Come for the Market & Stay for the Music (6.11.2012)
Come for the Market & Stay for the Music
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Summertime is here! We’re celebrating the warm weather and sunshine with a great lineup of fun family friendly events to help Celebrate Downtown this summer. And you’re invited! So mark your calendars and come on downtown for fresh produce, music, art, healthy goodies, Zumba, and more!
Come for the NEW Farmers’ Market…
The Richmond Main Street Farmers’ Market, produced by the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association (PCFMA), will be held at the Nevin Plaza on Nevin Avenue and 13th Street on Wednesdays, from 10am-2pm beginning June 27 through October. Richmond Main Street is happy to partner with PCFMA to bring a certified farmers’ market to the historic downtown district. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers and a range of other products from local farmers. Unlike mass-marketed commodities that are often imported from around the world and may pass through several hands before reaching the consumer, farmers’ markets offer shoppers fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the producers, often within hours of being harvested. PCFMA believes “each farmers’ market should be a reflection of the community it serves and a resource for those that call that community home.” The Richmond Main Street Farmers’ Market will also provide space for local businesses and nonprofits to promote their goods and services.
…Stay for Music on the Main
Music on the Main begins on Wednesday, June 27 at 5pm in the FoodsCo parking lot on 12th Street and Macdonald Avenue with our favorite bluesman Jesse James, R&B crooner Reed Fromer, and sensational pop performers from the Richmond Police Activities League, The Originalz. Also scheduled for this first installment of the annual concert series are engaging activities for kids and an outdoor bazaar featuring local restaurants, entrepreneurs, and community resource groups.
Music on the Main
Wednesday, June 27
We’re starting Music on the Main with a bang and you don’t want to miss it! So put on your dancing shoes and come downtown for an evening of great music, family fun, and Richmond pride.
Also in Downtown this June
Art In Windows Closing Reception & Art Walk
It’s not too late to experience the first Art In Windows exhibition of 2012! Join us for a closing reception of the spring 2012 Art In Windows exhibition on Friday, June 22 from 5-7:30pm. Meet the artists, learn about what inspires them to create their spectacular works of art, and take a stroll around downtown to view the public art in the neighborhood and the dynamic paintings of these two phenomenal African-American Bay Area artists:
Stephen Bruce is a self-taught painter who utilizes chemical reactions and experimentation to create striking seascapes and abstract environments. His acid paintings are evocative of expressionism and honor his greatest inspiration, Mother Earth.
Tracy Ricks’ large-scale abstract paintings from the series A New Day are a testimony to spiritual reflection and bountiful artistic expression. Her paintings draw to mind the symbolic meaning of color popular in many modern movements, yet her artistic voice is all her own.
Art In Windows Closing Reception & Art Walk
Friday, June 22, 5-7:30pm
Richmond Main Street Office
1000 Macdonald Avenue, Suite C
Zumba Classes in Downtown ~ New Schedule & Location
We are so pleased with the overwhelming positive response to our Zumba classes. Nearly 75 individuals come downtown every week to take our Zumba classes. We are very grateful for support from the West County HEAL Collaborative and our partnership with the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts which have fulfilled our vision of bringing this amazing exercise activity to the Iron Triangle. Please take note of these important dates and location changes:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, all Tuesday classes are cancelled.
Remaining Class Dates Are:
Thursdays: June 14, June 21, and June 28
Location: Richmond Main Street office, 1000 Macdonald Avenue, Suite C
Due to high demand and limited space, ALL interested participants must call (510) 236-4049 to reserve a space. Registration lists will open the Friday before each remaining class. Please make sure to arrive 10 minutes before the class start time so that you can ensure your space; we cannot guarantee reserved spots to individuals who arrive late.
We are working on securing another, larger space in the downtown area to accommodate the large group. Please stay tuned and sign up for our email newsletter to receive updates.
Thank you to our sponsors and community partners for making Celebrate Downtown Summer 2012 possible:
Healthy Village Farm Stand
Friday, July 6
Community Green Space Park, Harbour Way and Macdonald Avenue
Don’t miss this opportunity to sample mouth-watering and nutritious foods like massaged kale salad and hummus & roasted bell pepper sandwiches, take home fresh seasonal produce, and learn about all the important projects from community partners including, First 5, EcoVillage Farm, Rising Sun Energy Center, Solar Richmond, Lifelong Medical, Women’s Cancer Research Center, CURME, and more!
We’re planning something special for September 15-16, 2012
More details to come so stay tuned and clear your schedule for a weekend of Art, Wine, and Technology in downtown.
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