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Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from Norfolk Arrives Sunday

MEDIA RELEASE Release date: May 12, 2022 For more information: Rehn West, Development Director, Nauticus (757) 228-2796 [email protected] Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from Norfolk Arrives Sunday Carnival resumes operations with 4,000-passenger vessel   Norfolk, Va. (May 12, 2022) — Mid-Atlantic cruisers will have their first chance to sail from Norfolk since 2019 as the 4,000-passenger Carnival Magic arrives at Nauticus on Sunday, May 15, 2022. This marks the first embarkation from the mermaid city since the COVID-19 pandemic began; the Carnival Magic is the largest cruise ship ever to sail from Virginia. “We’re ready to welcome back our partners at Carnival and roll out the red carpet for these passengers,” said Nauticus’ executive director, Stephen E. Kirkland. “This particular ship is just massive, and the downtown skyline will look dramatically different when it arrives.” Carnival Cruise Line officials will join the Nauticus…

Celebrate the Battleship Wisconsin’s 78th on April 16 at Nauticus

Subject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Celebrate the Battleship Wisconsin’s 78th on April 16 at Nauticus One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510 | www.nauticus.org | (757) 664-1000 PRESS RELEASE Release date: April 4, 2022 For more information: Allie Wood, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Nauticus 757) 664-1046 (O) (757) 284-5529 (C) [email protected] MEDIA RELEASE: Celebrate the Battleship Wisconsin’s 78th on April 16   Norfolk, Va. (April 14, 2022) — Join Nauticus for the Battleship Wisconsin’s 78th birthday! On April 16, 2022, enjoy live entertainment and performances, meet Wisconsin veterans and tour newly interpreted spaces, like Senior Officer’s Country! Additionally, guided tours such as Life in the Engine Room are now available for the first time since 2020. Visitors can grab a snack or treat in our front loop with Cast Iron Catering and Rita’s Italian Ice food trucks.   Battleship Birthday Programming Includes: Newly interpreted interior spaces,…

USCGC EAGLE Returns to Norfolk for First Tall Ship Visit of 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: USCGC EAGLE Returns to Norfolk for First Tall Ship Visit of 2022 Date: Monday, March 7, 2022 Website: Festevents.org/events/2022/eagle/ Norfolk, VA – The 295-foot USCGC EAGLE, the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard, has announced its grand return to the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront from Friday, March 18, 2022, to Monday, March 21, 2022, marking the first tall ship visit to the Mermaid City of 2022. The USCGC EAGLE is a three-masted barque used as a training vessel for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. Known as “America’s Tall Ship,” the majestic EAGLE is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service, and one of only two commissioned sailing vessels, along with the USS Constitution. The EAGLE will arrive in Norfolk at approximately 10am on Friday,…

NORFOLK FESTEVENTS UNVEILS 2021 SEASON OF EVENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NORFOLK FESTEVENTS UNVEILS 2021 SEASON OF EVENTS Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Website URL: bit.ly/Festevents2021 Ticket Page URL: bit.ly/FesteventsTix Norfolk, VA – Following a nearly two-year hiatus of large-scale festivals due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Norfolk Festevents, in partnership with the City of Norfolk, is thrilled to announce its 2021 Season of Events, featuring a diverse blend of family-friendly entertainment at both Town Point Park, Ocean View Beach Park, and TowneBank Fountain Park. “We are excited to host the region’s diverse communities together and in person at the peoples’ parks, Town Point Park and Ocean View Beach Park for some traditional favorites and new programming,” said Festevents CEO Ted Baroody. TOWN POINT PARK 2021 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS EVENT DATES Juneteenth in the Park Saturday, June 19 Fourth Of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks…

Norfolk Festevents Announces Bayou Bon Vivant: A Cajun Music, Food & Arts Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Norfolk Festevents Announces Bayou Bon Vivant: A Cajun Music, Food & Arts Celebration Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Website URL: bit.ly/Bayou2021 Reservations URL: bit.ly/TixBayou Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Festevents is excited to announce Bayou Bon Vivant: A Cajun Music, Food & Arts Celebration on Friday & Saturday, May 14 & 15, 2021, at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. The event runs from 4-9pm on Friday and 12-9pm on Saturday. The French term Bon Vivant translates to “a person who enjoys the good things in life, especially good food and drink” and the Bayou Bon Vivant: Cajun Music, Food & Arts Celebration brings the iconic tastes, tunes, and traditions of New Orleans to right here in Downtown Norfolk. From juicy handfuls of crawfish to the sounds of blues, jazz, zydeco, and brass, the Bayou Bon…

Free walking tours will share history of downtown Norfolk, NEON District

Free walking tours will share history of downtown Norfolk, NEON District By AMY POULTER THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT | APR 08, 2021 AT 11:57 AM NORFOLK — Ever stumbled across a theater, church or unique building in downtown Norfolk and wondered about the story behind it? Downtown Norfolk Council’s new walking tours will satisfy your curiosities. Starting this month, the DNC and Norfolk Tour Company will offer monthly walking tours of the NEON District and downtown, and they’re free. The partnership’s 21 walking tours will also include: highlights of the significance of the Granby Street corridor the history of downtown theater an urban design tour focusing on redevelopment the Elizabeth River Trail tours of historic homes and churches “Downtown Norfolk has so many unique attributes and stories to tell that we are excited to be able to share this with the community,”…

Norfolk Festevents Announces Continuation of Thank Goodness We’re Open “TGWO” Series at Town Point Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Norfolk Festevents Announces Continuation of Thank Goodness We’re Open “TGWO” Series at Town Point Park Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Website URL: bit.ly/TGWO2021 Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Festevents’ award-winning Thank Goodness We’re Open “TGWO” event series returns to Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront this spring featuring a robust, diverse schedule of family-friendly programming, including live music, movie nights, comedy shows, happy hours, and much more. “We are excited to bring the community back together safely with our spring version of TGWO,” said Festevents CEO Ted Baroody. “Not only are they enjoyable for our guests, but good for local businesses and the economy.” The TGWO series, produced in partnership with the City of Norfolk and presented by Southern Auto Group, debuted in the fall of 2020 and saw sweeping success, bringing a total of more…

Norfolk NATO Festival Announces 2021 Details and Theme: Stronger Together

Norfolk NATO Festival Announces 2021 Details and Theme: Stronger Together A Celebration of our 30 International Allies right here in our own backyard   For over 65 years, Norfolk, Virginia has organized a salute to NATO’s role in maintaining peace and stability in the world – Norfolk NATO Festival. Norfolk is NATO’s home in North America, and the Norfolk NATO Festival is the only festival in the world that honors the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its 30 member nations. Norfolk NATO Festival returns on June 5, continuing a tradition of cultural exchange and enriching the lives of community members of all ages. All events are free advanced registration as each of the 30 NATO member nations and NATO Representatives interact and engage with visitors giving insights about that nation’s culture – no passport required! Each year, the Norfolk NATO…

Norfolk Festevents Announces 2021 Norfolk Harborfest Moved to Virtual Format

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Norfolk Festevents Announces 2021 Norfolk Harborfest Moved to Virtual Format   Date: Friday, March 26, 2021   Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Festevents, Ltd. has announced the 45th Annual Norfolk Harborfest: Maritime, Music & Food Festival scheduled for Friday-Sunday, June 11-13, 2021, will be moved to a virtual-only format this year due to state and local COVID-19 guidelines.   “We will miss entertaining the region and beyond here in Norfolk for the annual Harborfest weekend,” said Festevents CEO Ted Baroody. “Safety is always the priority and we are remaining patient with hosting large gatherings.  We remain excited to offer a world class lineup of diverse programming and entertainment at Harborfest again soon.”   Although the historic three-day event will not take place in its traditional format along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, the festival will be celebrated through…

Coast Guard Cutter Northland Returns from Gulf of Mexico patrol

News Release   U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic Contact: 5th District Public Affairs Office: (757) 398-6272 After Hours: (757) 295-8435 5th District online newsroom Coast Guard Cutter Northland Returns from Gulf of Mexico patrol PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland returned home to Portsmouth from a patrol in support of the Eighth Coast Guard District, Monday. During the patrol, the crew of the Northland conducted daily law enforcement boardings and patrolled the waters for any illegal fishing boats or gear to ensure fair, safe, and sustainable practices. The Northland crew embarked an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aviation detachment for the patrol to assist in spotting vessels and targets of interest before launching the cutter small boats. Prior to beginning patrol, the Northland crew underwent a training availability to test their ability to respond to a variety of shipboard scenarios, such…

National Geographic Exhibition Makes U.S. Museum Debut at Nauticus

NEWS RELEASE Release date: January 14, 2021 For more information: Rehn West, (757) 664-1011 [email protected] National Geographic Exhibition Makes U.S. Museum Debut at Nauticus Multimedia exhibition encourages visitors to reduce single-use plastics Norfolk, Va.— “We made plastic. We depend on it. Now we’re drowning in it.” That premise is the focus of a new National Geographic exhibition making its U.S. museum debut at Nauticus on January 30, 2021. National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic? exhibition showcases the global plastic waste crisis and highlights innovators working to solve this urgent issue. Featuring the work of researchers, scientists and artists, the exhibition traces the history of plastic and explores the devastating impacts of plastic pollution on our world’s oceans. The exhibition will also feature a look into the rise of single-use plastics due to COVID-19. “Plastic pollution is one of the most important…