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February 1, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Corner of Warwick Boulevard and Oriana Road
The City of Newport News is holding a Transforming Denbigh event on Saturday, February 1, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the site of the former Kmart building at the corner of Warwick Boulevard and Oriana Road.
Citizens are invited to leave their mark on the building by tagging or painting the exterior walls before the demolition ceremony takes place at noon. The ceremony will mark the beginning of the transformation of the Denbigh area of the city and will feature Mayor McKinley L. Price operating an excavator to take the first “bite” out of the building.
Free activities during the event will include a “touch-a-truck” area with City vehicles, construction theme inflatable games, chalk art activities, free give-a-ways and a DJ. Food trucks will be onsite selling food and beverage items. Admission and parking are free.
February 7, 2020, 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Brooks Crossing
ARTech Lights, a BayPort Credit Union NlightN event , will be held on Friday, February 7, 3:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Brooks Crossing (550 30th Street) in the Southeast Community (this event was rescheduled from December 13, 2019 due to rain on that date). At the heart of the event is a giant, animated, lighted double helix art installation and hands-on “Techtivities,” food and beverage vendors, a bonfire, a “silent disco,” fire performers, a DJ, and a skating rink (skating rink will also be open on February 8 & 9).
Free activities include a “Silent Disco” where people can dance to their choice of music through head phones and a synthetic surface “ice” skating rink (skating rink will also be open February 8 from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and February 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; adult must sign waivers for children to skate). A festive bonfire will warm the event, and fire performers will perform throughout the evening.
Admission and parking are free, food and beverage vendors onsite
February 25, 2020, 6:00 PM @ Grissom Library
February 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come out to the One City Marathon two-day Health and Wellness Expo presented by Riverside Health System. Residents and visitors can stop by the Holiday Inn Newport News on Friday from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to find a variety of fitness and nutrition related vendors, preventative health information, interactive games and training evaluations.
Those running in one of the five races on Sunday can pick up their bibs at the expo. Haven't registered to run yet? No problem! You can register at the expo!
February 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM