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Summer in the City 2019

Downtown Richmond provides us with the opportunity to understand our past as we embrace and support revitalization. This year’s Summer in the City series will spark conversation about the transformation of spaces in our city. Registration is required and will open on Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. Shuttle transportation is available to only the first 18 to register.

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Thursday, June 6, 3 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
17th Street Market and Main Street Station

Our first stop will take us to Main Street Station which opened in 1901 and offers panoramic views, an art gallery, a second Renaissance Revival style of architecture, and is adjacent to the Richmond Slave Trail and Reconciliation Statue. Cookies and punch will be provided at Main Street Station. We will then walk next door to the 17th Street Market to hear from current Market Manager, Maurice Jackson, and enjoy what the market has to offer. Meet in front of Tyler Haynes Commons at 3 p.m. to take a special shuttle downtown which will return to campus following the program by 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, June 13, 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Monument Avenue at The Valentine

The Valentine is hosting Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion. A team of planners, architects, designers, artists, and individuals were invited to participate in a national design competition to conceptually re-imagine Monument Avenue and contribute to the ongoing dialogue about race, memory, the urban landscape, and public art. The finalists are featured in this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Meet in front of Tyler Haynes Commons at 11 a.m. to take the Downtown Shuttle. Lunch boxes will be provided by Carriage House Café.

Thursday, June 20, 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Making Richmond Greener with Capital Trees

Capital Trees is a local nonprofit organization that is devoted to designing, restoring, and maintaining green spaces in Richmond. They want to create a greener, more beautiful, more livable city. We will be joined by Capital Trees CEO Frazier Armstrong who will give a talk about green projects in the Low Line and Great Shiplock Park. We will be enjoying lunch under the trees of Capitol Square and giving out seed packets. Meet in front of Tyler Haynes Commons at 11 a.m. to take the Downtown Shuttle. Lunch boxes will be provided by Richmond on Broad Café.



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