holidays

Things To Do On NYE

The Providence Children’s Museum — Noon Years Eve, 9:30am to 12:30pm: music, raffles, a ball drop at noon, and other festivities. Roger Williams Park Zoo — Holiday Lights Spectacular, 5pm to 9:30pm. Providence Rink — 10am to 10pm (bumper cars sold out until January 3) Union Station Brewery — the Silks The Parlour — Ravi …

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Oktoberfest At Narragansett Brewery

Oktoberfest proper at Narragansett Brewery doesn’t begin until Friday, but we have to mention the free, kick-off party on Thursday ‘Dance Your Hasselhoff.’ We’ll have prizes for the best costumes of the night like taproom gift cards and Knight Rider DVD sets, so come dressed to the nines! I’m either going as Princess Therese von …

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St. Patrick’s Day At Wild Colonial

Here is a man who can pour a perfect Guinness without even looking. He knows his way around the rest of the bar too. We have many fine Irish establishments to choose from here in Providence, but this year we celebrate the Wild Colonial Tavern where, in addition to St. Patrick’s Day, owner Maurice Collins …

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‘Just In Time’ Art Sale — RWP Botanical Ctr

(12.19) Procrastinators can head over to the Botanical Center this Sunday for the annual Just In Time Art Sale. The center is beautiful in daylight, but at night it is magical. The sun should be setting at about 4:17pm. Make time for a walk around the exterior for landscaping ideas — great winterberry display (see …

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‘Nutcracker’ At The Vets

(12.26) The Festival Ballet Providence will present a revamped version of its annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, featuring new sets, new costumes, and new choreography by artistic curator Yury Yanowsky. And for the first time, the ballet will be performed at The Vets, offering twice as many performances as in years past. New additions include …

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Wreaths Along The Mile Of History

As if on cue, snowflakes began to swirl as members of the Mile of History Association (MoHA) tied holiday wreaths to the lampposts along Benefit Street. The scene formed a charming enough tableau even before I recognized the lovely Roz Rustigian on the ladder. Known as the “Mile of History,” the Benefit Street area is …

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3rd Annual Juneteenth Fest — Temple To Music

(6.19) Juneteenth RI will be hosting their 3rd annual Juneteenth Festival this Saturday at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park. Emcee Bad Lad will wrangle a full slate of speakers and politicians, as well as singers, rappers, and dancers, including recording artist Raiche. Go here for the day’s program. Free, noon to 8pm, …

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Seasons Greetings — Shop Local

Nice old-timey look to Thayer Street this year . . . echoes of Bedford Falls with George Bailey running down the street. Further down, banners of illuminated snowflakes cross the street overhead and light shows project snowflakes on the sidewalk (see below). Last minute shoppers should remember how welcome gift certificates are in 2020. It’s …

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