West Broadway Neighborhood Association organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote our diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant, and sustainable place to be SWELL (Shop, Work, Eat, Live, and Learn locally).
ATTENTION ALL BUSINESSES BETWEEN BROADWAY AND CRANSTON STREET
ATENCIÓN TODOS LOS NEGOCIOS ENTRE BROADWAY Y CRANSTON ST
In the spring of 2018 we conducted a door-to-door survey to better serve residential neighbors. We now embark on an initiative to learn from businesses operating in our neighborhood. Please take a brief minute to fill out this survey.
En la primavera del 2018 se realizó una encuesta puerta a puerta para mejor servir los vecinos residenciales. Ahora nos embarcamos en una iniciativa para aprender de los negocios en nuestro vecindario. Por favor tome un breve minuto para completar esta encuesta.
Join us for our second Business After Hours, this month at Asthenis Pharmacy on Cranston Street! This free and informal event is being organized by small business owners west of downtown, and welcomes other local business owners to come together to meet, mingle, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Please invite and spread the word to your business neighbors!
Enjoy the energy-raising rhythms of Roberto Arias y su Alebreke, bringing salsa, bachata, cha cha and merengue to Dexter Park – and learn Salsa dancing from professional dancer Mori Granot Sanchez – during West Side Thursdays at 5:30pm. Following at 8pm is the Trinity Rep bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing / Tanta Bulla…¿Y Pa’ Qué? This fun-filled evening includes all the best offerings of the Armory Farmers Market including food trucks, Beer Garden, and more.
Performances are FREE and open to everyone.
Immerse yourself in the world music fusion of Sidy Maïga and Afrimanding, bringing West African drumming infused with hip-hop and the Caribbean to Dexter Park during our July 11 West Side Thursdays event. This fun-filled evening also welcomes the Providence Children's Museum with lots of kids’ fun, PLUS all the best offerings of the Armory Farmers Market including food trucks/vendors, Beer Garden by Revival Brewing Co and Troop, and more.
Get your americana on with the disgruntled country-rock-punk sounds of The Horse-Eyed Men during our August West Side Thursdays performance at Dexter Park. This fun-filled evening also welcomes the Providence Children's Museum with lots of kids’ fun, PLUS all the best offerings of the Armory Farmers Market including food trucks/vendors, Beer Garden by Revival Brewing Co and Troop, and more.
WBNA's summer performance series features family-friendly fun with salsa and bachata sensation Roberto Arias y su Alebreke (+ free salsa instruction); Trinity Rep's bilingual adaptation of Tanta Bulla… ¿Y Pa’ Qué? / Much Ado About Nothing; award winning West African drummer Sidy Maïga and Afrimanding; and the two-man americana band The Horse-Eyed Men, plus lots of kids activities, Beer Garden by Revival Brewing Co and Troop, and more! 2019 performance dates are June 20 & 27, July 11, and Aug 1.
In a whole-school collaboration, West Broadway Middle School launches the district’s first-ever chapter of the National Junior Honor Society as well as the district’s only National Student Council with an aim to pair student voice and leadership with academic learning.
WBNA seeks tenants for its beautiful, sunny, ground floor commercial space at 1577 Westminster Street, available immediately. Lease the entire 1,978 square foot space or one of two separate 989 square foot spaces on the building’s ground floor. Originally built as a market and café, 1577’s ground floor accommodates a broad range of commercial uses including shops, cafés, start-ups, offices, gallery/studio, or other retail or service entities.
Volunteers needed! In an ongoing partnership with House of Hope CDC, WBNA seeks volunteers for its ACES (Armory Citizens Enabling Shelter) initiative to provide outreach and supportive services to homeless and housing insecure individuals in the Dexter Training Ground area.