Monday, April 18, 2011

Events ~ Providence 375

Providence 375
May - October, 2011
Providence, Rhode Island
from the site:

In 1636, Roger Williams and a small group of followers landed on the shores of the Seekonk River in Providence's Fox Point. From May through October 2011, Providence will commemorate the 375th anniversary of the colonial settlement along the shores of the Great Salt Cove. 

SAMPLE  EVENTS & PROGRAMS:

  • Commemorative guidebook spotlighting historical moments + calendar of events
  • My Providence Video Contest
  • Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative - a summer-long series of dance, opera, hip hop and more for the city's diverse neighborhoods
  • WBNA Block Party
  • Friday Night Concerts at Waterplace Park
  • National Park Service and Smith Hill CDC - Youth Intern Program & Walking Tours
  • Web-based curriculum project for Providence high school students
  • A special WaterFire in honor of the 375th
  • Providence's Independence Weekend Celebration & Fireworks
  • 375 Gala honoring individuals who exemplify Williams' legacy and ideals
  • Shakespeare in the Park presented by The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater
  • Roger Williams Paddle led by Rhode Island Blueways"
  • What does the American dream mean to you?" public art installation
  • A Key into the Language of America exhibit at The Haffenreffer Museum
  • Student projects - Public Humanities program, Brown University
  • Thematic public art installations as part of Providence Art Windows
  • Campaign to restore the City of Providence's collection of mayoral paintings
  • City-wide walking tours
  • Programming at Greater Kennedy PlazaEvents at the Dunkin' Donuts Center
  • The Manton Avenue Project will present 375 ROGER (OVER AND OUT): the happy-birthday-Providence play

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