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Joelle Kanter ᛫ City Organizer

To lead a walk or get involved in other ways, contact Joelle Kanter at joellekanter@gmail.com

Jane’s Walk Providence

An annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations

SAVE THE DATE: May 3 — May 5, 2019
LOCATIONS ACROSS PROVIDENCE

Get to know some of Providence’s hidden treasures during Jane’s Walk, a global festival on the first weekend in May. Inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk encourages people to get out and explore their neighborhoods. Unlike typical guided tours, these free walks are led by volunteer citizen guides who share knowledge of their own communities while inspiring participants to think, talk, and connect. Providence is one of more than 200 participating cities with Jane’s Walks around the world, and that number grows every year.

As we approach the festival weekend, check back here frequently for updates. We’ll be adding tours as they become available.

INTERESTED IN LEADING A WALK?

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All Walks are FREE!  |  No Tickets Needed   |   Rain or Shine    

FRIDAY WALKS

May 3rd @ 5pm (end time 7pm)
Meeting Location: Trinity Brewhouse

SATURDAY WALKS

College Hill and the International Slave Trade

May 4th @ 10am (end time 12pm)
Meeting Location: John Brown House, corner of Power st and Brown st
May 4th @ 10am (end time 11:30am)
Meeting Location: The far pedestrian entrance to the NBG, corner of N. Main and Cemetery St.
May 4th @ 10:30am (end time 12pm)
Meeting Location: Dexter Training Ground
May 4th @ 10:30am (end time 12:30pm)
Meeting Location: Cathedral Square
May 4th @ 1:30pm (end time 2:30pm)
Meeting Location: Washington & Snow St- under the “Three Waves to Coastway” mural in the parking lot
May 4th @ 2pm (end time 3:30pm)
Meeting Location: Wanskuck Park entrance gate on Woodward Rd, opposite Beulah St and church

SUNDAY WALKS

May 5th @ 12pm (end time 1:15pm)
Meeting Location: Beneficent Congregational Church, Weybosset St.
May 5th @ 12pm (end time 2pm)
Meeting Location: Corner of Ship and Richmond Streets
May 5th @1:30pm (end time 3:00pm)
Meeting Location: Monument to Roger Williams (at the Park’s Elmwood Avenue entrance, past the Casino)
May 5th @3:00pm (end time 4:30pm)
Meeting Location: Financial Center Plaza (Westminster & Exchange)

JANE’S WALK ARCHIVE

2018

FRIDAY WALKS

May 4th @ 1pm (end time: 3pm)
Meeting Location: Corner of Brown Street and Power Street in College Hill
May 4th @ 3:15pm (end time: 4:45pm)
Meeting Location: 612 Academy Avenue (front stairs of LaSalle Academy)
May 4th @ 5pm (end time: 6:30pm)
Meeting Location: JWU Student Services Center, 274 Pine St.

SATURDAY WALKS

May 5th @ 10am (end time 11:30am)
Meeting Location: Save the Bay
May 5th @10am (end time 11:30am)
Meeting Location: Corner of Jenckes Street and Benefit Street
May 5th @10:30am (end time 12:00pm)
Meeting Location: Southside Cultural Center parking lot (entrance on Bridgham Street).
May 5th @12pm (end time 2pm)
Meeting Location: Corner of Empire and Weybosset Streets in front of Beneficent Congregational Church
May 5th @1pm (end time 2:30pm)
Meeting Location: Parkview Café, 1228 Broad St
May 5th @ 2pm (end time 3:30pm)
Meeting Location: North Burial Ground, pedestrian gate at N. Main St. & Rochambeau Ave.
May 5th @3pm (end time 4:30pm)
Meeting Location: Monument to Roger Williams (at the Park’s Elmwood Avenue entrance, past the Casino)
May 5th @ 4pm (end time 5:30pm)
Meeting Location: near/on  the Crawford Street Bridge – by Hemenways Restaurant

SUNDAY WALKS

May 6th @ 11am
Meeting Location: The Parlour: 1119 North Main formerly the Penalty Box
May 6th @ 3pm (end time 4:00pm)
Meeting Location: South Main & Wickenden streets

2018 WALKS

FRIDAY

May 4th @ 1pm (end time: 3pm)
Meeting Location: Corner of Brown Street and Power Street in College Hill
May 4th @ 3:15pm (end time: 4:45pm)
Meeting Location: 612 Academy Avenue (front stairs of LaSalle Academy)

Where 195 Used to Be

May 4th @5pm (end time: 6:30)
Meeting Location: JWU Student Services Center, 274 Pine St.

SATURDAY

Fields Point: A History of Fill, Industry, Recreation, and Infrastructure

May 5th @ 10am (end time: 11:30am)
Meeting Location: Save the Bay
May 5th @ 10am (end time: 11:30am)
Meeting Location: Corner of Jenckes Street and Benefit Street
May 5th @10:30am (end time 12:00pm)
Meeting Location: Southside Cultural Center parking lot (entrance on Bridgham Street).

Pond Street: Walk Through a Lost Neighborhood

May 5th @ 12pm (end time: 2pm)
Meeting Location: Corner of Empire and Weybosset Streets in front of Beneficent Congregational Church 
May 5th @ 1pm (end time: 2:30pm)
Meeting Location: Parkview Café, 1228 Broad St

Creative Capital: Stories from North Burial Ground

May 5th @2pm (end time: 3:30pm)
Meeting Location: North Burial Ground, pedestrian gate at N. Main St. & Rochambeau Ave.

Discovering Roger Williams Park

May 5th @ 3pm (end time: 4:30pm)
MEETING POINT: Monument to Roger Williams (at the Park’s Elmwood Avenue entrance, past the Casino)

May 5th @4pm (end time: 5:30pm)
Meeting Location: near/on  the Crawford Street Bridge – by Hemenways Restaurant 

SUNDAY

May 6th @ 11am
Meeting Location: The Parlour: 119 North Main formerly the Penalty Box
May 6th @3pm (end time: 4:00pm)
Meeting Location: South Main & Wickenden streets