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Bury India Point Power Lines

(2.6) Overhead power lines, and the enormous towers supporting them, have long been a blight on the beauty of India Point Park and the view of the bay. Efforts have been in the works for 14 years to get the lines buried, and the Providence

Olympic On Wickenden

Welcome to the penultimate installment of our local 2016 Record Store Day trifecta. (We covered Armageddon, and next up will be the granddaddy event of them all at What Cheer.) But of course Olympic Records should be on your RSD map. Seen here is store

India Point — Shooters Proposal Preview

(8.6) First, be advised, a food truck/craft beer event will take place Saturday afternoon at India Point Park. Food trucks start, noon to 3pm; the beers get added 3pm to 6pm. A general admission ticket costs $10 on-site day-of. This is one of those things

You Need This Pig

Check out Nostalgia Providence at 236 Wickenden Street (just in from Brook Street, where ‘This & That’ used to be). They have three floors of vintage and antique goods including: clothing, furniture, jewelry, cameras, lamps, instruments, typewriters, glassware, wall art, tchotchkes, and this rather large

Fox Point & Jewelry District Weigh In On Stadium

With a great big “NO!” John Rousseau, executive secretary of the Fox Point Neighborhood Association (FPNA), appeared recently with the RIPDA state coordinator Sam Bell* on Dan Yorke State of Mind. Bell also heads the ‘Stop the Stadium Group’ and the topic was of course

Antiques, Vintage & Collectibles On Wickenden

Happy hunting at Nostalgia Providence on Wickenden Street  — three floors of collectibles, antiques, furniture, and lots of vintage clothing and accessories. Proprietors Mike and Karen (Ren) Antonowicz opened the store a little over a year ago. Ren Antonowicz teaches fashion classes at Johnson &

Pronk! At India Point/Wickenden

(10.13) Pronk! the Providence Honk Festival comes to Fox Point Monday, October 13th. Events kick off with a free concert in India Point Park featuring visiting bands from around the country as well as local favorites What Cheer? Brigade, Kickin’ Brass, and the Extraordinary Rendition

Gano Park Boat Launch

Get used to the sight of boat trailers cruising through Fox Point — the first public boat ramp in the city opened Monday. The new Gano Park Boat Launch has parking for vehicles with trailers as well as easy access for the canoes and kayaks.

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Community Boating Center — India Point Park

This is a reminder that sailing lessons are available right here in the city. Membership to the Community Boating Center (CBC) is required, but then access to the boats is free. Further, the CBC is actually a non-profit with the larger community outreach mission of

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Public Art Frame ‘Opens’

(6.1) Well, it’s already open. Head down to Pike Street today at 5pm for the official opening of Matthew Kramer’s ‘Wood-Frame Arch’ (this may not be the title of the work, per se, but in the absence of any other information we’ll go with that).

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Pronk! Street Band Festival

(10.14) Reclaim the streets with brass, beats, and feet at the 6th annual street band festival, PRONK! Join 15 bands from around the country for a celebration of music and community, featuring Providence faves What Cheer? Brigade, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Kickin’ Brass as well as

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R.I. Seafood Festival This Weekend

Head over to India Point Park for the 3rd annual Rhode Island Seafood Festival. Rhode Island’s premiere seafood festival hosting the best seafood in all of Rhode Island and southern New England. Restaurants, food distributors, breweries, wineries, local companies, artists and non-profit organizations will be

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Houseboat “Mini-Hotels” On Providence River

Here’s a cool option for out-of-state visitors or locals looking for a unique staycation. The fleet of seven houseboats — consider them mini-hotel rooms on pontoons — are available through SleepAfloat Management and start at $200/night. Simple and cottage-y from the outside, the units still

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Wasteland Spaces — Salon At Athenaeum

(5.3) Friday’s Salon at the Athenaeum — “Curating the City: Temporary Installations, Permanent Impressions” series, part 3 – Artist/Researcher Adj Marshall on her “Wasteland National Park” project, a museo-memorial for the interstitial space between the Providence East Side Railroad Tunnel and the Providence Drawbridge. Interstices, the empty

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New Photography Exhibit At BankRI — Stephen Spencer

Rhode Island native Stephen Spencer had worked various commercial photography gigs — including staff photographer at the Mystic Aquarium — before switching gears and becoming manager of museum operations the J&W Culinary Arts Museum. Officially out of the photography business, Spencer began taking pictures for

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Clean Water Action At The Hot Club

(10.11) An invitation from Clean Water Action: Join CWA at the Hot Club on Thursday, October 11th to get ready for the most important election in years. Electoberfest is your chance to support Clean Water Action, meet other clean water activists, and get ready to