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New Life Church – Smithfield Campus

Awakening Leadership Center is situated on 40 pristine acres with state of the art facilities specifically designed to train young leaders in the practical side of ministry.

We’re just a 15 minutes drive from downtown Providence with shopping, coffee, restaurants, Brown University and “College Hill”, parks, and more.


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Providence – “the Creative Capital” – is highly regarded for its thriving art scene. Providence combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, outstanding hotels, great shopping, a renowned restaurant scene and so many things to do, Providence is the perfect place to visit.


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Newport, RI
Newport, RI

Newport, RI


Newport is home to many beaches both public and private. The largest public beach, Easton’s beach, or First Beach, has a view of the famed Cliff Walk. The International Tennis Hall of Fame is also located in Newport. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions, it is the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and a major United States Navy training center.






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Boston, MA
Boston, MA

The City of Boston hosts over 12 million annual visitors from across the country and around the globe. This vibrant, thriving city is renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, champion sports franchises, as well as its place at the very forefront of American history. Boston offers world-class dining and shopping options as well as local, artisan, and ethnic favorites. There are also excellent museums, sports arenas, markets and parks.






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Providence Place Mall

Providence Place is the ideal venue for shopping excursions with more than 170 stores, 8 restaurants, and entertainment venues, you’ll find something for every taste and style. This shopping, dining and entertainment destination is the centerpiece of a downtown Providence renaissance. The impressive line-up of retailers includes Nordstrom, The Apple Store, The Cheesecake Factory, Sephora, J. Jill, Zumiez, Express, Aldos, Dave & Buster’s and National Amusements IMAX Theatre. With its stunning architecture, a downtown location, a lively streetscape and carpeted floors, Providence Place provides a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
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Wickenden Street | Providence

Wickenden has numerous independent shops, art galleries, a farmer’s market, and restaurants that are popular among local artists, professors and students.
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Historic Federal Hill | Providence

Sip a strong espresso at an outdoor cafe, grab a quick pizza for lunch or dine in style at a gourmet Italian restaurant in this historic section of the city, also know as Little Italy. You’ll know you have arrived by the huge arched gateway, with a bronzed pine cone, which marks the entry to the neighborhood. Come enjoy more than 30 restaurants, shops and galleries.






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RISD Museum

RI School of Design Museum

This innovative and internationally renowned museum showcases more than 80,000 works of art from Paul Revere’s silver and caricatures of 18th century Europe, to French Impressionists and the avant-garde works of recent alumni.

Providence Performing Arts Center

The Providence Performing Arts Center is the second largest theatre of its kind in New England. It is a 3,100-seat, world class venue located in the heart of Providence’s arts and entertainment district. PPAC features all types of performances. It is now a world-class facility hosting first-class Broadway touring shows, plays, contemporary acts, concerts, and much more. The beauty of the Theatre combined with the excellence of the productions makes every event at the Providence Performing Arts Center a work of art!
Avon Theatre

Avon Cinema

The Avon Cinema is an Art Deco Theatre opened on the East Side of Providence, near Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, since February, 1938. The theater primarily screens independent and foreign films.