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🌊This Week in NFK: Fortunes Told, History Seen, Dollars Earned, Pasta Rolled, Art Made, and More.

What's Flowing in the City

The Hunton YMCA, the oldest independent YMCA in the country, is getting a $20 million makeover and relocation to Tidewater & Brambleton. Rip it.

Norfolk received $4.4 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants to provide flexible resources to build homes, support renters and homeowners, and more. Rip it. 

NRHA’s HomeNet Homeownership Center will be able to offer first-time home buyer support via the Virginia Individual Development Account program. Rip it. 

City Council repealed a ban on palmistry, palm reading, phrenology or clairvoyance with Councilman Paige as the lone no vote. Rip it. 

Dominion Energy is burying 2,000 power lines across the region ahead of hurricane season that's predicted to be busier than usual. Rip it. 

EVMS and ODU officially tied the knot to become the largest health sciences program in the Commonwealth. Rip it. 

Sentara, EVMS and CHKD hosted a Wear Orange to End Gun Violence rally to raise awareness on gun violence’s effect on children and families. Rip it. 

ODU’s new basketball coach is set to earn $525K plus bonuses. Rip it. 

Don’t miss these colorized and 3d historic photos of Downtown Norfolk, courtesy of Neil Pullman at Grow. Rip it. 

A timeline of local queer history and looped screenings of films on local queer history are on display at Selden Market. Rip it. 

Don’t miss the Black history tours on the ERT on June 29th. Rip it. 

New Murals have popped up at the Norfolk Premium Outlets from Tamar Vogrin Tara, Hanna Kirby, Ruby Starcher and Amber Pierce. Rip it. 

The sounds of garage rock land at Taphouse this Saturday with Clean Girl & The Dirty Dishes, The Hobots, And The Fuckheads. Rip it. 

Indie rapper Chandler, coming off of viral Tiktok success, plays at Vessel this Friday. Rip it. 

Cousinz Festival is taking over the Scope Plaza with headliner Erykah Badu and Jermaine Dupri on August 31st. Rip it. 

Now running at Little Theater of Norfolk: “A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder”. Through June 23. Rip it. 

Virginia Stage Company is getting botanically dangerous soon. Rip it. 

Currently on Display:
Assembly Group Exhibition at Assembly. Rip it.
Early Days: Indigenous Art at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
Hampton Boyer: Colors of Us at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
Fantastic Creatures of the Venetian Lagoon at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
“I Am Copying Nobody” at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
“Roses Are Red, My Braids Are Black” at Offsite Gallery. Rip it.
“Delectable: A National Juried Exhibition of Food Themed Artworks” at D’Art Center. Rip it.
Message in a Bottle: Picturing Maritime Culture in Hampton Roads at Barry Art Museum. Rip it.
Martha Chase: Progressive Kindness at Barry Art Museum. Rip it.
Perry Glass Art Collection at Glass Light. Rip it.
“An American Abroad” at Hermitage Museum & Gardens. Rip it.

The {bl}hackathon launches at Assembly next week for Black professionals in tech. Rip it. 

The HRBT Expansion Project could be complete by September 2026, instead of February 2027, according to recent updates. Rip it. 

Norfolk Tides are crushing ticket sales (up 1,000 per game) and merch sales (up 52%) as the team attempts to repeat a winning year. Rip it. 

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