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Year of the City: The Providence Project is an unprecedented year-long exploration of the history, life and culture of Providence’s twenty-five neighborhoods through exhibitions, performances, walks, lectures, and conferences produced by more than 50 different curators.

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The Olneyville Expo

  • Donigian Park 228 Valley St Providence, RI 02909 United States (map)

Under a revival tent in Donigian Park, The Olneyville Expo: A Celebration of Olneyville Past, Present, and Future, will include performances about the history of the neighborhood and its indigenous and industrial heritage; the arts and music scene of the 1980s and ‘90s; the water and creatures of the Woonasquatucket; plus film, live music, and interviews with current and longtime residents of the neighborhood. Hosted by actor Phoenyx Williams, each evening will end in a dance party.

Created by James Stanley, Darcie Dennigan and Jesse Hawley, The Olneyville Expo is presented by The Wilbury Theatre Group with support from the Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism and the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Arts Project, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and the Rhode Island Foundation. 

Performances of The Olneyville Expo are July 25, 26, and 27 from 7pm - 9pm


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