Impromptu Blog Meet-Up (03/19)

In Downcity, Recreation by Jef Nickerson5 Comments

Photo by Jef Nickerson Did you not get enough to drink yesterday? No? Good. Then you can join us tomorrow for an impromptu blog meet-up at the Skating Center in Kennedy Plaza. The Bank of America City Center (that’s the skating rink in Kennedy Plaza) is having a Beer & Wine Pavilion after work all this week to celebrate the …

CBC Wine Tastings Resume This Week

In Events, Recreation, Waterfront by Matthew Coolidge1 Comment

This Thursday, the Providence Community Boating Center is kicking off it’s 2010 wine tasting event series. This months varietal: California Whites If you’ve never been to a CBC wine tasting before, all the more reason to join us! It goes like this: Your team of up to 3 people bring 3 bottles of the same wine* We serve 2 of …

Skating Center opens Friday

In Parks/Open Space, Recreation by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Photo (cc) Jef Nickerson Skating begins in Kennedy Plaza on Friday, from Facebook: Friday, November 20, 2009 6:00pm – 10:00pm Bank of America City Center Join us for our opening night celebration when the Providence Roller Derby trades wheels for blades to usher in the 2009-2010 ice skating season at the Bank of America City Center! A portion of every …


In Recreation by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

I went to Roger Williams Park Zoo with some of my family from the Cape, including my nieces (1 and 2 years old, their first visit). We had a great day, only had to duck under a roof for about 10 minutes to avoid some rain. We saw lots of animals and the girls were wonderful, only two bouts of …

Get on the water

In Recreation, Waterfront by Matthew CoolidgeLeave a Comment

Just over the Providence city line in the Edgewood neighborhood of Cranston lies a well kept secret: The Edgewood Sailing School. Advertised almost exclusively on a sandwich-board sign at the intersection of Narragansett Blvd and Shaw Ave, the sailing school has been giving lessons from the Edgewood Yacht Club for over 50 years. In the summer of 2003, I had …

Providence Community Library

In Events, Recreation by Jef Nickerson9 Comments

See update on Main Branch Library at end of post Though it is vitally important to the city, we haven’t been doing a very good job (or any job really) of following the Libraries story here at GC:PVD. Frankly, I’m utterly confused by the whole thing and every time I try to understand it my brain explodes a little. A …

New “Downtown” 5K?

In Recreation by Bret AncowitzLeave a Comment

I received an e-mail a while back screaming the headline “New Downtown 5k!” about the new St. Patrick’s Day 5K coming up this Saturday on March 21st. “Awesome!” I initially thought… “Sign me up…” I’ve run in the CVS Downtown 5K for the last 4 summers and have always enjoyed it. Hosting several thousand runners, many of whom are from …

Hikes with Skyline Views

In Recreation by Bret Ancowitz9 Comments

I grew up in a rural, mountainous area and did tons of hiking, so today I love daytrips that involve cities, skylines, and restaurants… My wife grew up in a suburbanite’s suburb (and thankfully is a city girl now) but she loves day trips that involve rural, mountainous areas with lots of hiking, an activity that I now feel I …


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The Bank of America City Center skating rink opens today. City of Providence residents, with valid ID, can skate for free on the first Saturday of the month with a $2 charge for skate rental. For more rates and schedules visit the website.