Botanica Ceramica: Large Scale Sculpture under Glass is an exhibition of large scale and site-specific ceramic sculpture, installed in the two main conservatories of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. The event runs from March 12 thru March 29th and costs only $3. The exhibition includes the work of nine nationally recognized artists whose works […]
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RI Sounding Voices are inviting all singers, experienced or not, to participate in a statewide chorus being created to perform ONE VOICE at the Providence International Arts Festival in downtown Providence on June 13th. This will be the culmination of the work which began over a year ago. This work was created in preparation for the festival […]
As the parent of two active children, we are, like many of you, finding this winter a long event. My kids are 6.5 and 18 months old and so have very different wants and needs for activities. The older wants to go out in freezing conditions and play in the snow, while our toddler struggles […]
by Wendy Fachon and Jeanine Silversmith Healthy fun is coming to the Rhode Island Flower Show at the Convention Center in Providence on February 19-22! This year’s theme is “Garden Adventures” and it promises to deliver fun for the whole family. The magnificent gardens not only offer ideas and inspiration for outdoor living spaces, but […]
Since our local elementary school has tightened food rules to restrict giving candy etc, we have been trying to think up some easy ideas for non-food Valentines gifts for my daughter’s first grade class. Here follows some multi-age, inexpensive ideas to fit the bill. * Fabric Hearts (image shown above). Can be made out of […]
We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.
Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentleyâ€™s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.
By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum I started school in the early 70s, a white child in a Boston suburban school that had integrated busing. I wondered what it would be like to have an hour-long bus ride to school, but I gave no thought to why other students traveled so far […]
As the temperatures drop, try your hand at making some nature-inspired sun catchers to decorate your windows. Using a tub, box of any kind, collect some nature bits, pop in tub and fill with water (which could also include food coloring if you wish). You can also include some string or yarn to be used […]
Are we the only New Englanders who are ready for some for some of the white stuff to fall? In lieu of the real thing, try making these fun, pasta snowflakes from Amy’s Sandblog. Paint pasta shapes white or with glitter and glue together to make snowflakes. They look lovely hung at a window!
Sunday, January 4 | 12:00 – 3:00 PM In celebration of the inauguration of Providence Mayor-elect Elorza, join a resource fair at Providence Children’s Museum to learn about and try activities with Providence-based arts/education nonprofit organizations, including the Children’s Museum, Manton Avenue Project, Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Children’s Film Festival, Providence CityArts for Youth, […]