South Providence

Public Street Right-Of-Way Restored

What part of “public” did you not understand? On Tuesday the Coastal Resources Management council (CRMC) voted unanimously to designate Public Street a shoreline right-of-way providing permanent protection. Much credit for re-establishing its status — it should have been open all along — and getting some fences removed is owed to various neighborhood advocates. From …

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SCLT Rare Plant Sale All Weekend

(5.21) The Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) will be holding its 25th annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale at City Farm this Saturday and Sunday. The Plant Sale features hundreds of varieties of sustainably grown annuals, perennials, and fruit and vegetable plant starts — 20,000 in all. This includes 65 varieties of non-GMO, organic and …

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Free Admission To RWP Zoo Thru December

Walking around the zoo without all those pesky kids in the way can be fun and several of the animals are famously cold-loving. Unfortunately the moon bears and red pandas were laying low today. The cheetahs on the other hand were putting on a show. Some were sunning themselves while others paced the perimeter eyeing …

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PPS Talk/Walk Series Starts

(7.24) The popular “Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk” summer tours, presented by the Providence Preservation Society, kick off this Thursday in Grace Church Cemetery on Broad Street. Join us in South Providence as we visit Grace Church Cemetery. Established in 1834 by the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, this historic cemetery occupies nine acres …

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Meet Mayoral Candidates At Knight Library

(4.16) The mayoral candidates are participating in a series of three forums sponsored by PCL Friends groups and moderated by the League of Women Voters. The first event takes place this Wednesday at Knight Memorial Library. Hear what the candidates for mayor of Providence have to say about neighborhood issues. Ask questions and tell them …

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“It’s A Spaceship Now” Starts At Wilbury

Providence’s youngest award-winning professional theater company, The Wilbury Theatre Group, announces it’s New Works Development program’s inaugural production, Stuart Wilson’s “It’s A Spaceship Now.” Meet Stu, a man with the heart of a child, pursuing a dream after a lifetime of slacker survival. Join him as he uses his fondness for lists, free food and …

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Media Lab Experimental Music Concert

(6.1) The Media Lab students at Community MusicWorks will perform new works by composers Vic Rawlings, Geoff Mullen, and Bevin Kelley, who has a “commissioned piece for a viagra for sale bunch of cellos, some violas, a violin or two, a trombone, clarinet, projection and electronics.” Free, 7pm to 9pm, Saturday, June 1, Knight Memorial …

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Intro To Urban Chickens At SCLT

(3.16) A single hen can lay about five eggs per week. Learn about urban chicken farming at the first Plant Providence workshop of the 2013 growing season next Saturday. Join Dan Sheehan, one of SCLT’s community gardeners, and his hens to learn about what it takes to keep chickens in an urban setting. Dan will …

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SCLT Spring Kickoff

(3.2) The Southside Community Land Trust invites the public to its 4th Annual Urban Agriculture Spring Kickoff on Saturday. This will be a food-growing event that gets community members geared up for the coming growing season. It will be hosted at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center where attendees can celebrate urban agriculture with fellow …

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Broad Street Farmers’ Market Opens

(7.7) From Farm Fresh Rhode Island: The Broad Street Market celebrates its 10th year in Providence’s South Side. Join us for opening day at the “Elmwood Neighborhood Festival and Play Street.” We’re blocking off the street next to the market for a day of music, games, art, and other awesome activities! Celebrate the market opening …

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Urban Pond Procession

(6.9) Check out the fifth annual Urban Pond Procession. This year the festivities include performances by Gorham Crazed Robotic Divers of Mashapaug Pond, Big Nazo, Vessel Hat Brigade and students from Nathan Bishop Middle School playing homemade instruments. This year, the Procession will be held on held on Saturday, June 9th (rain date June 10th), …

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Composting 101 — SCLT

(3.21) The famous Plant Providence workshops at the Southside Community Land Trust are starting up. Today learn about composting at the City Farm. The workshop will feature a classroom based lesson on composting basics from 5:30pm to 6:15pm at the SCLT office (109 Somerset) and from 6:20pm to 7pm will move into a hands-on composting …

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