June 5, 2023

Something New is Happening on the Weaver Library Lawn

Monthly Summer Block Parties!


Looking for summer fun? Look no further than our outdoor Summer Block Parties on the lawn at Weaver Library. The East Providence Library Summer Block Parties take place monthly June - September and feature live musical performances, food trucks, bounce houses, a petting zoo, bubbles, lawn games, mini golf, face painting, community groups, and even a mermaid - there will be fun for everyone in your family!

Our inaugural Block Party will take place on Thursday, June 22 from 4:00-7:00. Join us for music performed by the High Tone Jug Ensemble, a lively Rhode Island band composed of seasoned Jazz, Rock, Country, and Blues musicians. There will also be line dancing lessons, Saloon and Jail selfie photo booth, and a traveling petting zoo with a mini horse, a mini donkey, dwarf goats, and alpacas provided by Sheffield Way Farm. Children’s activities will include face painting, bubbles, giant blocks, and more! Don’t forget to bring your appetite because D’s BBQ and Smokehouse food truck will be in attendance to serve up some savory delights and Del’s will be ready with refreshing frozen lemonade. If you haven’t already guessed, our June theme is the Wild West, so grab your cowboy hats and boots, and join us for our first Block Party of the summer!

And Save the Date for other Block Parties: July 20, August 24 and September 21

The NEW Summer Block Parties take the place of the Weaver Library Farmers Market, which had its last season in 2022. Many factors went into making the difficult decision to end the Market, including the rising costs of produce and the emergence of new venues for local farmers to sell their products. We are so thankful to have had nine wonderful seasons under the leadership of former Library Director Joyce May. Check Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s website for Farmers Markets currently being held throughout the state: https://www.farmfreshri.org/risummer/ 

Weaver Library is located at 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914. Our Summer Block Parties are free and open to all. Contact the library at 401-434-2453, or email Pam Schwieger at weaverlibrary@gmail.com  for more information.


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