Category: things to do

RIMOSA: A New Providence Museum, of Curiosity!

RIMOSA: A New Providence Museum, of Curiosity!

[ 0 ] June 8, 2017 |

By Bonnie Epstein (RIMOSA Executive Director) & Kimberly Arcand (Popular science author & RIMOSA Board member) The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) was founded seven years ago – by local scientists, artists, parents, and educators – as a museum without walls to create exhibits and programs at the intersections of science and […]

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PVD Fest 2017 for Kidos and Families

PVD Fest 2017 for Kidos and Families

[ 0 ] May 30, 2017 |

PVD Fest takes over Providence for its third year, infusing our downtown city streets and parks with music, dance, food, art and play. The Fest is a 4 day series of free events around the city spanning June 1 through June 4 with the big bash taking place from noon into night on Saturday, June […]

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Food Trucks Roll Out in Rhode Island

Food Trucks Roll Out in Rhode Island

[ 0 ] May 12, 2017 |

The days are growing longer, the layers are getting fewer, and food truck season is upon us! Food-on-wheels bringing communities together outdoors is one trend that we can get behind. There are more than 75 independent food truck vendors serving The Ocean State, from gourmet grilled cheese to vegan ice cream, coffee to shave ice. […]

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Rhode Island Center for the Book Announces the 2017 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Book

Rhode Island Center for the Book Announces the 2017 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Book

[ 0 ] April 26, 2017 |

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island (KRARI), the ‘one book, one state’ initiative to transition the joys of reading from the classroom to summer vacation for students in grades 3-6, kicks off its 8th year with the 2017 award-winning book, Save me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. Internationally acclaimed storyteller Len Cabral chairs […]

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Children’s Books as Bridges

Children’s Books as Bridges

[ 0 ] March 29, 2017 |

Right now, so many of us are seeking to connect the children in our lives with bridges, empathy, and empowerment in the face of separation, misunderstanding, and fear. While the values we impart are rooted in our adult-child relationships, we also pave the way to a wider world-view beyond day-to-day experience. Books are one portal […]

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Fostering Empathy Through Pretend Play

Fostering Empathy Through Pretend Play

[ 0 ] January 2, 2017 |

By Suzy Letourneau and Robin Meisner, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum’s recently reinvented Coming to Rhode Island exhibit explores history through four story galleries ­– an English colonist’s farmhouse (1640), the new Fort Adams worksite (1835), a Cape Verdean packet ship (1892) and a Dominican bodega (1961). The exhibit uses these stories to build […]

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COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

[ 0 ] December 12, 2016 |

How do we raise our children to be thinkers and doers and to care about the world around them? I invited five community-minded parents and the community to share resources and ideas at AS220 on May 25, 2011.

Some of the ideas discussed; Tell stories and read to your children about people with different experiences and from different cultures, teach them to be socially responsible by being a role model—sometimes it is the simple everyday things we do such as where and what we shop and how we treat our neighbors that teaches our children to care about the world around them.

If you missed the conversation, join in now. Watch the video, pick a CMK field guide…

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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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