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Urban Slavery and the Construction of Drydock #1 at the Gosport Shipyard

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Annex 420 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Portsmouth History Museums and Black History Now present Dr. Linda Upham-Bornstein's presentation Engineer Loammi Baldwin, Urban Slavery, and the Construction of Dry Dock #1 at Gosport Shipyard.  When Dry Dock 1 at today's Norfolk Naval Shipyard was built in the 1830s, the labor necessary to complete it included enslaved stonecutters who were paid for their […]

African American History Expo

Portsmouth Public Library - Main Branch 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Portsmouth Public Library, Main Branch and Black History Now present an African American History Expo.  Celebrate African American history and music featuring handcrafted items, music from Porte Towne Magic, and speaker Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  Mr. Gary will discuss the excavations at the First Baptist Church in Williamsburg.  The church […]

Java & Djembes: African Percussion Workshop featuring coffees and chocolates from the African continent

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Annex 420 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center and Black History Now 2022 presents Java & Djembes, an African percussion workshop featuring coffees and chocolates from the African continent.  Participants enjoy coffees and fine chocolates from Africa while learning percussion rhythms from master musician Kamiruri Kelly of the Day Program.  Price is $10 per person.  Ages 17 […]


A Post Such As Portsmouth – Portsmouth 1781

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

A Post Such As Portsmouth is a 2-day re-enactment designed to entertain and educate the public of the occupation of Portsmouth by the British forces in 1781. It is open and free to everyone; and it features a variety of civilian and military impressions, as well as members of the Royal Navy. The event takes place March […]

Bunny Hop 5k & 1 Mile Family Fun Run

Old Towne Portsmouth Waterfront 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth, VA

We’re “hoppy” to announce that the Bunny Hop 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run is back! Hop in and enjoy a picturesque course through historic Olde Towne and along the Portsmouth waterfront. All race participants will receive a t-shirt and finisher's medal. After the 5K, join us for the post-race party. Participants can refuel and […]

Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT)

Churchland Auditorium 4301 Cedar Ln, Portsmouth, VA

After a 2-year hiatus, the PIT is back! What started in 1953 as a city basketball league is now a major national scouting event in which many of the country’s hottest college seniors are invited to play in front of talent-hungry NBA scouts and enthusiastic fans, both in person and streaming online. NBA players who […]

Portsmouth State of the City 2022

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Ctr. 425 Water St., Portsmouth, VA

The State of the City is the premier annual forum for Portsmouth's business, civic, and community leaders. The 2022 address, delivered by the Honorable Shannon Glover, Portsmouth Mayor, will highlight key business development initiatives, provide strategic municipal progress updates, address challenges and opportunities, and provide a glimpse into the City's future. Registration & Networking:  11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch […]

Sons of Serendip Concert

Churchland Auditorium 4301 Cedar Ln, Portsmouth, VA

Portsmouth Community Concerts presents sensational vocal/instrumental quartet, Sons of Serendip bringing their jaw-dropping, powerhouse sound to Churchland High School Auditorium, 4301 Cedar Lane, on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. Season 9 finalists on America’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent “The Champions” veterans, Sons of Serendip is an extraordinary quartet featuring harp, piano, […]


Jack White – The Supply Chain Issues Tour

Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA

Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather, a 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and 36-time nominee, and Third Man Records founder, is set to release his fourth and fifth solo studio albums in 2022. FEAR OF THE DAWN (Third Man Records), featuring his latest single “Taking Me Back,” will be […]


Zach Williams Spring ’22 Tour

Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA

Join Zach Williams and special guest Anne Wilson for a night of music and ministry that will fill your heart and have you singing along all night long! Grammy award winner Zach Williams and his signature blend of southern rock, country, and faith-filled songwriting are truly unlike anything else in Contemporary Christian music today. He […]


Olde Towne Market Day

High Street Corridor 206 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Olde Towne Market Day is actually 7 markets rolled into one!  Spend the day on High Street and enjoy the shops and restaurants as well as all of these wonderful outdoor markets:   Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. High and Court     Get Colorful and Paint Your Hearts Out […]

Chicago – Live in Concert

Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA

Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era," the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's Top 125 Artists Of All Time. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart […]