Independence Day Celebration
The City of Richmond will sponsor its annual 3rd of July Celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 3 at Marina Bay Park.
The (mostly) free event will include fireworks, food, live blues music and a pay-to-play youth area. The 20-minute fireworks display will start at 9:15 pm.
For more information, call 510-620- 6793.
New Park Opening
The grand opening of Santa Fe Union Park, formerly known as the South 2nd Street Play Lot, is scheduled for noon on Saturday, July 18.
The celebration will include food, refreshments and remarks from local community leaders and members. The park, located on South Second Street between Florida Avenue and Main Avenue, has undergone a total renovation with new children’s play areas and basketball and soccer courts.
To RSVP for the grand opening event, visit 4richmond.org of call the at 510-260-0290.
Reggae in Richmond
Reggae music will be center stage during a three-day festival coming to Richmond this month.
The Bay Area Reggae Festival is scheduled for July 17-19 at the Craneway Pavilion (1414 Harbour Way). Artists scheduled to appear include Bugle, Gyptian, Lady Saw, Romain Virgo, and Marcia Griffiths, among others. Ticket prices range from $75-$195, and will increase if purchased after July 9.
For a full list of performers or to purchase tickets, visit bayareareggaefest.net
New City of Richmond Mobile App
A City of Richmond app is now available for IOS devices and Android mobile phones. The app was designed to provide Richmond’s community members with one-stop access to city services and information. An informational video providing an overview of the app is accessible online from the city’s website.
The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and at Google Play.
Richmond officials would like feedback from the community on the new app, send in comments to firstname.lastname@example.org