A Cool Thing You Probably Missed: Many, many flash mobs

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Today is not only the first day of spring, but also International Day of Happiness. What a lovely holiday. Does this involve people giving each other hugs, back rubs, and chocolates on the Main Green? Nah, too muddy for that. International Day of Happiness is actually a UN-sponsored initiative arguing that “‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy.” And, as with seemingly everything these days, Pharrell is in on the act. He has lent his hit song “Happy” to the campaign (no word on his Arby’s hat).

In Providence, a group of dancers went around the city to perform a series of flash mobs to Pharrell’s song. There was even one outside Wilson at 1 p.m. and by the Starbucks on Thayer half an hour later! Check for a list of every place the group went today after the jump, via the ProJo:

9:30 a.m.The yogaloft at Cutler Mills, Warren
10:30 a.m. Shaws Market parking lot in Barrington
11 a.m. Barrington City Hall entrance
Noon. RWU Recreation Center entrance, Providence
1 p.m. Brown University Wilson Hall entrance, Providence
1:30 p.m. Starbucks on Thayer Street, Providence
2 p.m. Amtrak Station, Providence
2:15 p.m. Providence Place mall entrance
3  p.m. Providence College Library entrance
3:20 p.m.  Providence College Recreation Center entrance

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