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Prismatica

From January 19 to February 20, 195 District Park will be part of Lumina, a month-long light and art installation connecting the Providence Rink Bank Newport City Center and the park via a light-adorned Dorrance Street and featuring several exciting activities throughout the month. 

Making its Rhode Island debut, Prismatica transforms the park into a kaleidoscope of color and sound. Twenty-five prisms invite visitors to engage with the rotating forms while soft bell tones blanket the serene riverfront park. 

01/19/2024 - 02/20/2024
All Day Event
Fabrication Fest

Rhode Island Computer Museum, in cooperation with DESIGN WEEK RI and 195 District Park, is excited to announce Fabrication Fest, a celebration of design and fabrication on November 4th, 2023 (Rescheduled from 9/22). The focus of the event is on those places where design and fabrication meet. Everything from traditional methods of making things to digital fabrication with machines will be showcased at this show-and-tell event. Fabrication Fest takes place outdoors and will be free and open to the public.

11/04/2023
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wicked Walk: A Trick-Or-Treat Experience

The Third Annual Wicked Walk: A Trick-Or-Treat Experience is a free public event that provides a safe, accessible, & high-quality immersive environment for youth & families to celebrate Halloween.

Thousands of Attendees explore enchanting interactive themed Halloween Doors and StoryWalk adorning the MVL Memorial Bridge. While delighting in a Trick or Treat at each door, families will also enjoy Halloween crafts, activities, & a captivating Ghost Haunt Adventure Walk in the 195 District Park.

Walk
Begins
10/28/2023
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
PVD World Music In the Park: Grupo Ondas!

PVD World Music Series features traditional and fusion global sounds and dance performed by performers from all over the world who call Providence and New England home. The concerts, as in previous years, feature indigenous music histories and customs that have been passed down orally from generation to generation for thousands of years with special focus on traditional African and African Diaspora music and dance performances.  The concerts provide an opportunity to learn more about the colorful arts of Africa and its diaspora.

There will be rotating food trucks each event including the likes of: Jah Patty, Spanglish, Mings and Farm to Table. Cold beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at the Guild Beer Garden. 

Concert
Begins
10/12/2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
PVD World Music in the Park: Nana B Cool

PVD World Music Series features traditional and fusion global sounds and dance performed by performers from all over the world who call Providence and New England home. The concerts, as in previous years, feature indigenous music histories and customs that have been passed down orally from generation to generation for thousands of years with special focus on traditional African and African Diaspora music and dance performances.  The concerts provide an opportunity to learn more about the colorful arts of Africa and its diaspora.

There will be rotating food trucks each event including the likes of: Jah Patty, Spanglish, Mings and Farm to Table. Cold beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at the Guild Beer Garden. In addition to the food and music, during May and June, the concerts will take place next to an artisan market curated by Field of Artisans.

Concert
Begins
09/14/2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WaterFire: Starts at Sunset

WaterFire Providence announces Starts At Sunset, a new community gathering on the Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Pedestrian Bridge and 195 District Park sponsored by the Providence Tourism Council.  This unique activation invites artists and observers to experience a night of immersive placemaking with living tableaus set against the backdrop of a picturesque sunset. WaterFire volunteers will be illuminating the bridge with the glow of five braziers. 

08/30/2023
7:20 PM - 10:20 PM
PVD World Music in the Park: Yacouba Diabate

PVD World Music Series features traditional and fusion global sounds and dance performed by performers from all over the world who call Providence and New England home. The concerts, as in previous years, feature indigenous music histories and customs that have been passed down orally from generation to generation for thousands of years with special focus on traditional African and African Diaspora music and dance performances.  The concerts provide an opportunity to learn more about the colorful arts of Africa and its diaspora.

There will be rotating food trucks each event including the likes of: Jah Patty, Spanglish, Mings and Farm to Table. Cold beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at the Guild Beer Garden. In addition to the food and music, during May and June, the concerts will take place next to an artisan market curated by Field of Artisans.

Concert
Begins
08/03/2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Providence Children's Film Festival

PCFF is delighted to present five evening screenings in a beautiful park, under the stars and down by the bay. Each Thursday evening's reel has a theme that connects the international short films to our community here. The (free) popcorn will be poppin' as you set up your picnic blankets and chairs for the show, and the Guild Beer Garden will be open until 8:00 PM. Start times and other up-to-date info will be on their website at PCFFRI.ORG.

07/13/2023
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
PVD World Music in the Park: Willie J Laws Band

PVD World Music Series features traditional and fusion global sounds and dance performed by performers from all over the world who call Providence and New England home. The concerts, as in previous years, feature indigenous music histories and customs that have been passed down orally from generation to generation for thousands of years with special focus on traditional African and African Diaspora music and dance performances.  The concerts provide an opportunity to learn more about the colorful arts of Africa and its diaspora.

There will be rotating food trucks each event including the likes of: Jah Patty, Spanglish, Mings and Farm to Table. Cold beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at the Guild Beer Garden. In addition to the food and music, during May and June, the concerts will take place next to an artisan market curated by Field of Artisans.

Concert
Begins
07/06/2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunset Celebration with the Providence Drum Troupe

Born from the pandemic, The Providence Drum Troupe are an interactive group of dynamic musicians, a wide-range of dancers, acrobats, visual artists, puppetry and more from near and far who create funky beats with positive energy, demonstrating that living in harmony with one another is not an antiquated notion.

The Providence Drum Troupe are a whirlwind of creative energy, full of antics and a joyous sense of community. 

Join them at 6:00 pm every other Tuesday in Providence Innovation District Park and on the Michael Van Leesten Memorial Bridge for a free performance!

Performance
June 2023
06/13/2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
PVD World Music in the Park: Zikina Music

PVD World Music Series features traditional and fusion global sounds and dance performed by performers from all over the world who call Providence and New England home. The concerts, as in previous years, feature indigenous music histories and customs that have been passed down orally from generation to generation for thousands of years with special focus on traditional African and African Diaspora music and dance performances.  The concerts provide an opportunity to learn more about the colorful arts of Africa and its diaspora.

There will be rotating food trucks each event including the likes of: Jah Patty, Spanglish, Mings and Farm to Table. Cold beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at the Guild Beer Garden. In addition to the food and music, during May and June, the concerts will take place next to an artisan market curated by Field of Artisans.

Concert
Begins
06/08/2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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