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January 1-December 31, 2014

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.

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.

May 1-July 25, 2014

Block Island Idyll: Memories of Manisses Exhibit, Providence

During regular library hours. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. Featuring materials and artifacts from the Library's Rhode Island Collection and the Block Island Historical Society showcasing daily life and industry on Block Island in the past 150 years and specifically exploring the themes of Agriculture, Fishing, Lighthouses, the Ferry and Tourism. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

July 1-31, 2014

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Nightly. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Tickets are $15 in advance, or $18 in person. www.providenceghosttour.com.

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.

SummerWalks, Providence

11:00am–12:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for historical walking tours of the storied streets of Providence. Admission, $15-$10. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

July 11-25, 2014

Lippitt House Museum Guided Tours, Providence

Fridays, 11-3, on the hour. Governor Henry Lippitt House, 199 Hope Street. Tour the only high style Victorian house open to the public in Providence. Adults, $10; students, $5; active military personnel and children 12 and under, free. info@ppsri.org; www.ppsri.org.

July 11-27, 2014

Newport Music Festival, Newport

Various venues. The Newport Music Festival celebrates its forty-sixth season, continuing the tradition of presenting unique chamber music programs, American debuts, world-class artists, and gala special events in the Gilded Age summer cottages of Newport. (401) 846-1133; staff@newportmusic.org; www.newportmusic.org.

July 23-25, 2014

Letterpress Camp for Kids, Narragansett

9:00am–12:00pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. An opportunity for young people ages 12 to 16 to learn the basics of letterpress printing in the SCM Print Shop. They'll set type and print a document during their first session. SCM members, $75; non-members, $85; space is limited. (401) 783-5400 www.southcountymuseum.org.

July 24, 2014

The America's Cup: The Twelve Meter Years, Bristol

Begins at 7:00pm. Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. Halsey C. Herreshoff will deliver a program celebrating three Herreshoff Centennial Classes of sailing yachts. He'll explain significant actions of Herreshoff Manufacturing and its outstanding team in 1914, one of the most successful years in its history. Halsey speaks with remarkable insight from his naval architecture profession, four times America's Cup champion experience, and from family lore passed on by his late father Sidney Herreshoff. (401) 253-5000; www.herreshoff.org.

Historical Walking Tour at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence

3:00pm–5:00pm. Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard. Architectural historian Mack Woodward will take you on tour of the more historic sections of the cemetery where mid-nineteenth century landscape design produced a series of curved paths and roads winding along the gently rolling hills and ravines. The tour will focus on monuments of historic and architectural interest. Free. Rain date: July 31. (401) 272-1314 x309; anitav@swanpoint1846.com; swanpointcemetery.com.

Rhode Island Monthly's Best of Rhode Island Party, Providence

5:30pm–9:30pm. Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street. You are invited to one of the year's most anticipated events as Rhode Island Monthly celebrates the 2013 Best of Rhode Island winners. Be the first to find out who you voted as the best in the state. Doors open at 6:30pm, following pre-party in PPAC Square. Tickets, $60 per person. (401) 421-ARTS; www.rimonthly.com.

July 25-27, 2014

Foster Old Home Days, Foster

Town House Grounds, Howard Hill and Foster Center Roads (Route 94). Real old-fashioned fair including animal shows, children's games, contests, fully operational blacksmith shop, crafts demonstrations, oxen pulls, Foster Idol, food and entertainment, and more!. Adults, $5; under 12, free. (401) 397-5687; www.fosterpreservationsociety.org.

55th 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. (401) 848-5055; newporttickets@gmail.com; www.newportfolkfest.net.

Newport Antiques Show, Middletown

10:00am–6:00pm. St. George's School, 372 Purgatory Road. A benefit for the Newport Historical Society and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County, featuring over forty of the finest dealers from across the United States, the glamorous annual Newport Antiques Show has something for everyone. (401) 846-2669; www.newportantiquesshow.com.

July 26, 2014

Third Annual Clamboil—CANCELLED, Tiverton

Begins at 1:00pm. Chace-Cory House, 3908 Main Road. Raindate: July 27. Tickets $30 in advance, on sale at the CCH when open or from Board members. www.tivertonhistorical.org.

Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking Workshop, Bristol

4:00pm–7:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Explore what it meant to 'eat local' in 1790s Rhode Island. Working from the first American cookbook, originally published in 1796, guests prepare several 'receipts' at the hearth using produce raised on the farm before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of their labors by candlelight. Limited to eight participants; reservations required. Members, $50; non-members $60. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Breakfast in the Barnyard, Bristol

Begins at 9:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Spend the morning getting up-close and personal with Coggeshall Farm's Heritage Livestock. Hunt for eggs, milk the cow, brush the horse, and turn out the sheep, all while finding out what makes Coggeshall Farm's animals so special. After the animals' breakfast, find out how johnnycakes are made in the eighteenth century hearth. No reservations required, but please arrive by 9am. Members, $7/$5; non-members $10/$6. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Yankee Crafts Day, Narragansett

Begins at 10:00am. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

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.

Third Annual Clamboil, Tiverton

Begins at 1:00pm. Chace-Cory House, 3908 Main Road. Raindate: July 28. Tickets $30 in advance at the CCH when open, or from Board members. www.tivertonhistorical.org.

July 27, 2014

Major General Nathanael Greene Birthday Celebration, Coventry

1:00pm–4:00pm. Nathanael Greene Homestead, 50 Taft Street. The general public, militia, re-enacting and historical communities are invited to join us in a tribute to the General. Complimentary tours of the museum. 2pm, program and salute to the General; 2:30pm, complimentary light refreshments. Park at the Concordia Fibres Mill located below the General Nathanael Greene Memorial Bridge on Laurel Avenue. (401) 821-8630; nathanaelgreenehmst@gmail.com; www.nathanaelgreenehomestead.org.

Art and Enterprise: Richard Morris Hunt's Artistic and Social Connections in Newport, Newport

Begins at 2:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Nancy Whipple Grinnell will speak. Free with admission. (401) 848-8200; www.newportartmuseum.org.

July 28-31, 2014

6th Annual BridgeFest, Newport

10:00am–10:00pm. Queen Anne Square. Newport BridgeFest is a local, live music and music education festival that "bridges" the gap between the prestigious Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for a continuous ten days of music in the community. (401) 662-2174; info@newportarts.org; www.newportbridgefest.com.

July 29, 2014

Clambake!, Newport

Begins at 6:30pm. Castle Hill Inn and Resort, 590 Ocean Drive. Castle Hill Inn's clambake pit is nestled on the far edge of the picturesque bluffs and is the weekly centerpiece to a dining experience rich with natural flavors and homegrown fun. Guests can observe the process led by Executive Chef Karsten Hart, sip artisan cocktails, or play bocce and croquet against the backdrop of Newport Harbor until it's time to gather for a uniquely local and expertly prepared feast. Reservations required. (401) 849-3800; www.castlehillinn.com.

July 30, 2014

Windmill Wednesdays, Middletown

3:30pm–5:30pm. Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road. Have you always wanted to see the inside of the 1812 Prescott Farm windmill? Explore how this amazing machine works and learn about the importance of grist milling on Aquidneck Island. Enjoy a family-friendly evening with johnnycake tasting and hands-on activities for kids. Free admission. (401) 846-4152; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

July 31, 2014

Summer Jazz Clambake, Middletown

Begins at 6:30pm. Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road. Enjoy an old-fashioned New England clambake with spectacular jazz and wine. Newport Vineyards and McGrath's Clambakes will be ringing the dinner bell with a traditional menu cooked over hot rocks and seaweed. Cool jazz performed by the Lois Vaughan Trio. $70 per person ($60 without lobster); case club members, $60 ($50 without lobster); price includes complimentary wine tasting until 7:15pm and a glass of wine with dinner; reservations required. (401) 848-5161; info@newportvineyards.com; www.newportvineyards.com.

August 1-2, 2014

Little Compton Antiques Festival, Little Compton

Friday, 6-8pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm. Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard, 162 West Main Road. Friday preview party, ticket price includes food, complimentary wine, music, early buying privileges AND entry the next day!; $40 in advance, $45 at door. Saturday antiques show with fifty vendors, $8. Proceeds to benefit Preserve Rhode Island. (508) 674-9186 or (401) 273-5550; ferguson.darruda@comcast.net; www.preserveri.org.

August 1-3, 2014

60th 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) 847-3700; jazz@newportjazzfest.net; www.newportjazzfest.net.

August 1-29, 2014

Lippitt House Museum Guided Tours, Providence

Fridays, 11am-3pm, on the hour. Governor Henry Lippitt House, 199 Hope Street. Tour the only high style Victorian house open to the public in Providence. Adults, $10; students, $5; active military personnel and children 12 and under, free. info@ppsri.org; www.ppsri.org.

August 1-31, 2014

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Nightly. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Tickets are $15 in advance, or $18 in person. www.providenceghosttour.com.

SummerWalks, Providence

11:00am–12:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for historical walking tours of the storied streets of Providence. Admission, $15-$10. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

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.

August 2, 2014

Breakfast in the Barnyard, Bristol

Begins at 9:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Spend the morning getting up-close and personal with Coggeshall Farm's Heritage Livestock. Hunt for eggs, milk the cow, brush the horse, and turn out the sheep, all while finding out what makes Coggeshall Farm's animals so special. After the animals' breakfast, find out how johnnycakes are made in the eighteenth century hearth. No reservations required, but please arrive by 9am. Members, $7/$5; non-members $10/$6. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking Workshop, Bristol

4:00pm–7:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Explore what it meant to 'eat local' in 1790s Rhode Island. Working from the first American cookbook, originally published in 1796, guests prepare several 'receipts' at the hearth using produce raised on the farm before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of their labors by candlelight. Limited to eight participants; reservations required. Members, $50; non-members $60. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 3, 2014

American Girl Doll Garden Party, Lincoln

Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Girls ages 5-10 are invited to bring their moms and their American Girl Dolls for an afternoon in the garden. Enjoy lemonade and cookies, a presentation on the Language of Flowers, a craft with pressed flowers, Victorian lawn games, a house tour, and prizes! Two limited seatings: 12pm and 2:30pm; reservations required. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

August 5, 2014

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. 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.

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Learn about the distinguished design history of this landscape while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. The tour goes back 250 years to when this part of Newport was farmland and traces Newport's development as a premier vacation spot as reflected in this beautiful property. $10; space limited; reservation suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Farm Fresh Local Food Fest, Newport

4:00pm–8:00pm. Castle Hill Inn and Resort, Ocean Drive. An evening celebrating Rhode Island farmers, fishermen, and food artisans, each teamed up with a local chef. Plus local wines, beers, a raw bar, and a silent auction. Purchase tickets online; proceeds benefit Farm Fresh Rhode Island. www.farmfreshri.org.

August 14, 2014

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 21, 2014

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.

September 11, 2014

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 18, 2014

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.

September 20, 2014

Oral History, Providence

10:00am–2:00pm. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. Workshop on interviewing, using a digital audio recorder, and background information on a particular theme that the Rhode Island Collection is interested in collecting. You'll leave prepared to complete your own oral history interviews... and hopefully, will donate them to our collection for the benefit of all Rhode Islanders! Space limited; reservations required. (401) 455-8090; kwells@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

October 9, 2014

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–9:00pm. 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 16, 2014

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 13, 2014

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 20, 2014

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.

December 11, 2014

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.

March 14, 2015

59th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Parade begins at City Hall, 43 Broadway, and continues through Washington Square to Thames Street and ends at Augustine's Church. Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Newport! Rain, snow, or shine. (401) 845-9123 or (800) 976-5122; JBailey@GoNewport.com; www.newportirish.com.

May 4, 2015

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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