Get ready for Bright Night

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Now that we’ve got Christmas out of the way, it is time to think about New Year’s Eve. Providence’s New Year’s tradition, Bright Night continues this year with music, food, art, and more throughout Downtown. Schedule Locations Tickets

Downcity: Tonight, late night shopping. Next week, revelry

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The shops Downcity are open until midnight tonight for all your last minute Christmas shopping needs: Still have some last minute shopping to do? Nervous of when you’re going to fit it all in? Have no fear because Westminster Street will be open till MIDNIGHT on Thursday, December 23. Open till midnight means: You have plenty of time left to …

Photos: WaterFire’s New Year’s Eve Venetian Masquerade Party

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WaterFire has published some photos from their New Year’s Eve Venetian Masquerade Party. WaterFire heads into it’s 15th season in 2010. Photos from WaterFire’s New Year’s Eve Venetian Masquerade Party held at the Old Stone Bank Building in Providence, RI featuring performances by Nathan Granner, tenor, and Quixotic Fusion, a music and dance performance group based in Kansas City. The …

Bright Night WaterFire

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I have to figure out how to actually take good night shots with my camera, but anyway, here are a couple snaps from Bright Night WaterFire. What did everyone think of Bright Night and WaterFire this year? What could make it better (aside from an economy that allowed them to collect a healthier amount of donations)? Photos by Jef Nickerson

Ice-Breaker Daedalus

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Photo borrowed from WaterFire’s Facebook Page WaterFire crews are battling ice in the Basin at Waterplace to ensure that they can pull off a lighting this New Year’s Eve. WaterFire has helped Bright Night secure funding to ensure another wonderful New Year’s celebration in Providence. Both organization as always are seeking donations to help pay for the events. Bright Night …

Happy New Year

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Eddi Reader : Auld Lang Syne 2008 was a tough year in a lot of ways (exhilarating in others), so I thought Eddi Reader’s touching rendition of Auld Lang Syne would be a good way of ushering it out. Also, Eddi is Scottish and so is Auld Lang Syne originally. And just to make myself feel old, Eddi’s former band, …

Free T Tonight

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Photo (cc) TalkingTree from Flickr The MBTA has free service tonight (yes that includes Commuter Rail from and to Providence), and special services after midnight. Meanwhile RIPTA is detouring buses all over creation, not free, and does not run until or past midnight to most (any?) areas. So that’s not really a transit option if you plan to ring in …