Fox Point

New Selfie Wall At Fox Point Elementary

There is certainly no shortage of fox imagery in the Wickenden Street area and insect metamorphosis is really the perfect metaphor for the transition humans make in elementary school. (I worked very hard to avoid the word “journey” in that sentence.) With the help of public art nonprofit The Avenue Concept and their signature Montana …

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Gansett Brewery Grand Opening

Narragansett Beer will be celebrating the grand opening of their new brewery and beer garden at India Point this weekend, with special treats starting Wednesday. The place has been up and running for a while now and it looks great. The spacious interior with central bar also features a separate mini-counter where serious hobbyists can …

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Fox Point Neighborhood Cleanup

(4.10) The Vartan Gregorian Elementary School on Wickenden Street has an outdoor work day scheduled for Saturday. Students and faculty will be focused on the area surrounding the school campus but they invite the neighborhood to join in. We plan to weed, mulch, prune, and plant to maintain the extraordinary work that was done last …

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Fox Welcomes Back Students

Fox Point elementary students were welcomed back in September with this captivating door mural. The fox is the mascot of Vartan Gregorian Elementary School on Wickenden Street and The Avenue Concept (TAC) ran with the idea. Providence Monthly reports: The mural was designed by Myles Dumas and implemented with the help of The Avenue Concept …

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401 Day Virtual Happy Hour — New Gansett Brewery

BYOB of course. Of the many, very worthy, 401 promotions, this one caught our eye. Tune in this afternoon at 5pm when Narragansett Beer owner, Mark Hellendrung, gives a virtual tour of the upcoming brewery at 271 Tockwotton Street, live-streamed at Facebook. From the people at Gansett: Mark will be live to show viewers a …

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Fox Point & Jewelry District Weigh In On Stadium

With a great big “NO!” John Rousseau, executive secretary of the Fox Point Neighborhood Association (FPNA), appeared recently with the RIPDA state coordinator Sam Bell* on Dan Yorke State of Mind. Bell also heads the ‘Stop the Stadium Group’ and the topic was of course the stadium proposal. Rousseau announced that the 350+ membership of …

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Fox Point Lecture At Barker Playhouse

(6.4) Time is running out for tickets to “The Development of Fox Point,” a special lecture to be given Thursday as something of a preview to the upcoming PPS Historic House Festival. Join architectural historian Mack Woodward (author of the PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture and co-author of Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historic Resources) …

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2015 PPS Historic House Tour — Fox Point

This year the PPS Festival of Historic Houses features more than a dozen homes and gardens in the Fox Point area. These are some of the oldest houses in the city. Some history from the ProJo, The first port in Providence was built at India Point in 1680, near the foot of Transit Street. Harbor …

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Pronk! Fest — Marching Bands Take Over

(10.8) The fifth annual Providence Honk Fest returns to the Fox Point neighborhood. This is a free, family-oriented street festival featuring brass and drum-based marching bands. The City of Providence has officially declared October 8 to be Pronk Day! PRONK!’s motto is “Reclaim the streets with brass, beats, and feet” and this year’s theme is …

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Fox Point Community Meeting Tuesday

From Ocean State Action, Come join Ocean State Action and meet like-minded neighbors and community members to talk about ways to mobilize for a more just society. We’ll be talking about the past legislative initiatives, our plans for the future, and ways you can get involved. Progressive Rep. Chris Blazejewski will be joining us at …

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You Only Put It On The Refrigerator. . . And They’re Your Children

Now that the home extruders are finally off my back, it’s time to take on another totally self-absorbed and entitled sector of the population — children! A flap has erupted over the proposed mural for the East Avenue side of the Vartan Gregorian School in Fox Point.  The PTO decided that the students should be …

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Shooters — Let’s Get This Right

Providence needs another empty ‘luxury’ condo tower like it needs another pothole. The Providence Journal has an article about the competing interests (and it is complicated) regarding the old Shooters site at India Point Park. The Fox Point Neighborhood Association as well as Head of the Bay Gateway, a local advocacy group, are pressing for …

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Happy Fourth Of July Everybody

And don’t forget, many of your ancestors fall into that ‘wretched refuse’ category. The Cohans fled their teeming shore and enriched our culture permanently. (One Dose peacenik and inveterate sourball finds his songs too militaristic, but boy are they ever catchy.) The George M. Cohan celebration continues today. The Rhode Island Historical Society picks up …

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