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Things to do in Newport News September 9 - 15, 2021

September 9th

City Center Farmers' Market

City Center at Oyster Point - September 9; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Swing by every Thursday through September 9th for fresh, healthy, farm-to-table choices! 701 Mariners Row, 757-873-2020. Click here for more information.

September 10th

I Am Ella Concert

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center - September 10; 8 p.m.

Come dressed to impress! Experience the life of Ella Fitzgerald with a journey through song. Performances by female vocalists from across Hampton Roads. 2410 Wickham Avenue,

757-247-8950. Click here for more information.

 

Civil War Lecture: Coastal Ironclads other than Monitors

The Mariners’ Museum and Park  - September 10; 12 p.m.

Advance registration is required. Join us for a free virtual lecture with author and historian John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center. Quarstein will give a presentation on ironclads built during and after the Civil War that were successful on a different level. About the presentation: The success of USS Monitor at Hampton Roads had a considerable impact on Union naval shipbuilding. Turreted monitors became the rage, and 40 were built during and immediately after the end of hostilities. Nevertheless, there were other ironclad types built in East Coast shipyards that achieved levels of success. Various designs were evident in USS New Ironsides, Galena, Dunderberg, Stevens Battery (Naugatuck), Keokuk, and Spuyten Devil (Stromboli). Although many of these ships never made it into active service or were considered failures, they remain a tribute to Northern industrial power and ingenuity. 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222. Click here for more information.

September 11

9/11 Patriot Day Free Admission

Virginia War Museum  - September 11; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Honor the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks by visiting the Virginia War Museum this Patriot Day. Share your recollections and tributes to victims and first responders in our memorial ledger.9285 Warwick Boulevard, 757-247-8523. Click here for more information.

30th Annual Southeast Community Day Parade & Festival

Newport News  - September 11 – 12

Join us for one of the greatest parades in the region, featuring the award-winning Hampton University Marching Force Band! The celebration will continue through the weekend with the Andrew Shannon Gospel Music Weekend Celebration, including concerts on Saturday and Sunday evening. Parade participants are invited to decorate their cars, vans, floats, and motorcycles! The parade will feature a wonderful display of community spirit, energetic enthusiasm and electrifying performances. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. The viewing stand and festival following the parade will be at Zion Baptist Church at 2016 Jefferson Avenue. Grammy-nominated gospel singer Kierra Sheard-Kelly will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday. Gospel singer Luther Barnes will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at the New Beech Grove Baptist Church located at 361 Beechmont Drive. Call 757-218-8157 or click here for more information. 

 

Friendly Hours

The Mariners’ Museum and Park  - September 12; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Have a family member, friend, or loved one who needs a tailored museum experience?

Join us for Friendly Hours on the second Sunday of each month! Friendly Hours is an inclusive time reserved for guests, including those with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges, who prefer to experience the Museum in a quieter, less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting. Safety protocols also take precedent during this time to ensure all guests, volunteers and our Museum team are protected. Space is limited, and we encourage you to purchase advance tickets online so we know that you are coming for this unique program. 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222. Click here for more information.

 

 

September 13th

 

Maritime Mondays

The Mariners’ Museum and Park  - September 13; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Hop online for a reading adventure every Monday! Fun for both children and caregivers, enjoy a book reading with Lauren T. Furey, Manager of Visitor Engagement, and discover an interesting artifact from our Museum’s Collection! Designed for children from 18 months to 8 years, Lauren takes you and your little mariners on a journey to show how we are all connected to the world’s waters. FREE. Pre-registration is required. 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.

 

Reader’s Theater: Brownsville Song (b-side for tray)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center - September 13; 7 p.m.

In our Reader’s Theater series the stage is stripped down to the actor with the script. Witness the powerful performance without the distraction of the set. Hear the message in the words as you have never heard them before. Moving fluidly between past and present, this bold new play from Kimber Lee tells the story of Tray, a spirited African-American 18-year-old and his family, who must hold on to hope when Tray's life is cut short. 2410 Wickham Avenue, 757-247-8950. Click here for more information.

Continuing Events

 

City Center Farmers' Market

City Center at Oyster Point - Every Thursday through September 9, 2021

Swing by every Thursday through September 9th for fresh, healthy, Farm-to-Table Choices! 701 Mariners Row, 757-873-2020. Click here for more information.