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Playful Providence Kick-Off on September 7th

This weekend, Providence is celebrating its recognition as a “Playful City USA” by KaBOOM!, a non-profit that creates great playspaces in communities throughout the country. The Playful Providence festivities kick off in Burnside Park from 4:30–6:30 PM on Friday, September 7th, and will be followed by events in 21 neighborhood parks (and 6 other venues) on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss:

  • Musical performances by Girls Rock! RI alums, members of Super Chief Trio, and the Brown University Marching Band.
  • Parkour demonstration by Parkour Rhode Island.
  • Providence Children’s Museum’s Imagination Playground.
  • Interactive exploratory activities with the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art.
  • Girls Rock! RI with music demos and lessons.
  • “Avenue Sandwich” Skateboarding in the rink.
  • Grand finale performance of summer-long Kidoinfo Art in the Park program: Providence and the Purple Crayon, with a surprise final art project.
  • Guest appearance by Mayor Angel Taveras and a proclamation of play.
  • and the best of Providence food trucks serving dinner.

Find more details on Facebook, and then put your phones and computers away. It’s play time!