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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.

June 17-October 10, 2016

Jane: Heir to the Stuart Genius, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

10:00am–4:00pm. Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, 815 Gibert Stuart Road. Discover the art of Jane Stuart. Original works have been brought together from throughout New England for an exhibition at the birthplace of her father, Gilbert Stuart. Opening reception, June 17, 5-7pm. (401) 294-3001; info@gilbertstuartmuseum.org; www.gilbertstuartmuseum.com.

July 1-31, 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.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. 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." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

July 20-24, 2016

111th Annual St. Mary's Feast, Knightsville, Cranston

15 Phenix Avenue. Italian food and music, amusement rides and games, procession with the Virgin Mary (11am Sunday), and fireworks (10pm Sunday) are all part of the festivities. 100 vendors will be in attendance. www.sangennarofeast.net.

July 22-24, 2016

57th 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.

38th Annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival, Kingston, South Kingstown

Friday, 4-10pm; Saturday, 11am-10pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm. University of Rhode Island Athletic fields, Route 138. Concert and Balloon Glow, 9pm Friday; Chili Cook-Off 12-3pm Saturday; Balloon Glow Saturday night followed by fireworks at 9pm; 5th Annual RI BBQ Competition; tethered hot air balloon rides; The Canon Lady; Rotary Club's free fishing pond and train rides; carnival rides and games; arts and crafts vendors; food vendors; entertainment. Admission charged. (401) 783-1770; balloonfest@ramakercommunications.com; www.southcountyballoonfest.com.

Newport Antiques Show, Middletown

St. George's School, 375 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. On Sunday experts from Antiques Roadshow will be on hand to appraise selected items. (401) 846-2669; www.newportantiquesshow.com.

July 24, 2016

General Nathanael Greene's 224th Birthday Celebration, Coventry

1:00pm–5:00pm. 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. (401) 821-8630; nathanaelgreenehmst@gmail.com; www.nathanaelgreenehomestead.org.

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

July 25, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

July 25-28, 2016

8th 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 27, 2016

Rough Point After Hours: Sights and Sounds of Shangri-La, Newport

5:00pm–7:30pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Back by popular demand: Summer evenings on the lawn at Rough Point! Bring friends and family a three part series highlighting the cultures featured in the exhibition at Rough Point, Waterscapes: Islamic Architecture and Art from Doris Duke's Shangri La. The theme for June is the Middle East, for July it's Hawaii, and for August we'll be exploring ideas of earthly paradise inspired by the name "Shangri-La." Adults, $10; kids 18 and under, free. Bike friendly. Rain or shine. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 28, 2016

Thursday Night Walkabouts, Northern Rhode Island

Begins at 6:30pm. Various venues. Join a National Park Service Ranger from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park each Thursday evening, from June to August, for a FREE interpretive walk of the many villages located in Rhode Island's portion of the Blackstone River Valley. Call or visit the website for a complete schedule of tours. Free. (401)762-0250 or (401) 521-7266; kevin_klyberg@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/blrv/.

Movies in the Park, Warwick

Begins at 5:30pm. Rocky Point Park, 1 Rocky Point Way. Bring your family, friends, a blanket or chair and watch a movie while sitting on the grass under the stars at Rocky Point. The gates will open at 5:30pm; all movies begin at dusk, weather permitting. Food trucks will be present for your chowing pleasure. Rain date: August 18, 2016. www.centralrichamber.com.

Concert Under the Elms, Providence

Begins at 6:30pm. John Brown House, corner of Benefit and Power Streets. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for summer concerts on the lawn. The full lineup, along with food truck pairings, is as follows: June 30: American Band (Fugo). July 7: Duke Robillard (Citizen Wing). July 14: The Becky Chace Band (Mijos). July 21: Neal & the Vipers (Fugo). July 28: Pendragon (Citizen Wing). August 4: The Reggie Centracchio Quintet (Mijos). Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets! (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

July 29, 2016

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.

July 29-31, 2016

62nd 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.

July 30, 2016

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours, Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Providence River Boat Company, 575 South Water Street. Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence Harbor! Our two hour, narrated tours of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, the Providence Industrial Harbor, and the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse feature David Kelleher, a Friends of Pomham Rocks and American Lighthouse Foundation member, who will provide expert narration throughout the tour, including a walking tour of the grounds. A catered boxed meal/snack, to enjoy while aboard the boat or on the lighthouse grounds, is included. $45 per person; tours at 9am, 12:30pm, and 2pm. (401) 580-BOAT; www.providenceriverboat.com.

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: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

July 30-31, 2016

16th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton

10:00am–5:00pm. Four Corners Arts Center, 3852 Main Road. A sensory celebration of the music, food, art, and crafts of indigenous groups from around the world. Free admission. Held rain or shine! (617) 441-5400; culturalsurvival@culturalsurvival.org; bazaar.culturalsurvival.org/tiverton.

July 31, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

August 1, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

August 1-31, 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.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. 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." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

August 2, 2016

National Night Out and Fireworks!, Warwick

Begins at 5:00pm. Oakland Beach Seawall, Oakland Beach Avenue. Includes Warwick Police K-9 demonstrations, children's fingerprinting, karate demonstrations, Native American drummers, Officer Friendly, McGruff the Crime Dog, free refreshments and kid's prizes/giveaways (while supplies last), police and fire equipment, various neighborhood groups, various child friendly activities, and an opening ceremony featuring the Warwick Police Honor Guard along with other City officials. Fireworks at about 9pm, weather permitting; no rain date. (401) 738-2000.

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.

August 3, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 4, 2016

Greystone Mill Pond Paddle, Johnston

Begins at 6:00pm. Cricket Field, Greystone Avenue. Greystone Mill Pond, on the border of Johnston, North Providence, and Smithfield, is a narrow, winding pond, with many twists and turns and wetlands along the way. We often see ducks, herons and other birds on this 5/8 mile paddle! Fee charged; registration required. (401) 481-1376; etalley@wrwc.org; www.wrwc.org.

Come Clam with Me, Statewide

See website for locations and times. The Aquatic Resource Education program invites you to learn how to dig for clams, the equipment you need, and the management strategies that have kept Rhode Island's quahogging industry stable. Long time quahogger and educator, Jody King will be introducing people to the ins and outs of recreational clamming. Free; registration required. (401) 539-0019; kkimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov; www.dem.ri.gov.

Thursday Night Walkabouts, Northern Rhode Island

Begins at 6:30pm. Various venues. Join a National Park Service Ranger from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park each Thursday evening, from June to August, for a FREE interpretive walk of the many villages located in Rhode Island's portion of the Blackstone River Valley. Call or visit the website for a complete schedule of tours. Free. (401)762-0250 or (401) 521-7266; kevin_klyberg@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/blrv/.

Concert Under the Elms, Providence

Begins at 6:30pm. John Brown House, corner of Benefit and Power Streets. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for summer concerts on the lawn. The full lineup, along with food truck pairings, is as follows: June 30: American Band (Fugo). July 7: Duke Robillard (Citizen Wing). July 14: The Becky Chace Band (Mijos). July 21: Neal & the Vipers (Fugo). July 28: Pendragon (Citizen Wing). August 4: The Reggie Centracchio Quintet (Mijos). Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets! (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

August 5, 2016

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.

August 5-6, 2016

Little Compton Antiques Festival, Little Compton

Friday, 6-8pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm. Wilbor House, 548 West Main Road (Route 77). Friday preview party, ticket price includes food, complimentary wine, music, early buying privileges AND entry the next day!; $50 in advance, $55 at door. Saturday antiques show with fifty vendors, $10. Proceeds to benefit Preserve Rhode Island. (508) 674-9186 or (401) 273-5550; ferguson.darruda@comcast.net; www.preserveri.org.

August 5-7, 2016

Cumberlandfest, Cumberland

Diamond Hill Park, Diamond Hill Road (Route 114). Celebrate the town's heritage and culture with live music, amusement rides, family events, and more! (401) 334-9996; info@cumberlandfest.org; www.cumberlandfest.org.

August 6, 2016

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 turn-of-the-century leisure time, a craft activity, 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.

Henseler Kayak and Paddleboard Race, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 8:30am. Boat ramp, Intrepid Drive. The race includes multiple divisions to accommodate both novice and experienced paddlers. Register online. www.henselerkayakrace.com

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

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.

August 7, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

August 8, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

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 10, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 11, 2016

Tour the 'Superman Building', Providence

Begins at 7:30pm. The 'Superman Building,' 111 Westminster Street. The public is invited to join the Providence Preservation Society for a tour of the closed Industrial Trust Building. On WaterFire nights (July 23 and August 20) participants will be able to view the lighting from several stories up. Registration required. Eventbright.

Thursday Night Walkabouts, Northern Rhode Island

Begins at 6:30pm. Various venues. Join a National Park Service Ranger from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park each Thursday evening, from June to August, for a FREE interpretive walk of the many villages located in Rhode Island's portion of the Blackstone River Valley. Call or visit the website for a complete schedule of tours. Free. (401)762-0250 or (401) 521-7266; kevin_klyberg@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/blrv/.

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 12, 2016

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.

August 13, 2016

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours, Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Providence River Boat Company, 575 South Water Street. Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence Harbor! Our two hour, narrated tours of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, the Providence Industrial Harbor, and the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse feature David Kelleher, a Friends of Pomham Rocks and American Lighthouse Foundation member, who will provide expert narration throughout the tour, including a walking tour of the grounds. A catered boxed meal/snack, to enjoy while aboard the boat or on the lighthouse grounds, is included. $45 per person; tours at 9am, 12:30pm, and 2pm. (401) 580-BOAT; www.providenceriverboat.com.

7th Annual Waterfront Reggae Festival , Providence

12:00pm–10:00pm. India Point Park. A full day of positive vibes and easy skankin', washed in the cool breeze off the Providence River. Bask in a swirling soundscape of reggae, roots, rocksteady, dub, ska, dancehall, and everything in between. (401) 846-1600; www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

39th Annual Fool's Rules Regatta, Jamestown

9:00am–12:30pm. Town Beach at East ferry, Conanicus Avenue. Contestants have two hours to construct sailing vessels out of non-standard marine items on the beach. Then they race 'em! Races begin at 11am. Rain date August 14. (401) 423-1492; www.jyc.org.

40th Annual Save The Bay Swim, Newport

9:15am–3:15pm. Newport Navy Base, 686 Cushing Road. The Swim follows its traditional route across the Bay, from the Newport Naval Base to Potter Cove, Jamestown. Pledge dollars raised by 500 swimmers and nearly 200 kayakers help support Save the Bay advocacy, education, and habitat restoration. (401) 272-3540; www.savebay.org.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 10:00am. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Includes a stop (and complimentary drink) at the DeWolf Tavern. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

August 13-14, 2016

341st Annual August Meeting/Green Corn Thanksgiving, Charlestown

12:00pm–7:00pm. Narragansett Church, Old Mill Road, (off Route 2). The Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island welcomes the public to the oldest recorded powwow in North America. Come and enjoy traditional Narragansett cuisine, as well as modern American food, various Native jewelry, music, artwork and books and traditional Native American dancing. (401) 364-1100; www.narragansett-tribe.org.

August 13, 2016

AS220's 31st Anniversary Foo Fest, Providence

1:00pm–1:00am. AS220, 115 Empire Street. Don't miss the return of Rhode Island's artsiest summer art fair! AS220 brings back the urban street party, turning most of Empire Street into an open-air exhibition and performance space. Numerous interactive art installations, games, and twelve hours of all-original music from two dozen diverse bands are among this year's offerings. (401) 500-0237; david@as220.org; www.as220.org.

August 14, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

Public Tour Day at Hearthside Mansion, Lincoln

1:00pm–4:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Tour Lincoln's magnificent ten-room circa 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Among featured artifacts are a full-size loom, spinning wheel, period clothing, a 1905 Edison phonograph, and several antique furnishings. Tours given by guides in period costume. (401) 334-2209; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

August 15, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

August 16, 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.

August 17, 2016

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 18, 2016

Thursday Night Walkabouts, Northern Rhode Island

Begins at 6:30pm. Various venues. Join a National Park Service Ranger from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park each Thursday evening, from June to August, for a FREE interpretive walk of the many villages located in Rhode Island's portion of the Blackstone River Valley. Call or visit the website for a complete schedule of tours. Free. (401)762-0250 or (401) 521-7266; kevin_klyberg@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/blrv/.

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.

August 19, 2016

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.

Come Clam with Me, Statewide

See website for locations and times. The Aquatic Resource Education program invites you to learn how to dig for clams, the equipment you need, and the management strategies that have kept Rhode Island's quahogging industry stable. Long time quahogger and educator, Jody King will be introducing people to the ins and outs of recreational clamming. Free; registration required. (401) 539-0019; kkimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov; www.dem.ri.gov.

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

6:30pm–8:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 19-21, 2016

89th Annual Greek Festival, Pawtucket

Friday 5-10pm; Saturday 12-10pm; Sunday 12-9pm. Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott Street. Come enjoy the best of Greece right here in Rhode Island! Traditional Greek foods and pastries. Shop for Greek imports in our indoor Agora. Dance to music of our live Greek band and enjoy the performances of our traditional Greek dance troupe wearing authentic ethnic costumes from Greece. (401) 725-3127; www.greekfestivalri.com.

August 20, 2016

Birding And Breakfast Aboard the Explorer, Pawtucket

8:30am–9:45am. Festival Pier, 100 Tim Healey Way. Join Audubon for a morning river cruise exploring the beauty of the Seekonk and Providence Rivers. Sip coffee and juice and sample baked goodies as we search for wildlife along the river. Eagles, osprey, and herons, waterfalls and river history will be on the menu for this special program. Participants may wish to bring binoculars. The Explorer is a covered boat and runs rain or shine. Co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. Adults, $20; children, $15; registration required. (401) 949-5454; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

Lovecraft's Providence: A Literary Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 1:00pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Ninety-minute walking tour interpreting the life and genius of Rhode Island native H.P. Lovecraft, known as one of America's most popular occult and horror authors. Fee charged; reservations are required. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

2nd Annual East Providence Arts Festival—The Looff, Riverside, East Providence

Crescent Park, Bullock's Point Avenue. A whirlwind of art, music, and life—fine paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, metal works, fiber, and much more! There'll be food and ice cream vendors, the Carousel will be operating, and Blount Clam Shack will be open. http://www.eastprovidencearts.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.

August 21, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

August 22, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

August 24, 2016

Rough Point After Hours: Sights and Sounds of Shangri-La, Newport

5:00pm–7:30pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Back by popular demand: Summer evenings on the lawn at Rough Point! Bring friends and family a three part series highlighting the cultures featured in the exhibition at Rough Point, Waterscapes: Islamic Architecture and Art from Doris Duke's Shangri La. The theme for June is the Middle East, for July it's Hawaii, and for August we'll be exploring ideas of earthly paradise inspired by the name "Shangri-La." Adults, $10; kids 18 and under, free. Bike friendly. Rain or shine. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 25, 2016

Thursday Night Walkabouts, Northern Rhode Island

Begins at 6:30pm. Various venues. Join a National Park Service Ranger from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park each Thursday evening, from June to August, for a FREE interpretive walk of the many villages located in Rhode Island's portion of the Blackstone River Valley. Call or visit the website for a complete schedule of tours. Free. (401)762-0250 or (401) 521-7266; kevin_klyberg@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/blrv/.

August 26, 2016

Wolf Hill Hike and BBQ, Smithfield

5:00pm–8:00pm. Smithfield Conservation Center, 215 Pleasant View Avenue. Join us on a four-mile round-trip hike of Wolf Hill, led by WRWC Board Member, Christopher Riely. After the hike, we hope you'll join us for clam cakes and chowder, courtesy of WRWC Board President Roy Najecki. Fee charged; registration required. (401) 481-1376; etalley@wrwc.org; www.wrwc.org.

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.

August 26-September 25, 2016

18th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival, Pawtucket

Citywide. Enjoy one of Southern New England's premiere arts and entertainment extravaganzas! Features Chinese Dragon Boat Races, music concerts, art gallery shows, creative community happenings, and more. (401) 724-5200; www.pawtucketartsfestival.org.

August 27, 2016

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours, Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Providence River Boat Company, 575 South Water Street. Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence Harbor! Our two hour, narrated tours of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, the Providence Industrial Harbor, and the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse feature David Kelleher, a Friends of Pomham Rocks and American Lighthouse Foundation member, who will provide expert narration throughout the tour, including a walking tour of the grounds. A catered boxed meal/snack, to enjoy while aboard the boat or on the lighthouse grounds, is included. $45 per person; tours at 9am, 12:30pm, and 2pm. (401) 580-BOAT; www.providenceriverboat.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

August 28, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

August 29, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

August 31, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 1-30, 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.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. 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." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

September 2, 2016

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.

September 2-4, 2016

19th 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 3, 2016

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

September 4, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

September 6, 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.

September 7, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 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.

September 9, 2016

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.

September 10, 2016

Tour the 'Superman Building', Providence

Begins at 7:30pm. The 'Superman Building,' 111 Westminster Street. The public is invited to join the Providence Preservation Society for a tour of the closed Industrial Trust Building. On WaterFire nights (July 23 and August 20) participants will be able to view the lighting from several stories up. Registration required. Eventbright.

History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

10:00am–12:00pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Join Historic New England and herbalist Maureen Lapre for a walk through the beautiful, rolling trails of Lincoln and learn about the history-filled landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Lapre points out various herbs and explains their benefits in both colonial times and today. Tour travels through Gateway Park to Chase Farm Park and back again. Includes admission to Arnold House. Historic New England members, free; non-members, $15 (Lincoln residents, $10); registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 10:00am. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Includes a stop (and complimentary drink) at the DeWolf Tavern. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

September 11, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

September 14, 2016

No Braver Men: The Story of the First Rhode Island Regiment During the Revolutionary War, Saylesville, Lincoln

6:30pm–8:00pm. Saylesville Meeting House, 374 Great Road. Join authors Robert Geake and Loren Spears for an illustrated talk about the First Rhode Island Regiment, which served with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Discover the history of the regiment, comprised of African Americans and Native Americans, from its inception to its disbandment. What happened to the soldiers who survived the war? What legacy did they leave behind? Reception and book signing to follow at Historic New England's Arnold House, 487 Great Road. HNE members, free; non-members, $5; registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; programinfo@historicnewengland.org; www.historicnewengland.org.

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 15, 2016

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 15-18, 2016

46th Annual Newport Boat Show , Newport

Begins at 10:00am. Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf; Oldport Marine, Bannister's Wharf; and Bowen's Wharf. Features a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers. Visitors will find an extensive selection of marine equipment, services, and accessories in a venue that spans thirteen acres of historic Newport Harbor. Never-before-seen new boats and products are debuted and awarded in the popular Newport For New Products program. If you harbor a passion for boating, there's only one place to be! (401) 846-1115; www.newportboatshow.com.

September 16, 2016

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.

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

6:30pm–8:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 17, 2016

Come Clam with Me, Statewide

See website for locations and times. The Aquatic Resource Education program invites you to learn how to dig for clams, the equipment you need, and the management strategies that have kept Rhode Island's quahogging industry stable. Long time quahogger and educator, Jody King will be introducing people to the ins and outs of recreational clamming. Free; registration required. (401) 539-0019; kkimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov; www.dem.ri.gov.

10th Annual North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival, North Smithfield

11:00am–4:00pm. North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road. Experience the start of the crisp autumn season with an always exciting family fun event! Celebrate everything pumpkin with contests, food vendors, live entertainment, and community organizations. Call Town Hall for information and tickets. (401) 767-2200; www.greatpumpkinfestival.org.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

September 17-18, 2016

43rd Annual Harvest Fair, Bristol

Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Enjoy a traditional New England autumn fair, complete with demonstrations of historic trades, hands-on children's crafts, unique local vendors, live music and entertainment, and traditional games and competitions. Wear your flashiest rain boots for our Muck Boot Fashion Show, test your endurance in the sawbucking competition, or perfect your aim in the watermelon seed spitting contest. Free with regular admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

29th Annual Apple Festival, Johnston

10:00am–6:00pm. Johnston Memorial Park, Hartford Avenue (Route 6). Festivities include arts and crafts vendors, rides, pony/train rides, face painting, apple pie contest, live music, entertainment, food, wellness fair, kids zone, and more! Free parking and admission. www.ncrichamber.com.

September 18, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

September 19, 2016

Glocester Heritage Society Meeting, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 7:00pm. Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Main Street. Meetings of the Glocester Heritage Society are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December. All are welcome! (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

September 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.

September 21, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 23, 2016

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.

September 24, 2016

Tour the 'Superman Building', Providence

Begins at 7:30pm. The 'Superman Building,' 111 Westminster Street. The public is invited to join the Providence Preservation Society for a tour of the closed Industrial Trust Building. On WaterFire nights (July 23 and August 20) participants will be able to view the lighting from several stories up. Registration required. Eventbright.

Public Tour Day at Hearthside Mansion, Lincoln

11:00am–4:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Tour Lincoln's magnificent ten-room circa 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Among featured artifacts are a full-size loom, spinning wheel, period clothing, a 1905 Edison phonograph, and several antique furnishings. Tours given by guides in period costume. (401) 334-2209; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

Great Road Open House, Saylesville, Lincoln

11:00am–5:00pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Six historic sites along seventeenth-century Great Road (Route 123) host special tours and displays: Arnold House, Blackstone Valley Historical Society, Hannaway Blacksmith Shop, Hearthside, Saylesville Meeting House, and Valentine Whitman Jr. House. Tour the sites, explore the area, and discover how local residents and visitors lived and worked from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. Free. (401) 728-9696; programinfo@historicnewengland.org; www.historicnewengland.org.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

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.

September 25, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

September 28, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 30, 2016

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.

September 30-October 1, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 1, 2016

History and Herb Hike, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

10:00am–11:30am. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road. Join Historic New England and a professional herbalist for a walk through Casey Farm and its beautiful, wooded trails. Discover the history of this landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Learn about the farm's wide variety of herbs and their benefits. Hike meets at the cow barn. Includes admission for a tour of the historic farmhouse. Historic New England members, free; non-members, $15 (North Kingstown residents, $10); registration recommended. (401) 295-1030; www.historicnewengland.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.

October 1-31, 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.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. 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." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

October 2, 2016

Off the Beaten Path, Jamestown

2:00pm–5:00pm. Watson Farm, 455 North Road. Farm managers Don and Heather Minto lead a special tour of this extensive seaside working farm. Learn how the evolution of the farm relates to the local island community and Rhode Island history. Discover stories about the land, people, and natural resources of Narragansett Bay and learn how preserving our historic landscapes positively impacts local food production. Historic New England members, $5; nonmembers, $10; registration recommended. (401) 423-0005; www.historicnewengland.org.

October 4, 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.

October 5, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 7, 2016

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 7-8, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 8, 2016

History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

10:00am–12:00pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Join Historic New England and herbalist Maureen Lapre for a walk through the beautiful, rolling trails of Lincoln and learn about the history-filled landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Lapre points out various herbs and explains their benefits in both colonial times and today. Tour travels through Gateway Park to Chase Farm Park and back again. Includes admission to Arnold House. Historic New England members, free; non-members, $15 (Lincoln residents, $10); registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 10:00am. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Includes a stop (and complimentary drink) at the DeWolf Tavern. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

October 8-10, 2016

38th Annual Woonsocket Autumnfest, Woonsocket

World War II Memorial State Park, Social Street. One of the largest annual fall festivals in the Blackstone River Valley. Celebrate city and regional heritage and culture with non-stop live entertainment, amusements, food court, family fun events, gigantic fireworks, and huge Columbus Day parade with special guests, marchers, and floats. Free admission. (401) 762-6400; www.autumnfest.org.

October 12, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 13, 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.

October 14, 2016

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 14-15, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 15-16, 2016

Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, Newport

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

October 16, 2016

Grampa John Remembers, Lincoln

2:00pm–4:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Ray Wolf will discuss his latest book, written from the personal log of John E. O'Hara during his service to the Navy in World War II (1942-'45). (401) 862-4202; bvhsri@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

October 17, 2016

Glocester Heritage Society Meeting, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 7:00pm. Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Main Street. Meetings of the Glocester Heritage Society are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December. All are welcome! (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

October 18, 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.

October 19, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 20, 2016

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.

October 21, 2016

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.

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

6:30pm–8:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 21-22, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 22-23, 2016

Lovecraft's Providence: A Literary Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 12:00pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Ninety-minute walking tour interpreting the life and genius of Rhode Island native H.P. Lovecraft, known as one of America's most popular occult and horror authors. Fee charged; reservations are required. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

October 26, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 28, 2016

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 28-29, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

November 1, 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.

November 2, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 4-7, 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.

November 5, 2016

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.

November 6, 2016

Public Tour Day at Hearthside Mansion, Lincoln

11:00am–2:30pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Tour Lincoln's magnificent ten-room circa 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Among featured artifacts are a full-size loom, spinning wheel, period clothing, a 1905 Edison phonograph, and several antique furnishings. Tours given by guides in period costume. (401) 334-2209; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

A Tale of Two Houses, Saylesville, Lincoln

11:00am–2:30pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Explore the history of Lincoln by touring the homes of some of its most prominent families: Arnold House (1693) and Hearthside (1810). Compare and contrast these Rhode Island architectural gems and the lives of the people who called them home. $10; registration required. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

November 9, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 10, 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.

November 11, 2016

Miantonomi Tower open access date, Newport

12:30pm–2:30pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Miantonomi Tower, built in 1929, is open only two days a year, for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day, and offers a rare view of Newport and Narragansett Bay. (401) 845-5300.

November 11-14, 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.

November 15, 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.

November 16, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 17, 2016

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 18-21, 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.

November 20, 2016

Triple Deckers, Lincoln

2:00pm–4:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). C. Morgan Grefe, Directr of the Rhode Island Historical Society will give a lecture concerning the history of the triple decker building. (401) 862-4202; bvhsri@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

November 21, 2016

Glocester Heritage Society Meeting, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 7:00pm. Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Main Street. Meetings of the Glocester Heritage Society are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December. All are welcome! (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

November 23, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 25-28, 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.

November 30, 2016

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

December 2-5, 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 3-4, 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.

December 6, 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 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.

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 10-11, 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 19, 2017

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

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.'

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.

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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