Summertime fun in RVA
Nothing beats summer in Richmond: nights at The Diamond, rooftop happy hours, picnics in the park. The opportunities for summertime fun are endless. Get together with your fellow Rams to experience all of this and more. VCU Alumni has a full calendar of events to help you make the most of your summer here in RVA.
A Night at The Book Bar
Join fellow alumni book and wine lovers at one of Richmond’s newest social spaces: The Book Bar. Featuring books and bites created exclusively by people of color, The Book Bar is a great spot to meet fellow Rams while supporting local Black- and women-owned businesses. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about VCU Alumni’s virtual book club while tasting featured wines and charcuterie samples.
When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 15
Where: The Book Bar, 1311 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219
Cost: $15, includes a wine tasting and charcuterie cup (book club members receive a $5 discount)
Alumni Night at The Diamond
Save the date for a night out at The Diamond to cheer on the Richmond Flying Squirrels as they take on the Bowie Baysox with your fellow graduates. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. Discounted tickets available for alumni.
When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 22
Where: The Diamond, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond, VA 23230
Rams and Roller Coasters
Get your tickets at a discounted rate for a day of fun at Kings Dominion. The first 100 attendees at the park, starting at 11 a.m. when the park opens, receive a wristband for complimentary drinks the entire day as well as a VCU-branded fanny pack. Tickets are nonrefundable unless the park closes because of inclement weather. Season pass holders and children under 3 don’t need to purchase tickets; simply arrive at the VCU tent at 11 a.m. to claim your wristband and fanny pack, while supplies last.
When: Saturday, June 11
Where: Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047
Cost: $45 (a $25 savings per ticket!)
Socialize with RVA Rams
Beat the summer heat with an evening of fun with local Rams at River City Roll. Social in the City is a great way to grow your Ram network while socializing in a fun and relaxed environment. Learn more about opportunities to get involved, the perks available through VCU Alumni and more.
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15
Where: River City Roll, 939 Myers St., Richmond, VA 23230
Cost: $10, includes one drink ticket and appetizers
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Alumni Tour
Enjoy a private guided tour of a local Richmond treasure. Explore the garden while learning about the unique botany it houses and observing the spring-to-summer transition of florals. Bring along friends and fellow alumni to enjoy the tour. This is a guided walking tour, so be prepared to be on foot and bring sunglasses or an umbrella in the case of a light sprinkle.
When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29
Where: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Henrico, VA 23228
AAAC Raising the Roof Summer Happy Hour
Extend your Juneteenth celebration by joining other VCU alumni at the African American Alumni Council’s summer rooftop happy hour at The Hof. Network with local Black alumni and learn more about getting involved with the AAAC. Music, complimentary appetizers, one drink ticket and VCU giveaways are in store.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, June 24
Where: The Hof, 2818 West Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23230