Neighborhoods

RIOT Block Party & Gear Sale

(8.20) This invitation comes from RIOT Rhode Island (formerly Girls Rock! Rhode Island). Head over to Westminster Street this Sunday for their RIOT Summer Block Party & Music Gear Sale. This will be held in the parking lot behind Nice Slice, so walk down the driveway from the Westminster side or approach from Washington Street.

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Providence Shoe Repair — Downtown

Mike Heimall, owner and operator of Providence Shoe Repair on Mathewson Street, should look familiar to shoe-owners on the east side of the city. He worked alongside Bruce Owensby at Wayland Square Shoe Repair for over six years, leaving (on good terms) in November of 2021 to open his own establishment. Owensby died last September

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Hope Street Summer Block Party

(8.6) The Hope Street Merchants will be throwing a Summer Block Party this Sunday with live music and performances, restaurants, beers, cocktails, food trucks, makers, artists, and more. This appears to be the updated schedule of music and events. In addition to all the family fun and street entertainment, and a beer and cocktail garden,

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Steel Yard Artist Exhibit — At Dye House

(8.8) The Steel Yard’s annual Resident Artist Exhibition opens Friday at The Dye House, a former textile mill transformed into a boutique hotel and event space in Olneyville. The exhibit will include seven artists who participated in the Steel Yard’s year-long industrial arts residency program: Harry Cassell, Haley Johnson, Margaret Parsons, Frances K Pittorf, Emilia

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Most Endangered Properties List — Nominations Wanted

The Providence Preservation Society is seeking nominations for the next Most Endangered Properties List and this year they are expanding the category. For decades, our annual list has advocated for buildings at risk due to neglect, threat of demolition, or critical underuse. However, PPS wants to take it to the next level. Providence is also

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Olivia Pichardo Making History

Brown freshman Olivia Pichardo was representing last Wednesday at Fenway Park when she threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game (not the best, but far from the worst). Fenway celebrated Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Day with pre-game festivities including Taiko Drumming, traditional dance performances, and food. Remind me to go next year. Olivia

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