Memorial Day Weekend in Hampton Roads

Memorial Day Weekend in Hampton Roads

The weather here in Hampton Roads is heating up as we begin to say goodbye to Spring. That’s right, Summer is right around the corner! Typically Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to Summer here in the 757. Let’s take a look at what Memorial Day is all about and what’s in store for us, locally, this weekend.

 

WHAT IS MEMORIAL DAY?

“Memorial Day, formerly Decoration Day, in the United States, holiday (last Monday in May) honoring those who have died in the nation’s wars. It originated during the American Civil War when citizens placed flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle.”

Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica

 

HONORING MEMORIAL DAY IN HAMPTON ROADS

MONDAY – from The Virginian Pilot

Memorial Day Ceremony, at Victory Arch, 25th Street and West Avenue, downtown Newport News. 11 a.m. (757) 245-4532 or (757) 247-8523.

Memorial Day Ceremony, Conaway Cemetery at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, 9 a.m. Attendants must have base access. (757) 953-7422.

Memorial Day Observance, Hampton National Cemetery Complex, Marshall Avenue and Cemetery Road, Hampton. A 21-gun salute, music and more. 10 a.m. (757) 723-7104.

Memorial Day Observance, Fort Monroe’s Continental Park. A 105 mm howitzer 21-gun salute, music and more. 11:55 a.m. (757) 788-2263.

Memorial Day Service, on board the battleship Wisconsin, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 10 a.m. (757) 644-1000.

Virginia Memorial Day Cluster All-Breed Dog Show, 8 a.m., Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton. (757) 315-1610.

Virginia Beach Mayor’s Veterans Committee commemorates Memorial Day, Tidewater Veterans Memorial, 19th Street across from Virginia Beach Convention Center, 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. (757) 467-6435.

Memorial Day Evening Service, Courthouse Community United Methodist Church, 2708 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. 7 p.m. (757) 427-3272.

 

ACTIVITIES IN HAMPTON ROADS

Hampton Roads is home to many military families. There is much to enjoy throughout Memorial Day Weekend for all. Whether you’re looking to hang out with friends or enjoy some activities with family – CLICK HERE to search all local events.

 

 

 

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – Harry S. Truman

 

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Celebrating Earth Day in Hampton Roads

Celebrating Earth Day in Hampton Roads

One thing we can say about Hampton Roads is that every Earth Day there is much to do locally! If you haven’t started preparing or looking for things to do, check out the full blog post. We hope this makes your Earth Day a breeze!

LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT HELP THE EARTH

“After 50+ years of celebrating Earth Day, it’s more important than ever to be green. If you’re looking for simple changes you can make at home in honor of the holiday, these easy, eco-friendly lifestyle changes on our list will help guide you: little yet important things like reusing the items you already have, purchasing environmentally-friendly products that don’t come in excess packaging, and reducing your daily water and energy consumption. After all, even a tiny bit goes a long way when it comes to saving the earth!”

Source: Good Housekeeping

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ALL IN HAMPTON ROADS

Wow, did we find a list of Earth Day Events for you all! From an Earth Day Market hosted by Bloom Beauty Bar VA and Farmer John’s Market to Earth Fest at Tradition Brewing Company – the options are endless! CLICK HERE to search all local events.

 

KID-FRIENDLY CRAFTS

“Every year on April 22, people around the world gather to celebrate and appreciate our planet for Earth Day! The movement started in 1970, as many became aware of the growing environmental issues, including air and water pollution. The day typically includes fun and engaging Earth-conscious activities to help you and your little ones learn how to make a positive environmental impact. While there are some easy things you can do to make a difference — think changing the light bulbs in your home to Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) and using eco-friendly products — partaking in our Earth Day crafts for kids can keep the change going for generations to come.”

Source: Good Housekeeping

 

 

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. –Mahatma Gandhi

 

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Hoppy Easter Hampton Roads

Hoppy Easter Hampton Roads

It’s Easter Weekend here in Hampton Roads! If you haven’t started preparing or looking for things to do in Hampton Roads, check out the full blog post. We hope it makes your life a little easier… and eggstra festive!

KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Hampton Roads is a very family-centric region, where many small businesses and venues host events that are totally kid-friendly. If you are looking to take the family out for some festivities, here is a list of events from myactivechild.com. Enjoy, be safe, and enjoy Easter with the little ones!

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ALL

We also pulled some additional events around Hampton Roads that are not just for the kids, but you adults too! Here is a list of brunches and other events local to you. From Blue Pete’s Restaurant to Varia – the options are endless! CLICK HERE to search all local events.

 

FOOD & DRINK INSPIRATION

“To help you plan this year’s Easter menu, we’ve found the best Easter dinner ideas that celebrate all things spring. From apricot glazed ham and lemon-herb chicken to roasted asparagus and lemon bundt cake, these family-ready dishes will impress everyone at your table. Not to mention, most of them are so simple and easy that even a bunny could make them (so hop to it!).”

Source: Good Housekeeping

 

 

We hope you enjoy this beautiful Easter weekend. Spring is here and so are the warm temperatures we have missed very much. “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” – Proverb

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Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day in Hampton Roads

Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day in Hampton Roads

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow! If you haven’t started preparing or looking for things to do in Hampton Roads this weekend, check out the full blog post. We hope it makes your life a little easier… and more festive!

 

THE HISTORY

“March 17 commemorates the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (who, interestingly, wasn’t Irish). It also honors Irish culture by encouraging folks to wear Ireland’s colors (green, white and orange), listen to Irish music and feast on traditional Irish meals. It’s also a day filled with parades and special events, usually with friends and family, where lots of photos are being taken.”

Source: Good Housekeeping

KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Hampton Roads is a very family-centric region, where many small businesses and venues host events that are totally kid-friendly. If you are looking to take the family out for some festivities, here is a list of events from myactivechild.com. Enjoy, be safe, and honor Irish culture with your little ones!

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

We didn’t forget about you adults! The 757 is home to many festivities for almost any holiday you could imagine, including St. Patrick’s Day. We pulled the list of bar crawls and other events local to you. From the Shack to Blue Pete’s Restaurant, to Waterside District – the options are endless! CLICK HERE to search all local events.

 

FOOD & DRINK INSPIRATION

“St. Patrick’s Day is finally here — which means it’s time to cook up a delicious Irish feast! Sure, any green food can pass as festive on March 17, but how could a St. Paddy’s celebration be complete without some tasty Irish-inspired meals? Luckily, if you’re craving a taste of the Emerald Isle, these St. Patrick’s Day food ideas are as satisfying as they are festive — and best of all, they might just bring you the luck of the Irish.”

Source: Good Housekeeping

 

 

Ella Higginson once said, “If you work, if you wait, you will find the place where the four-leaf clovers grow.” Go out and find your four-leaf clovers this weekend! And if you’re feeling extra lucky, maybe it’s time to tackle today’s market with our help.

 

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