Office Hours Workshop: Business Networking

The Newport News Department of Development and the Economic Development Authority host Office Hours, a series of free workshops for current and aspiring small business owners. This is an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals about how to make your dream of owning your own business a reality. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 757-926-8428.

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BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club @ Pearl Bailey Library

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club @ Pearl Bailey Library

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Bring your own BOOK to our new book club at the Pearl Bailey branch! Bring a new book you're reading or an old favorite. All genres are welcome. We'll provide the snacks and the atmosphere — you bring the books!

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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King-Lincoln Park Day

King-Lincoln Park Day

King-Lincoln Park (map)

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will present King-Lincoln Park Day, an afternoon showcasing all the recreational opportunities offered at King-Lincoln Park (600 Jefferson Avenue) and the surrounding community, on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. The event features a broad range of free activities for all ages including make-and-take crafts, free Bingo (ages 50 & up), community exhibits and live music. DJ Moby, one of the most sought after DJs on the East Coast, will emcee the stage and play music between the live performances. The day will start with dance performances by Dreams in Motion (12:30 p.m.) and the Dienamik Dance Team (1:15 p.m.). The Mosaic Steel Orchestra will perform at 2:00 p.m. and Jae Sinnett & The American Groove Project will perform at 3:00 p.m. Kids will enjoy free face painting, moon bounces and slides, a trackless train, spin art, sand art and a petting zoo. Everyone can enjoy free sno cones, free cotton candy and a cupcake walk. A special feature for this year will be kite flying on the King-Lincoln Park beach (free kites provided, while supplies last).

The Doris Miller Community Center will hold basketball contests for prizes and the Newport News Tennis Program will showcase their Quick-Start Tennis Program. The Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism (Youth Programs, Instructional Programs, Tourism, Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center and Special Events) will offer crafts and information on upcoming programs and events. Community exhibitors will offer information about their organizations, give-a-ways and children’s activities.

Food Vendors ($) will sell seafood, barbeque, funnel cakes and other snack items. Admission, parking and all activities are free. Pets, bicycles, skateboards, radios and amplified sound are not permitted in the festival area. Directions to King-Lincoln Park: take I-664 Exit 6/27th St., turn right onto Jefferson Avenue, proceed to King-Lincoln Park on the left at 6th Street. For additional information, call 757-926-1400. Updates and announcements (including weather-related announcements) will be posted on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NewportNewsFestivals and Twitter @nnfestivals.

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Copy of TNCC Information Sessions

Copy of TNCC Information Sessions

C. Waldo Scott Center for HOPE (map)

The C. Waldo Scott Center for HOPE hosts Thomas Nelson Community College Information Sessions Thursdays from noon-2 p.m. beginning March 7-Aug. 1.

Come meet with Thomas Nelson’s Outreach Coordinator to get your questions answered! Apply on site for Certificate, Associate Degree, or Workforce Programs. For more information, contact Alyson LeMaster at lemastera@tncc.edu or call 757-283-7820 ext. 63532.

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Free Homebuyer Preparation Information Session

Free Homebuyer Preparation Information Session

Are you insterested in buying your first home, but unsure where to begin? Join us for a free homebuyer preparation information session and meet your local community partners that can help you along your journey.

Staff from a number of agencies will be on hand to provide information, answer questions, and direct residents to additional resources.

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Coffee & Conversations

Coffee & Conversations

Doris Miller Community Center (map)

The Heb Foundation hosts Coffee & Conversations, a support group for those who have lost a loved one to gun violence every second Saturday, promptly at 11 a.m.-noon at the Doris Miller Community Center.

This support group seeks to support each other in community and unity and to serve as a place to share your heart and free expression as you grieve. These events are free and open to the public. The only request is that participants respect one another.

For more information, call 888-525-5545 or email info@thehebfoundation.org or find TheHEBFoundation on Instagram and Facebook.

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25 Mics: Monthly Free Open Mic

25 Mics: Monthly Free Open Mic

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts a monthly free open mic on every second Tuesday, hosted by the incredible Nina Brewton! This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is appreciated but not required. RSVP here.

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Summer Movie Series: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Summer Movie Series: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Rating: PG // Runtime: 112 minutes

Video game villain “Wreck-it-Ralph” must brave the internet to help Vanellope fix her game, Sugar Rush.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club @ Pearl Bailey Library

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club @ Pearl Bailey Library

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Bring your own BOOK to our new book club at the Pearl Bailey branch! Bring a new book you're reading or an old favorite. All genres are welcome. We'll provide the snacks and the atmosphere — you bring the books!

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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Summer Movie Series: Hotel Transylvania 2: Summer Vacation (2018)

Summer Movie Series: Hotel Transylvania 2: Summer Vacation (2018)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

Rating: PG // Runtime: 120 minutes

The Monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel, and they indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer.

Summer Movie Series: Smallfoot (2018)

Summer Movie Series: Smallfoot (2018)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


Smallfoot (2018)

Rating: PG // Runtime: 96 minutes

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and all-star cast, Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist- a human. News of this “Smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story bout friendship, courage, and the joy of discovery.

Summer Movie Series: Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (2018)

Summer Movie Series: Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (2018)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (2018)

Rating: PG // Runtime: 117 minutes

Spider-man meets many different versions of himself when a gateway into the multiverse opens up.

25 Mics Monthly Free Open Mic

25 Mics Monthly Free Open Mic

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

You are invited to this monthly free open mic on every 2nd Tuesday! Hosted by the incredible Nina Brewton, 25 Mics is a warm and welcoming space for anyone who loves and supports the arts. Whether you would like to perform or simply want to spectate, 25 Mics is an enjoyable and positive experience! This event is free and open to the public! RSVP is appreciated but not required!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/25-mics-free-open-mic-registration-48376854474

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TNCC Information Sessions

TNCC Information Sessions

C. Waldo Scott Center for HOPE (map)

The C. Waldo Scott Center for HOPE hosts Thomas Nelson Community College Information Sessions Thursdays from noon-2 p.m. beginning March 7-Aug. 1.

Come meet with Thomas Nelson’s Outreach Coordinator to get your questions answered! Apply on site for Certificate, Associate Degree, or Workforce Programs. For more information, contact Alyson LeMaster at lemastera@tncc.edu or call 757-283-7820 ext. 63532.

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1619- Free Commemorative Performance

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts a free 1619 Commemorative Performance. For more information, contact 757-247-8950.

About the Show

IN THE EARLY DAWN OF AUGUST 20, 1619, A WOUNDED SHIP LIMPED THROUGH THE MIST INTO THE MOUTH OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.  ITS MISSION WAS DARK AND SHROUDED IN POLITICAL ESPIONAGE.  IT WAS AN ENGLISH SHIP FLYING UNDER A DUTCH FLAG AND CARRYING A LETTER OF MARQUE – A LICENSE TO LEGALLY PIRATE SPANISH OR PORTUGUESE SHIPS.  THE PIRATE WAS ENGLISH CAPTAIN JOHN COLLIN JOPE AND THE SHIP WAS THE WHITE LION.

AS THE WHITE LION’S HULL CUT SILENTLY THROUGH THE MORNING WATER, THEY PASSED, UNCEREMONIOUSLY, BY CAPE HENRY, THE SITE WHERE CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT HAD LED HIS VIRGINIA COMPANY CREW ASHORE FOR THE “FIRST LANDING”.  AND NOW, JUST 12 YEARS LATER, ANOTHER “FIRST LANDING” WAS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE; ONE MARKED WITH PAIN AND TRIUMPH.  AND ONE THAT WOULD FOREVER CHANGE THE FACE OF THIS STILL-INFANT NATION. 

1619 TELLS THE COMPELLING STORY OF THE NATIVE AFRICANS WHO FIRST SET FOOT ON AMERICAN SOIL.  STARRING MICHAEL LEMELLE AND LISA HERNANDEZ, IT IS A STORY OF LIVES AND CULTURES INTERRUPTED – AND DESTINIES GRAFTED TOGETHER.  TOLD THROUGH RIVETING LIVE PERFORMANCE AND A POWERFUL MUSICAL SCORE, 1619 IS A STORY THAT, 400 YEARS LATER, MUST BE TOLD.


NO RSVP REQUIRED.

ADMISSION IS AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. SEATING WILL BEGIN AT 5:30 PM. LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE THEATER. THERE ARE TWO SHOWS. ONE AT 6:00 PM AND ONE AT 8:00 PM. AGAIN, THERE IS NO TICKETING OR RSVP REQUIRED.

Coffee & Conversations

Coffee & Conversations

Doris Miller Community Center (map)

The Heb Foundation hosts Coffee & Conversations, a support group for those who have lost a loved one to gun violence every second Saturday, promptly at 11 a.m.-noon at the Doris Miller Community Center.

This support group seeks to support each other in community and unity and to serve as a place to share your heart and free expression as you grieve. These events are free and open to the public. The only request is that participants respect one another.

For more information, call 888-525-5545 or email info@thehebfoundation.org or find TheHEBFoundation on Instagram and Facebook.

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Southeast Community Celebration 2019: Junkyard Band Live in King-Lincoln Park

Southeast Community Celebration 2019: Junkyard Band Live in King-Lincoln Park

King-Lincoln Park (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts the Southeast Community Celebration summer concert series. Enjoy the scenic sunset and free live music. First up is the Junkyard Band. This iconic Go-Go band will definitely make you move!

This event is free and open to the public. Blankets and chairs are permitted. No pets and no alcohol. In case of inclement weather, visit downing-gross.org for updates. For more information, call 757-926-1400.

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Summer Movie Series: Incredibles 2 (2018)

Summer Movie Series: Incredibles 2 (2018)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


Incredibles 2 (2018)

Rating: PG // Runtime: 118 minutes

Mr. Incredible is left home with the kids when Elastigirl becomes the new face of superheroes.

Summer Movie Series: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2018)

Summer Movie Series: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2018)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2018)

Rating: NR // Runtime: 107 minutes

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the Lego universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman, and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and master building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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Summer Movie Series: How to Train Your Dragon: the Hidden World (2019)

Summer Movie Series: How to Train Your Dragon: the Hidden World (2019)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


How to Train Your Dragon: the Hidden World (2019)

Rating: NR // Runtime: 110 minutes

The citizens of Berk face a dragon trafficker who threatens their peace, dragons, and friendships in the final installment of the fantasy trilogy.

TNCC Information Sessions

TNCC Information Sessions

C. Waldo Scott Center for HOPE (map)

The C. Waldo Scott Center for HOPE hosts Thomas Nelson Community College Information Sessions Thursdays from noon-2 p.m. beginning March 7-Aug. 1.

Come meet with Thomas Nelson’s Outreach Coordinator to get your questions answered! Apply on site for Certificate, Associate Degree, or Workforce Programs. For more information, contact Alyson LeMaster at lemastera@tncc.edu or call 757-283-7820 ext. 63532.

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Summer Movie Series: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

Summer Movie Series: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

Rating: PG // Runtime: 92 minutes

The teens realize they’re not “real” superheroes because there’s not a movie about them. The five friends vow to do something heroic enough to warrant a big-screen adaptation.

Summer Movie Series: Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Summer Movie Series: Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Rating: PG // Runtime: 86 minutes

When garden decor starts going missing, Gnomeo and Juliet ask Sherlock Gnomes to take the case. This colorful crew of lawn ornaments must traverse London to save their fellow decorations from being smashed.

25 Mics Monthly Free Open Mic

25 Mics Monthly Free Open Mic

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

You are invited to this monthly free open mic on every 2nd Tuesday! Hosted by the incredible Nina Brewton, 25 Mics is a warm and welcoming space for anyone who loves and supports the arts. Whether you would like to perform or simply want to spectate, 25 Mics is an enjoyable and positive experience! This event is free and open to the public! RSVP is appreciated but not required!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/25-mics-free-open-mic-registration-48376854474

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Southeast Community Celebration 2019: Rare Essence Live in King-Lincoln Park

Southeast Community Celebration 2019: Rare Essence Live in King-Lincoln Park

King-Lincoln Park (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts the Southeast Community Celebration summer concert series. Enjoy the scenic sunset and free live music. Closing out the celebration is Rare Essence. This iconic Go-Go band will definitely make you move!

This event is free and open to the public. Blankets and chairs are permitted. No pets and no alcohol. In case of inclement weather, visit downing-gross.org for updates. For more information, call 757-926-1400.

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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