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Christmas tree lighting in Kennedy Plaza – December 7, 2013

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All the details on this Saturday’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony and other festivities from the City of Providence:


Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Families and residents are invited to kick-off the festive season of shopping and homecomings in the Capital City on Saturday, when Mayor Angel Taveras hosts the City of Providence’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting festivities.

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. at the Bank of America Skating Center. It will be emceed by Mayor Taveras and NBC 10′s Morning anchor, Barbara Morse Silva. Tony the Dancing Cop will be stationed at Washington Street and Dorrance Street at 5:30pm to welcome guests.

The ceremony will include performances by RPM Voices of Rhode Island featuring RPM Youth Voices, the Brown University Skating Band and the 4th and 5th grade chorus from the Lillian Feinstein at Sackett Street Elementary School. A figure skating demonstration by regional award winners will follow the ceremony, and Santa will be on the ice when public skating resumes.

Members of the Johnson & Wales University chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa will provide refreshments and sell ornaments to benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Stanley Tree Service is donating crane service for the trees.

The event is sponsored by the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation, the Providence Tourism Council, Whole Foods Market University Heights, Dave’s Coffee and Zipcar Providence.

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St. Joseph’s Day celebration at Providence City Hall today

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Mayor Taveras to Host Annual St. Joseph’s Day Celebration at Providence City Hall

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will host the annual St. Joseph’s Day Celebration at Providence City Hall this afternoon. General Secretary and Treasurer of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Armand Sabitoni, will be the honorary guest speaker at this year’s celebration on the second and third floors of City Hall. There will be traditional Italian musical performances by Bill Moretti and Domenic DePasquale and Rev. Dean Perri of the Catholic Diocese of Providence will deliver an invocation.

WHO: Providence Mayor Angel Taveras; Armand Sabitoni; Reverend Dean Perri
WHAT: Annual St. Joseph’s Day Celebration at Providence City Hall
WHEN: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 1-1:30 pm
WHERE: Second and third floors, Providence City Hall

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St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Providence City Hall today

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Mayor Taveras to Host Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Providence City Hall

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will host the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Providence City Hall this afternoon. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will be the honorary guest speaker at this year’s formal celebration on the second and third floors of City Hall. City Hall will be filled with traditional musical and dance performances by the Providence Police Department Pipes and Drums and the Goulding School of Irish Dance. Rev. Timothy Reilly of the Catholic Diocese of Providence will deliver a blessing and invocation and Mayor Taveras will present a Mayoral Citation to the Providence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.

WHO: Providence Mayor Angel Taveras; Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin; Reverend Timothy Reilly
WHAT: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Providence City Hall
WHEN: Friday, March 15, 2013, 1-1:30 pm
WHERE: 2nd floor, Providence City Hall
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