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Simply New England – Marching Into Spring

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On this episode of Simply New England, we’re marching into Spring with a visit to the Roger Williams Park Zoo to meet some hanging sloths. Learn how to make a classic French dish with Chef Nick Rabar. Find out how tufting & ice cream are coming together. Visit the only Parrot rescue in Rhode Island, and get moving with the newly re-branded Newport Contemporary Ballet as they rehearse for their Spring season.


Tuft & Taiyaki | Rhode Island’s Rug Tufting Workshop

Tuft & Taiyaki is a creative workshop that combines the art of tufting with the indulgence of ice cream. Held inside Helado Taiyaki, a cozy ice cream shop, this 3 hour class teaches attendees the skills needed to create their own tufted projects, all while enjoying refreshing treats. All materials and equipment are provided, making it an all-inclusive experience for anyone looking to learn the art of tufting. Click here for video. 

Newport Contemporary Ballet

Newport Contemporary Ballet (NCB) is a non-profit, professional, contemporary ballet company with a long history of enriching the cultural fabric of communities throughout Rhode Island, the region, and the world. The company creates and presents, relevant, visceral, and engaging dance works by a diverse group of the worlds’ leading choreographers and collaborating artists. Click here for video. 

Who’s At the Zoo? | Meet Fiona & Bean!

In 1872, Roger Williams Park Zoo, the country’s third oldest Zoo, opened its doors to the public with a collection of small animal exhibits within the newly formed Roger Williams Park in the heart of Providence. Get up close and personal with Mom Sloth Fiona and her baby Bean. Learn what they’re favorite foods are, why they’re always hanging around, and how they’ve evolved through the decades. Click here for video. 

Rhode Island Parrot Rescue

Rhode Island Parrot Rescue is the only non-profit rescue in Rhode Island to focus exclusively on rescuing, rescuing, rehabilitating, and placing exotic birds into qualified homes. The RI Parrot Rescue educates the public about exotic birds, and provide all adoption applicants with the education and knowledge needed to assure they provide their new feathered companions the best care, diet, and enrichment. Click here for video. 

Keep On Cookin’ | Steak Tips au Poivre

Nick Rabar shows you how to make one of his all-time favorite dishes Sirloin Tips au Poivre. The classic French dish is always almost made the same way, but in Nick’s version he uses sirloin tips which are an inexpensive alternate cut. Click here for video.