It’s New Year’s Eve, and though there is no city-wide celebration in Providence this year, there are still plenty of ways to ring in the New Year in the state’s capital.
Providence’s ample restaurants and nightclubs have you covered if you want your standard New Year’s fete. For something a little different head over to performance space AS220 for a night full of live comedy. For the more adventurous find out what the “Psycho-magical beach party” is at the Providence community space and nightclub Aurora.
As the city of Newport rings in the New Year, it’s also culminating a yearlong celebration of Newport’s 375th anniversary.
The city-by-the sea has been marking the milestone with lectures, readings, and concerts. Organizer Steve Waluk said it’s provided residents an opportunity to reflect on the city’s history. “I think that people who have lived in Newport for generations can appreciate the various impacts that the community’s had on Rhode Island history and U.S. history really,” said Waluk.
State Police say they’ll be beefing up patrols during the upcoming New Year’s holiday. State Police Colonel Steven O’Donnell is urging motorists not to drink and drive.
State Police say they’ll use state Department of Transportation money to add extra patrols around the New Year’s holiday. Troopers will be raising enforcement for speeding, driving while impaired, aggressive driving, and texting while driving, among other offenses.