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West Side Thursdays 2019

West Side Thursdays 2019

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.

Retail Space Available at 1577 Westminster

Retail Space Available at 1577 Westminster

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.

Neighborhood Nights begin March 4

Neighborhood Nights begin March 4

Neighborhood Nights is back, WBNA’s all-in-one community meeting where neighbors come together to explore a planned topic or issue, check out WBNA initiatives, and/or play basketball at open gym! This monthly gathering is an easy way to get to know WBNA and your neighbors with free food, childcare, and Spanish interpretation.

Retail Space Available at 1577 Westminster

Retail Space 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, offices, or other entities.

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.

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.