Is it really September already? It feels like we just got summer started. I suppose after 15 Happy Hour events, 30 Ghost Walk nights, and a summer season that saw record numbers, it’s time to switch gears.
The first weeks of September offer small crowds, perfect weather, and warm water to those that know the magic of that “after summer” time.
Be sure to save these dates!
Saturday, September 15. 7pm to 9:30pm. We’ll be rescuing memories with a Virginia Beach Lifeguard Reunion. VB guards, young and old, be sure to grab these limited tickets. We’ll share music, memories, and some great Lifeguard Lager from Smartmouth Brewery. This event won’t be open to the public, so get your tickets in advance! And Lifeguards, you can preserve your history with your own Lifeguard Plaque as part of our Rescue Runs Deep exhibit.
And, of course, tickets will be on sale for our Annual Pig & Oyster Fest! This year’s event will be on Sunday, October 21, from 1pm to 5pm. The Fest this year is already shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.
We are honored to host our friends from the Southeastern Virginia Alzheimer’s Association for their big fund raising walk. The event space will share the 24th Street Park and Museum grounds. You can register here.
And yes, Yoga is back! We’ll have another beautiful Sunrise Yoga on Sunday, September 9th. Mother Nature has been cooperating so far, and we’ve had some great community yoga classes on the beach.
The museum is now open for rentals! If you are seeking a unique oceanfront space for your special event, please consider the amazing open air museum gallery as your venue.
And this month we kick off a new Membership Drive! Remember, members enjoy exclusive access to the historic Lookout Tower. Bring your guests to enjoy this one of a kind view of the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Membership also means free Members Only events and discounts in the store. You’ll save some money on your Pig & Oyster Fest tickets too!
This month also means we get to unveil a brand new set of education programs! We’ve worked hard this summer on the planning and now it’s time to put them into action. This year, our goal is make these programs absolutely free for school children and non profit groups in Hampton Roads. Our main fundraising efforts through the fall can make this happen!
Thank you to all of our great members and supporters for helping make this summer such an amazing success. Thank you, also, to our wonderful interns and volunteers, who put in the hours and go the extra mile so the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum grows to become a community center all of Hampton Roads can enjoy.