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Doors Open Festival to Provide Behind-the-Scenes Access to

Unique Places and Spaces of Pawtucket and Central Falls FREE citywide open house festival unlocks the doors of several places across Pawtucket and Central Falls on Sat. Sept. 28

PAWTUCKET, RI – For one day only on Saturday September 28, Doors Open Rhode Island returns with a festival that will provide free, behind-the-scenes access to several unique places and spaces across Pawtucket and Central Falls. Participating locations have a combination of architectural, historical and / or cultural significance, which together tell the story of what makes these two neighboring cities so special. Visitors will build their own explorations of participating venues, each activated with programming and interpretation.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to experience the grandeur of the Old Industrial Trust Company building’s hidden dome, climb up into Cogswell Tower and see the grotto upon which it stands, step into the dugout of McCoy Stadium and the PawSox players’ lounge, visit Isle Brewer’s Guild’s manufacturing and bottling facilities, and more.

Visitors will use a printed festival guide and mobile enabled website to pick and choose where they want to explore, getting themselves between participating sites by whatever method they choose – on foot, by car, bus or bike.

Access to festival sites is free of charge and does not require reservations, but participants are encouraged to sign up for festival newsletters and follow Doors Open RI on social media (@doorsopenri) for last minute announcements. Lines are expected at certain locations.

The Doors Open RI Festival is part of a movement of free, citywide "Doors Open" and "Open House" events that take place annually in over 50 cities around the world. Doors Open RI hosted their first such festival in Providence in 2017, when over 4,000 people explored 24 different locations spread across the city.

Participating locations and festival details are available at doorsopenri.org/festival19.

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Contact: Caroline Stevens | caroline@doorsopenri.org | doorsopenri.org

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