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.
Get out and play in the Museum’s Children's Garden each Tuesday afternoon in July and August! This week, kids use the power of air to blast a rocket high in the sky. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Underwritten by National Grid.
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.
July 6 - 10, 2015 Summer Vacation Camp Eight one-week sessions: June 29 – August 21 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $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. 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, ... read more
Hailed as one of the greatest musicals of all time, My Fair Lady plays from June 24 thru July 18. This classic musical is the timeless story of Professor Henry Higgins (played by Charles Shaughnessy), the crotchety, middle-aged bachelor and phoneticist and Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl, who becomes part of his experiment in order to transform herself into a “lady.” The story, based upon George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner an... read more
More than 20 images from the RISD Museum’s collection of rare and seldom seen 19th-century photographs investigate a range of themes—from majestic natural wonders to documents of the urban poor—all captured before the invention of hand-held cameras. Photography emerged almost simultaneously in France and England in the late 1830s, and its first century saw intensive experimentation with image capture, printing techniques, and camera design. A boom in photographic portraiture pr... read more
From precise survey drawing to the broad strokes of European Impressionism, American artists of the 19th century worked in a variety of styles—as seen in the more than 30 watercolors and drawings featured in Landscape and Leisure. Selected from the RISD Museum’s strong collection of works on paper are those by American artists James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Childe Hassam, and Eastman Johnson, among others, who captured landscape, leisure pursuits, and country life. A group of watercol... read more
Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association highlights the impressive collection of drawings assembled by Alvin Boyarsky during his pivotal tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London, from 1971 until his death in 1990. During his time leading the school, Boyarsky orchestrated an ambitious exhibition and publication program that situated drawing as not only a representational tool, but as a form of architecture in its own right. Drawing Ambience feat... 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
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.
A two-part exhibit that showcases the role of the French during the Revolutionary War. The Colony House portion focuses on the French participation in Rhode Island during the American Revolution. The portion at the Museum of Newport History highlights the relationship between the Marquis de Lafayette and Daniel Lyman, a local Continental army officer and a leading 18th century Newport resident. Presented by the Newport Historical Society. Hours and admission prices vary.
Enjoy the Renaissance City from a whole new perspective! Climb aboard and enjoy a unique water tour of the Providence River and Industrial Harbor. Admire the diverse architecture and rich history of our capital city as Captain Tom highlights historical landmarks and nautical points of interest.
Providence Public Library offers guided architectural tours of its historic library at 10:30 AM on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Come to our 225 Washington Street entrance. Tours are approximately one hour long.* (Please check with the library during winter months; tours may be canceled due to weather.) PARKING Parking is available in various area lots or on the street. * If parking on a meter, please give yourself a little more than one hour's time in case tour runs long. To schedu... read more
On Wednesdays, the stories of courage, spirit, and achievement of women such as Helen Metcalf (founder of RISD), Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (sculptress and RISD graduate), Antoinette Downing and Elizabeth Chace (ardent preservationists) will be highlighted.
Dick Lupino with different musicians each week perform Jazz/American Songbook. Reservations required. Dinner specials offered.
For fans and musicians of all ages, Aurora Jazz Jam occurs 8-11p on the second Wednesday of each month with a rotating house band and Ben Shaw as emcee. $5 donation for House Band