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Join the fun! 2014 AS220 FooFest happens this Saturday, August 9 from 1pm – 1am!

Join the fun! 2014 AS220 FooFest happens this Saturday, August 9 from 1pm – 1am!

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014 |

The festival features over a dozen artist installations and participatory creative activities, including family-friendly offerings throughout the afternoon.

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Join the Foo Fest Comics Consortium Parade!

Join the Foo Fest Comics Consortium Parade!

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014 |

In preparation for the 2014 FooFest, AS220′s awesome annual street wide festival, this years artist-in-residents Julia Gualtieri and Walker Mettling (Providence Comics Consortium officials) are planning some comic fun and invites kids of ALL ages to help get ready! Face Factory Workshops Hosted by the Providence Comics Consortium AS220 has a giant fake school bus […]

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Bring the kids: See Providence through a Polaroid lens…

Bring the kids: See Providence through a Polaroid lens…

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

Let’s make Providence an Instant City. Looking forward to bringing my kids to check out the The Providence Polaroid Project, an interactive gallery space and Polaroid Camera Shop that has popped in downtown Providence this summer. One of this years PopUp Providence 2014 projects, The Providence Polaroid Project creators Devan Durante and Brandon Lane designed […]

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Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

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 […]

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Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill

Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

There are plenty of ways to teach kids to conquer boredom but first we need to provide an opportunity for them to get bored. Many of today’s kids are over scheduled and have access to digital devices from morning til night—phones are not just phones but provide hours of entertainment, electronic reading tables often have […]

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City of Providence Launches 2014 Free Summer Lunch Program

City of Providence Launches 2014 Free Summer Lunch Program

[ 0 ] July 10, 2014 |

he Department of Parks + Recreation serves free nutritious meals to all kids and teens, ages 18 and under, through the summer meals program to ensure that children have access to healthy foods when school is out. The federal program, administered by the Department of Parks + Recreation in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department […]

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Providence Opens All City Pools and Water Parks Today, June 30, 2014

Providence Opens All City Pools and Water Parks Today, June 30, 2014

[ 0 ] June 30, 2014 |

Five pools and 11 water parks open for the season.

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It’s the Real Thing

It’s the Real Thing

[ 0 ] June 30, 2014 |

By Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum Some children are digging in the sandpit in the Children’s Museum’s garden and uncover the mastodon bones. “Are these real fossils?,” one asks. Kids press their faces to the glass to examine an absolutely still lizard at the zoo. The lizard blinks. “It is real!” the kids […]

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Family Fun on the Plaza! 2014 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: Maurice Sendak’s Wild World!

Family Fun on the Plaza! 2014 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: Maurice Sendak’s Wild World!

[ 0 ] June 22, 2014 |

Kidoinfo + Greater Kennedy Plaza present Summer Family Programming in Burnside Park (adjacent to Kennedy Plaza), Downtown Providence Now in its 5th year, Kidoinfo has partnered with Jen Smith of Greater Kennedy Plaza (a project of the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy) to create FREE weekly summer events, both fun and enriching, that attracts hundreds of […]

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5 things to do on a rainy day

5 things to do on a rainy day

[ 0 ] June 20, 2014 |

Thank you to Rhode Island Monthly for sharing (June 2014 issue) some of our favorite things to do in the summer on a rainy day!

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