Playful Providence 2013 Kicks Off with a Pop-Up PLAY Day on May 11!

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted by meganfischer in Organization News | Upcoming Events


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.

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!

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. 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, Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, Friends of India Point Park and other partners.

Many thanks to these Pop-Up Play Day supporters!

Materials and activities donors: Cranston Print Works, Esten Rug, Joe’s Backyard Band, Cas Holman, Providence Forestry Division, RI Parkour, RISD, Quintin Rivera-Toro, Wheeler School Music Department, Linda White, Wickford Appliance and others.
Whole Foods Market University Heights and Panera Bread for providing snacks and beverages for volunteers.

Click here to learn about volunteering at Pop-Up Play Day.


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