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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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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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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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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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City of Providence Independence Day Celebration on July 4: Full of family fun!

City of Providence Independence Day Celebration on July 4: Full of family fun!

[ 0 ] June 29, 2016 |

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Providence Tourism Council are pleased to announce the City’s annual Independence Day Celebration will be held at India Point Park on Monday, July 4th beginning at 4:30PM. This expanded event will feature family friendly activities, a bike parade and […]

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Providence Community Library Takes Learning on the Road to Schools and Recreation Centers with “Summer Reading in the Schoolyard”

Providence Community Library Takes Learning on the Road to Schools and Recreation Centers with “Summer Reading in the Schoolyard”

[ 0 ] June 26, 2016 |

Providence Community Library’s (PCL’s) big, red mobile library will become a familiar sight in the city this summer. Starting June 27, the bus will make weekly visits to ten elementary schools and provide library services at a number of summer and sports day camps operated by the City’s Recreation Department. The project, called Summer Reading […]

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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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