What’s better on a lazy Sunday than a riverside view, good company, and some great finds? I don’t know about you, but other than a Drag Brunch, I can’t think of anything that will top this. Next time you’re trying to find something to do in the city on a Sunday, make your way down to Water Street in downtown Providence and check out the newest and hottest shopping around — the Providence Flea. Maria Tocco is the brains behind the new upscale flea, handpicks each vendor so you won’t see the same wares at every tent. Many of the vendors are local artists showcasing their talents and picking up some cash. Their hard work shows in the creativity and unique pieces you’ll find at every booth.
Maude Weisser is a local artist who creates jewelry from patterns she designs then laser-cuts them into rubber. The results are awesome!! Intricate pieces that lay flat to your body and have no sharp edges to get snagged on your clothes (my pet peeve). Rubber! That’s one of my favorite substrates; next to diamonds and silks. Maybe you’re looking for something for that special one in your life? You can also find clothing with “good intentions” at Urban Dudz a socially forward organic clothing line. Plaid and Stripes, another local vendor will help give your dog or cat some style right in time for those summer walks. There’s no shortage of vintage and vintage inspired home decor, glassware, art… There’s even sea glass art and air plants! Who doesn’t need a plant they can’t kill by not watering it? The vendors rotate week to week and there are others you can count on being there regularly. You can find unique new surprises while continuing to visit with some of your faves.
Did I mention the food!? I always say in Providence you can tell how good an event is by how many food trucks show up. Well there were seven different food trucks serving anything from gourmet grilled