Right Around the River Blog

BrownGreer Reaching New Business Heights at Rocketts Landing

Post Date: 08-19-2014

Rocketts Landing is home to a myriad of interesting residents. But individuals and families aren't the only ones who seek out our riverfront lifestyle! From restaurants to law firms and more, 10 businesses also call our community their home. And last year, after months of efforts renovating the historic Cedar Works warehouse, law firm BrownGreer joined our Rocketts Landing family. So, we decided to check in with them and see how their location and office has been serving them.

Rocketts Landing Residents Provide Education Opportunities for At-Risk Youth

Post Date: 08-15-2014

Pastor Buzz Kell and his wife, Janet, may be relatively new to Rocketts Landing, but they're certainly no newcomers to educating at-risk youth in RVA. Since 1989, the Kell family has operated the Elijah House Academy, a Southside-based nonprofit school with a mission to "provide an accessible choice in education that cultivates the hearts and minds of our city’s children for God’s glory and Richmond’s flourishing."

James River Association's Annual Expedition Camps at Rocketts Landing

Post Date: 08-12-2014

Paddling the James River all the way to the Chesapeake Bay with 30 high schoolers may seem like a handful of a summer getaway. But for the James River Association at Rocketts Landing, this annual Expedition Program fosters an appreciation for our historic river and engages new generations of James River enthusiasts and guardians. And for their fourth expedition, they brought the students to Rocketts Landing for a night of camping before kicking off their eight-day paddling trip toward the Bay.

Watch the Full Moon Rise With the Sugar Pad Project This Sunday Beside Rocketts Landing

Post Date: 08-07-2014

There's no doubt that Richmond's mighty James River is one of our city's greatest assets — it's also a beloved feature of our community at Rocketts Landing, providing the background for a plethora of river events, weddings and activities. So, when we found out about a new event series that's striving to increase awareness of the James River as a public asset at our neighboring Intermediate Terminal, we had to find out more! Behold the Sugar Pad Project.

5th Annual International Dragon Boat Festival Makes Waves at Rocketts Landing

Post Date: 08-06-2014

We did it again, folks! Last Saturday, Sports Backers hosted Richmond's annual International Dragon Boat Festival at Rocketts Landing. Though the skies were cloudy, hundreds of people came together for the Chinese cultural festival along the James River. We welcomed families, friends and couples from across RVA (and beyond!) to our riverbanks to cheer on the rowers and celebrate the moment — and what a blast everyone had at our riverbanks.

History of Rocketts Landing, Part 2: An Industrial Community Thrives

Post Date: 08-01-2014

History truly abounds at Rocketts Landing, and we love learning all the centuries-old stories hiding beneath the seams. Recently, we posted a blog detailing Rocketts Landing as a Land of Opportunity as the first in a two-part series showcasing all the history alive here along the James River. Today, we share the second blog in our series, featuring the historic buildings on our property and how they made this unique community thrive.

International Dragon Boat Festival Is This Weekend at Rocketts Landing

Post Date: 07-30-2014

The time has arrived, friends! This Saturday, the 5th annual Walgreens Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival lands on the banks of the James River at Rocketts Landing. From races to dances to food and beyond, the Dragon Boat Race is turning into one stellar tradition here, so much that Richmond.com has named it a "Best of Outdoors Favorite" three years in a row! So, if you've not yet checked out the event (or if you've been anxiously waiting for the day to arrive), we're ready to welcom...

Seize Your Chance to Own a Home With River Views at Rocketts Landing

Post Date: 07-24-2014

Recently, we've been welcoming many new Rocketts Landing homeowners here right around the river. And, with only five original condos left for sale, your chance to own one of our community’s first homes is going quickly! Pair that with reduced prices on our remaining condos, and now's a great time to embrace a new riverfront lifestyle. Our two featured homes are located in the Fall Line building — and are some of the last condos available with views of the James River!

Celebrate Christmas in July at Rocketts Art Studios in Rocketts Landing

Post Date: 07-22-2014

This Thursday, Rockttets Art Studios at Rocketts Landing opens their doors for Christmas in July to help you get a head start on your gifts and inspirations. Featuring everything from an art raffle to an art-filled Christmas tree to seasonal drinks and treats, RAS' holiday-themed event is both art exhibition and celebration — and they're inviting you to the party!

Rocketts Landing Q&A: Tom Yeaman, Owner Rocketts Art Studios

Post Date: 07-17-2014

Rocketts Art Studios (RAS) is Rocketts Landing’s only working art studio — and with resident Tom Yeaman as its owner, RAS has an even closer tie to our community. We've enjoyed experiencing all the art they're sharing. So, we decided to dig deeper into the studio and chat with Tom about opening shop here at Rocketts Landing, as well as his deep ties to RVA. Below is our edited Q&A. Enjoy!