Rochambeau Public Library
The Rochambeau Library is one of the busiest libraries in the state, circulating more than 200,000 items a year. Our ongoing programming includes: Novels and Noshes for teens, Rochambeau Readers, Book Chat, Mystery Buffs, and Poetry Circle for adults, a weekly Chess Club and Knitting Circle. The Children’s Library provides year-round weekly story-times: Baby Books on Tuesdays and Pre-school Story-time on Wednesdays. Cradle 2 Crayons meets throughout the year, and Art Stars, an afterschool visual arts program for teens through the Providence After-School Alliance meets twice a week. In the tradition of the Monday Morning Musical Club and in honor of Rochambeau’s founding by the Providence musical community, performances by local musicians are held each month in the Community Room and sponsored by the Friends of Rochambeau.
Rain, shine or tropical storm, we’re OPEN! Come support your family farmer and get a little wet — the fresh veggies are totally worth it!
6 new vendors in 2010. Join us for a morning full of fresh fruits and vegetables, local cheeses, seafood, meats, bread, coffee, and even some ice cream. Come with family and friends to spend a morning outdoors, meeting friends and farmers, and enjoying the abundance of RI farms.
On some Saturdays the Farmers Market also coincides with an art fair called the Open Market that takes place in the southern end of the park. The 2010 dates for the art are: Sept 11,18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16.
Lippitt Memorial Park
This beautiful city park at the corner of Blackstone Boulevard and Hope Street features a great playground for the kids, which was upgraded in the summer of 2010. There’s also a lovely walking path that spans the entire length of Blackstone Boulevard.