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Hampton History Museum

  1. Hampton Carousel

    June 1, 2021, 11:00 AM - December 31, 2021, 8:00 PM @ Carousel Park & Hampton Carousel

    After being closed for over a year due to the pandemic, the Hampton Carousel opens for the 2021 season on June 1 with COVID protocols. Located in Carousel Park and operated by the Hampton History Museum, the former Buckroe Beach carousel is one of the City of Hampton’s most treasured historic assets. Built in 1920, the carousel is completely restored to its original beauty and housed in its own weather-protected pavilion at Carousel Park on the city’s downtown waterfront. It is one of only 170 antique wooden merry-go-rounds still existing in the U.S. Hand crafted by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company for the Buckroe Beach Amusement Park, Hampton's Carousel is a whirling tribute to the skill of its creators. The Hampton Carousel will operate under federal, state and City of Hampton COVID-19 protocols. Guests will be required to wear masks when inside the carousel building, practice social distancing, and use hand-sanitizer before and after rides.

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Libraries

  1. Archaeology: Escape the Pyramid Adventure Teen Program @ Northampton Branch Library

    June 19, 2021, All Day @ Northampton Branch Library

    Play along with us to complete a series of challenges to escape the pyramid! Each challenge will lead to a clue you will need to get out. Earn prizes for each completed challenge! This program will run through July 30th. Start your adventure by picking up a packet at the library or by signing up for the Teen Summer Reading Program on Beanstack.

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  2. Scavenger Hunt Fun @ Northampton Branch Library

    June 19, 2021, All Day @ Northampton Branch Library

    Let's go on a scavenger hunt! Explore various locations throughout the city including Buckroe Beach, Sandy Bottom Park and Bluebird Gap Farm to hunt for all the items on the list. The scavenger hunt will be available on Beanstack and through paper copies to pick up at the library. The program will run through July 30th.

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  3. Tails and Tales Crafts @ Northampton Branch Library

    June 19, 2021, All Day @ Northampton Branch Library

    This summer we will be making crafts that go along with the theme of the Summer Reading Club Program: Tails and Tales! Craft to-go kits will be available for pick up at the Northampton Branch. Come pick up a kit to make your own animal tails and headbands. This program will run through July 30th.

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Parks - Special Events

  1. Buckroe Beach Farmers Market

    June 19, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Buckroe Beach gazebo

    The Buckroe Beach Farmers Market is open each Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., May 1 through Oct. 30. Themed market days are May 22 (Fitness Day), Sept. 25 (Pet Day), and Oct. 23 (Vintage Market). Themed market day hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There is no market on May 29 (Memorial Day weekend), June 5, July 3, July 17, Aug. 28 and Sept. 11. Vendors will be located on the grassy area surrounding the Buckroe Beach gazebo and will sell local produce, baked goods, sausage, seafood, jarred food items and more.

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Therapeutic Recreation

  1. Special Olympics Track & Field

    June 19, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Benjamin Syms Middle School

    Hampton Therapeutic Recreation and Hampton Athletics Department partner with Special Olympics Virginia each year to provide athletics programs that engage and empower individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through the power of sports, Special Olympics Athletes discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Hampton (Area 30) is part of the Peninsula Region of Special Olympics Virginia. Hampton Therapeutic Recreation is currently accepting registration for Special Olympics Spring Track & Field. Participants must be 18 years or older to register. No fee required. For additional information, please contact the Area 30 Special Olympics Coordinator, Shaeron King. Shaeron King, CTRS (757) 251-2826 or (757) 268-8837 shaeron.king@hampton.gov

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