The Wayland Square Merchants Association (WSMA) along with Councilman John Goncalves (Ward 1) and Councilwoman Helen Anthony (Ward 2) and the Wayland Square Neighborhood Association (WSNA) will be hosting Autumn Air in the Square, a special event intended to highlight the many restaurants and shops located in Wayland Square beginning on Friday, October 9, 2020, at 4:00 PM.
“I am thrilled to be partnering with these great groups to showcase our merchants and terrific dining options that are available in Wayland Square,” stated Councilman John Goncalves. “Our local businesses have been hit hard by the global pandemic, and I think this is a great way for us to show our local merchants and restaurants our support. The holiday season is not far off, and this is a great time to shop local and be local. I look forward to seeing our neighbors from all over the City visit Wayland Square this holiday weekend.”
Autumn Air in The Square is a three-day indoor and outdoor event meant to encourage residents from across Providence and the region, to visit the shops and restaurants in Wayland Square, and enjoy the beautiful New England fall weather.
“We are so excited to have the support of the City Council, WSNA, and our fellow merchants in the Square for this event. Wayland Square is almost at full capacity and this weekend will serve as a great opportunity to meet some of the new merchants as well as pop into some of your favorite existing merchants,” stated Katy Berard and Victoria Boulis of the Wayland Square Merchants Association.
The weekend’s events will include open-air dining, extended retail hours, activities for families in Patterson Park, a Cider Tasting at McBrides Pub, music, and pop-up shops. A full list of events and participating merchants and restaurants can be found below.
Katherine Touafek, President of the Wayland Square Neighborhood Association stated, “An event like Autumn Air in the Square is exactly what our neighbors have been asking for, and I truly believe that by shining a light on all the great shops and restaurants in our neighborhood will not only benefit the Wayland Square community but the City as well. I look forward to seeing my neighbors and others from across the City enjoying all that Wayland Square has to offer.”
Councilman Goncalves, the Wayland Square Merchants Association, and the Wayland Square Neighborhood Association hope that Autumn Air in the Square will become a signature event for the neighborhood.
“We are proud to partner with our shop owners in creating this wonderful neighborhood event. Please join us as we look forward to meeting all of our neighbors, new and old, and support the wonderful shops and restaurants of Wayland Square,” shared Denise Hill, board member of the Wayland Square Neighborhood Association.
Complete Schedule of Events and Participating Partners:
Friday, October 9, 2020
• Outdoor Dining: 4 PM – 10 PM
• Extended Retail Hours until 9:30 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2020
• Family activities at Paterson Park: 10 AM – 2:00 PM
• Free Family Photos in Paterson Park: 10 AM – 1 PM
• Wayland Square Passport Raffle: 10 AM – 9 PM
• Outdoor Dining: 10 AM – 10 PM
• Cider Tasting Outside of McBrides Pub: 2 PM – 4 PM
• Outdoor Band: 3 PM – 7 PM
• Sweet Treat Stroll: 6 PM – 9 PM
• Extended Store Hours Until 9:30 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2020
• Outdoor Dining: 10 AM – 2 PM
• Bloom Back Flower Popup: 10 AM – 2 PM
• Discounted Selfcare Treatments and Brunch Options
Wayland Square Diner
The Salted Slate
Madrid European Bakery
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