Saturday, June 18, 2016

Press release ~ Food Truck Festival ~ Providence ~ August 6

Contact: Janet Prensky
Aigner/Prensky Marketing
For Immediate Release/June 15, 2016

Coming to India Point Park on Saturday, August 6th

Featuring 25+ Food Trucks, 50+ Great Regional Craft Beers

Providence, RI – The Providence Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival will return on Saturday, August 6th from 11am-6pm (VIP Hour from 11am – Noon) at India Point Park Park. You will find 25+ food trucks paired with 25+ of the area’s most popular local craft brewers with 50+ of the best craft beers in the region. “Food trucks and craft beer just belong together,” says Anne-Marie Aigner, founder of Food Truck Festivals of America. In addition, we will have more traffic police and better parking options to ensure the best customer experience possible.

From 11am – 3pm, the focus will be on the food at a Food Truck Festival with 12 ounce beers available for purchase.  From 3pm – 6pm, it will be a Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival with attendees able to sample unlimited beers from our 25+ local craft brewers.

The participating food trucks offer a variety of choices and menus. From fall-off-the-bone BBQ to tacos with kick to local seafood, there will be something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Some of the participating trucks include:

·         Acacia CafĂ© Food Truck
·         Anzio's Brick Oven Pizza
·         The Bacon Truck
·         Bon Me
·         Boston Burger Company
·         Championship Melt
·         Chicken and Rice Guys
·         Chubby Chickpea Mobile
·         Frozen Hoagies
·         Fugo
·         GottaQ BBQ Food Truck
·         The Happy Taco
·         Haven Brothers
·         Moyzilla
·         Munchies Food Truck
·         Open Season
·         Plouf Plouf Gastronomie
·         Rhode Rage
·         The Roving Lunchbox
·         Shuckin’ Truck
·         Simply Scrumptious Gourmet Cupcake Truck
·         Spuds Your Way
·         Trolley Dogs
·         Walloon’s Fried Chicken Sandwiches And Fries
·         Yumm Bai
·         Z Food Truck
·         Zinneken's

With more trucks to come!


·         General admission tickets cost $5 online in advance ($10 onsite the day of).
·         Children under 12 are free.
·         Beer Sampling tickets cost $30 online in advance ($40 onsite the day of).

·         V.I.P. tickets cost $20 online in advance. ($25 onsite the day of).
V.I.P. Hour takes place from 11am – Noon before the gates open to the public.  Limited tickets are sold so there are no lines at the trucks (or beer tents) and the ticketholder is also entitled to free unlimited water all day and a free dessert.

Food and craft beer are sold separately. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance to avoid lines, please visit:

Get home from the festival safely. First time Uber customers can ride free ($15 value) by using #FTFProv on the Uber app.

For the very latest information on the Providence Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, please follow @FTFofAmerica on twitter and “like” us on

For media inquiries only or to request visual materials, please call Aigner/Prensky Marketing Group, Inc. at 617-254-9500.

Food Truck Festivals of America (FTFA) has been creating food truck festivals since 2011, with a focus on its home base of New England.  With 45 festivals under its belt, the company made a strategic decision on 2014 to branch out to great food truck cities in warmer climates, to bring food trucks and craft beer together in one place for one delicious day of fun. 


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Press Release ~ Burbage announces their 2016-2017 Season at Aurora Providence.

Through the eyes of Othello’s martyred wife, we see the story that Shakespeare neglected. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel gives Desdemona a richer and more complicated life than even her jealous husband could suspect. Along with Emelia, her trusty fille-de-chambre, Desdemona engages with questions of gender, sex, religion, and relationships in a world that fails to acknowledge how limitless women can be.
Two hospital patients fall in love in a play written before the audience’s eyes. Lovers and storytellers cope with the expectations and disappointments of art and humanity in this masterfully spun play about the creative process and life itself. Will Eno puts his poetic language and enigmatic characters to good use, leading the audience to simple, poignant, and necessary truths.
In this dark comedy about interrogation and innovation, a computer programmer is arrested after the search engine he designs answers “yes” to the question “is the government of the United States evil?” Desperate, he strikes a deal with his captors, agreeing to resign the software in exchange for his freedom. As they work to understand the search engine’s answer and how to change it, both the programmer and his persecutors begin to question their faith, their ability, and whether it is possible to do something good in the service of something evil.
In Richard Bean's adaptation of the classic "Servant of Two Masters", one man's distress is the audience's delight. Francis Henshall finds himself over-employed and tasked with keeping his two bosses apart. In doing so, our hungry hero ends up entangled in a chaotic plot of murder and love in this overblown classic comedy. 

Events ~ John F. Kennedy in Newport ~ June 23

John F. Kennedy in Newport

June 23, 2016 Talk with Tom Putnam

Newport, RI – The Kennedys have had a long association with Newport, RI. Jacqueline Bouvier spent much of her childhood in the City by the Sea, the couple was married at St. Marcy’s Church and they often returned during family vacations. To offer insight on this popular era in 20th century American history, the Newport Historical Society is pleased to host the talk John F. Kennedy in Newport on Thursday June 23, 2016.

Using archival materials from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Tom Putnam, the Library’s former director, will lead a conversation about John F. Kennedy and the time he spent in Newport especially during his one thousand days in our nation’s highest office. The talk will include photos and home movies, including his 1953 wedding to Jacqueline Bouvier at St. Mary’s Church, and his days spent in Newport at “Hammersmith Farm” relaxing with family. Vintage news footage will highlight the 1962 America’s Cup viewed by the President and Mrs. Kennedy from aboard USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. along with the November 1961 state visit of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and his daughter Indira Gandhi, when they hosted them in Newport.

Tom Putnam worked at the Kennedy Library for the past 16 years first as the Director of Education and then as Library Director. He currently works for the National Archives and Records Administration as a Special Assistant in the Office of Presidential Libraries.

This 5:30pm program takes place at the Colony House on Washington Square. General admission costs $5 per person, $1 for Newport Historical Society members, active duty and retired military. Reservations strongly encouraged as seating is limited; please RSVP to or call 401-846-0813 x110.

About the Newport Historical Society
Since 1854, the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved the artifacts, photographs, documents, publications, and genealogical records that relate to the history of Newport County, to make these materials readily available for both research and enjoyment, and to act as a resource center for the education of the public about the history of Newport County, so that knowledge of the past may contribute to a fuller understanding of the present. For more information please visit