One Richmond Square, Providence, RI 02906
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The building where the workshop is held has a golden pegasus on the roof on the top of a small domed tower which is visible from quite a distance. There is plenty of free and secure outdoor parking for folks who are driving.
NOTE: The building has three entrances (and some emergency exit doors that don’t open from the outside). The main entrance is on the south side of the building, but you can enter through any door and look for signs to the lobby.
The main entrance looks like this:
Here it is again from a distance:
Once you’re inside the building, follow signs to the lobby. If you see the cafe and elevators, the lobby is right around the corner.
Here's the front desk in the lobby:
The workshop will be held in the glass conference room to the right of the lobby front desk. There is usually a receptionist (Paulina) but sometimes she’s off helping someone. In the unlikely event that you don’t see anyone, please feel free to let yourself into the conference room and make yourself comfortable.
Here's the conference room from the outside:
NOTE: There are bathrooms next to the conference room and to the left of the elevators.
TF Green Airport—Green is probably the best airport to fly into for most people (airport code PVD). It’s about 15 minutes from the workshop location, traffic is usually not too bad into the city (i.e., Providence), and it’s reasonably well organized.
There are almost always several yellow cabs lined up and available right outside of baggage claim. Or you can get an Uber or Lyft if you prefer.
NOTE: The airport code is PVD and all their language indicates that the airport is in Providence, RI but it’s actually in the city of Warwick, RI. No big deal, but sometimes this confuses people.
Logan International Airport—If you can’t get the flights you want into Green, Logan is a reasonable second choice (airport code BOS). It’s in Boston, which is about an hour drive from Providence depending on traffic, which can as much as double the drive time. A taxi from Boston to Providence will probably cost about $200.
If you want to take the train from Boston to Providence, first take a cab from Logan airport to South Station train station and there will be plenty of options/times.
NOTE: If you’re getting in late at night, be sure to check the Amtrak schedule in advance… I think the last train from Boston to Providence is around 11pm.
Amtrak/Acela—If you’re coming from anywhere on the Northeast corridor (e.g., Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston), Amtrak might be your best bet.
The workshop location is a 5-10 minute drive from the Providence Amtrak station (depending on traffic). There are typically cabs lined up outside the station or you can get an Uber or Lyft.
Uber and Lyft both operate in RI (as do Byrd scooters, Jump bikes, Zipcar and others). Getting a normal yellow cab from Green airport or the Providence Amtrak station is usually pretty easy, but otherwise traditional cab transport is a bit unreliable and sparse.
In the unlikely event that your driver doesn’t have GPS, tell them this:
“It’s on the East Side at the end of Pitman street off of Gano, just past the big Salvation Army building.”
IMPORTANT NOTE: The “East Side” of Providence IS NOT the same thing as “East Providence”. The workshop is on the East Side, NOT in East Providence.
If these directions don’t help, here are a few nearby landmarks that your driver might know:
If you want a town car service, I can recommend AOT Global (formerly All Occasion Transportation). They are incredibly courteous and reliable, and are especially good for early morning trips to the airport. I haven’t needed to use them in a couple years, but IIRC a ride to/from Green airport to Providence is about $100.
LINK TO AOT GLOBAL (TOWN CAR SERVICE)
There are many excellent hotel options in Providence. A room in a downtown hotel should start at around $200 and probably could go as high as $500. Less pricey hotel options are available near Green airport.
LINK TO PROVIDENCE HOTELS ON TRIP ADVISOR
You can probably find an Airbnb within a five minute car ride of the workshop for well under $100.
LINK TO AIRBNB FOR PROVIDENCE AREA
NOTE: There are no hotels walking distance to the workshop, but there are tons of options within a 5-10 minute car ride.
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