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Date:
May 18, 2019
Time:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:
Mill Point Park
Address:
100 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669
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Hampton Heritage Day 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Plan for a full day of traditional music, dance, storytelling, arts & crafts, family activities and more to commemorate the Native American, European and African cultures that formed our community and shaped our early history. The goal of Hampton Heritage Day is to broaden the story and provide a deeper context of the early formation of Hampton: to honor the Native American people who were already here long before the settlers arrived, as well as the Africans who arrived soon after in 1619 and helped build the city. This is a free family event sponsored by the National Park Service; Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau; and Hampton Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services.

Hampton Heritage Day 2019 Schedule

Main Stage

10-10:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony

Opening Greeting, Troy Atkins, Chickahominy Tribe

Libation Ceremony, Chadra Pittman, The Sankofa Projects, with drumming

Invocation, Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander, St. John’s Episcopal Church

10:15-10:20 Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck

10:20-10:30 Welcome Dance, Greg & Diane Stephenson

10:40-11:20 Itinerant Band & British Isle Dancers

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Atumpan - Storytelling, Drumming and Dancing

12:10-12:40 Chickahominy Tribal Dancers

12:50-1:30 Musical Mosaic

1:40-2:10 Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys

2:20-2:50 Iroquois Social Dances/Smoke Dancer

3:00-3:30 Atumpan - Storytelling, Drumming and dancing

3:40-4:10 Chickahominy Tribal Dancers

4:20-4:50 Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys

5:00-6:00 Native Pride Dancers

Storytelling Area

11:00 Dylan Pritchett, African and African American Stories

12:00 Big House – Gregory Hooper, Native American Stories

1:00 Mary Peake dramatic interpretation by Chadra Pittman

2:00 Dylan Pritchett, African and African American Stories

3:00 Big House – Gregory Hooper, Native American Stories

4:00 Mary Peake dramatic interpretation by Chadra Pittman