Partner News – June

Published on June 7th, 2018 by Jess Maffey

Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery is hosting multiple tours in June! Check out their full schedule here.


Birdhouse Farmers Market:

  • Come out to the Tiny Nest Concert featuring local musician Guy Gorman on Tuesday, June 12. Check him out here!
  • Interested in volunteering at the market? They have shifts to fit your schedule and duties to suit your abilities! Contact the Market Manager here.


The Friends of Libby Hill Park, along with the Richmond Tree Stewards, Church Hill Planters, and the Church Hill Association, will be hosting mulching and clean up day at the Park on Saturday, June 9 from 8 – 10 a.m. Come help protect the young trees from the coming summer heat! Please bring rakes, pitchforks, and a wheelbarrow or cart if you have them. Coffee, bagels and homemade treats will be provided! In case of rain, the clean up day will be moved to June 16.


Join the Friends of Barker Field at their next meeting on Wednesday, June 13 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., where Officer Leinberger with Richmond Animal Care and Control will answer your questions about dog park rules, what to do in case of a dog fight, and other concerns regarding your pet. Check out more details on the event here.


RVA BMX is hosting their USABMX Olympic Day on Sunday, June 24. This is a free racing event that is open to anyone, including beginners! Loaner bikes and helmets will be available at no charge, so come out and give BMX racing a try! Click here for more info.

  • And join RVA BMX for their regular racing and practice days during the week! Go to their website for more info.


Check out all of the events happening at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center this June:

  • Sunday, June 24 – Blue-Grey All-American Combine. Register here.
  • Tuesday, July 24 – 5th Annual River City Golf Classic. Register here.
  • Thursday, July 26 to August 14 -The Redskins Training Camp. Register here.
  • Come check out the Community Park located at the Redskins Training Center, which is open daily with convenient parking on Leigh Street. Available for kids and adults of all ages!


Mark your calendars for the Richmond Area Skateboard Alliance’s annual fundraiser, Thrash for Cash, which will take place at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery on Saturday, August 11.

In other RASA news…

  • The Texas Beach skate spot has been undergoing construction, and RASA is aiming to have the third large feature completed by mid-summer.
  • RVA Sk8 Club is coming Fall 2018! Stay up to date on the RASA website and instagram!


Friends of Pump House are raising funds in June! Donate anytime in June and you’re donation will be matched by an anonymous donor, up to $25,000. Help support the restoration and maintenance of a Richmond treasure. Donate here!

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