Quick Tidbits: Community Updates are snapshopts of what’s happening around our neighborhood. Read more below!
Remember the Ocean Grocery mural?
The marine-inspired mural at the convenience store is now gone. According to the owner they were ready for something new and so they just painted over it. There are no immediate plans for a replacement.
The East District Resource Center mural has also been painted over. Neighbor Haven H took the picture below showing its current status. We reached out to the center but it seems like the number listed is disconnected. In addition, all the official social media links are out of commission. Please see the original story from 13 years ago here.
If you want to read more about street art in Richmond, check this article out: The Water Tower and Street Art in Chuch Hill
Volunteer Opportunity: City to Celebrate National Service Recognition Day
Richmond, VA – Mayor Levar M. Stoney will join Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, to spotlight the impact of national service in the Richmond region and thank those who serve during a 10 a.m. recognition ceremony on Tuesday, April 3, for the sixth annual National Service Recognition Day (formally called the Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service). The event will be held at the Richmond Police Department Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Rd.
After the 10 a.m. event, sponsored by the city’s Office on Volunteerism and Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N) initiatives, volunteers will join in performing the following service projects around the city and region from noon to 2 p.m.:
FRIENDS Association for Children
1004 St. John St. and 929 N. 26th St.
-Clean playground areas; Easter Egg Hunt event preparation
The Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton
1519 Williamsburg Rd.
-plant seedlings; also weed, mulch & more
Civil War and Emancipation Day to be held at Chimborazo on April 7
RICHMOND, Va.- On Saturday, April 7, from 10 am – 4 pm Richmond’s Journey, a collaborative of the area’s cultural, historical, educational, and tourism institutions, invites the public to the grounds of Chimborazo Medical Museum for Civil War and Emancipation Day. Now in its ninth year, the event explores the Civil War and its impact through living history, period music, speakers, performances, and more. This event is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, updates will be posted on the park’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RichmondNPS.
RPD Invites Community to Town Hall Meetings
WHAT: Richmond Police Town Hall Meetings
WHEN: 6 – 8 p.m. each evening (except one that begins at 6:30 p.m.)Thursday, April 12; Tuesday, April 17; Thursday, April 19; Tuesday, April 24
WHERE: First, Second, Third and Fourth Precincts
RPD Chief Alfred Durham will hold four town hall meetings during the month of April as part of his ongoing effort to inform the public about his vision for policing in Richmond.
“These meetings are a way to further our relationship with the community, “said Chief Durham.”We want to hear from the general public and understand what we can do better to continue to make Richmond a safer city through community policing.”
First Precinct – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 (note different start time)
Peter Paul Development Center, 1708 N. 22nd Street