Great Outdoors Events Mark September 2016 in Richmond

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Great Outdoors Events Mark September in Richmond

– Summer Fun Continues With Dancing in the Streets and More! –

29 August 2016 – Richmond, CA: “Free music, movies and festivals offer more outdoors fun in Richmond this month, said Beth Javens, Executive Director at Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau. “From Main Street to the Bay Trail, there are many ways to enjoy the end of summer in Richmond.”

Check out the unique lodging options on visitrichmondca.com and enjoy a summer weekend which can include tours, films, outdoor festivals, a pancake breakfast or a movie aboard the U.S.S. Red Oak Victory and the East Bay’s popular and free outdoor music series in historic Point Richmond. Great happenings in Richmond this September include:

• Thursday September 1 – Saturday September 24, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily: Silvie Lukacova RETROSPECTIVE. Inspired by physical matter and emotional experience, Lukacova’s contemporary abstraction claims lineage to early expressionism. BridgeMakerARTS, and 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond/ (510) 233-3348.

• Saturday September 3 and Saturday September 17, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Bay Trail Plant Restoration. Join Tom and Jane Kelly for their 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 go to the end of the street). Contact info: Tom/ Jane Kelly (510) 684-6484 or kyotousa@sbcglobal.net.  

• Wednesday September 7, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Richmond Main Street Farmers Market, open every Wednesday (September 7, 14, 21, 28). Sponsored by the Richmond Main Street Initiative and produced by the Pacific Coast Farmer’s Market Association. Fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, prepared lunch, gourmet items, artisan vendors, specialty foods and more. All produce comes from California farms. 13th Street and Nevin Avenue. For more information: http://richmondmainstreet.org/farmers-market.

• Friday September 9, 5:30 PM to 7:45 PM: Point Richmond Music Free Summer Concert Series. September’s concert features Aireene and the Itch (Americana) 5:30 – 6:30 PM and Michael Van & The Movers (Alternative Country) 6:45 – 7:45 PM. Point Richmond Music is a 501c3 nonprofit public benefit organization that provides free outdoor summer concerts as a way to build community through the unifying language of music. Featuring art by the Arts of Point Richmond, face painting for children and dancing in the street. Point Richmond Square, Washington Ave and Park Place, Richmond. www.pointrichmondmusic.org.

• Saturday September 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Brooks Island Kayak Adventure.  Paddle along Brooks Island Preserve shoreline and then come ashore to enjoy a naturalist guided, two-mile hike around the island, which is normally closed to visitors. Participants must be 14+ years of age.  Registration required.  Fee: $95 for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.

• Saturday September 10, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Making Our Mark Opening Reception. The exhibit, opening September 13, marks the Richmond Art Center’s 80th anniversary with the art of 14 established and nationally known artists who have enriched the programs and exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center. These include Chinese born American contemporary artist Hung Liu and Mills College Student Michael Hall and their work offering a view of war and its costs and toll. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. For information: richmondartcenter.org/(510) 620-6772.

• Sunday September 11, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Pancake Breakfast Aboard the SS Red Oak Victory. Start your Saturday by cycling or walking the Shipyard 3 Bay Trail to Pancake Breakfast aboard the SS Red Oak Victory for home cooked scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and pancakes. Beverages include orange juice and coffee; mimosas are available for an extra fee. Tickets: $9 for adults/ $5 for children aged 8 and younger. 1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond. For information contact the Richmond Museum Association, richmondmuseum.org/(510) 237-2933.

• Saturday September 17. 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM: California Coastal Cleanup Day.  Annual statewide-sponsored event to help remove trash and debris from your choice of shoreline areas in Richmond. The plastics that collect along the shores are a special focus due to the dangers they pose to wildlife. Cleanup at Marina Bay is sponsored by the Watershed Project with a free BarBQ hosted by County Supervisor John Gioia while East Bay Regional Park District is sponsoring cleanup with snacks and water provided at Point Pinole and Point Isabel Regional Shoreline parks. Volunteers should bring a bucket (for litter pick-up) hat, gloves, refillable water bottle, and sunblock. The sponsors will provide trash bags. Go to East Bay Regional Park District and Watershed Project websites for more information and to register.

• Saturday September 17, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM/Sunday September 18, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: East Bay Fall Home Show. FREE Admission/Parking. Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. For Information: www.worldclassshows.com.

• Saturday September 17, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Spirit & Soul Festival 2016. Dancing on Main Street to Benefit Downtown. FREE. Live music featuring BeaufunK with Michael Jeffries, a Bay Area premiere Funk band, Tia Carroll, Blues, R&B, Soul, PUSH, classic American Rock & Original Roll with Dan Ashley, ABC 7 news anchor, Soul Progressions, Jazz , Soul, Funk – Straight out of East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. Outdoor Bazaar with food trucks & booths, artisan vendors, beverage booths, Main Street Margaritas, drawing prizes, youth zone & stage and info booths. MacDonald Avenue: Harbour Way – 13th Street, downtown Richmond. For tickets and information: http://richmondmainstreet.org/spirit-soul-festival/(510) 236-4049.

• Friday September 23, 5:30 PM to 7:45 PM: Point Richmond Music Free Summer Concert Series FINAL SUMMER CONCERT. Featuring Matt Jaffe & the Distractions (Rock) 5:30 – 6:30 PM and Extra Large (Eclectic Upbeat Fun) 6:45 – 7:45 PM. Point Richmond Music is a 501c3 nonprofit public benefit organization that provides free outdoor summer concerts as a way to build community through the unifying language of music. Featuring art by the Arts of Point Richmond, face painting for children and dancing in the street. Point Richmond Square, Washington Ave and Park Place, Richmond. www.pointrichmondmusic.org.

• Saturday September 24, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: 7th Annual Picnic in the Point. FREE family-friendly fun for all ages. Every year, this Point Richmond festival attracts hundreds of families and individuals from around the Bay Area. Live music from Felsen, an indie pop-rock band and Michael Van and the Movers, an alternative country band plus food, drinks, face painting, jumpy houses, bubble soccer, carnival games, prizes and more! Location: Judge G. Carroll Park – W. Cutting Boulevard and S. Gerrard Boulevard. Advanced foo/drink tickets can be purchased at Up & Under Pub (2 West Richmond Ave., Pt. Richmond) and Smith Office Solutions (210 Washington Ave., Pt. Richmond,). Advanced tickets: $20 per book, which includes one entry to the gift basket raffle. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the event.

• Saturday September 24, 2:30 PM: Live Music – Cut Loose. R & B Cellars at the Riggers Loft Wine Company, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond. For more information: Rbcellars.com.

• Saturday September 24, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Dinner and a Movie on the historic SS Red Oak Victory. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Richmond to help support a young scholar’s college dreams. Social hour on deck overlooking San Francisco, catered dinner, movie, special drawing, docent or self-guided tours. Tickets: $50. 1337 Canal Boulevard, Richmond. For more information contact: Barb Johnson (925) 381-9284.
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