Providence, RI - July 6, 2017- FSRI (Family Service of Rhode
Island) will be holding two Block Parties in July in support of local artists
and the communities of South Providence. The block parties will be on Tuesday
July 11th and Tuesday July 25th at Harriet & Sayles Park next to Mary E.
Fogarty Elementary School. Each event will run from 5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
"These parties are a fantastic opportunity to show
support to the local communities," said FSRI CEO Margaret Holland McDuff.
"Besides featured performances from local artists, we will also have many
activities from organizations throughout Providence. We're very excited."
The Parties will feature music and art from performers and
artists in the South Providence community. Performing Artists include Mr. Deep
Positivity, Quisquella en Accion, Project 401, Hispanic United Development
Organization, La Iglesia de la Comunidad Instrumental Performance and DJ Waldy.
The July 11th Block Party will feature activities such as a
pygmy goat petting zoo, a Providence Children's Museum Activity, and local
Water park open late. On July 25th activities include a basketball tournament
and a graffiti art exhibit. The July 25th Party will also have Community
Engagement tables such as Farm Fresh RI and RI Public Health
Institute. PeaceLove will be at both events.
In addition to activities and performances for families,
food will also be served. All attendees will also be given the opportunity to
win raffle prizes.
Block Parties are open to anyone who wishes to attend and are made possible
with funding from the Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism as part
of their 2017 Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative.