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New Year’s Eve events in Providence


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From the City’s Department of Art, Culture, + Tourism:

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Rhode Island’s Capital City

City of Providence, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau Launch Special Website for New Year’s Eve Activities

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Angel Taveras, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau have launched a website to showcase the many great events happening on New Year’s Eve in Providence.

Residents and visitors can go online at to find celebratory activities fit for every age group. The new site features a host of resources for ringing in the New Year, from daytime family fun to the hottest nightlife. Choose from categories including: Hotel Getaway Packages, Events, and Dining Specials.

Visitors to the website can also enter to win a number of passes to New Year’s Eve events. These prizes include entrance to the Providence Children’s Museum and RISD Museum, skating passes to the Providence Rink, tickets to that evening’s Providence College basketball game and more. Deadline for entry is December 27, 2013.

There are plenty of festive options to ring in the New Year in Providence, including:

HAPPY NEW YEAR! at Providence Children’s Museum

11 a.m.
Providence Children’s Museum, Providence
Create noisemakers from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and join a ball drop to ring in 2014 at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.!


1 p.m.
AS220, Empire St, Providence, RI
For day programming we’ll have performances from: The Manton Avenue Project, Eric Fulford’s Create-A-Comic, Bill Harley Keith Munslow – Storyteller/Musician/Cartoonist, and a Dance Party with the Extraordinary Rendition Band.


1:30 p.m.
EPOCH Senior Living on Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI
Jazz musician Larry Perlman will be accompanied by his four-piece band for this special free performance.

PROVIDENCE COLLEGE Men’s Basketball vs. Seton Hall

2:30 p.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Square, Providence, RI
Cheer on the Providence College Men’s Basketball team as they take on Big East rival Seton Hall in a special day game at the Dunk!


10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
The Providence Rink at Bank of America City Center, Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI
Spend New Year’s Eve gliding over the ice at the Providence Rink with special hours just in time for the New Year.


1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Providence Performing Arts Center, Weybosset St, Providence, RI
Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical story of how two girls meet in the land of Oz and grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

The DORRANCE & CHIFFEROBE Present New Year’s Eve 2013

9 p.m.
The Dorrance, Dorrance St, Providence
This year’s theme is Old Hollywood, with entertainment inspired by The Wizard of Oz. Guests can look forward to ruby red cocktails as well as performances by Miss Wensday & The Cotillions, The Chifferobe TropiGals, and a flying monkey or two!

Plus so much more at

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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