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Kidoinfo + Greater Kennedy Plaza present: Summer Family Fun on the Plaza in Burnside Park

Kidoinfo-DDPC-BannerTuesdays and Thursdays (July and August). FREE. All Ages.

1978858_10152848605520776_7555678523820562774_nNow in its 6th 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 families to downtown Providence.

Kidoinfo-playinthepark-2104Downtown Tuesdays! Kidoinfo Play in the Park

Every Tuesday (July 7 - October 27) from 3-6pm
Music, games, educational activities, a Free-Play Mobile Playground and more for kids of all ages! Added bonus: Food trucks!

Designed to support and encourage children’s playtime: Music, games, educational activities and more for kids of all ages along with weekly enrichment programming from community partners. This year, Kidoinfo will be teaming up with playSCIENCE in July and August to offer hands-on fun.  Miss Katie will be leading nature-oriented expeditions and musical shindigs to enlighten our little ones.

Storytime-ArtinParkThursdays on the Plaza! Kidoinfo Storytime + Art in the Park: The Great Green Room!

Every Thursday (July 9 - August 20)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Families bring a blanket and enjoy different storytellers under the trees near the fountain in Burnside Park followed by art-making with guest artist Ricky Katowicz.
With PVD Food Trucks @ Kennedy Plaza (11:30am-1:30pm)
And later on Thursday: Family-friendly music series and beer garden from 4:30 — 7:30pm

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Open Air Reading Room and Imagination Center
The Imagination Center is currently getting spiffed up for the season and will be reopening in mid-July. Look forward to browsing books featured in past Storytimes and books from our Leave a Book - Take a Book program.

Imagination Center

GET WITH THE PROGRAM! Donations for our “Leave a Book — Take a Book” bin are sought for the series. Your donations can make it possible for any child who needs or wants a book to take one home with them and keep the excitement about stories and books going! If you want information about how you can get involved and support this free, high-quality & accessible family programming, email: jen@kennedyplaza.org.

Big Nazo-Kidoinfo-StorytimeTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: City of Providence, The Dept. of Arts Culture & Tourism, Greater Kennedy Plaza, Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy, Providence Tourism Council, RISCA, Providence Phoenix, RISCA, City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, Department of Park and Recreation, Books on the Square.

Family Fun on the Plaza Schedule:

Burnside Park, Downtown Providence, Rhode Island

Week 1 :
Tuesday, July 7: Play in the Park

Thursday, July 9: Storytime and Art in the Park
10:30am — 12:30pm

Week 2 :
Tuesday, July 14: Play in the Park

Thursday, July 16: Storytime and Art in the Park
10:30am — 12:30pm

Week 3:
Tuesday, July 21: Play in the Park

Thursday, July 23: Storytime and Art in the Park
10:30am — 12:30pm

Week 4:
Tuesday, July 28: Play in the Park

Thursday, July 30: Storytime and Art in the Park
10:30am — 12:30pm

Week 5:
Tuesday, August 4: Play in the Park

Thursday, August 6: Storytime and Art in the Park
10:30am — 12:30pm

Week 6:
Tuesday, August 11: Play in the Park

Thursday, August 13: Storytime and Art in the Park
10:30am — 12:30pm

Week 7:
Tuesday, August 18: Play in the Park

Thursday, August 20: Storytime and Art in the Park Closing Event
10:30am — 12:30pm

GKP-Storytime-Kickoff-July-12-2012-28Week 8:
Tuesday, August 25: Play in the Park

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NUTS ‘n BOLTS¨

Location: Under the trees near the fountain in Burnside Park, Kennedy Plaza
Rain/Heat location: Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence, RI
Parking: Metered street parking. Park in the mall parking lot. $2 for up to 3 hours. Or check RIPTA.com for schedules.
Food: Bring a picnic or buy food from an array of local food trucks.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free event

Story hours are a great way to discover new books with your child. Oftentimes kids love to hear their favorites over and over. Find them at the local library. When we want to a buy a copy for our own personal collection, we love to support local bookstores.

Here’s a list of some of our favorites:
- Books on the Square: 471 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906
- Barrington Books — 184 County Rd. Barrington, RI, 02806
- Myopic Books — 5 South Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906
- Symposium Books — 240 Westminster Street, Providencea

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