Monday, June 11, 2007
The 32nd Annual Cape Verdean Independence Day Celebration will be held in Providence at the Temple of Music at Roger Williams Park on July 8, 2007 from 12 noon to dusk. Featured will be music, food, dancing, and lots of other stuff. Some very traditional Cape Verdean artists will be featured, as well some of the newest and best artists of Cape Verdean descent will be on the bill. It's a great way to celebrate with the community.
Cape Verde is a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal. The islands combined are slightly larger than Rhode Island. They were colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century and became an independent country in 1975. There are over 40,000 Cape Verdeans and people of Cape Verdean descent in Rhode Island, and Rhode Island has been home to some Cape Verdeans for over 200 years.
You can find out more about Cape Verdean culture in Rhode Island at the Cape Verdean Museum Exhibit,a small independent community museum in East Providence. There you'll find Cape Verdean artifacts, a lot of great info about Cape Verdean culture, including other happenings.
To find out more, visit the Cape Verdean Museum Exhibit online on their website listed below.
You can also call them directly at 401-228-7292 or visit them in person
1003 Waterman Avenue in East Providence. Currently the museum is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 12 noon-4pm. Call first just to make sure!
Sunday, June 03, 2007
| WINNING DESIGN FOR PROVIDENCE’S NEW WATERFRONT PARKS THE FOCUS|
OF TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS
Mayor Cicilline invites the public to provide additional feedback as winning
design moves closer to implementation
Waterplace Restaurant,2nd floor
The purpose of the meetings is to give the public an opportunity to help further refine the concept design for the two parks. The project must also meet contract schedules set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), which is building the parks as part of the highway relocation project.
A video presentation of the proposed park designs and an opportunity to submit comments electronically may also be found online at www.providenceri.com/government/waterfront/. Written comments may also be sent to the following address before
The parks are scheduled to be constructed in 2011 and will be one of the last features to be completed as part of the highway relocation project.