On Sunday, September 22, Save The Bay will be holding its third-annual Beach Slam event at Goddard Memorial State Park. Proceeds from the event will go toward protecting Narragansett Bay, advocating for Bay-friendly legislation, and educating school and community groups about the Bay. Beach Slam is appropriate for all ages and admission is free.
Promising to be a fun-filled day, Beach Slam activities will include live entertainment, kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) demonstrations, a Zumba demonstration, gondola rides, a rock-climbing wall, kids’ games, arts and crafts, and a bounce house. There will be several raffle items available with proceeds going towards Save The Bay’s mission of protecting, restoring, and educating about Narragansett Bay. Sponsors such as the Greater Providence YMCA, Neverbored Board Shop, and the Kayak Centre will also be present during the event. Live entertainment will feature The Rhythm Room, the Inzuiragekanya Burundi Drummers, Damhsa Irish Step Dancers, Project 401, Bob Tomassone and more.
One of the major sponsors of this event is Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, who will be hosting their ninth annual Oyster Festival on Saturday, September 21. The festival will include oysters and other culinary dishes provided by Hemenway’s, as well as a Save The Bay sea creature area. The proceeds from the Oyster Fest will benefit Save The Bay.
“We are honored to work with Hemenway’s,” said Jonathan Stone, Executive Director of Save the Bay. “It is only with the extremely generous support of organizations that we are able to help provide people with a cleaner, healthier Narragansett Bay.”
An addition to the festivities this year is Save The Bay’s partnership with the Whole Family 5K Run. The 5K will start at 11:00 a.m. at Goddard Memorial State Park. Other major sponsors of Beach Slam include DuPont Water Technologies, GTech, Liberty Mutual, and Stop & Shop.
The first two annual Beach Slam events were held at Tillinghast Farm in Barrington. This year’s location at Goddard Park in Warwick offers a central location for those Rhode Islanders that do not live close to or have access to Narragansett Bay.
If you go
· WHO: Appropriate for all ages
· WHEN: Sunday, September 22 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
· WHY: To celebrate access to the Bay with activities on and near the Bay
· COST: Free admission; nominal fee for 5K, rock wall, bounce house
For more information: www.savebay.org/slam
About Save The Bay
Founded in 1970, Save The Bay (www.savebay.org) is a non-profit member organization working to protect, restore and explore Narragansett Bay and its watershed. Save The Bay believes the Bay’s future depends on tomorrow’s leaders understanding how important the Bay is to our economy, environment and quality of life. The organization offers education programs to schools, community groups and the general public; protects Narragansett Bay by advocating for Bay-friendly legislation, reviewing permits and raising public awareness; and restores the Bay to full health through its extensive habitat restoration program.
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