Category: things to do

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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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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The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show on October 4!

The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show on October 4!

[ 0 ] September 28, 2016 |

You may know Ricky, artist-in-resident from Kidoinfo Storytime and Art in the Park summer series in Burnside Park. Happy to share and promote his creative genius and newest project: The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show. Check it out! The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show What it is: a children’s variety show that includes costumed characters, puppets, video, […]

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Soaring in September: Audubon Raptor Weekend 2016

Soaring in September: Audubon Raptor Weekend 2016

[ 0 ] September 1, 2016 |

Here they come! Eagles, Owls, Hawks and Falcons are headed to Bristol, Rhode Island on September 10 and 11, 2016. These rulers of the avian world have razor-sharp talons, highly developed eyesight and hooked beaks that rip and tear. They are also strikingly beautiful. These birds of prey will be descending on the Audubon Society […]

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Make Some Music!

Make Some Music!

[ 0 ] August 22, 2016 |

By Providence Children’s Museum This summer, kids and adults can explore beats and rhythm and make some joyful noise on two vibrant interactive sound sculptures recently installed in The Children’s Garden at Providence Children’s Museum. Whether banging on drums or ringing bells, children inherently respond to making and sharing music. Designed to accommodate a range […]

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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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