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Ongoing, 2018

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.

February 16-25, 2018

30th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Newport

Various venues. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. (401) 847-7666; staff@newportevents.com; www.newportwinterfestival.com.

February 24-25, 2018

100 Years of Romance, Warwick

1:00pm–4:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Spend time together viewing the display of wedding gowns from 1880s to 1990s, against the back-drop of a one of Rhode Island's hidden treasures. Beautiful architecture, interior design, and furnishings—something for everyone to enjoy! Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

February 25, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–1:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

Valley Talk: Origins of the Right to Work, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Writer and professor Cedric de Leon presents on the origins of right to work laws and their significance for the contemporary labor movement. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

February 26, 2018

Finding Phebe: Uncovering the History of Slavery in Warren, Rhode Island, East Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue. Although the town of Warren in the eighteenth century was surrounded by the slave centers of Newport, Bristol, and Providence, its small size has made it a footnote in what has been written about slavery and the slave trade. Building on the work of historians Joanne Pope-Melish, Ruth Wallis Hendron, Christy Clark-Pujara, and Marjory O'Toole, Patricia Mues and Sarah Weed use primary sources—including wills, inventories, town meeting records and censuses—to identify the enslaved of Warren. Free. (401) 434-2453; eplibraryjoyce@yahoo.com; www.eastprovidencelibrary.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; (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

March 3, 2018

March Madness on Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–4:45pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Spend the entire day exploring Prudence Island: observe beautiful winter ducks to basking harbor seals and explore wide expanses of salt marshes and protected beaches. We will make several stops throughout the day and take some short walks to observe the many habitats that make up this gem in the middle of the Bay. 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.

March 3-4, 2018

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-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 4, 2018

Empire Revue: Benny's, the Musical!, Providence

8:00pm–10:00pm. AS220, 115 Empire Street. The Empire Revue, Providence's Funniest Sketch and Variety Show, is proud to be bringing back our musical! This year, join us as we celebrate the Ocean State's beloved and now-defunct institution, Benny's. Admission charged. (401) 500-0237; david@as220.org; www.as220.org; Tickets.

March 5, 2018

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

March 6, 2018

Undressing History: Women's Clothes and Unmentionables From the Nineteenth Century , Providence

Begins at 6:00pm. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street. Historical costumer Carrie Midura will share some of the secrets (and stuffing) that were hidden beneath the leg-o-mutton sleeves and shelf-like bustle gowns of the nineteenth century. Using a combination of meticulously created period reproductions and original garments from her private collection, Midura will walk visitors through the process of getting dressed during very different decades of the 1800s. This interactive presentation features the undergarments that supported and shaped the fashionable female form when styles and silhouettes were changing as quickly as the New England weather. The program closes with the opportunity to touch and examine these unmentionables that were once commonly found in every lady's wardrobe. Free; registration required. (401) 331-8575; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

March 8, 2018

3rd Annual Taste of Warren, Warren

6:30pm–8:30pm. Warren Armory, 11 Jefferson Street. Warren is known as a foodie destination. A minimum of eleven restaurants will participate along with three tables of wine and spirit tasting. Tickets $25; proceeds will be used for the restoration of our 1842 armory. Purchase tickets at Don's Art Shop, TAP Printing, Malik's Liquors, or through this link: Tickets.

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.

Netop Nights: Let's All Go To The Movies, Providence

6:00pm–7:00pm. Rhode Island Historical Society Robinson Research Center, 121 Hope Street. Join us for a night at the movies. We will feature silent films and objects from our collection that will transport you back to the glamorous days of movie-going. The presentation is free, but capacity is 20, and seating is first come/first served! (401) 273-8107; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Hidden Presence: God's Little Acre and Beyond, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street. Evidence of the history of African Americans in New England from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is found in many historic burial grounds and cemeteries in the region, with the most significant and extensive of these sites being God's Little Acre in Newport. Historian and author Glenn Knoblock will discuss some of these historic sites, including the burying ground in Newport. Through these oft-times forgotten or neglected sites and the gravestones found within, important clues which help to document the lives of African Americans in the region are revealed. Such burial sites and gravestones are often the only physical evidence of an African American presence and the existence of slavery in a given locale, making them historically important beyond their original function and purpose. The presentation will be richly illustrated with photographs of many important gravestones found in Newport and beyond, and is based on Knoblock's book African American Historic Burial Grounds and Gravesites of New England, which will be available for purchase after the event. NHS members and active duty and retired military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations requested. (401) 841-8770; mdelaire@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

March 10, 2018

Smithfield's First Airport and World War II, Lincoln

North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Jim Ignasher, Smithfield historian, answers these questions and more: "How did the creation of Smithfield's first airport in 1932 ultimately change the course of World War II in the Pacific? Have you ever heard about the bizarre air battle that took place over Boston? What became of a fighter pilot who mysteriously vanished from formation while on a routine training flight over Connecticut?" Free. (401) 725-2847; bvhs58@gmail.com; bvhsri.org.

March 11, 2018

Valley Talk: Assassinating Lincoln, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Writer and historical reenactor Paul Bourget explores the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and what became of those who conspired in the deed. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.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.

March 15, 2018

Roger Williams on Display, Providence

4:00pm–8:00pm. Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street. Another letter, written by Roger Williams, will be on display at the memorial's visitor center. (401) 521-7266; www.nps.gov/rowi/.

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.org.

March 17, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with Easter Bunny, Glendale, Burrillville

Begins at 10:00am. Burrillville Middle School Cafeteria, Broncos Highway. Family event featuring breakfast with the Easter Bunny followed by easter egg hunt at Branch River Park. Breakfast at 10am, egg hunt at 11am (rain date for the hunt, March 24). Tickets for the breakfast ($7 per person) are lmited and must be reserved in advance. (401) 568-9470; parksandrec@burrillville.org; www.burrillville.org.

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

11:00am–12:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. In commemoration of the 128th 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. Admission charged; space limited; reservations recommended. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

March 17-18, 2018

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-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 18, 2018

Forgotten Tales of New England Aviation, Lincoln

2:00pm–4:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). How did the creation of Smithfield's first airport in 1932 ultimately change the course of WWII in the Pacific? And have you ever heard about the bizarre air battle that took place over Boston? Or what became of a fighter pilot who mysteriously vanished from formation while on a routine training flight over Connecticut? Local writer and historian Jim Ignasher will tell these and other little-known tales. Refreshments afterwards. Free. (401) 725-2847; bvhs58@gmail.com; bvhsri.org.

March 19, 2018

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

March 21, 2018

Treasures in the Attic: A Tour of the Museum's Archives, Providence

2:00pm–3:00pm. Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park. Discover a hidden treasure in the Museum's Library and Archives. Explore the recently arranged special collection known as the 'Rhode Island Collection,' encompassing local natural history and other regional publications, many dating back over 100 years. This program is a must for scholars and students or anyone engaged in local historic research. Adults, $3; registration requested. (401) 680-7248; info@musnathist.com; www.providenceri.gov/museum.

Fireside Lecture: Hurricanes in Southeast New England, Bristol

Begins at 7:00pm. The Barn at Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Avenue (Route 136). Hurricanes and tropical storms are no strangers to southern New England. Forty-five such storms have affected the region since 1900, thirteen of which made landfall with significant impact, including extensive property damage and loss of life. How can we better prepare for these storms? David Vallee, hydrologist-in-charge at the Northeast River Forecast Center of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will review the behavior of these landfalling tropical cyclones in southeast New England, focusing on their characteristics and impacts in terms of rainfall, wind, and storm surge. Members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 254-1745; info@mounthopefarm.org; www.mounthopefarm.org.

March 24, 2018

Camouflaged Egg Hunt, Bristol

9:30am–11:00am. Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street. Children ages 3 to 10 set out in search for brown eggs and quickly realize how well they camouflage in the natural world. Prizes are awarded to all children, with grand prizes given to the finders of the "golden eggs." Bring a basket. Check-in begins at 9:30am; the Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10am, rain or shine. $5 per member child; $7 per non-member child. (401) 949-5454 x3041; www.asri.org.

Camouflaged Egg Hunt, Smithfield

9:30am–11:00am. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road. Children ages 3 to 10 set out in search for brown eggs and quickly realize how well they camouflage in the natural world. Prizes are awarded to all children, with grand prizes given to the finders of the "golden eggs." Bring a basket. Check-in begins at 9:30am; the Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10am, rain or shine. $5 per member child; $7 per non-member child. (401) 949-5454 x3041; www.asri.org.

Camouflaged Egg Hunt, Exeter

9:30am–11:00am. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, Pardon Joslin Road. Children ages 3 to 10 set out in search for brown eggs and quickly realize how well they camouflage in the natural world. Prizes are awarded to all children, with grand prizes given to the finders of the "golden eggs." Bring a basket. Check-in begins at 9:30am; the Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10am, rain or shine. $5 per member child; $7 per non-member child. (401) 949-5454 x3041; www.asri.org.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Westerly

Begins at 1:00pm. Wilcox Park, High Street at Broad Street. Children aged 1-8 meet the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck and hunt for candy filled Easter eggs. Please bring your own basket. Free. (401) 596-7761; www.oceanchamber.org.

The Ladies of Linden Place Tour, Bristol

Begins at 1:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. A special docent-led tour is being offered in celebration of Women's History Month focusing on the lives of the women who made history at Linden Place Mansion. As you tour the 200-year old mansion rooms, the women of Linden Place come alive through portraits, photographs, artifacts, and more. Learn about the many generations of DeWolf and Colt women who lived in the mansion, their daily lives, and roles of ladies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Members, free; non-members, $10; seniors and students with an ID, $8; reservations recommended. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

March 25, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–1:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

March 26-April 1, 2018

Quahog Week, Statewide

Various venues. Quahog Week shines a light on our favorite local clam and its many uniquely Rhode Island preparations. This week participating local restaurants and markets will feature quahogs on menus and in-store promotions. Join in the fun by purchasing quahogs to prepare at home (we'll have a few yummy recipes to share online) or by dining out at one (or a few... we won't judge!) of our amazing local eateries. Quahog Week pressroom.

March 30-31, 2018

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-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 1-6, 2018

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-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 2, 2018

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

April 5, 2018

U-boat Assault on America, Newport

Begins at 12:00pm. Seaman's Church Institute, 18 Market Square. Author Ken Brown will talk about his book. seamensnewport.org

Netop Nights, Providence

6:00pm–7:00pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Join us the first Thursday of every month (March-November) for our free "Netop Nights" series. This is your chance to get up-close to rarely-seen objects and archives pulled from our collections especially for your visit. Visitors are welcome to explore the Museum open-house style until 8pm (last entry at 7:30). (401) 273-8107; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

April 7, 2018

Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, Bristol

5:30pm–8:30pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Colonial New England was awash in ales, beers, wines, cider, and spirits. Everyone from teenage farmworkers to our founding fathers imbibed heartily and often. This cocktail culture reflected the New World's abundance of raw materials: apples, sugar and molasses, wild berries and hops. Get the taste and feel for Historic New England as author Corin Hirsch explores the origins and tastes of the favorite beverages of early Americans, with a tasting, lecture, and book singing. Members, $15; non-members, $20; reservations recommended. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Mad Hatter Tea, Warren

Seatings at 12:30 and 3pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. The tea menu consists of scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts. Mad hats encouraged but not required. $15 donation requested; reservations must be made in advance. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; www.massasoithistorical.org.

April 8, 2018

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.

April 10-22, 2018

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-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 12, 2018

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.

April 14-22, 2018

5th Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival, Newport

Bowen's and Bannister's Wharf, 53 America's Cup Avenue. Muskets will be fired and the festival will begin to bloom throughout Newport. Family fun, games, painting, live music, a daffy conga line, and the crowning of the Daffodil King and Queen. Daffy deals and store specials for all those wearing a Daffy Pin. Start your visit at our Pilot House Newport for the pin and event brochure full of the activities throughout town. Free Admission. newportdaffydays.com.

April 15, 2018

Motoring Among Monuments, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park. In this motorized companion to the 'Statuary Stroll,' we will take to our wheels and drive to even more statues and monuments scattered in the Park's historic landscape. Our guide will be Mike McGinity, museum docent, creator of these popular sculptural art tours. Free; pre-registration preferred. No pets please! (401) 680-7248; info@musnathist.com; www.providenceri.gov/museum.

April 19, 2018

Roger Williams on Display, Providence

4:00pm–8:00pm. Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street. Another letter, written by Roger Williams, will be on display at the memorial's visitor center. (401) 521-7266; www.nps.gov/rowi/.

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.org.

April 21, 2018

17th Annual Brown University Spring Thaw PowWow, Providence

12:00pm–6:00pm. Brown University, Pizzitola Sports Center, Hope Street and Lloyd Avenue. Hosted by Heritage Series at the Brown Center for Students of Color, event includes indigenous dancing, drumming, native food, arts and crafts, and socializing. Free admission. Facebook.

April 22, 2018

The Ghost Army of World War II, Lincoln

Begins at 2:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Author and documentary filmmaker Rick Beyer will speak about the deception unit in the U.S. Army. Free and open to the public. (401) 725-2847; www.bvhsri.org.

April 29, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–1:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

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 7, 2018

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

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.

May 10, 2018

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.

May 13, 2018

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.

May 17, 2018

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.org.

May 27, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–1:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

June 2, 2018

37th 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 Red chowder categories. www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

June 4, 2018

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

June 14, 2018

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.

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.

June 21, 2018

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.org.

July 4, 2018

Annual Independence Day Rhode Island Red Chick Hatch, Narragansett

10:00am–2:00pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Come to the Living History Farm to see and hold the answer to the eternal question—Which came first? Observe eggs hatching in the incubator, hold day-old chicks and view the museum's two Rhode Island Red heritage flocks. The flocks are replenished every year with the new chicks, which numbered nearly 200 last year. $2 per person. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

July 8-21, 2018

Providence Restaurant Weeks, Providence

Citywide. Whether you want to revisit old favorites or try something new, enjoy a great meal at a great price: $16.95 for a three-course lunch or $29.95/$34.95 for a three-course dinner. Selected restaurants are participating in two for one specials. (401) 456-0223; www.goprovidence.com/RW/.

July 12, 2018

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.

July 19, 2018

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.org.

August 9, 2018

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.

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.

August 16, 2018

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.org.

August 30-September 2, 2018

21st Annual Rhythm and Roots Festival, Charlestown

Ninigret Park, 4813 Old Post Road (Route 1A). Annual roots musical festival with blues, New Orleans R&B, Cajun, Zydeco, Swing, etc. Featuring two huge dance floors, four music stages, dance lessons, food vendors, kids activities, evening dances, instrument instruction, and more! (401) 783-3926; office@rhythmandroots.com; www.rhythmandroots.com.

September 13, 2018

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.

September 20, 2018

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.org.

September 30, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–1:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

October 11, 2018

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.

October 18, 2018

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.org.

October 28, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–1:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

November 8, 2018

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 15, 2018

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.org.

November 25, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–1:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

December 13, 2018

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 21, 2018

Winter Solstice at the Tower, Newport

Begins at 8:00am. Old Stone Mill, Touro Park. Gather in the northeast corner of the park at 8am to see the sun pass through the south and west windows of the Tower. Then at 9am, witness the illumination of the egg-shaped rock from the east side of the Tower. A patch of sunlight shining through the south window acts like a spotlight, setting the egg-shaped rock in the interior of the west-northwest arch aglow.

December 30, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–1:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

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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