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PARK(ing) Day Providence: Friday, September 16th

WP_20150918_007BPlan to take a LONG lunch break next Friday, September 16th. You’ll need time to explore the many parklets participating in PARK(ing) Day, an annual international event that’s been celebrated locally for the past 4 years. Organized in Providence by the American Institute of Architects, RI Chapter and the RI Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, PARK(ing) Day aims to activate metered parking spaces as sites for creative experimentation and social interaction. Read the manifesto here!

Check out the downtown parklets by following this map, or join The Providence Foundation for a lunchtime tour at noon, starting at 191 Westminster Street.

Westminster Street
• 191 Westminster St – DUAL
• 193 Westminster St – Gardner+Gerrish, LLC
• 201 Westminster St – Searle Design Group
• 225 Westminster St – Horsley Witten Group
• 231 Westminster St – Engineers for a Sustainable World
• 273 Westminster St – The RI Festival of Children’s Books and Authors
• 275 Westminster St – Rhode Island Center for the Book
• 317 Westminster St – RWU AIAS-Freedom By Design
• 333 Westminster St – Double Wide
• 335 Westminster St – Spotter

Washington Street
• 63 Washington St – RISD ASLA
• 69 Washington St – Confluence Placemaking
• 100 Washington St – Sue Bohorquez, Graphic Designer
• 135 Washington St – URI ASLA Student Chapter
• 158 Washington St – AS220 Industries

Union Street
• 140 Union Street – Union Studio Architecture & Community Design

Eddy Street
• 68 Eddy St – Birchwood Design Group
• 66 Eddy St – NAIL
• 64 Eddy St – Zipcar

Consider volunteering or sponsoring the event, and follow Parking Day PVD on Twitter and Facebook for updates!