Events, Festivals and Activities in January
York River Floating Folk Jam at Watermen’s Museum – Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (5:30 – 9:00 PM) – Second Wednesday every month is Watermen’s Museum Music Jam Session: Don’t miss an evening of fun and music with ShantyGrass and visiting amateurs and professional musicians as you join them in passing songs around a circle. Just come and enjoy traditional and modern music from colonial to the modern day. Bring a small side dish to share. Free 757.887.2641. Address: Watermen’s Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown VA
Mixed Media Art Show at Gallery at York Hall – January, 2017 (times vary) – Come and enjoy Mixed Media Art Show at the Gallery at York Hall. You can relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. Winter Hours, January thru March, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 am till 1 pm. Regular season hours, April – December, Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am to 4 and Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm,. Free. Appointments to visit the Gallery may also be made by calling (757) 890-4490. Address: Gallery at York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown VA 23690
Third Sunday Children’s Art class at On the Hill Gallery – Sunday, January 15, 2017 (1:00 – 3:00 PM) – In this Third Sunday Children’s Art event, we will have a different art medium every month. Supplies are included. Reservations required. $ More details at 757.369.1108 or www.onthehillgallery.com. Address: On the Hill Gallery, 402 Main St., Yorktown, VA 23690.
Watermen’s Museum Swing Dance – Monday, January 16, 2017 (7:30 – 10:00 PM) – Join us every third Monday of the month for swing dance. 7:30 – 8 PM for instructions and 8 – 10 PM dancing! $ 757.887.2641. Address: Watermen’s Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690.
Craft Beer Dinner at the Water Street Grille – Thursday, January 19, 2017 (6:30 PM – 9:00 PM). Water Street Grille, an intimate place big on flavor and personality, and a Yorktown must-do, is offering 20 micro brews and a delicious menu. Your evening will feature a four course dinner menu prepared by the culinary team and ‘Steal the Pint Night” brews from Bell’s Brewery with conversation and libations while overlooking the York River. $ 757.369.5644. Address: Water Street Grille, 323 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
Cabin Fever Concert for January – Thursday, January 19, 2017 (7:00 – 8:30 PM) – Wipe the winter blues away with a free concert in the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Local musicians engage and interact with the audience during this unique experience. Tonight’s entertainment features “Doug Dunn Band”. Free 757.890.3500 Sponsored by York County. Limited seating, no tickets or reservations, first come-first served. Address: Freight Shed, 331 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690.
Advanced Watercolor Class at On the Hill Gallery – Mondays January 23, 2017 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM) – On The Hill Gallery artist, Angie Mack, offers a fresh approach to watercolor. Students will be introduced to using acrylic ground gesso on watercolor paper to enhances the depth and texture of watercolors which results in a multitude of possibilities for creating beautiful pieces of artwork. Ten week class. Supplies are included. Reservations required. $ More details at 757.369.1108 or www.onthehillgallery.com. Address: On the Hill Gallery, 402 Main St., Yorktown, VA 23690
Watermen’s Museum presents Yorktown Story Slam – Monday, January 23, 2017 (7:00 – 8:30 PM) – Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme. 7 PM – Storytellers Presentation. 8 to 8:30 PM – Audience Stories. Come join them to listen or maybe even tell your own story. If you would like to submit a story for consideration in the program send your name, brief bio, and story synopsis to YorktownStorySlam@gmail.com by the Friday prior to the program. Free 757.887.2641. Address: Watermen’s Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown VA.