Save The Bay’s annual Taste of The Bay will feature the flavors, sights and sounds of Narragansett Bay

Save The Bay’s annual Taste of The Bay event on June 13 will feature the flavors, sights and sounds of Narragansett Bay

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 5, 2019 – On Thursday, June 13, Save The Bay will hold its annual Taste of The Bay fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. The event, which follows Save The Bay’s annual meeting at 5:30 p.m., takes place in and around the organization’s coastal headquarters in Providence. Ticketholders attending this celebration of the flavors, sights and sounds of Narragansett Bay will enjoy tastings of locally-grown, -sourced and -harvested food and beverages from local restaurants, fishermen, bakeries, breweries and caterers, as well as live music and a raffle.

“There’s no better way to kick off summertime on Narragansett Bay than with a celebration of the benefits of healthy, local waters,” said Save The Bay Events Manager Leanne Danielsen. “We hope that by bringing the community together for this event, we can both enjoy the products from and around the Bay, and take a moment to remember how important Narragansett Bay is to both our local economy and our quality of life.”

The rain-or-shine event will feature acoustic music by Bob Tomassone on the lawn and patio, as well as raffle gift cards and baskets donated by local food trucks, restaurants, entertainment and businesses. Taste of The Bay guests are also invited to arrive early to attend the organization’s annual meeting at 5:30 pm, during which Save The Bay will present its annual environmental awards.

Taste of The Bay will welcome more than two dozen Rhode Island vendors to the event this year, including: Absolut VodkaAmerican Mussel Harvesters, Inc.Artifact Cider ProjectBellichi’s Best BiscottiBlount Fine Foods“Fat Free Bob” TomassoneThe Burgundian: Coffee & WafflesCelestial CaféCozy CaterersEdible Arrangements (Providence)Emery’s CateringFIFCO USAFire Works CateringFoolproof Brewing CompanyGG’s PretzelsGooseneck VineyardsThe Granny Squibb CompanyGrey Sail Brewing CompanyGulf Stream Bar & GrilleMatunuck Oyster BarNarragansett BeerNewport Craft Brewing & Distilling CoPranzi Catering & EventsRhode Island Shellfisherman’s AssociationSarcastic SweetsSartoSin DessertsSnapchefSons of Liberty SpiritsTwo Ten Oyster Bar, and Whalers Brewing Company.

“Taste of The Bay is an incredible event because you can literally taste the benefits of all of the work that Save The Bay does tirelessly each and every day,” said Emma Haskell, Projects Manager at the Granny Squibb Company. “Narragansett Bay is the lifeblood of Rhode Island and plays a huge role in not only the health of our state itself, but the health of all of us. This event is a wonderful reminder that together we can make positive change that spans generations, species and industries.”

Taste of The Bay is sponsored by Navigant Credit UnionREI, Sage Family Foundation, AbsolutLocke LordUNFIF.L. Putnam Investment Management CompanySartoMott & Chace Sotheby’s International RealtyRhode Island Association of RealtorsRegency Plaza Apartments, and Howes Lubricator.

Tickets for Taste of The Bay ($50) are on sale now, and a full list of vendors and sponsors can be found at savebay.org/taste. The event will be held at Save The Bay’s headquarters at 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence. Ample parking will be available, including shuttle service to and from lots on the nearby Johnson and Wales University Harborside Campus.

For information, including sponsorship inquiries, contact Leanne Danielsen at 401-272-3540 x140 or ldanielsen@savebay.org.

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About Save The Bay: Founded in 1970, Save The Bay is currently celebrating 50 years of advocacy, education, and restoration efforts in its mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay and its watershed. An 18-month celebration marks the anniversary with special events and a capital campaign to unite the community and lay the foundation for Save The Bay’s continued work toward a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to everyone and globally recognized as an environmental treasure.

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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