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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 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

Tuesday Sep 02, 2014

Country Rhode Island

  • September 02, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

On this wonderful journey you will revel in the beauty of autumn as we traverse the lovely back roads of RHode Island. You will meet charming Swamp Yankees, enjoy a hayride and visit Rhode Island's only covered bridge. You'll then sample the local produce at a Rhode Island Farm, go to an old fashioned grist mill which has been in operation since the 1600s, and taste our famous Johnny Cakes. Join us for this fantastic fall day in the country!  *Tickets must be reserved no later than 1 hou... 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.

Providence Ghost Tours

  • September 02, 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/

Dine Around Providence

  • September 02, 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

  • September 02, 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! 

East Greenwich Art Club

  • September 02, 2014
  • Location: First Baptist Church
  • Address: 30 Pierce Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818

The East Greenwich Art Club will be holding their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 2. Guest Artist: Guy Cassaday Graduate of the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena Ca. Guy worked as an automotive designer which led to designing toys for Hasbro Corporation. Later, he was producing commissioned drawings and paintings of cars, trucks and boats. He has become a fine artist creating sketches of vintage and antique cars in gouache, marker and chalk sometimes venturing into the realm ... www.eastgreenwichartclub.org

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

  • September 02, 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 02, 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.

Play and Learn at Providence Children's Museum

  • September 02, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Play and Learn is Providence Children’s Museum’s open-ended story-based program designed to help 2- to 4-year-olds build their skills in a variety of areas and to give parents resources for continuing the learning at home. Try different fun-filled activities each Tuesday morning.

Road to Independence Walking Tour

  • September 02, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. 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.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

  • September 02, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people. 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.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

  • September 02, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people. 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 02, 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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