It’s officially spring. We can’t wait for the weather to catch up with the calendar, but while we are all waiting (patiently), here are a few things happening here at the PWCVB and with our partners.

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Our new GoProvidence visitors guides are in! They’re the best way to help our visitors get the lay of the land and an in-depth understanding of what makes the Providence area so great. If you’d like a box for your attraction, hotel or restaurant, please reach out to Leisure Sales & Visitor Center Manager Elise Swearingen. The GoProvidence guide is also available online here.

The PWCVB is currently promoting events, specials and more on dedicated Easter and April Vacation pages. Be sure to submit your events to our calendar, as they are listed on these and future promotional pages. It may take up to seven days for your event to be posted on our website, so please plan accordingly. There is no need to include dates, times, pricing and locations in the description of your event as there are specific spots in the form to add this information. Limit your description to 180 characters if it all possible. If you have any questions or difficulties, please reach out to CRM Database and Research Coordinator Beth-Anne Tremaine.

The PWCVB's next monthly Partner Meeting will be held at McCoy Stadium on Thursday, April 20 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  An email invitation will be sent soon. This is a great way to network with your fellow partners and to learn what's happening at the PWCVB.

Check out our latest "Small Bites" videos, part of our partnership with the Providence Journal. From scrumptious scones to savory stuffies, you'll be cooking up a storm in no time.

And in case you missed it, the PWCVB's Annual Report is available on our website here.

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Welcome to KG Kitchen Bar, a great new addition to Hope Street. Opened by Chef Kevin Gaudreau, who is a nationally recognized, award-winning, culinary artist, KG Kitchen Bar serves fresh, flavorful comfort food.

If you have some time, check out Rhode Island Monthly’s new website,, and see their new, modern and user-friendly design. In related news, Rhode Island Monthly’s Best of Rhode Island Readers’ Poll runs now through April 30 at Cast your vote for your favorite places to eat, shop, and have fun in both statewide and regional categories. Remember that there is only one vote per valid email address and every vote counts. Are you a business interested in campaigning for an award? Learn tips and more by downloading their fact sheet here.

Anyone been to Sydney? Not the one in Australia, but the new café in Providence between Jacky’s Waterplace and the train station. The ricotta toast is to die for, as are the soups and sandwiches. Once you go, you’ll be there so often, they’ll all say “Hi Norm” when you walk in.

Guess what we’ll be seeing out of our office windows as of May 1? Providence Kayak will be opening for all you beginner or seasoned kayakers.

Speaking of the WaterFire basin, have you seen Skyline at Waterplace yet? Its ribbon cutting was last week and it is gorgeous. They already have a lot of events booked, so if you’re interested, get in there soon.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be spring without talk of Easter. There’s plenty to do on Easter with the amount of PWCVB partners offering dining specials and events. Go to our Easter page and see how you can have tea with the Easter Bunny as well as an egg hunt at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum. As if you needed another excuse to wear a frilly pastel-colored dress!

In the News
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There's a lot of great news in the press about Providence and our destination in general. Check out some recent headlines below:

“50 Cities Every American Should See” — Budget Travel

"17 St. Patrick's Day Celebrations" — USA Today

“17 Affordable Last-Minute St. Patrick’s Day Getaways” — Huffington Post

“Got 24 Hours in Providence? Here’s One Way To Spend It!” — The Front Door Project

Providence #3, "The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2017" — MovieMaker Magazine

“The 25 Best U.S. Cities to Spend a Weekend” —

“The Most Underrated Destinations Across the USA” — Momondo

“Divine Providence” — Baltimore Style

What's Comin' to the Providence/Warwick Area

April 69
Hemophilia Federation of America Symposium 2017
1,400 Attendees 
Rhode Island Convention Center

April 21 & 22
Southern New England Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God 2017 Youth Conventions
1,000 Attendees
Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings

2017 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Chimney Expo
350 Attendees
Rhode Island Convention Center

April 2326
Gordon Food Service 2017
500 Attendees
Rhode Island Convention Center

April 2527
ExcipientFest 2017
400 Attendees
Rhode Island Convention Center

April 2830
Rotary International - 7950, 7910, 7980, 7990
1,000 Attendees
Omni Providence

April 30–May 4
Society of Vacuum Coaters 2017 Annual Technical Conference
800 Attendees
Rhode Island Convention Center

May 57
JAMfest Events
800 Attendees
Rhode Island Convention Center

May 7
2017 Rhode Races
3,500 Attendees
Downtown Providence

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