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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Presidents Day holiday affects trash collection, city services

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Feb. 14, 2024 —

Here’s a look at how these city offices, departments, or services will be affected by the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 19. 

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Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 13, 2022

Bunny fun events happening at neighborhood and community centers

Bunny Fest

Feb. 14, 2024 — Northampton Community Center brings Afternoon Fun with the Easter Bunny on March 16, 2024 from noon to 2:00 p.m. Children ages 2-11 years will have the opportunity to enjoy a grand bunny hop, a balloon artist, relay games, carniv...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Discover the Vibrant World of Uptown Phoebus Art Gallery

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Feb. 2, 2024 — The Uptown Phoebus Art Gallery is offering a unique opportunity to immerse in a diverse range of artistic expressions. On Thursday, Feb. 29, come celebrate the vibrant creativity of young artists and talented craftspeople at North...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Get free 2024 Hampton calendars at libraries, community centers

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Jan. 16, 2024 — Free Hampton calendars for 2024 are available at all city libraries, community and neighborhood centers, the Hampton History Museum, and the lobby of City Hall.

The calendars feature original artwork by the artist in the city's Marketing an...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Black History Program Coming to Mary W. Jackson Neighborhood Center

Black History Program Life in Olde Hampton Through the Decades

Jan. 12, 2024 — Mary W. Jackson Neighborhood Center will host a Black History Program on Feb. 17, 2024, from 3 to 5 p.m., titled "Life in Olde Hampton Through the Decades." This enriching event aims to explore the rich tapestry of African Americ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Experience Mardi Gras at the Therapeutic Recreation Center

TRC Mardi Gras Dance

Jan. 11, 2024 — The Therapeutic Recreation Center is hosting a Mardi Gras Dance that is designed for individuals ages 13 and older with disabilities. This event aims to foster a sense of community, promote physical wellness, and lift spirits while dancing...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Family Fun Night at the Therapeutic Recreation Center

Family Fun Night

Jan. 11, 2024 — The Therapeutic Recreation Center will be hosting Family Fun Night. The program will promote bonding and enhance health and wellness. Family Fun Nights are expected to take place on Jan. 27, April 27, July 27, and Oct. 26 from 4-7 p.m. at ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Website gets a makeover to become livelier and more visual

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Jan. 8, 2024 — Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 9, the hampton.gov website will get a makeover. The design uses our new branding, putting the city logo larger and in the top left. It uses the brighter waves of color that are part of our palette. This sam...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Sunset Boat Ramp is reopened with newly repaved surface

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Dec. 1, 2023 - Boaters can expect smooth sailing -- or at least a smooth launch -- now that the city's Sunset Creek Boat Ramp is repaved. The weather is predicted to turn warmer this weekend, but rain is also in the forecast.

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Join the fall celebration at Blue Bird Gap on Oct. 21-22

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Oct. 6, 2023 - Usher in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Festival. The festival offers a variety of children's activities, hayrides, master gardening, punkin’ chunkin’, storytelling, live entertainment, and much more. Entry and activities are free...

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Posted on: August 16, 2023

Air Power Park to close for a month to complete improvements

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Aug. 16, 2023 - The revitalization of Air Power Park is nearly complete, but the park needs to close for the final phase of construction. The closure will begin Friday, Aug. 18, and last about a month. 

The Air Power Park entrance to the WaterWalk...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Mosaic festival celebrates cultures, history, and the Earth on April 22

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March 23, 2023 - The Hampton Mosaic Festival combines elements from the International Children's Festival, Heritage Day, Earth Day celebrations, and adds more art and interactivity. The new, combined festival will be held April 22 from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. a...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Dates set for input on future of Hampton's carousel

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March 15, 2023 — Community discussions about the future of the historic carousel will be held March 23 and 28. The Downtown Hampton Development Partnership has asked the City Council to move it to make room for a larger waterfront park.

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Polling on the city's upcoming budget available through March 20

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March 15, 2023 - Work to develop next year's budget is under way, and residents can offer their views in an online informal survey. City Manager Mary Bunting seeks input before her recommended budget is developed to ensure it includes residents' prioritie...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Free grand opening events for Aquaplex swim center on Oct. 29

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Oct. 12, 2022 — The city's new two-pool swimming center will hold a free celebration Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with demonstrations, refreshments, games, and entertainment. 

The program will feature Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jon...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

River Street Park closes Tuesday, as part of I-64 widening project

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Aug. 31, 2022 - Downtown's River Street Park will be closed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, as part of the widening of Interstate 64, which will connect to the expanded Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. The park is located at the intersection of River Street and P...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

UPDATE: Swimming advisory lifted for Buckroe Beach

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Aug. 24, 2022 – The Health Department has issued a swimming advisory for the central part of beach due to levels of bacteria levels that exceed the state water quality standards for swimming.

Buckroe is segmented, so bacteria levels could affect the entire...

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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 swimming advisory is...

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