Hope Street Summer Block Party

(8.6) The Hope Street Merchants will be throwing a Summer Block Party this Sunday with live music and performances, restaurants, beers, cocktails, food trucks, makers, artists, and more. This appears to be the updated schedule of music and events.

In addition to all the family fun and street entertainment, and a beer and cocktail garden, the Renegade Wrestling Alliance will be shaking things up at Citizens Bank with wrestling matches from 2pm to 4:30pm.

Ricky Rainbow Beard will be setting up in front of Henry Bear’s Park from 11am to 1pm with crafts and play. That should be followed by ‘Drumming for Kids’ from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

And the Providence Drum Troupe and RI Kung Fu Club will be zooming around making some noise.

The image here is “Hope” by Rhode Island artist Joanna Vespia. The mural was commissioned by the Summit Neighborhood Association in partnership with The Avenue Concept, with help from Not Just Snacks Restaurant and Eden Cleaners.

The mural interacts with the flora in the flowerbeds during their growth season, making the flowerbed garden appear to extend backwards in space. The mural becomes a 2D extension of the garden and the garden becomes a 3D extension of the mural.

. . . The text is a poignant ode to the iconic 1970’s illustration by Mad Peck.

You can go buy that iconic Mad Peck poster at Frog & Toad.

Hope Street between Rochambeau and Fifth Street will be closed to traffic for the duration. Follow on IG.

Summer Block Party, 11am to 5pm, Sunday, August 6, Hope Street, (directions)

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