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Summer Beats — Thursday AT RWP

The FirstWorks Summer Beats concert series features Dobet Gnahoré this Thursday at the Roger Williams Park bandstand. The event is free and open to the public. Hailing from Côte d’Ivoire, Dobet is…
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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 P. Smiley, the Rhode Island Foundation, and Citizens invite the public to a free performance The post…
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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 – Mayor Brett P. Smiley, FirstWorks Executive Director Kathleen Pletcher and Department of Arts, Culture and The post…
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Free ‘Global CAFE’ — Saturday Lindemann

Head over to the Lindemann Arts Center Saturday for a free concert experience at Global CAFE (Celebrating Art From Everywhere), curated by local artist, educator, activist, and current Artistic Innovator in Residence,…
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Piano Updates — Stay Tuned

Time to look in on the piano that is the subject of the installation “Piano (de)composition.” We first wrote about this last November following several months of weathering and decay. But something…
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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 Williams Park for Food Truck Fridays, running now through September 27th. Food trucks, live music, train and…
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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, food, drink, music, and entertainment. This full lighting is set to celebrate Independence Day and will have…
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View ‘Declaration Of Independence’ Thursday

What a heartbreaking history lesson this has become. The irony could not be more painful: Mere days before celebrating the Founding Fathers’ complete break with the British king, our corrupted Supreme Court…
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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 Schools Superintendent Montañez, Superintendent of Providence Parks Wendy Nilsson, Director of Recreations Stephen Grace, Providence The post…
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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. Smiley today joined Councilor Sue AnderBois and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo The post…
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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 II on Thursday, the Fourth of July. Enjoy the shade in the outdoor beer garden overlooking scenic…
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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 Park. Programming begins at 6pm. The fireworks display runs from 9pm to 9:30pm. (Please leave your dog…
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Wes’ Rib House Block Party — Saturday

Wes’ Rib House celebrates its grand opening (some would say reopening — the sign does say 1973) this Saturday with live music, wrestling, and a pig roast. Providence’s own Sage Francis*, forefather…
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Mayor Smiley Invites Providence to Celebrate Independence Day   

Free live music and fireworks display to highlight annual Independence Day Celebration in India Point Park on July 2 from 5pm-9:30pm  PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Brett P. Smiley, the City The post…
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Dune Brothers to reopen Crescent Park clam shack

Seafood lovers are in luck as a new clam shack will be opening at Crescent Park in East Providence for the first time since 2020. The City of East Providence announced that…
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U.S. Conference of Mayors Select Providence to Host 2027 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 26, 2024    Mayor Brett P. Smiley today announced that the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) selected Providence to host their 2027 Annual Meeting. The USCM is a The post…
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2024 Motif Food Truck Awards: Voting Ends August 11

Rhode Island’s food truck scene goes to show how beloved these mobile food carriers really are. These annual awards aim to gather the food truck community in a space that The post…
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Return to Local Control Cabinet Announces Community Engagement and Timeline

Tuesday, June 25, 2024   PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, the Providence Return to Local Control Cabinet announced updates on their work, year-long community engagement opportunities and outlined what the City The post…
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Traffic Operations for July 2nd Providence Fireworks Celebration

Highway Exit 1A (Old Exit 2), Gano Street, closes at 8AM then reopens at 11PM Providence Closures: India Street closed after 8:00am from Newport Ferry Landing to the I-195 off-ramp. The post…
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Annual ‘Nothing But Net’ fundraiser held for Special Olympics

Former Rhode Island College Women's Basketball star Stephanie Coro teamed up this weekend with Special Olympics Rhode Island athlete Ryan Fleming for the annual "24-Hours of Nothing But Net" fundraiser.
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‘Parlour On The Block’ Saturday

The Parlour will be holding an all-ages block party this Saturday from noon to 8pm (after which time it turns back into a bar, open until 2am). This is a family-friendly event…
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Roger Williams Park Zoo will welcome penguins in 2025

It looks like Rhode Islanders will have to wait a bit longer for penguins to return to Roger Williams Park Zoo.
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Mayor Smiley Announces Summer Arts Programming in Providence Parks 

Ely Fund to Support 41 Public Events in Summer 2024    PROVIDENCE, RI—Mayor Brett P. Smiley today announced the 2024 Ely Fund Neighborhood Performing Arts Series of 41 free public The post…
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Music & Beer Garden — Armory Park Thursday

Head over to Armory Park for live music when the Third Thursdays Concerts in the Park series kicks off the summer season. Moniker Brewery will be running the beer garden; the Farm…
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