Watchemoket Square Day is a free, family-friendly event hosted by East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce 

12th Annual
Watchemoket Square Week
November 14 - 19,  2022

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Official Site for Watchemoket Square Week
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See our Facebook page for postings, photos and highlights from previous years, and announcements about this year's event.

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For the past eleven years, the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Annual Watchemoket Square Day event with local businesses and organizations. The event was created to bring awareness to this section of the East Providence waterfront's past, present and future. Since the pandemic began, the event has evolved into a week of activities and an online presentation.

 

This year, to honor the first inhabitants of Watchemoket Square and our area, an in-person Native American Heritage Month Celebration, hosted by East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva and the City's Office of Affirmative Action/EEO, was held on November 16, 2022 at City Hall. Video links and images are posted in the event schedule above and here.

 

A virtual (Zoom) presentation "What's Happening in Watchemoket Square?" took place on November 15, 2022. Hosted by East Providence Area Chamber with presenter Jim Moran, acting director, Dept of Economic Development & Planning for the City of East Providence; David Bachrach, community development director for City of East Providence and David Weed, founder and director of the Sowams Heritage Area organization. Video here


Over the years, the Watchemoket Square area has seen new developments; e.g., Tockwotton on the Waterfront, a sculpture park and concerts at Bold Point Park. Even more has been in planning stages and it's getting close to seeing these projects come alive. They were discussed during the Zoom presentation.

 

Click on Event Schedule above for more information and link to the videos.

Watch a What?
Two popular
pronunciations for Watchemoket Square:

"watch-a-moe-cut"
"watch-moe-ket"

A.B. Munroe Dairy Milkman Marching Band performing on Warren Avenue. (Rt. 6) Watchemoket Square Day 2015

Watchemoket Square Day Week is a celebration of the past, present and future of Watchemoket Square in the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.

 

During the late 1800's and early 1900's, the area was the center of the East Providence business community with over 100 businesses and hotels. It is now experiencing renewed interest and development of its buildings, waterfront and landscape.