Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park News Release
For Immediate Release: August 4, 2017
Rally Contact: Sue Fritzke, 510-837-9629, firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival Contact: Tom Leatherman, 510-778-4171, email@example.com
Event Date: August 12, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Rosie Rally and Home Front Festival
(RICHMOND, Calif.) –The National Park Service, in partnership with the Rosie the Riveter Trust and City of Richmond, will be hosting the 3rd annual Rosie Rally in conjunction with the 11th annual Home Front Festival on Saturday, August 12th at 10:00am. The Rosie Rally, in the Craneway Pavilion, will celebrate the role of women who rallied to support the country through work on the home front during World War II. A Samba procession will lead Rally participants to the Festival at Lucretia Edwards Shoreline Park at 11:30am. The Festival will continue until 4:00pm with live music, food vendors, booths and activities for all ages. The USS Potomac will be docked at Marina Bay marina and open for free tours starting at 11:30am.
We hope to break our existing Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter since World War II, which was set in Richmond in 2016 with 2,229 people. Many original Rosies will be there to participate and cheer on the younger generations. Please visit www.rosietheriveter.org/rosierally2017 for more details about these free events.
The SS Red Oak Victory, owned by the Richmond Museum Association, will be holding a complementary event with WWII reenactors, food, music, and ship tours from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Please visit http://www.redoak.victory.us for more details.
Getting to the events:
Please consider bicycling, using mass transportation, taking the Tideline Water Taxi, and carpooling to attend these events.
Free secure bike valet parking will be provided at Harbour Way South near the Craneway. There will be free shuttle busses between the Craneway and Festival and the Richmond BART station starting at 9:00am. The Tideline Water Taxi will provide ferry service from San Francisco (https://tideline.rezdy.com/181105/rosie-rally-loop). Free shuttle service between the Craneway and SS Red Oak Victory will be provided from 11:45am to 4:15pm. There will also be public parking at the Craneway at 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond, as well as plenty of street-side parking.
The Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM and is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, suite 3000, Richmond, CA 94804. For more information and directions to the Visitor Education Center, please call (510) 232-5050 x0 or visit to http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and all park sites and programs is free.
If you would like to receive information about upcoming park events, visit www.rosietheriveter.org and sign up for the email newsletter. The Rosie the Riveter Trust is the nonprofit association that is building a community of support for this national park.