Events: Rollin' on the River

Ditch the car, grab a board (or just come watch) and head to the Newport riverfront for Rollin’ on the River, an all-day fundraising event on Sunday from noon-6 p.m. The Galaxie Skateshop, in cooperation with Able Projects and the City of Newport, presen

Props to the skateboarders. They not only have mastered the fine art of cheap transportation but also look far cooler getting from point A to point B than those of us driving around in our cruddy Korean junkers. So ditch the car, grab a board (or just come watch) and head to the Newport riverfront for Rollin’ on the River, an all-day fundraising event on Sunday from noon-6 p.m. The Galaxie Skateshop, in cooperation with Able Projects and the City of Newport, presents a free, open “skateable art” park featuring ramps, obstacles and mural work and appearances by local pro skate teams Effort, Instrument and Fickle. Then at 8 p.m. the party moves to the Southgate House for a show with The Lions Rampant, The Read, The Highlight Reel and DJ Chin, a silent auction and bring-your-own-T-shirt screen-printing. Admission to the show is $5 ($8 for 18-20). All proceeds from Rollin’ will go to benefit the construction of a skate park in Newport. Get details here.