St. Patrick’s day is this weekend and you know Providence has your favorite bars, parades and more.
ST. PADDY’S CONCERT & DANCE WITH THE GNOMES
Saturday, Mar 16 7:00p to 11:00p
Roots Cultural Center
St. Paddy’s Celebration on March 16th with The Gnomes performing their world folk fusion with Irish Stepdancers and Special Guests. Gotta bring your dancing shoes!
TRINITY BREWHOUSE BLOCK PARTY
Prepare yourselves for a two-day block party on Saint Patrick’s Day weekend! Find us under the big tent outside of the restaurant.. we won’t have a pot of gold, but we will have kegs of beer.
DJ DOX ELLIS 5pm-7pm
AARON CLEMONS 9:15pm-1am
BORN CASUAL 12pm-4pm
THE SILKS 6pm-8pm
DEVINE’S DINER(traditional Irish music) 9pm-12am
Guinness and Trinity Brewhouse beer on tap, Irish coffee and corned beef and cabbage. Free entry
PROVIDENCE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Celebrate the Irish Heritage in our city with the Providence St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Beginning at the RI State House and winds through the Smith Hill neighborhood. The parade follows the St. Patrick’s Day 5K, which begins at 11:15 a.m.
March 17, 2013
Location: Smith Hill
Address: Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903
Times: 11:15 a.m.
If block parties aren’t your style, visit your local favorites. The Eddy has just been nominated for best cocktail bar by the providence phoenix 2013. AS220 is another option. March 16 enjoy Irish Traditional Music at FOO(D) & The Bar at AS220. The folks from Devine’s Diner will host this popular session at AS220 on Saturdays from 4-7 pm. Come downtown for dinner at the cafe or just grab a drink and listen to the tunes.
If you’re planning a private shindig try these cocktails. Eno has all the options you’d ever want and is our top choice for St. Patrick’s Day cheer.
Green Whiskey Smash
1/2 lime, cut into small wedges
1/4 cup diced cucumber
5 sprigs fresh mint, plus more for garnish
2 ounces whiskey
4 ounces cold limeade (I like Newman’s or Simply Limeade)
Combine the lime, cucumber and mint in the bottom of a glass and muddle to release the juices. Fill the glass with ice and pour in whiskey. Top off with limeade. Garnish with fresh mint and a wedge of lime or cucumber wheel. Can also be multiplied and served as a punch.
Irish Coffee Recipe
1.5 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 ounce brown sugar syrup (one part brown sugar and one part water)
Hot brewed coffee
Unsweetened cream, lightly whipped garnish
Add the whiskey and syrup to an Irish coffee glass and fill two-thirds of the way with coffee. Top with one inch of whipped cream.
The Irish Julep
1.5 ounces of Jameson Irish Whiskey
¼ ounce of Averna Amaro
½ ounce of simple syrup
6 mint leaves
1 mint sprig
1/2 ounce of water
Muddle mint leaves, simple syrup, and water in a highball glass.
Add crushed ice and Jameson Irish Whiskey
Float Averna Amaro on top and garnish with mint sprig.
Have a great time and drink responsibly. Hope your weekend is filled with the luck of the Irish!
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Bring in the new year with family, friends and a day filled with great events. This year is the 10th Bright Night event and there are so many artists contributing. There are great family-friendly activities during the day and night life for the adults starting at 6pm. From noon to 5pm, bring the kids to see a magic show or go to the RIAFAS Antique Firetruck exhibit.
Tickets are on sale and are $15 in advance for adults or $20 the day-of the festival. Kid Tickets: $10 any time and if you buy 3 you get the 4th free!
Here are a few events that the kids will love:
Bruce James The Comedian Hypnotist (+ evening show!)
Bruce Kalver’s Magic Show
Creative Chica Face-Painting
Laughletics: Competitive Improv
Marvelous Marvin’s Circus Workshop
RIAFAS Antique Firetruck Display Exhibit
RI Museum of Science & Art Activity Tables
Click here to see all the day-event listings.
Then for the adults, grab your friends to enjoy the night-life events. Get drinks, dance and get ready to count down to 2013.
AS 220 Criss Cross Orchestra
Black & White Band
Family Friendly Improv (BYOI)
The Rice Cakes
and so many more..
Bright Night ticket-holders also have access to:
The Coffee Cup – Indoor Auto Racing at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Tickets are only $10 with your Bright Night Bracelet)
RI New Year’s Eve 3rd Annual World Masquerade Ball
New Years’ Eve at The Roots with Joshua2 & The Dark Horses
New Years’ Eve at AS220 with The Viennagram, Atlantic Thrills and The Kid & The Wolf (FREE admission with your Bright Night Bracelet)
Ice Skating at the Bank of America Skating Center ($1 off admission and $1 off rentals with your Bright Night Bracelet)
Food Trucks & Fun in Kennedy Plaza
For the whole list of artists and evening events click here… If you want to volunteer it isn’t too late! In exchange for four hours of your time, you will receive a VIP pass to the entire event, good all day and at every location. The event runs from 12pm to Midnight on New Years Eve. Please contact Kellie Donovan, the volunteer coordinator or visit their website if you have any questions.
And don’t forget to stop by your favorite bars and grab some drinks too…
The Salon – All out with DJ No Go Go and Nick Bishop. 10pm. 21+, No cover. The boys ALWAYS throw a good great party.
Aspire – 5-course menu with Live entertainment. Chef Krol has made a special NYE menu. Wine pairing available. Call 401.521.3333 to make reservations.
Gracie’s – “Midnight in Spain – New Year’s Eve 2013″. Call 401.272.7811 to make reservations. Gracie’s is going to pull out all the stops for tonight.
Tazza Caffe – New Years Eve with Tazza. All Weekend Long. Yes! New Years Eve Specials. Call 401.421.3300 to make reservations.
The Dorrance – The Dorrance & Chifferobe Present James Bond 007 New Year’s Eve Bash. Bond Girl, villain, and black tie attire is encouraged. 10pm.
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If you’re a fan of the theater, you are a fan of Trinity Repertory Company. We certainly are big fans! And we couldn’t be more excited to share this great news they’ve just announced. Longtime supporter of the theater Richard Bready is offering a 2-to-1 match for every dollar that Trinity can raise between now and December 31st. Looking for a good organization to donate to? Here’s a perfect opportunity to support a local cultural institution and have your dollars matched 2-to-1.
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Brown University students are super busy with an intensive work load, so leaving College Hill to explore our Downcity neighborhood isn’t always on the top of their list of to-do’s. That’s why we were so pleased when we heard that the University was organizing a “Brown Shops Local” this Thursday, December 6th from 4p-8p. Brown is providing a free shuttle service for students and faculty, taking them around Providence to many of the city’s shopping districts. The downtown shuttle stop will be on the corner of Westminster St and Union St. InDowncity would like to officially say, big thanks to Brown University for remembering the small businesses that make our city so special. We look forward to seeing you all on December 6th!
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The Providence Holiday Market is back and it’s outdoors in Grant’s Block at the corner of Union and Westminster Streets. Enjoy your Saturdays shopping unique artisans, farmers and food vendors will be there. Starting November 24 to December 22 between 11AM and 4PM. Take a break from the malls and shop Westminster Street. They’ll have everything from vintage, one-of-a-kind jewelry, hand made cards, textiles, art prints, christmas decorations and wreaths to purchase. While you shop you can fill your belly with authentic wood-fired pizzas and the amazing taco’s from Tallulah’s.
To find out more about specific vendors and what to look forward to, click here…
Doesn’t that granola look so delicious and be sure to stop by for Tallulah’s Taco cart. Here’s the latest list of vendors that will be there :
Botanical Beauties and Beasties
Bravo Wood Fired Pizza
Community Ayurvedic Herbalist
Fraggles and Friggles
Jewelry From The Heart
Light Forge Studio
The Reynolds Barn
Robin Hollow Farm
Seven Acre Toys
Willywaw household textiles
Zuernermade Cutting Boards
Be sure to keep an eye out for new ones added, here.
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Let’s play Secret Santa! Except you don’t buy anything for us, we do all the gift giving. Sounds good, right? This holiday season, promote our local community and shop for family and friends, at your favorite In Downcity stores. While you’re checking everyone off your list, shop for yourself too! Take a picture or just write us a note, and share your wishes with us on In Downcity Secret Santa, facebook, or twitter. Every week between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve we will be awarding one lucky In Downcity fan the gift of their dreams. It’s really that simple!
Member stores included are:
Wharf Clothing and Wares
Queen of Hearts
Eno Fine Wines
1) Wharf Clothing and Wares 2) Craftland 3) Modern Love 4) Wharf Clothing and Wares 5) Craftland 6) Civil 7) Noon Designs 8 ) Noon Designs 9) Noon Designs 10) Civil 11) Wharf Clothing and Wares
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This weekend Westminster St. will be a buzz celebrating an amazing 6 year birthday bash at Queen of Hearts (Six Years!!) and the grand opening party across the street at Civil. We couldn’t be happier that the two businesses are joining forces! Both of these shops are amazing, unique, and offer some of the best product and customer service in town. Ladies, bring the guys…while you shop Queen of Hearts and the Thunderwing truck show, the guys can go score some new dig’s at Civil. And come hungry, because Civil has made special arrangements to have the Rocket Street Food truck at Grant’s Block. This is shaping up to be a fantastic day to visit on Westminster St, shops will be open all day, but the festivities run from 7p-10p.
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Have you heard about Noon Designs? If you haven’t already then you are in for a real treat this October. We are happy to announce that they will be joining our Downcity family this month and to kick off their opening they are hosting a Grand Opening Soiree! Friday October 5th from 5-8pm. They’ll have treats, drinks, discounts and more.
Isn’t their store such a breath of fresh air? Noon Designs came about from two East Coast natives, Nora Alexander and Maie Liis Webb, each trained at the Rhode Island School of Design. These ladies have serious style and great products too. They’re inspiring line of handmade jewelry, letterpress stationary, tabletop goods, aromatics and body products are playful and timeless.
They only use high quality materials such as sterling silver or 14k gold fill, soy candles, all natural soaps, 100% cotton letterpress paper w/soy ink and the list goes on. Noon Designs really cares about what your buying from them and the prices are fantastic. The majority of their products are $15-$35, talk about affordable.
We are so excited to check out their new store at their Grand Opening Soiree, Friday October 5th, from 5-8pm. Treats, drinks, discounts and more. See you there.
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We all can agree, backyard BBQs are sure to have a Bocce game going on and it’s always fun. So why not join The Providence Downcity Bocce League and enjoy playing every week! They meet weekly for evening matches at the Bocce court in Grant’s Block. Teams range in skill level, so the competition is more light-hearted than cut-throat. The season runs from May to September with matches starting at 5pm and 6pm. Spectators are always welcome so grab your friends and cheer from the sidelines!
Want to find out more? Click here to get sign up information and all the info on the PBDL.
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Movies on the Block is back for it’s 6th season! Grab some food and drink at Tazza Caffe, bring a beach blanket and chairs, tell your friends, and head down to Westminster St. to watch your favorite movies under the stars! Always FREE! Movies start at dusk.
Next week: Escape from Alcatraz
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