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Volunteer Riverfront Repair Project Continues

(8.24) Last Wednesday dozens of volunteers sanded and painted over 100 pillars along the riverwalk. So kudos to all the volunteers — it looks fantastic. But Rich Pezzillo of the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) says there is more to do. So many volunteers stayed until

Burnside Park

Burnside Music Series & Beer Garden

(8.18) Special double bill — Hayley Thompson-King and Boo City — today down at the Burnside Music Series and Beer Garden. About Hayley Thompson-King: This soulful country vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist (as well as New England Conservatory of Music trained Opera singer) emanates power, grit,

HPLFF

Lovecraft Film Fest

(8.21) H.P. Lovecraft was born here in Providence on August 20, 1890, and the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council will be hosting a weekend of movies and events to celebrate. From the Facebook event page. 3 days of Lovecraftian film and activities, including author readings,

superman building

Look, Up In The Sky . . .

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s K-Rob! Also considered were: “Look Ma, no hands.” and “Hey, I can see my house from here.” It was a heated, if uninspired, argument. Fun fact: This guy probably can see his house from there. Four-time X Games

boo city

Burnside Music Series Kicks Off With Boo City

Good choice. Boo City is perfect music for summer in the city. Although, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy has scheduled a good variety of acts for the Burnside Music Series and Trinity Beer Garden. More at Facebook event. Every Thursday this summer from July 7th to

nitro-cart

New Cart In Town

Tonight, at a PVD Fest event sponsored by Level Exchange to bring together music, brands, and fans, I met sweet co-owners Audrey and Sam of The Nitro Cart. Starting tomorrow, they’ll be on the corner of Westminster and Exchange (in RI speak, “under the Turk’s

one providence experience

‘One Providence Experience’ At The Ruins

(6.4) This was so much fun last year. As part of the PVDFest the Columbus Collaborative and the Imaginary Company are once again taking over “The Ruins” behind the facade, and filling it with music, beer, food. (Facebook event page.) The lineup is extraordinary with

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‘Local Food’ Panel At AS220

(5.18) Join ecoRI News for its inaugural Happy Hour Speaker Series. Guests will nibble on local fare while listening to a lively panel discussion — “The Dark Side of Local Food” — moderated by ecoRI News editor Frank Carini. Panelists will include: Ken Ayars, chief

UVB

Urban Vintage Bazaar At Arcade

(4.30) Head downtown this Saturday for the spring Urban Vintage Bazaar at the Arcade Providence. (Facebook event.) The Arcade will be full of vendors from Rhode Island and Massachusetts selling a variety of vintage goods . . . in one place, for one day. All

aurora

Q&A With Mayor At Aurora

(3.8) Head over to Aurora Tuesday at 6:30pm for a Q&A with Mayor Jorge Elorza. (Facebook event.) A strong and organized neighborhood association is crucial for any urban area to improve and grow. Since our inaugural meeting in October, the Downtown Neighboorhood Association (DNA) has

Arcade

Urban Vintage Bazaar

(10.24) The Arcade Providence opens its concourse to visiting vintage vendors this Saturday. Many reasons at this time of year to be checking out new sources of apparel, jewelry, vinyl, housewares, and ephemera. You can never have too much (too many?) ephemera. The event will

Providence Arcade

Downtown Loft/Condo Tour

(10.17) Ever thought of living downtown? Many of Providence’s swellest old buildings have been converted to residential use. Check 11 different options this Saturday at the Downtown Providence Living Tour. (Seen here are the micro-lofts at Arcade Providence.) This year, the tour will feature The 903,

burnside park

Mayor’s Chess Club — Burnside Park

(7.9) Mayor Elorza’s chess club meets year-round in City Hall. This summer they are bringing it outside for a few sessions, so head down to Burnside Park Thursday and check out the Providence Chess Club. All are invited to match up with neighbors, residents, City

ProJo Building

ProJo Building Sold

And here comes Cornish again. This time are partnering with Nordblom, a Boston real estate development firm. Jef Nickerson at Greater City Providence writes, Cornish and Nordblom plan to commence immediately with improvements to the building. Their plan includes modernizing and revitalizing this iconic property

as220 on aborn st.

AS220 Takes Over Satin Doll

The Main Stage?! I had thought it was going to be the new Black Box, but details are thin on the ground. According to Providence Business News, Plans for the stand-alone building include an extensive renovation, roof replacement and new internal systems including heating and

Dean Hotel

Dean Hotel In New York Times

Congrats to Clay Rockefeller et al. whose Dean Hotel is described in today’s New York Times as, “A stylish, sophisticated hotel imbued with originality and the creative spirit of the Providence arts community.” For longtime Providence residents, the transformation of the sleazy Civic View Inn