Dec 2010

This Weekend: NBX Bike Races And First Fridays

NBX Grand Prix of ‘Cross Race Weekend

Saturday & Sunday December 4th & 5th!

A great weekend of Cyclocross racing at Goddard Park awaits the loudest fans and many of the top ‘Cross specialists in the US. The NBX/Narragansett Beer Racing Team is hosting this annual race weekend, which features the final two races of the Verge NE Cyclocross Championship Series. Sunday’s race is also the RI State Championship. Bring your cowbell and come out to support all the racers!

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Join NBX and Narragansett beer in supporting these great local cycling events!

HISTORY AND HOLIDAY: Art in the Age Examines The Origins of Winter Traditions
Exhibition Dates: December 3rd – January 31st
Opening First Friday: December 3rd, 6pm-8pm


1 : an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (as a religious practice or a social custom) b : a belief or story or a body of beliefs or stories relating to the past that are commonly accepted as historical though not verifiable

2 : the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction

The melting pot of ethnic backgrounds in the United States has resulted in a rich tapestry of Old and New World holiday customs, with many of our most well known and unique winter traditions traceable to Pennsylvania German immigrants.  During the months of December and January, AITA will shed light on the origin of some of our most beloved winter traditions, focusing on the Pennsylvania German influence that carries through to many of our current holiday celebrations.

Friends of Art in the Age, including The Reverend Michael Alan, Beth Beverly, and Shane Candy will join us to help demonstrate some of these classic traditions, such as: ginger snap cookies, candy making, Moravian stars and ornaments, Santa Claus (Beltznickel), and the Christmas tree.