Events & Programs
Promoting Downtown Richmond through
Arts & Entertainment

14 Community Events, 26 Farmers’ Markets, 128 ...
Art In Windows 2013
In partnership with The Art of Living Black
Featuring works by Malik Seneferu and Raymond Haywood
Art In Windows 2013
February 23, 2013

Reception & Art Walk
Music on the Main 2013
Summer Concert Series

22 food, artisan, and information booth vendors
20 volunteers donating 78 ho...
Music on the Main
July 24, 2013

Tia Carroll bringing the Blues.

Unveiling the new district street
banners.
Music on the Main
August 28, 2013

Batala San Francisco performing.

Dancing to Mazacote.
Spirit & Soul 2013
Festival and Fundraiser

16 food and artisan vendors
42 volunteers donating 200 hours
350+ visitors to ...
Spirit & Soul
September 21, 2013

Club Nouveau performing.

Artisan shopping.
Spirit & Soul
September 21, 2013

Dancing in the street to Andre Thierry.

Recognizing our Downtown
Champions.
Downtown Holiday Festival 2013
Spreading Yuletide Cheer

63 volunteers contributing 185 hours
600+ Santa visits & gifts di...
Downtown Holiday Festival
December 16, 2013

Magical moments.

Spectacular performances by East
Bay Center for the Perform...
Promoting Health & Wellness
in Downtown Richmond

4 Community Events, 128 Fitness Classes, 26 Farmers’ Markets
Benefitting...
Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays, May – October

16 agricultural, food, artisan, and specialty goods vendors
1 volunteer donatin...
Farmers’ Market
May – October

Affordable, fresh, season
produce...and friendly farmers.

Market Match program in action:
...
Farmers’ Market
May – October

Affordable, fresh, season
produce...many pesticide-free &
organic options.

Vendor opportun...
Healthy Village Farm Stand 2013
1st Fridays, May – August

28 community partner vendors
12 volunteers donating 42 hours
50...
Healthy Village Farm Stand
May 3, 2013

Taking home free seeds and plants
courtesy of Happy Lot Farm & Garden.

Urban Tilt...
Healthy Village Farm Stand
June 7, 2013

CURME offering natural remedies
and samples from their garden.

Meeting the pony.
Healthy Village Farm Stand
July 5, 2013

Everyone loves free produce bags!

Delicious cactus and quinoa salad by
Fusion La...
Healthy Village Farm Stand
August 2, 2013

Fresh Approach sharing laughs and
fresh fruit with residents.

Urban Tilth’s bi...
Fitness Classes 2013
Zumba and Bellydance for Wellness

4 classes per week
128 one-hour classes
2300+ attendance
Zumba Fitness
Mondays & Thursdays

Getting fit and having fun with certified instructors
Willa ‘Bontle’ Willis and Helen V...
Bellydance for Wellness
Fridays

Working out with Raks Africa.
Workforce Development
Technical assistance for entrepreneurs,
small businesses, and youth

1 Bootcamp, 3 Classes, 2 Worksh...
Small Business Bootcamp 2013
January 15, 2013

4 expert panels and countless networking opportunities
72 participants
Summer Youth Entrepreneur
Program 2013
July – September

12 Richmond youth
2 weeks of paid training
80 hours work experien...
Summer Youth Entrepreneur
Program 2013
Training: Week 1

Workplace best practices, communication exercises,
and inspiratio...
Summer Youth Entrepreneur
Program 2013
Training: Week 2

Developing their entrepreneurial skills: working together to deve...
Job Search Bootcamp 2013
October

9 Richmond youth
2 weeks of paid training
Start & Grow Smart 2013
Small Business Assistance

3 Classes
33 Participants
268 Hours of Assistance
Volunteers are the HEART of
Main Street
189 Volunteers donated 900+ Hours to events and programs in 2013
Volunteers are the HEART of
Main Street
189 Volunteers donated 900+ Hours to events and programs in 2013
Improvements & Developments
Investing in Downtown
BART Parking Garage Opens
June 2013

700+ parking spaces
9000+ square feet of new retail space
$34.5 million investment in...
Façade Improvements
Fall 2013

Burger King Restaurant
$200,000 Investment

Kaiser Permanente Buildings
$51,000 Investment
Safety1st Community Liaisons
Maintenance & Security

8 Community Liaisons—80% Richmond residents
2100+ hours of maintenanc...
New District Street Banners
22 Installed in September 2013

Original design by Richmond artist Richard Muro Salazar
$10,00...
Holiday Street Lights Return
30 Installed in November 2013

Snowflakes and wreaths along Macdonald Avenue
Continued invest...
Revitalizing Historic Downtown Richmond
1015 Nevin Avenue, Suite 105
(additional entrance at 402 Harbour Way)
Richmond, Ca...
Richmond Main Street in 2013
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Richmond Main Street in 2013

  1. 1. Events & Programs Promoting Downtown Richmond through Arts & Entertainment 14 Community Events, 26 Farmers’ Markets, 128 Fitness Classes 14,000+ attracted to Downtown 160 volunteers contributed 600+ hours
  2. 2. Art In Windows 2013 In partnership with The Art of Living Black Featuring works by Malik Seneferu and Raymond Haywood
  3. 3. Art In Windows 2013 February 23, 2013 Reception & Art Walk
  4. 4. Music on the Main 2013 Summer Concert Series 22 food, artisan, and information booth vendors 20 volunteers donating 78 hours 950+ visitors to Downtown
  5. 5. Music on the Main July 24, 2013 Tia Carroll bringing the Blues. Unveiling the new district street banners.
  6. 6. Music on the Main August 28, 2013 Batala San Francisco performing. Dancing to Mazacote.
  7. 7. Spirit & Soul 2013 Festival and Fundraiser 16 food and artisan vendors 42 volunteers donating 200 hours 350+ visitors to Downtown
  8. 8. Spirit & Soul September 21, 2013 Club Nouveau performing. Artisan shopping.
  9. 9. Spirit & Soul September 21, 2013 Dancing in the street to Andre Thierry. Recognizing our Downtown Champions.
  10. 10. Downtown Holiday Festival 2013 Spreading Yuletide Cheer 63 volunteers contributing 185 hours 600+ Santa visits & gifts distributed 1000+ visitors to Downtown
  11. 11. Downtown Holiday Festival December 16, 2013 Magical moments. Spectacular performances by East Bay Center for the Performing Arts.
  12. 12. Promoting Health & Wellness in Downtown Richmond 4 Community Events, 128 Fitness Classes, 26 Farmers’ Markets Benefitting thousands 14 Volunteers contributed 155 hours
  13. 13. Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, May – October 16 agricultural, food, artisan, and specialty goods vendors 1 volunteer donating 100 hours 26 markets averaging 300+ shoppers per week
  14. 14. Farmers’ Market May – October Affordable, fresh, season produce...and friendly farmers. Market Match program in action: increasing access to fresh produce.
  15. 15. Farmers’ Market May – October Affordable, fresh, season produce...many pesticide-free & organic options. Vendor opportunities for local artisans and entrepreneurs.
  16. 16. Healthy Village Farm Stand 2013 1st Fridays, May – August 28 community partner vendors 12 volunteers donating 42 hours 500+ visitors
  17. 17. Healthy Village Farm Stand May 3, 2013 Taking home free seeds and plants courtesy of Happy Lot Farm & Garden. Urban Tilth and Liberty Ship Café sharing ideas.
  18. 18. Healthy Village Farm Stand June 7, 2013 CURME offering natural remedies and samples from their garden. Meeting the pony.
  19. 19. Healthy Village Farm Stand July 5, 2013 Everyone loves free produce bags! Delicious cactus and quinoa salad by Fusion Latina Restaurant.
  20. 20. Healthy Village Farm Stand August 2, 2013 Fresh Approach sharing laughs and fresh fruit with residents. Urban Tilth’s bike-powered smoothie booth was a huge hit!
  21. 21. Fitness Classes 2013 Zumba and Bellydance for Wellness 4 classes per week 128 one-hour classes 2300+ attendance
  22. 22. Zumba Fitness Mondays & Thursdays Getting fit and having fun with certified instructors Willa ‘Bontle’ Willis and Helen Vaughn.
  23. 23. Bellydance for Wellness Fridays Working out with Raks Africa.
  24. 24. Workforce Development Technical assistance for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and youth 1 Bootcamp, 3 Classes, 2 Workshops, 2 Training Programs 178 Attendees 1000+ Hours of assistance
  25. 25. Small Business Bootcamp 2013 January 15, 2013 4 expert panels and countless networking opportunities 72 participants
  26. 26. Summer Youth Entrepreneur Program 2013 July – September 12 Richmond youth 2 weeks of paid training 80 hours work experience
  27. 27. Summer Youth Entrepreneur Program 2013 Training: Week 1 Workplace best practices, communication exercises, and inspirational guest speakers.
  28. 28. Summer Youth Entrepreneur Program 2013 Training: Week 2 Developing their entrepreneurial skills: working together to develop and present mock businesses for Downtown Richmond.
  29. 29. Job Search Bootcamp 2013 October 9 Richmond youth 2 weeks of paid training
  30. 30. Start & Grow Smart 2013 Small Business Assistance 3 Classes 33 Participants 268 Hours of Assistance
  31. 31. Volunteers are the HEART of Main Street 189 Volunteers donated 900+ Hours to events and programs in 2013
  32. 32. Volunteers are the HEART of Main Street 189 Volunteers donated 900+ Hours to events and programs in 2013
  33. 33. Improvements & Developments Investing in Downtown
  34. 34. BART Parking Garage Opens June 2013 700+ parking spaces 9000+ square feet of new retail space $34.5 million investment in Downtown by federal, state & local sources
  35. 35. Façade Improvements Fall 2013 Burger King Restaurant $200,000 Investment Kaiser Permanente Buildings $51,000 Investment
  36. 36. Safety1st Community Liaisons Maintenance & Security 8 Community Liaisons—80% Richmond residents 2100+ hours of maintenance & security 3 participants from in-house ambassador program were hired by Safety1st Courtesy of DRPBID funds
  37. 37. New District Street Banners 22 Installed in September 2013 Original design by Richmond artist Richard Muro Salazar $10,000 investment in Downtown courtesy of DRPBID funds
  38. 38. Holiday Street Lights Return 30 Installed in November 2013 Snowflakes and wreaths along Macdonald Avenue Continued investment in Downtown courtesy of City of Richmond
  39. 39. Revitalizing Historic Downtown Richmond 1015 Nevin Avenue, Suite 105 (additional entrance at 402 Harbour Way) Richmond, Ca 94801 O: (510) 236-4049 F: (510) 236-4052 admin@richmondmainstreet.org Join Us! www.RichmondMainStreet.org www.Facebook.com/RichmondMainStreet @RMSI

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