Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory is pleased to announce that summer will again bring its Sea Star Marketplace to Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI. An outdoor celebration of fine art and crafts held annually, this year's Third Annual Sea Star Marketplace will be held on July 27, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is July 28.
Visitors to the Third Annual Sea Star Marketplace will enjoy their shopping in a relaxing, festive atmosphere. Featured for sale will be a wide array of handmade, one-of-a-kind items—paintings, photographs, pottery, glass works, woodworking, jewelry, and much more—by selected artists and artisans. Some antiques will also be for sale. Food, including local seafood; live entertainment; demonstrations; special events; and activities for children will be available throughout the day. Admission is free and there is ample parking.
Ninigret Park is located on Rhode Island's south coast, easily found and just seconds off of U.S. Route 1 in Charlestown. The area bustles with tourists, and visitors to the area enjoy Charlestown's sandy beaches, its freshwater and saltwater ponds, the National Wildlife Refuge, and much more. Attractions in Newport, RI, and Mystic, CT, are nearby, and Charlestown is just 45 minutes south of Providence, RI. Visit South County Tourism Council for information about the area.
The purpose of the Sea Star Marketplace is to raise funds so that the Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory can continue to provide environmental education to people of all ages and keep its observatory open to the public free of charge on Friday nights throughout the year. The organization was established in 1982, and countless numbers of children and adults have learned from its educational offerings and gazed through its 16-inch telescope at stars, planets, and galaxies in the dark sky above. Frosty Drew is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization that has been proudly supported by memberships, donations, and grants.