Programs & Events

Summer Food Service Program
Our Summer Food Service Program is back, bigger and better! The Central Falls Summer Food Service Program provides free breakfast and lunch to Central Falls youth (ages 18 and under) from June 27th to August 25th, operating Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at Jenks Park. The program aims to promote the values and benefits of healthy living by offering nutritious meal options and numerous physical activities for kids in the community. Enrichment activities, games, sports, and fields trips are offered throughout the summer. Registration and participation are free and the form can be found below!
When raining, the summer food program will be moved indoors to Forand Manor (30 Washington Street, Central Falls, RI 02863).
Ralph J. Holden Summer Youth Basketball League
Summer basketball is back on Saturday mornings starting June 24th at Higginson Sports Complex! Registration kicks off Tuesday May 23rd and the cost is only $10 for a summer full of fun! Registration forms are available at CF Schools or City Hall and may be returned digitally to or in person during normal City Hall hours (8:30-4:30 M-Th, 8:30-1:30 F).
Midnight Basketball League
Returning Summer 2017 - more information will be provided soon.
Registration form (please bring completed form to city hall)
Salsa Fridays
Come and dance the night away on Roosevelt Bridge, over the beautiful Blackstone River in CF. We close down the bridge and bring on a live band from 8-11pm on the last Friday of every month (6/30, 7/28, 8/25, 9/29). We offer free salsa lessons, courtesy of Mambo Pa Ti, from 8-9pm. We also feature a rotating lineup of food trucks provided by and beer and wine by Revival Brewing. Food and beverages are for purchase but the rest of the event is free!
Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
Come celebrate the life of Martin Luther King at Central Falls City Hall.  Enjoy performances from Central Falls youth, powerful literature readings and visits from special guests as we take time to reflects. 
Central Falls Founder's Day
March 18th at Central Falls City Hall
Celebrate the birthday of Central Falls with guest speakers, fun activities, and even a (free) historical bus tour of the city!


Earth Day Clean-up
3rd Saturday in April every year, starting at Central Falls High School
Check out this video of our 2017 Earth Day Event (created by Anna Henao)  
Fast Track

Central Falls Youth Track & Field

Spring/Summer (Ages 7-18)

Program starts Monday April 28, 2017 and ends Saturday August 5th, 2017

Mon, Wed, Fri 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Contact Head Coach Ernest Fennell 401-286-8952   

Summer Food Service Program
June through August, Monday through Friday, 9:30AM – 2:30PM at Jenks Park
Free breakfast/lunch, activities & field trips. 
National Night-Out

1st Tuesday in August, Jenks Park. 4:00PM – 8:00PM
Free hot dogs, watermelon & juice; activities, music and more.

Antique & Custom Car Show
September 24, 2017 on Dexter Street

Over 150 antique & custom cars, live entertainment, food & novelty vendors, awards, and more.

Halloween in the Park
October 31st  4-8PM at Jenks Park 
Community event aimed at keeping youth off the street during Halloween. Attractions include free carnival games, candy, music and even a Haunted Tower Tour!
Thanksgiving Dinner

Claremont Street Knights of Columbus Hall, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
The Central Falls Prevention Coalition hosts it's free Annual Thanksgiving Community Meal for families in Central Falls.  Volunteers of all ages serve a warm holiday meal to residents and also advise them of the dangers of smoking, and having the attendees sign a smoke free pledge.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
City Hall/Jenks Park, 4:00PM – 5:30PM, first Sunday in December
Free refreshments, holiday carols, free pictures with Santa and a beautiful tree lighting ceremony in front of city hall.
Holiday Express
December TBA, breakfast at Veteran’s School
For all Central Falls residents, this dinner features a gift for kids from kindergarten through seventh grade. The City also throws a Holiday Dinner at Central Falls High School with gifts for children in grades 8 through 12. 

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