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Tara Rugg

Tara Rugg is the marketing manager at the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. She lives in Warwick with her husband, and loves spending time in Providence for dining, theater and concerts. In her free time, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.

Places To Catch the Big Game in Providence

Providence takes football fandom to another level on game day. The city is filled with terrific restaurants and bars where you can grab a pint and a bite while your favorite squad takes the gridiron. Sports Bars to Watch the Big Game No matter which team you're cheering for, there's no better way to…

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Family-Friendly Activities This Winter

Some love the cold and snow and others can’t wait for the warmer weather. Either way, there are so many options for families to take in some of the local attractions or activities in the area. Here are some ideas to get you out of the house for some winter fun…

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Winter Fun at Roger Williams Park Zoo!

Winter is one of the best times to visit Roger Williams Park Zoo. You can catch the snow leopards playing, red pandas climbing their trees and more. Roger Williams Park Zoo is offering half-price admission for their Winter Wonder Days through Feb. 28. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and…

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Shh! We're Reading at The Landing

Picture this: an hour of reading quietly without speaking to anyone. And there's coffee. What could be better than that? Join The Landing for Silent Book Club in their warm and cozy cafe and settle in for an hour or so of quiet reading with fellow book lovers. There's no assigned reading or…

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Providence College Friars 2022/2023 Home Schedule

Providence College Friars men's basketball returns to the Amical Mutual Pavilion! The Friars are set to light up the court as they try their hand at making another run for March during the 2022–23 season. In addition to non-conference play, the Friars will host 10 BIG EAST Conference home games and…

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PVD Vegan Restaurant Week Returns

November 1 is World Vegan Day and PVD Vegan Restaurant Week is keeping the celebration going for 10 days! From Oct. 28–Nov. 6, dozens of restaurants in Providence and throughout Rhode Island will showcase their best animal-free dining options. Participating restaurants will offer exclusive…

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Halloween Iron Pour at The Steel Yard

Stop by The Steel Yard on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4–9 p.m., for Providence’s hottest Halloween party — the 17th Annual Halloween Iron Pour. A trained pour crew will harness the power of their custom-built iron tilt-furnace to pour more than 2,000 pounds of luminous, molten iron. Larger-than-life…

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Columbus Day Weekend Festival on Federal Hill

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Columbus Day Weekend Festival on Federal Hill, presented by the Federal Hill Commerce Association, and we couldn't be more excited! The festival runs Oct. 7–10, 2022 and is full of amazing food, savory pastries, live entertainment, games, rides and, of…

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Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life Weekend

Join the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation to celebrate life on Oct. 1–2 at the Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life Weekend, and help them light the way to hope for anyone touched by breast cancer. Passport to Survivorship Expo The weekend begins with the free Passport to…

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