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May
27
Mon
East Greenwich Memorial Day Parade @ Starts at Academy Field, Ends at Town Hall
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Town of East Greenwich proudly announces their annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM.

The parade will step off from Academy Field and wind through the Hill and Harbor District by way of Mawney Street. It will then continue to First Avenue (Rt.401) for a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the corner of Cliff Street. The parade will then proceed north on Main Street to the Town Hall for closing ceremonies to conclude at about 11:00 AM. Commander John Holmes with the East Greenwich American Legion Post 15 will continue as the Master of Ceremonies.

The “Lone Piper” Aaron Lindo will lead the parade which will feature Police and Fire Honor Guards, Elected Officials, Veteran Dignitaries and the always resplendent local militia groups the Kentish Guards and Varnum Continentals. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier float returns which reminds us all of the sacrifices made by American soldiers.    

Spectators will be delighted by the return of The Nightlife Marching Band, and our own East Greenwich High School Band will be marching and providing patriotic favorites for young and old. Making their first appearance is the East Greenwich Community 4H Club co-led by Jan Cornell and Stacie Nichols. Numerous classic and antique cars will participate along with the ever patriotic Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. Local fire companies will display an outstanding array of apparatus featuring antiques from the East Greenwich Veteran Fireman’s Association.

A young parade goer.

Closing ceremonies will include a recitation of the Gettysburg Address by Luke Simms, a student at Our Lady of Mercy. This parade, and the other Town parade on Veteran’s Day, is a long time tradition by one of a handful of Rhode Island communities who continue to honor the living and the dead of past conflicts. It is with a great deal of pride that the Town of East Greenwich sponsors these parades.

A temporary parking ban will be in effect on several of the streets surrounding Academy Field in order to accommodate parade vehicles.

There is NO RAIN DATE. In the event of inclement weather, a ceremony will be held inside the Swift Community Center, 121 Peirce Street, at 10am including participants from Divisions 1 and 2. All are welcome as capacity allows for.

For further information, call Leigh Carney, at (401) 886-8604 or (401) 261-7729.

May
30
Thu
Main Street Stroll: Dogs on Main
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Stroll: Dogs on Main

The Main Street Stroll season kicks off Thursday, May 30, with the always popular Dogs on Main Stroll. If you have a dog and you want to be part of the parade, head to the Back to Basics/Shimmer/Hill & Harbor Vet parking lot at 500 Main Street, East Greenwich before 6 p.m. The parade starts at 6.

There will be plenty to take in even if you don’t have a dog. Main Street businesses stay open later on Stroll evenings and may offer specials. There will be sidewalk vendors, musicians and artists up and down the street. And, of course, this being East Greenwich, there are plenty of places to grab a drink or dinner.

Applications for all four Strolls, including Arts on Main, can be submitted to Amy Moore at the EG Chamber, PO Box 514, East Greenwich. The deadline to participate in our Dogs on Main Stroll is Thursday, May 23. The deadline to participate in our Arts on Main Stroll is Thursday, June 20.  No artists are allowed to participate without approval from the Chamber.

Main Street Stroll Schedule:

Dogs on Main Stroll – Thursday, May 30

Arts on Main Stroll – Thursday, June 27

Music on Main Stroll – Thursday, July 18

Taste of EG Stroll – Thursday, August 22

May
31
Fri
Goddard Park Farmers Market @ Goddard Park Farmers Market
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Goddard Park Farmers Market offers more than 20 vendors selling everything from produce and plants, to meat, fish and cheese, to flowers, pet treats and homemade personal care products. It’s a lovely spot for children to play while parents shop. Plenty of parking. Rain or shine.

Jun
3
Mon
Friends of the Library: ‘Meditation’ @ East Greenwich Free Library, Silverman Room
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Friends of the Library: 'Meditation' @ East Greenwich Free Library, Silverman Room

‘Meditation’

June 3 & 17

Monday 6:30-7:30pm

 

We’ll share what we know about the research behind the benefits of mediation & explore meditation together.

No experience required. Free & open to the public.

Chairs are provided, but feel free to bring a meditation cushion or bench.

Session facilitated by Paulette Miller, friendseglibrary@gmail.com

Jun
7
Fri
Goddard Park Farmers Market @ Goddard Park Farmers Market
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Goddard Park Farmers Market offers more than 20 vendors selling everything from produce and plants, to meat, fish and cheese, to flowers, pet treats and homemade personal care products. It’s a lovely spot for children to play while parents shop. Plenty of parking. Rain or shine.

Jun
14
Fri
Goddard Park Farmers Market @ Goddard Park Farmers Market
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Goddard Park Farmers Market offers more than 20 vendors selling everything from produce and plants, to meat, fish and cheese, to flowers, pet treats and homemade personal care products. It’s a lovely spot for children to play while parents shop. Plenty of parking. Rain or shine.

Jun
21
Fri
Goddard Park Farmers Market @ Goddard Park Farmers Market
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Goddard Park Farmers Market offers more than 20 vendors selling everything from produce and plants, to meat, fish and cheese, to flowers, pet treats and homemade personal care products. It’s a lovely spot for children to play while parents shop. Plenty of parking. Rain or shine.

Jun
27
Thu
Chalk the Block @ Town Hall, on Courthouse Lane and Pierce Street
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chalk the Block @ Town Hall, on Courthouse Lane and Pierce Street

Join the festivities for CHALK THE BLOCK at the Arts on Main Stroll. The event will kick off at the East Greenwich Town Hall and drawing will take place on Courthouse Lane and Peirce Street. Each participant that pre-registers will receive an exclusive CHALK THE BLOCK t-shirt! YOU MUST REGISTER BY JUNE 13TH TO BE GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT. Additional shirts may also be ordered during the checkout process.

Prizes, including gift certificates provided by the EG Chamber of Commerce, will be awarded to the winners in various categories. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome. You can draw by yourself or create as a family/team. If you are not ready to show your artistic side, come enjoy the Stroll and vote for your favorite drawing during the People’s Choice Award!

Rain date, if necessary, is Saturday, July 29nd.

Jun
28
Fri
Goddard Park Farmers Market @ Goddard Park Farmers Market
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Goddard Park Farmers Market offers more than 20 vendors selling everything from produce and plants, to meat, fish and cheese, to flowers, pet treats and homemade personal care products. It’s a lovely spot for children to play while parents shop. Plenty of parking. Rain or shine.

Jul
5
Fri
Goddard Park Farmers Market @ Goddard Park Farmers Market
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Goddard Park Farmers Market offers more than 20 vendors selling everything from produce and plants, to meat, fish and cheese, to flowers, pet treats and homemade personal care products. It’s a lovely spot for children to play while parents shop. Plenty of parking. Rain or shine.