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Find an ever-evolving list of FARMERS MARKETS in our region. We are always on the lookout for more, too. Fresh produce, meats, seafood, artisan-made items, prepared foods—you never know what you will find. Buy local!


Dominion Energy wind project on TODAY

“NBC Sunday Spotlight” by Kerry Sanders

Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project

Completion: 2026 | NBC News’ Sunday TODAY recently highlighted the Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project. This project will construct a large-scale, pollution-free wind power plant off the coast of Virginia and could become a model for generating clean energy. One revolution of a turbine could create enough energy to power a house of a full day.

MORE DETAILS about the project via Dominion Energy.

Birds Eye View II, by Chris Krupinski

“Birds Eye View II,” by Chris Krupinski

Virginia Watercolor Society Portsmouth Show

Now thru September 12 | The 42nd Annual VWS Exhibition is being held at the Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth. This juried exhibition features 89 selected pieces (from a field of 436 submissions) showing an impressive body of watercolor paintings in a variety of subjects and styles.

Award-winning watercolorist Linda Daly Baker is the 2021 instructor and juror.

The Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center is open Wed–Sat from 10 am to 4 pm and on Sundays from 12 to 4 pm.


Alma Thomas, Air View of Spring Nursery

ABOVE: Alma Thomas, Air View of Spring Nursery, 1966, Acrylic on canvas, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful

July 9 through October 3 | Chrysler Museum of Art
Thomas’s artistic journey carried her from semi-rural Georgia to international recognition, becoming the first Black woman given a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1972. Co-curated by the Chrysler Museum and the Columbus Museum, this major retrospective shows how her artistic practices extended to every facet of her life—from community service and teaching to gardening and clothing.

FAMILY DAY: Everything Is Beautiful
Saturday, July 24 | Celebrate Alma W. Thomas’s life and explore the idea of beauty in the world around us during this FREE family event. Enjoy story readings with our friends from Slover Library, create your own crafts, and enjoy works of art all over the Museum. 10 a.m.–3 p.m.


Summer of Women, MOCA

Photo by Alexandr Ivanov

Summer of Women Exhibition

July 17 thru Oct 24 | The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Virginia MOCA) is pleased to feature the work of distinguished women-identifying artists from Hampton Roads as well as the broader southeastern region and from across the country. In addition, the museum will mount a juried exhibition of artwork created by area teens. More information on She Says: Women, Words, and Power, Amplify, Lauren Keim: Everyday Magic, and Emergence: Teen Juried Exhibition can be found on the Virginia MOCA website. As part of an ongoing commitment to expand access, Virginia MOCA will launch Thursday evening hours with the opening of the Summer of Women exhibition suite. As of July 17 museum hours will be as follows: Thursdays: 10am – 8pm Friday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm Monday through Wednesday the museum is closed to the general public and hosts school tours as well as private tours for groups and patrons.

More info. HERE

Sunset beach yoga in Norfolk

Sunset Beach Yoga

June 24 through August 26—Namaste every Thursday through August. Let your work day melt away on the mat or with a towel at Ocean View Beach Park in Norfolk. Hosted by Sky’s the Limit Yoga Co. and Christal Yoga. Weather permitting.

From 6:00-7:00pm, this class is for all levels. Bring a friend. FREE, however donations are accepted.

More info. HERE

Virginia Opera spring schedule released

Virginia Opera’s Spring Season

Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, shares their 2021 Spring Season performance calendar—a thoroughly entertaining and easily accessible program with numerous virtual and in-person Features to be presented throughout the coming months.

General Director and CEO Peggy Kriha Dye: “Making music is our passion and we are thrilled to announce our Spring Season. We are excited about new collaborations, bold plans, and to welcome talented singers to our communities. As always, all of this activity will happen with the safety of our artists and patrons at the forefront of our planning.”  MORE DETAILS

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Virginia ZooFarm Reopens

The Virginia Zoo has announced the ZooFarm’s reopening on May 5, 2021. The barnyard boasts a variety of animals from sheep to pigs, big and little cows, cavies, alpaca and birds. Plus, a herd of 11 goats have just arrived for the season. And we couldn’t forget our buzzing buddies over in the red barn–the Zoo’s bees are getting an upgraded hive.

“We are excited to be able to offer more access to our animals and areas at the Zoo,” said Greg Bockheim, Executive Director of the Virginia Zoo. “The animals have missed you and we can’t wait welcome you back,” Bockheim added.

The Zoo is open daily 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Advanced reservations are required for all visitors and can be made at virginiazoo.org. Capacity is limited and all staff and visitors ages 5 and up are required to wear face masks upon entry, when indoors, when within 6 feet of others not in your group and in designated “Mask Zones.”

Home & Real Estate: coming next issue

Coming in the Fall Issue

Since we’ve all spent so much time in our homes over the past year, Boulevard will explore the topic of real estate, specifically interior and exterior home renovation projects, home purchasing challenges and how to make the most of where you live. [Have you seen the price of wood and building supplies?!]

Look for the online issue here starting in August.

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