Downtown

Downtown Loft/Condo Tour

(10.17) Ever thought of living downtown? Many of Providence’s swellest old buildings have been converted to residential use. Check 11 different options this Saturday at the Downtown Providence Living Tour. (Seen here are the micro-lofts at Arcade Providence.) This year, the tour will feature The 903, Arcade Providence, Avalon at Center Place, Conrad building, George C.

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Burnside Park

Downtown Music And Beer Garden Thursdays

(6.26) This Thursday marks the return of the Trinity Brewhouse beer garden and live music in Burnside Park, brought to you by the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy. From the Facebook event page, Every Thursday this summer, Burnside Park will be transformed into your favorite restaurant, your family outing, your afternoon date, and your patio bar.

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Last Day For Skating At The Providence Rink

(3.23) Sunday, March 23rd, is the last day of the ice skating season at the downtown skating rink. Did you know that helmets are available for children free of charge in the skate rental office? Simply ask the attendant. . . . hats, gloves, gators (neck warmers), and hand warmers for sale at the ticket

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“Before I Die . . .”

Hmm, too late for babies . . . this is either going to involve the Northern Lights or cronuts. Mayor Angel Taveras joined city planners Thursday to announce a three-year, citywide demonstration program called PopUp Providence. The installation of two “Before I Die” chalkboard walls, where passers-by can share their ‘bucket-list’ wishes. This project was

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Arcade Providence Apartments

Interesting piece in The Atlantic Cities about the upcoming Arcade apartments with pictures and a model of the micro-units. Developer Evan Granoff has transformed the upper two floors into 48 apartments, thirty-eight of which are micro — between 225 and 450 square feet. (Complete floor plans can be seen at The Arcade Providence website.) Atlantic

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RISD Collab On Westminster

We finally stopped into 204 Westminster Street to see what was going on in there. Part art space, part materials up-cycling center, and all RISD student-run, the EXPOSÉ/2NDLIFE Space is where students and community can meet and collaborate. 2NDLIFE is where RISD students and community members can trade, donate, or exchange materials and supplies. Manager

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Providence Street Painting Festival — Chalk Talk

(9.29) The 13th Annual Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival downtown at the Bank of America skating rink is scheduled for Saturday from noon to 9pm. Artists are given artist-grade pastel chalk, water and either a 4’x4′ or 8’x8′ plot on the cement floor of the rink. At 6:30pm a panel of judges will hand out

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