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.
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Lower Broad Street
Sat. June 15, 2024 • 11am-1pm
Sat. June 22 • 11am-1pm
Wed. July 16 • 5:30-7pm
Sat. July 27 • 11am-1pm
Aug. 1 • 5:30-7pm
Aug. 15 • Chimi Tour • 5:30-7:30pm

Upper Broad Street
Wed. July 10 • 1:30-2:30pm
Aug. 12 • 5:30-7pm
Aug. 26 • 5:30-7pm

Dexter Street, Central Falls Tour
Aug. 10 • 11am-1pm (Central Falls)

NOTE: We will be walking on busy sidewalks and crossing a highway overpass. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Lower Broad Street begins on Miller Ave. adjacent to the Roger Williams Park on Broad Street, and will take us to Thurbers Ave.

Upper Broad Street starts at the intersection of Broad St. & Elmwood Ave., at the top of Grace Church Cemetery and the Southside Cultural Center, and leads down to Public Street.
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Read about our Chimi Truck Barrio Tour in the Providence Journal. (Photo Kris Craig, Providence Journal)
Lower Broad Street | 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. Ample street parking is available on Miller Street or Broad Street, and also next to the tennis courts, just inside the park entrance.

Upper Broad Street | Meet at the Southside Cultural Center, 393 Broad Street, in the back parking lot.

We will be returning to both sites at the end of the tour. The tours last between 1.5 to 2 hours.
NOTE: We need at least eight (8) people registered to hold each tour.


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.
The Museo del Barrio has been made possible in part by these funders:
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