Admit it – you're intrigued by stand up paddle boarding and think you may want to give it a try. On Sunday, at the beach at Goddard Park, you can, for free. That's just one of several activities that will be offered during Save the Bay's Beach Slam, an event to celebrate life on Narragansett Bay.
The Beach Slam isn't new, but for the past two years it's been held on the other side of the bay, in Barrington. Now it's our turn.
In addition to the stand up paddle board, Beach Slam activities include live entertainment, kayak and a Zumba demonstration, gondola rides, a rock-climbing wall, kids’ games, arts and crafts, and a bounce house. There will be several raffle items available with proceeds going towards Save The Bay’s mission of protecting, restoring, and educating about Narragansett Bay. Sponsors such as the Greater Providence YMCA, Neverbored Board Shop, and the Kayak Centre will also be present during the event. Live entertainment will feature The Rhythm Room, the Inzuiragekanya Burundi Drummers, Damhsa Irish Step Dancers, Project 401, Bob Tomassone and more.
Proceeds from the event will go toward protecting Narragansett Bay, advocating for Bay-friendly legislation, and educating school and community groups about the Bay. Beach Slam is appropriate for all ages and admission is free. It goes from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22.
An addition to the festivities this year is Save The Bay’s partnership with the Whole Family 5K Run. The 5K will start at 11 a.m. at Goddard Park.
For more information: www.savebay.org/slam.