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Open House Saturday!! November 3, 2018


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10a-1230p, Saturday, November 3, 2018. East Side Nursery is having their Open House come visit, meet the teacher and everyone who makes East Side Nursery School such a wonderful and special place.

ESNS Kids' Stuff Tag Sale!

Saturday, October 20th, 2017 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Rain or Shine!

372 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906


Huge Selection, Great Bargains! Children's clothes, shoes, books, toys, games, gear, furniture, maternity items and more! Proceeds from the sale will support our play-based curriculum.

Saver's FUNDrive

201 Branch Ave, Providence, RI 02904


Saturday, October 20th, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Donate items (in the name of ESNS) directly to Savers or bring your items to ESNS and we will drop them off for you!

Good, clean, and sellable items accepted, including:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Bedding and Towels
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Electical items
  • Toys and Games
  • Kitchen Items
  • Knick-Knacks
  • Sporting Goods

Savers cannot accept large furniture, mattresses, baby gear, large appliances, auto parts, building materials, cleaning products, tires, and flammable materials. For these items, Savers can provide a local reference list to promote responsible recycling.

Flatbread Benefit Night: Tuesday May 8th


Flatbread Benefit Night


Come join us at Flatbread Pizza and help support East Side Nursery School, by simply enjoying a delicious Flatbread Pizza on Tuesday May 8 between 5PM and 9PM


Silent Auction March 24th.

Our Silent Auction is March 24th. 

 The theme for this year is Enchanted Forest.

We look forward to seeing you at the wonderful event.

ESNS Spring Family Picnic

We are having our end-of-the-year family picnic on June 4 at 5:00 p.m. at Gladys Potter Park (aka Humboldt Park). Please bring a picnic dinner for your family and ESNS will supply the watermelon! This is a fun time for all families, new and old, to get together to visit and play. Please RSVP on our Facebook event page. We hope to see you there! 

Proudly Presending the 2015 ESNS Art Museum!

For the past several weeks we have been discussing art and the artists who create it. To begin with, the children learned that it is possible to make an entire drawing simply by using lines. We looked at books and samples of artwork created in this manner and then the children made their own line drawings. In addition, we explored the use of color in works of art and discussed how light and dark colors make us feel. After these discussions, the children created paintings using colors from both ends of the color spectrum. During these weeks the children also explored some of the materials used by artists to craft their masterpieces including different types of homemade paper and the tools and materials of painters and woodworkers.

We rounded off our in-depth look at art by investigating the work of several well-known artists: Georges Seurat, Mary Cassatt, and Vincent van Gogh. The children were encouraged to recreate the style of pointilism by making small-scale paintings using only dots. Next we studied the technique of mono-prints and made spectacularly colorful masterpieces. In order to paint in the impasto style of van Gogh the children were offered thickened paint and different tools to create bold, bright works of art on paper.

The resulting artwork of the past several weeks of the children of ESNS is now on display at the Community Church at 372 Wayland Ave. through Sunday, April 12. The children are quite proud of what they have created and we hope that you will enjoy our Museum.

ESNS Art Museum 2015

Paintings in the style of Mary Cassatt

Using dark colors (left)

Paintings in the style of Vincent van Gogh

Thank you for a wonderful silent auction!

What an amazing and wonderful event we had last Saturday! Thank you so much to everyone who attended and supported our silent auction this year! It was a huge success! We couldn't have done it without the tireless efforts of our dedicated parent community and the generous support of our wonderful donors. Thank you so much to each and every one of you for supporting our school, our community, and our children!

A Candid Birth

AAA Southern New England

Alayne White Spa

Arthi Sundaresh Photographer

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Bellani Maternity

Blackstone Massage Therapy Center

Blooming Blossoms

Books on the Square

Boston Bruins

Boston Red Sox

Campus Fine Wines

Carolyn Musgrave

Christine Chitnis

Circa Secondhand




Custom Cakes by Kayla

David Hazlett

Dharma Healing Center

Dust Buster Cleaning Co.

East Side Music Together

East Side Pockets

Elmwood Diner

Emerald Aromatics

Erin Hazlett

Festival Ballet

Fish Bowl


FunKtion Jewelry Designs

Garden Grille


Heather Dolan Acupuncture

Hemenway’s Seafood Grille & Oyster Bar

Hope Street Pizza

Hy-Line Cruises

Impact Skate Park

JLS Photography

Jump Dance Company

Knitting Needles


L’Artisan Café Bakery

Launch Trampoline Park

Loscombe Park

Luke Walden

Meeting Street Café

Mind 2 Body Fitness

Mindy Sabota

Minerva Pizza

Munroe Dairy

Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park

Myles Dumas

Neuhaus Chocolate

New Bedford Whaling Museum

Nikki’s Liquors

Ocean State School of Gymnastics Center

Plimoth Plantation

Pottery Barn Kids

Providence Athenaeum

Providence Children’s Museum

Providence Preservation Society

Red Stripe/Mill’s Tavern

Red Tomato Farms

Renaissance Gymnastics Academy

Rhode Island Philharmonic

Rhode Runner

Rhody Craft

Salon Persia

Santa’s Village

Seekonk Speedway

Shaila Sundaresh

Silk Purse Studio

Simply You Photography

Sonia Lewis

Stella Dot



The Children’s Museum in Easton

The Clay Space by Jill Brumberger

The Little Gym, Smithfield

The Olive Tap

Touchstone Crystal

Town Wine & Spirits

Trinity Repertory Company

Vijay Chitnis

Wandering Bird Designs

Wayland Square Fine Wine & Spirits

Wheeler School

White Electric Coffee

Whole Foods Market, Waterman Street

Wildflour Vegan Bakery


William Gallagher

Woodwind Farm

Zumstein Family Dentistry

Silent Auction

The 2015 Silent Auction “A Picnic under the Stars” will transform the space into a unique experience. A silent auction will be accompanied by raffles and a live auction for some really fun items. An evening of celebration, bidding, delicious food, and great company awaits. Our parents work together to procure fabulous items, design a wonderful atmosphere, and create the delicious food. All are invited to attend. 

More details to come as the date grows closer.

Our 2014 Auction was a huge success! Thank you to all the individuals and businesses that donated items, services, and food! And thank you to our families for making it such a great evening!