Mayor Angel Taveras joined city planners, the Providence Redevelopment Agency and community groups today to announce a three-year, citywide demonstration program called PopUp Providence. 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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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 nearby Cuban Revolution. For the newly low price of $35.00, Ball goers can win prizes through feats of accuracy and luck, get their fortune told, print their own T’s and invest in a more successful future for an under resourced teen.
As David Hasslinger, a Representative of Armory Revival Company, who donated the space at The Plant, explains, “Riverzedge is one of those unsung heroes in Rhode Island, quietly doing amazing work with teens. I am supporting them with space, and I hope others do too by coming to the event. It’s really going to be a special night.”
To join Hasslinger in supporting Riverzedge Arts, buy a ticket on-line and come to the event!
- Who: Everyone who loves art and cares about urban teens
- What: 2013 Industrial Ball/Carnival (There might be a beard contest, just saying…)
- Where: The Plant, Unit 108 – 60 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
- When: Friday, September 27th 2013, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
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 the last show of the summer season – Beer Garden at 4:30, music at 5:15!
See the event page on Facebook.
See you there!
AS220 Youth has started work on a mural on the front of the Narrow Building on Washington Street. It appears to be a selection of landmark buildings.
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!
There is a chance of a passing shower this afternoon, but the surprising fall-like chill in the air makes it a perfect evening to drink beers in the park and listen to great music.
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 create a cultural corridor in downtown Providence along Washington Street, and to establish the FirstWorks Festival on the Plaza as a biennial signature event in Providence.
The city’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and cultural partner FirstWorks will use the award to continue the transformation of Kennedy Plaza, a key component of Mayor Taveras’ economic development action plan, Putting Providence Back to Work.
The City has announced plans for this year’s Fourth of July celebration at India Point Park. See the bottom of the post for information about traffic restrictions and heightened security measures.
Mayor Taveras Invites Providence Residents To Celebrate Fourth of July
Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra performance and fireworks display highlight BankRI Independence Day Celebration in India Point Park
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra will provide entertainment during the celebration, which will be followed by a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks display is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. A rain date of July 5 has been set.
“I look forward to the Fourth of July every summer and I am excited to join BankRI to host this important celebration of our liberty and freedom. I invite residents from across Providence and all of Rhode Island to join me at India Point Park as we celebrate with fireworks and a free concert from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra,” said Mayor Taveras.
Additional sponsors of the celebration include Lite Rock 105, the Providence Tourism Council, the Providence Federation of Musicians, the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation.
“The Fourth of July is a holiday rich in tradition that so many in our community look forward to. We’re proud to continue our support of the BankRI Independence Day Celebration,” said Mark J. Meiklejohn, President and CEO of BankRI. “In addition to the event’s signature fireworks display, there are activities and entertainment for people of all ages.”
The City and RIPTA are requesting proposals for bus shelter art installations along the North Main and Broad Street R-Line rapid bus route.
Details on the RFP:
The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Department of Planning and Development in partnership with the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), invite artists and artist/fabricator teams to submit their qualifications and concepts for art panels and seating to be included in bus shelters along our city’s Broad and North Main Street transit corridors. This is a first of its kind project for the City of Providence and we enthusiastically await artist response.
A total of seventeen sites along these two bus routes will receive art installations as a result of this program and call for art. Stipends awarded to selected artists will range from $8,000 to $23,000 for concept, fabrication, and installation of the bus shelter and seating elements. Past experience in fabrication and public art design is a requirement for this RFP. Artists without such a background are encouraged to team up with the appropriate 3D artists and fabricators.
All proposals must be received by July 8, 2013, 4pm
Visit the City’s website for links to the required documents.
Summer is here and so is the 2nd Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on the Plaza!
Help us kick off the season with an all day celebration in Greater Kennedy Plaza – with special musical guests Family of the Year, Gentlemen Hall and The Silks, an outdoor beer garden, food trucks and fun family programming and more!
Come early and stay late- there is something for everyone during this day of fun. This event runs from 3PM-10PM and is FREE, all ages and open the public!
3pm-6pm – Family Fun!
Grab the kids and head to Burnside Park early. You will find amazing balloon sculptures, interactive activities, and musical performances with Providence Children’s Museum, the Rhode Island Museum of Science & Art, and Girls Rock RI.
Feeling active? Avenue Sandwhich takes over the rink at 4PM running street-style skating, graffiti art and live DJing. And don’t miss afternoon performances by Jump! Dance Company, Girls Rock RI, and Providence Monthly’s “Most Musical Act” the Extraordinary Rendition Band in Burnside Park.
6pm-10pm Concert + Beer Garden!
At 6pm grab a refreshing drink and relax in the Trinity Beer Garden while enjoying an evening concert in Bunside Park! Blend the high-handed anthemic choruses of the Killers with the retro synth melodies of MGMT and you’ve got our 7pm band, Boston’s Gentlemen Hall. At 8pm Southern California indie rockers Family of the Year take the stage before local heroes The Silks close the night out beginning at 9pm.