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PVDFest – June 7-10, 2018

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Marking its fourth year, Providence’s signature cultural celebration showcases the diversity and vibrancy of the Creative Capital through art installations, live music and dance, food, and much, much more.

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Encuentro 2018, a national conference on Latino heritage and historic preservation – April 26-28, 2018

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Registration is open for Encuentro 2018, a national conference on Latino heritage and historic preservation, planned for Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28. This groundbreaking event is organized by Latinos in Heritage Conservation, Rhode Island Latino Arts, and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. Encuentro is the 33rd Annual R.I. Statewide Historic Preservation Conference and LHC’s 3rd National Convening. It also marks the 50th anniversary of the Commission.

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PVDfest to Return, June 2-5, 2016

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From the Mayor’s Office: Signature Event in “America’s Coolest City” Returns for Second Year Rebranded and expanded, PVDFest will bring four days of art, music, and to the streets of Providence, June 2-5, 2016 Providence, RI – City of Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and Founding Creative Partner FirstWorks announced PVDFest, Rhode Island’s …

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Jane’s Walk – May 2-3, 2015

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Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbours.

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Picturing Providence Opening Reception – February 3, 2015

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In a city known for both its extraordinary architecture and rich creative community, it is no surprise that the cultural landscape is the subject of many local artists’ work. This exhibit features photographs by Jesse Burke of the Providence Preservation Society’s 2014 Most Endangered Properties project and work inspired by Providence from Carolina Arentsen and José Ramirez.

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PopUp Providence accepting applications for Year 2 projects

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In 2013, the Providence Redevelopment Agency dedicated $150,000 for the City’s first tactical urbanism program, PopUp Providence, to be allocated in $50,000 increments over a period of three years. For its inaugural year, the PRA coordinated with the City’s Planning Department and several community organizations to implement a variety of “demonstration” projects.

Christmas WaterFires this weekend

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Sadly, tonight’s WaterFire lighting had to be cancelled due to the weather: Due to the severe winter weather forecasted for later on this afternoon, tonight's event has been cancelled. pic.twitter.com/j0lwkmYagU — WaterFire Providence (@WaterFireProv) December 14, 2013 WaterFire will have special Christmas editions of their fires running tonight and Saturday evening (weather permitting): Enjoy the spirit of Christmas for two …

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“PopUp Providence”

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The purpose of the program is to enliven city spaces and engage residents, workers and visitors in their community with five projects and three mini-projects that include art installations, music instruction and performance, way-finding signage, and a ‘parklet.’

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Riverzedge Industrial Ball – September 27, 2013

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9/27/13 Industrial Ball/Carnival @ The Plant to Raise Funds for At-Risk Teens Providence, RI: On Friday, September 27th, 2013 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, Riverzedge Arts and The Plant are teaming up to provide DIY fun for a cause. The 2013 Industrial Ball will feature traditional carnival activities with a modern twist as well as music, dancing and food from …

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Last Burnside Park Beer Garden of the season – Today at 4:30pm

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Don’t miss the last show of the SUMMER SEASON! Don’t let the morning showers fool you – great forecast for tonight as Mark Cutler and the Men of Great Courage & Sara Azriel take the Burnside Stage. Plus the Trinity Brewhouse & Revival Brewing Company beer garden, and delicious dinner from Fancheezical Providence, Lotus Pepper and Like No Udder! It’s …

Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series is a go for this evening

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Careful, if you ask me to hold your beer, I might drink it. [box style=”alert”]Slight change of plans. The band will be playing and the beer will be flowing, but it will be taking place inside at Trinity Brewhouse, see you there![/alert] There is a chance of a passing shower this afternoon, but the surprising fall-like chill in the air …

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NEA grant to support effort to build “cultural corridor” along Washington Street

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Washington Street. Photo (cc) Sean_Marshall. From the City of Providence: Mayor Angel Taveras, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, the Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and FirstWorks announced yesterday that the City of Providence will receive a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant. The $75,000 grant will support a community design effort to …