Hope Street Spring Block Party 2014

The Hope Street Spring Block Party will take place on SATURDAY MAY 31st, 12-6pm.

Hope Street will be closed off from Rochambeau to 5th Street and the street will be filled with great bands, a beer garden, gourmet food trucks, community vendors, the very first Hope Street fashion show, hay rides, Big Nazo, street painting, side walk sales, and lots more. Many businesses are involved in this event.

You will also find more detailed information on the HSMA website.

Please check out the FaceBook Block Party event page and invite friends and family to join!



Update on plans to pave local streets

Here is the Summit neighborhood portion of the city’s comprehensive paving map, which includes the streets that the Narragansett Bay Commission is responsible for. Those marked in black are the NBC’s domain, those in dark purple are to be done by the city between the summer of 2014 and the spring of 2015. The map is provided by NBC’s Public Affairs Manager Jamie R. Samons, who says, “If it’s a street that the NBC is doing work on, then we’ll pave it.”

In the Combined Sewer Overflow project schedule on NBC’s website, “Reconstruction and curb-to-curb repaving of all affected street and sidewalks,” includes “Cemetery Street, Nashua Street, Frost Street, Collyer Street, Concord Street, Matilda Street, White Street, stubs to Colonial, Dexterdale, Edgehill, Stenton, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Chace, Hillside” to be completed by the fall of 2014.

Samons adds, “Starting next week, neighbors will see resetting curb and construction inverts in the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th street areas. There will be no road closures until the contractor resumes drain construction early April.”

City of Providence Paving Map - Small

Cranberries bring out crowd at annual cook-off competition and party

Participants sample cranberry-based treats at Stock Culinary Goods on Hope Street during SNA's third annual cook-off.

About 40 people braved a beautiful night Oct. 29 for SNA’s third annual cook-off competition and neighborhood party.

Contrary to the last two years, there was no pouring rain or driving snow at the event, which was held in Stock Culinary Goods on Hope Street.

Cranberries were the unifying ingredient. There were seven entries judged by a panel of local experts, plus a People’s Choice and Halloween costume awards voted on by participants. In addition, there was wine tasting provided by Swan Liquors and olive oil tasting by Olive del Mondo, also Hope Street merchants.

The judges, Jan Faust Dane of Stock, Salvatore Fuccillo of Olive del Mondo and Denise Kammerer of The Sandwich Hut on North Main Street, awarded three prizes: First, to Sandy Kohring for cranberry rollup cookies, a gift certificate to Stock; Second, to Gailia Rutan for cranberry swirl cake, a certificate to Olive del Mondo; Third, to Lizzi Weinberg for cranberry coffee cake, a certificate to Swan.

The People’s Choice award, a gift certificate to Sandwich Hut, went to Anisa Raoof and her sons Dylan and Ethan Itkin for cranberry granola with yogurt. The best costume award, a certificate to Seven Stars bakery, went to three-year-old Bonnie Arrigo, dressed as an owl.

The winning recipes are below.

SNA President Dean Weinberg thanked members Sarah and Anthony Arrigo for organizing the event and encouraged everyone to trick or treat on Hope Street during business hours Thursday, Oct. 31 and to join the Hope Street Holiday Stroll Thursday, Dec. 6, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The evening ended with people lingering to finish off the competition offerings, sip wine or cider and browse the store’s wares. Plans are already afoot to determine next year’s ingredient.


Festival Ballet Providence’s Up Close On Hope Series

FBP is proud to present another installment of its popular Up Close on Hope series in its Black Box Theatre located on Hope Street (across from Seven Stars Bakery). The thrilling performances feature a mixed repertoire of new, edgy choreography as well as classical masterpieces in the intimacy of their 85-seat theatre. Audiences are blown away by the raw athleticism and emotion of the performers, so close you can hear them breathe! If you haven’t experienced Up Close on Hope before, don’t wait another minute securing your seats!


FBP Black Box Theatre
825 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
Oct. 25 (Fri.); 8:00pm
Oct. 26 (Sat.); 7:30pm
Nov. 1 (Fri.) ; 8:00pm
Nov. 2 (Sat.); 7:30pm
Nov. 8 (Fri.); 8:00pm
Nov. 9 (Sat.); 7:30pm
Tickets: $50 each

All performances include an intermission reception with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres provided by local restaurants.

For tickets, call 401-353-1129. For more information, visit our website: http://festivalballet.com/upClose_story.php

The 3rd Annual Summit Cook-Off

Announcing the 3rd Annual Summit Cook-Off event, featuring Special Guest Secret Ingredient……….CRANBERRIES!

When: Tuesday, October 29, 6:30pm

Where: Stock Culinary Goods, 756 Hope Street

How: Make a cranberry dish, dress the kid in a Halloween costume, and bring em both with you!

Come one, come all, and enter to win one of several prizes for best dishes at this year’s premier cooking competition held in your very own Summit Neighborhood!

The rules are simple: Cook a dish that utilizes the special ingredient of Cranberries and bring it down to Stock Culinary Goods (756 Hope St) on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30pm.

We will have a panel of “celebrity” judges to award prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places.  Also, everyone gets a vote toward the People’s Choice Award, as well as Best Halloween Costume for the kiddies!

Prizes are gift certificates to local Hope Street shops!

Dust off the autumn cookbook and get going on a costume for the little ones, and come enter!

See you there!

New Asphalt

A few minutes after 6 p.m. Friday, workers put the last new asphalt on Hope Street, blending it with the old and opening the way for non-bumpy travel all the way from the Pawtucket line to Rochambeau.

Hope Street Construction

This sign appeared on Hope Street at Rochambeau on Wednesday, promising two-way traffic on Thursday, July 25. However, a construction worker said they were going to pave on Friday. Whichever date is right, the Hope Street ordeal is almost over.