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Home Work: Quatia “Q.” Osorio

Home Work: Quatia “Q.” Osorio

[ 0 ] July 26, 2016 |

Introducing Quatia Osorio, or simply “Q.”: business owner, mother of 5, and passionate advocate for healthy families, communities and the environment. Q is the owner and one-woman powerhouse behind Mama Blu Diaper Service, swapping soiled cloth diapers with clean “fluff” at customers’ doorsteps, every week, across Rhode Island and into Massachusetts. As a community doula […]

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Born to Breastfeed: A Community Event at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Born to Breastfeed: A Community Event at Roger Williams Park Zoo

[ 0 ] July 22, 2016 |

In celebration of WHO/UNICEF World Breastfeeding Week, the Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting the 4th annual Born to Breastfeed event at Roger Williams Park Zoo. This event invites the community for a unique opportunity to explore the zoo by night and makes  breastfeeding information and other family health resources available. In addition to the […]

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Family Fun on the Plaza! 2016 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: Making on the Moon!

Family Fun on the Plaza! 2016 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: Making on the Moon!

[ 0 ] July 6, 2016 |

Kidoinfo + Downtown Parks Conservancy present: Summer Family Fun on the Plaza in Burnside Park Tuesdays and Thursdays (July and August). FREE. All Ages. Now in its 7th year, Kidoinfo has partnered with Jen Smith of the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy to create FREE weekly summer events, both fun and enriching, that attracts hundreds of […]

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Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

[ 0 ] July 4, 2016 |

By Megan Fischer, Associate Director, Providence Children’s Museum For a fifth summer, Providence Children’s Museum is bringing playful hands-on activities to parks across Providence, building on its commitment to advocate for and raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s play, and its efforts to provide unstructured play opportunities throughout the community. Families will join […]

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A Summer of Play with Providence PlayCorps

A Summer of Play with Providence PlayCorps

[ 0 ] June 30, 2016 |

By Providence PlayCorps Providence PlayCorps returns for a third summer of unstructured play at parks throughout the city!  An innovative collaboration between the City of Providence’s Department of Parks + Recreation and Healthy Communities Office, the Partnership for Providence Parks and Providence Children’s Museum, PlayCorps activates low-income neighborhood parks across Providence with free play, art […]

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Newport Historical Society Sponsors “Big Ideas for a Changing World” Essay Competition – “Hamilton” Tickets for Winners!

Newport Historical Society Sponsors “Big Ideas for a Changing World” Essay Competition – “Hamilton” Tickets for Winners!

[ 0 ] June 29, 2016 |

Entries must be emailed or postmarked by November 15, 2016. Winners will be announced March 1, 2017 and the prize trip will take place during the April 2017 school vacation. During the forthcoming academic year, high school sophomores have the chance to enter a unique essay competition sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. This writing […]

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Providence Public Library Announces Summer Reading Programs & Performances, Book Lists & More!

Providence Public Library Announces Summer Reading Programs & Performances, Book Lists & More!

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016 |

The Providence Public Library (PPL) is pleased to announce its 2016 Summer Reading schedule of programs and activities beginning on Monday, June 27 and continuing through Wednesday, August 3. This year’s Summer Reading theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” A mix of programs for children and their families will focus on getting summer […]

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Brown University and Kidoinfo present Summer Movie Nights 2016!

Brown University and Kidoinfo present Summer Movie Nights 2016!

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016 |

Brown University and Kidoinfo team up for the return of Summer Movie Nights! Films are family-friendly, free, and open to the public. BYO-blanket or low chairs for the lawn and Brown will treat you to free popcorn and other treats! Inside Out (Rated PG, 2015): Wednesday, July 27 at 8:00 PM The Muppet Movie (Rated […]

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Join the RI Great Outdoors Pursuit 2016!

Join the RI Great Outdoors Pursuit 2016!

[ 0 ] June 9, 2016 |

June is Great Outdoors Month and the eighth annual Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit is underway! All summer long, families are invited to camp, kayak, fish, hike, and shoot a bow and arrow at Rhode Island’s state parks while winning great prizes! Here’s how it works: Participants register online (free!) and self-print a Pursuit Passport. […]

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Play – Not Just for Kids!

Play – Not Just for Kids!

[ 0 ] June 8, 2016 |

By Megan Fischer, Associate Director, Providence Children’s Museum The need for play doesn’t end with the childhood years – it’s also important for grown-ups to have time to slow down, explore their interests, be creative, be silly and have fun with their friends! That’s one of the reasons that Providence Children’s Museum is presenting its […]

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