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 .

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".