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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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Sunday Aug 31, 2014

Providence Ghost Tours

  • August 31, 2014
  • Location: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC
  • Address: Prospect Terrace Park, Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC

It is that time of year when we all want to hold on to summer for just a bit longer, jam pack a few more experiences and memories into each day before the fall comes and ushers us back inside. Why not bring a friend or two and join us for a tour? Come, catch the sunset as we start our tour and savor the beautiful night air. It was beneath the lamplights on Benefit Street, on a warm summer night, that our Athenaeum lovers met. Do you know the story? Care to experience it like they did? Well, th... www.providenceghosttour.com/tickets/

Practice Basic Mindfulness Meditation

  • August 31, 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.

17 Annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival

  • August 31, 2014
  • Location: Ninigret Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

New England’s Hottest Festival of Music & Dance on Labor Day Weekend. World-class musicians perform on multiple stages, workshops, tented dance floors, family activities, Cajun Kids Academy, and much more included w/festival entry. Artisans, vendors, ethnic foods, beer, beverages, ice cream for sale. Kids 12 & under free with ticketed adult. Family-friendly music, culture & dance at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie presented UpStage by 2nd Story Theatre

  • August 31, 2014
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Providence, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

In this classic mystery ten strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder, one by one they start to die. A nursery rhyme tells how each "soldier" met his death until there were none. (Plays in REP with "Hay Fever") Previews: July 11-13

Celebrate Labor Day with The Whiskey Republic!

  • August 31, 2014
  • Location: The Whiskey Republic
  • Address: 515 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: The Whiskey Republic

It's a 2AM night at The Whiskey Republic! Party with us during Reggae Day Party and stick around for the Kyle Nicholas Band at 9PM followed by DJ Naughty until close!

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

  • August 31, 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

  • August 31, 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.

The Providence Flea

  • August 31, 2014
  • Location: The Providence Flea
  • Address: Providence River Greenway across 345 So. Water St, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

The Providence Flea returns to the Providence River Greenway for Opening Day on Sunday, June 1 from 10 am - 4 pm, and every Sunday rain or shine through September 14, across from 345 South Water Street. The Flea is an upscale, juried flea market held outdoors, featuring vintage finds, fashion and accessories, local artisans and upcycled crafts, furniture, food trucks, community non-profits, live music and free on street parking. The Flea is a Rhode Island Monthly “Best of RI” winner ... www.providenceflea.com

Brewery Tours - Newport

  • August 31, 2014
  • Location: The Rhode Island Brew Bus
  • Address: 32 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
  • Venue: Rhode Island Brew Bus LLC, The
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Its Sunday in beautiful Newport, RI and we have just the thing for you! Meet us at Pour Judgment Bar and Grill and hop on board the Brew Bus! Our first stop is a doozy! We will visit the folks at Newport Storm Brewery and try not only their great beer but also their Thomas Tew Rum! That’s right, we will taste everything Storm while touring their awesome brewery. Now that we have tried some Newport beer and rum, we have to try some wine!! We will hop on the bus and head over to Greenvale Vi... https://booking.attractionsuite.com/Attraction/ec/selectTourDate.action?sid=113#

Garden Help and Soil Testing

  • August 31, 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/

Providence River & Harbor Tours

  • August 31, 2014
  • Location: Providence River Boat Company
  • Address: 575 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence River Boat Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Enjoy the Renaissance City from a whole new perspective! Climb aboard and enjoy a unique water tour of the Providence River, Waterplace Park, Riverwalk and the Providence Harbor. Relax while you admire the diverse architecture and rich history of our capital city as Captain Tom highlights historical landmarks and nautical points of interest.

Trolley Tour of Providence History

  • August 31, 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

Sculpture Embraces Horticulture Exhibit

This summer, six regionally known sculptors will create original installations in Blithewold's Gardens. Rhode Island sculptor and RISD graduate, Allison Newsome, will curate the three-month outdoor sculpture show.

Tour Of Providence By Authentic Venetian Gondola

  • August 31, 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

Monday Sep 01, 2014

Providence Ghost Tours

  • September 01, 2014
  • Location: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC
  • Address: Prospect Terrace Park, Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC

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. Looking for things to do in Providence? Well, you've come to the right place. The tour is a walking tour and is an excellent little jaunt but come prepared and make sure you bring ... www.providenceghosttour.com/tickets/

Newport and The Bay Tour

  • September 01, 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

Labor Day Boat Tours of Providence

  • September 01, 2014
  • Location: Providence River Boat Company
  • Address: 575 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence River Boat Company

This Labor Day, enjoy the Renaissance City from a whole new perspective! Climb aboard and enjoy a unique water tour of the Providence River, Waterplace Park, Riverwalk and the Providence Harbor. Relax while you admire the diverse architecture and rich history of our capital city as Captain Tom highlights historical landmarks and nautical points of interest.

Many Faces: 100 Years of Photographs of African Americans in Rhode Island

  • September 01, 2014
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: John Brown House Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st

View dozens of photographs of African Americans living in Rhode Island from the 1880s to 2014. Many of these historical pieces have been released from their archives and have never before been seen by the public. This exhibit is not to be missed. Anyone who becomes a member of the Black Heritage Society before the July 17th will be entered into a drawing for a $550 Panasonic Lumix digital camera! Many Faces will run through September at the John Brown House Museum in Providence.

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

  • September 01, 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. After Labor Day, the Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Trolley Tour of Providence History

  • September 01, 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

Sculpture Embraces Horticulture Exhibit

This summer, six regionally known sculptors will create original installations in Blithewold's Gardens. Rhode Island sculptor and RISD graduate, Allison Newsome, will curate the three-month outdoor sculpture show.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

  • September 01, 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

  • September 01, 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

  • September 01, 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

  • September 01, 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

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