Celebrate Providence! 2015 The Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative: Summer 2015

Neighbors watch a performance at Dexter Training Grounds

The Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative is an annual summer-long performing arts series that encourages Providence-based non-profit organizations and artists to create public programming for the city’s diverse neighborhoods.

A testament to excellence in cross-departmental work; the partnership with Parks & Recreation allows the city to present high-quality, accessible performing arts in neighborhood parks throughout the city during July and August.

The Department awards funding to Providence arts organizations and neighborhood groups. These organizations employ hundreds of Providence artists, engage youth in the arts and provide entertainment in every city neighborhood.

This summer, the Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative returns with events in 16 different parks around the Creative Capital! Listed below are all 43 fun, family friendly afternoons and evenings; there is a venue, concert or performance for everyone! Follow along as we Celebrate Providence!

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SUMMER 2015 SCHEDULE

BROWN STREET PARK: 5:30PM
JULY 1ST | 15TH | 29TH | AUGUST 12TH | 26TH
SEPTEMBER 3RD
FRIENDS OF BROWN STREET PARK
Summer Concerts

SACKETT STREET PARK: 4:30PM
JULY 2ND
NEW URBAN ARTS
Providence Poetry Slam Youth Team

HOPKINS SQUARE: 5:30PM
JULY 5TH | 12TH | 19TH
OPERA PROVIDENCE
Opera in the Park

BILLY TAYLOR PARK: 5:30PM
JULY 7TH | 21ST
COMMUNITY HEALTH INNOVATIONS OF RI
Billy Taylor Performance Series

FARGNOLI PARK: 6PM
JULY 7TH | 14TH | 21TH | 28TH | AUGUST 25TH
ELMHURST CLEAN & GREEN
Fargnoli Concert Series

DEXTER PARK: 5PM
JULY 9TH | 16TH | 23RD | 30TH
WEST BROADWAY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
West Side Thursdays

DONIGAN PARK: 4PM
JULY 9TH
NEW URBAN ARTS
Providence Poetry Slam Youth Team

RIVERSIDE PARK: 4:30PM
JULY 22ND
THE MANTON AVENUE PROJECT
Public Park Play Series

ROGER WILLIAMS PARK: 4PM
AUGUST 4TH | 11TH | 18TH
ECAS THEATER
Spoken Word, Theater & Music

BUCKLIN PARK: 4PM
AUGUST 5TH | AUGUST 19TH (at 5pm) | SEPTEMBER 1ST
WEST ELMWOOD HOUSING
Family Fun Thursdays

HARRIET & SAYLES PARK: 5:30PM
AUGUST 6TH | 13TH | 20TH | 27TH
FAMILY SERVICE OF RI – PVD CHILDREN’S INITIATIVE
2nd Annual Neighborhood Block Parties

WALLACE STREET PLAYGROUND: 4:30PM
AUGUST 12TH
THE MANTON AVENUE PROJECT
Public Park Play Series

LIPPITT PARK: 10AM
AUGUST 15TH
SUMMIT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Summit Music Festival