“Noon Tunes” Thursdays in September at Burnside Park

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“Noon Tunes” in Burnside Park starts today and continues every Thursday in September – 12pm-1pm. This summer GKP teamed up with Brown Student and Community Radio to bring summer jams, international beats, and electro jazz to Burnside Park. This Thursday we kick off our September lunchtime music series Noon Tunes where you can enjoy food truck fare and music each …

A Better World by Design Conference, September 28-30, 2012

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Each year, A Better World by Design brings a global community of innovators to Providence, Rhode Island to reach across disciplines and unite under a common goal: building a better world. Internationally acclaimed and led completely by students, ABWxD creates a multidisciplinary community; engineers, architects, industrial designers, graphic designers, educators, and many others come together to discuss their work and …

1837 tactile map of Rhode Island for the blind

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This is a tactile map for the blind created by Samuel Gridley Howe in 1837. The lettering is not in braille because the map predates the widespread adoption of braille. One of five remaining copies of the atlas has been digitized (which I guess makes it non-tactile now) by the David Rumsey Map Collection. Via: io9

Six Providence Photographers Capture Removal of I-195

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Photo © Paul Shelasky A photography exhibit documenting the removal of Route 195 begins later this month at Providence City Hall. Six Providence Photographers Capture Removal of I-195 I -195: A Photographic Excavation, an upcoming exhibit at Providence City Hall Gallery, July 26 – August 24th, presents the work of five Rhode Island and one Massachusetts photographer who documented the …

Summer Solstice Celebration at Burnside Park, June 23

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It’s nearly time for the return of Burnside Park beer gardens, outdoor evening concerts and storytime mornings—along with a host of new programs starting this summer! On June 23rd, 2012 Greater Kennedy Plaza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism are kicking off the summer season with the 1st Annual Summer Solstice Celebration On the Plaza! A FREE, all-day …

Good news on job growth from the Creative Sector

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Amongst all the sturm und drang surrounding the 38 Studios debacle and municipal financial crises around the state, there is some good news from the creative sector of our economy. Over the last six years we have seen steady growth, 52% gain in creative industry businesses and a 13% rise in creative industry jobs. This all without a $75 million …

The Providence Phoenix: At Kennedy Plaza, plans for rebirth

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Officials have moved, with some success, to cut down on crime in recent years. And they have taken a few steps toward revitalization: a farmer’s market, a beer garden in the summer, repairs to the fountain in Burnside Park. But Kennedy Plaza is far from the civic hub the city’s boosters envision. And so it was with some anticipation that …