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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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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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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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Your PVDFest Family Fun Checklist: Plenty for the kiddos to do on June 4!

Your PVDFest Family Fun Checklist: Plenty for the kiddos to do on June 4!

[ 0 ] May 30, 2016 |

With PVDFest quickly approaching, you may be wondering how family friendly is this big, free celebration in Downtown Providence happening Saturday, June 4?!? Thanks to this great round up from FirstWorks, the answer is easy: Plenty! There will be enough family-friendly fun to keep festival-goers of all ages entertained all day! – Anisa We know […]

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Hope Street Spring Block Party 2016

Hope Street Spring Block Party 2016

[ 0 ] May 17, 2016 |

The Hope Street Spring Block Party returns Saturday, May 21, bigger and better than ever! Check out local music, food trucks, a fashion show, kids’ activities, and beer garden, hosted by The Hope Street Merchants Association. Hope Street will be closed to car traffic from Rochambeau Avenue to Fifth Street, creating more than a quarter-mile […]

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