Thursday, August 28, 2014

City Offices Closed On Labor Day




In observance of Labor Day, city government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. City offices will reopen at regular business hours on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

 The Labor Day closings include all branches of the Richmond Public Libraries and all City community centers, which will reopen on Tuesday.

 Refuse collection will not be performed on Monday, as the city’s Solid Waste Management Division will also be closed. This closure will result in a one day delay of refuse collection for the week, as the collection schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 2 and continue through Friday, September 5.

 The East Richmond Road Convenience Center and Hopkins Road Transfer Stations are also closed on Monday, September 1. Each facility will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday.

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

58th Annual Festival of the Arts Presents ‘Opera in the Park’



The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, in cooperation with the Virginia Opera and Wells Fargo, will host Opera in the Park, as part of the 58th annual Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell. The concert will be held on Saturday, August 30 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

The concert will feature performers from the Virginia Opera and accompanied by the Richmond Symphony conducted by Adam Turner. Classical pieces by Rossini, Verdi, and Mozart will be featured along with more contemporary pieces by Steven Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein. A complete program can be found at www.vaopera.org .

This is the second year that Opera in the Park has been a part of the City of Richmond’s Festival of the Arts. Attendance for the 2013 event exceeded 2,000 residents and visitors. For more information, please call (804) 646-1031.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

7th Annual Latin Jazz Festival



The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will host the 7th annual Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival, presented as part of the 58th annual Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell on Saturday, August 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. 
Featured performers will include 2013 Grammy Award winner Marlow Rosado, Ismael Rivera, Jr., Herbie Martinez and Orchestra, Julissa Cruz Latin Vintage Dance Troupe, AllAmerica Dance Group, and DJ Eddy Mayorga. Hosting this event will be Luis “Sweet Lou” Hidalgo. Also during the festival, the City of Richmond Office of Multicultural Affairs will be honored with an award to recognize their ten year anniversary.
The festival is free to attend with seating being on a first come, first serve basis. Pets, alcoholic beverages, or glass containers are not permitted. For more information, please call (804) 646-1031.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Movies In the Park ~ Friday, August 1


Due to the inclement weather, Movies in the Park scheduled at Humphrey Calder Community Center for Friday, August 1, 2014 has been cancelled.

Please join us at Battery Park on Friday, August 8 at Battery Park for "The Lego Movie".

Monday, July 28, 2014

Swansboro Indoor Swimming Pool to Be Renovated


 
The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities is closing the Swansboro Indoor Swimming Pool, at 3160 Midlothian Turnpike, for renovation. The extensive facility renovations will begin on Monday, August 4, 2014 and the facility is expected to reopen in December 2014.

The facility renovation will consist of comprehensive upgrades to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units. Other improvements will include interior painting, new wiring, piping, a pool dehumidification unit and a domestic watering system.

Swansboro aquatic programs will be transferred to the Bellemeade Indoor Swimming Pool, 1800 Lynhaven Avenue, with the exception of the Richmond Racers Swim Team. Relocation for the swim team will be made at a later date.

For more information, please call (804) 646-5733.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

City to Offer Free Swim Lessons


The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will offer free swim lessons at eight of the city’s pools beginning on Tuesday, July 15. Classes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages 5 to 12 and Friday evenings for ages 13 and up. Both classes will focus on water safety skills and basic aquatic skills. Session one will operate from Tuesday, July 15 through Thursday, July 24 for the youth classes and Friday July 18 through Friday August 8 for the adult classes. Session two will operate from Tuesday, August 5 through Thursday, August 14.

Dates
Ages
Times
Pool Locations
July 15, 17, 22, and 24
5-12 years
11 – 11:45 a.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
July 15, 17, 22, and 24
5 -12 years
11:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
July 15, 17, 22, and 24
5 -12 years
6-6:45 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
July 15, 17, 22, and 24
5 -12 years
6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
July 18, 25, August 1,8
13 and over
6 – 6:45 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville




August 5, 7, 12, and 14
5-12 years
11 – 11:45 a.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Hotchkiss, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
August 5, 7, 12, and 14
5 -12 years
11:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Hotchkiss, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
August 5, 7, 12, and 14
5 -12 years
6-6:45 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Hotchkiss, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
August 5, 7, 12, and 14
5 -12 years
6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Hotchkiss, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville

“This is a great opportunity to learn water safety and fundamental aquatic skills that everyone should know and will be used for years to come.” said Dr. Norman C. Merrifield, director of Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities.


Registration for session one will begin on Monday, July 7 at 5 p.m. at each pool site. Registration for session two will begin on Monday, July 28 at 5 p.m. at each pool site. Addresses for each pool site can be found here. For more information, please call (804) 646-5733 or email Alethea Tyler at alethea.tyler@richmondgov.com

Monday, June 30, 2014

Independence Day Closing



In observance of Independence Day, City government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014. City offices will reopen at regular business hours on Monday, July 7, 2014.

The Independence Day closings include all branches of the Richmond Public Libraries and all City community centers, which will reopen on Monday. City pools will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.

Refuse collection will not be performed on Friday as the city’s Solid Waste Management Division will also be closed.

The East Richmond Road Convenience Center and Hopkins Road Transfer Stations are also closed on Friday, July 4. Each facility will resume its normal schedule on Saturday, July 5.

For more information on City services and schedules, please visit www.RichmondGov.com.