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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Hampton Carousel Closed

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The Hampton Carousel needs repair and is not operational. The building will be closed until further notice. However, special viewings of the stationary carousel can be made by appointment, in advance, by calling the Hampton History Museum at 757-727-6806....

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Bobby BlackHat Band - Wednesday, August 17, 6-8 pm

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"You never know what's gonna happen at a Bobby BlackHat show!"A harmonica player for over 40 years, Bobby BlackHat blends the influences of Chicago, Memphis, Piedmont, and Delta style blues along with a little Gospel into a toe tappin&a...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

The Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South - September 12, 7 pm

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In this presentation, author Andrew W. Kahrl, assistant professor of history and African American Studies at the University of Virginia, illuminates the fate of land once the site of thriving Jim Crow-era black coastal communities and resorts.

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

8th Annual BayShore Experience - Saturday, September 17, 6-8 pm

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Join hosts Reginald Robinson and Judy Leonard for this annual celebration of “The Vacation Paradise of the South.” Enjoy this virtual stroll down memory lane recalling the premier seaside resort for African-Americans during the Jim Cro...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Otis Brooks - Wednesday, September 21, 6-8 pm

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Enjoy an evening of original music with Hampton's Otis Brooks!

With an early affection for hip hop, Otis began writing rhymes for schoolmates which sparked his passion for songwriting. This eventually evolved into learning the guitar and writing original m...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Hampton History Museum names courtyard for Jimmy and Midge Eason

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March 29, 2022 - The Hampton History Museum honored two of its founders by naming the museum's garden courtyard for former Mayor Jimmy Eason and his wife, Midge, who helped raise funds build the museum, which opened in 2003.

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Supply delays slow construction of Mary W. Jackson center

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June 6, 2022 - Shortages of construction materials and supply-chain delays have caused the opening of the Mary W. Jackson Neighborhood Center in Olde Hampton to be postponed. Other city construction projects have been affected as well.

The center is named ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Groovin' by the Bay concerts move downtown

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June 16, 2022 — The popular Groovin’ by the Bay concert series is moving from Buckroe Beach to a downtown location at Mill Point Park.

 The move, which was necessitated by capacity concerns at the Buckroe location, is effective immediately. The se...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

2022 Summer Camp Registration is Full

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June 8, 2022 - Registration for Hampton Parks and Recreation Summer Camp is full at all community center locations. Interested parents can put their name on a waitlist, and in the event a spot opens up, the parent will be contacted. To put your name on th...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Water quality updates for Hampton's beaches: Know before you go

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July 8, 2021 - Beach water samples for all of Hampton's public beaches have met the state's water quality standards.

The Hampton Health Department tests samples of water at several public beach locations throughout the summer season. A sw...

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