Learn about our neighborhood schools from those who know them best! At 6pm, meet principals and parents of Asa Messer Elementary, Carl Lauro and West Broadway Middle Schools, and take part in an active Q&A. At 7pm, join one of our committee meetings that include a presentation on the redevelopment of the former Parkview Nursing Home, updates on a new tot lot and volleyball court at Dexter Park, and brainstorming promotion of the state’s RFI for reuse of the Armory. Free food, child care and Spanish interpretation provided. ALL ARE WELCOME.
In the first hour of our November Neighborhood Nights general meeting, explore how being green can be a bigger part of our everyday lives with presentations from Urban Greens, Groundwork RI, RI Resource Recovery Corporation and more! In the second hour, a special presentation from RIDOT on the 6-10 Highway Connector Project plus all WBNA committee meetings. Free food, child care and translation. All are welcome!
As part of our Live Local, Give Local community giving campaign this holiday season, WBNA is collecting new and unwrapped toys for children ages 18 months to 13 years of age in support of West End Community Center's annual toy drive. Thank you for considering those in need in our community as you plan your holiday giving.
Bring your gently used or new coats, gloves, hats, and scarves to WBNA through November 20. Part of our annual Live Local, Give Local community giving campaign, all donations go to the Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange, which has brought coats and warm things to children and families for 22 years.
Live local, give local! Join WBNA in supporting our 3rd annual community-led Thanksgiving food drive to help families at Asa Messer Elementary, Carl Lauro Elementary and West Broadway Middle Schools. Easy drop off at WBNA or purchase grocery gift cards here!
Decorate a spooktacular BOOth for Trick or Treaters, bring your costumed kiddos to enjoy activities and games, and help families in need by donating grocery gift cards or canned/boxed food items for our West Side Schools Food Drive.
WBNA is holding a special meeting for neighbors and our Community Development Committee to review development projects proposed for 110 Hudson Street and 473 Washington Streets. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Explore fantastic conversions of historic buildings, as well as private homes, artist studios and urban gardens creatively re-imagined on Providence’s West Side. The self-guided tour features locations nestled beside the Cranston Street Armory, between Hammond and Harrison streets.
Enjoy an evening in one of the Armory district’s exquisitely renovated grand homes, with a silent art auction, open bar, and the finest in local food, including oysters. Tickets to the Preview Party include free admission to Saturday's House Tour. Space limited.
Join consultants Utile Design and the State of Rhode Island as they present Utile’s findings from its year long re-use study, and update the public about exciting progress that is being made on this important neighborhood building. Free food, child care, and Spanish interpretation provided.
Behold the awesome sound of the 60+ piece The American Band at September's West Side Thursdays event, as well as kids' fun courtesy of Providence Children’s Museum and all the offerings of the Armory Farmers Market including food trucks/vendors and a Beer Garden from Troop and Revival Brewing Co.
Join us for Candidates Night, featuring city council, mayoral, and state general assembly candidates running for seats in the WBNA focus area who will be on the primary ballot on September 12. This is the first of two forums that we are holding in advance of the November election. Free food, child care and Spanish interpretation. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Enjoy the energy-raising rhythms of Roberto Arias y su Alebreke, bringing salsa, bachata, cha cha and merengue to Dexter Park during July 19's West Side Thursdays performance at 5pm, followed by the rescheduled Trinity Rep performance of The Tempest / La Tempestad. This event also features kids’ crafts & games courtesy of The Feast, and all the offerings of the Armory Farmers Market including food trucks/vendors and a Beer Garden from Troop and Revival Brewing Co.
Enjoy the feel-good, Motown-inspired sounds of Nickel Jukebox at July 12's West Side Thursdays event, as well as kids' fun courtesy of Providence Children’s Museum and all the offerings of the Armory Farmers Market including food trucks/vendors and a Beer Garden from Troop and Revival Brewing Co.
Trinity Rep's Shakespeare en el Verano (Shakespeare in the Summer) returns to West Side Thursdays with a bilingual English-Spanish adaptation of The Tempest / La Tempestad in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA). Performance is FREE and open to everyone.
Don’t miss this month’s important Neighborhood Nights where we’ll get a much anticipated status update on the Cranston Street Armory, learn about the redevelopment of the Parkview Nursing Home property on Parade Street, and hear from architect Peter Case about a new construction project slated for the empty lot at 1492 Westminster Street.
The State of the Armory is followed by meetings of all WBNA Committees, which are open to everyone. Free food, child care and Spanish interpretation. ALL ARE WELCOME.
The West Side Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale is a great adventure and typically features over 40 yard sales, sidewalk sales and open studios that will have you ambling through the neighborhood. Come out for one of WBNA's funnest events or sign up here to get your sale on the widely-distributed Yard Sale Map (just $10)!
Join us for an important conversation led by Annette Bourne, Research & Policy Director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, about the cost of housing in Rhode Island and how it impacts our community and economy. This presentation is followed by meetings of all WBNA Committees, which are open to everyone. Free food, child care and Spanish translation. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Time for spring cleaning across the neighborhood at WBNA's 35th Annual Spring Cleanup and GreenUp! Cleanup Day includes Kids Zone activities and planting 29 trees in Dexter Training Ground, as well as our annual free cookout for all volunteers! Make a great and visible impact on the neighborhood while getting to know your neighbors.
Twenty-nine trees will be planted around Dexter Training Ground during the Annual Spring Cleanup, and volunteers are needed! No experience necessary, just a willingness to get your hands in some (clean) dirt. Starts at 113 Parade Street.
The City is giving some love to Dexter Training Ground (aka Armory Park) this year, and wants to hear from you! Learn about possible repairs and upgrades from the Providence Parks Department, and give your input and feedback during the first hour of our April Neighborhood Nights event. This presentation is followed by meetings of all WBNA Committees, which are open to everyone. Free food, child care and translation. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Get to know your legislators and let them hear from you at our 5th Annual Conversation With Our Elected Officials, taking place during our March Neighborhood Nights event. This town hall style meeting is followed by meetings of all WBNA Committees, and is free and open to all.
Learn about the City's new Bike Share Program! Plus meet the new Principal of West Broadway Middle School & get a welcoming introduction to all of our committees. Neighborhood Nights is a once monthly gathering of neighbors that features a General Meeting in the first hour (6-7pm) followed by all WBNA Committees meeting in the second (7-8pm). Free food, child care and translation. OPEN TO ALL.
Our Annual Meeting is part celebration, part inspiration, with lots of neighborly good feelings mixed in. Mingle with neighbors, elected officials and our new board members while enjoying a special program that highlights our accomplishments in 2017 while looking forward to the year ahead.
All are welcome to our 10th Annual West Side Caroling event! Meet up at Loie Fuller's from 5-6pm for snacks & socializing, then head out at 6pm sharp to bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood with some special stops along the way.
You are invited to a FREE Open House event with beer, wine and light snacks at WBNA's stellar 1192 Westminster Street! Make merriment with friends and neighbors while touring a rarely seen property, all while benefitting children and families of John Hope Settlement House and West End Community Center.