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The Arthur Ashe Boulevard Celebrations kicks off tonight at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on North Boulevard in Richmond, Virginia.

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Watch two short films about Arthur Ashe and his legacy for social justice, the RVA premiere of Ashe ’68 (VR Version) and the big screen presentation of ESPN’s short film, Johnnie and Arthur.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the panel discussion will immediately follow the films featuring Ashe’s younger brother Johnnie Ashe and other great panelists including Radio One’s own Clovia Lawrence.

Enjoy an entire weekend of events centered-around the renaming of the Boulevard to the Arthur Ashe Boulevard additional events include:

Arthur Ashe Boulevard Tennis Under the Lights Event presented by Dominion Energy & Friday Night Movies

Friday, June 21, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Byrd Park Tennis Courts

585 S Arthur Ashe Blvd Richmond, VA, 23220

Arthur Ashe Boulevard Celebration Kick-Off

Friday, June 21, 2019

7:00 PM

River City Roll Bowling Lanes

939 Myers Street Richmond, VA, 23230

Arthur Ashe Boulevard Unveiling Ceremony presented by Dominion Energy

Saturday, June 22, 2019

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Virginia Museum of History and Culture

428 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard Richmond, VA, 23220

The Official Arthur Ashe Boulevard Community Celebration presented by Dominion Energy

Saturday, June 22, 2019

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Arthur Ashe Junior Athletic Center

3001 N Arthur Ashe Blvd Richmond, VA, 23230

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