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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. 

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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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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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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5 Epic St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in the Providence Area

Get out your green because the luck o' the Irish is coming to Providence. We haven't been able to celebrate at some of these epic St. Patrick's Day events in a couple of years, so excitement is high. With March 17 falling on a Thursday this year, there's lots to do both on the weekend before and the…

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Great Deals During RI Hotel Month

It's the most wonderful time of the year and boy do I already need a break. Presents are getting harder to find, shipping is taking longer, and prices are going up everywhere. What better time than now to get a great deal? Thanks to Visit Rhode Island, Rhode Island Hotel Month is back this year from…

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Free 2-Hour Parking in Providence Continues

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza recently announced that the free two-hour parking available in designated Providence commercial districts will continue through Dec. 31, 2021. The free two hours will be offered from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. each day. Below is an updated list of designated areas: Angell…

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