Schoolyard Twilight Party

Celebrating a thriving local food economy

Feast under the stars on small bites and bevvies hand crafted by
Hope & Main’s brightest food stars

Small Bites + Raw Bar + Specialty Cocktails, Beer & Wine + Live, Local Music & Performers + Raffles & Games

“This event is a real inside taste of the local food experience.”

–Lisa Raiola, Founder & President of Hope & Main

This annual event showcases the incredible variety of products and diverse businesses that Hope & Main supports through our innovative incubation program. Rhode Island’s food culture is revered by many, and we love that Hope & Main has an impact on one of the country’s most rivaled destinations for food.

When we were young, the schoolyard was a place we all went to let loose, have fun and be with friends. This party is set here to remind us that taking breaks from work and routine is good for all of us. Eat, drink and play with us, food friends!

Come as you are, and come hungry! 

The ‘yard will be full of tented stations offering sweet and savory small bites – our members and graduates create a very special menu that features the latest and greatest of Hope & Main history! Take your time strolling around and tasting, talking and toasting…Your ticket is your access to all the good eats! (and feel free to wear your stretchy pants, there’s no formal dress code here)

A Toast to You, the Local Food Fans!

Your support means a great deal. We are working hard to continue to transform the landscape of Rhode Island’s food economy. All proceeds from the Twilight Party benefit our unique programs the power economic mobility for food-prenuers of all means and backgrounds and build a stronger local food system for Rhode Island.

THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE SHINDIG!

See you there?

Tickets are $45 for adults in advance, $10 for kids under 12. The day-of, adult tickets are $55. 

Have questions? We’re happy to help! Visit us at Schoolyard Market on Wednesdays between 4-7pm to learn more, or call 401-245-7400.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit our nonprofit mission, providing incubation and education programs for entrepreneurs of all means!

2022 RADIANT SPONSORS

Farmer & First CPAs

Rhode Island Service Company (RISC)

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THESE SPONSORS’ GENEROSITY

2022 PRESENTING SPONSORS

2022 ASTRAL SPONSORS

Unity Park

2022 TWINKLE SPONSORS

James Raiola & Associates

Technology Therapy Group

2022 SHIMMER SPONSORS

BeMoore Interpreting

Giant Shoulders

Handy Law

Special Thanks to the Papitto Opportunity Connection Foundation for their remarkable support of Hope & Main’s initiatives to empower  historically underserved communities.

…and more!

WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

We are grateful for the continued support from our community! We are working hard to continue to transform the landscape of Rhode Island’s food economy. We are proud to have established partnerships and strong support from local individuals and organizations that understand the significant role food plays in our communities, and especially our economy.

Hope & Main is proudly assisting in the development of small food and food-related businesses through providing the resources and education necessary for success, while reducing the risks that are often prohibitive for start-ups. Our signature approach has made a significant impact for Rhode Island, including the following accomplishments:

  • Assisted more than 350 food businesses since October 2014
  • Created over 200 jobs
  • Poured $2.7 million into the local food economy

What we bring to the table matters. We strive to inspire conversations between makers and consumers, and encourage a holistic understanding of food from production to consumption and its subsequent effect on the quality of our lives, community and planet.

If you have questions please contact Lisa Raiola, MPH
President & Founder of Hope & Main
lisa@makefoodyourbusiness

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