Barrio Tours | La Calle Broa'

Summer | Fall 2024

Learn about the history of Broad Street, dating back to the 1700s, and its transformation in the 1960s, when Latinos began to settle, rebuild, and make La Broa' what it is today.

NOTE: We will be walking on busy sidewalks and crossing a highway overpass. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
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Sat. May 4, 2024 • 11am-1pm - Same weekend as Jane's Walk Rhode Island
Meet 15 minutes before the scheduled start time in the grass area of the Roger Williams Park @Broad Street entrance. The address you can use to search is 1232 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02905, and the location where we will be meeting is across Broad Street. The tours last between 1.5 to 2 hours.

Ample street parking is available on Miller Street or Broad Street, and also next to the tennis courts, just inside the park entrance.
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Read about our Chimi Truck Barrio Tour in the Providence Journal. (Photo Kris Craig, Providence Journal)
NOTE: We need at least eight (8) people registered to hold each tour.

NO RAIN DATES

Bicycle Enthusiasts: You can also ride your bike, try out the new Urban Trail on Broad Street and join the Museo del Barrio | Art on La Calle Broa' at 5pm at Mills Coffee parking lot on 1058 Broad Street. Enjoy a drumming circle and learn bachata moves. Have dinner at one of the many Chimi Trucks parked on Broad Street.

If you choose to drive, there is ample parking on Miller Street and also on Broad Street, in front of the park. We will return to this area at the end of the tour.

🚶🏽‍♀️ ➤ Past Tours | 2021

Sun. June 18 • 11am-1pm - This is a walking tour, but you can also bring your bicycle and ride along.

Thu. July 20 • 5:30-7pm - This tour is part of Museo del Barrio | PVD 2023. We will end at the Broad Street Gateway Center.

Thu. Aug. 10 | Rescheduled to Thu. August 31 • 5:30-7:30pm - During this tour, you will learn the story of the Chimi trucks that line Broad Street in the evening. Be prepared to purchase from one or more of the many trucks out that night.

Wed. Sept. 6 • 5:30-6:30pm - At the end of this tour, we will wind down with an informal Bachata session.

Wed. Oct. 10 • 5:30-7pm - This tour will focus on first-person oral histories found in the book Nuestras Raíces, which have inspired the play to be performed at Trinity Repertory in January 2024.

Thu. Oct. 26 | Rescheduled to Thu. Oct. 29 • 11am-12:30pm - This tour will focus on first-person oral histories found in the book Nuestras Raíces, which have inspired the play to be performed at Trinity Repertory in January 2024.
The Museo del Barrio has been made possible in part by these funders:
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