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Things to do September 2-8, 2021

September 2nd

City Center Farmers' Market

City Center at Oyster Point - September 2; 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.

Labor Day Weekend End of Summer Block Party featuring The Deloreans

Downtown Newport News  - September 2; 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate Labor Day and the end of summer in Downtown Newport News. Featuring live music by The Deloreans, a cornhole tournament, the Coastal Fermentory brewery, Ironclad Distillery Co. and plenty of food trucks, it's a goodbye to summer you won't want to miss. 208 23rd Street, 757-926-1400. Click here for more information.

September 4th

Super Science Live – Alka Seltzer Rockets

Virginia Living Museum - September 4; 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Join our amazing astronomers and educators each day to observe different eye-opening experiments! Check the link below for a specific schedule of experiments (subject to change based on daily conditions). 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

September 5th

 

Bird Walk

Newport News Park  - September 5; 7 a.m.

Join other bird enthusiasts and enjoy viewing birds in their natural habitat. No experience necessary! The group meets in Picnic Area 1, behind the ranger station at Newport News Park, but may drive to other areas of the park during the program. Dress for the weather, bring water and hand sanitizer, and don't forget your binoculars! When you get home, share your best photos with us on Instagram. Use #nnvirtualbirdwalk and #nnparks for possible feature! You can also post them here in this event. 13560 Jefferson Avenue, 757-888-3333. Click here for more information.

Super Science Live – Alka Seltzer Rockets

Virginia Living Museum - September 5; 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Join our amazing astronomers and educators each day to observe different eye-opening experiments! Check the link below for a specific schedule of experiments (subject to change based on daily conditions). 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

September 6th

Maritime Mondays

The Mariners’ Museum and Park  - September 6; 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.

 

Super Science Live – Alka Seltzer Rockets

Virginia Living Museum - September 6; 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Join our amazing astronomers and educators each day to observe different eye-opening experiments! Check the link below for a specific schedule of experiments (subject to change based on daily conditions). 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

September 8th

Story and a Walk

Newport News Park  - September 8; 10 a.m.

Bring the kids out for mid-week storytime at the Newport News Park Discovery Center! A park naturalist reads a nature-themed children's book, then leads the group outside to see nature in "real life," so be sure to dress for the weather! The program is free of charge and great activity for preschoolers or homeschoolers. Social distancing and masks required. 13560 Jefferson Avenue, 757-886-7916. 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.

 

Jurassic Giants

Virginia Living Museum - Continuing through September 6, 2021

Roaring, stomping, animatronic dinosaurs are back!  Journey back millions of years to the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods as you visit the Museum’s changing exhibit gallery and throughout the Museum grounds and experience life-like dinosaurs around every turn. Experience an almost 20 foot tall Giganotosaurus in the conservation garden accompanied by a water-spitting Suchomimus to help you stay cool in the prehistoric heat. Indoors see other robot dinosaurs like Deinonychus. The Virginia Living Museum truly is your place for Jurassic Giants. 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

 

Summer 2021/Planetarium Shows

Virginia Living Museum - Continuing through September 6, 2021

Journey through our solar system and beyond while learning about subjects such as Astronomy, Meteorology, Paleontology and more! Cost: $4 per non-member, free for members, Ages 2 & under are free Location: Abbitt Planetarium Time: 1:30pm Saturdays & Sundays. 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

 

Super Science Live

Virginia Living Museum - Continuing through September 6; 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Join our amazing astronomers and educators each day to observe different eye-opening experiments! Check the link below for a specific schedule of experiments (subject to change based on daily conditions). 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information