(FALL RIVER, MA- June 22, 2022)- At a press conference on Wednesday morning, Mayor
Paul Coogan was joined by representatives from the Narrows Center for the Arts, Bristol County
Savings Bank and Greater Fall River Re-Creation to announce the return of “Summer Evenings
in the Park” - free family-centric events that feature live music, arts & crafts, food & fun.
community events, organized in partnership between the City of Fall River and the Narrows, will
take place every Wednesday night in July and August from 5:30 - 8:00pm.
The City and the Narrows have once again partnered together to bring the arts right into
the neighborhoods of the residents of Fall River. “One of the missions of the Narrows is to make
the arts accessible to all in our community. This is an opportunity for the Narrows to bring what
we do into the neighborhoods of Fall River. We look forward to building on the tremendous
success of last year’s event and expanding the event to include 8 different parks throughout the
city. We are excited to partner with the City of Fall River on this important project,” states
Patrick Norton, Executive Director of the Narrows Center.
This year’s event is sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank. “We are so proud to
support the City and the Narrows’ efforts to bring back ‘Summer Evenings in the Park’ in our
local neighborhood communities this summer,” said Patrick Murray, President & CEO of Bristol
County Savings Bank. “When you consider the feeling of isolation that many of us have
continued to experience due to the pandemic, in combination with money being especially tight
because of the rising prices for essentials, it’s exciting to know that free, quality entertainment
for everyone to enjoy is going to be literally around the corner.”
“These events are the perfect example of the Fall River community coming together to
try new things and improve quality of life for residents of all ages,” said Mayor Paul Coogan.
“The response to our first ‘Summer Evenings in the Park’ series last year was incredible, and
we are thrilled to bring it back. I thank the Narrows Center for the Arts, Greater Fall River ReCreation and Bristol County Savings Bank for helping make these events a reality.”
Featured musical acts include the New Orleans inspired Southcoast Brass Band, the
Marcus Monteiro Trio, and the Dirty Water Brass Band from Boston. Come to the park, bring a
lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the beautiful sounds of live music, enjoy a hamburger with
your neighbora and enjoy a good time.
There will be fun and interesting arts and crafts projects
for the whole family and Narrows’ studio artist Kevin Lamoureux will be bringing his very
popular spray painting on canvas project. “Summer Evenings in the Park” are an opportunity
for family fun and participation for all ages. The event is free and Greater Fall River Re-Creation
will be on hand serving hot dogs and hamburgers at no charge. Local non-profits will also be on
hand distributing bags of groceries.
Summer Evenings in the Park Schedule 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, July 6 - Griffin Park
Wednesday, July 13 - Pulaski Park
Wednesday, July 20 - Poulos Park
Wednesday, July 27 - Ruggles Park
Wednesday, August 3 - Kennedy Park
Wednesday, August 10 - Lafayette Park
Wednesday, August 17 - Abbott Court Playground
Wednesday, August 24 - North Park