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Smith Hill Block Party

August 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Smith Hill Library

SMH Block Party2023

The annual street party on Candace Street, which was put on hold during the COVID pandemic, features free food, entertainment, a rock climbing wall, kids’ activities and dozens of resource tables from city organizations and vendors. Everyone is welcome!

Due to the block party, Candace Street, from Smith Street to Chalkstone Avenue, will be closed to thru traffic from 1:00-7:00P.M. The organizers, Smith Hill Partners’ Initiative, anticipate that up to a thousand people will travel to the area to enjoy the day.

The program includes performances from DJ D-Wun,The Avatastars, Christopher Johnson and Mark Binder,The OC Percussion Ensemble, Ondaatje, Project 401, and Shakespeare to Hip Hop. Kids’ activities include the Rhode Island National Guard’s Rock Wall, Arianna Dunton with face painting, Denise Cornwall with Big Bubbles, paper crafts with RISD Museum, free books from Books are Wings, a free temporary tattoo station, and fun with the Mobile Library from Community Libraries of Providence.

Resource Tables:
211 Bus; AAA; Arianna Dunton with face painting, Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island; Books Are Wings (with free books for kids); Brain Week Rhode Island; CCA Health Rhode Island; Children’s Friend; City of Providence Department of Planning and Development; City of Providence Healthy Communities Office; Community Libraries of Providence Mobile Library; Comprehensive Community Action Program; Denise Cornwall with big bubbles; Family Task Force (with Project Weber Renew); free Tattoo Station; Green & Healthy Homes Initiative; Haus of Codec; League of Women Voters; National Alliance on Mental Illness Rhode Island; Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; Niyoka Powell, NLC Church; Northern Rhode Island Conservation District; ONE Neighborhood Builders; Pace Rhode Island; Providence 311 (The Mayor’s Center for City Services); Providence Community Health Centers; Providence Fire Stations/Safe Stations; Providence Promise; Providence Streets Coalition; Providence Talks; Rhode Island College School of Nursing; Rhode Island Department of Health; Rhode Island Historical Society / John Brown House Museum; Rhode Island National Guard with rock climbing wall; Rhode Island Parent Information Network; Rhode Island Public Health Association; Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation; RI Birthworker Co-op; RI Transit Riders; RISD Museum (free art ativity for kids: Cardboard Cases – Join the RISD Museum as we make boxes, bags, and other kinds of holders using cardboard, paper, tape and more.); Roger Williams Park Zoo; Scalabrini Dukcevich Center; Seven Hills; Smith Hill Early Childhood Learning Center (Capital City Community Center); Smith Hill Library; Sojourner House; Social Enterprise Greenhouse / RI Community Navigator Program; State of Rhode Island Department of State, Civic Education & Engagement Division; Thomas Thomaidis; Tides Family Services; United Health Care with RIte Smiles, and West Elmwood Housing

Performers:
DJ D-Wun, The Avatastars, Christopher Johnson and Mark Binder, The OC Percussion Ensemble, Ondaatje, Project 401, and Shakespeare to Hip Hop

Food Provided by:
Providence Canteen, Baba’s New York System, Bodega on Smith, and Paris There will also be an additional food truck, popcorn, Lean on Me Foods and ice cream truck!

Additional Sponsors:
Capital City Community Center; City of Providence; City of Providence Police Department; Community Libraries of Providence; Friends of Smith Hill Library; half full, llc; Providence College, Providence Community Health Centers; Rogers Recreation Center; SHARP; Smith Hill Partners’ Initiative; Smith Hill Reunion Committee, and Ward 12 Committee, Lopes Liquors, LLC

IMAGE Kids having fun at a previous Smith Hill Block Party (image: Dhana Whiteing)
Kids having fun at a previous Smith Hill Block Party (image: Dhana Whiteing)

The Smith Hill Block Party is presented by the Smith Hill Partner’s Initiative with generous support from Capital City Community Center; City of Providence; City of Providence Police Department; Community Libraries of Providence; Friends of Smith Hill Library; half full, llc; Providence College; Providence Community Health Centers; Rogers Recreation Center; SHARP; Smith Hill Partners’ Initiative; Smith Hill Reunion Committee and Ward 12 Committee.

Smith Hill Block Party Vendors

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Details

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Date:
August 16, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

Smith Hill Library
31 Candace Street
Providence, RI 02908 United States
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Phone
(401) 272-4140

Organizer

Alan Gunther
Phone
(401) 272-4140
Email
agunther@clpvd.org