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Providence-To-Newport Ferry Coming on Line

By July 1st? Not much to look at right now but plenty of workers were beavering about with trucks, pavers, and front-end loaders today. It could happen and it will be great to have the ferry back. Some details from the Providence Journal: The ferry

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Ugandan Kids Choir Sunday At First Baptist

How cute is this. I may be a godless heathen, but these faces are irresistible. I’ll bet the music is good too. The Ugandan Kids Choir will perform Sunday morning at the First Baptist Church in America on North Main Street. All are welcome. The

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Recycle-A-Bike Sale

(6.25) Recycle-a-Bike in Olneyville is holding a bike sale Saturday. Refurbished Bikes Discounted Prices All Makes and Models Space still available in the July Build-a-Bike class, an 18-hour course with 6 class dates. (Starts 6/30) Class Content: – Bike parts overview, bike assessment & diagnosis

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‘Womanimation’ At AS220

(6.25) AS220 hosts three screenings of the ‘Womanimation Film Festival’ Saturday on the main stage. A catered reception follows the final screening with DJ Madame B. Presenting a select program of eleven short films from Europe, Asia, and North America, the festival blends styles such

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BBQ Festival At Steel Yard — Friday And Saturday

(6.25) The Ocean State BBQ Festival takes place Friday and Saturday at the Steel Yard. Live music both days with: the Quahogs, Frankie Ranks, the Silks, the Red Pennys, and more. Smoke-Off Award Ceremony Saturday at 5pm. Four categories of competition: Brisket, Ribs, Pulled Pork,

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‘Moonrise Kingdom’ — Roger Williams Park

(6.24) Head over to Roger Williams Park for a free screening of ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Friday night . . . under the stars. This is the Rhode Island Wes Anderson movie and one of his best. (From the Facebook event page.) The movie will start at

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Café Pearl Opens At RISD Museum

The RISD Museum opened the new Café Pearl today. Located at the (newly reopened) Benefit Street entrance, the café honors longtime docent, the 102-year-old Pearl Nathan. The café is named in honor of one of the Museum’s first and longest-serving volunteer docents, Pearl Nathan. It

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‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ MotB

(6.23) It’s all about BB-8 as far as I’m concerned. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ — starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac — is this week’s installment of Movies on the Block. Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat

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Bert Crenca 30-Hour Doodling Marathon — Thursday

AS220 co-founder Umberto “Bert” Crenca is having quite a moment. Last Friday found Crenca at the White House where he was honored as one of 10 nationally selected “Champions of Change — Makers” selected nationally. “The 10 are being honored for working on advances in

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Wow, Gypsy Moths Are Bad This Year

While this is certainly true, gypsy moths are not responsible for this ‘faux tree with real boulder’ on the Main Green at Brown University. Kind of a cruel joke on those of us who keep vigil over the astonishing collection of American elms thriving on

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WaterFire

(6.18) One of the best of the WaterFire zones is the ‘Biergarten Unter den Weiden’ or, beergarden under the willows, open from 7pm to 11pm, and run by Trinity Brewhouse with Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails. This site is a little off the beaten path and

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Stop Praying And Contact Your State Legislators

So you can just program the “Thoughts and Prayers” format into your illuminated sign and fill in the name of the city or school when news breaks? Really saves time. Or maybe it’s time to do something more substantive. Rhode Island State Rep Aaron Regunberg

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‘Priscilla Queen Of The Desert’ MotB

(6.16) Good news for Terence Stamp fans, “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is this week’s installment of Movies on the Block. From Janet Maslin’s review in 1994. Heavily mascaraed, peering out from beneath bright eyeshadow and behind a long, luxuriant Veronica Lake

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Downtown Paddle

(6.16) Attention kayakers and canoeists — the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) is holding an urban paddle on the lower Woonasquatucket this Thursday. (Advance sign-up is required.) Paddle through downtown Providence and see Little Rhody’s capital city in a whole new way, from the Woonasquatucket

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Happy Flag Day

(6.14) Remember when we were all British? This was our flag. This particular flag can be found in the Royal Charter Museum on the first floor of the Rhode Island Statehouse. The wall text beneath the display states, “Flag from the ship that brought the

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Friends Of North Burial Ground

(6.12) The recently formed Friends of the North Burial Ground and Randall Park will be holding their inaugural event at the cemetery on North Main Street this Sunday. The event is free and open to the public and will feature multiple guided tours by Park