Providence Flea opens every Sunday beginning Mother's Day!

from the pvdFlea website

from the pvdFlea website

The Providence Flea is an award-winning community market, returning to the Providence River Greenway for the outdoor season starting Sunday, May 12, across from 345 South Water Street, Providence, from 10 am - 4 pm, and every Sunday through September 29 (except September 15 due to a conflicting road race). Featuring the area's best local vintage vendors, artists and makers, plus community nonprofits, food trucks, and live musicians! Always free with free on-street parking throughout the city on Sundays. (Accepting vendors throughout the summer.)

SustainPVD Fair - May 18th

collage from the Facebook Page

collage from the Facebook Page

Save the Date! The Office of Sustainability is once again partnering with the Rhode Island Sierra Club, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, the Racial and Environmental Justice Committee, and others to host the 2019 SustainPVD Fair. This year we've teamed up with The Avenue Concept to host the fair at their creative hub in Upper South Providence.

Events throughout the day will include a Compost Workshop at the SustainPVD Fair hosted by Groundwork Rhode Island and a Rain Barrel Workshop at the SustainPVD Fair hosted by the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. You can visit our many vendor tables for details on how to make your home more energy efficient, how to go solar, and more. You'll also be able to access The Avenue Concept's Paint Bar and contribute to their graffiti wall throughout the day!

This community event is family friendly and will include food and entertainment. It is free and open to the public, however the compost and rain barrel workshops will have a separate registration process and small fee, which include the supplies and materials for participants to take home their own compost bin and/or rain barrel.

If you are interested in getting involved with the event, sponsoring, or hosting a table, please email

To Learn More, please visit their facebook event below

Secretary of State "Nellie's Notes" announces new state archives exhibit

nellies notes

The exhibition bearing the title; “150 Years of Big Ideas in Little Rhody.” will be showing some of the history of inventions and industries in Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island State Archives, a division of the Rhode Island Department of State, is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 337 Westminster Street in downtown Providence. Two-hour validated parking during business hours is available adjacent to the building at Down City Parking.