Memorial Day is upon us, and the weather looks like it’s going to turn out to be a nice one. This weekend is notorious for busy travels, but there’s plenty to do in our own backyard. Here’s a few ideas to get your plans started!
Barrington‘s Memorial Day cereominies begin at 8:30AM at Barrington High School, while the parade (featuring the Pawtuxet Rangers Fife and Drum Corps) kicks off at 9:30AM at the intersection of Upland Way and Lincoln Avenue and ends in front of the Town Hall where refreshments will be served. At 11AM there will be a brief Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication Ceremony presented by the Barrington and Hameho Garden Clubs at Police Cove Park.
The Gaspee Days Committee has been committed since 1965 to bringing the Warwick community a free, fun, and family-friendly Arts & Crafts Festival each year, spanning three days over Memorial Day weekend. The festival features over 100 fine artisans as well as community groups and nonprofit organizations selling exclusive items only sold at this event. The festival also has musical performances, food, and games. Over 50,000 will be on the Narragansett Parkway this weekend – if you want to be one of them, check out www.gaspee.com/arts for more information.
Who doesn’t like a good ol’ parade? The annual Memorial Day Parade in Attleboro steps off Monday at 10AM at the former Knights of Columbus Hall on 2 Hodges Street, and travels to Capron Park where there will be a ceremony at about 11:30AM. According to The Sun Chronicle, this year’s grand marshal will be Norman Belmarce, a World War II veteran who saw combat with the Merchant Marines.
There’s not one, but two parades to choose from this year in South County. The Charlestown Memorial Day Parade attracts thousands of spectators each year and features around 700 participants. The Charlestown Parade starts at Cross Mills, Old Post Road, at 1pm and heads to Ninigret Park for ceremonies and a concert by the Wakefield Concert Band.
The Hope Valley Memorial Day Parade begins this year at 1:30PM on Monday, and ends right at Billy Hill’s Roadhouse where they’re hosting a Memorial Day Cookout right after the parade!
Also, Right on Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, The Andrea Beach Bar is hosting four days of events to kick off the unofficial start of summer. Check out their facebook page to see the list of music entertainment and when the dance parties are happening!
PROVIDENCE AND THE EAST SIDE
Hope High School in Providence is hosting a Memorial Day Carnival! From tomorrow night all the way until Sunday, head to the school for a family fun time! Carnival hours are: Friday 6-10PM, Saturday & Sunday 1-11PM, and Monday 1-9PM.
Water Fire is back and there will be a full lighting this Saturday after sunset! This lighting will feature performances from Gendo Taiko and the RI Kung Fu & Lion Dance Club. For the full list of vendors visit www.waterfire.org/blog/may-28th-2016-full-lighting
If you’re looking for something to do in the area on Saturday during the day, head to the Hope Street Farmers’ Market starting at 9AM featuring music from Hope Tunnel and food trucks from Gilded Tomato and Rocket. Guest vendors include Fox Point Pickling and Olive del Mondo.
Beginning at 10AM, Lincoln‘s Memorial Day Parade runs along Smithfield Avenue from Walker Street to the Pawtucket city line.
NORTH PROVIDENCE is hosting their yearly Memorial Day Parade spanning throughout Mineral Spring and Douglas avenues beginning at North Providence High School at 1PM. The parade ends at the Governor John A. Notte, Jr Park where festivities including music, entertainment, and food will go on until 6PM.
Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to announce the sale of 46 South Meadow Lane in Barrington for $1,440,400. The listing, which was represented by RPL Sales Associates Barbara Stamp and Elizabeth Kirk, officially closed on Friday, May 20.
This marks the sixth Barrington property to sell for over one million dollars this year, four of which have been listed by Residential Properties Ltd.
Located in Barrington’s desirable Rumstick neighborhood, this custom built home features over 5,600 square feet of living space (3,983 above grade) set upon over an acre of waterfront property along picturesque Smith’s Cove. Containing four bedrooms and five full baths, the interior of the home showcases vaulted ceilings and expansive windows to take advantage of the tranquil water views.
Barbara Stamp is a lifelong resident of Bristol and has been a multi-million dollar producer since joining Residential Properties Ltd. in 1992. Specializing in condominium sales, waterfront properties, and luxury real estate throughout the East Bay, Stamp prides herself on listening to her clients’ needs and assisting them through every step of the real estate process.
Elizabeth Kirk is also a multi-million dollar producer, as well as a Rhode Island Monthly Five Star Realtor. Always extremely active in the Barrington community, Kirk is a member of the RI Country Club and Barrington Yacht Club, while also having served on the boards of the Barrington Early Childhood Center, the Executive Board of the Nayatt School PTO, and the Barrington Education Foundation. For more information on Elizabeth Kirk, please visit her website at ElizabethPKirk.com.
Each year, the Providence Preservation Society hosts a Festival of Historic Houses, welcoming visitors to tour a collection of exclusive residences showcasing private gardens and unique architectural styles. This year, the festival will feature over a dozen historic homes and gardens along northern Benefit Street. These properties are rarely open to the public, so this event is perfect for the history buff or anyone wanting to learn a little more about our Capital City. View the map below for a complete list of tour destinations.
The Festival will be held on Saturday, June 11, and will display a variety of architectural styles such as late-colonial-era and early Federal-style work. The tour will also include late 18th century and early 19th century architectural features and trim, as well as Victorian design elements, and Colonial Revival additions – according to the event website.
This year’s Festival is an extra special one, as the Providence Preservation Society is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Since 1956, the PPS has been preserving historic architecture and working to improve the city of Providence. Residential Properties Ltd. is a proud supporter of all the work PPS has done – and continues to do – and we hope you’ll support them too!