SNA’s annual Fall Cookoff will take place on Wednesday October 30th at 6pm at Seven Stars on Hope Street! This year’s ingredient is PEAR. Yes, PEAR!
We’re pleased to announce the results of our Lippitt Park Little Free Library Art Contest. The winner is Xander Guilhardi, age 7! His winning work is shown above and will be featured on the new Little Free Library in the Lippitt Park playground, sponsored by the Friends of Rochambeau Library. He will also receive the first prize of a $25 art supply gift certificate. Kelsey Corrigan, age 10, won second prize of a $15 art supply gift certificate, and Maria, age 11, won third prize of a $10 art supply gift certificate. The judging was challenging with so many excellent entries from which to choose. Thank you to all who entered! And big thanks to local business Jerry’s Artarama at 653 North Main Street for donating the gift certificates to us!
SNA is pleased to help bring neighbors outdoor family movie nights in Lippitt Park! These were a big success last year, and we’re excited that they’ll be back — and the first is this week: Wednesday, July 17th, at 7pm! The second is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st.
Here’s a description from our friends at the Providence Children’s Film Festival and Cricket Cinema:
“I screen… You screen… We ALL screen to watch breathtaking films in a beautiful Providence Park! The Providence Children’s Film Festival and the Cricket Cinema are delighted to partner up once again with the Summit Neighborhood Association and Hope Street Merchants Association to present two screenings under the stars in Lippitt Park this summer. On Wednesday, July 17th an award winning reel of short films titled BODIES IN MOTION (synopsis below) will return from it’s premiere last February at the festival. Popcorn will be poppin’ and feet will be stompin’ for this show beginning just after the sun sets in the west. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and claim your spot on the lawn. The event is free and all ages are welcome!
BODIES IN MOTION: People express so much through their body language. Sometimes it’s planned like a dance, other times it’s a spontaneous reaction to an environment, or a protest to an injustice done. Be warned that after watching these films you might be inspired to “speak” a different body language. This reel includes a dance done completely underwater, a girl determined to be taught the art of wire walking, and a sloth that should never order ice cream again! (In English or no dialogue / 2016-2018 / 80 min / recommended for all ages)
This screening would not be possible without the generous support of the 2019 Eat Play Learn Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative presented by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Providence Art Culture Tourism, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Partnership for Providence Parks, with support from the Office of Economic Opportunity Youth Advanced Summer Internship Team.
Location: Lippitt Memorial Park – 1015 Hope St, Providence, RI
Follow PCFF and/or SNA on Facebook for last minute changes due to weather conditions.”
We had a lot of fun at our tent at the Hope Street Block Party this past weekend, where we offered artists of all ages the chance to create a “quilt” square! Click here if you missed your chance to become a member and support neighborhood events, programs, and projects big and small — such as this weekend’s free art activity!
On Monday, April 29th, Summit Neighborhood Association held its annual membership meeting at the Highlands on the East Side. Roughly 45 neighbors attended and enjoyed refreshments from Rhode Island’s own Foolproof Beer, Diamond Hill Winery, and My Daddy’s Pizza.
SNA President Ethan Gyles reviewed the past year’s activities and shared SNA’s plans for projects, events, and programs for the coming year. Audience members each had the chance to review a list of ideas and return a checklist to indicate whether they were interested in leading or volunteering for one or more of them, along with suggestions for additional ideas.
One of the main events of the meeting was the election of the Board of Directors and its officers for the coming year. The officers are Ethan Gyles, President; Thomas Schmeling, Vice-President, Britt Page, Treasurer, Laura Ramsey, Secretary; Erik Christiansen, Newsletter Secretary. Returning Board members are Anneliese Greenier, Anna Highsmith, Read Porter, and Sharon Lee Waldman. New Board members are Ariel Pittner, Torin Mathieu, Zachary Barnes, and Christopher Lowe.
We heard from our first-term State Representative Rebecca Kislak. She updated us on current issues and outlined her legislative agenda, then engaged in Q&A with the audience.
The Sheila Perlow Award was presented to Greg Gerritt for his long and dedicated work on behalf of the environment and on issues of social and economic justice. Greg is a longtime Summit resident who has continually showed a strong spirit of civic engagement and volunteerism. The award is named for Sheila Perlow, a long-time Summit Neighborhood Association board member, dedicated community volunteer, vibrant personality, and kind friend to many.
Thanks to The Highlands on the East Side for hosting us!
The Highlands Assisted Living at 101 Highland Avenue are hosting a silent auction fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Assocaition on June 21. The Highlands have generously allowed SNA the use of their dining room space for our Annual Meetings for years now, and we’re pleased to share this worthy event.
We’re sharing a message from Miriam Hospital below. This is a good one to take note of, because seeing decontamination tents and such could be alarming if one wasn’t aware it was a drill:
“As part of our mission, delivering health with care, we frequently hold drills for emergency preparedness. On May 8,  The Miriam Hospital will conduct a drill for hazardous exposures. Neighbors will see activity around the hospital including the installation of our hazardous decontamination tents and more. Security will be onsite to assist with traffic or any other issues as they arise. Please do not be alarmed when you see this activity next week. You can call the Neighborhood Hotline at any time at 401.793.4040.”
Come join your friends and neighbors on Saturday April 27th from 9-11am to clean up our neighborhood! (Facebook Event here). This includes all of the Ward 3 neighborhoods: Mount Hope, Summit, and Observatory. We’ll be targeting the parks, some of the main streets in our community, and the MLK Elementary school grounds. We are gathering in Billy Taylor Park on the corner of Cypress and Camp St and then will spread out to make our neighborhood sparkle. Rain date is May 4th. This is in conjunction with the city-wide Earth Day cleanup program.
We will supply bags and gloves. If you have a favorite pair, please bring them and cut down on waste. We request you provide your own water to stay hydrated.
Make new friends, be a part of a worldwide movement, make a difference.
Co-hosted with the Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, Observatory Neighborhood Association, the MLK Elementary PTO, City Councilor Nirva LaFortune and the Ward 3 Democratic Committee.