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Free Lunchtime Concert Series Celebrating Young Performers

Free Lunchtime Concert Series Celebrating Young Performers

[ 2 ] July 11, 2011 |

Location: The concerts will be at the intersection of Orange and Westminster Streets next to the Washington Trust branch in the financial district downtown. Washington Trust and FirstWorks will once again partner to present The Rising Stars of FirstWorks — a FREE summer lunchtime concert series. The weekly series kicks off on Thursday, July 14 […]

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rhode trip: The FarmCoast Region

rhode trip: The FarmCoast Region

[ 3 ] July 8, 2011 |

Today Christine Chitnis, Providence-based writer and new mom shares her recent daytrip to FarmCoast.
She says it took her three years of living in Rhode Island before she finally took the time to discover the FarmCoast (aka South Coast) region of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. As a new mom, she is constantly looking for easy daytrips to help her get out of her East Side rut, and after spending the day exploring the farms, open spaces, beaches and ice cream stands of Little Compton, Tiverton, Westport and Dartmouth, she was left wondering what had taken her so long.

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Family fun at AS220 Foo Fest 2011

Family fun at AS220 Foo Fest 2011

[ 1 ] July 6, 2011 |

AS220 Foo Fest returns to downtown Providence on Saturday, August 13! Foo Fest is the family event of the year not to miss and reminds parents even though we may have children we can still take part in cool fun things happening in the city of Providence. This summer celebration of Rhode Island’s vibrant arts community will once again fence off and transform Empire Street into a lively party with twelve colorful hours including musical acts on two stages (indoor and outdoor), interactive art installations by community organizations and inspired individuals, activities for the young and young at heart, delicious local comestibles and more. Between 1pm and 1am, nearly two dozen musical acts will grace the stages at Foo Fest.

August 13th 2011 from 1pm-1am

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Join SCLT In a Family-Friendly 30th Birthday Celebration

Join SCLT In a Family-Friendly 30th Birthday Celebration

[ 0 ] July 6, 2011 |

Southside Community Land Trust turns 30 this year and is planning to celebrate with families from all over Southern New England at their “30th Anniversary Birthday Party and Family Picnic” on July 17, 2011. The event will take place at Urban Edge Farm, SCLT’s 35-acre farm in Western Cranston, and feature birthday cake, beverages, games, and a music concert by Grammy award-winning musician Bill Harley. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic lunch to the event.

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A Summer of Discovery

A Summer of Discovery

[ 0 ] July 4, 2011 |

On July 7, Providence Children’s Museum debuts Discovery Studio, a vibrant new space for hands-on art and science exploration, where rotating programs inspire children’s open-ended investigation and creative expression.

An extension of the Museum’s exhibits, programs provide imaginative play and learning experiences that invite children to experiment with interesting materials, try new things, test their ideas, and make their own choices. Each week in Discovery Studio, families delve into a different theme with multiple activity stations and an intriguing selection of materials.

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Providence City 2011 Summer Lunch Program: July 5-August 19

Providence City 2011 Summer Lunch Program: July 5-August 19

[ 0 ] July 4, 2011 |

Program provides 5,000 free meals to Providence children at neighborhood recreation centers and parks. Starting July 5, the City of Providence will serve lunch (and, at one site, breakfast) to kids who are 18 years old and younger. Lunches are served Monday through Friday through August 19, 2011. The program allows for meals to be […]

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Kidoinfo Providence Story Time Returns to Burnside Park on Thursdays this Summer 2012!

Kidoinfo Providence Story Time Returns to Burnside Park on Thursdays this Summer 2012!

[ 4 ] June 30, 2011 |

Families bring a blanket and enjoy different weekly storytellers under the trees near the fountain in Burnside Park. Kidoinfo will feature at least one book each Tuesday morning from a local Rhode Island author or illustrator (see list below).

Kidoinfo Providence Story Time
Thursdays, July – August
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Rain/Heat location: Providence Public Library

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Girls Rock! this July

Girls Rock! this July

[ 2 ] June 29, 2011 |

Eva Cortes, Girls Camp showcase highlights of busy month On Friday, July 1st, Universal recording artist Eva Cortes, from Spain, will perform a special 5pm showcase at Mosaic Latin American Bistro. Her performance will include a question and answer session about her music and her career, aimed at the youth in the audience (who get […]

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rhode trip: Aquidneck Island Organizations Launch Summer Treasure Hunt

rhode trip: Aquidneck Island Organizations Launch Summer Treasure Hunt

[ 0 ] June 28, 2011 |

A variety of special events are listed on the Treasure Map & Family Passport. These events offer another fun opportunity to explore different local sites and have your passport stamped. Events include Windmill Wednesdays at Prescott Farm on the last Wednesday of each month,YMCA Family Fun Day on July 9, a Civil War Reenactment at Fort Adams on July 9 & 10, Take Me Fishing Day at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge on August 13, Movies on the Rocks at Ballard Park on August 10, 17 & 24, and the annual Harvest Fair at Norman Bird Sanctuary on October 1 and 2.

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Play With Your Food

Play With Your Food

[ 3 ] June 21, 2011 |

From observing her cooking class, you might assume Leah Cherry is some kind of children’s cooking fairy. Pretty as a princess (a princess in a ponytail, apron, and clogs) and able to hold the attention of many children at once, she is, in fact, human. For most of her adult life, Leah has worked in […]

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