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Sail Into Historic Richmond in April


Sail Into Historic Richmond in April: Poised for the present by building on our historical past

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26 March 2016 — Richmond, CA: “This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the National Preservation Act as well as the National Park Service Centennial both of which have had a profound effect on Richmond and add a genuine aspect to our city that is truly undiscovered. It is is something we want people to get to know about our city.” said Beth Javens, Executive Director at Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau. Richmond Convention and Visitors Bureau ( “From the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show, the internationally acclaimed 4-day sailing spectacular now located at the historic Craneway Pavilion, to the first pancake breakfast of the season aboard the recently relocated Red Oak Victory and the newly opened Riggers Loft Wine Company, home of R&B Cellars, Carica Wines and a front row view of the San Francisco Bay (with Irish Monkey Cellars and Far West Cider Company coming soon), Richmond is poised for an exciting present this month in the locations of our diverse, historical past.” Special events taking place along the historic Richmond waterfront and throughout the city this month include:

Friday April 1 – Friday April 22: WW4 Sneak!, Yosef Johnson, Sara Malpass, Dinnerware and Jeffrey Cortland Jones at NIAD Art Center. 551 23rd Street, Richmond. (510) 620-0290. M-F 10-4/Sat 12-4. Admission is free.

Saturday April 2, 9:30 am – 2 pm: Bay Trail Plant Restoration. Join Tom and Jane Kelly in ongoing native plant restoration along the Bay Trail between Point Isabel Regional Shoreline and Marina Bay. Meet at 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 Please RSVP.

Saturday April 2, 7 pm – 10 pm: Live Music: Amy Ukena and Hans Raag Duo. Sunday April 3, 6 pm – 9 pm: Live Jazz: The Aaron Hipschman Trio. Tuesday April 5 (and every Tuesday in April), 7 pm – 9:30 pm: Storytelling Open Mic. Sunday April 17, 6 pm – 9 pm: Live Jazz with Kit Eakle & Friends Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond. (510) 260-0848. Wednesday April 6 (and every Wednesday in April), 10:30 – 11:30 am: Ukelele Sing & Play Along. Ukeleles available for use or bring your own. $5 donation. Saturday April 30, 7:30 – 10 pm: Hot Rod Juke Box – 50’s & 60’s Rock ‘N Roll, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, (510)260-0848.

Sunday April 3, 12 pm – 5 pm: Season Opening, Golden State Railroad Museum, 900-A Dornan Drive, Point Richmond. (510) 234-4884. Admission: $5/$3 seniors/$10 families. Museum open through December Sat/Sun 12-5/Wed 11-3.

Sunday April 3, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: “David Park: A Personal Point of View.” (FREE). Richmond Art Center – A public presentation about the artist’s work and life by his daughter, Helen Park Bigelow. 2540 Barrett Ave; Richmond. (510) 620-6772.

Thursday April 7 – Sunday April 10: Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show 2016, Craneway Pavilion. Sailors from up and down the West Coast of North America will gather in Richmond for the 21st Annual Strictly Sail Pacific Sailboat Show. This internationally acclaimed, largest and oldest in-water sailboat show on the West Coast will move to the historic Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor this year. Richmond’s historic waterfront offering an awe-inspiring panorama of the Bay and the San Francisco skyline, will be host to more than 100 in-water sailboats and over 200 exhibits for boats and marine accessories on land. Event hours: Thursday, April 7, 2016  10am-7pm, Friday, April 8, 2016  10am-7pm, Saturday, April 9, 2016 10am-7pm, Sunday, April 10, 2016 10am-5pm. For information:

Thursday April 7, 4 pm – 6 pm: Art in Windows Spring 2016, Opening Reception, Art Walk & Mixer. Meet the artists, take a stroll around Downtown to view this exhibition and the public art in the neighborhood, and enjoy delicious light refreshments and no host wine bar. Richmond Main Street office, 1015 Nevin Avenue, Suite 105

Thursday, April 7 (and every Thursday), 6:30 pm: Quiz Night: Juice Up Your Brain, at the newly opened R&B Cellars at the Riggers Loft Wine Company Tasting Room. Brain teaser, trivia and general merriment with wine and spectacular bay views. 1325 Canal Road, Richmond. (510) 234-8477.

Friday April 8 – Sunday April 17: Butler Carnival Hilltop Mall. Fun for the entire family! Carnival operating hours: M – Th 5 pm – 10 pm/Fri 5 pm – 11 pm/ Sat noon – 11 pm/Sun noon – 11 pm. Venue: South Parking Lot. Hilltop Mall, 2200 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond.

Friday, April 8, 7:30 pm: Mike & Ruthy, Special Guest TBA, presented by Point Richmond Acoustic. Special visit from this dynamic folk duo from the Hudson Valley, NY. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at door. First Methodist Church, Point Richmond. For more information contact Bruce Kaplan, (310) 628-9589 or purchase tickets at

Saturday April 9 – Sunday April 10, 9 am – 5 pm: Big FAB Spring Party, Annie’s Annuals, 11 am: Kate Frey, Bee Friendly Gardens Talk. Gardener, designer, writer Kate Fey talks about her new book, The Bee Friendly Garden.
Sunday April 10, 11 am: Mia Monro, site supervisor of Muir Woods, GGNR Talk. Ms. Monro will share monarch mysteries of metamorphosis, migration and milkweed. Annie’s Annuals, 740 Market Avenue, Richmond. (510) 215-3301

Saturday April 9, 6 pm: Rosie the Riveter Trust’s Annual Benefit Dinner. Discover Rosie Everywhere! Special guests, signature cocktails, wonderful food and wines, a huge silent auction, and festive 1940s-themed fun. At the historic Richmond Galileo Club, 371 S 23rd St, Richmond. For more information: (510) 507-2276 or

Saturday April 9, 6 pm – 9 pm: Opening Reception, Richard Gilles – California Valley. Through April 24, photographer Richard Gilles presents a series of unforgettable photographs that explore the heart and soul of the promises of the California valley. BridgeMakerArts, 23 Maine Ave., Richmond. (510) 233-3348.

Sunday April 10, 9 am -12:30 pm: Celebrate Spring Pancake Breakfast Aboard the Red Oak Victory. Cycle or walk the Shipyard 3 Bay Trail to the first Pancake Breakfast of the year – and the first in its new location – aboard the SS Red Oak Victory for home cooked scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and of course pancakes. Beverages include orange juice and coffee; mimosas are available for an extra fee. $9 adults, $5 children 8 and younger. 1337 Canal Road, Richmond. For information contact the Richmond Museum Organization, (510) 237-2933/

Sunday April 10, 2 pm – 4 pm: Being Human: A Performance by Allan deSouza (FREE). Richmond Art Center – Artist, critic, and educator, deSouza presents a performance called “Being Human,” developed for the exhibition, “The Human Spirit,” with an eye to the rhythms and movements of society and personal experience. Address: 2540 Barrett Ave; Richmond. Phone: (510) 620-6772.

Thursday April 14, 7 pm – 9 pm: The Caine Mutiny – Historic Film Festival presented by the Richmond Museum of History and the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park. The Caine Mutiny (1954) starring Humphrey Bogart. SS Red Oak Victory, 1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond. A $10 suggested donation is asked to board the ship. All revenue from the Historic Film Festival goes directly towards the operation and restoration of the SS Red Oak Victory.

Saturday April 16, 8:30 am – 12 pm: EARTH DAY at Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline. Kick off Earth Day fun with East Bay Regional Park District. Volunteers are needed to help with shoreline cleanup by removing plastics and other debris harmful to wildlife, the bay and other natural resources. Volunteers will also assist with habitat restoration and creating habitat for native species. Please bring refillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, work gloves, and a bucket to pick up trash. Registration:

Saturday April 16, 9:30 am – 2 pm: Bay Trail Plant Restoration. Join Tom and Jane Kelly in their 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.) Contact info: Tom or Jane Kelly (510) 704-8628 (w) or (510) 684-6484 or  Please RSVP.

Saturday April 16, 10 am – 2 pm: Join Rich City Rides and the Rails to Trails Conservancy to Celebrate Opening Day for Trails on a 15 to 20 mile bike ride with points of interest including Point Isabel, Rosie the Riveter and future connector points. Start Location: Rich City Rides bike shop at 1500 MacDonald Avenue, Richmond. End Location: Harbour 8 Park at 1 Harbour Way, Richmond

Saturday April 16-17, 10 am – 6 pm (Sat), 10 am – 4 pm (Sun): ANNUAL BEAD BAZAAR, Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way, South Richmond.

Sunday April 17, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: “David Park in Perspective: A Radical Choice and a Profound Legacy,” (FREE). In light of Park’s influence on his contemporaries and impact on teaching, art attitudes and practices, and the persistence of values with artists, we bring together a roundtable discussion with artists exhibiting in “The Human Spirit” examining directions within, outside, and against the mainstream in art.. Thursday April 21, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: “Modeled and Formed: Drawing from the Model in the Company of Park,” Join us for a working session with model open to artists of the community for a David Park-inspired evening of drawing. Class is $25. Saturday April 23, 12 pm – 4 pm: Upcycle. Create, see and learn about the art of upcycling at this maker festival for the whole family. Upcycling workstations will feature hands-on activities that creatively re-use materials otherwise headed for the landfill. Learn how to screen-print patches, create colorful mosaics, make quilts from t-shirts, weave rag rugs and create metal objects. All ages. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Sunday April 24, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Panel Discussion: Critical Approaches to Figure and Form, Concept and Content (FREE). Richmond Art Center. A panel discussion and open forum with art critics, writers and historians including DeWitt Cheng and John Zarobell Saturday April 30, 1 pm – 2:30 pm: See and Make Art Family Workshop (FREE). Richmond Art Center. Meet in the Madeline F. Whittlesey Room in the Richmond Public Library. Start with a story, continue with an art-making project, and then finish with a guided tour of the galleries at the Art Center. Free and open to kids of all ages! Kids must be accompanied by an adult. For groups of 6 or more kids, please call us in advance at (510) 620-6772. Otherwise, no registration is required. Richmond Art Center 2540 Barrett Ave. (510) 620-6772 http://www.the

Friday April 22, 7:30 pm, Tim Kliphuis, Point Richmond Jazz. Award-winning Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis breathes new life into existing styles with a high-energy blend of classical, gypsy jazz and folk music. His improvised sound is totally new and has popular appeal. United Methodist Church, 201 Martina Street, Richmond. For more information contact: Kit Eakle, (510) 237-5551/

Saturday April 23, 2016, 10 am – 2 pm: 6th Annual North Richmond Green Festival & Earth Day Celebration. Festival and celebration with free food, live music, petting zoo, art, eco activities, farmers market, and much more. Ball field/Park on Fred Jackson Way and Pittsburg Ave, Richmond.

Sunday April 24, 9 am – 12 pm: Earth Day at Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline. Kick off your Earth Day fun with East Bay Regional Park District.  Volunteers are needed to help with shoreline cleanup by removing plastics other debris harmful to wildlife, the bay and other natural resources. Earn your membership to the Fish Friend Club. Parent participation required. Please bring refillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, work gloves, and a bucket to pick up trash. This will reduce the amount of plastic waste being created. Meet at Rydin Road entrance. Register

Sunday April 24, 2 pm: Rosie Bay Trail Walk with NHP Ranger. Take a one-hour leisurely stroll along the Bay Trail and explore home front history with a park ranger. Meet at Visitor Center for Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite #3000/Oil House, Richmond. (510) 232-5050


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