Everyone Needs To Know How To Swim

“Though African Americans make up just thirteen percent of the US population, the fatal drowning rate of African American children aged five to fourteen is three times that of white children.” This disturbing statistic comes from a 2013 report* written by historian and former state legislator Ray Rickman when he was first inspired to do

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‘Providence Waterways’ From Doors Open RI

Doors Open RI is launching an ambitious, multi-media collaborative project called Providence Waterways. Providence Waterways is a multimedia, collaborative, storytelling project by Doors Open RI. Through a combination of online and onsite experiences, Providence Waterways invites you to immerse yourself in place-based stories, sounds, and events that explore Providence’s water. The stories are available now; the

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City Pools Open

The city opened the public pools today with one exception: the Davey Lopes pool remains closed due to construction. The waterparks had already opened at the end of June. The Davey Lopes Recreation Center Pool, located at 227 Dudley Street, is currently undergoing construction and will reopen on a later date. During this time, the

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Waterparks Open

Suit up! The Mayor has turned on the city’s thirteen waterparks and, due to the hot hot weather, they will keep the water splashing through 7pm on Wednesday, June 30, when the weather is expected to break. (Waterparks stay open through September 4th. Regular waterpark hours: Monday through Saturday, noon to 5pm.) Seen here is

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