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The Providence Downtown Improvement District

The Providence Downtown Improvement District (DID) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the vitality and quality of life in downtown Providence. Established in 2005, the DID works to improve the physical, economic, and social environment of the area through a range of initiatives and services, including sidewalk cleaning, landscaping, and beautification, public safety programs, marketing and promotion, and community events.

By partnering with local businesses, residents, and city officials, the DID plays a key role in shaping the future of downtown Providence, making it a more welcoming, attractive, and prosperous place for everyone to live, work, and visit.

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The Landing

Cafe, gallery, gifts and ice cream in Downtown Providence. Serving Gifford's ice cream from Maine…

The George On Washington St.

The George on Washington St. is a stylish and modern apartment building located in Providence,…

The Den Wine & Spirits

We’re a team of locals (some of us life-long Rhode Islanders) who love the beverage…

Symposium Books

Symposium Books, located in Providence, RI 02903, is a charming independent bookstore that caters to…

Sarto Restaurant

At Sarto, we believe that poring over the details is always worth it; and that…

Rooftop At The Providence G

Rooftop at the Providence G is a stylish and sophisticated rooftop bar and lounge located…

Res American Bistro

Res American Bistro is a restaurant located in Providence, Rhode Island, with the zip code…

Providence Performing Arts Center

Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, Rhode Island, with the zip code 02903, is…

Providence Downtown Improvement District

The Providence Downtown Improvement District (DID) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the vitality…

Providence Discovery Map

For the Discovery Map® team, choosing the road not taken is both an approach for…

Nicobella’s Downtown Providence

NicoBella's Downtown Providence is a popular Italian restaurant located in Providence, RI, with the zip…

Murphy’s Providence

Open since 1929, this casual establishment with multiple TVs is part Irish pub, part New…

Minuteman Press

Minuteman Press is a professional printing and marketing service provider located in Providence, RI, with…

Kwench Juice Cafe

Fresh Raw Juice, Raw Smoothie & Acai Bowl Cafe.

Kin Southern Table + Bar

Kin Southern Table + Bar is a popular restaurant located in Providence, Rhode Island, with…

Ellie’s

This snug, charming spot with patio seats offers French pastries, light fare & espresso drinks.

Downcity Pizza & Sandwiches Providence

DownCity Pizza & Sandwiches is a popular eatery located in the heart of Providence, Rhode…

Clementine Cocktail Bar

Clementine Cocktail Bar is a premier cocktail lounge in Providence, Rhode Island. Come enjoy our extensive selection…

Caffè Nero

Your Nero, Your Way. Never be without your coffee. Store. Open for take-away and drink-in. Mobile Ordering.…

Bolt Coffee Co.

Specialty coffee roasting company based in Providence, Rhode Island. Focused on bringing people together and sharing our love…

Bellini (Providence)

Bellini is a delightful Italian restaurant nestled in Providence, Rhode Island, with the zip code…

Bali Bungalow

Bali Bungalow was born out of love and admiration towards the heritage of my motherland,…

Local News

Summer Beats — Thursday AT RWP

The FirstWorks Summer Beats concert series features Dobet Gnahoré this Thursday at the Roger Williams…
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Mayor Smiley, Rhode Island Foundation, Citizens Announce 2024 RWP Pops 

Free performance returns to Roger Williams Park on July 31 Providence, RI — Mayor Brett…
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PVDFest Announces SPREAD LOVE FUNCTION with stay silent  

Artist Lineups Announced for Afrika Nyaga Festival and Stargazing at PVDFest   PROVIDENCE, RI –…
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Free ‘Global CAFE’ — Saturday Lindemann

Head over to the Lindemann Arts Center Saturday for a free concert experience at Global…
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Piano Updates — Stay Tuned

Time to look in on the piano that is the subject of the installation “Piano…
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‘Food Truck Fridays’ At RWP Carousel Village

The weekend is just beginning; why not head over to the Carousel Village in Roger…
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Full WaterFire — Thursday Fourth Of July

Celebrate the Fourth of July with the lighting of over 80 flaming and crackling braziers,…
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View ‘Declaration Of Independence’ Thursday

What a heartbreaking history lesson this has become. The irony could not be more painful:…
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Mayor Smiley Announces Opening of Summer Meal Sites and Enrichment Opportunities for Summer 2024

Monday, July 1, 2024 Mayor Brett P. Smiley today joined Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, Providence Public…
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Mayor Smiley Announces Preparations for Hurricane Season and Extreme Weather

Monday, July 1, 2024  Providence Emergency Management Agency Shares Important Safety Information Mayor Brett P.…
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Scürvy Dög Parking Lot Mega Show — Thursday The Fourth

For live music this week* head over to the Scürvy Dög Parking Lot Mega Show…
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Fireworks Tuesday — India Point Park

The city’s annual Independence Day Celebration will be held Tuesday, July 2, at India Point…
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What's Happening

‘Ocean State Small Works’ Exhibit

06/28/2024 to 07/28/2024 - Wickford Art Association is excited to present ‘Ocean State Small Works’:…

Adult/Teen Ballet

06/24/2024 to 08/19/2024 - This is an intermediate-level ballet class -- however, all are welcome…

Wine Tasting

Starting 01/08/2023 - Join us to taste four hand-picked wines around a theme. Along with…

Sunday Night Baseball

06/09/2024 to 08/25/2024 - On Sunday Nights, catch Sunday Night Baseball at GPub and enjoy…

Reflections of an Inner Life: The Art of the Peter Strickland

06/08/2024 to 07/20/2024 - The Bristol Art Museum announces a collection of artwork created by…

Providence Ghost Tour

04/01/2024 to 09/12/2024 - Join Providence's longest running, locally owned ghost tour! Let our guides…

Highland Cow – Painting Class

07/14/2024 to 07/14/2024 - IN STUDIO PAINTING SESSION: When you reserve your seat at this…

Private Boat Charters

05/11/2024 to 10/26/2024 - Personalized Private Charters in downtown Providence! Climb aboard and host a…

Food Truck Eats & Beats at Sons of Liberty

04/21/2024 to 08/11/2024 - Join us for a great series of events at Sons of…

FringePVD – The Providence Fringe Festival

07/14/2024 to 07/27/2024 - FRINGEPVD features more than 300 performing artists from across the country…

Haunted Boat Tours

06/02/2024 to 10/27/2024 - Immerse yourself in the spooky side of Providence’s history! Allow our…

Providence Flea in the Park

06/02/2024 to 09/15/2024 - Join Providence Flea for Opening Day on Sunday, June 2, 2024,…

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