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Hemenway’s host the 9th-annual Oyster Festival to benefit new partner Save The Bay

Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, located at 121 South Main Street in Providence, is pleased to announce that it will again host the Oyster Festival, with proceeds now benefiting Save The Bay, on Saturday, September 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Market Square Park, adjacent to Hemenway’s. The festival will include oyster varietals along with other culinary delights provided by Hemenway’s and Waterman Grille.  The festival will also feature entertainment from a local steel-drum band and other family-friendly activities, including a Save The Bay sea creature petting area.

“We’re very excited to have a new partner in Save The Bay. Our focus on providing our guests and festival goers with fresh local seafood aligns perfectly with Save The Bay’s mission of protecting and improving the ecological health of Narragansett Bay,” said Tobey Sanborn, Senior General Manager of Hemenway’s.  Jonathan Stone, Executive Director of Save the Bay, added, “We are honored to work with Hemenway’s, it is only with the extremely generous support of organizations that we are able to help provide people with a cleaner, healthier Narragansett Bay.” Hemenway’s looks to exceed last year’s total donation of $7,600 with proceeds directly benefiting Save The Bay’s Beach Slam on September 22 at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick, R.I. The restaurant team thanks its generous purveyors for donating much of the food and the volunteers helping with the festival.


About Save The Bay


Founded in 1970, Save The Bay (www.savebay.org) is a non-profit member organization working to protect, restore and explore Narragansett Bay and its watershed. Save The Bay believes the Bay’s future depends on tomorrow’s leaders understanding how important the Bay is to our economy, environment and quality of life. The organization offers education programs to schools, community groups and the general public; protects Narragansett Bay by advocating for Bay-friendly legislation, reviewing permits and raising public awareness; and restores the Bay to full health through its extensive habitat restoration program.

About Hemenway’s
Hemenway's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, a Providence seafood classic, boasts time-honored recipes for ocean-fresh seafood.  A Rhode Island tradition for more than 25 years, Hemenway’s serves the freshest catch, flown in daily from around the world and locally harvested from the ports of New Bedford, Boston, Gloucester, Point Judith, and Rockland, Maine. Every dish is prepared to the highest of standards.

Hemenway’s is a member of the Newport Restaurant Group. Newport Restaurant Group’s award-winning portfolio of restaurants includes: Castle Hill Inn, The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille, The Boat House, Waterman Grille, Trio, and the Smoke House. Newport Restaurant Group provides the highest quality culinary experience with a creative, thoughtful and responsible approach in preparing all of our menus. Food is one of the fundamental joys of the human experience; therefore it is our goal to provide guests with an unparalleled culinary experience in a unique, service-oriented atmosphere. For more information on the Newport Restaurant Group, please visit www.newportrestaurantgroup.com.

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