Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park News Release
Rally Contact: Sue Fritzke, 510-232-5050 x 6601, firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival Contact: Tom Leatherman, 510-232-5050 x 6301, email@example.com
Event Date: August 13, 2016 from 10 AM to 4 PM
Rosie Rally and Home Front Festival
(Richmond, CA) – On Saturday, August 13th at 10 AM, the National Park Service, in coordination with the Rosie the Riveter Trust, City of Richmond, and Richmond Museum Association, will be hosting the second Rosie Rally in the Craneway Pavilion, attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of people dressed up as Rosie the Riveter since World War II. We set the record last year with 1,084 people, and hope to do it again this year with a goal of 5,000 participants. The rally event recognizes and commemorates the important work women – and all workers – did on the Home Front during World War II, and many original Rosies will be there to participate and cheer on the younger generations. Please check www.rosietheriveter.org/rosierally2016 for more details.
The Rally will be followed by the annual Home Front Festival, which will be held in Marina Bay Park from 12 noon to 4 PM. A “parade of Rosies” will walk along the Bay Trail after the Rally to Marina Bay Park, where there will be music, food, vendors, and fun activities during the afternoon.
Transportation and Parking:
Bicycling, using public transportation, and carpooling to these events are all encouraged.
The National Park Service will operate three shuttle buses at the Rosie Rally and Festival from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. One shuttle bus will run between the Richmond BART station, Marina Bay Park and the Craneway Pavilion; another shuttle bus will run from the Craneway Pavilion to Marina Bay Park and back. The third shuttle will run between the Craneway Pavilion and the Red Oak Victory Ship. All three shuttles will be free and open to all members of the public.
Bike racks will be available at the Craneway Pavilion – please bring your own bike lock. The City of Richmond and the National Park Service will also lead an organized bike ride from the Richmond BART station to the Craneway Pavilion.
Parking will be available near the Craneway Pavilion and in a parking lot near Marina Bay Park. Street parking is also available. Parking close to the Craneway and Marina Bay Park will be reserved for visitors with disabilities and the actual WWII Rosies and Home Front Workers.
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 extension “0” or visit http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm. Admission to the Visitor Center and all park sites and programs is free.
Rosie Rally bandanas and socks are available for sale at the Visitor Center in the Rosie the Riveter Trust Store.