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- NBC Chicago: Chicago Unveils Riverwalk Expansion Plans
“A completed riverwalk not only adds to the livability of the city, but will enhance our economy by expanding our recreational offerings for tourists,” said Lou Raizin, president of Broadway in Chicago.
The State of Rhode Island is soliciting final proposals for the redevelopment of the Shooters site on India Street in Providence.
Proposals are due on October 4th with a walk-through scheduled for September 5th.
This RFP seeks bids from private vendors, marina operators, recreational professionals, concessionaires, restaurant operators, ferry service providers, water based recreational vendors, non-profit organizations, agricultural product marketing professionals, farmers, commercial property developers, and other interested parties to lease the 25 India Street property for commercial, recreational, and marina related uses. Proposals must be beneficial to the State, City and private vendor through providing lease revenues and providing new recreational opportunities on site.
Potential responders: This RFP is not intended to limit responses from ANY interested party. Interested parties can include, but are not limited to:
- Recreational Service providers (bicycle rentals, paddleboard/canoe/kayak/sail/motorboat rentals, marina operators, ferry service operators, bay excursion providers).
- Full Service Restaurant/Catering operators.
- Office and commercial property developers.
- Food V endors and concessionaires.
- Recreationally-related concessions.
- Exercise/Physical Fitness providers.
- Arts/Cultural organizations/non-profit museum operators.
- Farmers/Farmers Market/Produce/Poultry/Fish Providers.
- Local Governmental or non-governmental organizations.
- Other interested parties.
The City of Providence will be celebrating the 4th of July again this year with a festival and fireworks at India Point Park. See more information below including the traffic plan and a reminder that no fireworks or sparklers will be allowed in the park.
Mayor Taveras Invites Providence Residents to Celebrate Fourth of July
Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra and Miss USA Olivia Culpo to perform at BankRI Independence Day Celebration in India Point Park
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism will host the BankRI Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4 at India Point Park.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra and Miss USA Olivia Culpo – a Rhode Island native – will provide entertainment during the celebration and prior to the Fourth of July fireworks display. Other sponsors of the celebration include the Department of Parks and Recreation, Lite Rock 105 and the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. The rain date is July 5, 2012.
Additionally, there will be Audubon Birds of Prey presentations at 1:15 pm and 2:45 pm. Anyone who joins either CBC or Audubon Society of Rhode Island as a 2012 member at the event will receive a free bird-watching boat tour narrated by an Audubon naturalist. Bird-watching boat tours will leave at 2:00 pm and 3:30 PM
Celebrate and enjoy free iced tea from our new friends at Granny Squibb‘s.
And don’t forget, CBC is offering kayaking this year too. Opening day will be May 29th.
Lessons are starting next week! Here is a link (PDF) to the membership forms. No experience necessary!
The Providence Community Boating Center has announced that kayaking will be added to their programming this spring!
The simplicity of kayaking as an entry-level sport for anyone makes it attractive to get outside, get moving, and embrace a healthy lifestyle.
FREE recreational kayaking is now included with adult memberships! Paddle one day as a trial/guest member, or all season, + FREE guest! We want you to paddle with a friend, so you get up to 2 kayaks/ trip.
New to paddling? Join us for some basic instruction and a guided tour. FREE guided “RiverRomp” tours offer youth & families a healthy, active alternative to TV, video, and other indoor, static activities.
CBC will, of course, still be offering recreational sailing and sailing lessons this spring, but now a membership will also offer kayak usage and kayaking lessons!
An adult membership for the entire season costs only $195*, and basically gives you access to boats 7 days a week – with no boat rental fees and no maintenance obligations.
Only in town for a day, or worried about commitment? CBC offers a one-day pass for $75 – a great way to spend an afternoon before checking out a Waterfire.
*packages and discounts available, too!
There’s no information to go with this video on YouTube, but apparently it is a camera strapped to a model airplane. Pretty cool!
Update: I got an email from Nicholas Lin who created this video. He provided a link to a video shot with a better camera and some info on his process:
The plane is flown birds eye view. I have a camera on the plane that records as well as sends live video to a set of video goggles that I wear to fly. It’s amazing to be able to see Providence from that perspective. I live on the East Side of Providence and love the city!
Need some ideas as to what to serve this holiday season?
On Thursday, December 1 at 7:30pm, the Providence Community Boating Center is hosting the last of its 2011 wine tasting events at the boat house. This months varietal: Sparkling Whites
If you’ve never been to a CBC tasting event before, this is a great opportunity to try some wines that might be appropriate for the holidays. It goes like this:
- Your team of up to 3 people bring 3 bottles of the same wine*
- We serve 2 of them (blindly) and put 1 in the prize pool
- At the end of the night, vote on your favorite wine
- If your wine gets voted as most favorite, you win all the 3rd bottles. The more people that come, the bigger the prize pool – Tell your friends!
*We specify the varietal, the rest is up to you. This month the varietal is “Sparkling Whites,” perfect for the holidays. Please bring 3 bottles of the SAME Sparkling White.
We suggest a donation of $10 per person upon arrival.