2018 U.S. Gondola Nationals in Providence on LIVE

Friday, November 09, 2018

 

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Marcello Haynes, Providence Kayak

The U.S. Gondola Nationals is a yearly event held in a city with a robust gondola operation.

This year, Rhode Island's own Providence River was selected to serve as the home base for Gondoliers from as far away as the California coast to compete in multiple races including single and tandem distance, sprint, and slalom events.  

Marcello Haynes, owner, and president of La Gondola in Providence joined GoLocal LIVE’s Chelsea Guay to discuss this weekend's events as well as the positive effect an event like this will have on the city overall. 

"Teams come from California, Boston, and even Minnesota. There will be many points along the river for watching the races, with the distance event running between the Crawford Street and Point Street bridges" Marcello explained. "Additionally, a gondola will be available during the day both Saturday and Sunday for free gondola trips, with any donations made going to the U.S. Gondola Nationals, a nonprofit devoted to promoting and advancing the Venetian style of rowing in America." 

Head down to Providence this weekend and cheer on the rowers from the Rhode Island team, or those from your area, as they row for gold at the 2018 USGN!

For more information and event schedules, click here.
 

 

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November 9

Daily Show's Paul Mecurio at Comedy Connection 

Mecurio, a Providence native, is an Emmy & Peabody Award winner for "The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart."

He has made multiple appearances on “The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert” and works on the show as well. Mecurio currently has a one-man show on Broadway, “Paul Mecurio’s Permission to Speak,” which has met with rave reviews and sell-out crowds.

The event goes from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

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November 9

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Co. Pint Night

Head down to the Malted Barley to try some tasty brews from Alltech! Reps will be here passing out samples and handing out awesome swag if you buy a pint!

The event goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

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November 9

Rhode Island World War I Film Festival at Varnum Memorial Armory

Films that will be shown include “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero,” “Hello Girls,” “The Millionaires Unit,” “Pershing’s Path to Glory” and more.

The event goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

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November 9

Unravel at Coastal Contemporary Gallery

Original plans and visions, with the assistance of the universe re-routing Coastal Contemporary Gallery towards chance and connectivity, brought us to our November exhibition, UNRAVEL.

This exquisite collaboration features designer and stylist Leslie Grant, designer and painter Taleen Batalian, painter Rebecca Stern, fashion photographer Rob Van Petten and musician and composer Sam Hollister of Aurora Collaborative, with cellist Maia Ashley and harpist Sarah Smith.

The gallery is open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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November 10

WaterFire Salute to Veterans 

WaterFire Providence is hosting its sixth annual Salute to Veterans.

“The sixth Annual WaterFire Salute to Veterans is a full WaterFire lighting solely devoted to saluting and honoring our veterans, officers, currently enlisted members of the armed forces and their families in the region’s largest celebration of veterans of its kind,” said WaterFire in their press release.

The Salute to Veterans will take place on Saturday, November 10 with fires being lit at approximately 5:30 p.m.

This is the final full lighting of the season.

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November 10

U.S. Gondola Nationals at La Gondola

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The event goes from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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November 10

URI Football vs James Madison at Meade Stadium

The URI Rams football team plays their final home game of the season on Saturday when they host James Madison at Meade Stadium on the URI Campus. 

A URI win would clinch the program's first winning record in 17 seasons. 

Game time is set for 2 p.m. 

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November 11

Pawtucket’s Gallery 175 "Allusions" Exhibit 

Gallery 175 introduced its newest exhibit titled "Allusions" earlier this week. 

The exhibit will feature three artists including Sasja Lucas, Karen Rand Anderson, and Tracey Maroni. 

“On exhibit will be the paintings of three artists whose abstract images allude to a source of inspiration from the natural or built environments,” said Gallery 175 in their press release. 

The exhibit will run through December 28, with an artists reception on November 18 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

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November 11

Festival Ballet's "Up Close on Hope" at Festival Ballet Providence

Experience dance up close at Festival Ballet’s signature Black Box Theatre series. This mixed repertory program includes a wide range of choreography from established and emerging choreographers. It’s a dance experience unlike any other with a perspective and impact that continues to thrill audiences each season. 

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November 11

East Greenwich Veterans Day Parade 

The East Greenwich Veterans Day Parade steps off at 1 p.m. at Academy Field and goes to First Avenue where a wreath laying will take place.

 
 

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