A sampling of images from OV Fest: Dia de Nuestro Rio. Photos by Steve Ide/ONE|NB
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Hundreds of residents from the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence turned out on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, to hear more than a half-dozen performers, enjoy food from local food trucks, canoe the Woonasquatucket River, and just generally have fun at Riverside Park.
OV Fest: Dia de Nuestro Rio took place for the first time since 2019. The event was sponsored by ONE Neighborhood Builders and the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council and featured live music on two stages, tons of information from local and statewide organizations, and activities for children.
Musicians varied from the bachata music of Kevin El Prodigio, to Boston-based artist Shaney Poo, the event emcee Slitty™, the alt-funk band Grizzlies, spoken word artist Baub Bidon, the dynamic songwriter and singer from Providence Aura Moreno, Mickey All-Star Latin Band, and the dynamic Providence singer from the Dominican Republic EhShawnee, who danced with the crowd and closed out the show.
Some of the organizations participating and offering information at the event included: HOMES RI, Housing Network of RI, Building Futures, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, Providence Community Health Centers, What Cheer Flower Farm, Biz Bodega, Renaissance Adult Day Health Care Center, Providence Planning Department, Olneyville Neighborhood Association, The Steel Yard, the Manton Avenue Project, Stop the Wait RI, Federal Hill House, Point 32 Health, the Providence Police Department, the Rhode Island Department of Health, Indigo Bethea Family Child Care, the Rhode Island State Police, the City of Providence Healthy Communities Office, City of Providence Office of Sustainability, and RI Smiles.
The event was also sponsored by Tufts Health Plan, a Point32 Company.