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Shop Local for the 2016 Holiday Season

For this 2016 holiday season think about shopping local and supporting your local artists and businesses all around Rhode Island. Providence is home to an array of shops, boutiques to fit every need. Small, local businesses are Rhode Island’s largest employer, so this holiday season support the local shops and businesses. By buying local, you will reduce your carbon footprint and help to build the community here in Rhode Island. Here’s some recommendations on where to shop locally this holiday season!

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/17 to 11/20

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

FireBall– Thursday, November 17th, 2016
WaterFire Arts Center, 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM

The FireBall, a stellar celebration at the future home of WaterFire Providence! A glorious brilliant evening of Fun, Celebration, Entertainment, Dancing and Dinner! Featuring exciting culinary choices from Russell Morin Catering and Events and signature cocktails from Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails. Please join us as we honor the many contributions of the Sharpe family to Providence and all Rhode Island. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/17 to 11/20”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/11 to 11/13

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

A Christmas Carol – Friday, November 11th, 2016 to Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Trinity Repertory Company, times vary

Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition returns this year! Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy, sour businessman, is infamous for his lack of Christmas cheer. When three ghosts pay him a visit, Scrooge is given the chance to examine his life. He is inspired to change his ways and is wholly transformed by the spirit of Christmas. A heartwarming tale perfect for the whole family. Join us for this classic story that will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/11 to 11/13”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/4 to 11/6

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire – Saturday, November 5th, 2016
A WaterFire “Salute to Veterans” lighting sponsored by Walmart, Bank of America, National Grid and Dominion Power and Energy.
Sunset is at 5:34 PM, and fires stay lit until 11 PM

All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/4 to 11/6”

10 Must-Do’s in Newport for Providence Students

Must See’s and Do’s of Scenic Newport.

Cliff Walk – Memorial Boulevard
Sunrise to Sunset

The Cliff Walk along the eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport’s gilded age. Wildflowers, birds, geology … all add to this delightful walk. What makes Cliff Walk unique is that it is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District. In 1975 the walk was designated as a National Recreation Trail … the 65th in the nation and first in New England. The walk runs 3.5 miles and about two-thirds of the walk is in easy walking condition. Continue reading “10 Must-Do’s in Newport for Providence Students”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/28 to 10/30

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Mayor Jorge Elorza’s Halloween Monster Mash – Friday, October 28th, 2016
Providence City Hall, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/28 to 10/30”

What Are You Reading?

Be Sure to Check Out These 6 Local, New and Used Book Stores.

Barrington Books Retold – Cranston, RI
176 Hillside Road, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

What once started out as a Little Professor franchise in the coastal town of Barrington, Rhode Island back in 1986, has now evolved into an award-winning, regional shopping destination and beloved community hub.
Shortly after the current owners purchased their neighborhood bookstore in July of 2008, they quickly realized the stand-alone bookstore model wasn’t sustainable. While still offering an impressive library of titles, light gift items, stationery and toys were introduced to the product mix, items that complimented the book category yet filled a need for today’s busy families. Continue reading “What Are You Reading?”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/21-10/23

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Great Pumpkin Hunt – Friday, October 21st, 2016
Blithewold Mansions, Gardens & Arboretum, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Participate in the search for hidden pumpkins on the estate. Each person can take one home to carve. After the hunt, join us for music, food (food trucks will be on site), some hot cider, and a discussion about constellations in the night sky during a special star program around the bonfire.
Registration required. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/21-10/23”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/14 to 10/16

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Pumpkin Carving – Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Roger Williams Park Zoo, 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Carve like the professionals – the Passion for Pumpkins professionals that is! Join John Reckner, founder of the Jack O Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, and learn the techniques of intricate pumpkin carving.  All workshop attendants get a set of tools, a template and an un-glutted pumpkin.  John will teach the students how to transfer their template to a 3 dimensional Jack O Lantern that can be proudly displayed at home.  Registration deadline extended – so register now.

Zoo Members $125.00, Non-members $150.00 Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/14 to 10/16”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/7 to 10/9

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Fossil Frenzy Weekend – Saturday, October 8th, 2016 to Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

From the Coal Age to the Ice Age, the museum’s collection of fossil specimens brings the past to life! Come join in the festivities and see fossilized plants and animals that once roamed the Earth.
Activities include: Displayed fossils from the museum’s vaults, special fossil quest, fossil puzzle, make your own trilobite mask and more. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/7 to 10/9”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 9/30 to 10/2

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire – Saturday, October 1st, 2016
A WaterFire “Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life” Lighting sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and Lifetime Medical.
Sunset is at 6:26 PM, and fires stay lit until 12:30 AM

All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 9/23 – 9/25

 

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire – Saturday, September 24th, 2016
A WaterFire “Chinese Culture Night” Lighting sponsored by Confucius Institute & US-China Institute at Bryant University and Nortek.
Sunset at 6:38 PM, Lighting time is 6:53 PM and fires stay lit until 12:30 AM

All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight.

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