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Over 50 Community-Led Programs at Tom Tom 2024

Since the start of Tom Tom we've teamed up with local organizations, businesses, and passionate individuals to co-create workshops, lectures, meetups, open houses, dance parties, friendly competitions, performances, and sunrise meditations. 

Our Community Partner Program is an essential part of the Tom Tom experience, because our Partners tell stories that need to be heard, and that only they can tell. We are honored to feature over 50 community partner programs



ReEntry Program: A Welcome Home

On Thursday April 18, the 12th Annual Tom Tom Festival will present a day of ReEntry themed programs that assemble the regional stakeholders who are helping individuals re-enter society from the carceral system, as well as raise empathy and public awareness for the barriers encountered when re-entering society.

Brave Hearts, Calm Minds: Community Healing Event for Veterans

This unique community event is designed to honor our veterans by providing a welcoming space that fosters a sense of camaraderie and mutual support. Occurring on the lawn and inside the historic McGuffey Art Center, the event will allow a variety of healers and facilitators, alongside over 15  veteran support groups, to showcase important modalities of healing and mental health, yoga, meditation, reiki and acupuncture.

Prolyfyck Community Run with Special Guest, UVA President Jim Ryan

Lace-up your shoes and take to the streets for a fun run with the Prolyfyck run crew in support of a unified community where representation and inclusion matter.  Whether you come alone or with a group, you will receive an abundance of encouragement, support, and love along the way. This walk and run will feature a special guest, UVA President Jim Ryan, an avid community runner!

One Community: All-Star Men's League Basketball Game & Youth Event for Peewees

The Tonsler League is launching its 2024 playing season on April 23 with a special ALL STAR game from 3-6 PM featuring some of the best youth and adult competitors in Charlottesville and beyond. Come join a fun, safe, family reunion environment that is filled with entertainment, good food, and a great time for our community!

Know Better: Deepening the Bonds of Communal Life with David Brooks

Theological Horizons hosts renowned author and New York Times commentator David Brooks for the 3rd annual Scoper Lecture in Christian Thought in Old Cabell Hall at UVA. This anchor event will be both an in person and livestreamed community-wide, intergenerational experience.

Queer Happy Hour on the Live Arts Terrace

Join OUT and ABOUT for a rooftop drink on the Live Arts Terrace for the final weekend of the Virginia Premiere of FIREFLIES. OUT and ABOUT aims to build meaningful, lasting relationships throughout the queer community and identify safe spaces in the area.

Gothic Revival: Preservation of the Woolen Mills Chapel

Join Preservation Piedmont at the historic Woolen Mills Chapel for a panel presentation celebrating its vibrant past and envisioning its future. Delve into the chapel's design, hear stories from the Woolen Mills community, then learn about the crucial work of preserving this 140-year-old community cornerstone.

Storytime with the Charlottesville Ballet

Ballerinas pirouette into the Central Library for a special interactive reading and dance class. We’ll be reading the story of Snow White: Follow the fairest of them all as she meets a forest full of friends, the Seven Dwarfs, and a dashing Prince.



If you would like to attend only free events, such as our partner programs at Tom Tom, and would still like to build your schedule here on Sched, our scheduling platform, please go to Eventbrite and select the free ticket labeled 'Create Your Personal Schedule.



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Rexy Decker
Rexy Decker
May 13
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