Programs & Events

Summer Food Service Program
The SFSP is a FREE summer camp for youth 18 and younger in Jenks Park. The program runs from 9:30-2:30 Monday-Friday and breakfasts and lunches are served at 10am and 12pm, respectively. We offer a wide range of enrichment programming, running from education to physical activity and sport focused, to arts and crafts and drama. Summer 2018 will feature flag football, provided by Astro Sports at Higginson Ave Sport Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and tennis lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:20am to 12pm, from the United States Tennis Association. Be on the lookout for our mobile meals unit as well, delivering meals to city parks and playgrounds from 4-6pm.
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
The RJH Summer League is back again, offering a full summer of basketball for just $10! Teams compete in the following divisions: co-ed elementary school, Middle School Boys, Girls 7-12th grade, HS boys. Teams practice one weekday evening and play games Friday evening under the lights (girls and HS boys divisions) or Saturday mornings (elementary and MS boys divisions). Games are held at the Higginson Ave Sport Complex.

Shakespeare in the Park en Espanol:

Trinity Repertory bilingual production of Romeo & Juliet in Jenks Park. FREE ADMISSION, bring your family, bring your friends, bring a picnic and enjoy a classic in the crown jewel of the city! Summer 2020: TBD 

McColl YMCA Summer Swim Program:

Thanks to a generous partnership with the McColl YMCA, our FREE summer swim program returns again in 2017! 50 spots are available on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and two trips Saturday afternoons. the YMCA bus will pickup passengers from the Broad St entrance of Jenks Park at 5pm on weekdays and will return to the park by 8pm. Saturday trips depart at [need to confirm]. Available to all CF residents, but residents must ride the bus to the Y to be eligible for free swim.

Central Falls Senior Fitness Program:

Our Community Fitness program, thanks to a partnership with the Pawtucket Family Y and generous support from Blue Cross & Blue Shield RI, allows CF seniors to use the Pawtucket Family Y during morning weekday hours FREE of charge.  Operating hours are from 9-11:15am. CF residents must show a CF ID to be eligible at the front desk. CF residents may get themselves to and from the YMCA or they may ride a bus that runs through the city, with pickup stops at Forand Manor (8am), Wilfrid Manor (8:15am), and Progreso Latino (8:30am). The bus will drop residents back off in reverse order.
Midnight Basketball League
Returning Summer 2020 - more information will be provided soon.
Salsa Fridays
Join us on the last Friday of every month, May-September, and dance the night away from 8-11pm on Roosevelt Ave Bridge! Admission is FREE. From 8-9pm salsa lessons will be offered followed by a live band. Food provided by a rotating cast of food trucks, brought to you by FoodTrucksIN, and Revival Brewing, Ravenous Brewing beer, wine and sangria available to purchase, courtesy of Laughing Gorilla Catering. Brought to you by the generosity of our sponsors, Navigant Credit Union, Tufts Health Plan, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Storage America,
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. 

City Hall Fellowship Program:

The CF Fellowship Program is a youth employment program for CF teenagers. Youth are encouraged to apply and selected youth will be assigned a PAID 120 hours internship with a city department, program, or community partner, depending on the specific interests of the youth. In addition to specific job related skills, youth in the program will receive general job training, and opportunities for resume development. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department for more information.

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