Living in Rhode Island

About Providence and Rhode Island

Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital are located in Providence, the capital of the state of Rhode Island. Although the smallest state in the US, Rhode Island has 400 miles of coastline and is often referred to as the Ocean State. Rhode Island is situated in the heart of New England allowing easy access to neighboring states. As such, people come from all over to visit the state. Providence is a “minority majority” city because of its diverse population. The state also serves as an active refugee resettlement site bringing in people from all over the world. As a result, the state celebrates a rich cultural history with festivals and a variety of restaurants to choose from. Combined with all the outdoor activities you could imagine, Rhode Island is a fun place to be!


Food Choices

  • On the Water

    • Surfing

    • Kayaking

    • Sailing

    • Scuba diving

  • On Land

    • Hiking

    • Biking

    • Apple/strawberry picking

    • Ice Skating at the Bank of American Center in Kennedy Plaza

    • Sports: Providence Bruins, PawSox, Brown Bears, Providence Fryers

  • Rhode Island Traditions

    • Waterfire

    • Quahogging

    • Farmer’s Markets

    • Jack O Lantern Festivals

    • Providence Boat Show

  • Weekend Getaways

    • Newport

    • Block Island

    • Martha’s Vineyard

    • Cape Cod

  • Arts and Culture

    • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum

    • Providence Flea

    • Providence Performing Arts Center

    • Slater Mill

    • Festivals: Newport Winter Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Newport Jazz Festival

    • Avon Cinema (Indie Theater on Thayer)

  • International

    • Apsara (Cambodian/Chinese)

    • Kabob and Curry (Indian)

    • Jahunger (Uyghur)

    • Andreas (Greek)

    • Los Andes (Bolivian/Peruvian)

    • Bocado (Tapas)

    • East Side Pockets (Middle Eastern)

    • Ken’s Ramen  (Japanese)

    • Soban (Korean)

    • Faust Hofbrauhaus (German)

    • Chez Pascal (French)

    • Tallulah’s Taqueria (Mexican)

    • Red Ginger (Chinese)

    • Ran Zan Restaurant (Japanese)

    • Pho Horn (Vietnamese)

  • Seafood

    • Garde De La Mer

    • Matunuck Oyster Bar

    • Hemenway’s

    • Providence Oyster Bar

  • American

    • Gracie’s

    • Birch

    • Mill’s Tavern

    • XO Café

    • Local 121

  • Italian

    • Siena

    • Al Forno

    • Venda Ravioli

    • Bacaro

    • Pane E Vino

    • Zooma

  • Brunch

    • Duck and Bunny

    • Nick’s on Broadway

    • Kitchen

    • Cook & Brown Public House

    • Brickway on Wickenden

    • XO Cafe

    • Meeting Street Café

    • T’s Restaurant

  • Pizza

    • Fellini Pizzeria

    • Providence Coal Fired Pizza

    • Flatbread Company

    • Caserta Pizzeria

  • Burgers

    • Harry’s Bar & Burger

    • Clean Plate

    • Luxe Burger Bar

    • Better Burger Company

  • Food Trucks

    • Mama Kims Korean BBQ (Korean)

    • Plouf Plouf (French)

    • Poco Loco Taco Truck (Mexican)

    • RADISH Gourmet (American)

    • Lotus Pepper (Vietnamese)

    • Buddha Belly (Chinese)

    • O’Crepe

Art in Rhode Island

Outdoor Activities

Art life permeates every aspect of the community. The state has one of the country’s premier art programs, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Of note, the RISD art museum is one of the most revered art collections in New England and people come from all over the world to visit. The country’s greatest chefs train here as well at the culinary institute of Johnston and Wales University. Persimmon Restaurant, a local favorite, is a James Beard nominated restaurant. Oberlin was selected by Bon Appetit Magazine as the country’s 7th best restaurant. Because of the rich cultural diversity, you can try food from all over the world from Vietnam to Korea to Haiti to Italy. On weekends, you can take a trip down to Newport to marvel at the beautiful architecture of the mansions or visit Thames Glass for your chance at glassblowing. Every year, travelling Broadway comes through Providence performing at the Providence Performing Arts Theater featuring such musical favorites as Wicked, Evita, Phantom of the Opera and the Book of Mormon. So on your time off, you will have plenty of activities to engage in!

Given the beautiful landscapes and access to the beach, Rhode Islanders spend a lot of time outside. For those who are interested in sailing, you can take lessons on the weekend. Or you can head out to Newport and hop on a boat for a ride around the harbor. The East Bay Bike Path winds around the Narragansett Bay offering bikers a beautiful view of the state. Those interested in fishing can fish along the rivers in the state or take a boat out into the ocean. Travel further south and you will see people surfing along the beaches or scuba diving. Interested in kayaking? Grab a paddle and push off from Providence and make your way down the coast. Further north, you can participate in strawberry picking in early summer and apple picking in the fall.

Contact Us


Mailing Address

Clinic Address

Important Links

Program Coordinators

Dennisse Reyes

(401) 444-6072

Deb Pratas

(401) 444-8805

Chief Residents 2018-2019

Jessica Daley, MD

Marie L. Carillo, MD

Program Director

Patricia Poitevien, MD

Associate Program Directors

Jeffrey Riese, MD

Robin Kremsdorf, MD

Diversity Officer

Sabina Holland, MD

Hasbro Children's Hospital

Brown University Pediatric Residency Program

593 Eddy Street

Providence, RI 02903

Hasbro Children’s Hospital Pediatric Primary Care

593 Eddy Street

Lower Level

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-444-4471

Fax: 401-444-3870

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