The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) anticipates an
increase in passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport for the
upcoming February vacation/winter break, which begins Friday February
15 through Sunday, February 24.
To coincide with this busy travel time, the Airport will have various
events taking place throughout the terminal on Friday, February 15.
Pass through the security checkpoint between 2:30pm and 4:00pm and stop
by the Giveaway table to enter-to-win Providence Bruins flex passes or
Providence College hockey tickets. Johnson & Wales students from
the Travel & Tourism program will also be on hand to assist
passengers with way finding.
Providence Bruins mascot Samboni will be walking through the
terminal, greeting travelers and taking photos on Friday from 2:30pm to
4:00pm. The Providence College cheerleaders and Friar mascot will
also be in terminal visiting with travelers.
At approximately 4:30pm at the arrivals level of the airport, the
Rhode Island Kung Fu and Lion Dance Club, based in Providence and
Pawtucket, RI, will perform a Lion Dance with accompanying Lion Dance
music in celebration of the Chinese New Year. The RI Kung Fu Club,
founded in 2007, teaches martial and cultural arts of kung fu and lion
dance to Providence-area youth. The group will perform again at
5:00pm on the departures level. The Lion dance is a meaningful and
symbolic part of traditional Chinese culture; it represents warding off
negative energy, enhancing and fostering positive energy, and bringing
about good luck.
Passengers are encouraged to allow extra time to get to the
airport early to park and get through the security checkpoint. Travelers
can also park on-airport and receive special rates ranging as low as
$10 per day to $50 per week. For more information and a discount
coupon, visit www.parkpvdairport.com