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Last Burnside Park Beer Garden of the season – Today at 4:30pm

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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 …

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 …

Barry Schiller: Providence Planning Hosts Meeting on Kennedy Plaza, Downtown Circulation

In Downcity, Parks/Open Space, Pedestrians, Reader Submissions, RIPTA, Transportationby Guest Post2 Comments

Overall: good ideas on the parts of the project about 2-way streets and pedestrian and bike improvements around downtown, but on Kennedy Plaza, a net loss for bus riders, but not as much as once feared. The project: extend 2-way on Empire, 2-way on Dorrance in front of the Biltmore, and on Exchange Terrace on north side of Burnside Park; …

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Kennedy Plaza/Circulator Phase 3 Informational Meeting – July 10, 2013

In Downcity, Parking, Parks/Open Space, Pedestrians, Roadsby Greater City Providence1 Comment

The City will be having an informational meeting about proposed enhancements and reconfiguration of the Kennedy Plaza area as well as details about Phase 3 of the Downtown Circulator project. The Circulator project includes reconstruction of LaSalle and Emmet Squares, Fountain Street, Broadway, part of Dorrance Street, and Exchange Terrace.

Shakespeare in the Park at Roger Williams National Memorial

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The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater (TRIST) is bringing Shakespeare’s perennial favorite, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to Roger Williams National Memorial on North Main Street in Providence for a run of outdoor performances. Fairies, lovers, officials, and a troupe of bumbling amateur actors – what more could one ask on a late spring evening? The play provides plenty of laughs, strange …

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A Greater Kennedy Plaza

In Downcity, Parks/Open Space, Pedestrians, RIPTAby Jef Nickerson29 Comments

Rendering from Union Studio Architects [box style=”alert”]Update (Apr. 22): Union Studio News: Greater Kennedy Plaza[/alert] The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy (DPPC) is set to unveil plans for the transformation of Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence this evening. Stakeholders in the downtown area including the City, the Parks Department, RIPTA, area businesses and universities, and others have been working on reimagining …

FirstWorks Festival in Kennedy Plaza, September 29

In Arts, Downcity, Events, Parks/Open Spaceby Jef Nickerson2 Comments

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 …

“Noon Tunes” Thursdays in September at Burnside Park

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“Noon Tunes” in Burnside Park starts today and continues every Thursday in September – 12pm-1pm. This summer GKP teamed up with Brown Student and Community Radio to bring summer jams, international beats, and electro jazz to Burnside Park. This Thursday we kick off our September lunchtime music series Noon Tunes where you can enjoy food truck fare and music each …

Playful Providence, September 7-9

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Children’s Museum and Partners Present ‘Playful Providence’ A Citywide Celebration of Play | September 7 – 9, 2012 PROVIDENCE, RI – The city of Providence was recently honored as a “Playful City USA” by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America’s children. The recognition, which honors cities and towns that make play a priority, was due in …