Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

[ 0 ] July 18, 2014 |

By Megan Fischer, Director of Communications, Providence Children’s Museum

For a third summer, Providence Children’s Museum is bringing playful hands-on activities to neighborhood parks across the city, building on its efforts to advocate for and raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s play, and its commitment to provide play opportunities throughout the community.


Families will join the Museum to build forts from fabric and dowels, invent their own musical instruments, and construct creative contraptions with Rigamajig, an imaginative new large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels and pulleys plus rope, nuts and bolts.

Children’s Museum activities at the parks are supported by the Providence Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative, a partnership among Mayor Angel Taveras, the City of Providence, Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, the Department of Public Parks and the Partnership for Providence Parks and are part of its participation in Playful Providence 2014 — a citywide celebration of play commemorating Providence’s status as a “Playful City.”


Play at the park with Providence Children’s Museum and enjoy Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative concerts on these dates:

  • Tuesday, July 22 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM
    Fargnoli Park | Jastram and Smith Streets
    Music by Keith Munslow

  • Thursday, July 24 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM
    Dexter Training Grounds | Dexter and Parade Streets
    Music by The American Band

  • Wednesday, July 30 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM
    Harriet and Sayles Park | Harriet and Sayles Streets
    Music by Extraordinary Rendition Band

  • Wednesday, August 6 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM
    Harriet and Sayles Park | Harriet and Sayles Streets
    Performance by hip-hop dance group Project 401

  • Thursday, August 7 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM
    Bucklin Park | Bucklin and Daboll Streets
    Performance by Rhode Island Black Storytellers

  • Wednesday, August 13 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM
    Brown Street Park | Brown and Creighton Streets
    Music by Ravi Shavi

There are plenty of great play opportunities at the Museum this summer, too! Get Out! for hands-on activities in the Children’s Garden on Tuesday afternoons, climb aboard a different vehicle during Wheels at Work each Wednesday morning, tinker with Rigamajig on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, build with big blue Imagination Playground blocks every day, and much more! Learn more.

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The mission of Providence Children's Museum is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration. The Museum creates and presents interactive play and learning environments and hands-on programs for children ages 1 - 11 and their families. Located in Providence's Jewelry District. Museum educators and other staff contribute monthly articles about topics related to children's play and learning. Articles advocate for the importance of play to children's healthy development and are full of great ideas and resources, activities to try at home, and much more. For additional ideas and resources, visit the Museum's website and blog. Also join the conversation about the need for play on the Museum-hosted PlayWatch listserv (

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