9th Annual Urban Pond Procession
Thank you all for a great procession! The 9th Annual Urban Pond Procession this past May inspired a real sense of community, both between neighbors and with our shared environment. As we gathered by Roosevelt Lake in Roger Williams Park, representatives of the Tomaquag Museum kicked off recognition of the Indigenous Culture of Rhode Island, our focus for the year, with a welcome song accompanied by flute and drumming. Well over 100 of us walked from the park to join Extraordinary Rendition Band for a festive procession up Elmwood Avenue to Roger Williams Avenue and on to Reservoir Avenue Elementary School. Hearing us coming, many residents stood outside their homes to watch our costumed bunch enliven the street. All received information about UPP Arts and the upcoming Full Circle Film Series planned for this summer on Mashapaug Pond. Read more
Ribbon-cutting for Oasis
The Ribbon Cutting event, commemorating the completion of the Oasis Project at Reservoir Avenue Elementary School took place on June 16, 2016, a beautiful sunny day. The whole school gathered around the new play space designed by 4th and 5th graders at Reservoir in 2013 and built by adults over the past two years. The present 2nd graders assembled on the stage area of the structure in anticipation of performing and welcoming Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence School Department Superintendent Chris Maher. Read more
Full Circle Film Series
Join us at J.T. Owens Park, 350 Niantic Avenue, Providence, for three nights of short films celebrating the ecology, history and culture of Mashapaug Pond. Bring your own lawn chair. Read more
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