Rosies Seek To Regain World Record in Richmond

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Making History – Again!

Rosies Seek To Regain World Record in Richmond –

27 July 2016 – Richmond, CA: “In celebration of the Rosie the Riveter Home Front National Historical Park both community and visitors to Richmond will bring history to life this month,” said Beth Javens, Executive Director at Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Make a weekend of it!  Multiple events converge in Richmond the second week of August to celebrate Richmond’s place in history, notably the record setting Rosie Rally as Richmond seeks to regain the Guinness World Record of the most people dressed as Rosie in one place.”

Check out the unique lodging options on visitrichmondca.com and extend your stay. In addition to the Rosie Rally and Festival your weekend can include tours, films and a pancake breakfast aboard the U.S.S. Red Oak Victory, the East Bay’s popular and free outdoor music series in historic Point Richmond and lots of artful options. The history, art and fun in Richmond this August includes:

• August 1 – August 13, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily: The Post-BEAT Generation. Artists: Dennis Hearne, Bruce McGaw, Peter Onstad, Barry Schalin. Poets: A.D. Winans, Q.R. Hand, Jr. BridgeMakerARTS, and 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond/ (510) 233-3348.

• Wednesday August 3, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Richmond Main Street Farmers Market, open every Wednesday (August 10, 17, 24, 31). Sponsored by the Richmond Main Street Initiative. Fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, prepared lunch, gourmet items and more. All produce comes from California farms. 13th Street and Nevin Avenue. For more information: http://richmondmainstreet.org/farmers-market.

• Friday August 5 – Friday August 26: NIAD Art Center: “Lunch Munch Blade,” organized by Lisa Solomon + Justine Frsichmann; Tony Dattilo; and Adonia Douglas. NIAD Art Center. (FREE) 551 23rd Street, Richmond. Hours M-F 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM/Sat 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For information: www.niadart.org/ (510) 620-0290.

• Saturday August 6, 9:30 AM to 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 come down to the end of the street.) Contact info: Tom or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (510) 684-6484 or kyotousa@sbcglobal.net.  Please RSVP and remember to wear long pants, bring hats, sunscreen, water, family and friends. Gloves, tools, and refreshments will be supplied. Contact info: Tom or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 or kyotousa@sbcglobal.net.

• Saturday August 6, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Our Power Fest. Celebrate all the ways Richmond youth make the city shine with music, food, family friendly activities, raffles and games. Nicholl Park, 3230 Macdonald Ave, Richmond. For more information contact megan@apen4ej.org.

• Saturday August 6, 2:00 PM: Live Music – The Rusty String Express. R & B Cellars at the Riggers Loft Wine Company, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond. For more information: Rbcellars.com.

• Sunday August 7, 1:00 PM: Bouquets, Big Hats & Bow Ties, a reception to open the Accessories, Accessories, Accessories! exhibit at the Richmond Museum of History. Everyone is invited to dress to impress and wear his or her best accessories. Enjoy fresh flower arrangements from local florists and stroll through the museum’s Historical Monument and Rose Garden. Group photograph on the museum steps takes place at 2:00 PM to mark the occasion. $5 for adults $3 for seniors and students, kids under 12 free. Where: Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave. For more information: www.richmondmuseum.org.

• Wednesday August 10, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Music on the Main, featuring Andre Thierry and Buttah & the Buttahluv Band. (FREE). Food booths and trucks, dancing, family fun zone. All ages! Marina Way and Macdonald Avenue, Richmond. Since 2001, Music on the Main has brought thousands of people downtown to enjoy a night on the town filled with music, food, and family fun. For information: http://richmondmainstreet.org/music-on-the-main.

WWII HOMEFRONT FESTIVAL WEEKEND

• Thursday August 11 and 25, 6:30 PM: 8th Annual Home Front Film Festival. “The Canterville Ghost (August 11)” and “Bride By Mistake (August 25)”. Come enjoy these WWII era comedies at the SS Red Oak Victory Ship, 1337 Canal Boulevard, Richmond. Admission is free but a $10 donation is appreciated. For more information visit www.richmondmuseum.org.

• Friday August 12, 5:30 PM to 7:45 PM: Point Richmond Music Free Summer Concert Series. August’s concert features Patron Latin Rhythms (Latin) at 6:45, with supporting band Kenya B Trio (jazzy blues, funk). 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. Point Richmond Square, Washington Ave and Park Place, Richmond. www.pointrichmondmusic.org.

• Saturday, August 13, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Rosie Rally and Home Front Festival. We can do it! Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, along with Rosie the Riveter Trust, the City of Richmond, the Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau and community partners are inviting 5,000 people to the Craneway Pavilion to regain the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as Rosie the Riveter in one place. After the record is broken, the party will continue with the Home Front Festival in Marina Bay Park until 4:00 pm with music, food and fun for the whole family. Craneway Pavilion: 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond. Marina Bay Park: corner of Regatta Blvd and Mellville Square in Richmond. For more information: rosietheriveter.org.

• Sunday August 14, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Pancake Breakfast aboard the SS Red Oak Victory: Come enjoy a warm breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and bacon aboard the SS Red Oak Victory! Tickets: $9 for adults/ $5 for children aged 8 and younger. Arrive early for the best seats! 1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond. For information contact the Richmond Museum Association, richmondmuseum.org/(510) 237-2933.

• Saturday August 20, 9:30 AM to 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 come down to the end of the street.) Contact info: Tom or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (510) 684-6484 or kyotousa@sbcglobal.net.  Please RSVP and remember to wear long pants, bring hats, sunscreen, water, family and friends. Gloves, tools, and refreshments will be supplied. Contact info: Tom or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 or kyotousa@sbcglobal.net.

• Saturday August 27, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Point Richmond Waterfront Historic Hike. Start and end: Point Richmond History Museum, 139½Washington Street at West Richmond Avenue, next to the Library and Community Center. For information contact Karen Buchanan: kgb.sf63@gmail.com.

• Saturday August 27, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Bay Area Roller Derby Home Team Championship: Craneway Pavilion. Doors open at 4:00 PM. 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond. For more information: bayareaderby.com.

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