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Providence Calendar of Events

When it comes to Providence, there's no shortage of events. You'll find a full calendar all year long in the capital city. From historic tours to WaterFire, performing arts to food festivals and everything in between, there are events for every season.

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Sunday Apr 20, 2014

Ellie's Bakery Easter/Spring Menu

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: Ellie's
  • Address: 61 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Gracie's

Head on over to Ellie's Bakery this Easter for the start of their new spring menu, including some Easter favorites ike Family of Bunny Buns, Hot Cross Buns and a delicious Spied Carrot Cake! This menu will be available for the week of Easter, but some items will be included into the permanent menu. 

PASQUA at Trattoria Zooma

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: Trattoria Zooma
  • Address: 245 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trattoria Zooma

We are currently taking reservations for Easter Sunday where we will be serving traditional Neapolitan Easter specials along with our dinner menu from 11:30am to 9pm. We are filling up quickly so please reserve today by calling 401-383-2002.

Providence Oyster Bar Easter Brunch

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: Providence Oyster Bar
  • Address: 283 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Oyster Bar

Join the Providence Oyster Bar for their Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please call for reservations.

We Will Rock You

WE WILL ROCK YOU features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this multi-award winning musical boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can't resist singing along to, such as "Another One Bites The Dust,""Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Are The Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and of course, "We Will Rock You."

Practice Basic Mindfulness Meditation

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence
  • Address: 514 Pawtucket Ave, Providence / Pawtucket Line, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday

Come practice basic Mindfulness Meditation (instruction available) with others who are learning to work with their minds to help create more space and less stress in their lives. ALL are welcome.

Annual Easter Sunday Brunch

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: The Imperial Room at One Rhodes Place
  • Address: One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI 02905

Easter Brunch Buffet Assorted Breakfast Pastries Fresh Fruit Salad Cheese Blintzes with Fruit Sauce Bacon, Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes  Belgian Waffle Station Served with Assorted Sauces & Toppings  Assorted Fruit Juices & Milk  Salad Station Assorted Fresh Greens, Toppings, & Dressings  Assorted Artisan Rolls  Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus,  Brown Sugar Maple Glazed Virginia Baked Ham  Parmesan Crusted Chicken Basil, Plum Tomato Sau... www.rishriners.com

Easter Sunday Brunch

Continue the family tradition by celebrating this spring time holiday at the Providence Marriott on Orms Street. Visit with the Easter Bunny & family photograph package will be available. Please call early to reserve your preferred seating time. This event sells out every year.

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts. Construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Daffodil Days

Tens of thousands of brilliant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring at Blithewold. The sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget this dreary winter and look forward to summer fun.

Spring Writing Classes & Events

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: The Storefront
  • Address: 186 Carpenter Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Spend some time this spring expanding your writing and meeting other local writers. Frequency Writers is offering several one-day writing studios led by local authors. Frequency will also host a craft talk with novelist Carole Maso on Sunday, April 6--the event is free and all are welcome. Visit frequencywriters.org for more information and to register for classes.

Weekend Animal Encounters

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

Share the unforgettable thrill of a close-up animal experience with your family! Feed a seal in April, or starting in May you can feed a giraffe as well. Offered on weekends in spring, daily in summer. Online ticket purchase is now available. Pricing, hours, age restrictions, and all other details available online.

Family Paint Session at Paint and Vino

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: Paint and Vino
  • Address: 150 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday

Join us for our Family Paint Session. Come with your child and create a memory that will last forever! You and your child will leave with a beautiful painting. (please note: no alcohol is served at our family sessions)

Garden Help and Soil Testing

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: Prescott Farm
  • Address: 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

The URI Master Gardeners, who manage the gardens at Prescott Farm, are offering free soil analysis and gardening information on Sundays from 10am to 12pm. Whether you are growing vegetables, flowers or simply caring for your lawn, proper soil is the key to good results. The trained Master Gardeners will evaluate the texture and pH of your soil sample, provide advice on improving your growing conditions, and tell you how to get more detailed testing. In addition, the Master Gardeners will offer... www.newportrestoration.org/learning_programs/

Monday Apr 21, 2014

Newport and The Bay Tour

  • April 21, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

A fantastic excursion which includes a visit to the third oldest lighthouse in America on the ground of one of Rhode Island's most scenic state parts, a narrated driving tour of Newport's famous sights, time for lunch and shopping along Newport's acclaimed Brick Market Place, a narrated tour of one of newport's splendid mansions, and a visit to a local farm whose homemade ice cream Yankee Magazine awarded "best Ice Cream in New England." With plenty of stops for pictures throughout th... www.riexperience.com

Sunset Dinner Tour

  • April 21, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

This lovely evening includes an authentic Italian dinner at one of Federal Hill's most famous restaurants, a delightful gondola ride down the Providence River, a visit to Providence's most spectacular overlook, and dessert at one of the best al fresco dining locations in all of Providence! *Tickets must be reserved no later than 24 hours before departure. *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon request. 

Explore Providence Tour

  • April 21, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

A lively two-hour journey which tells the story of our capital city. Includes stops for pictures at some of the city's great sights, and an appetizer or paster at one of the popular restaurants in the city. Come enjoy the tale and taste of our capital city!   *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon request. 

A Conversation with Bob Kerr

  • April 21, 2014
  • Location: Hamilton House Adult Learning Exchange
  • Address: 276 Angell Street, Providece, RI 02906

Bob Kerr's popular human interest column has been running in the Providence Journal for more than 17 years. He writes movingly about people whose stories don't make headlines, takes note of items that should have made headlines but didn't and comments on people and events in the headlines.

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts. Construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

April Vacation Camp

Making plans for the upcoming April school vacation week? Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is offering a fun-filled week of camp during April Vacation. Enroll your child for the full week or one day, or even a few half days! We have so much to celebrate this week at Blithewold! No child will want to miss an opportunity to play with friends and explore Blithewold’s daffodil wonderland. Camp staff will encourage children to get involved in active outdoor play such as nature hikes,... www.blithewold.org/event/show/685

Party for the Planet

  • April 21, 2014
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This April vacation, don’t miss out on a party as big and green as the Earth itself! This weeklong green extravaganza features art made from recycled products or inspired by nature, interactive demonstrations that will teach you all the fun you can have outdoors, environmentally friendly organizations from throughout Rhode Island sharing tips on how to live green in your community and home, and more.

Daffodil Days

Tens of thousands of brilliant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring at Blithewold. The sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget this dreary winter and look forward to summer fun.

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

Springtime in Rhode Island

  • April 22, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

This spectacular day focuses on three of Rhode Island's most picturesque towns, one of which was named one of America's Best Small Towns by Executive Travel Magazine. On this journey you will stroll through the serenity and beauty of  one of the five best public gardens in New England, stop for lunch at one of the most popular restaurants on the water in Rhode Island, take in the stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean as you walk alone the sand dunes, and browse a quaint New England village... www.riexperience.com

Taste of Rhode Island

  • April 22, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

On this culinary adventure you will get to enjoy Rhode Island's most famous foods at some of our most iconic places! Along the way you will learn about these well=loved local foods, as well as the stories and the people behind them. If you like to experience the best of popular, native cuisine, as well as local culture, this this fun journey is for you.  *Tickets must be reserved no later than 1 hour before departure. *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon req... www.riexperience.com

Explore Providence Tour

  • April 22, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

A lively two-hour journey which tells the story of our capital city. Includes stops for pictures at some of the city's great sights, and an appetizer or paster at one of the popular restaurants in the city. Come enjoy the tale and taste of our capital city!   *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon request. 

Dine Around Providence

  • April 22, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

A fabulous dining adventure which combines three of the best restaurants in one of America's top restaurant cities on a progressive dinner tour, and includes a unique evening tour of the city in between courses! This promises to be one of the most fun dining experiences on your life! *Tickets must be reserved no later than 24 hours in advance *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon request. 

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