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Entropy And The ‘Piano-Shaped Object’

This former practice piano sits beneath the towering maples and hemlocks behind the Orwig Music Building, slowly becoming one with the universe. Prior to the intervention of Ph.D. candidate Devanney Haruta, the Brown University Music Department had it slated for a trip to the dump, but inspired by Australian composer Ross Bolleter’s work with “ruined […]

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Guided Walk Along Seekonk River

(8.5) The Blackstone Parks Conservancy holds a variety of interesting events during the year most of which involve sensible shoes. Find a pair by this Saturday and go for A Shoreline Walk with Greg Gerritt. Come for a walk along the Seekonk [River] shoreline, beginning at the Blackstone Park kiosk on Parkside Road proceeding through

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Drawing Wild — Museum Of Natural History

(3.16) Register now for Drawing Wild: From the Collection at the Museum of Natural History in Roger Williams Park. Bring a small easel or chair and your drawing or painting materials, and choose your subject from the collections of birds, bears, lions, and Oceanic artifacts. Museum staff will also select some special “guests” from the

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Urban Ponds Procession

(5.14) The 9th annual Urban Parks Procession kicks off Saturday at 6pm from Roosevelt Lake behind the Casino at Roger Williams Park. The Tomaquag Museum provides this year’s theme as musicians, nature-lovers, historians, and area residents and students parade along the city’s chain of ponds. Because Mashapaug Pond was a settlement site for Indigenous People

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‘The Lost Museum’ At Brown

A curious installation over at Brown University reifies the collection of a forgotten naturalist. A group of students, professors, and artists calling themselves “The Jenks Society for Lost Museums” has spent the past year researching the Jenks Museum, re-collecting scattered relics and remnants, and transforming words into rooms and fragments of curatorial description into spectral

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Crypt Tours At Museum Of Natural History

(10.27,28) The Museum of Natural History has some special events scheduled for this weekend. In addition to spooky stories, creature features, mystery guests and a trick-or-treat bag full of Halloween fun, visitors can take haunted museum vault tours (additional admission applies, children under 4 not admitted). According to the ProJo, Only 2 percent of the

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Rhode Island Abuzz With Bee Conventioneers

“Providence” — the city name attributed to Warwick for all things concerning airports and conference locations — is hosting the Eastern Apicultural Society‘s annual convention this week. If you’ve noticed an influx of trucker hats and pickups advertising raw honey, you’re probably somewhere near the Crowne Plaza. Which is where you should be, if you

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Environmental Films At Knight Memorial Library

Providence Community Library, the Friends of Knight Memorial Library and Trees 2020 are excited to present two free environmentally-themed films tonight at the Knight Memorial Library, starting at 6pm. The Man Who Planted Trees (30 minutes animated) This film tells the story of a shepherd who repairs the ruined ecosystem of a secluded valley by

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All We Are Saying Is Give Bees A Chance

Here’s a fantastic article and video about the White House honeybees. Yet a blurb last year about a White House bee swarm prompted one commenter to accuse Michelle Obama of breaking a D.C. ordinance stating that hives can’t be kept within 500 feet of a residence (although “enclosed properties” are exempt—does the White House fence

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