Posts Tagged ‘ wbna ’
BY Daily Dose
(1.14) The West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) holds its annual meeting tonight at the Columbus Theatre.
View a slideshow of our 2013 accomplishments and what’s planned for 2014.
Renew your membership and vote on the 2014 Board.
Mingle with our elected officials and neighbors at a reception with local pizza and cash bar. Free child care.
BY Daily Dose
Wanna dance? Enjoy live music from two stages (rock & roll, hip hop, acoustic) from these great local artists: Northern Lands, the Silks, Mark Cutler, Milo & Otis, the Mighty Good Boys, Jon Hope & DJ Knockout, Carolyn Hecht (of tig & bean), Mark McCall, Daniel Rouvrais, Extraordinary Rendition Band, and the fantastic Community MusicWorks Student String Quartet.
Wanna play nice? You can play and learn at the same time with POW! Science’s amazing demonstration! A Providence fire engine and fire safety truck will be on hand to interact with. You can also learn to screenprint with RiverzEdge Arts Project, who have designed a commemorative Block Party 2012 screen that they will help you screenprint onto your own shirt – purchase a shirt to screen, or use something you already own!
Food trucks, cold draft beer, doggie rest stop, dunk tank, frozen T-shirt contest, and more. The exuberant Miss Wensday will emcee. (fb)
Free, Noon to 6pm, Saturday, June 30, Harrison Street at Division Street (directions)
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The beautiful and talented Miss Wensday will emcee the event this year. Mingle with old friends and neighbors, make new friends and meet new neighbors, or come on over to visit the neighborhood and see why so many people think the WestSide is the Best Side! Think of it as a sort of “Open House,” but for a whole neighborhood. This Block Party is like a colorful gypsy caravan, moving around the WestSide, getting kicked out one place and moving on to the next . . . and this year it is setting up camp on beautiful Harrison Street!
Wanna dance? Enjoy live music from two stages (rock & roll, hip hop, acoustic) from these great local artists: Northern Lands, The Silks, Mark Cutler, Milo & Otis, The Mighty Good Boys, Jon Hope & DJ Knockout, Carolyn Hecht (of tig & bean), Mark McCall, Daniel Rouvrais, Extraordinary Rendition Band, and the fantastic Community MusicWorks Student String Quartet!
BY Daily Dose
Head over to Hudson Street today, Saturday, June 25, for the WBNA block party. The music schedule includes: DJ Sensual Dan at 2pm; the Silks at 3pm; Lindsay Adler at 4pm; Sharks Come Cruisin at 5:30pm; with Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons starting up at 7pm. Activities and entertainment include,
Kristin Cook Memorial Origami tent, face painting for kids & adults, Pimp Your Ride bike/stroller decorating and crafts, chalk drawing for our budding street artists, Dave’s tiny circus lessons, and more.
Food! Beer Garden! Sangria! Ice Cream!
Space pod installation — sneak peek from artists of Wooly Fair, Providence’s own do-it-yourself art carnival held in July.
(Detail of the this year’s poster by Casey Spencer. Poster available at the block party.)
2pm to 8pm, Saturday, June 25, WBNA Block Party, Hudson Street between Messer and Sycamore Streets, (fb)
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Celebrate community at the second annual WBNA Block Party hosted by neighbors of the WestSide.
Listen to live music on two stages (rock & roll, hip-hop and acoustic) with The Silks, Sharks Come Cruising, Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, Lindsay Adler, and many more. Catch DJ Seductive Dan spinning some of your favorite block party jams. Spoken word and poetry from the Incredible Christopher Johnson and other talented local artists. Special guest MC’s including Jenny Hurricane of The Midnight Creeps and Diamond Dan White!
WBRU will be broadcasting live from the event again this year.
Pow! Science! Kids’ table with awesome science demos all day, face painting, origami, balloon sculpture, chalk drawing, dunk tank, bike and stroller decorating and parade, piñata, yoga demonstration, and all your favorite block party games! Fire engine and ladder truck for kids to check out! Providence River Animal Hospital table with kids’ games and information on pets’ health & safety.
Delicious block party fare for you to enjoy. WE FEED volunteers doing a shift in the kitchen, thank you!
Beer garden featuring craft beer by McLaughlin & Moran and homemade sangria served by your favorite bartenders from the E&O Tap. Free ice cream from Munroe Dairy. Cupcakes from the Duck & Bunny. Bring a potluck dish to donate to show off your cooking talent. Surprise sneak-peek from Wooly Fair. Commemorative posters designed by local artist/graphic designer Casey Spencer memorializing the event.
Free admission and entertainment, 2pm to 8pm, Saturday, June 25, Hudson Street between Messer and Sycamore Streets.
BY Daily Dose
An invitation from John Richard of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) to a ‘SWELL Soiree’ tonight, Friday, May 6,
Music by the Extraordinary Rendition Band and DJ JR of the Avery. Snacks by Mosaic Latin American Bistro. Bid on local artwork. Raffle on gift cards good at local West Side businesses. Cash bar.
All this is to celebrate the opening of 1577 Westminster, future home of Fertile Underground Grocery and SpurwinkRI. Take a tour the building.
5pm to 9pm, Friday, May 6, SWELL Soiree, 1577 Westminster Street
filed under: Basic Humanity |
BY Libby Kimzey
It’s as if all the trash and litter of the past four months had accumulated in a frozen mountain range along every Providence sidewalk, and with the recently, finally, melting snow, was released unto the world, my driveway, and Narragansett Bay.
Elmhurst Clean & Green hit the ground last Saturday, and the West Broadway Neighborhood Association is carrying on the torch in three days.
If smug self-satisfaction isn’t powerful enough motivation to spend a few hours picking up other people’s trash, then you can also be trained in the implementation of highly sophisticated and cost-effective carbon sequestration technologies (i.e. planting trees).
Cleanup 8am, Saturday, April 16th, Dexter Field — Lunch 1am, 1560 Westminster Street
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BY Daily Dose
The West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) launches its annual membership drive while celebrating the west side neighborhood during its annual game-filled, all ages Roll-the-Dice Membership Kick-off Party.Residents and businesses here have much to celebrate. Despite tough economic times, neighbors continue to come together around issues that impact them, such as crime, historic preservation and responsible development. There is also a renewed sense of urgency to support local businesses, as reflected in the WBNA’s SWELL (Shop, Work, Eat and Live Locally) campaign and member discount program. But west siders are known for having fun as well as for creating positive change in the community. This year’s Roll-the-Dice Membership Party, now in its eighth year, is no exception.
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Celebrate community at the first ever WBNA Block Party hosted by neighbors of Chapin Avenue & Sycamore Street. WBRU will be broadcasting live from the event!
Listen to live music on two stages (rock & roll, hip-hop and acoustic) with Symmetry, Detroit Rebellion and many more. DJ Handsome Pete spinning all your favorite block party tunes. Spoken word and poetry from the Incredible Christopher Johnson and others! MC Miss Wensday workin’ the crowd with a megaphone.
Face painting, origami, balloon sculpture, chalk drawing, bike and stroller decorating and parade, piñata, miniature golf hole by Monster Mini Golf, Akido demonstration, relay races, and all your favorite block party games! Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks.
Beer garden featuring craft beer by McLaughlin & Moran and homemade sangria served by your favorite infamous bartenders from the E&O Tap. Free Ice cream from Munroe Dairy. Bring a potluck dish to show off your cooking talent. Surprise sneak-peek acts from SoundSession. T-shirts designed by local artist Donna Plasson memorializing the event.
Free, 4pm to 8pm, Saturday, Sycamore Street between Chapin and Hudson