The City of Cranston

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Parks and Recreation

Annual Events

Tree Lighting Ceremony
During the first week in December, the Mayor invites all Cranston residents to City Hall to help celebrate the official opening of the holiday season in the City of Cranston. The evening begins with the traditional lighting of the Christmas Tree and some outdoor caroling. There might even be an appearance by Santa Claus so bring your camera.


Pitch Hit & Run Skills Competition
Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) is an exciting baseball skills competition that provides boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, the opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. PHR participants can advance through four levels of competition, including Local and Sectional competitions, Team Championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks, and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game.

The official skills competition of Major League Baseball, PHR is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the fun element of baseball. All participants must begin by competing in a Local competition, which can be hosted by any organization, league, civic group or set of volunteers in the community. PHR is free of charge to both the participants and the local hosting organization.

Call Parks and Recreation for specific date and locaton of the local competition.

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