One of the missions of the Narrows Center for the Arts is to make the arts accessible to all Fall River residents. That's why the Narrows is teaming up with the City of Fall River to bring back Summer Evenings in the Park.

The program will tour eight different parks throughout all sections of the city this summer. Every Wednesday night will mean a new stop, with live music, arts and crafts, free food and fun. The evenings are designed to be no cost and family-friendly, and run 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Some of the featured bands will be the New Orleans-inspired SouthCoast Brass Band, Marcus Monteiro Trio and Dirty Water Brass Band from Boston. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to the park, listen to some fun, live music, and enjoy a free burger and hot dog with some of your neighbors. Everything about the event is free thanks to sponsors including the Narrows, Greater Fall River Re-Creation and Bristol County Savings Bank.

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Between the cost of gas, food and rent going up, Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan says free events like these are sure to be a big hit.

“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," Coogan said in a statement.

Here is the Summer Evenings in the Park schedule:

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

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