Norfolk Latino Music Festival: A Celebration of Latin American Music, Food and Culture Near Northwest

August 18, 2015 2:45 pm

What's colorful, lively, and guaranteed to make you want to dance? The Norfolk Latino Music Festival, of course! This annual event — a celebration of the music, food, and cultures of Latin America — is coming to Town Point Park on August 22!

Arrive at the riverfront park around 5 p.m., and be sure to wear your dancing shoes, Northwest: This upbeat festival will offer instruction in the feisty styles of salsa, meringue, and guaguanco. After leaving the dance floor, treat yourself to the tastes and smells of Latin American food and drinks as you take in live performances by DJ Nava and the salsa band Orquesta Mayor. Kids can enjoy complimentary children's activities!

Free to attend and open to the public, Norfolk Latino Music Festival takes place 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22.

Norfolk Latino Music Festival 2015
5-10p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22
Town Point Park
Norfolk, VA 23510
festevents.org/events/2015-season-events/latino-music-fest

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One Final Hurrah Before the New School Year: Unity in the Community Near Northwest

August 14, 2015 12:45 pm

With a new school year fast approaching, we'll soon be back to the daily grind of brown-bag lunches, report cards, parent-teacher conferences, and homework. Get the new year off on the right foot by joining in on the fun during Unity in the Community!

Returning to the Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library for its fourth year, this annual, family-friendly event is one final hurrah before classes resume. Rally together some friends from Northwest to take part in the block party's neighborhood parade, then refuel with some free food! Dancing, live music, kids' activities, and giveaways are also on the docket.

Free to attend, this year's Unity in the Community takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. See you there, Northwest!

Unity in the Community 2015
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15
Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
2726 Border Road
Chesapeake, VA 23324
(757) 410-7040
http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Calendar/unity-in-the-community_s_p10328.htm?

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Tap Your Foot to the Beat of Live Music During the 33rd Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival, Taking Place This Weekend Near Northwest

July 13, 2015 2:45 pm

If you're headed to the Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival this weekend, we have a tip: Don't forget your sun umbrellas, lawn chairs, blankets, and a pair of dancing shoes! You'll need all four to get the most out of this annual music festival, which takes place outdoors at Norfolk's Town Point Park!

Returning for its 33rd season this weekend, the Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival is a two-day-long party set to the sultry sounds of jazz music. Some of the top performers in the genre are slated to take the riverfront stage this year, including Generation Next, Pamela Williams, Musiq Soulchild, and Earl Klugh. (For more information, check out the event's page on Facebook.)

With tickets starting at $30, the Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival takes place 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. this Friday and Saturday. You can buy tickets in advance online! See you there, Northwest!

33rd Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival
5-11p.m. July 17-18, 2015
Town Point Park
101 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
festevents.org/events/2015-season-events/norfolk-jazz-festival

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