Schoolyard Twilight Party
Thank you all for supporting Hope & Main in our first-ever indoor Twilight Party. Stay tuned for next year – it’s our 10th anniversary!
Enjoy small bites and bevvies hand crafted by Hope & Main’s brightest food stars in our classic former school building.
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 $50 for adults in advance (through August 18), then the price goes up to $60.
$15 for kids under 12.
Limited day of tickets available for $70, so buy in advance!
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!
2023 RADIANT SPONSORS
James Raiola & Associates
2023 SHIMMER SPONSORS
WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THESE SPONSORS’ GENEROSITY
2023 PRESENTING SPONSORS
2023 SPECIAL FOOD-PRENEUR SUPPORT
2023 ASTRAL SPONSORS
2023 TWINKLE SPONSORS
Special Thanks to the Papitto Opportunity Connection Foundation for their remarkable support of Hope & Main’s initiatives to empower historically underserved communities.
SMALL BITES & BIG SIPS BY
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.