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Tuesday, November, 12, 2019

Dr. Shain Shapiro, Night Time Economy Expert, to Headline Annual Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on November 14

Lively discussion to explore the role of culture, politics, and policy with world-renowned expert November 12, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism today announced this year’s Annual Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts and Humanities titled “I Love the Night Life: Culture, Politics, and Policy […]

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Friday, October, 25, 2019

Mayor Elorza, Community Members Unveil Providence’s Climate Justice Plan

This first-of-its-kind plan presents strategies aimed at creating an equitable, low-carbon, climate-resilient future for Providence October 25, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today unveiled Providence’s Climate Justice Plan, one of the first reports that analyze the root causes and effects of climate change through a justice lens. The plan was created in […]

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Thursday, October, 24, 2019

Providence Launches PVD180 Campaign Targeting Student Absenteeism

Motivating students to make the most out of 180 days this school year October 23, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI— Superintendent Francis Gallo today joined Mayor Jorge O. Elorza in announcing the launch of PVD180; a social media-based campaign aimed at addressing student absenteeism in Providence Public Schools. “Missing out on schools means missing out on your future,” […]

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Friday, October, 11, 2019

Artists, Storytellers and Community Members Come Together for Community Table Event  

Annual Community Table Event Infuses Art with Food While Celebrating Health and Prosperity Within the Community Friday, October 11, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) Director Stephanie Fortunato joined Healthy Communities Director Ellen Cynar, Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island (SCCRI), the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation’s (WEHDC) Sankofa Initiative and the African […]

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Wednesday, September, 25, 2019

PVDFest Returns to the Creative Capital for 2020

PVDFest brings four days of arts, culture, music, entertainment and much more to the streets of Providence, June 11-14, 2020   PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence today announced that PVDFest, the City’s signature arts festival, will return for its sixth year from June 11-14, 2020. Co-produced by the City of Providence Department of […]

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Wednesday, August, 14, 2019

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades City of Providence’s Bond Rating

August 14, 2019 Agency’s annual review upgrades bond rating to BBB+ from BBB and assigns Stable Outlook PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Standard and Poor’s Corporation  (S&P) has upgraded the City of Providence’s bond rating to BBB+ up from BBB and also assigned a Stable Outlook to the City’s rating. […]

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Tuesday, July, 23, 2019

Mayor Elorza Helps to Kick-Off Woonasquatucket River Greenway Arts Project

The three-day kickoff event will culminate with a celebratory procession along the Woonasquatucket River Greenway on July 27. Tuesday, July 23, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI –  Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Department of Art, Culture + Tourism Director Stephanie Fortunato, WaterFire Providence Executive Artistic Director and co-CEO Barnaby Evans, Wilbury Theatre Group Founder and Artistic […]

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