WOONSOCKET – The city was named one of 15 small- to mid-sized towns and cities by the Los Angeles-based Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation to win a $25,000 Levitt AMP grant to present a free concert series at River Island Art Park, according to an early January release.
“River Island Art Park is the ideal place for the Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series, shining a light on and drawing neighbors back to this underused public space, and creating a welcoming destination where everyone in Woonsocket can come together to enjoy the free concerts,” said Sharon Yazowski, executive director of the Levitt Foundation, in a statement.
The city’s application was submitted in October by NeighborWorks Blackstone Valley in partnership with the office of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Adam Brunetti Productions and Mike Martin.
Over a three-week period in November, the public voted on which cities should receive the funding.
Running Friday evenings from June 29 to Aug. 31, the series is looking for anyone interested in volunteering. More information can be found online.