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Alissa Bateman

Alissa Bateman is the director of creative services for the PWCVB. Though she spends most of her time in Providence, she lives in Hope, Rhode Island, with her husband and two sons. When she's not tripping over Legos, cleaning up mud pies or playing superheroes, you can find her cooking, drawing or jogging. She's also a pretty good 80s style rapper. 

Enjoy Free 2-Hour Holiday Parking in Providence

The holidays are coming up pretty quickly. What better way to get your shopping done than to support local small businesses? Thanks to the City of Providence and Providence Mayor Brett Smiley, free two-hour parking returns to parts of the city. While parking meter violations will not be issued…

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5 Reasons to Check Out Jurassic Quest in Providence

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jurassic Quest 2023 has been postponed. Look for the dinos to return in 2024. (Tickets will be refunded automatically to the original form of payment.) September 8–10, Jurassic Quest comes roaring into the Rhode Island Convention Center. As the largest and most…

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Misquamicut FallFest

Classic cars, surf, sun, great food, rides and fun are in store for you at the Misquamicut FallFest, Sept. 15–17, at Misquamicut State Beach on Atlantic Avenue in Westerly, Rhode Island. The Annual Classic Car Show is open to all classic and specialty cars and will include trophies, prizes and…

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Some Providence Restaurant Weeks Menus To Check Out Now

There is still time left to enjoy Providence Restaurant Weeks. If you haven't taken part yet, you don't want to miss out. And, if you have, now is your chance to try something new! We've put together a list of menus that may pique your interest. With options like appetizer deals and three-course…

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Father's Day Fun in Providence & Beyond

The sun is shining, temperatures are climbing and flowers (and allergies) are blooming. All signs that summer is on its way. That also means it's almost time for Father's Day celebrations. Now, I'm sure dad loves all of those ties and #1 Dad mugs you've bought him through the years, but maybe it's…

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Not-to-Miss Gaspee Days Events

If you'd like to get a jump on celebrating Independence Day, visit Pawtuxet Village on the Warwick/Cranston line this month. Since 1965, this Colonial-era neighborhood, now a trendy destination for restaurants and shops, has hosted Gaspee Days, a commemoration of the burning in the cove of the…

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Epic St. Patrick's Day Events in the Providence Area

Get out your green because the luck o' the Irish is coming to Providence and we're excited to celebrate at some of these epic St. Patrick's Day events. With March 17 falling on a Friday this year, there's lots to do both on the weekend before and the weekend after. Check out the events below, and if…

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A Gallery View of Providence Restaurant Weeks Dishes

Providence Restaurant Weeks is back this summer. With more than 50 participating restaurants to choose from, it can be tough to decide where to go, so we wanted to give you some visual aids. Below are just some of the menu items available during Providence Restaurant Weeks, running now through July…

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Providence to Newport Ferry Returns for Summer

Just in time for the beginning of summer, the Providence to Newport Ferry returns. Operated by Seastreak, the ferry runs from June 17 through Columbus Day weekend. The beautiful one-hour ride takes passengers down the coast of Rhode Island, under the Newport Bridge and ends on America’s Cup Avenue…

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