Join a a free public celebration of open-ended, child-directed play to kick off Playful Providence 2013 – a second-annual citywide celebration of play!
– Discover a Pop-Up Adventure Playground – an interesting assortment of everyday “loose parts” like sticks and branches, cardboard boxes, fabric and other open-ended materials. Build forts, design structures, invent imaginative playthings and more!
– Explore other playful activity stations like weaving, bubble and water play, wood working, instrument making and parkour.
– Enjoy lively music! Hear the Wheeler School’s jazz ensemble from 12:30-1:30 PM.
– Join a brief speaking program featuring Mayor Angel Taveras and Providence Children’s Museum executive director Janice O’Donnell at 3 PM.
Event will happen rain or shine! Bring a picnic and play for awhile!
Click here to learn about volunteering at Pop-Up Play Day.
Playful Providence is a 5-month citywide celebration of play commemorating Providence’s status as a Playful City, a recognition that honors cities and towns that make play a priority. Pop-Up Play Day to kick off Playful Providence is planned by the Partnership for Providence Parks in collaboration with Providence Children’s Museum, the City of Providence (Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, Healthy Communities Office and Office of Sustainability), Pop-Up Adventure Play and Kidoinfo.
Many thanks to these Pop-Up Play Day supporters!
C+ J Textiles | Clockwise | Cranston Print Works | Factory Carpet Outlet Pawtucket | Joe’s Backyard Band | Camomile Hixon, Visual Artist | Capucine | City of Providence Forestry Division (Doug Still & Mark Boyles) | Dexter Donations Charitable Fund | Dunkin Donuts, Dorrance Street | Friends of India Point Park | Cas Holman | Kiera M., Fashion Artist | Mental Health Association of Rhode Island | Panera Bread | RI Parkour | RISD Industrial Design Department | RISD Store (Michael Bilodeau & Robin Dessler) | Quintin Rivera-Toro | Taylor Box Company (Dan Shedd & Ken Byrne) | Wheeler School Music Department | Whole Foods Market University Heights | Linda White, Playcurator | Wickford Appliance
Make a donation at Whole Foods University Heights in April
Thanks to all who made the city’s first Earth Day Spring Cleaning a wonderful event! Check out the pictures on Facebook events and Partnership page.
The Partnership for Providence Parks is a new initiative of the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation to support volunteer groups (Friends) who seek to improve their communities by investing in their neighborhood parks. The Partnership is comprised of these Friends groups, local businesses, Universities, community organizations and The Providence Department of Parks and Recreation. Ultimately, we want to help each group grow their ability to help their park and also become part of a larger network that can pool resources, share best practices and create phenomenal parks throughout the city.