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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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Pack a picnic and the kids! FREE Concerts in Waterplace Park in Providence this Summer!

Pack a picnic and the kids! FREE Concerts in Waterplace Park in Providence this Summer!

[ 0 ] June 14, 2011 |

One of our favorite family summer activities is having a picnic supper while listening to music outdoors. Concerts are often free and not geared specifically to kids so easy on the wallet and often fun for the whole family. I am pleased that our new Mayor Angel Taveras, along with the Department of Art, Culture […]

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

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

[ 0 ] June 12, 2011 |

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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Mayor Taveras, Providence Emergency Management Agency Announce Safety Measures in Response to Heat Wave

Mayor Taveras, Providence Emergency Management Agency Announce Safety Measures in Response to Heat Wave

[ 0 ] June 8, 2011 |

With the National Weather Service predicting dangerous heat today and tomorrow with the heat index over 100 degrees especially tomorrow afternoon, Mayor Angel Taveras and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Peter T. Gaynor are taking special measures to protect residents from the excessive heat. The City is advising residents to take the following safety […]

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2011 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program

2011 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program

[ 2 ] June 5, 2011 |

The library encourages children to keep reading all summer long by sharing age-appropriate book recommendation and hosting a summer full of events and programs at libraries across the state. Take a virtual trip around the world! -    One World, Many Stories (children’s program) -    You Are Here (teen program) This year’s summer reading program, One […]

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Watch art in the making! Providence 375 Tape Art Installation in Providence.

Watch art in the making! Providence 375 Tape Art Installation in Providence.

[ 0 ] June 1, 2011 |

Providence’s 375th Celebration is the inspiration for an amazing 14,000sq. ft. temporary tape drawing at the Bank of America City Center on display in June.

Tape Art, by artist Michael Townsend and friends, is creating a unique large-scale temporary art installation in the entire Bank of America City Center as part of the Celebrate Providence 375 Years city-wide activities. Using only colored painter’s tape, this 14,000 square foot drawing will take approximately three weeks to take form by the artists, and will culminate in a party on June 30th where attendees can remove the drawing by working together to lift up all the tape.

As part of the Tape Arts installation in downtown Providence, check out a month of exciting events in the Plaza! All events are free and open to the public and take place at the Bank of America Skating Center at 2 Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence unless noted otherwise.

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Celebrate World Oceans Day: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Celebrate World Oceans Day: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

[ 0 ] May 31, 2011 |

We love the ocean. We want to do our part to honor and protect it. Here are some suggestions on how you can help from the The Ocean Project. In honor of World Oceans Day (WOD)–a global celebration of the ocean held every June 8th, wear blue clothing to raise awareness for ocean conservation. Speak […]

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Providence Children’s Museum Receives Federal AmeriCorps Grant

Providence Children’s Museum Receives Federal AmeriCorps Grant

[ 0 ] May 30, 2011 |

Providence Children’s Museum was named one of five organizations in Rhode Island to receive competitive federal funding for its AmeriCorps program, and one of only 53 funded nationally.

Senators Reed and Whitehouse and Governor Chafee announced the five Rhode Island AmeriCorps grants – totaling $1,249,738 – by the Corporation for National and Community Service and funded through the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. Providence Children’s Museum received $170,910 for 16 full- and part-time AmeriCorps members. The Museum has been an AmeriCorps site since 1997 and, with this funding, will welcome its 15th AmeriCorps team

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