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Visit the park for some of our upcoming events!

Ice Jam

On Saturday, January 28th head downtown to “Ice Jam” to partake in some post-holiday cheer to help stave off the cold weather blues!
From 1:00 – 8:30 pm, District Park and the Michael Van Leesten Memorial Bridge will be illuminated and activated with ice sculptures, lighting installations, and inflatable art courtesy of Pneuhaus studios. Families will be able to go on a journey through District Park to discover frozen friends on the Winter Wonder Walk and read a seasonal story while crossing the pedestrian bridge. The Guild PVD Beer Garden and partnering food trucks will be serving delicious food and drink offerings to enjoy in the “warm-up tent.” Join some of your favorite pals from The Rainbow Beard Show inside the tent and be ready for cozy hangs by a cardboard fire, comforting songs to make you want to rock (in your chair), and an ice-themed craft project to create! Stroll on over to the neighboring Aloft Hotel for a killer acoustic performance by Rhode Island Native, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, Nolan Leite. Also featuring a pop-up art show by local Providence artist, Niko Tolentino, and signature icy cocktails. All happening at W XYZ lounge inside the Aloft Hotel from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.



Event
Begins
01/28/2023
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Rhode Island Black Film Festival Presents: Drumline

Fall is here and the Rhode Island Black Film Festival celebrates an October tradition at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) HOMECOMING. The Rhode Island Black Film Festival (RIBFF) marks this tradition with “BLACK CLASSICS UNDER THE STARS”, Saturday, October 15, 5:30 p.m. at the Innovation District Park, 120 Peck Street in Providence. 


Drumline is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen comedy-drama film directed by Charles Stone III. The screenplay, which was inspired by the Southwest Dekalb High School Drumline, was written by Tina Gordon Chism and Shawn Schepps. The film follows a young drummer from New York, played by Nick Cannon, who enters the fictional Atlanta A&T University and bumps heads with the leader of his new school's drum section. Zoe Saldana, Leonard Roberts and Orlando Jones also co-star.

Event
Starts
10/15/2022
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Field of Artisans in PVD Innovation District Park

Connect, shop and get inspired at a weekly art market curated and produced by Field of Artisans.  May 12th Field of Artisans will be at the Providence Innovation District Park, setup alongside the The Guild PVD Beer Garden.  The artisan lineup will be ever changing.  Expect to meet someone new and discover new work each week.  Interested artisans can apply at: www.fieldofartisans.com/sell

Field of Artisans
Begins
09/29/2022
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Design Week RI: Fabrication Fest

Fabrication Fest offers two days of exploration, creativity, and curiosity focused on design and fabrication. Accessible to everyone from novices to experts, this event will inspire attendees to build design and fabrication skills through fun and inventiveness.

This two-day celebration of design and fabrication focuses on those places where design and fabrication meet. Everything from traditional methods of making things to digital fabrication with machines will be showcased at this show-and-tell.

Event
Begins
09/24/2022 - 09/25/2022
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
RIIFF UNDER THE STARS: MOMENTS OF REVERY - ANIMATED SHORTS PACKAGE

Films begin at 8:00 pm on the Dyer Street side of Providence Innovation District Park.

8:00 pm - WAABER WAABER | Rich Webber | United Kingdom 


8:03 pm - Autumn Leaves | Wojciech Ostrycharz | Poland

8:06 pm - Sync | United States 

8:08 pm - Hi! How are you? | Gaïa Grandin-Mendzylewski | France 


8:14 pm - Boys Night in Sidera Institute | Adam Musa Othman | United States


8:21 pm -  Step by step | Fanny PAOLI | France 


8:28 pm - LA SIXTINA | Juan Camilo Fonnegra | Colombia


8:36 pm - La grogne | Alisi Telengut | Canada |


8:46 pm - The Soloists | ABDOLLAHINIA Mehrnaz
 | France

8:54 pm - She Dreams At Sunrise | Camrus Johnson | United States


9:05 pm - A Girl meets A Boy and A Robot | Watanabe Shinichiro | China 

Screening
Begins
08/13/2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
RIIFF UNDER THE STARS: WORLDS COLLIDING - SHORTS PACKAGE

Films begin at 8:00 pm on the Dyer Street side of Providence Innovation District Park.

WORLDS COLLIDING - SHORTS PACKAGE

8:00 pm - Ghosts

Ghosts is a new short film by (LA)HORDE with the Ballet national de Marseille soundtracked by Rone and scripted Spike Jonze, filmed in the Palais Longchamp in Marseille. When the Fine Arts Museum closes, figures take over the deserted place, embrace and tear each other, as if to recover their body, until their encounter with the night guard.

8:08 PM - Chico Virtual

 A boy must come to terms with the harsh reality of his immigrant status when his brother alarmingly doesn't come home.

8:22 pm - Shreveport Son

A young man reunites with a childhood friend during the last hours of his life.

8:37 pm - Employee of the Month

 Ibinabo, a young husband and father-to-be, lives an unremarkable but exemplary life. He strives to prove himself to his boss, but gets caught up in the horrors of the October 2020 protests against police brutality.

 8:56 pm - A Letter To Black Men

 A young man learns to navigate his way through an ever-changing London borough, as he rekindles his relationship with a long-time friend of his late father.

9:16 pm - Yae: Blind Samurai Woman

 In the mountains of the Edo Period Japan, when a blind woman's samurai father is killed by a young samurai avenging his own father's death, she agrees to be escorted to the nearest village, but she's not as helpless as she appears. 

Screening
Begins
08/12/2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
RIIFF UNDER THE STARS: EMBRACING NEW PERSPECTIVES - DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Films begin at 8:00 pm on the Dyer Street side of Providence Innovation District Park.

8:00 PM - Candidato 34

Bryan Russell is the first person in the world with Down syndrome to ever run for public office. CANDIDATO 34 is a documentary short that follows Bryan and his campaign team during the 2020 congressional election in Peru as he attempts to convince a reluctant public that he is capable of being a congressman, and an important voice for change.

8:34 pm - The Sentence of Michael Thompson

 Michael Thompson is the longest serving non-violent offender in the history of Michigan and he is finally up for clemency. In 1994, he was arrested for selling three pounds of marijuana to a close friend turned police informant and was sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison and has been there ever since. After 25 years, three appeals, and two denied applications for clemency it seems like Michael may finally have a chance at freedom

9:03 pm - Small Hours

 Inspired by the photo book format, this short documentary focuses on summer seasonal workers on a small island.

Through first impressions and personal moments the viewer gets a sense of the feeling of summer when it's contained. A time that is at once very concentrated with possibility and excitement is contrasted with the growing pains of first time jobs and what happens when you truly let go of life off the island.

9:09 pm - When We Dance

 On February 24, 2022 Vladimir Putin and his Russian army invaded Ukraine, beginning an ongoing conflict that has cost thousands of lives and created ripple effects throughout the world - particularly in the international competitive ballroom dancing community. Composed significantly of Ukrainian and Russian dancers, the world of top elite dancers has been thrown into turmoil from the war. Told through interviews and a narrative dance piece that highlights the shared humanity that connects us all, this film explores the personal, often heartbreaking, stories of the war from a handful of the world's top ranked Ukrainian and Russian ballroom dancers. As the war rages on, it is our duty to share the atrocities of what is happening in Ukraine and, in doing so, help foster a solution to bring this bloody conflict to an end.

Screening
Begins
08/11/2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Providence Drum Troupe

Born from the pandemic, The Providence Drum Troupe are an interactive group of dynamic musicians, a wide-range of dancers, acrobats, visual artists, puppetry and more from near and far who create funky beats with positive energy, demonstrating that living in harmony with one another is not an antiquated notion.

The Providence Drum Troupe are a whirlwind of creative energy, full of antics and a joyous sense of community. 

Join them at 6:00 pm every other Tuesday in Providence Innovation District Park and on the Michael Van Leesten Memorial Bridge for a free performance!

Performance
Begins
07/26/2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Guild PVD Beer Garden

Join us just off the new pedestrian bridge in the PVD Innovation District Park along Dyer St. and the Providence River. We've got plenty of seating with 20 long-style tables and 20 high tops.

We'll have seven drafts/styles of Guild Brewing Co. beer and some "guest" beers. We'll also offer a few varieties of Hard Seltzer cans. There will always be at least one food truck every day we are open and multiple on the weekends. Weekly schedules will be posted on social media.

Monday July 4th 
Event start from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Weekly Beer Garden
07/04/2022
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rhode Island PrideFest: Together Again!

After a two-year pause due to the Covid pandemic, RI PrideFest is back and better than ever in the new Providence Innovation District Park on the other side of the Pedestrian Bridge. This spectacular event will feature over 200 vendors in the business marketplace, social resource organizations, food trucks, local, regional and national entertainment all day long, Hasbro Kid’s Zone, arts, and the Beer Wine & Spirits Garden. Enter the Festival either at the Dyer Street entrance or the Pedestrian Bridge.

Headlining this year! ADA VOX is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and drag queen who found success and pushed boundaries as a contestant on the hit singing competition series American Idol. Ada finished as runner-up on RuPaul’s Queen of the Universe. PANGINA HEALS, co-host and judge on Drag Race Thailand, who later went on to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs the World (2022). She is often called the RuPaul of Thailand. WILLIE GOMEZ, this singer/ dancer was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the city of Miami has danced/ toured the world with artists Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry Kesha, Kylie Minogue, Chayanne, Little Mix, and Mary J Blige. 

PrideFest
Begins
06/18/2022
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
"Hope to See You There" Launch Celebration

Hope to See You There, a new initiative to help combat the feeling of isolation felt by many in the Providence community after the  COVID-19 Pandemic. The movement seeks to celebrate the return of the Providence community and culminates in a call to action for members of the community to become beacons in order to welcome newcomers to the city, help those who have been on a pause reemerge, and to be a friendly face and safe person in the crowd, all through the symbol of a button hand illustrated by local designers Julia Brough and Aprile Hodgekins. 

The launch celebration will be the first opportunity for community leaders and members to get their buttons. There will be a performance by the Providence Drum Troupe and the Burgundian Food Truck will be on site.

Event
Begins
06/05/2022
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Providence Drum Troupe

Born from the pandemic, The Providence Drum Troupe are an interactive group of dynamic musicians, a wide-range of dancers, acrobats, visual artists, puppetry and more from near and far who create funky beats with positive energy, demonstrating that living in harmony with one another is not an antiquated notion.

The Providence Drum Troupe are a whirlwind of creative energy, full of antics and a joyous sense of community. 

Join them at 6:00 pm every other Tuesday in Providence Innovation District Park and on the Michael Van Leesten Memorial Bridge for a free performance!

Performance
Begins
05/24/2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Field of Artisans in PVD Innovation District Park

Connect, shop and get inspired at a weekly art market curated and produced by Field of Artisans.  May 12th Field of Artisans will be at the Providence Innovation District Park, setup alongside the The Guild PVD Beer Garden.  The artisan lineup will be ever changing.  Expect to meet someone new and discover new work each week.  Interested artisans can apply at: www.fieldofartisans.com/sell

Field of Artisans
Begins
05/12/2022
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Field of Artisans in the PVD Innovation District

Connect, shop and get inspired at a weekly art market curated and produced by Field of Artisans.  Starting September 16th through October 28th Field of Artisans will be at the Providence Innovation District Park, setup alongside the The Guild PVD Beer Garden.  The artisan lineup will be ever changing.  Expect to meet someone new and discover new work each week.  Interested artisans can apply at: www.fieldofartisans.com/sell

Field of Artisans
Begins
10/28/2021
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Field of Artisans in the PVD Innovation District

Connect, shop and get inspired at a weekly art market curated and produced by Field of Artisans.  Starting September 16th through October 28th Field of Artisans will be at the Providence Innovation District Park, setup alongside the The Guild PVD Beer Garden.  The artisan lineup will be ever changing.  Expect to meet someone new and discover new work each week.  Interested artisans can apply at: www.fieldofartisans.com/sell

Field of Artisans
Begins
10/21/2021
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Field of Artisans in the PVD Innovation District

Connect, shop and get inspired at a weekly art market curated and produced by Field of Artisans.  Starting September 16th through October 28th Field of Artisans will be at the Providence Innovation District Park, setup alongside the The Guild PVD Beer Garden.  The artisan lineup will be ever changing.  Expect to meet someone new and discover new work each week.  Interested artisans can apply at: www.fieldofartisans.com/sell

Field of Artisans
Begins
10/07/2021
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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