Fox Point

New Selfie Wall At Fox Point Elementary

There is certainly no shortage of fox imagery in the Wickenden Street area and insect metamorphosis is really the perfect metaphor for the transition humans make in elementary school. (I worked very hard to avoid the word “journey” in that sentence.) With the help of public art nonprofit The Avenue Concept and their signature Montana …

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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 and creepy ceramic pig for just $42. Owners Ren and …

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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 the stadium proposal. Rousseau announced that the 350+ membership of …

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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 & Wales University and fashion history classes at Rhode Island School …

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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 Band. Providence Monthly describes it perfectly. In a rather simple …

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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 teaching local disadvantaged youth how sail. Adult and family membership …

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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 bands from New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Brazil, and London. …

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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 present at the event to promote their products, service or …

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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 offer all the amenities. The Providence Journal describes the interiors …

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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 spaces or gaps between spaces full of structures or matter, …

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