(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. […]
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
I finally got back to Deadbeats on Knight Street where I found owner Jeff Angell waiting to take my order. First I had to take a look around. Another customer was also checking out the new place for the first time and he seemed to share my take on it: the new owners have put
You don’t have to live in the West End to be glad for this news: The former, much-loved E&O Tap is being refitted to become your new regular neighborhood bar, Deadbeats. When the new owners Jeffrey and Courtney Angell lived in the neighborhood, the E&O was a favorite haunt. So they had no choice really.
(12.18) After a year off, the popular West Side Caroling event returns for its 15th year from 6pm to 8pm this Sunday. The crowd has burgeoned over the years and can make a joyful noise heard far and wide; you don’t have to worry that your voice is going to blurt forth and ruin everything.
Since 1963, three generations of the Kammerer family have been running the beloved Sandwich Hut on North Main Street. Seems now they have finally found a spot worthy of a second, additional location in Luongo Square, right across from the horse fountain and The Avery. Weather permitting, customers can sit on stools on the sidewalk
We couldn’t help but notice that something was afoot at the Westminster Street home of a certain nonprofit music education and performance organization*, and indeed, they are expanding their footprint to become the Community MusicWorks Center, a gathering place for music and community. There is an architectural mock-up of the future facility at the website,
The Bloom Collective will be hosting a West End Wonderland in the former Loie Fuller building, now through December 23. Much of the wall art has been painted over but the space is still lovely. The mosaic floor is still in place. We’re transforming our eclectic shop space into a winter wonderland chock full of
Do not panic. This new location is in addition to the Hope Street store. Located between White Electric and Ada Books on Westminster Street, the new shop is longer, wider, and taller, with more room for cool stuff like this illuminated globe which you can take home for $100. (Wide range of price points here
(10.7) For those who enjoyed exploring and poking about last week on the Doors Open tour, here’s another opportunity. Over a dozen properties will be opening their doors to West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) house tour ticket holders. This self-guided tour explores the theme “From Vacant to Vibrant,” and features homes and businesses around Knight,
(7.13) The West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) will be celebrating ‘Bocce and Chess in the Park’ this Thursday at 4pm with a ribbon-cutting for the new bocce courts and chess tables at the Dexter Training Ground. (Facebook event page.) Join neighbors, elected officials, and the Jeffrey Family for a “throw of the first ball.” Celebration
(6.28) Head over to the west end this Wednesday when PechaKucha takes over the outdoor patio at Ogie’s Trailer Park. From the Facebook event page. This month’s theme is clearly the most important issue facing our nation right now: “covfefe.” As always, presenters are invited to interpret the theme literally, loosely, or not at all…
(5.4) A ribbon-cutting and a fountain on-turning! After 14 years the West Broadway Neighborhood Association will hold a simple ribbon cutting and ceremonial turning-on of the fountain to celebrate Luongo Square’s new public space. We wrote about this a year ago commending the quality of the workmanship, the building materials, and the landscaping. Make sure
(12.3) There’s a lot of art sales, and a lot of crafts sales, and a lot of holiday strolls happening about town — why not hit ’em all and spread your money around. New Urban Arts (NUA) announces their 7th annual Cardboard Pancakes art sale for Saturday, December 3. Cardboard Pancakes will play host to
(11.12) ‘Publicly Complex’ presents author readings at Ada Books with Mary Cappello, Lee Ann Brown, and Serena Putterman. Cappello is a Professor of English and creative writing at URI. She is the author of five books of literary nonfiction, and her essays and experimental prose have been published in The Georgia Review and Cabinet Magazine.
(10.22) Bill Barry brings his “world famous” Pumpkin Carving Party to the E&O Tap, Saturday starting at 1pm. Lighting at night. Mike Kelly says, “Trust me, it’s the Cadillac of pumpkin parties….or was that a Lincoln?” (Also, Sunday at the E&O is Oktöberfest.) Pumpkin Carving Party, 1pm, Saturday, October 22, E&O Tap, 289 Knight Street,