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Warwick Weekend: New Year’s Edition

[CREDIT: City of Warwick] Warwick is hosting an outdoor New Year's Eve celebration at Rocky Point Park, with fireworks, music and games.

[CREDIT: City of Warwick] Warwick is hosting an outdoor New Year's Eve celebration at Rocky Point Park, with fireworks, music and games.
[CREDIT: City of Warwick Warwick is hosting an outdoor New Year’s Eve celebration at Rocky Point Park, with fireworks, music and games, in the final 2021 Warwick Weekend roundup.
New Year’s weekend is here! Whether you’re saying goodbye to 2021 or ringing in 2022 with all the hope a new year brings, we’ve gathered a dozen great ways to help you do just that all weekend long!

Friday, Dec. 31

City of Warwick’s New Year’s Eve Celebration 

Ring in the New Year with Warwick’s New Year’s Eve family-friendly celebration featuring local food trucks, festive music, activities and giveaways from Warwick Police and prizes from local businesses and associations. Take a walk through the Warwick Public Library’s StoryWalk and top if off with a 12-15 minute fireworks display at 6 p.m. (from the warmth of your car). 4-6:15 p.m., Rocky Point Park, 1 Rocky Point Ave., Warwick. 

Adult Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy adult swim at McDermott Pool today from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick.

Open Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy open swim at McDermott Pool today from Noon to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick.

Holiday Lights Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Grab the family and head to Roger Williams Park Zoo for its annual Holiday Lights Spectacular for an all new walk-through experience featuring a dazzling light display throughout the zoo featuring larger-than-life displays of more than 1.5 million lights. Reserve tickets in advance online. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12. 5-9:30 p.m., Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 

New Year’s Eve Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) 

Bring Your Own Improv is back for family friendly live performances every Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door only. General admission tickets are $15, $10 for WCFA members, seniors, students, military and first responders, hospital employees and minimum wage workers Tickets are available at the door only. COVID Safety Policies: All ages must show proof of being fully vaccinated to attend. (Card, Photocopy or Camera Photo). Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, Warwick.

New Year’s Eve Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) Late Night Show 

Bring Your Own Improv is back for a late night performance every Friday from 9-10:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door only. General admission tickets are $15, $10 for WCFA members, seniors, students, military and first responders, hospital employees and minimum wage workers Tickets are available at the door only. COVID Safety Policies: All ages must show proof of being fully vaccinated to attend. (Card, Photocopy or Camera Photo). Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, Warwick.

Saturday, Jan. 1

(DEM) is inviting residents to #WalkInto22 and celebrate the New Year by joining a First Day Hike at Burlingame State Park and Campground, 75 Burlingame State Park Road in Charlestown, on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, 1-3 p.m.Adult Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy adult swim at McDermott Pool today from 7-10:45 a.m. (if no rental adult swim runs until 11:45 a.m.). McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick.

Open Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy open swim at McDermott Pool today from 3:30-4:15 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick.

Holiday Lights Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Grab the family and head to Roger Williams Park Zoo for its annual Holiday Lights Spectacular for an all new walk-through experience featuring a dazzling light display throughout the zoo featuring larger-than-life displays of more than 1.5 million lights. Reserve tickets in advance online. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12. 5-9:30 p.m., Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.

LIVE at Boomerangs Tonight

Catch LIVE’s debut tonight at Boomerangs Roadhouse in West Warwick for a New Year’s Day celebration. 9 p.m. to midnight, Boomerangs Roadhouse, 293 Providence St, West Warwick.

New Year’s Day Hike in Charlestown

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is inviting residents to #WalkInto22 and celebrate the New Year by joining a First Day Hike at Burlingame State Park and Campground, 75 Burlingame State Park Road in Charlestown, on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, 1-3 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 2

Adult Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy adult swim at McDermott Pool today from 7-10:45 a.m. (if no rental adult swim runs until 11:45 a.m.). McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 

Open Swim at McDermott Pool

Enjoy open swim at McDermott Pool today from 12:15-2:45 p.m. McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick.

Renegades Sunday ROCK Jam

Bring your own band or play with the house band at Renegades Sunday Open ROCK Jam. The music starts at 4 p.m. 4-8 p.m., Renegades, 2077 West Shore Road, Warwick. 

Holiday Lights Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Grab the family and head to Roger Williams Park Zoo for its annual Holiday Lights Spectacular for an all new walk-through experience featuring a dazzling light display throughout the zoo featuring larger-than-life displays of more than 1.5 million lights. Reserve tickets in advance online. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12. 5-9:30 p.m., Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.

Sunday Trivia at the Shannon View Inn

Grab your friends and head to the Shannon View Inn tonight for some a fun, competitive trivia, game complete with prizes for the top teams. 8:30 p.m., Shannon View Inn, 1901 Post Road, Warwick.

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