What’s Booming RVA: Virginians at D-Day

By Annie Tobey | June 6th, 2024

Boomer’s top 5 picks for the week ahead

D-Day memorial crosses at Normandy France. Used to mark the new Richmond exhibit honoring Virginians at D-Day

Salute Virginians who participated in the Normandy invasion and peaceful protestors in 1963 Danville; get tips and plants from Master Gardeners; then celebrate the weekend with two days of a summer kickoff and a 10th anniversary party. All in “What’s Booming RVA: Virginians at D-Day.”

“The Movement: Danville 1963”

June 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Library of Virginia, Richmond

Free screening of a documentary about the peaceful Civil Rights protest in Danville on June 10, 1963, which was met with violence by police and became known as Bloody Monday. A panel discussion with protest participants will follow.


D+80:Virginians in the Normandy Invasion

Opening June 6 at the Virginia War Memorial, Richmond

A major new exhibit tells the stories of men and women from the Commonwealth who participated in the landings at Normandy and the preparations. Opening on the 80th anniversary of D-Day and open through summer 2025. FREE.


Maymont Summer Kickoff Festival

June 7 to 8 on the Carriage House Lawn at Maymont, Richmond

Hometown favorite performers in a variety of styles – including Full Moon Fever, Three Sheets to the Wind, Fiesta del Sol, Latin Ballet of Virginia, Shera Shi, Weekend Plans, Bio Ritmo, and Justin Golden and the Devil’s Coattails. Bring chairs, blankets, and water, learn from diverse cultural activities, and purchase craft beer or cider, wine, and food from vendors.


The Henrico Master Gardener Association Annual Spring Plant Sale and Pollinator Festival

June 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Recreation Center at Deep Run Park, Henrico

Master Gardeners will present displays about native and invasive plants, pollinators, and insects and sell plants from their gardens, floral arrangements, and gently used gardening items, alongside educational displays, presentations, music, and a food truck. FREE.


Ardent’s 10th Anniversary Block Party

June 8, noon to 8 p.m., at Ardent Craft Ales, Richmond

The veteran Richmond craft brewery celebrates its birthday with a party on Leigh Street, featuring its own beers as well as 20+ guest taps (more beer, plus cider, mead, and wine), alongside live music and food trucks.


Check websites for more details, including prices and registration requirements.

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