Updated with more photos and a video of the Bandaloop performance from GoProvidence.com
Saturday, September 29th, FirstWorks will transform Greater Kennedy Plaza. Bandaloop (shown in the video above) performing acrobatics off the side of Providence’s iconic Downtown skyline buildings will be one of more than a dozen performances and installations taking place throughout the Plaza and surrounding area.
Events begin at 4pm and run through the evening. Visit FirstWorks a full list of events, times, and locations.
Download the official map and schedule.
RIPTA buses will be moved out of Kennedy Plaza on Saturday for the event. Visit RIPTA.com for details on your bus route and where to pick it up in the Kennedy Plaza area.
More information from FirstWorks:
In the blink of an eye, Providence has shed its summer skin. Autumn begins our count-down to 200+ artists and performers gathering for FirstWorks Festival: On the Plaza on Saturday, September 29th from 4-11pm. In a few short weeks, Greater Kennedy Plaza, Providence’s historic and transit hub, will be a vast urban stage set for a kinetic extravaganza!
Come to see, hear, dance, and savour — this is a festival where civic and celebratory go hand-in-hand. Thanks to a “creative placemaking” grant from the NEA, this year’s festival culminates months of art projects and the re-opening of Burnside Park with an astonishing line-up of artists.
Street opera staged on a retro-fitted monster truck? We’ve got it. Rappelling dancers dangling 30-stories in the air? Why not? Bhangra-funk and swinging salsa from the five boroughs? Oh yes…
See what happens when FirstWorks Festival guest artists mash-up with Ocean State stars, including Waterfire, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Brown/Trinity MFA Programs and Festival Ballet Providence to light up the heart of Providence!
Remember Silverman, or tin man, or whatever he was called. He had been floating around in the river for a few years now, but has been missing for a while. A reader contacted us and has solved the mystery of what happened to him:
For about a month or so, the tin foil man floating in the Providence River has been missing. Run over by a boat? Stolen? Sunk? Headed south to join tax-haven loving Rhode Islanders in Florida?
No one seemed to know. This afternoon he was found, beached… or more accurately, wood piled.
In the corner of the fence guarding the Water Fire wood supply. In for repairs? Run over once too many times by WaterFire craft?
Plus, there are now picnic tables down under the highway down by the river:
Also of note today:
Picnic tables (two) have been placed at water’s edge on the Ship Street extension alongside the Narragansett Bay Commission’s storm water (my euphemism) overflow outlet. Some tree trimming and tidying have gone on, just in time for the fall and winter picnicking season.
But, hey, why criticize; with luck we’ll have some warm days in October… and the tables should still be there come spring.
Prime viewing spot for the big Iway deconstruction project.
Photo credit: Chris Meringolo
Maker Fair Rhode Island 2010 is happening August 28th.
We’re doing another Mini Maker Faire here in RI, and hey, it’s happening soon. This year it will once again be embedded within a Waterfire, and we’ll be holding it at the Bank of America Skating Center, August 28, 2010, 3pm-11pm.
The Maker Faire RI web site is full of all kinds of details.
And just to be as Org 2.0 as possible, we’ve even got a Kickstarter project so we can afford to make this crazy thing happen!
Not only that, we’re still accepting submissions from Makers and we’re up to 16 confirmed exhibitors, with more to come soon.