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List of cancelled or postponed kid’s events and places

Here at Kidoinfo.com, we are trying to keep you informed during this time of the Corona Virus. Some upcoming events we wrote stories about have been cancelled or postponed:

Brain Week: Because Brain Week involves so many medical personnel, who need to stay well,  they have decided to cancel it. Here is what they had to say: In light of the developing COVID-19 situation and following the recommendations of several of our sponsors – Brown University, RIDOH, Care New England, Lifespan– Brain Week Rhode Island has made the decision to cancel this year’s events. In addition to the hundreds of people who attend our events, many of the panelists, workshop leaders and speakers are health care professionals. Our decision is intended to protect these people who are on the front line, as well as our audiences and supporters. Considering the health concerns of the day, we are mindful of the people who might be at genuine risk or those who are concerned about exposing themselves. Brain Week wishes to acknowledge and thank all of our supporters and partners who have committed countless hours to organizing this year’s events. We will reschedule Brain Week and make an announcement at that time.

Parenting Matters Conference: This conference will be reschedule for the fall. Here is what they said: We regretfully inform you that out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, Parenting Matters Conference has been postponed until October 2020. We arrived at this decision in order to protect the health and well-being of our attendees, staff and exhibitors. Our plan is for the rescheduled conference to feature the same content and format of keynote presentation, workshops, and exhibitors. We are considering two dates- either Saturday, October 17 or October 24, 2020. If you have already registered, Lifespan will fully refund your registration fee through the same format in which you paid for the conference. You will receive notice about your refund electronically. You will have the opportunity to register for the new date once the arrangements are finalized. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we do our best to keep everyone healthy. If you have any questions, contact Marly Torres at 401-444-8076 or at mtorres5@lifespan.org.

The Empowerment Factory: This organization has postponed it’s volunteer potluck. A new date has not yet been announced. It has also postponed it’s Arts workshop on March 14, 2020.

Providence Athenæum: As of Monday, March 16, 2020, the Providence Athenæum will close until further notice. All library activities, including programs, reading groups, children’s programs, tours, and gallery hours, are suspended. Here is what they said: We are still planning to serve our members as best we can during this time. You will receive further communication in the coming days about how you can use your membership while we are closed. If you visit before Monday, we ask that you check out items efficiently and not use the library as a study or gathering space. Any updates will be posted on our website and social media, as well as emailed to you. Thank you for understanding and helping our community through this challenging time.

Three Little Pigs by Festival Ballet: These shows have been cancelled.

Providence Children’s Museum: The Museum will be closed until April 3. Here is what they said: As a result of the Providence State of Emergency declaration and acting with an abundance of caution, the Providence Children’s Museum will close to the public at the close of business Friday, March 13 until Friday, April 3. PCM will continue to monitor the quickly evolving situation and will re-evaluate this decision regularly. We did not want to close, but we felt that we must act quickly in the best interests of our entire community. When it is prudent, we will enthusiastically welcome our community back to play, make, and learn. We know that birthday parties, family gatherings and cultural connections are important to our families and we will work to reschedule events impacted by the closure. In the meantime, stay tuned for some opportunities for virtual engagement.

Exploration Center and Aquarium, Seal Tour: Both are closed the weekend of March 14-15. Here is what they said: Out of an abundance of caution and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be closing our Exploration Center and Aquarium this weekend, and canceling this weekend’s Seal Tour. We will continue to monitor ongoing response efforts and recommendations, and will keep you alerted to any future closures or cancellations.

Blithewold Mansion’s Gardens and Grounds are closed until further notice.

We will continue to update this list as we learn of cancellations and postponements.

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