Special Event


Fish Migration Community Parade

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park



Dates & Times


Sunday, May 19, 2024


1:00 PM


3 hours

Type of Event

Partner Program


All are welcome to join in this rain-or-shine community event from 1-4pm featuring drumming, dancing, crafts, music, and more. Led by the Narragansett Indian Tribe and the Hassanamisco Band of Nipmuc, this event intends to bring the community together with partners of the Blackstone Watershed Collaborative, including the Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone, Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Save the Bay, and others. Join us at 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI. 
1PM: Food trucks, face painting, and a 20’ model of the river on display. 
2PM: Drumming and dance circle 
Tribal members will speak and be joined by invited speakers Mayor Grebien of Pawtucket, RI Governor McKee, EPA Regional Administrator David Cash, RI Senator Whitehouse, RI Senator Reed, and RI State Representative Gabe Amo.
3PM: Community Parade 
All are invited to carry colored paper fish around the block in Pawtucket to symbolically “migrate” them upstream over the lower two dams on a one-mile parade route, starting and ending at Slater Mill. 
Fish costumes, hats, and themed crafts are welcome! 
For more information, contact Stefanie Covino at scovino@clarku.edu or visit https://www.blackstonecollaborative.org/kittacuck for a detailed agenda.

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Allison Horrocks