Monday, October 7, 2013

Halloween Celebration and Parade

All are welcome to attend the 7th Annual "Fiends" of Brown Street Park Children's Halloween Celebration and Parade. It is occurring on Thursday, October 31 from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Kids can join in on the ghoulish games and creepy crafts while filling up on pizza and healthy snacks. At 5:00pm, join in on a neighborhood parade, as one of our favorite neighborhood bands honks, blasts, and bangs their way along the parade route.

In addition, there will be a free autumn garlic planting workshop, courtesy of Southside Community Land Trust.

This is event is free, and is sponsored by Friends of Brown Street Park, Parks + Recreation, East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, Crossfit Providence, Whole Foods University Heights, The Wheeler School, The Gordon School, Southside Community Land Trust, and the Providence Athenaeum.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Playful Providence on September 21

Join us on Saturday, September 21 from 11:00am-2:00pm for our Playful Providence events! We will have a children's obstacle course brought to us by Rhode Island Parkour and Rhode Island Street Gym plus a mural creation. For an entire list of Playful Providence activities, visit here.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Join us from 5:30pm-7:30pm on August 21 to enjoy the Superchief Trio. The band features a unique combination of two-fisted piano, red hot trombone, blazing guitar, rock solid bass, powerful vocals and frenzied percussion antics.  In addition, be sure to grab a delicious dinner from the RISD food truck, “Rosie”.  The tacos are amazing. The “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the City of Providence, Mayor Angel Taveras, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Partnership for Providence Parks. Special thanks to Whole Foods University Heights for their support.

Friday, August 9, 2013

New Location! Today's 1:30pm "Treasure Island" Performance


NEW LOCATION! Due to rain, today's 1:30pm performance of Treasure Island by the ACTSA Ensemble will now take place at the East Side / Mt. Hope YMCA located at 458 Hope Street. We hope to see you there!! Thank you, YMCA, for your support!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

"Treasure Island" Performance on August 9

On August 9 at 1:30pm, don't miss the performance of "Treasure Island" given by The ACTSA Ensemble. This is a spirited adventure based on the classic novel by R. L. Stevenson. Young Jim Hawkins takes to the high seas along with Captain Long John Silver and a crew of colorful pirates. Come and join us as we set sail in search of riches! This is an audience participation play best for ages 4-12.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stroller Fit Class Cancelled: July 11

We just received word that the Stroller Fit class has been cancelled due to the rain for Thursday, July 11.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The concert is ON tonight unless there is lightning!

Come show your support for RPM Voices!!!

5:30.  Food trucks will be there.

Today, Wednesday!!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

July 1: 9:15am YMCA TRX Cancelled Due to Weather

We just received notification that the YMCA 9:15amTRX in the park today (Monday, July 1) has been cancelled because of the wet grounds.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Concert with Superchief Trio on August 21 at 5:30pm


Join us from 5:30pm-7:30pm on August 21 to enjoy the Superchief Trio. The band features a unique combination of two-fisted piano, red hot trombone, blazing guitar, rock solid bass, powerful vocals and frenzied percussion antics.  In addition, be sure to grab a delicious dinner from the RISD food truck, “Rosie”. The “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the City of Providence, Mayor Angel Taveras, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Partnership for Providence Parks. Special thanks to Whole Foods University Heights for their support.

Summer Concert with Smith & Weeden plus an Imagination Playground on August 7 at 5:30pm


Join us from 5:30pm-7:30pm on August 7 to enjoy the twangy rock n roll sound of Smith & Weeden. Be sure to grab a delicious dinner from the RISD food truck, “Rosie”. In addition, the Providence Children’s Museum will bring their Imagination Playground to our park, beginning at 6:00pm! The “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the City of Providence, Mayor Angel Taveras, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Partnership for Providence Parks. Special thanks to Whole Foods University Heights for their support.

Summer Concert with Joe's Backyard Band on July 24 at 5:30pm


Join us from 5:30pm-7:30pm on July 24 to enjoy toe-tapping tunes with Joe’s Backyard Band. In addition, be sure to grab a delicious dinner from the RISD food truck, “Rosie”. The “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the City of Providence, Mayor Angel Taveras, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Partnership for Providence Parks. Special thanks to Whole Foods University Heights for their support.

Summer Concert with RPM Voices on July 10 at 5:30pm


Join us from 5:30pm-7:30pm on July 10 to enjoy the invigorating sound of RPM Voices of Rhode Island. RPM Voices of Rhode Island comprises a group of people who love to sing, play, and perform music that is spiritually uplifting and culturally enriching. In addition, be sure to grab a delicious dinner from the RISD food truck, “Rosie”. The “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the City of Providence, Mayor Angel Taveras, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Partnership for Providence Parks. Special thanks to Whole Foods University Heights for their support.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Enhancing our tiny urban forest..we got a grant!

Announcing a small grant from the New England Grassroots Enivronmental Fund to, in part, enhance the understory of our small forest and create a children's learning path.  Are you interested in being part of this..have a forest ranger in you?  Just interested in native plants and wildflowers?  Let us know!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Get Ready to Get Fit!


Outdoor exercise classes will be starting up again soon! Click here for the schedule.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

RI Street Workout 2013 - Every Saturday from 12 - 2PM

Street workout is the modern name for bodyweight workouts that are performed either at home or in outdoor parks.

Every Saturday from 12-2 PM a group of individuals interested in improving their physical fitness meets in the park. Some of the most popular exercises they do include pull-ups, chin-ups, push-ups, dips, muscle-ups, sit-ups, crunches, L-sits, handstands, human flag, front and back lever, planche, etc...

RI Street Workout gets together to support each other, learn from each other, and teach anyone interested in improving their physical fitness.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Earth Day is our next big event.... mark the date!

April 20th 9-12

We need young, energetic parents who want to make the space even more beautiful for their babies-- BEFORE they get out of that sling and start running!

We need creative minds and energetic folks to lead renewal committees. Are you in!!!

Write us at wirth.meg.e@gmail.com

We even have a grand vision to replant the undergrowth in the forest and make a magical little piece of woods right here in the center of the East Side!!!  Are you game???