NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is set to hold his annual "Seniors Day in the Park" event.

The event is scheduled to take place Saturday under a tent at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. His office says hundreds of seniors are expected to attend.

This year's event will feature a free barbecue lunch and live entertainment from The Frank Castle Group, magician Bruce Kalver and the troupe of oversized puppets and other creatures called Big Nazo.

The mayor says he admires the dedication many seniors in the city demonstrate, including through their volunteer work.