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PVDfest to Return, June 2-5, 2016

In Arts, Eventsby Greater City Providence4 Comments

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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Performers announced for June Providence International Arts Festival #PVDfest

In Arts, Eventsby Jef Nickerson2 Comments

At a press conference yesterday, Mayor Elorza announced some of the performers that will be part of the 1st Annual Providence International Arts Festival, June 11-14, 2015. Below is a long press release from the Mayor’s Office. Also find information at The Providence International Arts Festival Extensive Artist Roster Announced Mayor Elorza Announces Artist Roster for Signature Festival to …

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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

In Artsby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

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. — 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.’

Greater Kennedy Plaza summer season programming Survey

In Arts, Parks/Open Spaceby Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Greater Kennedy Plaza is seeking your input on the outdoor programming that takes place there, see information below: Many thanks for a great outdoor programming season in Greater Kennedy Plaza! Many of you have told us all season how much what we do improves the place we all share – and your ideas for improving on it – here is …

Last Burnside Park Beer Garden of the season

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Photo from Greater Kennedy Plaza After being extended for two more weeks, tonight is for real the last Burnside Park Beer Garden Music Series event of the year. We’ve had a great season featuring a wide array of local music–clearly Providence has a wealth of talent! We have one more night for you on Thursday, Sept 19. Grupo Sazon, is …

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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 …

Ribbon-Cutting of Burnside Park ‘Imagination Station’ – August 22, 2013

In Arts, Events, Parks/Open Spaceby Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Ribbon-Cutting by Mayor Taveras of the new ‘Imagination Station’ in Burnside Park kicks off a day of events. Mayor Angel Taveras, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy and Southwest Airlines will unveil and open a new ‘Imagination Center’ in Burnside Park on Thursday, August 22. The Imagination Center, created with a grant from Southwest Airlines, will serve as a new place …

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

In Arts, Eventsby Jef Nickerson5 Comments

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

In Arts, Downcityby Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

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 …

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Providence 4th of July 2013 festival and fireworks at India Point Park

In Arts, Events, Waterfrontby Greater City Providence4 Comments

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 PROVIDENCE, …