Summit Neighborhood Discount for Festival Ballet Providence

AGON & ORCHIS, an evening of groundbreaking ballets. Then and Now.

Presented by Festival Ballet Providence

March 8, 8:00pm
March 9, 7:30pm
March 10, 2:00pm

The Vets in Providence, RI.

Festival Ballet Providence is pleased to offer our friends and neighbors in the Summit Neighborhood a 15% off discount to our upcoming production of Agon & Orchis. The code for this discount is BALANCHINE and is good for 15% off all shows and all price points excluding VIP seating ($65 seats). This code can be used online (, by phone (401-421-ARTS), or in-person at the PPAC box office.

Festival Ballet

We look forward to having our neighbors in the Summit Neighborhood in our audience for this incredible evening of groundbreaking ballets.


Second Tot Lot Meeting

When: Saturday October 27th, from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Summit Commons

There will be a second public meeting regarding the revitalization of the (so called) Tot Lot on the corner of 9th and Summit.  The meeting will be held on Saturday October 27th, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Summit Commons (between Chace Ave. and Hillside Ave).  In attendance will be members of the SNA board, head of the City Parks and Recreation department Bob McMahon, and landscape architect Megan Gardner.

There was some robust discussion of the toys at the park, the new community garden space, the park redesign and so forth on the list-serv after the initial meeting, so this is your opportunity to discuss those matters directly with SNA and the Parks Department.

The architectural rendering of the proposed redesign of the park can be viewed here:

Friends of Rochambeau Fall Book Sale

Where: Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street
When: Mon-day October 22 to Saturday October 27

Monday, October 22,2012
5.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Dealers’ Night

3.00 pm – 8.30 pm Specials & Rarities open
NOTE: $ 30.- admission per person. including interested NON-dealers

Tuesday, October 23,2012
4.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Friends’ Night
NOTE: Members only! But you may join at the door.

Wednesday, October 24,2012
Free entrance for ALL

Thursday, October 25,2012
Free entrance for ALL

Friday, October 26, 2012
Free entrance for ALL

Saturday, October 27,2012
Free entrance for ALL
10.00 am – 5.30 pm
1.00 pm – 8.30 pm
12.00 noon – 5.30 pm “Fill a bag for $ 5!”
12.00 noon – 5.30 pm “Fill a bag for $ 5!”

More than 20,000 gently used books, games, and puzzles. Hardcover books and large paperbacks = $ 1.

Small paperbacks and all children’s books = 50 ct.

Specials and rarities as individually marked. Proceeds support events and programs for children and adults, purchase of media equipment and other necessities.

Upcoming Meetings: Overnight Parking on the East Side

How will it work? How do I get a permit? Can my street opt out?

Leo Perrotta, City Parking Administrator, will explain the new policies on the following dates:

Tuesday 5 June, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Books on the Square, 471 Angell Street at Elmgrove
Hosted by the Neighborhood Discussion Group at Books on the Square
(Their next regular meeting is at 7 p.m.,Wednesday 27 June)

Thursday 7 June at 6:30 p.m.
First Unitarian Church, 1 Benevolent Street at Benefit
Hosted by the College Hill Neighborhood Association

Tuesday 19 June at 7 p.m.
Summit Commons, 99 Hillside Avenue
(near the end of Blackstone Boulevard, between Hope & North Main Streets)
Hosted by the Summit Neighborhood Association

Public update on sewer construction

Representatives from the Narragansett Bay Commission and its contractors gave neighborhood residents a progress report May 23 on the extensive sewer construction project.

Program manager Joe Pratt and other officials spoke to about 15 to 20 participants in an open forum arranged by SNA at the Rochambeau Library, which stayed open specifically for the 6 p.m. meeting.


SNA at the Hope Street Festival

The SNA had an information table at the Hope Street Festival Saturday, May 19. Here one of the music groups, the Extraordinary Rendition Band, entertains while neighborhood children dance. The SNA heard neighbors’ complaints, accepted volunteers for several projects and made new friends.

Two major coming events are the the Lippitt Park music festival in August and the centralized yard sale in September.

SNA table at Hope St Festival

The Rhode Island Historical Society presents: The Transit of Venus

In June of 2012, don’t miss the truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe the Transit of Venus; it won’t happen again until 2117! First on Sunday, June 3rd, learn more about the 1769 Transit on a walking tour of Providence’s East Side, exploring the very site where the Transit was observed almost 250 years ago.  Then, on Tuesday, June 5th, join us at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Roger Williams Park to view the Transit via a live telecast!  Eclipse glasses will be provided. For more information or to practice viewing the transit, please visit the Events page at