Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson: Week 12
Community Solidarity Protest & March
Members of the Davidson community are coming together on Saturday at the Corner of Main St. and Concord to continue the peaceful protests that have been taking place many afternoons this week. People are invited to participate beginning at 8 a.m. At 1 p.m. the group will be begin a march of solidarity. Participants should wear masks and maintain social distance to respect their neighbors.
Davidson Farmers’ Market (DFM) Give $10 Save 40 campaign
DFM recently launched our Give $10 Save 40 campaign with a goal to raise $25,000 in order to reopen the market with new equipment, sanitizer stations, cover the cost for our 40 vendors to participate, and hire additional staff for our new market procedures and programs. You can read more about the Give $10 campaign here. DFM is less than $2000 away from their goal, please consider donating to help reach the goal so they can get to work reopening!
Local Business Update – See which businesses are offering curbside options
Our local businesses really need your support. Please consider ordering take-out from your neighbors. [This is an updated list.]
Outdoor Activities in Davidson
Mecklenburg County and Town parks are open if you are not sick! Parking lots have re-opened at county parks. Greenways remain open. The tennis courts at Plum Creek Park have re-opened. However, other active recreation features remain closed including basketball courts, playgrounds. In addition, the bathroom facilities at the Town of Davidson parks and greenways are also closed. Remember to always keep six feet of “social distance” between you and other park or greenway visitors as you walk, run, or ride a bike! Stay safe, Davidson!
Support Local Farmers
Until the Davidson Farmers’ Market Re-Opens, you can support our local farms via online and at farm pick up options. Please see the full list of options published in a stand-alone article.
Saturday June, 6
Two Pigs Farm – A variety of pork, beef, and chicken
Order: Shop online and pre-order for pick-up
Pick-up: Off-site pick-up Saturday, 10:00 am – Noon, Davidson Library parking lot
To Know: A variety of sausage great for any meal during the day
Gilcrest Natural Farm – A variety of beef, pork, chicken, and egg products
Orders: Online store, pre-orders
Deadline: Pre-order/online orders due 1:00 pm day before pick-up
Pick-up: Off-site pick-up Saturday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Davidson Library parking lot (online pre-orders), At farm drive thru pick-up: Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (online pre-orders
To Know: Sign-up for their newsletter on the website to stay in the know with the most updated info and options. Thank you for supporting Gilcrest Natural Farm during these challenging times.
Raceway Berry Farm – Fresh-cut flowers and arrangements
Order: Shop online and pre-order for pick-up
Deadline: For pre-orders, Friday 6/5 Noon
Pick-up: 1) Off-site pick-up Saturday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Davidson Library parking lot, 2) Pick-up at farm Friday 6/5, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 3) Delivery options available
To Know: U-pick blueberry season will start in 2 weeks! Seasonal Arrangements: Mason jar ($10), White ceramic ($20), Hobnail glass container ($45) Bundles: Flower bundle ($15), Herbs ($2)
Heritage Harvest Farms – Wellness honey, mushrooms, and flowers
Orders: Pre-order on website
Deadline: Friday 6/5, 2:00 pm
Pick-up: Off-site pick-up every Saturday, 9:00 am – Noon, Davidson Library parking lot, Free home delivery for orders $40+ within a 5 mile radius of Davidson (order on website with code STRONGERTOGETHER to bypass shipping and note your delivery or Davidson pick-up location preference)
To Know: Big Box $50 (+ farm partners): 1 lb. farmer’s choice fresh mushrooms, 7 oz arugula, 1 bunch of farm flowers, 1 bundle heirloom chioggia beets, 1/2 lb. heirloom dragon tongue beans, 1 freshly baked gluten-friendly honey oat loaf, and 1 dozen farm eggs. Little Box $20 (+ farm partner): 1 lb. farmer’s choice fresh mushrooms & 7 oz arugula bunch, and 1/2 lb. heirloom dragon tongue beans. Flowers: Bouquets in 2 sizes with a mix of poppies, ammi, snapdragons, foxglove, & more! Wellness & Specialty Local Honey (6oz): Body Boost Cordyceps, Head honey lion’s mane & Immune Impact Reishi (6oz & pint), Wicked Whiskey (Broad Branch Distillery barrel-aged), Creamed & Raw honeys. Broad Spectrum Full Double Mushroom Extracts (2oz): Immune Impact Reishi, Body Boost Cordyceps & Wellness Warrior Chaga + Turkey Tail Local Mushrooms: Lion’s Mane (culinary & medicinal), Black Pearl, Velvet Pioppino/Chestnut, Shiitake, Oyster & dried mushrooms.
Summit Coffee – At-Home Trivia Package
Summit is bringing one of Davidson’s favorite weekly traditions to your home, and we’re giving you all the choices. We will host two trivia contests every week: Monday + Thursday. Any orders placed before 5:00pm on the day of trivia will be for that night’s contest. We will email FOUR rounds of trivia questions at 5:00pm ET every Monday + Thursday, and answers are due by 11:59pm ET that same day. Winner(s) will be announced the following morning. If you’re at home with family, friends, or just by yourself, grab some entertainment. Questions? Email [email protected]
Art in Your Inbox – from the Van Every / Smith Galleries
Black lives matter – The Van Every/Smith Galleries and Davidson College stand against racism. We grieve for George Floyd, his family, and Black people across the nation murdered by police violence. We grieve for Ahmed Aubrey and Breonna Taylor. We walk in solidarity with protestors. We are committed to anti-racism and decolonizing the arts by giving gallery space to artists of color. We purchase artwork by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We keep equity, inclusion, and justice for BIPOC at the forefront of programmatic and operational decision-making. We look to artists and other creatives to help us forge a way forward, creating a safe and welcoming place for all members of our community. We are committed to showing art that illuminates, documents, and reveals racism, injustices, and other truths, even when difficult. But we can do more. We invite conversation, suggestion, and critique on how we can better serve the Davidson student body. Email us or leave an anonymous note via this feedback form.
Candid Conversation – Watch an archive of conversation between president Carol Quillen and the Hon. Anthony Foxx ’93. Click here to watch.
Antiracism in the Arts – The Alliance of Artists Communities serves on behalf of its members, small and large, leveraging support for the field as a whole; promotes successful practices in the field; and advocates for creative environments that support the work of today’s artists. Click to see their Anti-racism + Countering White Supremacy Culture reading list.
A few months ago, Haymarket Books put together a reading list celebrating the rich history of Black life, politics, culture, and struggle. Check it out.
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture celebrates the contributions of Africans and African Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach. Explore their virtual exhibitions and follow their Unmasked lecture series.
Levine Museum builds a stronger, more equitable community by connecting people to Charlotte and to each other through history, culture, and celebration. Their exhibits and programs foster empathy, ignite dialogue, and inspire action.
Spelman College’s Museum presents some of the best exhibitions in our region, and Director Andrea Barnwell Brownlee has been an incredible advocate addressing the diversity gap in the museum industry.
When travel resumes, we recommend a visit to the National Museum of African American History & Culture. But until then, take a look at the NMAAHC’s website, including these resources for talking about race and racism.
The Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University is one of the largest exhibition spaces dedicated to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in North Carolina, with a special focus on African-American and regional art.
Cat’s Cam – A Live View of the Yinka Shonibare Sculpture
Davidson College Art on Campus – Walk the campus while maintaining your social distance
Get a Virtual Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Card
Carolina Raptor Center Webcams
North Carolina Wildlife Foundation Website (includes live feed from their osprey cam)
North Carolina Zoo YouTube Channel
North Carolina Museum of History – History at Home
Virtual Museum Tours
OBX Connection – collection of live cameras streaming from the N.C. Outer Banks
Blue Ridge Parkway web cams
Grandfather Mountain View
Biltmore Estate web cam
Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour
Google’s Arts & Culture Page