Inauguration Watch Parties

Local Inauguration Watch Parties

Joe's Inn Inaugural Brunch

205 N. Shields Ave

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, Urban Views Weekly, The Science Museum of Virginia, and Boitnott Visual Communications present "The Dream Realized: The Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama," a free-to-the-public viewing of the historic 2009 presidential inauguration.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Atrium Room (Lower Level)

Science Museum of Virginia

2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA

Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

This event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required for each admission.  Tickets are available only at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (00 Clay Street, Richmond; 804-780-9093) and at the Science Museum of Virginia (2500 W. Broad Street, Richmond; 804-864-1400) starting on January 14, 2009.  Seating is limited, and tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.  Tickets will only be distributed to adults, 18 years of age and over; each adult is limited to receiving 1 pair of tickets.  Tickets are not for resale.

Event doors open at 10:30 a.m. on Inauguration Day.  Organizer introductions and comments will begin no later than 11:15 a.m., with the Inauguration Ceremony scheduled to begin, in Washington, D.C., at 11:30 a.m.  Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation's 44th president at 12:00 noon.

The viewing will take place in the Science Museum of Virginia's Atrium Room, on the Museum's lower level.  Elevators are available, and greeters will be on hand to direct ticket holders to their destination.  There is on-site parking adjacent to the Museum.  Additional parking is available in another Museum lot, located at the corner of Leigh Street and DMV Drive.

For more details, contact the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, 804-780-9093 or the Science Museum of Virginia, 804-864-1400.

Please note that after Saturday, January 17, tickets will only be available at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA


Inauguration Day Interfaith Service of Prayer & Music at St. Paul's Featuring Gospel Sensations Maggie Ingram & the Ingramettes Inaugural ceremony will be broadcast in Parish Hall after the service.

On Inauguration Day, Tuesday, January 20, 2009, St. Paul's Episcopal Church will host an interfaith service of prayer and music followed by a broadcast of the swearing-in ceremony. Among those leading the prayer service will be The Rev. D. Wallace Adams-Riley (St. Paul's), Anjum Ali (Virginia Muslim Coalition), The Rev. Dr. Yvonne Jones Bibbs (Sixth Baptist Church), and Rabbi Ben Romer (Congregation Or Ami). Leading the music will be gospel sensations Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes, the award-winning Richmond-based group recently featured on stage at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The prayer service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end in time for interested participants to head to Parish Hall to watch a broadcast of the Presidential swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address (program begins at 11:30 a.m.). The day will conclude with a chorus of patriotic hymns. Light refreshments will be available in Parish Hall and guests are welcome to bring a lunch.

Throughout its more than 160 years, St. Paul's Episcopal Church has been the site of historic events, helping the people of the Commonwealth affirm the connection between their faith and their commitment to democracy, including the pre-inaugural prayer service for L. Douglas Wilder, America's first elected African-American State Governor, on January 13, 1990, as well as pre-inaugural services for Charles S. Robb, 64th Governor of Virginia, Gerald L. Baliles, 65th Governor of Virginia, and others.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WHO:             Evangelist Maggie Ingram & The Ingramettes

The Rev. D. Wallace Adams-Riley, St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Anjum Ali, Virginia Muslim Coalition

The Rev. Dr. Yvonne Jones Bibbs, Sixth Baptist Church

Rabbi Ben Romer, Congregation Or Ami

WHEN:           Tuesday, January 20, 2009

10:30 AM: Interfaith Service of Prayer & Music

11:30 AM: Fellowship, broadcast of the Swearing-In Ceremony in Parish Hall

1:00 PM (estimated): Concluding Patriotic Hymns

WHERE:          St. Paul's Episcopal Church

815 East Grace Street

Richmond, VA 23219

GETTING HERE: St. Paul's is located across from the State Capitol. Guests are encouraged to walk or take GRTC. Use the GRTC Trip Planner to find the best route for you. If coming later in the day, St. Paul's will also be an added stop on the GRTC Free Lunchtime Express. For those driving, there will be free garage parking (first come first served) at the St. Paul's Parking Garage; enter garage on 8th Street between Grace and Franklin (111 North 8th Street)


Live Presidential Inaugural Viewing

January 20, 2009

The Saint Paul's Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia

WHAT:  The Saint Paul's Baptist Church will host a Live Presidential Inaugural Celebration.  Dreams from our past... Destined for now!!  Come out and celebrate the fulfilled dream at our Live Inaugural Viewing Party.

There will be Obama and Inaugural trivia with giveaways and viewing of the Inauguration Ceremony.

All are welcomed to attend.  The cost is FREE.  Families, businesses and schools are welcomed. Lunch will be available for purchase ($10.00 buffet). Lunch must be paid for in advance.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 20, 2009.  The doors will open at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: The Saint Paul's Baptist Church-North Campus at 4247 Creighton Road, Richmond, VA 23223,  ½ mile North of Laburnum Avenue, ½ mile South of I-295.

WHO: EVERYONE! The event is Free.  You can registration on line or in person.

WHY:  To engage the community in this historical occasion as we celebrate together with fellowship, food and fun!!!

- More information on the Live Inaugural Viewing Celebration  is available at <> or by calling 804.643.4000 -


Style Weekly Presents 2009 Inauguration Watch Party at Toad's Place!

RSVP by emailing

11:00am - 2:00pm

Watch the election live on the big screens!



140 Virginia Street
Richmond, VA  23219