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January in Richmond: A Perfect Bay Area Stay Cay with Parks, History, Art and Music
6 January 2017 – Richmond, CA: “Richmond in January offers the perfect ‘Stay-Cation’ destination,” said Rauly Butler, Board President of the Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau. “From local art exhibitions to the National Park Service Centennial celebration, we have something special for everyone to enjoy in Richmond at the start of the New Year.”
Check out unique lodging options on visitrichmondca.com and come enjoy a unique Stay Cay weekend along the historic Richmond waterfront. Fun activities in Richmond this January include:
• Friday January 6 – Sunday February 12, M-F 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM/Sat 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Sylvia Fragoso at the Good Luck Gallery, NIAD Art Center. The ceramics and drawings of Sylvia Fragoso. 551 23rd Street, Richmond. For information: (510) 620-0290.
• Saturday January 7 – Friday January 27, M-F 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM/Sat 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Creature Feature, Organized by John Casey at NIAD Art Center 551 23rd Street, Richmond. For information: (510) 620-0290.
• Tuesday January 10 – Saturday March 4, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Art of Living Black Exhibition. The only annual exhibition in the Bay Area featuring artists of African descent returns to the Richmond Art Center for the 21st year. This year’s exhibit includes over 40 local artists including work by featured artists: Gene Dominique, Justice Renaissance and Nye Lyn Tho. Opens in the Main & West Galleries, Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. For information: richmondartcenter.org
• Tuesday January 10 – Saturday March 4, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Marvin Lipofsky: Moltan Matter/Fantastic Form. A luminous collection of the late Lipofsky’s work, a founder of the Studio Glass Movement is on display at the South Gallery, Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. For information: richmondartcenter.org.
• Friday January 13, 5:30 PM: Live Music: Tauber/Browning Band, Riggers Loft Wine Company, 1325 Canal Blvd, Richmond. For information: riggersloftwine.com.
• Friday January 13, 7:30 PM: Point Richmond Acoustic Presents Phoebe Hunt & D!ominick Leslie with opening guest Nandi Forest. The talented acoustic duo is at the forefront of the Brooklyn, NY music scene. Tickets are $16 in advance/$20 at the door. Historic First Methodist Church, 201 Martina Avenue, Point Richmond. For information: pointacoustic.org.
• Saturday January 14, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. “North Richmond: Past, Present, Future,” by award-winning filmmaker Doug Harris. Tickets are $7 for members/$10 for non-members. For information or to purchase tickets contact (510) email@example.com. Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Avenue, Richmond.
• Saturday January 14, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Bayside Birds at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline. Join EBRPD ranger Anthony Fisher to revel in the shorebirds and waterfowl that frolic in San Francisco Bay. For information: (510) 544-2233.
• Saturday January 14, 2:30 PM: Live Music: The Rusty String Express. Riggers Loft Wine Company, 1325 Canal Blvd, Richmond. For information: riggersloftwine.com.
• Saturday January 14 – Sunday January 15, 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM: Audio on the Bay 2017. Featuring Drezo, Laidback Luke, Nick G, Sleepy Tom, Boombox Cartel, Mija and more. Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. For information and tickets: insomniac.com.
• Sunday January 15, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Bay Trail Walk. FREE. Take a leisurely one-hour stroll along the Bay Trail and explore Homefront history with a national park ranger (rain cancels). Meet at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park Visitor Center, 1414 Harbour Way South. For information call (510) 232-5050 and for other events: https://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.
• Monday January 16, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service 2017. Join friends of the Richmond Greenway, many community groups and hundreds of volunteers in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for a day of service in the community. Volunteer service projects from 9:00 – noon. Lunch, music and inspirational speakers from noon – 2:00. Richmond Greenway Trail & Park, Ohio Avenue & 20th Street, Richmond. For information and registration: 510/788-0897/thewatershedproject.org
• Monday January 16, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Happy Lot Farm & Garden Block Clean-Up Party. A happy day of volunteer gardening, mulching and other beautification projects at the Farm. Car show featuring Richmond High School Car Club. Lunch, music and more. 1st Street & Chanselor Avenue, Richmond. For information: http://richmondmainstreet.org/news-and-events.
• Wednesday, Jan. 18, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Bay Trail Walk in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Explore the explosive past and the exciting future of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, enjoy new trails and improve your health with a friendly walking group led by EBRPD ranger Susan Ramos. Hikers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Wear sturdy footwear, bring water and dress for the weather. Heavy rain cancels. For information: (510) 544-3282.
• Wednesday January 18, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Book Party & Richmond Pulse Fundraiser. Author Steve Early will discuss his book Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and the Remaking of An American City. Richmond Pulse Editor Malcolm Marshall will also speak. Half of the proceeds from the sale of each book will go to the youth-led community journalism of the Pulse. Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 260-0636.
• Saturday, Jan. 21, 2:00 to 4:00 PM: Bayside Birds at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Join EBRPD ranger Anthony Fisher to revel in the shorebirds and waterfowl that frolic in San Pablo Bay. For information: (510) 544-2233.
• Saturday January 21, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Margaret C. Murray New Year Writing Salon. FREE. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Library. Richmond Public Library, Whittlesey Room, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond. For information/questions email email@example.com. To reserve a spot to read your work call (510) 620-5515.
• Sunday January 22, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: 100 Years of service! Join the National Park Service (NPS) in celebrating its Centennial and discussing all the NPS – America’s Best Idea – has to offer. Rosie the Riveter WW II Home Front National Historical Park Visitor Center, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. For information: (510) 232-5050