Author Archives: Keith Toler

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    Go Skate Daze Weekend in Portsmouth

    Hard Times Go Skate Weekend June 19 and June 21, 2021 at the Cradock Skatepark The Hard Times Skateshop located in Historic Cradock, a neighborhood in Portsmouth, Virginia, hosts a Go Skate Weekend in conjunction with the Juneteenth holiday weekend.  June 19th is recognized officially as Juneteenth, a day to celebrate freedom for all people …

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    Naval Shipyard Museum re-opens

    New Hours, New Exhibits, and New Stories Portsmouth’s Naval Shipyard Museum opened its doors in 1949 on the grounds of the Notfolk Naval Shipyard.  During the Cold War, when the need to keep the shipyard secure increased, it moved to its current location at 2 High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth in early 1963. The …

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    What’s New at the Children’s Museum of Virginia

    Children’s Museum of Virginia re-opens The Children’s Museum of Virginia re-opens post quarantine on June 9, 2021, with new exhibits and a new schedule. Make reservations and purchase tickets online.  Open Wednesday through Sunday, the museum offers tickets for a morning or afternoon session.  The museum closes on Mondays and Tuesdays.   Ticket Times and …

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    Juneteenth Festival Comes to Portsmouth

    Juneteenth Festival Saturday, June 19, 2021 Noon to 6 p.m. JuneteenthVA is delighted to be celebrating the second Juneteenth as a state holiday on Saturday, June 19th from 12 noon to 6 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church located at 500 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704. All are welcome. This year’s official Juneteenth Festival of Virginia …

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    Virginia Watercolor Society 2021 Exhibition Comes to Portsmouth

    Statewide Watercolor Exhibition in Hampton Roads Virginia Watercolor Society 2021 Exhibition Portsmouth, VA: The Virginia Watercolor Society announces that their 42nd Annual Watercolor Exhibition is returning to Portsmouth, VA for the first time in 20 years! This show, with over 80 paintings, opens in the historic Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center June 12, 2021 and …

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    Virginia Symphony Performs Windborne’s Music of David Bowie

    VA Arts Festival and Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion Partner on Concert Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion in Portsmouth, Virginia TICKETS ON SALE NOW PORTSMOUTH, Va. — In a spring season loaded with performances of all kinds, this Virginia Arts Festival concert promises to be a spectacular return to live music, …

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    Juneteenth Virginia to Hold Auditions in Portsmouth

    Healing the Wounds of Slavery Without Shame or Blame Press Contact: Sheri Bailey For Immediate Release Email: Phone/Text: 757.606.0569 Portsmouth, VA ( – The Portsmouth Theatre Academy will hold auditions and interviews 12noon – 4pm on Friday, April 30th, Saturday, May 1st, and Sunday, May 2nd in the Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopalian Church …

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    The Doors, Porches and Gardens of Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia

    The Olde Towne Civic League presents Doors, Porches, and Gardens May 15, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia draws visitors from all over the world.  They come to experience first-hand over three centuries of architecture and history, where dwellings are maticulously restored and tales from long ago are passed down …

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    Portsmouth Virginia Brings Military History to Life

    A History of Service Portsmouth, Virginia – A small, seaport town on the Elizabeth River.  Virginia’s Historic Seaport.  The cradle of military history in Virginia. Home to America’s oldest naval shipyard, its oldest naval hospital, the 5th District of the U. S. Coast Guard, and the headquarters for the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Command. For over 250 …

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    Visiting Portsmouth Virginia by Boat

    Mile Marker Zero Welcome to Mile Marker Zero on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The AICW runs for over 1,100 miles to just beyond Plantation Key, Florida and has a connection at Fort Myer’s, Florida to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway connecting to Brownsville, Texas.  Often called “the ditch,” the AICW is frequented by both pleasure boaters …