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Ongoing, 2017

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.

October 1-31, 2017

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.

October 2-31, 2017

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 10:00am. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (excluding holidays). John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Admission charged. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

October 5-31, 2017

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Providence

6:00pm–10:30pm. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. This illuminating, one-of-a-kind, 'gotta glow' Halloween hot spot returns to the Zoo to transform our enchanting wetlands trail with gourd-ly grandeur! Experience the glow of thousands of pumpkins, set in a magical display of artistry during this night-time spectacular. Admission charged. Nightly, rain or shine. (401) 785-3510; www.rwpzoo.org.

October 17, 2017

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.

October 19, 2017

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

Ghost Stories of the DeWolfs and Colts, Bristol

Begins at 6:30pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. As you tour the 200-year-old mansion's rooms by candlelight, you may discover that the dead have always been alive at Linden Place. Learn about the rumored hauntings of Colt Farm and Colt Memorial School, about vampires roaming the towns of Rhode Island in the 1800s, and mediums summoning the return of the lost. Discover the traditional mourning practices of families in Bristol by examining jewelry, dress, and photographs. Experiment with some of the 'weird science' techniques practiced during the nineteenth-century. And finally... find out if any of Linden's ghosts will be following you home. Members, free; non-members, $10; seniors and students with an ID, $8; reservations recommended (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Warwick Rotary Club Roasts Scott Avedisian!, Warwick

Radisson Hotel, 2081 Post Road. Join the Warwick Rotary Club as we turn up the heat to roast Mayor Scott Avedisian. Gene Valicenti, WJAR TV anchor and WRPO Radio Host, will MC the event. Roasters include Linc Chafee, Allan Fung, Father Robert Marciano, Raymond Studley, and surprise guests! Tickets are $125 per person, include BBQ fare, and 100 percent of proceeds support the Warwick Rotary Club's Charity and Scholarship Funds. Cash bar. warwickrotaryri.com.

October 20, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 20-21, 2017

Lanterns and Legends Tours of the Old Jail, Kingston, South Kingstown

Begins at 7:00pm. Old Washington County Jail, 2636 Kingstown Road. Guides will share local stories of brazen murders, gruesome executions, and supposed vampires as they show grim artifacts from the PHS collection not usually on display. Learn about South County's ties to Halloween lore, including a connection to the Salem 'witch craze' of 1695, the efforts of one local woman to raise the dead, and the vampire hysteria that swept across the region and affected local families. Tours at 7 and 8pm; advance ticket purchase required. (401) 783-1328 erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org; southcountyhistorycenter.org; Tickets.

October 21, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Ladies of Linden Place Tour, Bristol

11:00am–12:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. As you tour the 200-year old mansion rooms, the women of Linden Place come alive through portraits, photographs, artifacts, and more. Learn about generations of DeWolf and Colt women who lived at Linden Place and the daily lives and roles of ladies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. $8; seniors and students with ID, $6; reservations recommended. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Five Methods for Solving Your Rhode Island Genealogy Brick Walls, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street. Is your Rhode Island genealogy research stuck at a certain point, and nothing so far has uncovered the answer to your question? Learn new strategies for digging deeper to break through those challenging genealogy "brick walls" with Rhode Island Genealogy expert Diane MacLean Boumenot. Seating is limited. (401) 847-8720 x208; info@newportlibraryri.org; www.newportlibraryri.org.

The Ghosts of Belcourt Castle, Newport

Begins at 2:30pm. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street. Harle Tinney, former owner of Belcourt Castle, will discuss her book. From the man buried in concrete under the banquet hall, to the poltergeist in the library, there's hardly a room in Belcourt Castle that is specter-free. Tinney shares her experiences with these paranormal occurrences during the more than fifty years living in Belcourt Castle. Seating is limited. (401) 847-8720; info@newportlibraryri.org; www.newportlibraryri.org.

12th Annual Halloween Iron Pour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. The Steel Yard, 27 Sims Avenue. Watch the Iron Guild fire up their furnaces for the annual molten metal spectacular. In the past they've brought us fiery hearts, zombie kings, and glowing skulls. This year... stop by and see! (401) 273-7101 www.thesteelyard.org.

Ground-Penetrating Radar Demonstration and Gravestone Iconography Discussion, South Kingstown

1:00pm–3:00pm. Tower Hill Cemetery. Technological advances, including ground-penetrating radar, are making it possible for archaeologists to learn about important sites without disturbing the ground. Salve Regina's Dr. Jon Marcoux will be conducting a demonstration with cutting-edge equipment, and Center representatives will be on hand to discuss the cemetery's headstones and Tower Hill's history. Parking at All Outdoors, 4060 Tower Hill Road. Rain date: October 22. (401) 783-1328; erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org; southcountyhistorycenter.org.

October 21-22, 2017

H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 1:00pm. John Brown House, 52 Power Street. In commemoration of the 127th anniversary of Providence native H.P. Lovecraft's birth, this tour will give participants an opportunity to see Providence through the legendary author's eyes, as passages from his work are connected with locations around the East Side. $10; space limited; reservations recommended. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

October 24, 2017

What Lies Beneath: A Look Below Rhode Island's Historical Burial Grounds, Kingston, South Kingstown

Begins at 6:30pm. Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Road. Joseph (Jay) N. Waller, Jr., Senior Archaeologist at The Public Archaeology Laboratory, will discuss the unseen world lying beneath the slate and marble gravestones of our historic burying places. Drawing from archaeological projects in Rhode Island, he will discuss nineteenth century burial practices and provide examples of common artifacts recovered from historic graves. He also will highlight a recent project in which archaeologists, with private landowner support, identified and relocated internments from a formerly "lost" historic burial ground. (401) 783-8254; pmead@skpl.org; www.skpl.org.

October 26, 2017

Ghost Stories of the DeWolfs and Colts, Bristol

Begins at 6:30pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. As you tour the 200-year-old mansion's rooms by candlelight, you may discover that the dead have always been alive at Linden Place. Learn about the rumored hauntings of Colt Farm and Colt Memorial School, about vampires roaming the towns of Rhode Island in the 1800s, and mediums summoning the return of the lost. Discover the traditional mourning practices of families in Bristol by examining jewelry, dress, and photographs. Experiment with some of the 'weird science' techniques practiced during the nineteenth-century. And finally... find out if any of Linden's ghosts will be following you home. Members, free; non-members, $10; seniors and students with an ID, $8; reservations recommended (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Welcome to the Graveyard, Newport

Begins at 6:00pm. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street. The Gravestone Girls present a virtual tour centered on the evolution of New England cemeteries. The sixty-minute photo presentation explores many New England cemeteries and charts the evolution of cemeteries and gravestones from the colonial era into the twenty-first century. Free and open to all. (401) 847-8720 x208; info@newportlibraryri.org; www.newportlibraryri.org.

October 27, 2017

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 27-28, 2017

Lanterns and Legends Tours of the Old Jail, Kingston, South Kingstown

Begins at 7:00pm. Old Washington County Jail, 2636 Kingstown Road. Guides will share local stories of brazen murders, gruesome executions, and supposed vampires as they show grim artifacts from the PHS collection not usually on display. Learn about South County's ties to Halloween lore, including a connection to the Salem 'witch craze' of 1695, the efforts of one local woman to raise the dead, and the vampire hysteria that swept across the region and affected local families. Tours at 7 and 8pm; advance ticket purchase required. (401) 783-1328 erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org; southcountyhistorycenter.org; Tickets.

October 28, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Family Cookbook Workshop, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Robinson Research Center, 121 Hope Street. In this workshop, you'll learn ways to create a beautiful book using your family recipes, photos, and memories. This program is part of the Diggin' Your Roots genealogy series collaboration between the RIHS and the Providence Public Library. Instructor: Michelle Chiles, Robinson Research Center, RIHS. Space limited to twenty participants; registration required. (401) 841-8770; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org; Register.

November 1-5, 2017

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Providence

6:00pm–10:30pm. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. This illuminating, one-of-a-kind, 'gotta glow' Halloween hot spot returns to the Zoo to transform our enchanting wetlands trail with gourd-ly grandeur! Experience the glow of thousands of pumpkins, set in a magical display of artistry during this night-time spectacular. Admission charged. Nightly, rain or shine. (401) 785-3510; www.rwpzoo.org.

November 3-27, 2017

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.

November 4, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–10:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. On nights when Waterfire takes place, the house is open until 10pm. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

Coggeshall Garden to Hearth to Table Workshop, Bristol

10:00am–1:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. The Rhode Island Historical Society, in collaboration with Coggeshall Farm Museum, will give participants the opportunity to make a complete meal from the garden from scratch and share it with friends, cooked from the hearth right in Coggeshall's 1799 farmhouse. Limited to twelve participants; reservations required. RIHS/Coggeshal Members, $60; non-members $65. (401) 273-7507 x360; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org; Register.

November 7, 2017

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.

November 8, 2017

196th Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence

5:30pm–8:00pm. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street. Society activities over the past year will be reviewed, and we'll celebrate the RIHS's 2017 programming theme, "Relishing Rhode Island." Free, but please RSVP, as seating is limited. (401) 331-8575 x33; mlupham@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

November 9, 2017

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.

November 11, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

November 16, 2017

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

November 18, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

November 21, 2017

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.

November 25, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

November 30, 2017

Early New England Ice Harvesting, Providence

5:30pm–7:00pm. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street. A collaboration with Historic New England and Old Colony Historical Museum, this talk by Jane Hennedy will help to break the ice on the process that early New Englanders had to endure in order to keep their food cold. Learn some of the specialty food items that came out of this process and became popular staples of the American diet. Free, but please register, as seating is limited. (401) 331-8575; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org; Register.

December 1-30, 2017

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 2, 2017

47th Annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House, Newport

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 5, 2017

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 9, 2017

RIHS Holiday Open House, Providence

Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street. Enjoy a charming holiday afternoon with carolers, hands-on activities, and a special speaker from the Smithsonian Institution. Free. (401) 331-8575 x134; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

December 14, 2017

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.

December 19, 2017

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.

February 28, 2018

Lost Providence, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. David Brussat, architechtural historian and former Providence Journal editorial board member, will talk about and sign his new book on the lost architectural gems of Providence. Free. architecturehereandthere.com.

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.

June 18, 2018

16th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 233rd Anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate and Coventry on June 18th 1781, on his way to victory over the British at Yorktown, with tea and homemade biscuits and strawberries. $5 donation requested. (401) 944-9226; joyhomesteader@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

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.'

June 18, 2019

17th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 233rd Anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate and Coventry on June 18th 1781, on his way to victory over the British at Yorktown, with tea and homemade biscuits and strawberries. $5 donation requested. (401) 944-9226; joyhomesteader@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

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.'

June 18, 2020

18th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 233rd Anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate and Coventry on June 18th 1781, on his way to victory over the British at Yorktown, with tea and homemade biscuits and strawberries. $5 donation requested. (401) 944-9226; joyhomesteader@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

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.

March 19, 2021

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

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.'

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