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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 5, 2020, 2:00 PM @ City Council Chambers
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 8, 2020, 2:00 PM @ Calvary Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Please join Calvary Seventh-Day Adventist Church (1200-17th street) for a memorial prayer walk and vigil honoring the life of officer Katie Thyne on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Please gather for prayer at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary of the church. The walk will begin at 2:15 PM. This will be a solemn memorial walk of honor with prayer, song and words of comfort offered at the memorial site. The walk will conclude back at the church. For more information, please call, 757-244-0913, Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 2 PM.
February 11, 2020, 7:00 PM @ City Council Chambers
Meetings are open to the public and there is a time for public comments.
February 17, 2020, All Day
City Offices & Libraries – closed Monday, February 17
Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – No collections on Monday, February 17. All collections for the week will be delayed one day, i.e., Monday’s collections will take place on Tuesday, Tuesday’s on Wednesday, Wednesday’s on Thursday, and Thursday’s on Friday.
Recovery Operations Center (i.e., landfill) – closed Monday, February 17
Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (serves the residents of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and York County) – open for adoptions 12-5 on Feb. 17; reunite lobby open daily from 8 am – 5 pm for owner surrenders, reclaims and stray drop offs.
February 19, 2020, 9:00 AM @ Two City Center
February 19, 2020, 2:00 PM
February 24, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Denbigh Community Center
Join Councilwoman Scott as we discuss the One City Marathon, 2020 Census and citywide updates.
February 25, 2020, 6:00 PM @ Grissom Library
February 25, 2020, 7:00 PM @ City Council Chambers
February 27, 2020, 9:00 AM @ City Hall
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