• Amy Mendillo for Providence Monthly

Summer Festivals Begin in Fox Point


Fox Point neighbors love a good street fair. In late April, the Wickenden Area Merchants Association (WAMA) kicked off the summer festival season with its ever-popular semiannual Makers Market. Local merchants closed off Wickenden Street to traffic and filled the roadway with over 50 artists and makers selling their work. There were cocktails and beer, local food trucks, a DJ, and a raffle to aid efforts in Ukraine.

Organizer Vin Scorziello, leader at WAMA, board member of the Fox Point Neighborhood Association and owner of Campus Fine Wines, described record crowds. “The weather was perfect,” he commented, “which always helps with the turnout.” The raffle, which included gifts and gift cards donated by local stores, vendors, and restaurants, raised over $2,000 for Doctors Without Borders. “All in all it was a great day,” Scorziello continued.


Image, Amy Mendillo


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