June 2018

June 1, 2018
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    First Friday in JUNE

    June 1, 2018  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Opening Reception for We Are the Music Makers, with Live Music by Bobby BlackHAT Walters

    Free admission to an opening exhibition will be enhanced with light refreshments and a live concert by Bobby BlackHAT Walters.

    Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Bobby BlackHAT Walters is well versed as a recording artist,harmonica player, harp player, vocalist, and song writer. He brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, as wellas original blues tunes.

June 2, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    Clean the Bay Day

    June 2, 2018  8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    City Park Avenue, City Park Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    8 am – 12 pm

    We are asking interested volunteers to sign up for Portsmouth sites on The Clean the Bay day website.

    http://www.cbf.org/events/clean-the-bay-day/

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    June 2, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

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    Olde Towne Antiques at Flea Market

    June 2, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    200 County St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10 am – 2 pm

    Cost: Free Admission & Free Parking

    Visit the Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques to Flea Market the first Saturday of each month and enjoy the eclectic collection of unique and antique wares. With more than 70 vendors, you will discover a great selection of antique and flea market items of all types – priced to sell! Shop for estate furniture, architectural salvage, china, silverware, art, sports gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, hand-made crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and one-of-a-kind items. A favorite of local and visitors alike, it is a treasure hunter’s dream come true! Call 757-405-3500 for additional information and vendor space rentals.
    https://oldetowneportsmouth.com/olde-towne-events/

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    First Saturdays in JUNE

    June 2, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    First Saturdays in JUNE: Free Exhibits & Music by the Who Are NotTrio

    Open 10 am – 5 pm, Music 11 am – 1 pm

    Local band Who We Are Not will perform live in the courtyard. Who WeAre Not is headed by husband-and-wife singer-songwriters Pamela Jo Sward andJoe Talley who mix a surprising combination of folk, jazz, and pop into theirmusic style. This band has played on local radio and television such as TheHampton Roads Show for WAVY TV, and NPR’s Out Of The Box hosted by Paul Shugrue.They recently took Veer Magazine’s 2015 Best Emerging Artist Award. The Who WeAre Not event and museum exhibits are free and open to the public.

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    Museum Day in Historic Portsmouth

    June 2, 2018  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Looking for a fun FREE event? Like trains, history or art? Come join us and visit the interesting museums, galleries, and more in Olde Towne, Portsmouth. With a free shuttle, free parking, and $18 value per person you can really enjoy all Olde Towne has to offer. The locations are laid out in a circuit so you can park in one of the free parking garages at 200 County Street or 441 Middle Street, or on the street, and enjoy a 2.5 mile walk around Olde Towne. If you want to save time or steps, catch the Olde Towne Courtesy Shuttle and enjoy door to door service. Maps will be available at all participating locations. Please note: Not all locations are handicapped accessible.

    Visit FREE the following sites:

    The Railroad Museum of Virginia - Court & Wythe Streets - $7 value
    This museum-on-the-tracks features a five-car train with a 1910-era steam locomotive, two walk-through gallery mail cars, a dining car, antique Norfolk-Southern caboose, and a depot-style platform.

    Lightship Portsmouth Museum - London & Water Streets
    This ship was built in 1915 and served for 48 years off the coasts of Virginia, Delaware and Massachusetts. Board the vessel and see how the men of the Lightship Service lived during the many months at sea. The ship's quarters are fitted out realistically and filled with fascinating artifacts, uniforms, photographs, models, and more.

    Hill House Museum – 221 North Street - $5 value
    You will be amazed as you step back in time in this 4-story, 1825 English-basement home. The Hill sisters donated the house, including every piece of furniture, china, crystal, pottery, carpet, and all the window dressings, paintings, ceramics, and household goods that had been collected over a period of 190 years.

    Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church – 637 North Street
    Founded in 1792, Emanuel AME Church is the oldest African-American church in the area. The church was built entirely by hand by slaves and free blacks in one year and still has the original stained glass windows and hand-carved benches and pews. Emanuel AME prides itself on being one of the stations on the Underground Railroad.

    Jewish Museum and Cultural Center – 607 Effingham Street - $3 value
    This museum is a rare surviving example of Eastern European Jewish Orthodoxy. It houses an eighteenth-century Torah Scroll rescued from a synagogue in Trebic, Czechoslovakia – a victim of the Holocaust, along with other artifacts and exhibits that reflect the history of the Hampton Roads Jewish community.

    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center – 420 High Street - $3 value
    This museum houses several changing art exhibits including We are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America's Music and the 2018 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. You can also enjoy the music of local favorites, Who We Are Not Trio in the courtyard from 11 am – 1 pm.

    Trinity Episcopal Church – 500 Court Street
    This church combines both art and history. You can see amazing stained-glass, including 6 beautiful windows added to the church in 1894 by Louis Comfort Tiffany. You can also experience local history. The crew of the C.S.S. Virginia (the ironclad Merrimac) was blessed at the church altar, and the historic churchyard is home to the earthly remains of a number of notable individuals.

    Visual Arts Center – 340 High Street
    The Visual Arts Center gallery offers over 2,000 square feet of formal exhibition space and features artwork by regional, national and international artists. The current exhibit is Over and Over: Sculpture & Photographs by Doug Calisch.

    Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum – 904 Elm Avenue
    The museum is a nationally recognized historic site that served Portsmouth's African-American community from 1945-1963. Today it showcases African-American heritage through photographs, journals, books and other memorabilia.

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    Kayaking Paradise Creek

    June 2, 2018  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    11 am – 1 pm
    Cost: $40 per person/$30 for members. Registration is required. Limited spots available, please call (757) 399-7487 for details and reservation. Must register at least 2-days prior to program date to participate.

    Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland andParadise Creek in the region’s first clear-bottom kayaks and see the river life up close. Learn about the history of the park and river, the wildlife supported by this valuable habitat, and more! Must be 12 years or older to participate, must be 18 or older without adult. No prior experience necessary.

June 3, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

June 4, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

June 5, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    Backyard Carnival

    June 5, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    2430 Turnpike Rd, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    4 pm – 6 pm

    Ages: 6 – 17 years old

    An extravaganza to celebrate the end of the school year.

    For more information contact: Vernon Griffin (757) 393-8340

June 6, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    The United States Coast Guard Band

    June 6, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Willett Hall

    FREE CONCERT

    Lieutenant Commander Adam R. Williamson, Director

    3701 Willet Drive

    Tickets are required and are available at:
    uscgbandtour2018.ticketleap.com/portsmouth-va

    Tickets can also be obtain by sending an SASE to: Willett Hall, PO BOX 7937, Portsmouth, VA 23707

    For more information call: 757-393-5460

    For more information on the Coast Guard Band:www.uscg.mil/band facebook.com/uscoastguardband

June 7, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    Sunset Thursdays - Original Rhondels

    June 7, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    High Street Landing, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    6:30 pm – 9 pm

    This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 393-5111.

June 8, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    Seawall Music Festival

    June 8, 2018  6:00 pm - June 9, 2018  10:30 pm
    Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This is Portsmouth's summer celebration of music along the seawall with free family fun. Enjoy musical performances by local and regional bands, children's activities and food vendors. On Friday, June 8 performances run at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, June 9 musical performances run from 2 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., followed by the Norfolk Harbor Fest fireworks over the Elizabeth River.

June 9, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    Historic Port Norfolk Neighborhood Yard Sale

    June 9, 2018  8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Mount Vernon Avenue, Portsmouth, VA 23707, USA

    Neighborhood yard sale in historic Port Norfolk. Enter the community at the 600 block of Mt. Vernon Avenue. Families throughout the community will have all kinds of items for sale. Pick up a map from any family's yard sale to find your next stops. Find antiques, clothes, appliances and unique, one-of-a-kind things. While you're in Port Norfolk, check out the diverse architectural structures.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    June 9, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

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    Seawall Music Festival

    June 8, 2018  6:00 pm - June 9, 2018  10:30 pm
    Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This is Portsmouth's summer celebration of music along the seawall with free family fun. Enjoy musical performances by local and regional bands, children's activities and food vendors. On Friday, June 8 performances run at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, June 9 musical performances run from 2 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., followed by the Norfolk Harbor Fest fireworks over the Elizabeth River.

June 10, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

June 11, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

June 12, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

June 13, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

June 14, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    Sunset Thursday - Ramonta

    June 14, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    High Street Landing, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    6:30 pm – 9 pm
    Portside Water stage

    This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evening at 6:30pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 393-5111.

June 15, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    Blackberry Smoke and JJ Grey & Mofro

    June 15, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion

    When: Fri., June 15 - Doors: 6 p.m. | Show: 7 p.m.

    Updated seating chart for the Blackberry Smoke and JJ Grey & Mofro concert on June 15. The show will be held in the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion waterfront plaza. All tickets will be honored. All current seat holders will have reserved seats for the show. Capacity in the plaza is limited, so get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/BBSmoke615

    One of today’s most popular proponents of Southern Rock is Blackberry Smoke, who will co-headline at Union Bank & Trust Pavilion on Friday, June 15 with JJ Grey & Mofro. The show starts at 7 p.m., and doors open at 6 p.m.
    Blackberry Smoke hails from Atlanta. The band is Charlie Starr (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). They have performed throughout the United States both as headliner and as support for Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    The band’s sixth studio album, “Find A Light,” was released April 6. The record was No. 11 in preorder digital sales and No. 61 in CD preorder sales on Amazon.

    JJ Grey & Mofro’s combines blues, funk, soul, and rock. All of the songs, written by JJ Grey, reflect his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. The band’s extensive touring schedule includes major music festivals Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Austin City Limits, Wakarusa, and Rothbury. The band gained fame within the jam band scene touring with Widespread Panic, Galactic and Ben Harper. JJ Grey attributes most of the band’s strength to their stage performances rather than in the studio.

    Tickets are on sale at the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at ticketmaster.com.

June 16, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    June 16, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

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    Kayaking Paradise Creek

    June 16, 2018  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    12 pm – 2 pm

    Cost: $40 per person/$30 for members. Registration is required. Limited spots available, please call (757) 399-7487 for details and reservation. Must register at least 2-days prior to program date to participate.

    Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek in the region’s first clear-bottom kayaks and see the river life up close. Learn about the history of the park and river, the wildlife supported by this valuable habitat, and more! Must be 12 years or older to participate, must be 18 or older without adult. No prior experience necessary.

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    Movies in the Park - The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

    June 16, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Portsmouth City Park, Cpl J M Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    7 pm
    Cost: Free
    For information, call 757-393-8481.

June 17, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

June 18, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

June 19, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

June 20, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Paradise Pals

    June 20, 2018  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    10 am – 11:30 am – Butterflies
    Children aged 4-7
    Cost: Free Registration is required (757)399-7487, ssumoski@elizabethriver.org
    Join us every Wednesday through August for nature inspired fun! We’ll read a story, complete a craft, and explore the park learning about different plants and animals of the park each week! Parents must accompany their children.

June 21, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    River Kids

    June 21, 2018  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    10 am – 11:30 am – Butterflies
    Children aged 8-12
    Cost: Free Registration is required (757)399-7487, ssumoski@elizabethriver.org
    Join us every Wednesday through August for nature inspired fun! Each week, youth will play a nature related game, complete a craft, and explore the park while learning about a plant or animal that finds Paradise Creek Nature Park home. Parents must accompany their children.

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    Sunset Thursday - Soul Intent

    June 21, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    High Street Landing, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 393-5111.

June 22, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Ceremonial Bill Signing for Historic Cemeteries

    June 22, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Portsmouth City Council Chamber, 801 Crawford Street, 6th Floor

    Gov. Ralph Northam will participate in a ceremonial signing of HB527 and SB198, Friday, June 22, at 1 p.m. in the Portsmouth City Council Chamber located on the 6th floor of City Hall. The signing of the bill, which was passed during the 2018 legislative session, deals with the restoration of historic cemeteries. HB527 and SB198 amend and reenact the Code of Virginia, relating to historical cemeteries established prior to 1900 for interments of African-Americans and owned by a public body or other qualified charitable organization. The public is invited to attend this very special event.

June 23, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    June 23, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

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    Movies in the Park - Despicable Me

    June 23, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    City Park Avenue, City Park Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    7 pm

    Cost: Free

    For more information, call 757-393-8481.

June 24, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

June 25, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Junior Golf Camp #1

    June 25, 2018 - June 28, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 25-June 28

    Call 465-1500 for more information

June 26, 2018
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    Junior Golf Camp #1

    June 25, 2018 - June 28, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 25-June 28

    Call 465-1500 for more information

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

June 27, 2018
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    Junior Golf Camp #1

    June 25, 2018 - June 28, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 25-June 28

    Call 465-1500 for more information

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Paradise Pals

    June 27, 2018  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    Children aged 4-7
    Cost: Free Registration is required (757)399-7487, ssumoski@elizabethriver.org
    Join us every Wednesday through August for nature inspired fun! We’ll read a story, complete a craft, and explore the park learning about different plants and animals of the park each week! Parents must accompany their children.

June 28, 2018
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    Junior Golf Camp #1

    June 25, 2018 - June 28, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 25-June 28

    Call 465-1500 for more information

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    River Kids

    June 28, 2018  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    10 am – 11:30 am – Birds
    Children aged 8-12
    Cost: Free Registration is required (757) 399-7487, ssumoski@elizabethriver.org
    Join us every Wednesday through August for nature inspired fun! Each week, youth will play a nature related game, complete a craft, and explore the park while learning about a plant or animal that finds Paradise Creek Nature Park home. Parents must accompany their children.

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    Sunset Thursday - Phazz II

    June 28, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    High Street Landing, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    6:30 pm – 9 pm
    This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 393-5111.

June 29, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Teen Rangers

    June 29, 2018  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    10 am – 12 pm
    Cost: FREE – Advanced parent permission required. Program Introduction for teens
    Contact ssumoski@elizabethriver.org, 757-399-7487 for questions.

    Calling all teens! Interested in giving back to your community? Want to spend the summer kayaking, exploring, and building your resume? Become a Teen Ranger! We’ll be meeting every Friday starting June 29th through August; explore the park through hiking, fishing, and kayaking, meet area leaders and mentors and learn valuable leadership skills, and complete a small service projects to help keep our park beautiful. Ideal for ages 13-18.

June 30, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    June 30, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

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    Grow Your Own Native Plants

    June 30, 2018  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park

    Native plants are terrific for the ecosystem but can be hard to find, not to mention expensive. “So I grow my own,” says Mike Barbachem, an environmental engineer and long-time Elizabeth River Project volunteer. He will share lessons from growing hundreds of native plants for his yard. This workshop will provide participants the needed information about how to grow native plants from seeds. Details about where to buy seeds, how to germinate them, and then how to plant them will be provided. Workshop location, Fred W. Beazley River Academy (blue building), Paradise Creek Nature Park.

    This event is FREE but registration is required: (757)-392-7135, bgavin@elizabethriver.org. Presented by the non-profit Elizabeth River Project. Donations encouraged to keep river restoration growing: elizabethriver.org.

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    Rebelution

    June 30, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion

    Rebelution will headline at Union Bank & Trust Pavilion on Saturday, June 30. Stephen Marley, Common Kings, Zion I and DJ Mackle open the concert. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

    Rebelution is making its third appearance in Portsmouth, having earned a loyal and substantial local following for the dynamic live performances as one of the world’s top reggae bands. The band’s 2012 album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae and Independent charts, and at #13 on the Top 200 Albums chart. Originally formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, Rebelution’s strong DIY mentality, relentless touring and deep connection to their fan base via social media, has led them to being one of the best-selling reggae artists on the planet.

    Stephen Robert Nesta "Raggamuffin" Marley is the son of Bob Marley and his wife Rita Marley . Stephen is an eight-time Grammy Award winner. His first three solo albums won Grammy awards for Best Reggae Album, adding to the three Grammy awards he had already won as a member of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers and the two other Grammy awards he earned for producing younger brother Damian's albums “Halfway Tree” and “Welcome to Jamrock."

    All Stephen's albums reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard reggae charts.

    Common Kings’ style and music is a collection of inspirations orchestrated into an array of head-rocking beats, feel-good vibes, and emotional fever. Their crazy, fun-loving attitude compliments Common Kings’ live sound, producing phenomenal hits with rock, reggae, and island influences. These influences originate from each band member’s love for various genres, and widespread knowledge of music.

    Zion I is a most energetic and engaging live act at festivals across the U.S. With a sound and style that bends musical genres, Zion I is able to perform alongside a diverse range of artists ranging from rap, rock and reggae to jam band and EDM. Zion I has risen up the ranks of independent hip-hop to solidify their standing as one of the most prolific conscious rap groups of the past 20 years. Zion I currently consists solely of MC/producer Zumbi continues to create inspired music influenced by social and political woes, personal challenges and triumphs as well as family, spirituality and a raw perspective on the world at large.

    DJ Mackle is a versatile disc jockey and music producer with a passion for delivering music and energy to the people. He performs with two turntables and a microphone, as well as CD players and midi controllers. His educational experience includes a Business Economics degree from UCSB, computer repair expertise, and various studies at the Berklee College of Music. He holds a Business Economics Degree from UCSB and has completed various courses at Berklee College of Music.

    Mackle enjoys performing with 2 turntables and a microphone, as well as CD players and midi controllers.
    His educational experience includes a Business Economics degree from UCSB, computer repair expertise, and various studies at the Berklee College of Music

    Tickets are on sale at the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at ticketmaster.com.

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    Movies In The Park - The LEGO Ninjago Movie

    June 30, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Portsmouth City Park, Cpl J M Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    7 pm
    Cost: Free
    For more information, call 757-393-8481.

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