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January 1-December 31, 2021

Rhode Island Tours, Statewide

Various venues. Whether you want to explore Rhode Island by air, by bicycle, by foot, by road, by rail, or by water, there's a tour for you. Check out our Tours page for a comprehensive list of possibilities. For house and historic site tours, see our list of links to Museums and Historic Houses. Irregularly scheduled or one-off tours are listed below in our Events Calendar.

March 6-7, 2021

Newport Seal Tours/Newport Seal and Rose Island Tours, Newport

Check website for dates and times. Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Seal Tours, one hour, $17-$22; Seal and Rose Island Tours, two hours, $37-$47, tour of Rose Island included. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 7, 2021

VIRTUAL—Valley Talk: The Sentinelle Affair, Online

Begins at 1:00pm. Writer and historical reenactor Paul Bourget will examine the Sentinelle Affair, the local underground movement that led to the excommunication of 61 congregants. Register. (401) 769-9675; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

March 8, 2021

St. Patrick's Day Live/Virtual Cooking Event, Providence/Online

Begins at 7:00pm. McBride's Pub, 161 Wayland Avenue. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island is having an in-person (or virtual via zoom) fundraising event! The choice is up to you. We will feature McBride's reuben sandwich and some fun drinks to go with it. There are a limited number of in-person spots so grab your ticket ASAP. If you prefer to watch from home, purchase a virtual/zoom ticket and cook along at home! $25 in-person ticket includes: St. Patrick's Day themed mixology and reuben demonstration (includes a reuben sandwich). $15 virtual/zoom ticket includes: St. Patrick's Day themed mixology and reuben demonstration; ingredients list will be sent a week prior if you want to cook along. 21+ only. Every guest must have their own ticket and must buy a ticket beforehand. No walk-ins or ticket sales at the door! COVID restrictions apply, must wear a mask unless seated at your table. Tickets. (401) 383-4730; adriscoll@osdri.org; osdri.org.

March 11, 2021

VIRTUAL—Woonsocket Winter Walking Tour, Online

Begins at 7:00pm. This tour spotlights the city's historic Franco sites, including the people and places with French Canadian cultural significance. The event will be a part of the Museum's month-long observance of Francophonie, a celebration of French language and culture. Tours will be conducted on Zoom; registration required; $5 per tour suggested donation. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

VIRTUAL—Roger Williams: New and Dangerous, Online

Begins at 6:30pm. Roger Williams and his ideas were considered dangerous in the 1600s. Not insightful, not enlightened—outright dangerous. Join National Park Ranger John McNiff as he explores why and to whom Williams ideas were considered dangerous. Register. (401) 521-7266; www.nps.gov/rowi/.

VIRTUAL—Welcome to Snowtown: Exploring a Lost Neighborhood, Online

4:30pm–6:00pm. Snowtown was a small, mixed-race neighborhood in mid-1800s Providence. It was the site of a racially motivated mob attack in the fall of 1831, but it was also home. It began as a kind of refuge for poor Black and white laborers, but also became the home of waves of migrants and laborers, extra-legal entrepreneurs and widowed mothers. By the end of the nineteenth century, the Snowtown community was displaced by the railroad construction and urban development, including the Rhode Island State House. Join The Snowtown Project collective to hear the first research team update on this lost nineteenth-century mixed-race Providence neighborhood. Eventbrite

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

March 13, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

March 13-14, 2021

Newport Seal Tours/Newport Seal and Rose Island Tours, Newport

Check website for dates and times. Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Seal Tours, one hour, $17-$22; Seal and Rose Island Tours, two hours, $37-$47, tour of Rose Island included. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 15, 2021

VIRTUAL—The Renovation of Rose Cottage, Online

7:30pm–8:30pm. Join cottage owners John and Deb Walsh on Zoom for a talk on the restoration history of this 1848 East Greenwich property. To register, email info@eghps.org; www.eghps.org.

March 18, 2021

VIRTUAL—Whaling Women of New England, Online

Begins at 7:00pm. We will examine the lives of women who remained at home and maintained their community, their families, and their way of life—waiting patiently for their husbands' return. We will also learn about those women who travelled with their husbands on these dangerous whaling voyages. Traditionally, women of the nineteenth century traveled out of necessity to provide support for their husbands with few friends. Journal keeping was a critical past time for these women. We will relive their experiences as we share their journey through their letters, journals, and diaries which remain a critical primary source for us to capture their valuable experiences and insights. Presented by Dr. Yvonne R. Masakowski. Members, $10; non-members, $15. Register. (401) 253-5000; info@herreshoff.org; www.herreshoff.org.

Roger Williams Had a Wife, Online

Begins at 6:30pm. An early twentieth-century biographer of Rhode Island's Roger Williams wrote, "Who was this lady is not known; and, save that her name was Mary, and that she proved to him a true and loyal wife, the record is meager." Mary Barnard married Williams in 1629, and for the next fifty years, followed him from England to New England, moving from Boston to Plymouth to Salem, and ultimately, with a toddler and infant in tow, to Providence, the town her husband founded when he was exiled for his "new and dangerous" opinions. But who was Mary Williams? In this talk Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, Associate Professor of History at Roger Williams University, will explore multiple ways of discovering more about Mary Williams and the lives of seventeenth-century women. Register. (401) 521-7266; www.nps.gov/rowi/.

VIRTUAL—Whaling Women of New England, Online

Begins at 7:00pm. We will examine the lives of women who remained at home and maintained their community, their families, and their way of life—waiting patiently for their husbands' return. We will also learn about those women who travelled with their husbands on these dangerous whaling voyages. Traditionally, women of the nineteenth century traveled out of necessity to provide support for their husbands with few friends. Journal keeping was a critical past time for these women. We will relive their experiences as we share their journey through their letters, journals, and diaries which remain a critical primary source for us to capture their valuable experiences and insights. Presented by Dr. Yvonne R. Masakowski. Members, $10; non-members, $15. Register. (401) 253-5000; info@herreshoff.org; www.herreshoff.org.

March 19, 2021

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

My Life in a Lighthouse, Riverside, East Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. St. Brendan School Hall, 55 Turner Avenue. Fred Mikkelksen, former keeper of Conanicut Light from 1958-'60, will tell some fascinating stories of lighthouse life. Free. www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org.

March 20, 2021

VIRTUAL—Was There 'One Best Way?', Online

2:00pm–3:00pm. Efficiency experts in the early twentieth century suggested that there was only one way to increase worker productivity, a "one best way" imposed on the workers by "experts." This was, naturally, resisted by many of the workers. In this talk, Dr. Jane Lancaster will explain how one of those experts, Dr. Lillian Moller Gilbreth, used insights gained from her doctorate in educational psychology at Brown to modify the idea that there was only one best way to work and by so doing encourage workers to follow the new methods. Register. blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

March 20-21, 2021

Newport Seal Tours/Newport Seal and Rose Island Tours, Newport

Check website for dates and times. Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Seal Tours, one hour, $17-$22; Seal and Rose Island Tours, two hours, $37-$47, tour of Rose Island included. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 21, 2021

VIRTUAL—Valley Talk: French-Canadian Immigrants, Online

Begins at 1:00pm. Author David Vermette will discuss how the U.S. mainstream perceived French-Canadians when they were an immigrant community in New England at the turn of the twentieth century. Register. (401) 769-9675; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

March 27-30, 2021

Newport Seal Tours/Newport Seal and Rose Island Tours, Newport

Check website for dates and times. Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Seal Tours, one hour, $17-$22; Seal and Rose Island Tours, two hours, $37-$47, tour of Rose Island included. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 28, 2021

The Ospreys of Narrow River, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. This is the third talk in the winter speaker series: On Pettaquamscutt: Presentations on the Environment and the History of the Narrow River Watershed. Free, registration required (registration will open at the beginning of the month). (401) 783-5344; info@onpettaquamscutt.org; onpettaquamscutt.org; narlib.org.

April 3, 2021

VIRTUAL—Cotton River-lution: The Blackstone's Role in the Booming New England Cotton Economy, Online

2:00pm–3:00pm. The Blackstone River runs for forty-eight miles, beginning in Worcester, MA, and terminating under the Main Street Bridge in Pawtucket, RI. America's cotton industry may have begun with Samuel Slater's thread-spinning mill on the Pawtucket banks of the Blackstone, but it was the rapidly exponential boom of textile mills creeping northward that truly indicated the rise of a revolution. "America's hardest-working river" showcases the rise, height, and fall of its Valley's entire central industry. Presented by Allison Meyette, AmeriCorps Vista NPS. Register. blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

April 8, 2021

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

April 10, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

April 19, 2021

VIRTUAL—Wendell Willkie in East Greenwich and the 1940 Presidential Election, Online

7:30pm–8:30pm. Join writer David Amirsardi on Zoom. To register, email info@eghps.org; www.eghps.org.

April 21-23, 2021

VIRTUAL—35th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, Online

8:45am–6:00pm. Under the theme of Come Back to the Future, many of the highly anticipated sessions planned for the 2020 conference (canceled due to COVID-19) will be offered in the 2021 program. We are also adding new topics and updating sessions to bring you the most timely and engaging presentation possible. Although our tour offerings will look much different in 2021, we are developing innovative ways for you to safely experience Rhode Island's historic places. Registration opens in March. ripresconf@gmail.com; www.preservationconferenceri.com.

April 24, 2021

Stone Walls Walk and Talk, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street. Stone walls are visible reminders of our rural history. These iconic features contribute to a sense of place but are threatened by incremental loss. Join Leigh Schoberth, senior preservation services manager at Historic New England and former Preservation Society policy associate, to learn about the history of stone walls and the efforts to preserve them. After the presentation we will take a walk around the wildlife refuge to examine and learn about some of the beautiful walls on this Audubon property. Members, $10; non-members, $14. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Register. (401) 245-7500; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

Run for the Lighthouse, Riverside, East Providence

8:00am–10:00am. Rose Larisa Park, 701 Bullocks Point Avenue. Celebrate the 150th jubilee of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. The 5K walk and run (8:30-9:45am) winds through scenic neighborhoods. Enjoy sweeping views of the lighthouse on the 10K run (8-10am). At signup, you will have an option to participate virtually. (401) 433-3463 (Louise Paiva); lighthouse1871@cox.net; www.pomhamrockslighthouse.org.

April 24-30, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

May 1, 2021

Derby Day Party, Bristol

6:00pm–8:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Dig out your derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as we bring the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol! The ultimate derby watching experience, Linden Place celebrates Kentucky Derby Day in true Colt family fashion with mint juleps, live music, great food, live streaming of the 147th annual Kentucky Derby, live and silent auction and more. With prizes for best dressed, biggest hat, best dressed couple and more this fundraiser for Linden Place Mansion is not to be missed! (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

May 1-30, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

May 4, 2021

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

May 8, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

May 10, 2021

Lifelong Learners: Architecture in the Park Walking Tour, Providence

4:00pm–5:30pm. Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park. Join the museum director on this walking tour exploring Roger Williams Park to learn about the buildings and architecture in the park. Adults only; no pets, no children. We will practice social distancing and appropriate face coverings will be worn. Members, free; non-members, $3; registration required. (401) 785-9457; www.providenceri.gov/museum.

May 13, 2021

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

May 17, 2021

VIRTUAL—The Narragansett Park Racetrack, Online

7:30pm–8:30pm. Richard Ring, Deputy Director for Collections at the Rhode Island Historical Society, will give an illustrated talk on Zoom on the history of the track from its glory days to the financial scandals, devastating fire, and social changes that led to its closure in the 1970s when it became a Building 19 discount store. To register, email info@eghps.org; www.eghps.org.

May 22, 2021

Gaspee Days Proclamation Ceremony and Walking Tour, Pawtuxet, Warwick

12:00pm–2:00pm. The Gazebo, Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. Join us as we stand before our neighbors and friends in the community to announce the commencement of another year celebrating Gaspee Days! Our proclamation may only be a few words in a few moments but what we have to say will last a lifetime. After our new season is announced, take a tour through Historic Pawtuxet Village guided by children from our local schools as they perform scenes set back in time when the village was first settled. Event subject to change according to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

May 22-23, 2021

Newport Oyster and Chowder Festival, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Details TBA. (401) 849-2243; welcome@bowenswharf.com; bowenswharf.com.

June 4-27, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

June 10, 2021

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

June 12, 2021

55th Annual Gaspee Days Parade, Pawtuxet, Warwick

10:00am–1:00pm. Narragansett Parkway, Warwick, to Broad Street in Cranston through Pawtuxet Village. The annual parade commemorates the Rhode Island colonists who burned the British schooner HMS Gaspee, in the first overt act leading to the American Revolutionary War! The parade features colonial fife and drum corps, Civil War era units, modern day drum and bugle corps, and much more! Free. Event subject to change according to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

July 2-31, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

July 8, 2021

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

July 10, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

August 1-29, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

August 12, 2021

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

August 14, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

September 3-26, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

September 9, 2021

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

September 11, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

September 11-12, 2021

33rd Annual Apple Festival, Johnston

10:00am–5:00pm. Johnston Memorial Park, Hartford Avenue (Route 6). Festivities include arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, pony rides, and more! Free parking and admission. www.ncrichamber.com.

October 1-31, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

October 9, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

October 14, 2021

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

October 16-17, 2021

30th Annual Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, Newport

11:00am–5:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 45 America's Cup Avenue. Food! Food! Food! Area seafood restaurants serve up their most outstanding dishes. The festival offers a smorgasbord of seafood, plus kid-friendly dishes, baked goods, cider, and hot and cold beverages. Non-stop live music by local bands. Face painting, games, and other fun children's activities. Free admission, rain or shine. (401) 849-2120; mjg@bowenswharf.com; www.bowenswharf.com.

November 5-28, 2021

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, Newport and Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Choose from two different walking tours, each featuring a selection of tasting locations and alcohol pairings. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

November 11, 2021

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

November 13, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

December 4, 2021

51st Annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House, Newport

4:30pm–8:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 53 America's Cup Avenue. The waterfront will be bathed in holiday lights as the Christmas season begins in Newport! Frosty the Snowman arrives at 4:30pm, followed by the Christmas Carol Sing-a-long at 5pm. A Newport city official lights the thirty-foot tree at 6pm, immediately followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by boat (weather permitting) or by sleigh. (401) 849-2243; info@bowenswharf.com; www.bowenswharf.com.

December 9, 2021

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

December 11, 2021

Heritage Hike: Harkness Conservation Area, Forestdale, North Smithfield

9:00am–11:00am. Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School Street. Enjoy a woodland hike along old roads, trails, and paths to view the scenic Blackstone and Branch River valleys as well as historic stone features. This is a rigorous two hour walk. Not recommended for children. Masks required. Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water suggested. tourblackstone.com.

March 19, 2022

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

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