It is amazing to see how much vinyl has continued to thrive with its recent revival. CDs are falling out of favor due to streaming and digital, but vinyl is still going strong and record stores are continuing to be a hub of the community. On April 21st you can celebrate Record Store Day, an international event for brick-and-mortar record stores where you can participate in local events and find exclusive albums. This is a great opportunity to discover all of the music options in your neighborhood and to help support local businesses.
Record Store Day was first celebrated on April 19, 2008, which makes this year a special 10th anniversary of the holiday. A Record Store Day Ambassador has been picked for the event every year and has included the likes of Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Chuck D, and St. Vincent. This year’s ambassador is the group, Run the Jewels.
So come out and commemorate all of the great music and conversations record stores have brought us. Multiple record stores in the area are participating including:
Newbury Comics (Providence Place Mall)
74 Providence Place Providence Place Mall Third Floor Providence, RI
Newbury Comics (Warwick, RI)
1500 Bald Hill Road/Rt.2 Warwick, RI
Newbury Comics (North Attleboro)
999 S. Washington St., Emerald Square Mall 3rd Level N. Attleboro, MA
436 Broadway Providence, RI
580B Wickenden Street Providence, RI
Kangaroo CD’s & Tapes
1759-C Mineral Spring Avenue North Providence, RI
Luke’s Record Exchange
393 Broadway Pawtucket, RI
In Your Ear Music
462 Main Street Warren, RI
Blast from the Past
10 Highland Street West Warwick, RI
Check your local record store to see if they are participating and try to find some of the great exclusive products that are available. For more information on the event check out the official website at RecordStoreDay.com.
Comment below and tell us some of your all-time favorite albums. Also, keep a lookout for Independent Bookstore Day on April 28th and keep checking out the RPL blog for great events and attractions in the area.
Residential Properties is proud to support the 6th Annual Truck Stop, a food truck gathering to support the RI Community Food Bank taking place right in their parking lot. The event is on April 27th from 5:30 PM until 8 PM and features live music from the Superchief Trio, a cash bar, and a plethora of local food trucks that cover all tastes and palates.
Enjoy barbecue from Gotta Q, named the #1 BBQ Food Truck of the Year for the whole country in 2017 or wood-fired pizza from one of The Gilded Tomato’s portable ovens. Enjoy late night eats, like wings from Citizen Wing or fries from Friskie Fries. As for dessert, Sarcastic Sweets will be serving up pastries for you and Like No Udder, the world’s first all-vegan ice cream truck will be present as well. As far as refreshments the Presto Strange O truck will take care of your coffee needs while the Jonathan Edwards Winery, Revival Brewing Company, and the Yacht Club Soda Company will also be present.
Tickets are $85 each and selling fast. That ticket price benefits the RI Food Bank and allows you inside to get a taste of as many food trucks as you want for free. Parking is also free. Come and contribute to a great cause and experience some of Rhode Island’s renowned food culture.
For more information, including a list of the other food trucks, head to the RI Food Bank website RIFoodBank.org.
Stay tuned to the RPL Blog as we will be covering more events throughout these warm months. You do not want to miss out.
Shot and Edited by Peter Amylon. Aerial Footage by Justin Hebert.
The Nayatt 5k is an annual event to support Nayatt School in Barrington that includes both a 5k and 1-mile race. The scenic 5k course proceeds through Barrington’s residential streets in the Rumstick neighborhood, including a portion along the water. This year marked the 12th annual running and Residential Properties was proud to continue its support of the race. A streak of bad weather luck had dampened the festivities the previous three years, but 2018 brought cool and crisp weather for the event.
562 runners registered from all age groups to run in one or both of the races, families ran together, some ran with strollers, and a very happy four-legged friend even completed the 5k.
This year’s Race Director was our very own Claudia Maiorana, who works out of our Barrington office. Not only did Claudia coordinate the event, but she ran it herself posting an impressive time. When asked about why she loves this event Claudia spoke about her passion for running, her family, and the community. “I love that it combines me being able to give back to my son’s school and being part of the community here. Also just doing things like running, which is something I love, and helping to foster that in the next generation. I know these kids, some of them are fast, and when they get older they’re going to be representing us when they come to high school age.”
In addition to the 5k and 1-mile races, kids enjoyed face painting, a photo booth, a giant inflatable slide, and 50-yard dash fun runs. Families were also able to enjoy plenty of food and snacks from the different vendors or enter into the raffle to win a basket made by the Nayatt School classes. Everyone had a good time and can’t wait for next year’s race.
To find out more about the Nayatt 5k check out their website at Nayatt5k.me.
To see the race results click below:
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