Cemetery
Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he deciphers the secret language of Victorian headstone symbols and statues of Elmwood Cemetery.
May 8, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
Four transcendent musicians on one explosive stage! In this fascinating program, you’ll hear music by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Schoenberg in an entirely new way as these virtuoso artists explore rarely heard transcriptions, created either by the composers themselves, friends of the composers, or admirers, including Alisa Weilerstein. Experience the alchemy of genius as these virtuoso artists share their passion for music.
May 10, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ HISTORIC CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY
This tour of Norfolk’s oldest cemetery lets visitors peer through a portal to the past, led by tour guide Mike Frost
May 12, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
One of North America’s finest concert organists, Ken Cowan is praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike. Expect a thrilling program from this extraordinary artist, as he performs on the newly refurbished organ at Norfolk’s historic Christ & St. Luke’s Church. “Utterly transfixing. He played exquisitely…imaginatively and seamlessly” (The Washington Blade).
May 13, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center
This engaging quartet, made up of world-class artists from Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the U.S., performs a lively mix of Latin American, classical and romantic repertoire. Critics hail the ensemble’s verve as well as their musicality and precision, describing concerts that “alternately glimmered and blazed” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Hear this lively quartet perform with the Festival’s new Connie & Marc Jacobson Director of Chamber Music Olga Kern, a Van Cliburn Medalist whose “electricity at the keyboard is palpable, and though she generates it from the music itself, as it flows through her fingers it takes on fresh voltage that is unmistakably hers” (The Washington Post).
May 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center
The Festival’s new Connie & Marc Jacobson Director of Chamber Music Olga Kern is eager for you to hear the quartet she brings to this Coffee Concert in the Festival’s acoustically superb Robin Hixon Theater. The Dalí Quartet’s passionate energy is poured into everything they do, generating critical and audience acclaim for their signature mix of “classical roots with Latin soul; their beguiling programs include. works of the masters from Haydn to Brahms and Amaya to Piazzolla.
May 18, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Elmwood Cemetery
Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he explains what childhood was like during the Victorian Period.
May 18, 7:00 PM @ d’Art Center
Downtown Norfolk Council has partnered with Norfolk Tour Company to offer free monthly walking tours of the NEON District April through October. The tours explore the District that now has more than 87 pieces of public art and a multitude of local businesses that make up the neighborhood fabric. Each tour also highlights a NEON District business or partner, which provides tour attendees with a special experience or promotional offer.
May 18, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Chrysler Hall
Rediscover a Shakespeare classic, enhanced by a long-lost musical score—in the East Coast premiere of a lavish production that has made headlines! With costumed actors and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta, you’ll hear Shakespeare’s lush language in a new way as you discover music that stirs the pulse.
May 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Slover Library
Join the Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation (NSCC) for their Cemeteriescape Photo Contest, designed to create awareness of the history, art, architecture, and cultural landscape within Norfolk’s historic municipal cemeteries. Funds raised will go directly to conservation projects within Norfolk’s historic municipal cemeteries. NSCC invites the public to submit photos from March 17-April 17. Reception to unveil winners at Slover Library, May 21, 6-8 p.m. http://www.norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation.org/
May 24 - May 26 @ The Little Theatre of Norfolk
The meek floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
May 24, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Plot
Live musical and dance performances.
Artwork, jewelry, pottery and crafts from Norfolk residents on display and for purchase.
Food truck onsite.
For more information call 441-5833. Visit Norfolk.gov/Play
May 25, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Elmwood Cemetery
Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he honors those who fought for our freedoms.
May 30, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin
Don’t miss this free sunset event on Nauticus Pier! Party on the Pier will feature live music by Dustin Furlow & food truck for the night: Sofrito!
Proceeds benefit the Nauticus Foundation.
May 31 - June 2 @ The Little Theatre of Norfolk
May 7, 4:00 PM @ City Hall
Worksession held on 10th floor conference room
May 14, 4:30 PM @ City Hall
Informal session held on 10th floor conference room
May 14, 7:00 PM @ City Hall
Formal session held on 11th floor
May 1, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 3, 10:00 AM @ Primeplus is located inside the Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center
Senior SWAT Safety Welfare and Training. Calling all Seniors 50 & older - You must Pre - register!
(Pre-register by April 26th)
Economic Crimes 101
Call 757.625.5857 or email email@example.com for more information Hosted by the Norfolk Police Department and your local Community Resource Officers
May 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Elizabeth River Trail
Hit the Trail to help Keep Norfolk Beautiful!
Help us celebrate Keep Norfolk Beautiful Day by participating in a cleanup along Norfolk’s iconic 10.5-mile Elizabeth River Trail.
• All ages are welcome! • Supplies will be provided on-site. • Spend the afternoon with us in Chelsea! • Register to volunteer at www.norfolk.gov/knb.
May 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Virginia Zoological Park
FREE for people with disABILITIES and one caregiver. Chat with vendors, explore the Safety Expo and enjoy onsite entertainment from the TR Dance Studio, Hurrah Players and TRC Dance Mix. American Sign Language interpreter provided. #D4PW
May 5 - May 11
Celebrate Drinking Water Week May 5 – 11 by getting to know your H2O. Tap water delivers health, hydration, fire protection and almost every product we use every day. The more you know about your H2O, the more there is to love! Check out the 2019 Water Quality Report to learn more about Norfolk’s great drinking water and find out why it’s the healthy choice. The report is available online at www.norfolk.gov/wqr.
May 6, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Norfolk Boxing Center, Huntersville Center, Lakewood Park, Berkley Center, East Ocean View Center, Titustown Center
Program Overview: In partnership with Norfolk Recreation, Parks and Open Space (RPOS) and local community and high school coaches, Coach's Corner is a mentor program for youth ages 10 to 16. The program core service areas include cultural enrichment, physical fitness, social enhancement, personal development and life skills, in a fun and interactive environment.
Starting April 6th and the first Saturday of every month through September 2019
Transportation: Provided by RPOS staff; pick-up and drop-off at participating recreation centers
May 6, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Third Precinct
Are you and your neighbors prepared to manage an unpredictable disaster? Do you have relationships and a knowledge of neighborhood assets that can be used in an emergency? The Emergency Operations Centers will host this event and use a game to stimulate thinking about neighborhood resilience (https://labx.org/extreme-event/about-the-extreme-event-game/). General Russel Honore will be a featured guest by Skype and provide inspiration on overcoming obstacles.
May 8, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Jordan - Newby Anchor Branch Library at Broad Creek
Norfolk Architectural Review Board Hosts Workshop in Recognition of National Preservation Month.
If you own a home in one of Norfolk’s Local, Landmark, State or Nationally designated historic districts & are planning any home improvement projects, you don’t want to miss this workshop. Ballentine Place - Berkley North - Chesterfield Heights - Colonial Place - East Freemason - Ghent - Lafayette Residents Park - North Ghent - Park Place - Riverview - West Freemason - Winona Featuring Ms. Carolyn Zemanian, Tax Credit Reviewer from Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
May 10, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Cedar Grove Cemetery
This tour of Norfolk’s oldest cemetery lets visitors peer through a portal to the past, led by tour guide Mike Frost. Suggested donation of $5. Info & Weather Cancellations: http://www.norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation.org/
May 11, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bea Arthur Dog Park
Come join us for an adopt-a-thon at PETA's Bea Arthur Dog Park in Norfolk for a tail-wagging good time with dozens of dogs in search of loving homes.
There will be Veggie Burgers, Vendors and Best of all Dogs!
For additional information,please contact Rachel Bellis at RBellis@peta.org
May 13 - May 16 @ Old Dominion University
The City of Norfolk Recreation, Parks & Open spaces presents Norfolk Senior Olympics. Activities include dance, bowling, card games and more. Open to ages 50 and better. Please contact E. Oceanview Community & Senior Center. (757) 441-1785 or Southside Senior Center (757) 664-6484 for more information.
May 16, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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