Monday, August 23, 2010

Free Neighborhood Barbecue & Thank You Celebration

Please bring your family and friends and join us on Tuesday, August 31st from 5-7 for a Neighborhood Barbecue and Thank You Celebration. At 6:00, we will honor our summer programming partners and the generous businesses, organizations and volunteers who created the Climbing Spider, front entry make-overs and Community Garden.

The early evening event will include free food, music by Superchief Trio, activities for kids, and lots of grateful friends of Brown Street Park.

Sponsored by Friends of Brown Street Park, Whole Foods University Heights, “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series, Providence Department of Arts Culture and Tourism, and Providence Department of Parks and Recreation.

Friends of Brown Street Park’s mission is to create a sustainable space that fosters a sense of community, supported by our core values: sustainability, arts and health programming for all ages, and open space and natural play.

2010 Park Partners

Climbing Spider 
Project Leader: Site Specific, LLC Design.Build, Peter Crump & Matt Dempsey, Aaron Broder, Casey Foster, Chris Behlke and Gerry Picard
  • Brown University, Pat Vetere, Richie Marshall, Mike martin and Freddie Ferrara
  • InsideOut Design, Markus Berger
  • Yoder & Twidell, Loren Yoder
  • BB&S Lumber, Eric Schold
  • MidCity Steel, Lou Gitlin, Lee Keizler and Andrew Donahue
  • PRM Concrete, Bill McHale
  • Parks ( Bob McMahon, Beth Charlebois, Joe Wojtanowski and Team)
  • CrossFit Providence Mike Liberatore & Team
  • Wright Deter
  • Able Welding Jeff Bedard
  • P&G Irrigation Paul Chaves
  • Wheeler School, Gary Esposito, Eli Tegu and Olivia Hirsch
  • Modern Concrete Rob Sousa
  • Michael Paradiso
  • The Shannon-Edelsberg & Crisp-Hruska Families
  • All the other wonderful families who stuffed our collection box throughout the year.
  • With repurposed materials from Wildlife Creations, Goric (Rick Henke), the Wheeler School (Gary Esposito) and Rhode Island Resource Recovery (Steve Pietratozzi)

Entry Way Make-Overs 
Project Leader: Seeds to Trees Landscaping, Zachary Paquette

  • Green Circle Design Kate Lacouture
  • CVS Team Challenge Grant &Group Kristi Lato & Team
  • CrossFit Providence Mike Liberatore & Team
  • Bartlett Trees David Mendel
  • A-Stone David, Paula and Linda
  • Dexter Grant
  • Paul Thompson Organic Landscaping (South gate)

Community Garden
Project Leader: Eamon Brown & Kate Bothe
  • Providence Parks Department
  • Home Depot, Joe Costa 
Summer 2010 Music Partners
  • Music Series coordinators David and Carolyn Beal
  • Providence Department of Art Culture & Tourism “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series, Doc and Janine Schwartz
  • Whole Foods University Heights Bonnie Frechette
  • Brown University Jennifer Braga
  • Graphic Innovation Jim Larkin
  • Logica Design Bob Lukens and Molly Regan
Community Fitness Partner
  • FBSP Coordinator Kara Kelly
  • East Side Mt Hope YMCA Christy Claussen, Cat Sutton, Holly Gish and Jennifer Spazino & Samantha Martone
Other Fitness Programming
  • Crossfit Providence Mike Liberatore & Team
  • Om Kids Elyse Rotondo
  • Yoga with Kyle Kyle Willett
Major Partners in Park Programming
  • East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA
  • Providence Athenaeum Lindsey Shaw and Allison Maxell
  • Whole Foods Market University Heights
  • CVS Playdates Kristi Lato and Mimi DiMontigny
Summer Senior
  • Sylvia Soares
Special Honoree 
  • Cliff Wood

Monday, August 9, 2010


Check out this great review of Brown Street Park at Kidoinfo!

Also included is information on four other wonderful parks in Providence.

Superchief Trio Concert, Tuesday, August 31, 5-7pm!

Superchief Trio, originally scheduled to play on July 14, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 31 from 5-7pm.  Mark it on down!

Superchief  features a unique combination of two-fisted piano, red hot trombone, powerful vocals and frenzied percussion antics, all rolled up into one small package. Swing, New Orleans R&B, jump blues, boogie-woogie - it's all in there.
And with a repertoire of tasy original tunes and carefully selected covers by Professor Longhair, Huey Smith, Smiley Lewis, Wee Willie Wayne and a raft of others, this group is the ultimate dance-party band.

Class/Event Cancellations

Class/Event Cancellations
We try to post Class/Event cancellations on the FBSP website and on Facebook.

In the event of heavy rain, Crossfit classes are held at the main Crossfit facility.  Please check for more information.

If YMCA classes are cancelled, Friends of the Brown Street Park are welcome to attend a class at the YMCA facility, during the same time period, with free child care. Non-members must fill out an application for tracking purposes. Below are the alternate classes held at the YMCA facility.
  • Monday Zumba @ 5:10-6:10pm (beginner) OR Bootcamp @ 5:10-6:10pm (intermediate to advanced)
    Wednesday ~ H.I.T. @ 9:15-10:15am (multi – level)
  • Thursday Pilates @ 9:15-10:15am (multi- level)
  • Thursday ~ Pilates @ 9:15-10:15am (multi- level)