The City of Providence is today reminding Providence families that the 2022 youth summer meals program and Providence PlayCorps program, both part of the City’s Eat, Play, Learn PVD free summer programming, will begin on Tuesday, July 5.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Providence Tourism Council today announced that the City’s annual Independence Day Celebration will return for the first time since 2019, held this year at India Point Park on Sunday, July 3 at 7:00 PM. The event, which will feature family fun, live entertainment, and a fireworks display, is free and open to the public.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris (Ward 11), State Representative Grace Diaz, State Senator Tiara Mack, State Representative Anastasia Williams, community members and artists joined together today for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the Davey Lopes Recreation Center Pool and announce the summer 2022 Providence water park and pool schedule.
The City of Providence today announced a new convenient method to pay for parking in preparation for the national discontinuation of 3G service. Digital parking payment functionality has now been integrated into the City’s PVD311 app, which is already widely used by Providence residents and visitors. Providence’s single-space parking meters use T-Mobile’s 3G technology to communicate credit card payment information. T-Mobile has announced that it will finish shutting down its 3G network by the end of June 2022 which will impact Providence’s single-space parking meters.
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The City of Providence is currently booking available appointments for upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Providence. Appointments are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Vaccines are available to anyone regardless of immigration status. Additionally, they are offered at no cost and no insurance is required. Learn about upcoming clinics here!
Providence Pension Obligation Bond Proposal
The City of Providence is seeking legislative and city voter authorization to issue a pension obligation bond sized to deposit $500 million into the pension system to address our long-term financial challenges. Learn about the proposal and the upcoming special election here!
PVD Rescue Plan
Over the next three years, Providence will receive $166 million dollars from the U.S. Treasury to make a historic, transformative investment in our City’s future. Rescue Plan funds can be used to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts. Learn how you can apply for funding opportunities or engage in the City's Rescue Plan here.
Read A Matter of Truth
In March 2021, Mayor Elorza joined local historians and community members to announce the African American Ambassadors Group (AAAG) Truth-Telling report: A Matter of Truth. The report includes a comprehensive analysis of the role of the City of Providence and State of Rhode Island in supporting a “separate and unequal” existence for African heritage, Indigenous, and people of color.