NEWS RELEASE

 

The Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative is thrilled to announce the second annual dinner on the bridge event, "Twilight on the Blackstone".  This is a one of kind night of fun, food, and music that will take place on the Veterans Memorial Bridge on Court Street, a historic landmark venue set 100 feet above the Blackstone River.  The event is the main fundraiser for DWC, a non-profit board of Main Street enthusiasts dedicated to the revitalization and promotion of the downtown area.

 

The event will take place on Saturday August 25th, from 6pm to 10pm with a rain date of August 26th.  A multi course dinner will be served featuring local businesses. Champ's Diner will start things off this year with a stuffed mushroom appetizer, then local favorite Krakow Deli will be serving a medley of some of their favorite polish foods, and soon to be open Wicked Eatz will serve some tasty BBQ sliders.  A cash bar will be provided by Ciro's Tavern with a specialty cocktail for the evening. The Honey Shop will be on hand as well to treat guests with some delicious dessert.  Cocktail hour will start at 6pm and dinner will start to be served at 7pm. Entertainment will be available all night until 10pm so bring your dancing shoes for after dinner. 

 

“Many residents and visitors drive over the Court Street bridge every day but never actually stop to appreciate the beauty and history of the area” notes DWC Promotions Chair Melissa Murray. “Not only will guests be able to enjoy the river and the beautiful historic architecture of downtown while they dine, but they will also get a taste of some of the best restaurants in the city.  It is our hope that this event will encourage people to see our City in a new and different way while also offering them a one of a kind experience.”

 

DWC Chairman Garrett Mancieri says, "This event was so successful last year that people begged us to bring it back".  Mancieri notes, "With your purchase of tickets or sponsorship, you are helping DWC continue its work of promoting and revitalizing the downtown area to make it an ideal destination for businesses and residents.  Our board and volunteers grow every year and we are thrilled to see more and more momentum building to improve our downtown area."

 

Tickets are available on our website (www.dwc02895.com).  Individual tickets are $75 per person, couples $140, or a table of 8 for $480.  Event sponsorships are available by contacting a DWC board member.  DWC is a 501c3 organization and tax advantages may apply for the purchase of tickets and sponsorships.  More information can also be found on the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative Facebook page, www.facebook.com/downtown02895.

 

For more information:

Melissa Murray

DWC Promotions Committee Chair

401-327-0615

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Coast Guard officer accused of plotting a massive domestic terror attack will stay in jail for at least two weeks while federal prosecutors build their case. The government will use the time to find evidence showing Christopher Hasson's intent to harm prominent Democrats and journalists. Hasson was arrested last week.        President Trump is going after Empire actor Jussie Smollett [[ SMUH- let ]]. Trump tweeted yesterday that Smollett had insulted tens of millions of people with "racist and dangerous comments." Chicago Police say Smollett lied about being attacked by two white men in masks, wearing pro-Trump hats, hurling racist and homophobic slurs.        A federal judge is imposing a full gag order on longtime Trump ally Roger Stone. Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Stone yesterday not to make any public comments, including social media posts, about his case or Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Stone apologized to the judge for posting an Instagram picture of her with an image of crosshairs above her head. Stone is charged with witness tampering, obstruction of justice, and making false statements to Congress.        The CEO of the Time's Up movement is resigning after sexual assault allegations were made against her son. CEO Lisa Borders announced earlier this week that she would be resigning from the organization Time's Up was formed last year to fight sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.        The state of New Jersey is celebrating native son Anthony Bourdain. The New Jersey Assembly approved the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail in the celebrity chef's honor. Bourdain committed suicide last year.       A valuable and illegal donation to a children's charity in Missouri is going up in smoke. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks said in its recent newsletter that last year, someone donated a brick of marijuana that Springfield Police said had a street value of three-thousand-dollars.