The Armory's Future Starts Now

The Armory's Future Starts Now

The State of Rhode Island officially wants to know WHO is interested in using the Cranston Street Armory and for what purposes. Potential users could be community groups, developers and everything in between. Chances are, YOU, neighbor, know someone (or know someone who knows someone) who could really make something special happen in our Castle for the People. With a deadline of January 25 for potential users and operators to share ideas and interest with the state, we need all hands on deck to get the word out about the state’s open “Request for Information” period happening NOW.

Golden Apple Award Goes to West Side Educator

Golden Apple Award Goes to West Side Educator

Another accolade goes to the Asa Messer Elementary School teaching team as the Golden Apple Award was given to third grade teacher Rachel Greenberg, who teaches English Language Learners with humor, high expectations and some music, too. We are grateful to have Ms Greenberg's talents and creative approaches at work in our neighborhood, and thank her for her commitment to west side kids.

Two Retail Spaces Available at 1577 Westminster

Two Retail Spaces Available at 1577 Westminster

WBNA seeks new or existing businesses to occupy two 989 square foot, ground floor retail spaces at 1577 Westminster Street that are available immediately. While the sunny first floor space was originally built as a small market and café, WBNA welcomes a broad range of commercial uses including shops, start-ups, gallery/studio, or other entities.

Armory: Upcoming Public Meeting with Consultants

Armory: Upcoming Public Meeting with Consultants

WBNA has been working with the state since June to ensure that a comprehensive presentation to the public about the Cranston Street Armory will take place in September that includes consultant Utile’s findings on possible re-uses for our neighborhood castle, as well as a reporting on the positive progress and momentum currently underway for this state asset.

West Side Thursdays 2018

West Side Thursdays 2018

WBNA's summer performance series (June 28 and July 12, 19, & 26) features family-friendly fun with Trinity Rep's bilingual adaptation of The Tempest / La Tempestad, Motown band Nickel Jukebox, salsa and bachata sensation Roberto Arias y su Alebreke, and the awe-inspiring 60+ piece The American Band, plus lots of kids activities, the Armory Farmers Market Beer Garden, and more!

West Side Educator Awarded Teacher of the Year

West Side Educator Awarded Teacher of the Year

The city's top honor for outstanding teacher goes to Rachel DeNofio, kindergarten teacher at Asa Messer Elementary School, who was lauded last week for her mastery of personalized teaching, deep relationships with students & families, and sharing her talents with educators statewide as leader of a model classroom for differentiated instruction.

Elected Officials Q&A at Neighborhood Nights

Elected Officials Q&A at Neighborhood Nights

WBNA's 5th Annual Conversation with our Elected Officials had a great showing of neighbors who asked questions and heard directly from state legislators about wide-ranging topics such as reproductive rights and gun control, funding for public school facilities, and rent control.

Help shape WBNA's future

Help shape WBNA's future

2018 is a planning year for the WBNA, and we want to hear from you to make sure we get it right. Learn more about our strategic planning process that will guide WBNA's work and goals for the next five years, and how to get involved.

Stellar Start to Neighborhood Nights

Stellar Start to Neighborhood Nights

Our first Neighborhood Night had a great turnout, and featured a presentation of Providence's new bike share system by city planner and neighbor Alex Ellis, an introduction to WBNA Committees, and lots of friendly energy.