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January 1-December 31, 2016

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.

Quahog.org Calendar Submission Guidelines, Statewide

We mainly list events that have to do with Rhode Island history or Rhode Island cultural quirks. For more detail on our guidelines and how to submit an event, please see Quahog Calendar Submission Guidelines.

December 1-31, 2016

Christmas at the Newport Mansions, Newport

Various venues. The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House this holiday season. Check website for special events.(401) 847-1000; info@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

Christmas at Linden Place Mansion, Bristol

Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. A towering Christmas tree framed by a four-story spiral staircase, elegant decorations on every mantle and in every nook and cranny, and Christmas tablescapes by top designers and florists... these are just a few of the many delights that await you this Christmas season at Linden Place Mansion. Open for self-guided tours Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 12-5pm. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

46th Annual Christmas in Newport, Newport

Various venues. Throughout the month of December enjoy a series of concerts, tree lightings, craft fairs, candlelight house tours, and much more! (401) 849-6454; www.christmasinnewport.org.

December 8, 2016

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) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

The Launch of Rhode Island's Revolutionary Artillery , Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street. Author J.L. Bell will explore how the conflict over Rhode Island's artillery signaled a decisive break with royal authority during New England's move toward war. NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. (401) 846-0813 x110; mdelaire@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

December 9-12, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 10, 2016

UnDecked Halls: A Glimpse Behind the Shutters at Rough Point, Newport

10:00am–3:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Enjoy an authentic view inside a Newport mansion in winter. Heiress Doris Duke spent Christmas in sunny Hawaii far away from Rough Point, her Newport estate. Experience the quiet house, see the decorated staff wing, and hear about Miss Duke's tropical holiday. Learn how Rough Point's winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century. Tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the staff dining room, not normally open to the public. Tours on the half-hour; refreshments. Adults, $10; children 12 and under, free. (401) 847-8344; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Step Into the Holidays, Warwick

1:00pm–4:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Join family, guests, and staff as they celebrate the holiday season. Decorations change every year; plus music, cider and cookies! Exhibit runs December 5-31. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

An Old Fashioned Christmas, Lincoln

4:00pm–7:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Take a self-guided tour of Lincoln's magnificent, lavishly decorated, ten-room 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

Keeping Christmas with the Whitehornes, Newport

10:00am–2:00pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Step back in time and experience the traditional Christmas festivities of early 1800s Newport. Interact with costumed interpreters as they prepare for Christmas. Learn about the differences between holiday celebrations past and present from decorations to dining and even Christmas trees. Participants will receive authentic recipes from Mrs. Whitehorne's own Sugar House Book. NHS members and military, $5; non-members, $8; 18 and under free. (401) 847-2448; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $55. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

Tour the 'Superman Building', Providence

Begins at 1:00pm. The 'Superman Building,' 111 Westminster Street. The public is invited to join the Providence Preservation Society for a free ninety-minute tour of the closed Industrial Trust Building. Registration required. Eventbright.

Christmas at Spell Hall, Coventry

10:00am–4:00pm. Nathaneal Greene Homestead, 50 Taft Street. The Homestead will be decorated for Christmas with costumed docents, refreshments, and holiday cheer. Living historians and reenactors in period attire always welcome. Non-member suggested donation: Adults, $5; children, $3; Homestead members, free. (401) 821-8630; nathanaelgreenehmst@gmail.com; www.nathanaelgreenehomestead.org.

Westerly Seal Cruises, Westerly

Begins at 11:00am. Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street. Take a ninety-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of some our winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

December 10-11, 2016

Pawtucket Winter Wonderland, Pawtucket

4:00pm–8:00pm. Slater Memorial Park, Newport Avenue and Armistice Boulevard. See 400 decorated Christmas trees, twenty Victorian buildings, and a talking snowman, and enjoy free visits and photos with Santa, train rides, hay rides, carousel rides, food court, and entertainment. Free admission and parking. (401) 728-0500; www.winterwonderlandpawtucket.com.

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

1 and 4pm. Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square. Welcome aboard a ninety-minute magical train journey from Woonsocket to the North Pole! Children of all ages will be delighted with the reading of the book The Polar Express, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, a holiday sing-a-long, and a special Holiday remembrance while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

Christmas Open House, Tiverton

Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday 12-4pm. Chace-Cory House, 3908 Main Road. Hot apple cider greets visitors shopping for historical ornaments, classic jellies, baked goodies, vintage decor, and gifts. tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

December 11, 2016

An Old Fashioned Christmas, Lincoln

2:00pm–6:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Take a self-guided tour of Lincoln's magnificent, lavishly decorated, ten-room 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

Holiday House Tea, Warwick

Begins at 2:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Relax with a sumptuous tea, listen to a short lecture and then wander the house to view the seasonal decorations. $35; space is limited, reservations suggested. Call (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

1:00pm–3:30pm. John Hunt House, Hunts Mills Road. Learn about the history of East Providence and this historic home. View special exhibits on East Providence Amusement Parks and more. Admission, $3; city residents, $1. (401) 438-1750; www.ephist.org.

Christmas Open House, Lincoln

2:00pm–4:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Join us for a celebration of music and refreshments. Come see all the work that has been done in the building. (401) 725-2847; bvhs58@gmail.com; bvhsri.org.

Colonial Yuletide Open House and Celebration, East Greenwich

3:00pm–7:00pm. Varnum House Museum, 57 Peirce Street. The museum will feature festive holiday decorations, live music, refreshments, and host guided tours by docents in period costume. Donation requested: adults, $7; children, $3. (401) 884-1776; house@varnumcontinentals.org; varnumcontinentals.org.

December 12, 2016

Cultural Connections Meet and Greet, Newport

12:00pm–1:00pm. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. Meet John W. Smith, Director of the RISD Museum. Free, but space is limited and reservations are required. (401) 847-1851; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

December 13, 2016

Seal Watch on Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–3:00pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Observe harbor seals, using spotting scopes and binoculars, at one of the best haul-out spots in Narragansett Bay! The program includes a presentation on these amazing animals and a van tour of the island, learning about the cultural and natural history of Prudence, as well as some of the current research projects at the Research Reserve. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; non-members: $12/adult, $8/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

December 16-19, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 17, 2016

UnDecked Halls: A Glimpse Behind the Shutters at Rough Point, Newport

10:00am–3:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Enjoy an authentic view inside a Newport mansion in winter. Heiress Doris Duke spent Christmas in sunny Hawaii far away from Rough Point, her Newport estate. Experience the quiet house, see the decorated staff wing, and hear about Miss Duke's tropical holiday. Learn how Rough Point's winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century. Tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the staff dining room, not normally open to the public. Tours on the half-hour; refreshments. Adults, $10; children 12 and under, free. (401) 847-8344; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Westerly Seal Cruises, Westerly

Begins at 11:00am. Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street. Take a ninety-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of some our winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

December 17-18, 2016

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

1 and 4pm. Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square. Welcome aboard a ninety-minute magical train journey from Woonsocket to the North Pole! Children of all ages will be delighted with the reading of the book The Polar Express, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, a holiday sing-a-long, and a special Holiday remembrance while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

December 20, 2016

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

December 22, 2016

Owl Prowl, North Smithfield

7:00pm–9:00pm. Fort Nature Refuge, 1443 Providence Pike (Route 5). Bundle up and join us for a night hike on the Fort Refuge in search of owls. We will call for different species of owls as we travel through mixed and pine woods. While we never know if we'll actually get to hear or see an owl, participants will be sure to learn a lot and have a great night hike. Wear warm socks and shoes or boots and dress warmly. Bring a flashlight. Hike will be canceled in the event of inclement weather or icy trails. Members, $10; non-members, $14; registration required. (401) 949-5454; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

December 23-26, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 24, 2016

Annual Christmas Eve Luminaria, Slatersville, North Smithfield

Slatersville Village Green. Each Christmas Eve the walkways of the Village Green are illuminated in real candlelight, adding a traditonal nineteenth century ambiance, surronded by historic homes and sites. Presented by Slatersville Congregational Church. (401) 769-2773.

December 27, 2016

UnDecked Halls: A Glimpse Behind the Shutters at Rough Point, Newport

10:00am–3:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Enjoy an authentic view inside a Newport mansion in winter. Heiress Doris Duke spent Christmas in sunny Hawaii far away from Rough Point, her Newport estate. Experience the quiet house, see the decorated staff wing, and hear about Miss Duke's tropical holiday. Learn how Rough Point's winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century. Tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the staff dining room, not normally open to the public. Tours on the half-hour; refreshments. Adults, $10; children 12 and under, free. (401) 847-8344; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

RI Loves: Showing Love for the Ocean State from A to Z, Warwick

10:45am–11:45am. Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane. Local author Jill Austin will treat us to a read aloud of her book. Afterwards you can try the RI Loves scavenger hunt, color a picture from the book, and enjoy a Rhode Island snack. For families with kids ages 5 and up. Please register, counting a slot for each person attending. (401) 739-5440; www.warwicklibrary.org; Register.

December 27-31, 2016

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

December 28, 2016

An Old Fashioned Christmas, Lincoln

4:00pm–6:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. By candlelight, tour Lincoln's magnificent, lavishly decorated, ten-room 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Tours on the half-hour. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

December 30, 2016

An Old Fashioned Christmas, Lincoln

4:00pm–6:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. By candlelight, tour Lincoln's magnificent, lavishly decorated, ten-room 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Tours on the half-hour. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

December 31, 2016

Westerly Seal Cruises, Westerly

Begins at 11:00am. Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street. Take a ninety-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of some our winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

January 1, 2017

11th Annual Freezin' for a Reason Penguin Plunge, Westerly

Begins at 12:00pm. The Andrea Hotel, 89 Misquamicut Beach. 10:30am registration (Adults, $25; 18 and under, $20). 12 o'clock plunge into the cold surf to benefit the W.A.R.M. Shelter. (401) 596-9276; www.warmcenter.org.

January 1-2, 2017

Christmas at the Newport Mansions, Newport

Various venues. The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House this holiday season. Check website for special events.(401) 847-1000; info@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

January 1-7, 2017

Christmas at Linden Place Mansion, Bristol

Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. A towering Christmas tree framed by a four-story spiral staircase, elegant decorations on every mantle and in every nook and cranny, and Christmas tablescapes by top designers and florists... these are just a few of the many delights that await you this Christmas season at Linden Place Mansion. Open for self-guided tours Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 12-5pm. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

January 5, 2017

The Life and Times of Martin Howard , Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street. Mid-eighteenth century Newport resident Martin Howard was known for his outspoken opinions supporting King George. His sympathies towards the crown and views supporting the customs duties relating to the 1765 Stamp Act made him a targeted figure by the Sons of Liberty during the riots that took place that year. While many today might consider him as a "bad guy," his story is one that tells the loyalist narrative in Newport on the eve of the American Revolution. Join scholar Abby Chandler as she presents her latest research on this prominent colonial figure. NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. (401) 846-0813 x110; mdelaire@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

January 7-8, 2017

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

January 14-16, 2017

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

January 20-22, 2017

9th annual Knitting Weekend and Fiber Art Marketplace , Pawtucket

10:00am–4:00pm. Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue. That's right, it's a celebration of all things knitting, with some of the finest yarn producers, spinners, dyers, and micro-farmers in New England. The Rhode Island Hook and Needle Guild will host their annual sale of home-based goods, and on-site demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and knitting will help adorn Slater Mill's historic space with live practice. (401) 725-8638; www.slatermill.org; Tickets.

January 21-22, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

January 25, 2017

Cultural Connections Meet and Greet, Newport

12:00pm–1:00pm. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. Meet Valerie Talmage, Executive Director of Preserve Rhode Island. Free, but space is limited and reservations are required. (401) 847-1851; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

January 26, 2017

Rhode Island's Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History, Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street. Join author, shellfisherman, and fisheries activist Sarah Schumann as she reads from and talks about her book. NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. (401) 846-0813 x110; mdelaire@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

January 28-29, 2017

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 11, 2017

Lincoln's Birthday Celebration, Lincoln

11:00am–5:00pm. Eleazar Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Tour the Arnold House in honor of President Lincoln's birthday! The town of Lincoln, formerly part of Smithfield, was incorporated in 1871 and named in honor of the sixteenth President. Visit the house, tour the museum, and enjoy some birthday cake. Free. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

February 11-12, 2017

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 15, 2017

Lecture: Fashion and Satire: Illustrative Insights by Orson Lowell, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. Jill Mellor Carey, Associate Professor and Curator of the Lasell Fashion Collection, will speak abouit Lowell, who was a magazine illustrator in the latter part of the nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. Members, $5; non-members, $10; reservations required. (401) 847-1851; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

February 18-19, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 20-26, 2017

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 1, 2017

Cultural Connections Meet and Greet, Newport

8:30am–9:30am. The Elms, 367 Bellevue Avenue. Meet Brent Runyon, Executive Director of the Providence Preservation Society. Free, but space is limited and reservations are required. (401) 847-1851; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

March 4-5, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 5, 2017

35th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Pawtucket

Begins at 12:00pm. The city kicks off its celebration of Irish heritage in Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley with this always-festive and colorful parade, which steps off from McCoy Stadium at Division Street, turns right onto South Bend Street, then continues down Walcott Street to Main Street, and ends at City Hall on Roosevelt Avenue. Parade reception follows at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center. (401) 728-0500 x281; pawtucketstpatsparade.com.

March 11-12, 2017

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 18-19, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 19, 2017

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

March 25-26, 2017

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 1-2, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 5, 2017

Cultural Connections Meet and Greet, Newport

12:00pm–1:00pm. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. Meet Morgan Grefe, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society. Free, but space is limited and reservations are required. (401) 847-1851; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

April 8-9, 2017

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 14-17, 2017

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 15, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, Newport

Begins at 10:00am. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. It's our 28th annual date with the Easter Bunny! Join us for a fun morning of scrambling for thousands of colorful eggs on Rosecliff's oceanfront lawn. Then bring the family inside for a catered breakfast brunch in the elegant surroundings. Adults, $55-$70; children, 6-12 years, $35-$40; 3-5 years, $30-$35; 2 and under, $10-$15; space is limited; reservations required; held rain or shine. (401) 847-1000 x140; events@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

April 18, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 19-23, 2017

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 29-30, 2017

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

May 4, 2017

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 27-28, 2017

21st Annual Virtu Art Festival, Westerly

10:00am–5:00pm. Wilcox Park, Broad Street. Fine arts and crafts festival featuring the works of 185 selected artisans from around the country. Live entertainment in three areas and free Creation Station area for children with free make-it and take-it activities. Downtown sidewalk sales. Free Admission. (401) 596-7761; www.oceanchamber.org.

June 10, 2017

36th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, Newport

11:00am–6:00pm. Fort Adams State Park, off Harrison Avenue. The world's original and longest running chowder competition determines bragging rights to the world's "chowda" champion title among dozens of restaurants, divided into Clam, Seafood, and Creative chowder categories. www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

11th Annual Visitors Day at Swiss Village, Newport

9:00am–3:00pm. SVF Foundation, 152 Harrison Avenue. Visitors will take a self-guided tour through the historic site, view several endangered breeds of livestock, and learn about SVF's scientific mission. This event is free to the general public. No parking will be allowed on-site, however free parking and shuttle service will be provided from Fort Adams State Park. (401) 848-7229; info@svffoundation.org; www.svffoundation.org.

July 28-30, 2017

58th Annual Newport Folk Festival, Newport

10:00am–7:00pm. Fort Adams State Park, Ocean Drive. Celebrate more than five-and-a-half decades of folk music in Newport with the best and brightest of the folk pantheon. newportfolkfest@gmail.com; www.newportfolk.org.

August 4-6, 2017

63rd Newport Jazz Festival, Newport

10:00am–7:00pm. International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue, and Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive. Enjoy the very latest tunes from some of the giants of jazz! (401) 848-5055; jazz@newportjazzfest.org; www.newportjazzfest.org.

August 14, 2017

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

August 18, 2017

Ida Lewis Distance Race, Newport

The 13th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race starts and finishes off Newport's historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club, which sits famously on a rock in Newport Harbor, and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha's Vineyard and Buzzards Tower. It is a qualifier for the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF); the Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC); and the Rhode Island Offshore Challenge. (401) 641-2109; racechairman@ildistancerace.org; www.ildistancerace.org.

March 19, 2018

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2018

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 8-20, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Stopover, Newport

Fort Adams, Fort Adams Drive. This is the only North American stopover of the world's toughest sailing event! Sailing village: up-close, dockage and racing, marine education exhibits, food, entertainment, and family activities. (401) 846-1983; www.volvooceanracenewport.com.

August 13, 2018

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

March 19, 2019

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2019

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.'

August 12, 2019

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

March 19, 2020

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2020

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.'

August 10, 2020

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

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