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Presents for every dad
father's day gift guide
Dad will stand out with these gifts from our online store Six & Main. | Graphic by 6AM City
Why buy your dad a boring gift when you can shop our online store (Six & Main) and find the perfect, most exciting present?

Surprise the father figure in your life with a gift that is sure to stand out. To assist in your search, we’ve created a gift guide featuring items from our store and products we love from other popular brands.

From coffee named after the city to floating sunglasses, it might be hard to just buy one gift. There’s something for every type of dad.

Coffee-loving dad
For the father who appreciates a good cup of coffee, you’ll want to support Blanchard’s Coffee, a local coffee company. Order the “Richmond” blend, which includes toffee and dark chocolate.

Outdoor explorer
Have Dad explore the outdoors while wearing this vintage snow wash dad hat by Rainier Watch and Bahias floating sunglasses by Rheos. Will Dad need a place to store things while outside? No problem. Check out these extra roomy fanny packs by Burlaep.

The homebody
Freshen up Dad’s space with this Father’s Day 2-Pack For Him by the Wixology Candle Company. This candle set features the “Bourbon Neat” and “Nightcap” scents.

Techie dad
Give Dad a listening upgrade with the second generation AirPods Pro. Or help ease muscle soreness with the Theragun Mini 2.0. Plus, this portable neck fan will make everyone laugh — but catch Dad using it the very next day.

While this list is a great way to start shopping for Dad, we’re working to grow our store, Six & Main, and would love to add more local vendors. If you know any local brands we should be promoting, let us know.
Wednesday, May 31
  • “Determined: The 400-year Struggle for Black Equality” | Wednesday, May 31-Saturday, June 10 | Times vary | RPL Belmont Branch, 3100 Ellwood Ave., Richmond | Free | See the traveling exhibit from the Virginia Museum of History and Culture at the library.
  • Brambly Live: Lena Klett | Wednesday, May 31 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Brambly Park, 1708 Belleville St., Richmond | Enjoy a glass of wine, dinner, and an acoustic performance by the singer-songwriter.
Thursday, June 1
  • 45th Annual Richmond Greek Festival | Thursday, June 1-Sunday, June 4 | Times vary | Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Ave., Richmond | Free entry | The Richmond tradition returns with food, dancing, music, and an international bazaar.
  • Flying Squirrels vs. Erie SeaWolves | Thursday, June 1 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond | $10-$25 | Cheer on the Squirrels at Randolph-Macon College and Hanover Community Night.
  • Ant The Symbol’s Album Release Party | Thursday, June 1 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St., Richmond | $15-$20 | Celebrate the release of “I Know Who I Am” with Shockoe Records, Ms. Jaylin Brown, and Elliott.
Friday, June 2
  • Science After Dark: Ready to Launch | Friday, June 2 | 5-8 p.m. | Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond | $10 | Spend the evening at the Science Museum making spin art, launching stomp rockets, and exploring satellites.
Saturday, June 3
  • Mile of Music | Saturday, June 3 | 2-4:30 p.m. | Bryan Park, 4308 Hermitage Rd., Richmond | Free | Enjoy multiple mini concerts from different sections of the Richmond Symphony as you walk a route through Bryan Park.
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Don’t miss the next “First Friday” at VMHC
A child getting their face painted during a "First Friday" event at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.
Experience the museum after-hours on First Fridays. | Photo provided by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Head to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture for free, family-friendly fun during First Friday on June 2 starting at 5 p.m.

During First Fridays, held the first Friday of each month, the museum stays open until 8 p.m. with free admission to the galleries, specials in the Café, and more.

This month’s lineup includes:
  • Scavenger hunts, a bounce house + face painting
  • $2 off wine + beer in the Café (plus specialty mocktails)
  • Shakedown Eats and Monique’s Crêpes as the featured food trucks
  • And more
Pro tip: This is a great time to experience the “Apollo: When We Went to the Moon” exhibition.*
News Notes
  • Officials have submitted the draft Jackson Ward Community Plan to the federal Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, marking the halfway point in the planning process. Richmonders can comment on the plan through Sunday, Aug. 27.
  • The end of May means the end of RVA Bike Month. Celebrate tonight with a leisurely group ride on the Capital Trail followed by dinner and beer at Triple Crossing Brewery. RSVP on Facebook and meet at Triple Crossing’s Fulton location at 5:30 p.m.
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is kicking off Pride Month by illuminating the Conservatory dome tomorrow at Flowers After 5. Get tickets to see the illumination and enjoy drag performances, a dance party, and music by DJ Statistics.
  • 353. That’s how many acres of land in Eastern Henrico County will now be protected and used as a park and outdoor classroom called the Varina LandLab. The public is invited to the dedication ceremony on Saturday, June 3 at 12 p.m.
  • Ellie’s Hot Dogs & Ice Cream is now open at the former location of Suzy Sno and Sweet 95, next to Brick House. The shop has a walk-up window and patio seating. (Richmond BizSense)
  • Search for treasures at the Woodland Heights community yard sale this Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Shop from nine participating houses in the neighborhood, plus homes in nearby Forest Hill and Westover Hills.
  • The Flying Squirrels are bringing back summer outdoor movies at The Diamond. See “WALL-E” on Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are ~$8 and children under three are free. Pro tip: Bring blankets and pillows, but leave lawn chairs at home.
  • Longtime business and civic leader Brenton S. Halsey died on Sunday at the age of 96. Halsey was co-founder of James River Paper Co. and led efforts to build the Canal Walk and Belle Isle pedestrian bridge. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
  • Children’s Tower is a new kid-friendly + family-focused pediatric hospital, offering the latest in medical advancements while keeping playful touches so kids can have a comfortable and fun hospital experience. Its convenient location just off I-95 and free parking mean families can focus on what matters most: getting their children the best possible care.*
  • For 22 years, Sports Backers training teams have prepared runners to reach the finish line of the Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon, CarMax Richmond Half Marathon + VCU Health Richmond 8K. Teams provide space for goal setting, friendship, camaraderie, accountability, plus experienced coaches. Marathon training begins June 3. Join a team today.*
  • Do you know what the most common cause of indoor air quality problems in the Richmond area is? Take the 1-minute quiz. Reminder: An indoor air quality check can be done at any time — don’t wait until you’re experiencing problems to check your IAQ.*
  • Refinance rates are skyrocketing. But home equity rates remain relatively low — which means that now is a great time to borrow against your home. Calculate your payment.*
What could change in the City Charter
Learn more about the City Charter Review Commission by clicking the image. | Photo by RICtoday
Last week, the two subcommittees of the City Charter Review Commission both released reports with initial recommendations for changes to the charter.

The Governance Subcommittee focused on suggestions for improvements to the existing Mayor-Council form of government, while the Electoral Subcommittee explored a possible Council-Manager form of government.

The Governance Subcommittee put forward several ideas, including rearranging the City Attorney office and allowing City Council to provide feedback on the mayor’s budget in advance of its formal introduction.

On the Electoral side, more substantial changes are being explored, including:
  • Bringing the mayor on as a voting member of City Council
  • Switching the mayoral election to be an at-large election with instant run-off voting rather than requiring five out of nine districts to win
  • Reducing the size of City Council from nine members to six
  • Appointing a City Manager to serve as chief executive officer of the city
Reminder: It’ll be up to the Virginia General Assembly to approve any proposed changes.

What questions do you have about the initial recommendations? Shoot them our way or click the button below to get more information on the City Charter Review Commission.
The Wrap
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Richmonders are still invited to share their thoughts with the City Charter Review Commission by completing this survey. It should only take a few minutes.
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