Richmond Main Street Initiative
1015 Nevin Avenue, Suite 105, Richmond, California 94801

510-236-4049

Celebrate Earth Day in Downtown Richmond!

Spring Clean-Up & Chess in the Park

When: Saturday, April 22

Time: 9am - 2pm

Location: Harbour Way & Macdonald Avenue, Downtown Richmond

Put your green thumb to work and join us in sprucing up our Community Green Space Park! Enjoy community, lunch & chess play.

Park beautification starts at 9am. Chess play & lunch from 1pm - 2pm.

Groups are welcome. All ages. Community service hours honored.
Tools & refreshments provided.

Sign-up today here!

Questions? Contact Alicia at (510) 236-4049 or outreach@richmondmainstreet.org
Free Immigration Law Workshop
Need help with your immigration law case?   Attendees will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with an attorney free of charge about their immigration law questions? This is a first-come, first-served clinic. Upon arrival, please sign in at the Reference desk.   When: Every 4th Monday of the month             (exception: December workshop will be held on 3rd Monday) Time: 5pm – 7pm Location: Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804 Presented by: Contra Costa County Bar Association   For more information: Call (510) 620-6561 To view additional dates: Download the flyer
Richmond Rainbow Pride: A Special Art In Windows Exhibit
Now on view at Richmond BART Parking Garage, 1600 Macdonald Avenue (1st Floor)! Richmond Rainbow Pride, in collaboration with Richmond Main Street Initiative and Richmond Arts & Culture Commission, bring this very special Art In Windows to Downtown Richmond. The exhibition features three pieces of artwork created by community members at Richmond Rainbow Pride events. "Our community art projects have always been a part of our Pride Event and everyone gets a seat at the table. Come see what our hands have made!" About In 2013 the city of Richmond had a rash of homophobia in our city council chambers that shook the LGBT community to its core.  It was because of that sudden boiling over of homophobia in the city that key members of the Richmond LGBT community founded Richmond Rainbow Pride. Inspired by the courageous act of protests in the Bay Area years earlier, Richmond Rainbow Pride adopted the handprint of the Friday of the Purple Hand1, but to show the diversity and inclusiveness of our community we blended it with the rainbow colors of the Rainbow Pride Flag2. 1. On 31 October 1969, early LGBT organizations staged a protest outside the offices of the San Francisco Examiner in response to another in a series of news articles disparaging LGBT people in San Francisco's gay bars and clubs. The peaceful protest against the homophobic editorial policies of the Examiner turned riotous. Examiner employees dumped a bag of printers' ink from the third story window of the newspaper building onto the crowd. The protesters used the ink to scrawl 'Gay Power' and other slogans on the building walls and stamp purple handprints throughout downtown San Francisco resulting in one of the most visible demonstrations of gay power. The peaceful protest was later called "Friday of the Purple Hand". 2. In 1978, when San Francisco was grieving the assassinations of Harvey Milk, the city’s first openly gay City Supervisor and Mayor George Moscone, the organizing committee for “Speak Out for Justice” called for the development of a permanent symbol which could be used by gay men and lesbians celebrating and saluting their community. San Francisco artist and former military officer Gilbert Baker, inspired by the five-striped “Flag of the Races” (red, black, brown, yellow and white) designed the Rainbow Flag. A crew of artists hand-made and dyed the first eight-striped Rainbow Flags, which made its debut at the 1978 Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day March in San Francisco. The New flag enthusiastically cheered by the thousands of people who lined the streets.     ~Artistic Director for Richmond Rainbow Pride, J Pursell More Info Richmond Main Street: www.RichmondMainStreet.org Richmond Rainbow Pride: www.richmondrainbowpride.org
Freshest Cargo Mobile Farmers’ Market
Downtown Richmond Stop   When: Wednesdays, 4pm – 5:30pm Location: Marina Way & Macdonald Avenue Fresh Produce from Local California Farms Great, Low Prices CalFresh/EBT Welcome * Market Match Honored     More Info & Resources Get the flyer: English, Espanol, Bilingual Freshest Cargo: A “farmers’ market on wheels”. Sourcing produce directly from local farmers to sell at sites across the Bay Area. Increasing access to fresh, quality produce in areas where it is not otherwise easily accessible. More details & schedule available here. CalFresh/EBT: Monthly food benefit/nutritional assistance program for low-income households. Learn more and how to apply here. Market Match: Get extra cash to buy fruits & veggies! A dollar-for-dollar match when shoppers pay using CalFresh/EBT.  Up to $10 FREE. Learn more and how to participate here.
Healthy Village Festival
Richmond Main Street presents:   8th annual   Healthy Village Festival Saturday, June 24   |  10am - 1pm Community Green Space @ Harbour Way & Macdonald Avenue, Downtown Richmond   A Super Fun Free Family Event all about Health & Wellness! ZUMBA * Health Tips * Food * Arts & Crafts * Info Booths Giveaways * Fitness Breaks * Animals * Pony Rides * Music    Featured Activities Bike Smoothies by Rich City Rides “Ask the Doc” hosted by Kaiser Permanente Food Vendors: Rosemary's Kitchen & Civil Pops Fitness Demos: Certified ZUMBA instructors, Anytime Fitness Downtown History Hike (mini) - tours depart @ 11am & 12pm Make a Treasure Box with local artist Daud Abdullah Hang out with Richmond Fire Fighters, 11am - 12pm   Free Admission! All Are Welcome!   MORE INFO Visit RichmondMainStreet.org | Call (510) 236-4049 | Email admin@richmondmainstreet.org Sponsored by: Richmond Main Street Initiative, Kaiser Permanente, Mechanics Bank, Rolling Hills Memorial, Overaa Construction, and City of Richmond.