Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA) is hosting a series of Barrio Tours. Featured are tours of Upper & Lower Broad Streets and also Cranston Street. All are FREE and open to the public, but registration is strongly advised here: http://nuestrasraicesri.org/BarrioToursRI.html
Este Es Mi Barrio (This is My Neighborhood)
Cranston Street | West End
Broad Street | South Providence
Sun. May 5, 2019 | 12 – 2PM
Teresa Guaba and Candelaria Danicher will take you on a personal tour of Upper Broad Street. These two residents, who grew up in the neighborhood, will discuss the history of Broad Street from a social activists point of view.
The May 5th tour begins at the Southside Cultural Center (SCC) 393 Broad St. Providence, RI 02907 and upon return, ends with a Mariachi Festival and Cultural Celebration of Cinco de Mayo, hosted by RILA. Ample parking at the SCC.
Meet 15 minutes before listed time. Each tour runs approximately 2 hours, with time to eat at the end. Wear comfortable shoes and bring money to pay for your meal.
From Shakespeare to Hip Hop Presents: A Special Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration
Bishop McVinney Auditorium
43 Dave Gavitt Way
10:00am and 12:00pmScheduled school groups only.
For more information, see the artists’ website.The Shakespeare Time-Traveling Speakeasy is a 45-55 minute presentation that provides an excellent introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare (think: Shakespeare meets “Hamilton”). The presentations include multimedia (slideshows, videos, etc.) and feature a live band. Students are engaged and inspired by lively original songs in a variety of American music styles including jazz blues, rock, hip hop, and country, that provide information about Shakespeare’s life and his influence on our culture. The Speakeasy is an engaging and entertaining presentation that is brimming with educational information and facts about the Bard.
Sites and Stories Explored
In 2019, as a part of the Providence Preservation Society’s Sites and Stories Explored Through Scholarship, Art and Community Engagement project, PPS will unveil five original artistic works that explore hidden and layered narratives of several endangered historic sites in Providence. The organization selected five artists and artist teams to create new works related to four sites that are featured on our 2018 Most Endangered Properties list. Each artist began their process through discussion with a local scholar and a walking tour that has worked to engage the community. The works they create will provoke conversations about the meaning of place, what happens when a site tells more than one story, and what kind of reparative work can ensue when a site erases some of its narratives in favor of others.
April 25, 2019
Broad Street Synagogue
688 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02909
Artist Presentations at Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue. Participants will first meet at the Broad Street Synagogue (688 Broad Street), then proceed to Knight Memorial Library. David Wells, Walker Mettling, and Megan and Murray McMillan present their interpretive projects on the Broad Street Synagogue, Knight Memorial Library and Paragon Mills, respectively. This event is free and open to the public, with advance registration required.