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Warwick Weekend: Food Trucks, Prisms, Vets

[CREDIT: WarwickPost] The Warwick Weekend starts tonight with food trucks and fun at Crowne Plaza.

[CREDIT: WarwickPost] The Warwick Weekend starts tonight with food trucks and fun at Crowne Plaza.
[CREDIT: WarwickPost] The Warwick Weekend starts tonight with food trucks and fun at Crowne Plaza.
UPDATE, 10:46 A.M.: RIDOH has reopened Third Beach, Middletown.

WARWICK, RI — The Warwick Weekend  starts tonight with food trucks and entertainment at Crowne Plaza, then the last few days of the Prisms exhibit, more food trucks, and an open house for vets.

The weather forecast for this weekend shows risks of rain tonight and tomorrow, but it’s Sunny for the balance of the Warwick Weekend.

Fortunately, most Rhode Island beaches still have a clean bill of health from the RI Department of Health. Some beaches are closed to swimming as we enter the weekend, however. Wednesday, RIDOH announced closures of four beaches due to high bacteria levels:

  • Sandy Point Beach, Portsmouth
  • Burlingame State Park Picnic Area, Charlestown
  • Burlingame State Park Campground, Charlestown

Keep an eye on the health department’s monitoring as you plan.

Do you have a community, non-profit or fundraising event you’d like to see included in an upcoming Warwick Weekend? FIRST, enter it into our self-serve calendar, THEN, alert [email protected].

Warwick Weekend Thursday

Crowne Plaza Food Truck Night Make yourself at home on the lawn for this evening’s return of food trucks at Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Bring chairs, blankets, and your favorite lawn games. Create your perfect relaxation spot and enjoy the evening with family and friends. Attendance to the event is free, just pay for what you eat and drink from over a dozen food trucks accepting cash and cards.

There will also be live music and Trinity Brewhouse will be serving up local beer and wine. Friendly, leashed pets are permitted but not encouraged.

Warwick Weekend Friday:

 Goddard Park Farmer’s Market Every Friday through Columbus Day Weekend, RI Grown, DEM’s farmer’s market program, hosts farmer’s market at Goddard Park selling delicious and freshly-harvested local foods direct from the farm to your dinner table.

 Roger Williams Food Truck Fridays The Carousel campus at Roger Wiliams Park Zoo has a lot of open space and rolling hills shaded by trees, the perfect spot to grab dinner from a food truck and listen to music and entertainment during the park’s Food Truck Fridays event. If you miss this one, don’t worry. They’re going on every Friday till the fall.

Bring your own Improv This interactive improv show at the Warwick Center for the Arts welcomes voluntary audience participation! You can participate in one of three ways: applaud for a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage.

Warwick Weekend Saturday:

Constructing Prisms Exhibit, WCFA [Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road,Saturday hours: 11-3] Images and structures are global witnesses to our changing personal and social histories. They inform who we are, how we see the world, and reveal personal truths. In this exhibit, artists convey ideas of transformation and the processing of personal and social landscapes evident in such mediums as sculpture and installation work, printed/transferred photographs, digital and drone photography, and analog and alternative process photography.

Last weekend: Dinosaurs Among Us, Roger Williams Park Zoo Dinosaurs are roaring to life at Roger Williams Park Zoo, daily from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. Adventure awaits at the Zoo’s newest special attraction, Dinosaurs Among Us, running April 7th through August 13th. This immersive walk-through will take you back in time to a world of prehistoric wonder. Come face-to-face with nearly 60 life-size animatronic and interactive dinosaurs, during this one-of-a-kind experience.

Perseid Meteor Showers [Likely rained and clouded out] The Perseid Meteor Showers peak in the night sky tonight into early morning Sunday, with hundreds of meteors, or shooting stars, visible. Unfortunately the forecast is cloudy and rainy. If you find yourself under a clearer sky, be sure to step outside around midnight for an hour or so.

  • The best viewing time is usually just after midnight, and lasts till about 4 a.m. 
  • Get as far away from city and town lights as possible.
  • Bring a blanket and something to prop your head up as you watch for meteors.

Warwick Weekend Sunday:

William Shields Legion Post 43 Open House William Shields American Legion Post 43, 662 West Shore Road, Warwick is having an open house this Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023 from 12-6 p.m.. Were you in the military or the family member of someone who is/was ? Come see what the Legion has to offer. Have a burger or hotdog .

Rob Borkowski
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