This week in NFK: Juneteenth Celebrations, RIP Prince Charming, Summer Solstice, and Naci’s Corner Cafe.

by | Jun 18, 2021

Community. 

Keep your eyes peeled for an NFK original on the “Missing Middle Pattern Book” that City Council votes on this week.

Read Tuesday’s City Council agenda here. Rip it. 

The Donovon Wayne Lynch Foundation for Social and Economic Justice is hosting a “Re-Imagine America” symposium on Thursday at Norfolk State University. Rip it.

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation has announced its plans to divvy up a $1 million gift from Facebook among 30 local, Black nonprofit organizations in order to help with racial equity. Rip it.

Salute to Prince Charming, the Virginia Zoo’s 14-year old African Bullfrog, who died this week. Rip it.

Sidewalks are about to get a lot less trippy. The City of Norfolk expects to fix more than 300 sidewalk trip hazards. Rip it.

Is there a serial arsonist in West Ghent? Rip it.

Mapping for Environmental Justice worked with the Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative to create show the impact air pollution has on our neighborhoods. Rip it.

Catch the recording of the first general election debate for the Office of Attorney General. Rip it.

Three folks from ODU earned Fulbright awards this week. Rip it.

Culture.

Nauticus’s newest exhibit ‘Going Places’ is bringing interactive STEM fun to all ages.  (NFK Currents Original) Rip it. 

Work In Progress at the Hermitage Documents the Work We Still Have To Do. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it.

Washed Ashore: Sculptures of the Plastic Plague’s Real Victims at Norfolk Botanical Garden. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it. 

On display now at d’Art Center: Edition: A National Juried Exhibition of Photography and Printmaking. Rip it.

Experience art in the wild with Barry Art Museum’s augmented reality art exhibit. Rip it. 

The Hunter House Victorian Museum will have “Victorian Games of Yesteryear” on display through August. Rip it. 

Natalie Diaz, an ODU alumna, won the Pulitzer Prize for her poem ‘Postcolonial Love Poem.” Rip it.

Don’t miss Tara Westover at the Norfolk Forum this week. Rip it. 

In honor of Juneteenth, Norfolk will paint a portion of the Tidewater Gardens entrance to commemorate the holiday. Rip it. 

Tania Rich has crocheted public art installations across the NEON District. Rip it. 

Up next on the Lava Summer of Fun: Last Bison and Star Coast. Rip it. 

Commerce.

City Council votes on additional tax benefits for Tech Corridor businesses this week. Rip it. 

Cordish Companies is suing the City of Norfolk over the Headwaters Casino deal. Rip it.

Work with Bon Secours? Join their in-person RN networking event this week at Benchtop. Rip it.

The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity is now accepting online applications for its “StreetWise MBA” program. Rip it.

Happy Grand Re-Opening to Community Love Norfolk. Rip it.

Celebrate Father’s Day with some Dad-owned businesses. Werther Leather Goods is a great place to start. Rip it.

Super Comp Studios in Norfolk is bringing graphic design heat and is ready to hook up every small business in town. Rip it.

Dodgebow 757 is showing us that recreation can be a great business and a lot of fun. Rip it.

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Crowds.

 If you do one thing this weekend, make it Smartmouth’s Juneteenth Solstice Festival. They have an incredible lineup of Black artists, musicians, cooks, business owners, and more. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it. 

**Please note that listed times are start times, many events run several hours**
All Weekend:
Norfolk Tides play Durham Bulls at Harbor Park. Rip it. 
The Hurrah Players present Disney’s The Jungle Book at Bank Street Stage. Rip it. 
Norfolk Botanical Gardens exhibit “Washed Ashore.” Rip it. 
Going Places Exhibit at Nauticus Grand Opening Weekend. Rip it.  
In The Heights is showing at the Naro Expanded Cinema. Rip it.

Friday
Norfolk Run Club at Yorgo’s Bageldashery. 6:00 am. Rip it. 
Sunrise Yoga + Coffee with Skys the Limit Yoga Co. 6:30 am. Rip it.
Stefano Churchill presents Comfort – Exhibition Opening with DJ Evenslagle Commune. 4:00 pm. Rip it.
The Art of Water Gallery Opening at the Starving Artist Cafe. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
Troy Breslow performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
DJ Doddie takes over at The Veil Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Karl Werne & Michael Lille perform live at Elation Brewing. 6:30 pm. Rip it. 
Demons, Community Witch, I Fight Vampires at Smartmouth. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Beth Turner performs live at Varia. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
A Star Wars Improv Show and Costume Contest at Push Comedy. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Celeste Kellogg performs live at Waterside District. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
H. L Wilson III performs live at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 

Saturday: 
Saturday Morning Adventures with Local Bike Shop. 8:00 am. Rip it. 
Pure Barre Norfolk at Cova Brewing. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
East Beach Farmers Market. 9:00 am. Rip it.  
Bonsai Sale and Show at Norfolk Botanical Gardens. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
Breakfast with the Animals at the Virginia Zoo. 8:00 am. Rip it. 
Waterways to Freedom Tour with Dr. Newby-Alexander at Fountain Park. 9:30 am. Rip it. 
Family Day: A  Juneteenth Celebration at Chrysler Museum. 10:00 am. Rip it.
Juneteenth Celebration at Selden Market. 10:00 am. Rip it. 
Drag Brunch at Watersides Bluemoon Taphouse. 10:00 am. Rip it.
Juneteenth at De Panyard. 10:00 am. Rip it. 
BigForestFire performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it.
Community Gentle Yoga at Ocean View Beach Park. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
35th St Juneteenth Celebration at Studio Gallery Norfolk. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Festevents’ Juneteenth Celebration at Town Point Park. 12:00 pm. Rip it.  
Intro to Surface Decoration: Glaze Decals and Stencils at d’Art Center. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
COVA Kolsch Fest at Cova Brewing. 1:00 pm. Rip it.  
Vince Kornegay performs live at Hank’s Filling Station. 1:00 pm. Rip it. 
“Ratchet R&B” Silent Day Party at Culture Lounge. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
Community Market on Monarch Way. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
BJ Griffin performs live at the Market on Monarch Way. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
Midsummer Ritual at Mystic Moon. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Seven Cities Jazz Pop Up at the Plot. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Rainbow Starz Variety Show at Attucks Theatre. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Vinnie Knight and the Jazz Riders perform live at Varia. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
The JAM with Lemon Pepper and Sazon at Push Comedy. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Brian Pinardi performs live at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
Harold Night at Push Comedy. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 

Sunday:

Dustin Furlow performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Bacon & Rib Fest at Hank’s Filling Station. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Father’s Day Party at Reaver Beach Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Tidewater June Brunch at Press 626. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Battle of Craney Island at Fort Norfolk. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Golden Slippers Dance at Chrysler Hall. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
History Speaks: Juneteenth and the Struggle for Freedom at Moses Myers House. 1:00 pm. Rip it.
“Summer Solstice” Pop-up Market at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Beth Turner performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
Father’s Day Ride with Norfolk Bike Polo. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
Big Bands on the Bay at Ocean View Beach Park. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
DJ Boisey performs live at Grain. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 

Get a daily rundown of events on our Daily Instagram Story. If you do one thing this weekend, make it Smartmouth’s Juneteenth Solstice Festival. They have an incredible lineup of Black artists, musicians, cooks, business owners, and more. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it. 

**Please note that listed times are start times, many events run several hours**
All Weekend:
Norfolk Tides play Durham Bulls at Harbor Park. Rip it. 
The Hurrah Players present Disney’s The Jungle Book at Bank Street Stage. Rip it. 
Norfolk Botanical Gardens exhibit “Washed Ashore.” Rip it. 
Going Places Exhibit at Nauticus Grand Opening Weekend. Rip it.  
In The Heights is showing at the Naro Expanded Cinema. Rip it.

Friday
Norfolk Run Club at Yorgo’s Bageldashery. 6:00 am. Rip it. 
Sunrise Yoga + Coffee with Skys the Limit Yoga Co. 6:30 am. Rip it.
Stefano Churchill presents Comfort – Exhibition Opening with DJ Evenslagle Commune. 4:00 pm. Rip it.
The Art of Water Gallery Opening at the Starving Artist Cafe. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
Troy Breslow performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
DJ Doddie takes over at The Veil Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Karl Werne & Michael Lille perform live at Elation Brewing. 6:30 pm. Rip it. 
Demons, Community Witch, I Fight Vampires at Smartmouth. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Beth Turner performs live at Varia. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
A Star Wars Improv Show and Costume Contest at Push Comedy. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Celeste Kellogg performs live at Waterside District. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
H. L Wilson III performs live at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 

Saturday: 
Saturday Morning Adventures with Local Bike Shop. 8:00 am. Rip it. 
Pure Barre Norfolk at Cova Brewing. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
East Beach Farmers Market. 9:00 am. Rip it.  
Bonsai Sale and Show at Norfolk Botanical Gardens. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
Breakfast with the Animals at the Virginia Zoo. 8:00 am. Rip it. 
Waterways to Freedom Tour with Dr. Newby-Alexander at Fountain Park. 9:30 am. Rip it. 
Family Day: A  Juneteenth Celebration at Chrysler Museum. 10:00 am. Rip it.
Juneteenth Celebration at Selden Market. 10:00 am. Rip it. 
Drag Brunch at Watersides Bluemoon Taphouse. 10:00 am. Rip it.
Juneteenth at De Panyard. 10:00 am. Rip it. 
BigForestFire performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it.
Community Gentle Yoga at Ocean View Beach Park. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
35th St Juneteenth Celebration at Studio Gallery Norfolk. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Festevents’ Juneteenth Celebration at Town Point Park. 12:00 pm. Rip it.  
Intro to Surface Decoration: Glaze Decals and Stencils at d’Art Center. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
COVA Kolsch Fest at Cova Brewing. 1:00 pm. Rip it.  
Vince Kornegay performs live at Hank’s Filling Station. 1:00 pm. Rip it. 
“Ratchet R&B” Silent Day Party at Culture Lounge. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
Community Market on Monarch Way. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
BJ Griffin performs live at the Market on Monarch Way. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
Midsummer Ritual at Mystic Moon. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Seven Cities Jazz Pop Up at the Plot. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Rainbow Starz Variety Show at Attucks Theatre. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Vinnie Knight and the Jazz Riders perform live at Varia. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
The JAM with Lemon Pepper and Sazon at Push Comedy. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Brian Pinardi performs live at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
Harold Night at Push Comedy. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 

Sunday:

Dustin Furlow performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Bacon & Rib Fest at Hank’s Filling Station. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Father’s Day Party at Reaver Beach Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Tidewater June Brunch at Press 626. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Battle of Craney Island at Fort Norfolk. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Golden Slippers Dance at Chrysler Hall. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
History Speaks: Juneteenth and the Struggle for Freedom at Moses Myers House. 1:00 pm. Rip it.
“Summer Solstice” Pop-up Market at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Beth Turner performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
Father’s Day Ride with Norfolk Bike Polo. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
Big Bands on the Bay at Ocean View Beach Park. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
DJ Boisey performs live at Grain. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
Get a daily rundown of events on our Daily Instagram Story.

Chow.

Always Feeling Like Family at Naci’s Corner Cafe. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it.

Coaster Coffee, a Bayview great, donates all its profits to the community. Rip it. 

Grilled Cheese Bistro hit us with a shrimp and bacon grilled cheese this week. Rip it.

Crop Circle Gourmet is giving Caribbean fare the spotlight it deserves. Rip it.

Kobro’s latte reign continues with this week’s Cinnamon Peach Craft Latte. Rip it.  

Cutta’s Kitchen on 35th will hook up your cookout right. Rip it. 

Did you know Nouvelle has patio seating? Rip it. 

Downtown’s Cherry-O To-Go has developed a loyal following. See what the hypes about. Rip it. 

Mr.Shawarma is still coming correct on a daily basis. Rip it. 

Food Truck Sightings:
Friday:
A Bite of Maine at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it. 
Vang’s Sushi at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 
Flippin’ Chicken at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it. 
Cheese It Up at Maker’s Craft Brewery. Rip it. 
Courtneys Kitchen at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it. 
Over the Moon Pub Pizza at O’Connor Brewing. Rip it. 

Saturday:
Deutscher Imbiss at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 
Nomaram Food Court at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it. 
Flavor Savor BBQ at Maker’s Craft Brewing. Rip it. 
757 Hot Dog Project at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it. 
Hangry’s at O’Connor Brewing. Rip it.

Sunday:
Luva Bowls at Cova Brewing. Rip it.
Smoked Biscuit at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it.
Sour Street Pizza at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it. 
Crop Circle BBQ at Maker’s Craft Brewing. Rip it. 
Flavor Savor BBQ at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it. 
Capt’n Crabby at O’Connor Brewing. Rip it. 

Paul Stetson Rice

Chelsea, NFK

Paul is the creator of NFKVA.com. He was born and raised in Norfolk, graduated from Virginia Tech, and narrowly avoided law school. Chat with him about economics, entrepreneurship, hip-hop, and hiking. When he's not working on five different projects, you'll catch him sharing a beer with friends at a local brewery. Go Hokies!

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