At 375, Providence is aging gracefully! Join Providence Mayor Angel Taveras at the Providence Performing Arts Center to celebrate our city’s special birthday on Tuesday, November 22nd from 6 to 10pm. The evening will feature performances by some of our best home-grown musical talents, a birthday cake competition, food truck face-off, fireworks, and more! Tickets are $3.75, $13.75, $37.50 and are available at the Providence Performing Arts Center Box Office, 401-421-ARTS, or www.ppacri.org. All proceeds will benefit the Providence Community Library.
The Providence 375 themes – hope, roots, freedom, and ingenuity – set the stage for Hey Providence, It’s Your Birthday!. Ticket holders will enjoy performances by some of our Capital City’s most popular performers: Deer Tick, Area 401, Jeffrey Osborne, The Barr Brothers, The ‘Mericans, Extraordinary Rendition Band and The Minsky Sisters. In the lobby, local bakeries will serve birthday cake in the lobby and compete for the honor of becoming the official Providence 375 bakery. AS220’s Photographic Memory has created a fantastic photo booth that will allow attendees to capture their own memories of this once-in-a lifetime experience. History buffs will test their knowledge on trivia created by the Rhode Island Historical Society. The City of Providence’s Archives Department will display of images of Providence over time alongside a participatory community history project and the Providence Fire Department will offer a look back on its history. Families will enjoy children’s activities. Outside the Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence’s food trucks will face-off vying for the Providence 375 people’s choice award, the Dancing Cop will be there to direct traffic, and Waterfire will have a display.
Hey Providence, It’s Your Birthday! is sponsored by the City of Providence, the Providence/Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Roger Williams National Memorial, Providence Monthly, Dominion Energy, Dunkin Donuts, WBRU, and Colonial Fireworks. For more information visit http://providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism/hey-providence-its-your-birthday-celebrate-375.