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  1. 1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing

    August 20, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Tucker Family Cemetery

    The 1619 Commemoration of the First Enslaved African Landing will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20 and 21. In 1619 the first Africans arrived in English North America at Fort Monroe's Point Comfort. At 11 a.m. Friday a special ceremony will be held at the Tucker family cemetery, 1 Sharon Court. Family members believe they are descended from the first African Americans born in English-speaking America. On Saturday at Fort Monroe Continental Park, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., activist KRS-One will be keynote speaker at Fort Monroe, there will be a national bell-ringing ceremony, and musician Delfeayo Marsalis will perform at the Evolution of Freedom Concert. The programs are free and open to the public. Food and merchandise vendors will be on site.

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  2. Doyle & Dunn -- Live at the Block on Queens Way

    August 20, 2021, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Downtown Hampton

    Come on down to Downtown Hampton Development Partnership’s Live at the Block events on Fridays in the summer. Grab some food and refreshments and bring your friends to come kick off the weekend right. This event is free and open to the public.

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Community Centers - Senior Center

  1. Bingo (Active Older Adults)

    August 20, 2021, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Hampton Senior Center

    For more information or to register, call 727-1601 or visit

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Hampton History Museum

  1. Hampton Carousel

    June 1, 2021, 11:00 AM - October 18, 2021, 8:00 PM
    Carousel Park & Hampton Carousel

    Take a Spin Back in Time! Located in Carousel Park and operated by the Hampton History Museum, the former Buckroe Beach carousel is one of the City of Hampton’s most treasured historic assets. Built in 1920, the carousel is completely restored to its original beauty and housed in its own weather-protected pavilion at Carousel Park on the city’s downtown waterfront. It is one of only 170 antique wooden merry-go-rounds still existing in the U.S. Hand crafted by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company for the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park, Hampton's Carousel is a whirling tribute to the skill of its creators. The Hampton Carousel will operate under federal, state and City of Hampton COVID-19 protocols. Guests will be required to wear masks when inside the carousel building, practice social distancing, and use hand-sanitizer before and after rides.

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