[Summit] Omnibus Calendar for October

David Kolsky davidjkolsky at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 1 04:24:24 CDT 2017


Hello, everyone


Here is a miscellaneous calendar of some of the events thatI know about this October — from art shows to river clean-ups to civicmeetings, and from Mount Pleasant to the Blackstone River — thrown togetherpretty much the same way I saw them (minus some rather attractive but space-consumingpictures).


So it resembles a bulletin board or utility pole more than aconsistently-formatted timetable. Apart from a grab-bag of dates from RIPTAright at the end, this list is arranged in rough chronological order, with dates highlighted in yellow.


While it is an omnibus, it is very far from beingcomprehensive. (For example, I don’t have all the details about every event,nor any news yet about Hallowe’en/Octoberfest/Día de los Muertos.)


Please don’t hesitate to send any corrections,clarifications, or updates.


Have a good weekend,






Providence Art Club 
11 Thomas Street (between Angell and Steeple Streets)
Two new exhibitions to open this Sunday, October 1, 2-4pm




On view in Maxwell Mays and 
 Mary Castelnovo Galleries: 
 Mary Dondero, William Heydt, 
 Johanna McKenzie, and Timothy Philbrick:
 Dondero, Heydt, McKenzie, Philbrick 


On view inthe Dodge House Gallery:

Theresa Girard: a degree of curiosity


Gallery Hours:



The Galleries will be closed October 9 
in Observance of Columbus Day.


Providence Art Club  11 ThomasStreet  Providence  RI  02903  (401) 331-1114
reservations: reservations at providenceartclub.org
gallery: michael at providenceartclub.org
information: angel at providenceartclub.org

website: www.providenceartclub.org 





College Hill Neighborhood Association

monthly open meeting of theBoard of Directors

Monday 2 October, 7  p.m.

Governor Henry Lippitt Mansion, 

199 Hope Street at Angell(diagonally opposite Wheeler School)



Upcoming Events with Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Calling all Volunteers - We need your help to rebuild RiverWood, aspace that was created for children in Blackstone Park!

RiverWood is located in the woods just off Blackstone Field,across from the Narragansett Boat Club, 2 RiverDrive (aka River Rd), Providence. 

Recent vandalism, high winds or a combination of both have brought down thedriftwood fence that encircles the space. We'd like to repair the fenceand clean up the area so it can be used during our next program, Moonriseon the Seekonk River for Friday, October 6th, 6:45pm.

This clean up project involves moderate activity and creativity is a plus.Bring gloves, clippers if you have them and wear long pants and closedshoes. There is poison ivy growing around this space but none inside thecircle itself.

We have the following two work dates for this project: 
   - Tuesday, October 3, 3:30-5:30pm          
   - Thursday, October 5, 10:30-12:00pm

Thank you in advance for your help!


[Downtown Neighborhood Association]

Riverwalk RestorationProject: Saturday, October 7, 9 AM
Join us for our ninth volunteer RiverwalkRestoration Project with the Providence Parks Department to paint and sand therailings along the Providence River. These efforts are making a difference and saving theCity over $150,000 in labor costs!
The project begins on Saturday, October 7 from 9 AM until 12 PM at the Citizens Bank Plaza and work our way downtowards the Waterplace Basin. 




The West Broadway Neighborhood Association House Tour |Saturday, October 7

The 4th AnnualWBNA House Tour features a pocket of Providence’s West Side that embodies themagic, tenacity, and ingenuity that can happen when a community comes togetherto not just renovate homes but to create a place for people, with a historicstreetscape, thriving local economy, and mixed uses fueling an urban vibrancythat defines the neighborhood.

Two ways to partake & explore...

Friday, Oct. 6 from 6-9PM | House TourPreview Party 
Savory food, an open bar, and sultry music in a beautifully restoredmansion home on Broadway. Buy Tickets
*Party tickets includeHouse Tour 

Saturday, Oct. 7 from10AM-4PM | House Tour
Set your own pace on this self-guided stroll in and around Luongo MemorialSquare, on Brighton, Battey, Carpenter, Knight, and West Fountain streets. Seeinside familiar dwellings and find destinations cleverly combined withinthe neighborhood. BuyTickets

For all tickets, event details, and new information visit, www.wbna.org.

House Tour Tickets: $20 in advance; $15 students andseniors.
Day-of: $25 general admission; $20 students and seniors.


Check-in at the Welcome Center to begin your tour!
Welcome Center located @ The Providence Revolving Fund,
372 West Fountain, Providence. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Find out more on Facebook andour event page 
Look for @WBNAPVD on Instagram!
Post pictures on social media with #WBNAHouseTour 




Lines of Thought Opening Celebration

RISD Museum of Art (Benefit &Waterman Streets)


Saturday,October 7, 5:30-7:30 pm, Chace Galleries


Celebrate the opening of the Museum's newexhibition, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now:From the British Museum. View seventy works from theBritish Museum's world-renowned collection from an ancient Egyptian papyrus toworks by such well-known artists as Leonardo da Vinci and Pablo Picasso.Explore the exhibition, get hands on in the Out of Line gallery, and enjoy wineand British beer provided by Bottles Fine Wine. Free.


Visitthe Exhibition on line



The Federal Hill Commerce Associationwill be hosting its Annual Columbus Day Weekend Festival on historicFederal Hill in Providence, Rhode Island from Oct. 7th through Oct. 9th, 2017. The festivalhas been recognized as one of the best Columbus Day Festivals to attend, withgreat food and entertainment.

The Annual Columbus Day Parade will take place on Sunday, October 8that 11am on Atwells Ave in Providence, RI.

Columbus Day Festival Entertainment Schedule 2017
There will be thee Entertainment Stages during the Columbus Day Festival:DePasquale Plaza, Bank of America, St. John’s Park (Atwells & Sutton)

StageOne – De Pasquale Plaza
Saturday, October 7
Opening Reception Noon
Driftwoods1 -5pm
Ronnie Sands 6-10pm
Sunday, October 8
Ambrosiani 1-5pm
Steve Anthony 6-10pm
Monday, October 9
Reminisce1pm – 5pm
Stage Two – Bank of America
Saturday, October 7
Timeless 1-4pm
Roger Cerisi’s All Stars 6pm-10pm
Sunday, October 8
All Turchetta
Downstairs Band 6-9pm
Monday, October 9
Vinnie Lato 1-5pm
Stage Three – St. John’s (Atwells & SuttonStreets)
Saturday, October 7
DJ Eddie the Fixer 6pm – 10pm
Sunday, October 8
Legacy Band 6-10pm
Monday, October 9
Tribeca 1-5pm

The Fox Point Neighborhood Association

(*NoteTuesday Meeting*)
Community Room
Vartan Gregorian Elementary School


Downtown Neighborhood Association

monthly meeting

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Aurora Providence (formerlyBlack Repertory Theatre and Roots Café)

276 Westminster Street(downtown)


Wayland Square Neighborhood Association

monthly meeting

Tuesday, October 10, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

No location fixed, probablyMcBride’s Pub at Wayland & Waterman Streets


There will also likely bemeetings that night (if they follow their regular schedules) of the JewelryDistrict Association and of the Waterman Street Dog Park Committee(the latter at Books on the Square, 471 Angell St. at Elmgrove Ave.)


Please Join Mayor Jorge O. Elorza  withCouncilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan for a Citywide Conversation at MountPleasant High School on Wednesday,October 11th at 6pm.  

Hope you can join us!


Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Our next meeting of the merchants andneighborhood associations will be on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. at the PWCVB offices. An agenda will be forthcoming but we will have two guest speakers.  DianeNahabedian from the Roger Williams Park Zoo will be here with information onthe new zoo updates and Jack O’Lantern Spectacular and representatives from theProvidence Journal will be here to discuss their “Shop Local” supplement thatis being planned for the holidays.  Please come prepared to discuss yourneighborhood holiday event, as we would like to develop a mastercalendar.   



Kristen Adamo

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

10 Memorial Blvd.  |  Providence, RI 02903

P: 401.456.0231



Summit Neighborhood Association

monthly open meeting of theBoard of Directors

Monday 16 October, 7  p.m.

Summit Commons, main floor café,99 Hillside Avenue (top of the hill, midway between Gregg’s on North Main andThree Sisters on Hope Street/Blackstone Blvd




ProvidenceCity Plan Commission holds its regular monthly meeting at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday 18 October in the first floor auditorium of theJoseph Doorley (formerly Blue Cross) Building, 444 Westminster Street at Empireacross the street from AS 220 and the Black Sheep/Finnegan’s Wake. Agendaposted on the previous week.




Ward3 City Councilor Nirva LaFortune will be hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, October 18th from 6-8pm at MLK Elementary. I'd like toencourage everyone to participate! More info at the link below:






Thursday 19 October from 5 to 9 p.m. is GalleryNight Providence


Free admission to many local museums and galleries,including the RISD Museum on Benefit & Waterman which, among other events,is hosting this one:


Community MusicWorks SonataSeries

October 19, 7-8:30 pm


CMW's Sonata Series features MusicWorks Collective musiciansin collaboration with guest pianists to present works from the duo sonata repertoire.This evening features Minna Choi, Sebastian Ruth, and Adrienne Taylor withpianist Andrei Baumann performing pieces by André Cormier andBeethoven.
West Broadway Neighborhood Action & Crime Watch Committee, W. Bdwy Neighborhood Ass'n office, 1560 Westminster St., Tuesday 24 October, 7 p.m.




Friends of Rochambeau Library

(708 Hope Street near Rochambeau Ave.)

Fall 2016 BIGBook Sale


More than 20,000 donated books, audiovisuals, games and puzzles sorted intomore than 50 categories.
   - Children’s books and small paperbacks 50 cents
   - Hardcover and large paperbacks $1.00
   - Specials and rarities priced individually

2016 FALLSCHEDULE: October24 – 29
   -  Mon. 24th   4pm – 8:30  (Specials & Rarities open at 3pm)   Preview (aka Dealers) Night  Admission $30 per person, including interested non-dealers
   - Tues. 25th   4pm – 8:30   Friends Night (Members only; you can join at the door)
   - Wed. 26th  10am – 5:30pm  Free entrance for ALL
   - Thurs. 27th  1pm – 8:30   Free entrance for ALL
   - Fri. 28th    1pm – 5:30    Fill a Bag for $5, free entrance for ALL
   - Sat 29th   1pm – 5:30  Fill a Bag for $5, free entrance for ALL
   - Proceeds of the bi-annual Book Sales support events, programs and services for children and adults, subscriptions of papers and journals, purchase of media equipment, etc.  at the Library.Fill a Bag for $5, free entrance for ALL


RIPTA Meetings,Bus detours and special schedules for October

RIPTA To Host Follow-Up Public Session on State Human ServicesTransportation Coordinated Plan

As afollow up to the round of community meetings held in July on the State’sCoordinated Public Transit/Human Services Transportation Plan, RIPTA will beholding an informal public meeting on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 4 to 6 pm, atthe RIPTA administration building at 705 Elmwood Avenue in Providence.

We willprovide an update on how the plan is coming together and solicit more feedback.

TheCoordinated Plan is intended to identify the transportation needs of seniorcitizens, persons with disabilities, and low-income individuals. It alsocreates an updated inventory of available transportation services for thesepopulations – including transportation services provided by social serviceagencies and municipalities. The plan will identify gaps in services andprioritize options for addressing service needs.

Federalregulations require that the plan be updated every five years and RIPTA isworking on an update of the 2013 version of the plan. It can be viewed onRIPTA’s website at http://bit.ly/2syCKML.



RIPTA willoperate all regular fixed-route buses and trolleys on a Sunday/Holiday scheduleon Monday, October 9,2017 in observance of Columbus Day. RIPTA offices, including thePhoto Identification and Ticket Sellers Offices in Kennedy Plaza, will not bestaffed on the holiday.

Click here for details.



RIPTA willdetour Routes 56 and 57 in order to accommodate the Gloria Gemma Flames of HopeCelebration.

Click here for details.


RIPTA willdetour Routes 1, 3, 21, 30, 33, 34, 35, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 66, 72, 78,92 and the R-Line. Click here for details. LINK TO PRESS RELEASE 
RIPTA will detour Route 21 to accommodate the Hot On Your Heels 5K.

Click here for details.


RIPTA willdetour Route 92 (RI College/Federal Hill/East Side) to accommodate the ColumbusDay Festival. The detour will be in effect from the first trip of the day onSaturday until the last trip of the night on Monday.

Click here for details.


RIPTA willdetour Routes 1, 3, 6, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 50, 51,54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 66, 72, 78, 92, and the R-Line. RIPTA Bus Stops V, W and Ywill be temporarily relocated to Sabin Street, in front of the RI ConventionCenter during this time.

Click here for details.

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