An invitation from the Steel Yard:
Psssst…East Side parents. Yeah, you. Lean in.
OK. Heard of the Steel Yard, that West Side arts mecca, but never, um, actually been? Wanted to go to a cool Steel Yard event, like the Iron Pour, or take an awesome industrial arts class, like welding, but couldn’t find the time…or the actual location?
Yeah. I know. The Steel Yard is hard to find.
OK. Have I gotta great event for you — the East Meets West Family Friendraiser rocking the Steel Yard this Saturday, October 16th from 5 to 8 p.m.
Yardies are swinging open their gritty gates to East Side newbies. The goal is to introduce as many uninitiated East Siders as possible to the Yard, and get them fired up to support their artistic and community-minded work.
This special event is custom-made for families. Kids can explore the Yard’s newly-renovated grounds, which include funky sculptures and scads of green grass, and see a metal-working demo by sculptor Nate Nadeau. Parents can take a studio tour and knock back a beer with friends. And everyone gets to gather ‘round a bonfire. Come hungry. The Yard is putting on a finger-licking BBQ spread with smoked chicken, grilled dogs, slaw, greens and cornbread. Newbies, come and get it!
If you’re already a Yard fan, bring an East Side newbie – or three.
Suggested donation is $10 for adults. Kids free. Oh, and location. It’s 27 Sims Avenue, right off Promenade behind the Providence Place Mall. We’ll be waiting.