Sea Star Marketplace – press release from Frosty Drew

Below is information about our large sale of art, fine crafts, and antiques that will take place in Charlestown’s Ninigret Park on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Below is a summary of the merchandise that will be exhibited and sold and other activities around our celebration of the arts.

We are extremely honored to present during the event, a talk by Dr. Giovanni Fazio, a world-renowned astrophysicist who pioneered the development of gamma-ray astronomy. Visitors will see beautiful pictures that have resulted from his research and work in the development of infrared instrumentation and cameras used to observe galaxy formation and the evolution in the early Universe.

Dr. Fazio is an engaging speaker. In his talk, entitled “Where Are We? Our Place in the Universe,” he will take children and adults on a grand tour of the Universe, beginning at our planet Earth, traveling through our Solar System and Galaxy, and ending at the edge of the known Universe. He promises a most beautiful and fascinating journey with lots of surprises. will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

★ ART, FINE CRAFTS & ANTIQUES
Photographs, Oil Paintings, Watercolors, Jewelry, Pottery, Cast and Blown Glass Vessels, Woodworking, Tilework, Shell Creations, Garden Accessories, and Much More.

★ ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC
–Tour of the Universe with Dr. Giovanni Fazio
–Dancing by The Ladies of the Rolling Pin
–Live Music—Sol Music; Heather Maloney

★ FOOD
–Matunuck Oyster Bar—Lobster Rolls, Oysters, Clams & Shrimp
–Eddie’s BBQ—Pulled Pork; BBQ Chicken, Eggplant, Tofu
–Lori’s—Hot Dogs; Burgers
–Inside Scoop—Ice Cream; Strawberry Shortcake
–Del’s Lemonade

★ DEMONSTRATIONS & ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
–Demonstrations—Fish Printing; Weaving; Making Honey
–Observing the Sun (with Sunspotters)
–Face painting; children’s activities

★ FREE ADMISSION & BEAUTIFUL LOCATION
On RI’s South Coast; Just Off Route 1; Plenty of Parking;
Entrance to Ninigret Park — 4870 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI

The Frosty Drew Sea Star Marketplace is a fundraiser for our private, nonprofit Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory operated by volunteers. Funds raised will support environmental education for children and adults and help to make observational astronomy accessible to the public.