Amanda Schroeder holds a Gregg's Death by Chocolate cake ordered by President Barack Obama while campaigning with now Governor-Elect Gina Raimondo in October. Photo by Evan Vucci/AP Photo.
Amanda Schroeder holds a Gregg’s Death by Chocolate cake ordered by President Barack Obama while campaigning with now Governor-Elect Gina Raimondo in October. Photo by Evan Vucci/AP Photo.
Ed. note: Eat Drink RI’s David Dadekian is on the Raimondo Inaugural Committee and is very excited to be incorporating local food & drink into the events listed in the following news release. The Open House at the State House on Saturday, January 10th from 11 a.m.  – 2 p.m. and the Family Ice Skate at the Providence Rink afterwards from 2 – 3 p.m. are free and open to the public and will feature over twenty restaurants and producers from around Rhode Island. Come enjoy!

“Make It In Rhode Island” Inaugural Events and Details Announced

Will feature a celebratory WaterFire, an Open House at the State House and a Family Ice Skate

The Raimondo Inaugural Committee today announced details of the “Make It In Rhode Island” Inaugural events. All events are free and open to the public and will showcase some of the best Rhode Island has to offer. “We’d like to invite all Rhode Island families to join us for a special WaterFire next Tuesday, January 6th as well as welcome everyone to the Open House at the State House and the Family Ice Skate on Saturday, January 10th,” said Governor-elect Gina Raimondo and her husband Andy Moffit, who will become the state’s inaugural First Gentleman. “It’s time to turn around Rhode Island and it is critical that we come together to make it happen. This is an opportunity to celebrate what makes our state great and all we have to build upon for our comeback.” “Make It In Rhode Island” inaugural schedule of events: Tuesday, January 6th Daily Mass at St. Raymond’s Church, 1240 N Main St, Providence, RI. 9am Inauguration of Governor Gina Raimondo and the General Officers of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations South Portico of the Rhode Island State House 12pm WaterFire Celebration The public is encouraged to join Governor Raimondo and the General Officers for a celebratory WaterFire. All parties are free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30pm, lighting ceremony begins at 6:00pm. General Officers’ party locations: Governor Raimondo: Waterplace Restaurant Lt. Governor McKee: Jacky’s Waterplace and Sushi Bar Secretary of State Gorbea: Union Station Brewery Attorney General Kilmartin: Cafe Nuovo Treasurer Magaziner: Bar Louie Saturday, January 10th Open House at the State House Hosted by Governor Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, the event will feature tastings from Rhode Island restaurants and food and beverage producers, as well as performances from a diverse variety of local groups. Admission is free with a suggested donation of a nonperishable food item to the Rhode Island Food Bank. 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 11:00am – 2:00pm Open House restaurants and food & beverage producers: 84 Tavern on Canal Bacaro Dave’s Coffee, with Rhody Fresh Milk Daniele, Inc. Del’s Easy Entertaining Inc. El Rancho Grande Ellie’s Bakery Gregg’s Granny Squibb’s Iced Teas Hemenway’s Hope & MainFox Point Pickling CompanyThe Backyard Food CompanyOcean State Smoked FishBiggest Little Popcorn Company Los Andes Matunuck Oyster Bar Narragansett Creamery New Harvest Coffee Roasters Simone’s Sin Wildwood Yacht Club Soda Open House performers: The Art and Culture of the Americans, Peruvian Dance Group The Eastern Medicine Singers, Native American Drum Group Grupo Arcoisis, Dominican Youth Folk Dance Group JUMP! Dance Company The Kelly School of Irish Dance The Laotian Cultural Center of RI Dancers and Musicians Refined Singers of the King’s Cathedral Family Ice Skate with Governor Raimondo, First Gentleman Andy Moffit and their kids Ceci and Tommy Please bring your kids and join the governor’s family for an open skate. Skating and ice skate rentals are free. Hot apple cider and donuts will be provided by Easy Entertaining Inc. Providence Rink, 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI 2:00pm-3:00pm

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