RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Find music, community resources, snacks and more at Gilpin Court in Richmond Thursday afternoon for a free pop-up event hosted by the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the Richmond Police Department.
The Summer Pop-Up Series was created in the hopes of building strong relationships within the community. Thursday’s event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.
Richmond police officers and members of more than 30 partnering agencies will be at the Gilpin Court event with prizes, games, crafts and interactions available with specialized police units such as the Mounted and Motorcycle units.
The event will be based at 436 Calhoun Street. A backpack giveaway will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Calhoun Community Center.
Attorney General Jason Miyares announced that he would be in attendance in the Gilpin Court community earlier in the day, handing out backpacks and school supplies, and speaking on school safety.
An earlier version of this story said Richmond Public Schools was involved and food would be served. A spokesperson from the Richmond Police Department corrected this information.