RWP Tour — Waterways & Landscape

(6.22) The Roger Williams Park June tour series presents “Waterways and Landscape” with guides Megan Gardener, landscape architect for the City of Providence, and Brian Byrnes, the deputy superintendent of the Parks Department. (Coming up: June 29, “Statues in the Park.”) Side note: This view includes the Seal House, which once appeared on the PPS

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Pond Scum a.k.a. Swan Boats’ Revenge

Sure, it looks delicious, but stay away. The Department of Parks and Recreation has issued this advisory. The Rhode Island Department of Health has issued a health advisory for Roger Williams Park Ponds based on evidence of a bloom of cyanobacteria, better known as blue-green algae. This algae can be harmful to people and animals

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Athenaeum Salon — The High Line

(5.4) “Curating the City” is a 3-part series in which guest salonnier James Hall, Executive Director of the Providence Preservation Society, invites speakers to address strategies for evaluating, sustaining, and enhancing cities in the 21st century. Friday’s topic is the High Line, an elevated rail line in NYC that has become an innovative public space at the

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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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How Do We Know He Had Fingers?

There are no known contemporary likenesses of Roger Williams so we can not know for sure. But since there are also no accounts of a run-in with a deli slicer perhaps we can assume. Joking aside, the scaffolding recently erected on Pratt Street up the front of Prospect Terrace supported the father-daughter team (he’s a

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Saturday — First Day Of Spring

Urban Agriculture Spring Kickoff Party at the Highlander Charter School, 42 Lexington Avenue (Broad & Lexington in South Providence). Southside Community Land Trust and the Providence Community Gardens Network will be celebrating the start of Spring at the Urban Agriculture Spring Kickoff. Community gardeners from every neighborhood of Providence will be on hand for food,

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