PVDFest Weekend: June 6th – 9th

PVD FEST IS COMING BACK TO PROVIDENCE FOR ITS FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW.  

Festival Dates & Hours
    • Thursday June 6th, 5 Pm – 10 Pm
    • Friday June 7th, 5 Pm – 11 Pm
    • Saturday June 8th, 12 Pm – 12 Am
    • Sunday June 9th, 12 Pm – 6 Pm

Admission Free

About PVDFest

PVDFest is a non-profit production with over 60 businesses and organizations supporting its cause. Artists of all walks are at the center of this event, bringing the city to life. This years festival will showcase over 1000 artists on over a dozen platforms. PVDFest offers both acclaimed and emerging talent showcasing their diversity.

Food Village

Kennedy Plaza will host the weekends culinary scene. Over 50 food trucks and booths are set up on Saturday and Sunday for all festival goers. Select vendors include:

For a full vendor list click here

2019 Artists

With over 1000 artists being showcased, be ready to experience something new and unique on every corner. Artists range from singer/songwriters to mimes. With public art being a significant part of the weekend, be sure to keep an eye out for murals and art installations around the city. Check out the Civic Center GarageCity Hall apron, and Empire Plaza for three of PVDFest’s awarded installations. Some performing artists include:

For a full list of artist bios go to pvdfest.com/artists

A full lineup schedule has also been posted to the PVDFest site.

Weekend Recommendations: 5/31-6/2

Enjoy a weekend with family or friends inside and outside of the city this weekend!

Fun for the Family

Head over to Salter’s Grove for a Fireworks Extravaganza this Saturday night. Between 9:00 Pm and 10:00 Pm, The Gaspee Days Committee  will hold a fireworks display set above Narragansett Bay and just off the coast of Salter’s Grove in Warwick.

  • Rain date: Sunday, June 2nd
  • Admission: Free

All summer long enjoy Friday night hangouts at the Alex and Ani Center. From 4:00 PM – 10:00 Pm there will be lawn games, volleyball, bumper cars, music and more. For a full summer programming schedule visit the Alex and Ani Center homepage.

  • Admission: Free

Health & Wellness

Register for the 2019 Aids Run/Walk for Life on Saturday, June 1st and support those affected by HIV/Aids. Come in your most colorful creations as you raise awareness and offer support to neighbors in our local community.

Arts & Culture

Trinity Rep will hold its 23rd annual Pell Awards Gala on Monday, June 3rd at the The WaterFire Arts Center. Founded in 1997, the Pell Awards recognize artists whose work exemplifies the values of Senator Claiborne Pell.

Event Info:
      • VIP Reception: 6:00
      • Dinner: 7:15
      • Ceremony: 8:15

All proceeds from the gala benefit artistic programming at the Trinity Repertory Company.

Purchase event tickets here

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend ’19

Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner, and we’re all anticipating how to kick-off summer 2019 in the Ocean State. Whether it’s your first beach trip of the season, or you’re looking to enjoy a weekend of food and art, Rhode Island offers some of the most unique experiences to dive head first into summer.

Be sure to attend the first WaterFire Lighting of the season on May 23rd as we begin to celebrate 25 years of transforming place and building community. 

Parade & Celebration:

On Monday, May 27th the town of North Providence will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade and inaugural Ahlborg Memorial Day 5k.

 

The town of Lincoln will also hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on the 27th, beginning at 11 Am on the corner of Higginson Avenue and Smithfield Avenue .

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/18-10/21

Here’s whats happening in and around Providence this weekend!

FireBall

Join WaterFire Providence for a stellar celebration at the WaterFire Arts center! Featuring live music, entertainment, and much more.

Art

Arielle Extreme: Delusional Halloween Event 

Arielle Extreme hosts their 4th annual Halloween event at the WaterFire Arts Center. The event will feature live cirque-style Aerial performances and spooky exhibits throughout. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/18-10/21”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 9/28-9/30

Events happening in and around Providence this weekend to checkout  with WaterFire. 

WaterFire – Full Lighting Saturday, September, 29th

Sunset time: 6:31 p.m.

Sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation as a part of Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life weekend.

Featured events include Flames of Hope Torch Procession, Steeple Street Unplugged, Starry, Starry Night, and more!

Art

David Wiesner: Journeys in Visual Storytelling at RISD ISB Gallery 

RISD alum and current children’s book illustrator/writer David Wiesner will be featured at RISD’s Illustration Studies Building gallery from now through October 7th. The exhibit will be open until 10pm during WaterFire.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 9/20-9/23

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend. 

WaterFire – Full Lighting Saturday, September, 22nd

Sunset time: 6:43pm

Made possible by the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust.

Special events at WaterFire this Saturday include Salute to Rhode Island Educators and Big Bang Science Fair.

Food

Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Zoo

Roger Williams Park Carousel Village will host a variety of food trucks and vendors on Friday, September 21st. Admission is free and there will be activities for children!

Ocean State Oyster Festival

The 4th Annual Ocean State Oyster Festival will be held Saturday, September 22nd at Riverwalk Park. Get your tickets in advance for $25 and $30 the day of. Festival is tented and will go on rain or shine!

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/20-7/23

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

 WaterFire
Basin Lighting – Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Sponsored by the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant.

Full Lighting – Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Featuring WaterFire’s Community Paddling Event – Clear Currents.  Sponsored by Amica Insurance and Fidelity Investments.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/13-7/16

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire
Bastille Day Ceremony to Honor WWII Veterans – Friday, July 17th @ 6pm

In gratitude the Republic of France is awarding knighthoods in the French Legion of Honor to: John Dunnigan, Raymond Gillis, and Leo Héroux.

The ceremony will be performed by French Consul General Valery Freland accompanied by Rhode Island Honorary Consul to France Roger Begin in front of the Rhode Island World War II Memorial in Memorial Park in Providence, Rhode Island on Bastille Day, Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Rose Weaver will sing The Star Spangled Banner and La Marseillaise. The Ceremony will conclude with a toast from a sabered bottle of Champagne presented by Robert Burke in honor of the RI veterans. Following the ceremony the U.S. Coast Guard Brass Quintet is doing a public concert. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 7/13-7/16”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/29 – 7/2

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

 Art & Culture
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – Newportfilm Outdoors

Join us for this week’s newportFILM Outdoors screening… BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY.

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication. Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. Free admission!

Pawtucket Arts Festival Fundraiser

Join us for the Pawtucket Arts Festival fundraising event on Thursday, June 29 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at Machines With Magnets. Join us for our fundraising event, during which we will kick off an online INDIEGOGO campaign. You’ll be able to make a contribution the night of the event – or in the days following through this link which leads to our INDIEGOGO fundraiser page.

Buy your ticket here. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/29 – 7/2”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/22-6/25

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by Cox Business.

Art & Culture
Providence Art Club Opening Reception

Join the Providence Art Club on Sunday, June 25 from 2-4pm for the Opening Receptions of three exciting new exhibitions. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work and light refreshments will be served. The galleries of the Providence Art Club are always free and open to the public. Please feel free to join this event and invite a friend!

For questions about any of these exhibitions, please contact Michael Rose at michael@providenceartclub.org, or at 401-331-1114 ext. 5.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/15 – 6/18

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Art & Culture
Gallery Night Providence

A fun to explore Providence’s Creative Scene. Art Bus Tours are FREE and leave every 20 minutes, 5:30–7:00 PM on every Gallery Night. No pre-registration is required. Tours meet inside the Regency (One Regency Plaza in Downtown Providence).

For details on which tours are happening this weekend, visit the Gallery Night website.

Spring Awakening

Extended by popular demand – now through June 17th!
The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical – told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly) – Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that since its premiere has been exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Based on the 1892 Frank Wedekind play Spring Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy—banned in Germany for two decades after its publication–Spring Awakening challenges and thrills with a “shivery, sensual allure unmatched by anything in the theater right now” (the New York Times). Presented by the Wilbury Group. Click here for reviews, photos and more!

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/8 – 6/11

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by RI Day of Portugal and Rhode Island College with its Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, with the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust.

Kids and Family
Rise and Shine on the Farm at Roger Williams Park Zoo

COCK-A-DOODLE-DO! Join zookeepers in the Alex and Ani Farmyard for a special morning on the farm before the Zoo opens to the public. Enjoy a continental breakfast of bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt, juices and coffee outside the Farmhouse, and explore the Farmyard as zookeepers get the day started. This event is “free-range,” so guests can go at their own pace to explore the many activities, including the cow milking, egg collection stations, and the produce growing and play station. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration, visit with a beekeeper, watch a farrier trim a donkey’s hooves  and even learn about worm composting with RI Worm Farmers Cooperative.
Date: Saturday, June 10 (rain or shine)
Time: 9:00 am
Cost: $25/members, $35/non-members

Please note: Capacity is limited to 40 participants. Pre-registration is required. Ticket price includes a continental breakfast, program, and admission to the Zoo post program.

Register here! Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/8 – 6/11”