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NEIT’s main campus in East Greenwich is located just 15 miles – a quick 20-minute drive – from Providence, Rhode Island’s lively capital city.  Providence combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. NEIT students will appreciate living in close proximity to such a vibrant place featuring a thriving arts community, diverse neighborhoods, seven colleges, a renowned restaurant scene, shopping, and an active nightlife.

Do you like food and fun? Providence was ranked the top destination in the United States for “Food/Drink/Restaurants” by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2012!

Enjoy sports? Catch a Providence Bruins game (AHL), or visit nearby Pawtucket, RI to see the Pawtucket Red Sox, the minor league baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Of course, Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots (NFL) and the New England Revolution (MLS), is a quick drive away as well. Nearby Newport, RI, is also home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

How about the ocean and beach? Rhode Island is known as the Ocean State and has 384 miles of shoreline. Goddard State Park, Beachwood Beach, and the Potowomut River are just down the street from New England Tech, with opportunities for paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, and other water sports.

While NEIT will host a variety of social and education activities for students at its Student Center and in the residence hall, we also encourage students to get out and discover the surrounding area. Check out some of the following activities, grab some friends, and explore!


The Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, for a Providence Bruins game, big ticket concerts, and more:

Dave and Buster’s in the Providence Place Mall, for games, food, and fun:

Alex and Ani City Center, a premier event and programming center in downtown Providence, with an outdoor ice skating rink in the winter:

Rhode Island Rock Gym, located in Lincoln, for climbers of all types:

The Met, a versatile music club in Providence, booking rock, folk, punk, and blues:

AS220, a non-profit, artist-run, organization in downtown Providence with space for galleries, performances, arts labs, a restaurant, and more. Anyone who lives in Rhode Island can access their offerings:

Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, a small concert venue in Providence:

The Steel Yard, an organization that offers programs from blacksmithing and welding, to jewelry making and ceramics:

Waterfire: An art and culture event that occurs regularly from May-November, where the Providence River is set ablaze.

RISD Museum, the state’s leading museum of art, located on Providence’s East Side.


East Coast Paddle Sports in East Greenwich:

RI Paddle Sports in East Greenwich:

Goddard Memorial State Park in East Greenwich:

Boesch Farm, a woodland walking trail located at 830 South Road in East Greenwich

Yawgoo Valley, Rhode Island’s only ski/snowboarding area and snow tubing park, located in Exeter:

Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation’s oldest zoos, located in Providence:


Snookers Pool Lounge, the 2008 winner of best place to play pool in Providence:

Bowling Academy, which boasts 16 lanes in East Providence:

Lang’s Bowlarama in Cranston:

Legion Bowl and Billiards in Cranston:

Dudek Bowling Lanes in Warren:

Mulligan’s Island, a mini-golf and driving range in Cranston.

Mike Harbour Golf, with indoor and indoor golf:


Showcase Cinemas Warwick, just across the street from NEIT, playing first-run movies:

Providence Place Cinemas 16 & IMAX in the Providence Place Mall, with 16 theaters and an IMAX screen, playing all first-run movies.

Cable Car Cinema, a small, eclectic cinema that is also home to Providence’s French Film Festival:

Patriot Cinemas, in East Providence, with 10 screens featuring older movies at discounted prices.

Avon Cinema in Providence, an independent movie theater featuring alternative films.


The Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich:

Trinity Repertory Company in Providence:

Providence Performing Arts Center, which offers first-class performances, including Broadway shows, top-name comedians, music concerts, and more:

Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS), featuring legendary artists, local performers, and community traditions:

Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theater in Pawtucket:


East Greenwich Square, just across the street from NEIT:

Main Street in East Greenwich:

Warwick Mall in Warwick:

Garden City Center, a new outdoor shopping plaza in Cranston:

Providence Place Mall, a full-service complex with top stores, restaurants, and a movie theater:


Christ Church
1025 Main St.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 884-8632

Dhamagosnaram Buddhist Temple
2870 Plainfield Pike
Cranston, RI 02921
(401) 942-2084

First Baptist Church
30 Peirce St.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 884-2322

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
118 Division St.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 884-5572

Frenchtown Baptist Church
1359 Frenchtown Rd.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 884-2546

Masjid Al-Hoda (Muslim Community Center of Kingston, RI)
60 Fortin Rd.
Kingston, RI 02881
(401) 662-6161

New Life Worship Center
300 Avenger Dr.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 232-5200

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
65 3rd St.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 884-4968

Rhode Island Hindu Temple Society
40 Gardiner St.
Warwick, RI 02888

Sacred Exchange Fellowship
75 Division St.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 885-0220

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
99 S Peirce Rd.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 884-4116

Temple Torat Yisrael
1251 Middle Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818

United Methodist Church
1558 S County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 884-4221

Westminster Unitarian Church
119 Kenyon Ave.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 884-5933


Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
AMTRAK (train)
TF Green Airport in Warwick
Logan Airport in Boston
Bristol (city)
Newport (city)
Providence (city)
Boston (city)
East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Newport Chamber of Commerce
United Regional Chamber of Commerce
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce