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The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers. Held in Providence, Newport, Bristol, Jamestown, Woonsocket, Westerly and locations throughout the state of Rhode Island, RIIFF is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards (i.e. "Oscars." RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, music, style, architecture, history, ... read more
Created in the mid-18th century "for the benefit of all," this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.
Every Tuesday night the Flatbread Company donates $3.50 from every large and $1.75 from every flatbread sold from 5 - 9 p.m. to a different local group or community organization each week. Check our Facebook page to see this week's benefit.
Imagine an entire menu that had bacon in every dish...well here it is! We will be making Bacon and Blue Cheese soup, bacon wrapped meat loaf cupcakes, and Bourbon and Bacon Brownies!!! Tue 8./4 6:30 pm $60 per person
Discover an unforgettably memorable selection of short films from around the world and New England that await audiences at the gala opening night of the 19th Annual Flickers. This year’s selection promises to engage, entertain and possibly discover the next Academy Award nominee. As part of it’s long tradition, Flickers will celebrate the “Art of the Short Film” representing an array of genres that salute RIIFF’s unique status: out of more than 7,000 film festivals ... read more
The National Night Out Festival is returning to Olneyville! National Night Out is a chance for the community to hang out with local police officers while listening to music, playing games, eating delicious food, and maybe even winning prizes in our raffle contest. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Make sure you don't miss it!
$160 Member, $180 Non-member There is no better place for your child to spend his/her summer, exploring Blithewold’s gorgeous 33 acres of shorefront, gardens and grounds. For children in grades K-4 (entering grades 1-5) Each fun-filled week has a unique theme and is packed full of arts and crafts, science, games, beach exploration, hiking through the gardens & grounds, nature exploration, music and dancing, Family Fun Friday performances, and visits from special guests! http://www.bl... read more
Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under the sea musical spectacular, hits the Theatre By The Sea stage from July 22 to August 15. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the classic Disney animated feature, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is a splashy extravaganza. Prepare to be swept away by the classic songs you remember, and delighted by new ones written by Oscar-winning Disney tunesm... read more
For a fourth summer, Providence Children’s Museum is bringing playful hands-on activities to neighborhood parks across Providence, building on its efforts to advocate for and raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s play, and its commitment to provide play opportunities throughout the community. The Museum will facilitate open-ended activities at city parks during Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative evening concerts in July and August. Families will build forts... read more
Learn about the distinguished design history of this landscape while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. Experience the creation of Frederick Law Olmsted who initially designed the grounds. The tour covers 250 years of this beautiful property’s history from farmland to premier vacation spot. Weather dependent, registration available online.
A month-long workshop for teens: Part 1: A New Spelling of My Name and Part 2: Invisible Cities Part 1: A New Spelling of My Name Who gave us our names? How does society define us? How do we begin to name and define ourselves? Part 1 of this course leads participants through a series of prompts, games, and exercises centered around identity, selfhood, and power. We’ll rant and rave, question and critique, experiment and play. Part 2: Invisible Cities What if you were in charge of everythin... read more
Get out and play at Providence Children’s Museum! Explore active hands-on programs in The Children’s Garden every week – create rockets, mess around with mud and moon sand, and more. August 4 | Sun Spotters: Use a tool called a sunspotter to follow the sun’s progress across the sky. August 11 | Mars Mud: Dig, scoop and build with mud on an imaginary journey to the red planet. August 18 | Moon Sand: Create, shape and engage with special kinesthetic sand. August 25 | Stomp... read more
Fitness in the Parks (FITP) program coordinates FREE fitness classes across the city of Providence during the summer working with the Park+Recreation Department, the Healthy Communities Office, the YMCA of Greater Providence, and many other partners. This summer is the 3rd Annual Season of the program, which will run from June 22nd until the end of August with some fitness classes still running through September. Schedule can be found on our website, Facebook (Facebook.com/fitnessintheparksprov... read more
Ages 6-12 will have unique ways to explore their creativity this summer at the Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road. New art sessions include Animal Art, Mask Making, Paper Mache Art and Wearable Art. Plus, favorite sessions like Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Mosaics, and more will be offered again! Full camp schedule, instructors, and pricing are on Facebook (Events), online at warwickmuseum.org or call the office. Easy phone registration with Discover Card, MasterCard or Visa. Register soon ... read more
The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum is excited to announce that four original Stuart portraits are coming to the museum on permanent loan from The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston. The artwork will be the anchor for the upcoming exhibition “Rhode Island Masters” beginning on June 6th. The exhibition will be shown June 6-August 31, 2015 and consists of original works of art by 18th and 19th century Rhode Island artists. The show will provide the public with a rare glimpse at e... read more
5 Wits has teamed up with three Patriot Place Restaurants to bring you Dinner & Adventure! Show your 5 Wits receipt at these restaurants, and receive: Red Robin: Free appetizer with a $20 purchase Tavolino: Free appetizer with purchase of an entree CBS Scene: 1/2 price off an entree with purchase of a second entree. Limit one per table or... Show your restaurant receipt to 5 Wits, and receive: 5 Wits: Free admission with purchase of a 2nd admission. Limit 2/receipt, within 30 days
Now in our 10th season, we have been voted as one of the Top Ten Ghost Tours by TripAdvisor.com. Join us as we lead you by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic East Side of Providence, RI sharing with you stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine.
Discover art, history, and nature at the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum! The Museum, set in the woods on a beautiful millpond and stream, has the working Stuart snuff mill, an operating gristmill, fish ladder, and colonial herb garden. Visitors enjoy our nature trails with scenic overlooks of the pristine Carr Pond and stunning flora and fauna. Artists find inspiration on our beautiful grounds. Art exhibits and period works are on display in our Welcome Center and Gallery. Guided tours of ... read more
Blithewold and Bristol Yoga Studio invite you to outdoor yoga in Blithewold's beautiful gardens. All experience levels welcome. Price: Drop-in Session: $10 member, $15 non-member Pre-paid 1-month unlimited pass: $60 member, $100 non-member
This summer-long special exhibit that thrilled tens of thousands is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo for its second and final year! Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom provides an immersive experience inside the Zoo’s beautifully landscaped greenhouse filled with hundreds of free-flying native North American butterflies. A delight for butterfly and gardening enthusiasts alike, this enchanting experience invites visitors to discover a deeper appreciation for some of our earth’s most imperi... read more
This summer, Providence Children’s Museum hosts My Sky, a traveling exhibit that encourages families to look up and be inspired by the wonders of the universe. My Sky invites children and adults to investigate the sun, moon and stars together in an immersive environment as they: • Explore close-up images of the sun • Discover the phases of the moon • Gaze through a telescope to study the stars and planets • Find familiar constellations and invent new ones • Meet ... read more
Visit the birthplace of the American industrial revolution! Take a guided tour through our country's first successful cotton spinning mill. See spinning frames and power looms, the machine shop, an industrial waterwheel, and much more. Standard museum tour admission includes a tour of all three historic structures on campus. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Portugal has a tradition of moving water substantial distances for agricultural and communal needs, dating back at least to Roman times, and has many aqueducts. The fourteen multi-arched, above ground, aqueducts that were selected for this exhibition supplied fortresses, cities, universities, monasteries, palaces, gardens, and manufactories. One is Roman. Another revived a Roman predecessor. Two are fed by saqiyas, ancient chain-of-bucket devices used by the Romans and the Moors for raising w... read more
Providence Public Library’s summer exhibit "Iterations: From Paris to Providence" (in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room, 1stfloor, 150 Empire Street, Providence) features pochoir-printed plates from our extensive art and architecture collection and the work of nine local artists who used the plates as creative inspiration. Pochoir is a many-layered stenciling process that produces extremely vivid and dimensional prints; it was particularly popular in late 19th and early ... read more