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Juneeteenth, Pride and Pow Wow Ring in Citywide Events

26 May 2016 — Richmond, CA: “June is a fun, fabulous time to visit Richmond,” said Beth Javens, Executive Director at Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau. “There is something for everyone this June as we celebrate our unique diversity with festivals, parades, pow wows and events including SF Design Week at Jered’s Pottery, the KPFA Summer Arts Fair, a Roller Derby, Half Marathon and our great Summer Music Festival ( Special events taking place throughout Richmond and along the Richmond waterfront this month include:

• Wednesday June 1, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (and every Wednesday in June through November) Richmond Main Street Farmers Market: Sponsored by the Richmond Main Street Initiative. All produce comes from California farms. Fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, prepared lunch, gourmet items and more. 13th Street and Nevin Avenue. For additional details visit

Friday June 3 – Friday June 24: In Matter And In Mode, organized by Daniel Fuller; Michelle Wilson; Arista Dawson; and Jessica Codromac. NIAD Art Center.  (FREE) 551 23rd St, Richmond. Hours M – F 10:00 am – 4:00 pm/Sat 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. For information: 620-0290.

Saturday June  4, 9:30 am -2:00 pm (and Saturday June 18) Bay Trail Plant Restoration. Join Tom and Jane Kelly to continue the ongoing native plant restoration project along the Bay Trail between Point Isabel Regional Shoreline and Marina Bay.  Where: Point Isabel next to the dog park – just off I-580 (take Central to the bottom of the I-580 overpass. At the stop sign (Rydin Road) turn right and come down to the end of the street.) Please RSVP: Tom or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (510) 684-6484 or 

Saturday June 4, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Brooks Island Kayak Adventure. This trip is a short paddle in stable, double kayaks across sheltered bay water with spectacular views of San Francisco. Paddle along Brooks Island Preserve shoreline then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island, which is normally closed to visitors. $85.00 for residents. A parking fee will be charged at Richmond Marina. Ages 14 and up. Registration is required.

Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm: (and Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12) ProArts East Bay Open Studios at BridgeMakerArts. Hosting a selection of work from Bridge Artspace artists Scotty Bakke, David Borengasser, Elder Brian, Suzanne Cerny, Tiffany Doesken, Jamie Erfurdt, Julia Gilden, Sharon Goods, Joe Groom, Artrenia Harris, Steve Hurst, Patrick Jacobson, Anita NewbY, Kevin Richart, Mimi Vitetta, John Warhus, Rebecca Long, Bruce Wisner. BridgeMakerArts, 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond.

Sunday June 5, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: 2nd Annual Family Day “Richmond, the best is yet to come,” presented by Richmond Rainbow Pride. Music, entertainment, family. Marina Park, Richmond. Corner of Regatta Blvd and Melville Square. Visit

Sunday June 5, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: ProArts Open Studios 2016 BBQ Party. Come celebrate Pro Arts open studios with an awesome barbecue hosted by BridgeMaker Arts, 23 Main Avenue, Richmond.

Sunday June 5, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Clay with Your Food: The Triathlon. Jered’s Pottery SF Design Week Event. Join this fun and messy spectacle to see what happens when chefs are asked to approach the art of plating and design from outside the comfort of their kitchens. There will be audience participation. Wine and appetizers will be provided. Tickets can be purchased for $50 at Jered’s Pottery, (510) 680-5444, 867 S. 19th Street, Richmond.

Saturday June 4, 7 pm – 10 pm: Live jazz music with Amy Ukena and Hans Raag. Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond. 260-0848.

Tuesday June 7, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Weekly Storytelling Open Mic at Kaleidoscope Coffee, PM (and Tuesday 14, 21, 28). Flexible storyline limit, myths, personal stories, fables and tall tales – they want them all! Open to amateurs and professionals alike. Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond. 260-0848.

Friday June 10, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Point Richmond 15th Annual Summer Music Festival. Located at Park Place at Washington Avenue in Richmond. June’s performances feature singer and blues guitarist Johnny Rawls ( with special guests Namorados de Lua. ( FREE ADMISSION. For more information:

Saturday June 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Free Fandango Jarocho: Join Son de la Terra, one of East Bay Center’s premiere dance companies, for a free performance celebrating traditional Mexican music, dance, song and poetry. This performance, lead by Maestro Artemio Posadas and co-directed by Lolis Garcia, will feature traditional music from the Sotavento region of Mexico. East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. For more information (510) 323- 2492.

Saturday June 11, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Richmond Shipyard History Hike with Supervisor John Gioia and Point Richmond History Tour Guide and Resident Karen Buchanan. Hike begins at the Shimada Peace Park, ending at the Craneway Pavilion and the Rosie the Riveter/WW II Homefront National Historical Park. Lunch optional at Assemble Restaurant. For more information contact Karen Buchanan:

Saturday June 11 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Healthy Village Festival 2016. Community Green Space located at Harbour Way and McDonald Avenue in Richmond. This free event collaborates with local community groups and nonprofits, caterers, and businesses to provide delicious healthy food samples, recipes, cookbooks, fresh produce giveaways, educational and fun activities for kids:

Saturday June 11, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Opening reception for In Matter And In Mode, organized by Daniel Fuller; Michelle Wilson; Arista Dawson; and Jessica Codromac. Plus work from UC Berkeley art students in the courtyard, and the Vinyl Van, a mobile DJ booth manned by Bill Zindel (FREE ADMISSION). NIAD Art Center. 551 23rd St, Richmond. For information: 620-0290.

Saturday June 11, 5:00 pm -7:00 pm: Opening Exhibits Reception: “Terry St. John: Close Views & Distant Vistas,” “Annual Members Exhibition,” and “Our Town,” all showing Jun 12 – August 26, 2016. FREE ADMISSION. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue. / (510) 620-6772.

Monday June 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Monday Birding at Point Pinole. Join EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher for this Bay Trail birding outing. For information: (510) 544-2233.

Wednesday June 15, 10:30 am -12:30 pm: Rosie the Riveter Trust/ Richmond Park Ranger Bus Tour: Hop aboard with a Park Ranger for an overview of the park sites throughout the city. Space limited. For more information and to make a reservation:

Wednesday June 15 from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Roller Derby Double Header: Craneway Pavilion. Time: Doors open 4:00 PM Game 1 @ 5:00 PM: Berkeley Resistance v. Oakland Outlaws Game 2 @ 7:00 PM: San Francisco ShEvil Dead v. Richmond Wrecking Belles. Tickets not available yet for this bout, but you can secure your spot and save by purchasing a 2016 season pass.

• Friday June 17, 4:00 pm: Pieces of Richmond: An ART Community Perspective. Make magic art with splatter scenes in a workshop led by 10-year old local artist Azia Banagan. Participants will have their portrait taken and be a part of a public art display in Richmond. Richmond Main Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond. (FREE) To register:

Saturday, June 18, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Terry St. John Artist’s Talk. In conjunction with the exhibit “Terry St. John: Close Views & Distant Vistas,” June 12 – August 26, 2016. FREE ADMISSION. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue. / (510) 620-6772.

Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: KPFA Summer Arts Fair 2016. FREE ADMISSION. The KPFA Summer Arts Fair celebrates its 2nd year at the Craneway Pavilion on the Richmond Waterfront. Free juried arts and crafts fair with 200 booths of original work in all media, festive food, and entertainment. Free parking and free BART shuttle. Craneway Pavilion at the Richmond Marina, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. For more information:

Saturday June 18: Juneteeth Parade and Festival: Watch the parade route through Richmond Neighborhood Communities. The Family Festival takes place at Nichol Park with entertainment, food, activities and more. Youth Poetry Contest at 12:00 pm (registration at 11:30 am). Sponsored by the National Brotherhood Alliance and the City of Richmond. For more information: (510) 620-6793.

Saturday June 18, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm: 7th Annual Richmond Contest Pow-Wow! Wendell Park on 25th and Esmond, Richmond. There will be free parking (limited). Richmond BART is just a few block shy from the park. AC Transit bus 74 will take you down 23rd Street. For more information contact Courtney Cummings: 860-9795.

Sunday June 19: Marina Bay Riveter Half Marathon and 5K. 7:00 am half marathon start, 7:30 am 10k and 5k start, 8:00 am Run Like a Girl races start. All races begin and end at Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S. Parking is free on Harbour Way, Harbour Way Park, Hall Ave, and Marina Bay. $10 fee for parking at Craneway Pavilion. For details:

Sunday June 19, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm: Pancake Breakfast aboard the SS Red Oak Victory: Come start Father’s day with a warm breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and bacon abroad the SS Red Oak Victory! Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children aged 8 and younger. Arrive early for the best seats! 1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond. For information contact the Richmond Museum Association, 237-2933.

Sunday June 19 and Sunday June 26, 9:45 am – 12:00 pm: Meditation and Teaching with Anam Thubten: Dhyana Hall – 235 Wahington Avenue, Richmond, CA. Everyone is welcome. Meditation begins promptly at 10:00 am.

Monday June 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Monday Birding at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline. Join EBRPD Naturalist Anthony Fisher in the first parking lot after the Ferry Point Tunnel. For information: (510) 544-2233.

Saturday June 25, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Bay Trail Biking Park to Park. Join EBRPD on this beautiful ride on the Bay Trail boasting fantastic views of the bay and wetlands. Bike from Point Isabel, by the scenic Richmond Marina and lunch at Miller/Knox Park (round trip 12 flat miles). Registration required and $25 fee. Ages 12-17yrs. require parent participation (parent pays). Ages 12+. Meet at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park: Seabreeze Market Parking Lot.

Saturday June 25, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Members Spotlight: The Annual Member’s Exhibition highlighting four artists: Francesca Borgatta, Susan Spann, John Wehrle and Erin M. Wheeler. ADMISSION FREE. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue. / (510) 620-6772.

Saturday June 25, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Neighborhood Summer Party in the Heart of Richmond. Join your neighbors for free food, fun and sun, including a homemade BBQ. West Contra Costa Family Justice Center, 256 24th Street, Richmond. For more information: (510) 974-7200.

Saturday June 25, 7pm – 10pm: Live local music with C.J. Alegre and Friends. Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond. 260-0848.