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  1. Cities United 6th Annual Convening

    August 21, 2019 - August 23, 2019 @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Journey with us to Hampton, Virginia as we celebrate our 6th annual convening and commemorate the 400-year remembrance of the arrival of the first Africans in British North America. We will gather to reflect on the trials and triumphs of our past, renew ourselves and each other in the present and equip our communities to respond to the future.

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  2. Tucker Family Cemetery Reflection and Commemoration

    August 23, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Tucker Family Cemetery

    Join the 2019 Commemoration of the First African Landing in recognition of the first Africans brought to English North America this August 23-25, 2019. Commemorate their arrival 400 years ago at Point Comfort, site of Fort Monroe in Hampton, through museum exhibits, heritage tours, Living History interpretation, multicultural cuisine and crafts, keynote speakers and musical performances, including a Free concert at Hampton Coliseum on Saturday, August 24.

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  3. African American Political Pioneers Luncheon and Panel Discussion

    August 23, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Join us for this lively and compelling discussion that ranges from panelists' reflections of their past experiences in public office, to their visions for our nation's future, as we celebrate their significant contributions to our national political landscape.

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  4. Round table discussion with Sen. Mark Warner

    August 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hampton Senior Center

    Join a round table with Sen. Mark Warner and ask him questions.

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  5. Remember the 400 presents "The Journey"

    August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The American Theatre

    This spectacular and thought-provoking production portrays a story of an enslaved people, transported from the coast of Western Africa to the Caribbean and the Americas. You will hear the emotion in the voices of our fathers and mothers when in the wilderness and in the slave market. You will be there following every passage of history, every chapter, every footstep they took. You will laugh and you will cry. The story of the "Journey" is our story, told through song, spoken word and dance.

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Camp Calendar

  1. Camp Hampton - Full Day

    August 23, 2019, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Campers will enjoy weekly themed activities, local field trips, enrichments, games, swimming and more. Two parent paid fieldtrips include Busch Gardens and Ocean Breeze.

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  2. Camp Hampton - Teen Life Unplugged

    August 23, 2019, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Activities include: swimming, STEM, golf, sailing, ceramics, talent show, and more. Two parent paid fieldtrips include Busch Gardens and Ocean Breeze.

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  3. Camp Hampton - Half Day

    August 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Campers will enjoy weekly themed fun, swimming, outdoor play, enrichments, and much more.

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Exhibits

  1. Hampton One: Working, Building and Racing on the Water exhibit

    June 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 31, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    This dynamic photo and artifact-rich experience explores Hampton's integral ties to, and love of, the water that surrounds the city, its seafood and maritime heritage, and passion for sailing as embodied in the locally developed Hampton One sailboat, and the competitive sailing culture that grew out of it.

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  2. A Taste of the Beautiful: African Impact on American Culture

    August 23, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Hampton University Museum

    “A Taste for the Beautiful” showcases the works of numerous artists that have attended Hampton University, and have been influenced directly and indirectly by African culture. This show includes works by guest artists Kwabena Ampfo-Anti, Chinedu Okala, and Solomon Isekeije, who provide powerful visual statements that relate to HUMA’s African Gallery and Dr. William H. Shepherd’s extensive collection of Kuba artifacts. These artists work in a variety of styles and media; this show aims to provide them long overdue recognition.

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  3. Legacy and Stories

    August 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center - Main Gallery

    An exhibition in conjunction with the Hampton 1619 Commemoration Legacy and Stories is an exhibition of Hampton artists who use their creative medium to present narratives, accounts, and anecdotes which are historical, biographical, or autobiographical in nature. Some works in this exhibition are very personal while others tell more universal stories – some familiar, some new. From artist John J. Moore’s carved wood sculpture and dioramas depicting famous and infamous scenes that shaped African American history and culture to artist Anthony Hurt and artist, art educator, and musician Jackie Merritt who both bring their own unique stories and journeys into their creative expression. The Opening Reception will feature music and hands-on storytelling activities for the public. Legacy and Stories is a very special and important exhibition to begin our 2019-2020 Visual Arts Center Season.

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Hampton History Museum

  1. Hampton One: Working, Building and Racing on the Water exhibit

    June 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 31, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    This dynamic photo and artifact-rich experience explores Hampton's integral ties to, and love of, the water that surrounds the city, its seafood and maritime heritage, and passion for sailing as embodied in the locally developed Hampton One sailboat, and the competitive sailing culture that grew out of it.

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