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Things to do in Newport News November 19 - 25, 2020

November 19th

Virtual Lecture: Tucker Thompson

The Mariners’ Museum and Park - November 19; 6 p.m.

Join award-winning TV commentator, producer, and America’s Cup host, Tucker Thompson, for a sneak peek into the next America’s Cup, sailing’s highest prize. On a nationwide speaking tour featuring New York Yacht Club American Magic, Thompson returns to The Mariners’ Museum (virtually) to share the storied history of the oldest international trophy in sports. He will give an insider’s look at the Cup’s new class of boat – AC75 – foiling monohulls which are considered the future of Cup racing. Sailing fans will hear about NYYC American Magic, with insight on what to expect in New Zealand in March 2021, when all eyes will be following the 36th America’s Cup. 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222. Click here for more information.

November 20th

Home School Program: I need my Space!

Virginia Living Museum - November 20; 10 a.m.

Explore space from the comfort of an armchair!  Venture into the planetarium for a live, guided tour through the solar system and discover the amazing properties of the planets.  We’ll then return to Earth and show you how to find these incredible objects (and others!) in your night sky. Check the website for pricing information. 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

 

November 21st

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

The Mariners’ Museum and Park - November 21; 9 a.m.
Guided tours of The Mariners’ Park and Noland Trail. FREE for Members. $1 per person for non-members. Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This unique excursion is 1.5 hours and features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, a history of the 550-acre Park and breathtaking views of the 167-acre Mariners’ Lake. Use your complimentary binoculars to get an up-close view of plant and animal life along your route. Register online! 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222. Click here for more information.

 

Dino on the Loose

Virginia Living Museum November 21; 1 p.m.

Join our walking T. rex for a 15 minute dinosaur parade, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail! 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

November 23rd

Virtual Maritime Mondays

The Mariners’ Museum and Park - November 23; 1 p.m.
Fun for both children and caregivers, enjoy an interactive book reading with Lauren Furey, manager of visitor engagement. Designed for children from 18 months to 8 years, Lauren takes you and your little champions on a journey to show how we are all connected to the world’s waters. Be sure to register in advance, and join us for a new book every week! 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222. Click here for more information.

November 25th

Meet the Turkey

Virginia Living Museum - November 25

For the eleventh year, the Virginia Living Museum will celebrate the long and healthy life of its wild turkeys during the annual Turkey Pardoning Ceremony. Check the website for more information. 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

 

 

Continuing Events

 

Fill the Canoe Food Drive

Virginia Living Museum - Continuing through November 30; 9 a.m.

For the month of November as a gesture of thanks and giving, the Museum will be holding our annual “Fill the Canoe” with non-perishable food items to benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. All individuals who bring a food item will receive a coupon for a free soft drink (can) or coffee at the Wild Side Café. Please bring your non-perishable food items through November 30. The canoe is located in the Museum lobby to the right of the guest services desk. Thank you all in advance for your donation! 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

 

We Still Here

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center - Continuing through November 30; 9 a.m.

The Visual Arts Advancement Collective presents their first exhibition as an entity. Comprised of both emerging and established artists, their styles range from abstract expressionism, to portraiture, to surreal. In “We Still Here”, the artists make a statement as a collective about the purpose of art as a vehicle of truth, societal reflection, culture, collaboration, and support. Each member will sponsor an emerging artist to display alongside them in the exhibition. The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is honored to host this exhibition as we continue to build bridges to artistic entities throughout our community. The Collective will record an artist talk based upon your questions the week after the exhibition opens. Submit your questions via social media or the website. 2410 Wickham Avenue, 757-247-8950, Click  here  for more information.