Blackstone River Valley celebrates Rivers Day.

 

A Rivers Day celebration, which is the day to celebrate all rivers, is set for June 15 from 3 to 7 pm at Central Falls Landing, 15 Madeira Avenue, Central Falls, on the Blackstone River.

 

Over 15 exhibitors will be on hand representing many of the environmental and arts groups in Rhode Island. Casey Merkle will be performing live music, and there will be activities for kids and families. Sharks Peruvian Restaurant, one of the only restaurants along the Blackstone River, will be offering specially priced $3 adult beverages to enjoy on the deck. The Blackstone Valley Explorer will offer special 20-minute guided tours for only $5. Pre-registration for these trips is available now at rivertourblackstone.com

 

Following the event at Central Falls Landing, Blackstone River Glass Center will be hosting a party previewing glass products made on the Blackstone River starting at 7 pm.

 

Rivers Day was established in 1999 by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. "It's a great family day, at a great time of the year, to explore more of the Blackstone River." according to Robert Billington, President of the Tourism Council.

 

For more information go to rivertourblackstone.com or call (401) 724-2200, extension 217.

 

Contact:  Robert Billington, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (401) 569-3244. 

 

 
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