Right Around the River Blog

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!

Sign Up Now for Dragon Boat Festival at Rocketts Landing

Post Date: 07-14-2014

The summer event season is cooking here at Rocketts Landing — and one of our favorite annual festivals is less than a month away! That’s right, friends, the Walgreen’s Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival is August 2, which means you still have time to register your team for this awesome racing experience.

The Boathouse's New "Dinner in the Field" Is Foodtastic

Post Date: 07-09-2014

Here at Rocketts Landing, we love when novel concepts meet delicious experiences. And we enjoy them even more when they're tied to businesses in our riverfront community. So, when The Boathouse launched their recent "Dinner in the Field" dining event, we knew had to check out their newest initiative! And in a nutshell, Dinner in the Field is intimately foodtastic.

The History of Rocketts Landing, Part 1: The Land of New Opportunity

Post Date: 07-03-2014

Rocketts Landing's vibrant riverfront community has been around since 2007. But, our neighborhood's connection to Richmond and the James River is much older — and we love the history pulsing underneath and within our community every day! So, we've decided to dissect and share some of the stories with you in a two-part blog showcasing the unique history that helps to make Rocketts Landing who we are today.

Rocketts Landing Community Gardens Grow and Grow and Grow!

Post Date: 07-02-2014

Rocketts Landing residents get to enjoy access to riverfront garden plots, where they can garden to their green thumbs' content! From flowers to veggies to herbs and beyond, we love seeing our residents' plots grow verdant and bountiful throughout the season. With the summer and growing season moving along, we stopped by the plots today to see how the gardens look. So, we thought we'd share some photo highlights of the community gardens at Rocketts Landing. Enjoy!

Last Chance for an Original Rocketts Landing Home With Riverfront Views!

Post Date: 06-27-2014

We have a lot of momentum happening here at Rocketts Landing. From HHHunt developing new homes to Riverfront Terraces going up along the river to our recent condo auction selling out, exciting developments keep coming our way! And now, we've reduced the price of one our unique homes in Fall Line by $225k — meaning, you have yet another reason to check out what it's like to live at Rocketts Landing, right around the river.

11th Annual Rocketts Landing Sprints Regatta — and Virginia Boat Club — Rocked the River

Post Date: 06-24-2014

Last Saturday, we hosted the Virginia Boat Club's (VBC) annual Rocketts Landing Sprints Regatta — and it seriously rocked the river. As VBC's capstone event, the regatta attracted clubs from across the region to compete on the James River, as well as around 250 spectators to cheer everyone on. And with great rowing strides, VBC pulled through as the top crew club, taking gold medals in 12 of the 19 events they entered!

Rocketts Art Studios Showcases Abstract Expressionism at Open House

Post Date: 06-20-2014

Rocketts Art Studios at Rocketts Landing has a new show opening on June 26 featuring a collaborative exhibit from abstract painters Diane Clement and William Parrish, who — in addition to creating their own works — collaborated on a large-scale painting. Two painters collaborating together is not the normal creative process for each artist. So, we decided to pick their brains about the process of working together and what influences them as artists. Enjoy!

Celebrate Rowing on the James River at the Rocketts Landing Sprints Regatta This Weekend

Post Date: 06-18-2014

Our summer events are on a roll here at Rocketts Landing — and this weekend brings even more fun! This Saturday, we'll welcome crew teams from across the region to our riverfront community as they compete on the James River at our 11th annual Rocketts Landing Sprints Regatta. With great rowing action, positive vibes and friendly after-party, we hope you'll join us for another year of competitive rowing, right around the river.

2nd Annual Boxer Brief Battle at Rocketts Landing a Success

Post Date: 06-12-2014

Blue men. Purple hair. Underwear over pants. If you took just once glance at Rocketts Landing last weekend, it looked like a comic strip convention landed on our community! In reality, we were hosting the 2nd annual Boxer Brief Battle 5k walk/run, which brought out the fun in everyone who participated — and we enjoyed every minute.