June 2016 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities

On Display
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June 5

Exhibit: “Vanishing Beauty”

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

This exhibit began as region-wide project to create exhibits in order to raise awareness to environmental issues such as sea level rise here in Hampton Roads.  To broaden the focus that affects our region, Vanishing Beauty addresses such issues as mountain top removal and more.

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June 26

Love of the Game: Works by Clayton Singleton

Location: Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Clayton Singleton is a contemporary African-American artist who explores education, dreams/aspirations, courage, perseverance and beauty in his work. Clayton has painted public murals, won numerous awards and produced several solo and group shows including Walking on Paper at ArtWorks gallery. Recent works: Art Installation Performance at Sono gallery and Look Beyond at d’ART Center at the Seldon, which benefited The Autism Society of Tidewater. The Virginia Opera commissioned Clayton to design sets for Porgy and Bess and Freedom’s Journey.

Clayton has served as a member of The d’ART Center Board of Directors and Norfolk Arts Commission in addition to producing his latest exhibition Defining Beauty at The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. In January 2015, Clayton displayed paintings, mixed media and video at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in the group exhibition Looking Both Ways: Roots in African American Art.

For more information please visit www.vshfm.com  or call 757-393-8031.

On Display
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July 7

“Imagination Land”

Location: Tidewater Community College Visual Art Center

Imagination Land features paintings by Williamsburg’s David Campbell and South Carolina’s Brian Rego.  The two artists met at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and have exhibited their work together  in numerous programs.  They cofounded the painting collective, Perpetual Painters, which believes inspiration comes from perceptual response.  Their works are narrative and expressive, depicting pictorial imagery that is wonderfully strange, full of surprises and often humorous.  The exhibition will display 70 paintings on subjects that includes landscapes, still lifes and figurative works that offer an effective use of color, light and texture.

On Display
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August 7

Portrait as Narrative

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 2016 | 5 – 8pm

The portrait has long been muse for an artist’s creative endeavors.  From drawings, paintings and prints this exhibit offers a dynamic view into work created by regional artists.

On Display
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October 9

Exhibit: “2016 Outdoor Sculpture”

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Courtyard

This annual juried sculpture exhibit, now in its 11th year, features a range of outdoor sculptures in our garden courtyard created by artists from the region and beyond.

Friday

June 3

2 – 4 pm

Forestry Stewardship Corps

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Great for scouts, military or other groups.  Help us target invasive plants and rejuvenate the forest of Paradise Creek Nature Park.  Invasive plants impact the health of the forest by killing off natives, changing the habitat, and affecting the food chain.  Learn how to identify and remove these plants and what you can do at home to keep them away and restore habitat to your own backyard.   Groups please contact us in advance, private events are available.  All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18.

Free, but registration is required please call 757-399-7487 or visit the Paradise Creek Nature Park website

First Friday
June 3
5 – 8 pm

First Friday Concert Series

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Celebrate the arts with exhibit opening receptions and live music performances, with styles ranging from jazz to blues, rock-n-roll, to independent singer-songwriters.  Exhibits and music are free and open to the public.

Saturday

June 4

10 am – 2 pm

Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

Location: Middle Street Garage

Great finds of all kinds.  With more than 70 dealers and vendors exhibiting, you will enjoy hunting through this eclectic collection of unique and antique wares.  Discover a great selection of antique and estate furniture, architectural antiques, china, silverware, art and prints, sporting gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, handmade crafts and toys, as well s decorative accessories and flea market items of all types and one of a kind items priced to sell. For more information please call 757-405-3500.

Saturday

June 4

10 am – 5 pm

First Weekend Saturday Series

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

A day of events from artist demonstrations to presentations that highlight current exhibits.  Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

June 4

Noon – 1 pm

Cops “N” Community Basketball Games

Location: Tyre Neck Road (Churchland)

Come out and support your local neighborhoods in a game against your neighborhood officers.  Neighborhood player (ages 16 – 50) are chosen by the Civic Leagues of their neighborhoods.  For more information contact NIO S. Lewis at 757-359-7493 or 757-478-0433.

Saturday

June 4

1:30 pm

From the Mountain Tops: Mining and the Loss of Appalachian Natural Resources an Illustrated presentation by Photographer Carl Gaile

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

North Carolina photographer Carl Gaile is featured in Vanishing Beauty.  He joins the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center to discuss and present his documentation on the impact that mountaintop removal has on our nations resources.  Originally from the West Virginia coalfields, Gaile began his dream in 1986 to protect the beauty of nature through art photography.  In August 2010 he was awarded the first Art for Conservation Grant for his work on conservation issues. This event is free, along with parking.

For more information please call 757-393-8543.

Saturday

June 4

2 – 4 pm

Ranger Station

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Stop by our Ranger station located at the brand new Dominion Wetland Learning Lab.  We will be catching fish, crab, and shrimp in the wetland, spying on birds with binoculars and identifying flower plants and trees.  Come anytime during the hours listed for Free hands on fun for all ages.

For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit the Paradise Creek Nature Park website

Saturday

June 4

2:30 pm

Poetry, Prose and Pizza

Location: Portsmouth Main Library

Come share original writings or a selection from someone else.  Or just come to listen and a slice of pizza at Portsmouth Main Library.  The family friendly and supportive atmosphere will be hosted by Nathan Richardson.

For more information, please call 757-393-8501 or visit the Portsmouth Main Library website

Saturday, June 4
Sunday, June 5
3 pm

Caribbean Food & Music Festival

Location: Portside

Caribbean Food & music festival featuring caribbean food, and music bands. Come Out and Celebrate Caribbean Culture. Free and Open to the Public.

For more details visit the Caribbean Food & Music Festival website

June

9

6:30 pm

Sunset Thursday at Portside: Stan Howard

Saxophonist, Stan Howard will be welcomed to the City of Portsmouth and take the Water Stage at 6:30 pm as part of the free “Sunset Thursday’s” concert series at Portside on the waterfront.    This is a free concert series of four summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 8pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Share on Facebook: #sunsetthursdayportside

Friday

June 10

2 – 4 pm

Volunteer Work Day

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Become a river hero Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it. Projects vary by date. Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event. All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18.
Free, but registration is required. For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit Paradise Creek Nature Park website.

Friday

June 10

6:30 – 9:30 pm

Seawall Music Festival

Location: Olde Towne Portsmouth Waterfront

6:30 – 9 pm: Coolin’ Out Band

Since 1977, a family festival featuring free waterfront concerts and family festivities. Come out and enjoy free entertainment from local and regional acts. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Friday

June 10

8 pm

1964 “The Tribute”

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

1964 the Tribute is a Beatles’ tribute band that was formed in 1984. It has performed more than 2,900 shows and released its own albums and videos. Rolling Stone magazine has called 1964 “the best Beatles tribute ever.”

For more information please call 757-393-8181 or visit http://pavilionconcerts.com

Saturday

June 11

8 – 10 am

Early Bird Walk

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve for the May Early Bird Walk for a chance to spot Common Yellowthroat wearing his bandit mask. Free and open to all.  For more information please call 757-686-8684.

Saturday

June 11

10 am – 1 pm

Volunteer Work Day

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Every bit of help goes along way when you help Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve maintain the preserves trails and remove invasive plants. Free and open to all.  For more information please call 757-686-8684.

Saturday

June 11

3 – 4 pm

Ranger Walk with Free Native Seeds

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join our Education Ranger for a behind the scenes tour of the park in Spring.  Learn insider facts, get a tour of the brand new Wetland Learning Lab and Kayak Launch and get up close with our wetland wildlife.

Free but registration is required for more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit the Paradise Creek Nature Park website.

Saturday

June 11

3:30 – 9:30 pm

Seawall Music Festival

Location: Olde Towne Portsmouth Waterfront

  • 3 – 4 pm: Barbara Martin ( Acoustic Guitar, Classic Rock/Country) (Water Stage)
  • 4 – 5 pm: Soul Intent Band (Showmobile)
  • 5 – 6 pm: Michael Clark Band (Water Stage)
  • 6 – 7 pm: Billy Joe Trio (Showmobile)
  • 7 – 8 pm: Phazz II Band (Water Stage)
  • 8 – 9 pm: National Recording Artist Lakeside Band
  • 9:15 pm: Fireworks!

Since 1977, a family festival featuring free waterfront concerts and family festivities.. Come out and enjoy free entertainment from local and regional acts. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Saturday

June 11

9:30 pm

FIREWORKS!

Location: Olde Towne Portsmouth Waterfront

Produced by Pyro Shows of Tennessee, the Fireworks Display is one of the largest waterfront pyrotechnics shows on the East Coast.  Be prepared for the unexpected as the sky is filled with an explosive display of light synchronized to a booming musical score.  The show is scheduled for Saturday night at 9:30 pm and will be fired from TWO floating platforms in the Elizabeth River.

Sunday

June 12

7 pm

Twenty One Pilots

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots in 2009 and Regional at Best in 2011, before being signed by Fueled by Ramen in 2012. They released their signed debut, Vessel, with Fueled by Ramen in 2013. Their second signed album, Blurryface, was released on May 15, 2015 through the same label.

For more information please call 757-393-8181 or visit http://pavilionconcerts.com

Wednesday

June 15

3- 9:30 pm

34th Annual Rotary Club Bar-B-Que

Location: Old TCC Campus (College Drive, Suffolk)

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Portsmouth, in support of Rotary Community Service Projects.  Food served 4:30 – 7:30 pm. All you can eat and drink, soft drinks, beer, chicken and bbq.  Live entertainment featuring Strickly Bizzness from 6 – 9:30 PM.  Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the gate.  For more information please visit the 34th Annual Rotary Club Bar-B-Que website

Wednesday

June 15

6 pm

RLive presents Caleb Folks

Location: Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel

Encounter new music with this month’s artists when you visit the Renaissance Hotel each Wednesday night at Foggy Point Bar.  Free and open to the public.

For more information call 757-673-3000 or visit www.Marriott.com/ORFPT

Thursday

June 16

4 pm

The Things They Left Behind: Archaeological Discoveries of Virginia’s Earliest Colonists

Location: Churchland Branch Library

Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum presents Bly Straub, an archaeologist.  Her presentation will focus on the archaeological discovers of Jamestown Rediscovery Project where she was the Senior Curator for 21 years.  Bly’s research focused on uncovering James Fort, establish in 1607, and the earliest site of settlement for the English colony.  For more information contact Diane Cripps at 757-393-8591.

June

16

6:30 pm

Sunset Thursday at Portside: Island Boy

Island Boy will be welcomed to the City of Portsmouth and take the Water Stage at 6:30 pm as part of the free “Sunset Thursday’s” concert series at Portside on the waterfront. This is a free concert series of four summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 8pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Share on Facebook: #sunsetthursdayportside

Friday

June 17

2 – 4 pm

Volunteer Service Day

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Become a river hero  Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it.  Projects vary by date.  Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event.  All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18.  Free, but registration is required.

For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit the Paradise Creek Nature Park website

Friday & Saturday

June 17 & 18

29th Annual Cock Island Race

Location: Portside

Friday: 5 – 9 pm
Saturday: Race kicks off at 9 am, Party 5 – 11 pm

Several classes of sailboats race up and down the Elizabeth River, but the race is not just for professionals.  Casual boaters hit the waterway, too.   The race kicks off with concerts and food on Friday night and ends Saturday with an awards ceremony and more live music.

For more information please call 757-718-1126 or visit PortsmouthBoatClub.org

Saturday

June 18

6:30 am – Noon

Fourth Annual BioBlitz!

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join area scientists on the hunt to identify and count all of the parks wildlife. Come explore wildlife including birds, trees and wildflowers, insects and fish. Join us on the hunt for one or all of the parks wildlife.

  • Birding: 6:30 – 7:45 AM
  • Trees and Wildflowers: 8 – 9:30 AM
  • Insects: 9:45 – 11:30 AM
  • Fish: Throughout the day

All ages welcome throughout the day, children will enjoy searching for insects the most.

Free – no registration is required. For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit the Paradise Creek Nature Park website

Saturday

June 18

10 am – Noon

Farm-to-Table Tastings

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Courtyard

In addition to purchasing fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs and more at the Olde Towne Farmer’s Market, visitors may join us in the courtyard to sample new tastes and explore ways of preparing familiar and unfamiliar vegetables and fruit prepared by special guest chefs.  This is sure to please and answer questions on what to do with some of the  market’s great offerings.  May features special guest Nicolas Hagen, chef and owner HomeGrown Pizza.

For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

June 18

10:30 – 11:30 am

Turtle Time

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Come join us at Hoffler Creek for a presentation by Churchland’s own “Turtle Man,” Garland Butler, and his box turtles. Get up close and learn all about these half-shelled creatures. This program will take place at our pavilion on the day of the event. The program is free for all but donations to support ongoing nature programming at Hoffler Creek are encouraged. For more information please call 757-686-8684.

Saturday

June 18

11 am – 2 pm

Creek Critters with Dr. Jessica S. Thompson

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join us, CNU Biology Professor, Jessica Thompson, joins us at our Oyster Pier to help us explore the little critters that support the diverse ecosystem of our salt marsh! Don’t miss your chance to catch some of the most elusive critters in Hoffler Creek! Participants can expect to see blue crabs, sea squirts, snails, fish, shrimp, worms, and other aquatic creatures usually out of sight.  Admission is FREE. Donations to help support Hoffler Creek’s educational programs are always welcome. All visitors should wear sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  For more information please call 757-686-8684.

Saturday

June 18

Noon – 1 pm

Cops “N” Community Basketball Games

Location: Tyre Neck Road (Churchland)

Come out and support your local neighborhoods in a game against your neighborhood officers.  Neighborhood player (ages 16 – 50) are chosen by the Civic Leagues of their neighborhoods.  For more information contact NIO S. Lewis at 757-359-7493 or 757-478-0433.

Saturday

June 18

7 pm

Movies at City Park – Space Jam

Location: The Pavilion at City Park

Free and open to the public

Portsmouth City Park · 7 CPL. J.L. Williams Avenue · 757- 393-8481

Saturday

June 18

6:45 – 8:45 pm

Sunset Paddle

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Take a guided kayak tour along Hoffler Creek as the sun goes down. Enjoy the scenic views, active evening wildlife activity, and a great time on the water led by experienced Hoffler Creek volunteers. Wrap things up by catching the sunset past the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel from the James River. Use one of their kayaks, or bring your own. Participation is $35/non-member but only $20/HCWF members. Space is limited and registration is required. Unfortunately online registration cannot be accommodated for Summer Paddle Tours at this time. Contact us at or call us at 757.686.8684 to register today!

Saturday

June 18

9 – 11 pm

Full Moon Paddle

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join Hoffler Creek for the second Full Moon Paddle of 2016. We’ll spend some time paddling on Lake Ballard under the light of spring’s last full moon before returning to the fire pit behind our headquarters for s’mores fireside and a cold drink, if you will. Learn a little bit about the preserve by sticking around one of our experienced kayak volunteers or explore on your own for a more intimate experience. Use one of their kayaks, or bring your own.

Participation is $35/non-member but only $20/HCWF members. Space is limited and registration is required.

Unfortunately online registration cannot be accommodated for our Summer Paddle Tours at this time. Contact us at hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org or call us at 757.686.8684 to register today!

Sunday

June 19

10 am – 5 pm

Mini – Con

Location: Portsmouth Public Library Churchland Branch

Portsmouth Public Library’s 2nd Annual Celebration of geek culture; featuring comics, local artist, vendors, prizes, games and more.  Vendor and exhibitor tables available February 2016.

For more information please call 757-686-2538 or visit http://www.portsmouthpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday

June 21

8 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

Following his wildly successful 2015 tour, four-time Grammy-winning artist “Weird Al” Yankovic comes to Portsmouth Pavilion on the continuation of his Mandatory World Tour.

Also announced is a flyaway contest where winning fans will choose an all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles to see one of his two performances at the Hollywood Bowl or to New York City for his show at Radio City Music Hall. Full routing listed below and complete contest info can be found at weirdal.com.

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and fifteen career nominations. He is best known for his hilariously irreverent parodies of hit songs by the biggest stars in the musical universe over the past three decades, including “Eat It,” “Like A Surgeon,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise,” “White & Nerdy,” and “Tacky.”

In 2015, Yankovic released his 14th studio album, the Grammy Award-winning Best Comedy Album Mandatory Fun making history as the first comedy album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and the first time a comedy album has reached the top of the chart in over 50 years.

The single “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades (the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna).

For more information please call 757-393-8181 or visit http://pavilionconcerts.com

Wednesday

June 22

6 pm

RLive presents Jan Haflin

Location: Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel

Encounter new music with this month’s artists when you visit the Renaissance Hotel each Wednesday night at Foggy Point Bar.  Free and open to the public.

For more information call 757-673-3000 or visit www.Marriott.com/ORFPT

June

23

6:30 pm

Sunset Thursday at Portside: Soul Intent

Soul Intent will be welcomed to the City of Portsmouth and take the Water Stage at 6:30 pm as part of the free “Sunset Thursday’s” concert series at Portside on the waterfront. This is a free concert series of four summer shows. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Share on Facebook: #sunsetthursdayportside

Friday

June 24

8 – 10 am

Coffee with a Cop

Location: Burger King · 4114 George Washington Hwy

Join your Neighbors and Police Officers for coffee and conversation.

Saturday

June 25

9 – 11 am

Volunteer Service Day

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Become a river hero  Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it.  Projects vary by date.  Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event.  All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18.  Free, but registration is required.

For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit the Paradise Creek Nature Park website

Saturday

June 25

11 am – 4 pm

Local Author Expo

Location: Portsmouth Main Library

The Portsmouth Public Library Local Authors Expo is expected to showcase up to 20 Virginia authors.  Authors will be on hand to discuss their work, sell and autograph their books and talk about their writing process.  In addition to author tables, there will be featured author presentations, raffles, tours of the Local History Room and an Opportunity to sign up for the Summer Reading Program. For more information please call 757-393-8501 or email nelson@portsmouthva.gov

Saturday

June 25

2 – 4 pm

Ranger Station

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Stop by our Ranger station located at the brand new Dominion Wetland Learning Lab.  We will be catching fish, crab, and shrimp in the wetland, spying on birds with binoculars and identifying flower plants and trees.  Come anytime during the hours listed for Free hands on fun for all ages.

For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit the Paradise Creek Nature Park website

Saturday

June 25

6:45 – 8:45 pm

Sunset Paddle

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Take a guided kayak tour along Hoffler Creek as the sun goes down. Enjoy the scenic views, active evening wildlife activity, and a great time on the water led by experienced Hoffler Creek volunteers. Wrap things up by catching the sunset past the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel from the James River. Use one of their kayaks, or bring your own. Participation is $35/non-member but only $20/HCWF members. Space is limited and registration is required. Unfortunately online registration cannot be accommodated for Summer Paddle Tours at this time. Contact us at or call us at 757.686.8684 to register today!

Saturday

June 25

7 pm

Movies at City Park – Pan

Location: The Pavilion at City Park

Free and open to the public

Portsmouth City Park · 7 CPL. J.L. Williams Avenue · 757- 393-8481

Saturday

June 25

7:30 – 9:30 pm

Bat Walk

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Today, bats need our help more than ever. Bats are disappearing at alarming rates. Believe it or not, almost 40% of all bats in the world are threatened or endangered. To help spread the word and learn what we can do about it, Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve is proud to host Denise Tomlinson of Bat World Hampton Roads for a “Bat Walk.” The program will include a presentation featuring LIVE bats of Virginia, followed by a nature walk with equipment to detect bats around our Preserve. Come experience these fascinating creatures at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve! Space is limited and advanced registration is recommended.

This program is weather dependent and a rain date will be provided to registrants in the case of inclement weather. Contact us at hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org or call us at 757.686.8684 to register today!

Wednesday

June 29

6 pm

RLive presents Smoove Steel

Location: Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel

Encounter new music with this month’s artists when you visit the Renaissance Hotel each Wednesday night at Foggy Point Bar.  Free and open to the public.

For more information call 757-673-3000 or visit www.Marriott.com/ORFPT

June

30

6:30 pm

Sunset Thursday at Portside: RaJazz

RaJazz will be welcomed to the City of Portsmouth and take the Water Stage at 6:30 pm as part of the free “Sunset Thursday’s” concert series at Portside on the waterfront. This is a free concert series of four summer shows. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Share on Facebook: #sunsetthursdayportside

Thursday

June 30

6 pm

Community Engagement Opportunity (C.E.O.) Walk

Location: Cavalier Manor

The C.E.O. program was enacted by Portsmouth’s Chief of Police because of the level of commitment that the police department has for the safety and well-being of our citizens. This program allows all city departments to engage with the community, share information, and address concerns in the neighborhood such as crime, abandoned vehicles, blighted properties, recreational needs, etc. The C.E.O. program will help make a difference in the community and enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens. Our C.E.O. team will be venturing out into our communities to speak with citizens about concerns they may have within their neighborhood and in the city as a whole. The team will also offer information about services and departments that can address their needs and/or concerns.

For more information call the Public Information Office at (757) 393-8257.

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