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No matter when you plan your visit, you will find something fun to do. From historic tours to WaterFire, performing arts to food festivals, and everything in between, there are events for every season.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Scenic Rhode Island Tour

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

This beautiful day includes a visit to the rolling hills of the family farm of the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams. A journey through a lovely village which was the site of a major event which helped trigger the Revolutionary War, a pontoon bot ride on sparkling Narragansett Bay, a gorgeous, panoramic drive along the Rhode Island Coastline, a stop at the one of the most picturesque lighthouses in Rhode Island, a talk on the aquaculture of Rhode Island while you enjoy lunch in a pristine... www.riexperience.com

Explore Providence Tour

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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 pastry 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. 

mp Sequoia - Beach Week

This week, campers will celebrate everyone's favorite summer activity — going to the beach! Picnics, water bucket race and water balloon fun, volleyball, making sea-inspired art, sprinkler fun, shell projects, sea-life exploration, treasure hunts, and more! This week will end with a Family Fun Friday performance of – Karen K & the Jitterbugs *Each week at camp, regardless of theme, will include activities such as special guest visits, the vegetable garden program, hikes on the gr... www.blithewold.org/event/show/709

The Black and Blues: New work by S.W.Dinge

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: One Way Gallery
  • Address: Hope Artiste Village 999 Main street unit 712, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Black and Blues : New paintings and 3-dimensional assemblages by Providence artist S.W. Dinge at One Way Gallery, Hope Artiste Village.

After the Beanstalk at Providence Children's Museum

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday

Help Jack and his sister Jill solve the giant's puzzling spatial challenges in an interactive performance that expands on the classic tale. Shows at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:30 & 1:30 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up. Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

"Summer Selections" Exhibit

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: Cate Charles Gallery
  • Address: 251 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Cate Charles Gallery, a new art gallery located in Providence’s SOMA (South Main Street) district, will open its newest exhibition titled “Summer Selections” on July 17, 2014, for Gallery Night Providence. The show will run through August 17th. The group show will feature paintings, sculpture and fine art photography by 15 artists from throughout New England. The work represented ranges from realism and surrealism to contemporary impressionism and abstract expressionism.

Hay Fever by Noel Coward presented UpStage by 2nd Story Theatre

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Thursday

A quiet weekend in the country becomes an impossible dream for the bohemian Bliss family- novelist David Bliss and his retired actress wife, Judith-when their equally eccentric children descend with guests of their own. Highly comedic "drama" ignites, egos erupt and tempers flare in this frothy comedy classic.

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

  • July 28, 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 and work together to create imaginative structures. Using big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools and tubes, construct castles, forts and vehicles that move – the possibilities are endless! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Providence Ghost Tour

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: Prospect Terrace Park
  • Address: 60 Congdon St., Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Ever felt like you were being watched? Had the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end while heading downstairs to that creepy old basement? Join us as we lead you by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic East Side, sharing with you stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine. In business for nearly a decade, we run tours every night June through November.

Trolley Tour of Providence History

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: Trolley Tours of Providence
  • Address: Corner Fountain & Eddy Streets, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trolley Tours of Providence
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Relax aboard our classic trolley while we entertain you with Providence's exciting history. Travel through Federal Hill, the Arts & Entertainment District, Jewelry District, Our Mile of History, RISD, Brown, State Houses past and present, along the riverfront and to the head of Narragansett Bay. Closed Tuesdays

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Saturday

See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Tours leave from the Brick Market Museum & Shop and are weather dependent. Space is limited. Newport History Tours is a partnership between the Newport Restoration Foundation and Newport Historical Society.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Saturday

See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Tours leave from the Brick Market Museum & Shop and are weather dependent. Space is limited. Newport History Tours is a partnership between the Newport Restoration Foundation and Newport Historical Society.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Hear stories of remarkable entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s colonial period. Tours leave from the Brick Market Museum & Shop and are weather dependent. Space is limited. Newport History Tours is a partnership between the Newport Restoration Foundation and Newport Historical Society.

Tour Of Providence By Authentic Venetian Gondola

  • July 28, 2014
  • Location: La Gondola
  • Address: 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: La Gondola
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Enjoy the best of the Creative Capital on board one of our three authentic Venetian gondolas. A gondola trip is a great way to celebrate a special occasion, learn about the history of Providence, or simply enjoy a truly unique experience here in the Renaissance City. Our talented and knowledgeable gondoliers will serenade you under the bridges, and if you like, they will provide you with a tour of over 375 years of history in Providence as you glide gracefully along the Woonasquatucket and Prov... www.gondolari.com

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014

Explore Providence Tour

  • July 29, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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 pastry 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. 

Newport and The Bay Tour

  • July 29, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

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

Summer Walk Series "Benefit Street: A Mile of History"

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.

Dine Around Providence

  • July 29, 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. 

Trivia Night: The Pub Quiz at Hercules Mulligan's

  • July 29, 2014
  • Location: Hercules Mulligan's
  • Address: 272 Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

A weekly night of merriment for all those who like to dig through their brains for useless and truly trivial knowledge! Trivia night at Hercules Mulligan's is the ultimate brain olympics that you want to be part of. Compete in teams of up to six answering questions concerning a smorgasbord of topics. Victory earns you eternal glory as well as prizes! 

mp Sequoia - Beach Week

This week, campers will celebrate everyone's favorite summer activity — going to the beach! Picnics, water bucket race and water balloon fun, volleyball, making sea-inspired art, sprinkler fun, shell projects, sea-life exploration, treasure hunts, and more! This week will end with a Family Fun Friday performance of – Karen K & the Jitterbugs *Each week at camp, regardless of theme, will include activities such as special guest visits, the vegetable garden program, hikes on the gr... www.blithewold.org/event/show/709

The Black and Blues: New work by S.W.Dinge

  • July 29, 2014
  • Location: One Way Gallery
  • Address: Hope Artiste Village 999 Main street unit 712, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Black and Blues : New paintings and 3-dimensional assemblages by Providence artist S.W. Dinge at One Way Gallery, Hope Artiste Village.

"Summer Selections" Exhibit

  • July 29, 2014
  • Location: Cate Charles Gallery
  • Address: 251 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Cate Charles Gallery, a new art gallery located in Providence’s SOMA (South Main Street) district, will open its newest exhibition titled “Summer Selections” on July 17, 2014, for Gallery Night Providence. The show will run through August 17th. The group show will feature paintings, sculpture and fine art photography by 15 artists from throughout New England. The work represented ranges from realism and surrealism to contemporary impressionism and abstract expressionism.

Get Out! at Providence Children's Museum

  • July 29, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Get out and play at Providence Children’s Museum! Explore the Museum’s great outdoors with active hands-on programs in The Children’s Garden every week. July 1 | Cardboard City: Construct a cardboard city from boxes and decorate with art materials. July 8 | Stomp Rockets: Use the power of air to blast a rocket high in the sky. July 15 | Bubble Blast: Blow bubbles big and small using an assortment of wacky tools. July 22 | Water Movers: Use tubes, hoses and funnels to bu... www.ChildrenMuseum.org

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

  • July 29, 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 and work together to create imaginative structures. Using big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools and tubes, construct castles, forts and vehicles that move – the possibilities are endless! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Providence Ghost Tour

  • July 29, 2014
  • Location: Prospect Terrace Park
  • Address: 60 Congdon St., Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Ever felt like you were being watched? Had the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end while heading downstairs to that creepy old basement? Join us as we lead you by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic East Side, sharing with you stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine. In business for nearly a decade, we run tours every night June through November.

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