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Explore Empathy and Stories In New “Coming to Rhode Island” Exhibit

Explore Empathy and Stories In New “Coming to Rhode Island” Exhibit

[ 0 ] November 30, 2016 |

By Megan Fischer, Associate Director, Providence Children’s Museum  Step back in time at Providence Children’s Museum to explore a playfully reinvented version of its popular Coming to Rhode Island exhibit. The dynamic environment invites visitors to embark on a time-traveling exploration of the state’s history, immigration and culture through stories and engaging hands-on activities that […]

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Alt-Comic Con Gives Providence Kids a Ticket-Free Taste of Creative Arts & Pop Culture

Alt-Comic Con Gives Providence Kids a Ticket-Free Taste of Creative Arts & Pop Culture

[ 0 ] November 9, 2016 |

The RI Comic Con is a major event in the Rhode Island calendar but many Providence kids and teens can’t buy tickets or travel to the big convention. That’s why Providence Community Library is hosting Alt-Comic Con at Mount Pleasant Library on Saturday, November 12th, 1:00PM-5:00PM, to give them a taste of convention day excitement. […]

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West Side Play Space Reopens in November!

West Side Play Space Reopens in November!

[ 1 ] November 1, 2016 |

There is a silver lining to the post-Halloween slump of chilly days and early nights: West Side Play Space (WSPS) is reopening its doors for a 4th year of play this November! West Side Play Space was founded by a group of parents on Providence’s West Side, transforming four classroom spaces in the former Asa […]

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COMING SOON: A New Coming to Rhode Island

COMING SOON: A New Coming to Rhode Island

[ 0 ] October 25, 2016 |

By Megan Fischer, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum introduces a playfully reimagined Coming to Rhode Island exhibit this fall, with an opening weekend celebration November 18 – 20! For hundreds of years and continuing today, people have come from all over the world to what is now Rhode Island, and everyone has stories about […]

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RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors Returns to Lincoln School on October 15

RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors Returns to Lincoln School on October 15

[ 0 ] October 11, 2016 |

Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Lincoln School, 301 Butler Ave, Providence, RI Admission is $5 Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it boasts one of the largest and best book festivals in the nation. Thousands of people come to the Book […]

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Write Rhode Island Accepts Teen Short Story Submissions for Competition

Write Rhode Island Accepts Teen Short Story Submissions for Competition

[ 0 ] October 9, 2016 |

Goat Hill is partnering with School One to present Write Rhode Island: A Writing Competition for Students Across the Ocean State. Goat Hill is the Providence gathering of Rhode Island writers  Ann Hood, Hester Kaplan and Taylor Polites that offers workshops, readings, and other opportunities for writers to engage with other writers and publishers. Write Rhode Island is […]

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Law and Order Party: The Dorry Awards Give Kudos to Local Arts and Culture

Law and Order Party: The Dorry Awards Give Kudos to Local Arts and Culture

[ 0 ] October 7, 2016 |

In recognition of the region’s “best, most interesting art and culture” The Law and Order Party held its first annual award celebration, the Dorrys, on September 27. Matthew Lawrence’s  Law and Order Party: 365 Things To Do In Rhode Island This Year is a website, event calendar, and weekly newsletter that highlights one local cultural […]

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East Providence Public Library’s Fuller Creative Learning Center Opens with Diverse Programs for All Ages

East Providence Public Library’s Fuller Creative Learning Center Opens with Diverse Programs for All Ages

[ 0 ] September 28, 2016 |

Leading with a mission to inspire curiosity through participatory learning and community engagement, The Fuller Creative Learning Center, an extension of East Providence Public Library, unrolls its first (totally free!) programs this fall. The space is the former Anne Ide Fuller Library branch, transformed with a vision that the newly appointed Coordinator of Learning and […]

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Back to School Countdown

Back to School Countdown

[ 0 ] August 18, 2016 |

Whether you’re chomping at the bit for the return of routine or cringing at the dwindling beach weekends, or both: back to school time is upon us. To tame the beast of procrastination and shine some light on the transition from summer to school, we dug into the kido archives to share our favorite articles […]

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Foo Fest: AS220’s Family-Friendly Block Party Returns August 13, 2016

Foo Fest: AS220’s Family-Friendly Block Party Returns August 13, 2016

[ 0 ] August 4, 2016 |

AS220’s FOO FEST returns to downtown Providence on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 for the annual block party of music, art, performance, kid and family-friendly activities, hands-on interactive art experiences from local artists and organizations, DIY technology, delectable food and drink, and much more, all highlighting arts, culture, and creativity in Providence and the Ocean State! […]

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