The Conimicut Village Association will host a parade on Saturday, July 20th to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing that took place on July 20th, 1969.
According to the events website, while the parade will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, it will celebrate not only the astronauts who made that first lunar landing and their successors who landed on the moon’s surface in later years, but will also celebrate all the men and women who have made the entire U.S. space program – both manned travel and unmanned exploration – so successful since NASA’s founding in 1958.
The parade is being organized by the Conimicut Village Association, a Rhode Island nonprofit corporation and membership organization founded in 1985 that fosters preservation and improvement of the Conimicut area working with its members, village residents, business personnel and government officials and employees.
The Conimicut 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Parade has partnered with WaterFire and Brown University’s NASA RI Space Grant Consortium to make all three organizations’ celebrations of the first moon landing successful.
- Parade units will stage at Clegg Field on Winter Avenue south of the village, and along Ardway Avenue that runs northeast from the field. (Green on map)
- At 11:00 am the parade will head east on Winter Avenue to West Shore Road, turn left (north) on West Shore and march 1/2 mile to the American Legion. (Black line on map)
- 50 feet before reaching the Legion, the parade will turn left onto Birchwood Avenue where units will disband along Birchwood and Poplar Avenues. (Red line on map).
- Speeches, food trucks and the craft fair will be at the American Legion. (Blue on map).