Trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, SUP, skimboarding, riverside yoga, fishing and more were among the highlights of Dominion Energy Riverrock May 19-21. The annual event helps promote Richmond’s riverfront, Downtown trails and whitewater rapids for outdoor enthusiasts and others who don’t mind getting wet every now and then. Highlighted by the James River, surrounding trail network, and numerous parks, this year’s Riverrock was a crowd pleaser for the young, old and in between.
Blooms at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Panida Perez, left, of Amelia County helps her friend Piyamitra Thanasophon of Henrico put finishing touches on their traditional Thai dresses prior to their performance with the NE Thai Folk Dance of Virginia during the 25th Annual Asian American Celebration on May 20, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The event was hosted by the nonprofit Asian American Society of Central Virginia Communities, which seeks to advance the integration of Asian Americans into the local community, while maintaining ethnic traditions, culture and identity. Afghan, Bangladesh, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese were among more than a dozen communities celebrating the festive event. In addition to cultural performances, the celebration included heritage exhibits, hands on activities, food vendors, fun, family and friendships.
Sheila Rodgers, second from left, of Richmond, posed with some of her friends, Alice Daniel left, of Henrico, Rowena Colina, third from left, of Hanover, and Lani Delos Santos, of Henrico, are members of the Richmond Pilipino Class, a Richmond-based Filipino American organization that helps educate others about the culture and language of the Philippines.