Hit the 'Beach Slam' in Barrington
Save the Bay's second annual 'Beach Slam' roars into Barrington's Tillinghast Farm on Narragansett Bay on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16.
Enjoy Narragansett Bay and the fields of Tillinghast Farm in Barrington on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16.
It's Save The Bay’s second annual "Beach Slam" with a host of family-friendly events from noon to 5 pm.
Tillinghast Farm, operated by the Rhode Island School of Design, sits between Nayatt Road and Narragansett Bay. But on Sunday, it will be taken over by "Beach Slam" and its beach seining, wind surfing, rock climbing, canoeing, arts and crafts, food vendors, and live entertainment.
And admission and parking are free.
Local recording artist, Brian McKenzie, known for his country/roots blend of Americana, joins this year’s entertainment lineup. McKenzie recently signed with Cloverdale Music and is currently touring throughout the Northeast.
Bob Tomassone of Fat Free Bob returns as the event emcee.
And Mark Whitaker of Barrington, a local childrens' music performer known as "Mr. Whit" is scheduled to perform.
There is also tentative sailboat raffle. The NorseBoat 21.5 Cruiser and a trailer, valued at $46,000, is expected be raffled off to support Save The Bay’s advocacy and education programs.
The NorseBoat is a versatile day sailer with a host of innovative features – such as a self-draining cockpit. It accommodates two adults and two children.
Raffle tickets are $125 each or two for $200. A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold. You can purchase tickets online at www.savebay.org/slam.
Sponsors for the second Beach Slam include WJAR 10, Clear Channel Communications, Whole Foods, the YMCA of Greater Providence, Rock Spot Climbing, Motif Magazine, and REI.
All proceeds from the event will support Save The Bay’s marine science education programs and advocacy efforts.