May 6-8

Explore Providence neighborhoods on foot during Jane’s Walk, a global weekend festival on May 6-8, inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs. These interactive walks are led by local residents and community activists who share stories that get people thinking, talking, and connecting with each other. Jane’s Walks are free, and anyone can participate! Wear comfortable shoes, meet your tour leader in the designated meeting spot, and get ready for a lively discussion.

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Summer and Fall 2021

Providence Waterways is a multimedia, collaborative, storytelling project. Through a combination of online and onsite experiences, we invite you to immerse yourself in place-based stories, sounds, and events that explore Providence’s water.

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About Us

Doors Open RI connects people to local places of cultural, historical and architectural significance in an effort to bridge communities and inspire new perspectives on our cities.  In partnership with a multitude of cultural and community organizations, Doors Open RI provides behind-the-scenes access to Rhode Island’s best-kept secrets through innovative and fun programs, tours and festivals.

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We believe that through welcoming the public inside the gems at the heart of our communities, we can strengthen the connections between people and the places around them. In this sense, we aim to transform our residents into advocates for our built environment and ambassadors for Rhode Island.

We can’t do this alone. While our biannual festival and many of our other programs are free for visitors, they aren’t free to organize. Your contributions will pay for programmatic and organizational necessities such as our program series and supplies, event guides, signage, marketing and staffing. Your support is the key to making Doors Open Rhode Island a reality.



Unless otherwise noted all photography provided by Design Imaging Studios.