Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Join the Conversation!

Providence Children’s Museum is hosting two community conversations this fall to bring people together to talk about some of the issues affecting children’s opportunities for unstructured, self-directed play. The conversations are free and open to the public.

Making Places for Play
Thursday, November 5 • 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Join a discussion about how to build community, engage families and inspire child-directed play through placemaking. Hear from local people who have strengthened their communities by creating playgrounds, parks and gardens – including representatives from Brown Street Park in Providence, the Children’s Garden Network, Learning Community Charter School in Central Falls, and Ponaganset Middle School in North Scituate – and share your ideas.

Building Community
Wednesday, December 2 • 7:00 - 8:30 PM
By fostering strong communities, together we can give children more freedom to play. Hear from individuals who have built and sustained community in their neighborhoods and beyond – by organizing a neighborhood block party in Barrington, community events and gardens through Southside Community Land Trust in Providence, and monthly hikes with Rhode Island Families in Nature – and share your thoughts and strategies.

The conversations will be held at
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street • Providence, RI 02903

Please join us! RSVP to Megan Fischer at
These conversations were inspired by discussion topics on the Museum's listserv, “PlayWatch: Connecting the Community to Promote Children’s Play.” To read the PlayWatch archives or to join the list, visit

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