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

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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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Watch a What?
Two popular
pronunciations for Watchemoket Square:

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

News!

November 21, 2021

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 waterfront area's past, present and future. Last year, we reinvented the event into a week of activities because of COVID-19 and the inability to host it on one day, in person.

 

This year's Watchemoket Square Week was held November 15-20, 2021. To honor the first inhabitants of Watchemoket Square and our area, a Native American Heritage Month Celebration, hosted by East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva and Office of Affirmative Action/EEO, was held on November 15 at City Hall. A virtual presentation (Zoom) "What's Happening in Watchemoket Square" was on November 17 and an in-person ribbon cutting took place on Saturday, November 20 for a new digital sidewalk sign in Watchemoket Square. (See Events page for videos)


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 those projects come alive.

Visit our Facebook page for updates andnews throughout the year.

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.