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Ongoing, 2019

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 4-28, 2018

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.

May 23, 2018

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Visit a 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.

May 25-26, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

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

8:00pm–10:00pm. Columbus Theatre Arts Center, 270 Broadway. The Empire Revue, Back by popular demand! Providence's funniest sketch and variety show, is proud to be bringing back our musical! Join us as we celebrate the Ocean State's beloved and now-defunct institution, Benny's. Admission charged. (401) 621-9660; columbustheatre.com; Friday Tickets; Saturday Tickets.

May 25-27, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

May 26, 2018

Vintage Baseball, Fields Around the State

Various venues. The Providence Grays are a vintage base ball club, playing by rules dating from 1864 and 1886. Games, both home and away, are scheduled throughout the summer; check www.providencegrays.com or Facebook for schedule details.

Mystery at the Museum: Double Jeopardy, Newport

Begins at 7:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. It's 1895 and Newport is hosting a new phenomenon, a game show! Classes collide as Aristocrats go head to head with working class Newporters to see who possesses the largest wealth of trivia. As the competition heats up, tempers flare and when someone takes the "Sudden Death" round literally, it will be up to you to piece together the clues and bring a killer to justice. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

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.

May 26-28, 2018

Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival, Pawtuxet, Warwick

10:00am–5:00pm. Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. The annual festival hosts 100-150 craft exhibitors, and attracts 50,000 guests! It also features a professional food court, free family music, and entertainment! Free admission. All proceeds benefit the Gaspee Days Parade. (401) 781-1772; http://www.gaspee.com.

May 27, 2018

Blackstone Valley Explorer Nature and Heritage Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–3:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1 and 2pm; Adults, $12; children, $10. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

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

Begins at 2:00pm. Columbus Theatre Arts Center, 270 Broadway. The Empire Revue, Back by popular demand! Providence's funniest sketch and variety show, is proud to be bringing back our musical! Join us as we celebrate the Ocean State's beloved and now-defunct institution, Benny's. Admission charged. (401) 621-9660; columbustheatre.com; Friday Tickets; Saturday Tickets; Sunday Tickets.

May 28, 2018

Memorial Day Parade, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 10:00am. Local veterans march along Main Street (Route 44) in historic Chepachet village to honor America's war heroes, followed by ceremonies at Town Hall. www.glocesterri.org.

Memorial Day Parade, Lincoln

Begins at 11:00am. Smithfield Avenue (Route 126). Annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies honoring local and national military heroes. (401) 333-1100; www.lincolnri.org.

June 1-2, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 1-3, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 1-30, 2018

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.

June 2, 2018

American Girl Doll Tea, Lincoln

Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Girls ages 5 and up are invited to bring their moms and their American Girl Dolls to have afternoon tea at a historic mansion. Two limited seatings: 1 and 3pm; reservations required. Members, $24; non-members $27. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; Hearthside House.

37th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, Newport

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

What Cheer Day: Life After the Gaspee Affair, Providence

12:00pm–4:00pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Find out the events and gossip following the 1772 attack on Her Majesty's Ship Gaspee as we partner with History Space for this fun-filled outdoor family event. Participate in a Spy Challenge, play eighteenth century games, and meet costumed interpreters who will tell you about daily life and what happened aboard the Gaspee. (401) 331-8575 x136; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Kite Flying Day, Jamestown

1:00pm–5:00pm. Watson Farm, 455 North Road. Bring a kite to Watson Farm and enjoy a day of family fun. Watch a professional fly three kites simultaneously. Hike out to scenic fields where you can launch your own kite or just watch others enjoy this old-fashioned pastime. Follow a guided or self-guided tour of the farm trails down to Narragansett Bay and back, make crafts, and go on a treasure hunt. Grab a kite, bring a picnic lunch if you wish, and come enjoy the breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay's West Passage. Free. (401) 423-0005 x3; www.historicnewengland.org.

Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: The Architecture and Ornament of Linden Place, Bristol

Begins at 12:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Bring your own bag lunch and learn something new. Award winning architectural historian and professor John Tschirch will do a detailed analysis of the architecture and ornament of Linden Place. Members, $5; non-members, $10; reservations recommended. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

Gaspee Days Fireworks Extravaganza, Pawtuxet, Warwick

Begins at 9:00am. Salter's Grove Park, Narragansett Parkway. A re-creation, of sorts, of the fireworks that went off when the ship's powder magazine blew up after we burned the Gaspee in 1772. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

June 3, 2018

Blackstone Valley Explorer Nature and Heritage Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–3:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1 and 2pm; Adults, $12; children, $10. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

The Lost Park, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Museum of Natural History and Cormack Planetarium, Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Join museum docent Mike McGinity for this walking tour through Roger Williams Park as we go back in time. Long lost park treasures and missing monuments will be revisited at their original locations in this nostalgic look at the history of this grand space. Free; registration requested. No pets. (401) 680-7248; info@musnathist.com; www.providenceri.gov/museum.

Gaspee Days Blessing of the Fleet, Pawtuxet, Warwick

11:00am–1:00pm. Pawtuxet Cove. Are you a boat lover? How about a boat owner? Well here is your opportunity to bring your boat to RIYC to get blessed and participate in the Gaspee Days parade of boats! Even if you donít have a boat, all are welcome to come watch the event from the Rhode Island Yacht Club lawn. All of RIYC facilities will be open and available including pub and kitchen. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

June 3-4, 2018

Haven Brothers 125th Anniversary Party, Providence

1:00pm–3:00am. Haven Brothers, Fulton Street. Providence's original food truck opened for business in 1893 as a horse-drawn wagon. Celebrate 125 years of good street food with $1.50 hot dogs, $2 hamburgers, $3 milkshakes, and $1.50 fries. Rain dates, June 10 and 17. Facebook.

June 4, 2018

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

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

June 5, 2018

The Monastery and Balcourt Castle, Cumberland

6:30pm–8:00pm. Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. (401) 333-2552 x128; acoutu@cumberlandlibrary.org; www.cumberlandlibrary.org.

Federal Hill Stroll, Providence

4:30pm–7:30pm. Atwells Avenue. Stroll through one of Providence's most culturally appealing and historically inviting neighborhoods, while sampling signature cuisine and enjoying exclusive discounts at fabulous eateries and specialty boutiques. Tickets are limited and cannot be purchased the day of the Stroll. www.federalhillstroll.com.

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.

June 6, 2018

Taste of Rhode Island, Warwick

6:00pm–10:00pm. Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Avenue. Enjoy a unique culinary experience... More than forty of Rhode Island's best restaurants, bakeries, caterers, wineries and breweries will be showcasing their delicious offerings for you to enjoy. Tickets are limited so get yours early; $45-$75. thetasteofrhodeisland.com.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Visit a 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.

June 7, 2018

Netop Nights, Providence

6:00pm–7:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, or Robinson Research Center, 121 Hope Street. This is your chance to get up-close to rarely-seen objects and archives pulled from our collections especially for your visit. When at the John Brown House, visitors are welcome to explore the Museum open-house style until 8pm, (last entry at 7:30). Check website for this month's details. Free. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship, Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street. Author Jill Farinelli reconstructs the origins of one of New England's most chilling maritime mysteries. Repeated sightings of a flaming ship apparition, along with the attention of some of nineteenth-century America's most notable writers, helped keep the legend alive, despite evidence that the vessel, whose actual name was the Princess Augusta, was never abandoned, lured ashore, or destroyed by fire. So how did the rumors begin? What really happened to the Princess Augusta and the passengers she carried on her final, fatal voyage? NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; mdelaire@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

June 8-9, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 8-10, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 9, 2018

Mornings at the Museum, Providence

9:00am–10:00am. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Family-friendly, hands-on activities connect children to life as it was lived 200 years ago. Along with a themed activity, families get free access to the museum. This program runs the second Saturday, April through August. Specific program events to be announced. (401) 273-7507 x362; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Boat Tour of Green Jacket Shoal, Providence

10:00am–11:00am. Providence River Boat Company, 525 South Water Street. Join us as we welcome University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography Marine Archaeologist David Robinson back again for a 60-minute exploration of the Providence waterways and Green Jacket Shoal. Here, David has found the remains of a historical floating dry dock and 26 wooden-hulled vessels, deemed "Rhode Island's largest ship graveyard" and a reminder of the industrial fervor that transformed Providence into a thriving commercial waterfront. David's lecture on, and experience with, Green Jacket Shoal is fascinating and we are thrilled to welcome him aboard again this season! We sold out quickly last year, so reserve your seats soon! Light refreshments will be served. Tickets $20-$35. www.providenceriverboat.com.

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

Family Day, Narragansett

11:00am–3:00pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Family Day celebrates the imagination and ingenuity of childhood through the merger of past and present. Through storytelling, farm and nature tours, crafts, old-timey dress-up, face painting and games, South County Museum bridges the gap of time by focusing on that which is timeless: coming together as a community. Highlights of the 2017 event included Laid Back Fitness' obstacle course, face painting by South County Art Supply, and Dan Wheelan's Homing Pigeon Show. Family Day is a celebration of all the museum has to offer, as we open our doors to local families for a day of good old-fashioned fun and games. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Interwoven Connections, Bristol

Begins at 12:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Bring your own bag lunch and learn something new. Hear about the fascinating ties between Charleston, South Carolina, Rhode Island, and the West Indies from Brandy Culp, curator of American Decorative Arts at the Wadsworth Antheneum. Filled with rich details, recently discovered information and some interesting twists, this lecture is not to be missed by any history buff. Members, $5; non-members, $10; reservations recommended. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

53rd Annual Gaspee Days Parade, Pawtuxet, Warwick

10:00am–1:00pm. Narragansett Parkway, Warwick, to Broad Street in Cranston through Pawtuxet Village. The annual parade commemorates the Rhode Island colonists who burned the British schooner HMS Gaspee, in the first overt act leading to the American Revolutionary War! The parade features colonial fife and drum corps, Civil War era units, modern day drum and bugle corps, and much more! Free. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

June 9-10, 2018

27th Anniversary Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show, Quonset Point, North Kingstown

9:00am–4:00pm. Quonset State Airport, 1 Minuteman Way. A favorite family tradition since 1991. This year's show will feature the USN Blue Angels and many other first-class flight demonstrations! Voluntary donations for parking benefit Hasbro Children's Hospital. www.rhodeislandairshow.com.

Gaspee Days Colonial Encampment, Pawtuxet, Warwick

10am Saturday to 4pm Sunday. Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. Our encampment gives visitors a feel for colonial military life as dozens of militia camp out for the weekend in authentic Revolutionary style. Hosted by the Pawtuxet Rangers, RIM. Free. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

June 10, 2018

Blackstone Valley Explorer Nature and Heritage Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–3:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1 and 2pm; Adults, $12; children, $10. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

2nd Annual Bacon and Beer Festival, Providence

2:00pm–5:30pm. The Steel Yard, 27 Sims Avenue. The folks who bring you Beervana Fest and RI FOOD FIGHTS join forces AGAIN to celebrate BACON and BEER! 25 local restaurants and their favorite bacon-inspired dish paired with 25 local breweries! Tickets, $55. (401) 273-7101; www.thesteelyard.org.

WaterFire—Partial Lighting, 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.

Gaspee Days Sunday in the Park and the Burning of the Gaspee, Pawtuxet, Warwick

12:00pm–5:00pm. Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. Bring your family and a picnic feast and enjoy live music (12:30-3:30pm) and the reenactment of the burning of the HMS Gaspee (4pm). (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

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

June 10-16, 2018

Block Island Restaurant Week, Block Island

Various venues. Sample the menus at island restaurants, take advantage of special pricing, menus, and events. (800) 383-2474; www.blockislandchamber.com.

June 13, 2018

Wear a Quilt..., Smithfield

6:00pm–8:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Come learn to sew a traditional log cabin pattern and assemble a miniature quilted pin. Donation of $25 includes all necessary materials to complete a pin, including fabric choices. Light refreshments and a tour of the Smith-Appleby House Museum are also included. Limited to ten participants; must be 16 or older; reservations required. (401) 231-7363; smithappleby@aol.com; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

June 14, 2018

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

Taste of the Bay, Providence

7:00pm–9:00pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Fields Point, off Allens Avenue. Join us in a Bayside celebration of the flavors, sights, and sounds of Narragansett Bay. Enjoy a delicious sampling of locally-grown, harvested, and prepared food and drinks from local chefs, shell-fisherman, bakeries, breweries, wineries, and more, while taking in beautiful scenery and live music! This fund raising event provides critical support for Save The Bay's advocacy, restoration, and education efforts. $45 per person. (401) 272-3540 x140; ldanielsen@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

June 15, 2018

Twilight Cruise Aboard the Explorer, Central Falls

7:00pm–8:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Join an Audubon naturalist for a relaxing evening cruise along the beautiful and historic Blackstone River. Sit back and gaze out over the Valley Falls wilderness area as we watch for birds and other wildlife that live along America's "hardest working river." Participants may wish to bring insect repellent. The Explorer is a covered boat and will go out rain or shine. Co-sponsored with the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. Adults, $15; children, $12; pre-registration required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

June 15-16, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 15-17, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 16, 2018

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. 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.

Vintage Baseball, Fields Around the State

Various venues. The Providence Grays are a vintage base ball club, playing by rules dating from 1864 and 1886. Games, both home and away, are scheduled throughout the summer; check www.providencegrays.com or Facebook for schedule details.

Summer Saturday Tours, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Tour the circa 1696 Smith-Appleby House accompanied by volunteers dressed in Colonial period attire. The house was built as a one-room stone-ender with loft by Elisha Smith, grandson of John "The Miller" Smith, one of Roger William's original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. $5 donation requested; children, free. (401) 231-7363; contact@smithapplebyhouse.org; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

Strawberry Festival, Wickford, North Kingstown

11:00am–4:00pm. Smith's Castle, 155 Richard Smith Drive (off Route 1). Savor Smith Castle's celebrated strawberry shortcake and pay homage to the humble wild strawberry—a favorite of the early colonists and the native Narragansett. Enjoy a day filled with family entertainment. Raindate: June 17. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle@earthlink.net; www.smithscastle.org.

June 17, 2018

Blackstone Valley Explorer Nature and Heritage Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–3:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1 and 2pm; Adults, $12; children, $10. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

June 18, 2018

16th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

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

June 19, 2018

History Crawl! Walking Tour, Providence

5:30pm–7:30pm. Starting place TBA. Downtown Providence boasts a vibrant collection of restaurants, bars, and cafes, several of which are located in historically preserved buildings. This tour will provide some insight on current restaurants, as well as history of the buildings in which they're located. (401) 273-7507 x362; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Shipwreck! Finding the Revenge and Other Naval Disasters, Narragansett Pier, Narragansett

Begins at 6:30pm. The Towers, Ocean Road. Some 3,000 shipwrecks have been documented off Rhode Island's coastline. Local divers Charles C. Buffum, Jr. and Craig Harger will be discussing the wreck of Oliver Hazard Perry's 1811 naval schooner the U.S.S. Revenge, which they discovered, as well as other notable local shipwrecks. A pop up exhibit examining the history of Narragansett's Life Saving Station will be available for viewing before and after the program. (401) 783-1328; erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org; southcountyhistorycenter.org.

June 20, 2018

7th Annual Quahogger's Jamboree, Warwick

5:00pm–8:00pm. Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane. Join us in celebrating Warwick's quahogging heritage with shellfishermen, sea glass jewelry, and a concert. (401) 739-5440 x221; wilgregersen@gmail.com; www.warwicklibrary.org.

Tower Tour, Central Falls

Begins at 6:30pm. Jenks Park, 580 Broad Street. Join the Blackstone Valley Historical Society for a guided tour of Cogswell Tower. Bob Ferri will take us to the top of the tower and down to see the pool beneath it. Free and open to the public. Meet at the arch on Broad Street. (401) 862-4202; bvhsri@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Visit a 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.

June 21, 2018

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 is as follows: June 21: Cajun Hobos; June 28: The American Band; July 5: The Duke Robillard Band; July 12: Steve Smith and the Nakeds; July 19: The Becky Chace Band; July 26: The Nickel Jukebox Band; August 2: The Driftwoods. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets please! Check website for raindates. (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

A Monument to Perseverance: The Struggle to Build the Newport Bridge, 1945-1960, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street. Jim Ricci holds a doctorate degree in Humanities from Salve Regina University. His presentation will illuminate the struggle to build the bridge from its original momentum following World War II to its opening in 1969, the technological innovations employed in its construction, and its emergence as a cultural icon. NHS members, active and retired military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations requested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

Hiking Prudence Island, Bristol

1:30pm–6:30pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Welcome the summer solstice with an afternoon of hiking on Prudence Island. Home to several miles of trails that weave through a variety of habitats from forested wetlands to coastal meadow and pine barrens. Pace will be moderate and cover three to four miles over a mix of terrain. Members: $8/$4; non-members: $10/$5; ferry ticket not included. Ages: 10+. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

6:00pm–9:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets, and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Live music from area bands on stage by the river's edge and Saugatucket Bridge. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. Almost every Thursday will showcase additional programs with family-friendly activities. Bring non-perishable donations for the Jonnycake Center. Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage.

June 22, 2018

A Taste of Summer Fundraiser, Narragansett

5:00pm–8:00pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Taste of summer is our annual fundraiser. Come kick off the start of summer, support the museum and enjoy the local flavors of some of Southern Rhode Island's best restaurants while exploring the Metz Exhibition Hall and the beautiful grounds of the museum. Appetizer sized portions reflecting South County heritage including calamari, Rhode Island's official appetizer, will be served by local restaurants. A beer and wine bar is also provided. A silent auction featuring goods and services from local merchants will be held. $50 per person; due to the increasing popularity of this event, only 200 tickets will be sold, so get yours early!! (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

June 22-23, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 22-24, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 23, 2018

The Ladies of Linden Place Tour, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. A special docent-led tour is being offered in celebration of Women's History Month focusing on the lives of the women who made history at Linden Place Mansion. As you tour the 200-year old mansion rooms, the women of Linden Place come alive through portraits, photographs, artifacts, and more. Learn about the many generations of DeWolf and Colt women who lived in the mansion, their daily lives, and roles of ladies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Members, free; non-members, $10; seniors and students with an ID, $8; reservations recommended. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

Strawberry Thanksgiving, Exeter

10:00am–2:00pm. Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum, 390 Summit Road. The strawberry is known as the gift of friendship. Event includes storytelling, ceremony, tours, native arts market, and games! Free with regular museum admission. (401) 539-7213; lorenspears@tomaquagmuseum.com; www.tomaquagmuseum.org.

June 24, 2018

Historic House Tours, Lincoln

1:00pm–4:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Take a tour of this 200-year old homestead with guides in period costume. Tours begin on the hour and last approximately one hour, with the last at 3pm. Plus special exhibit on early twentieth century hand-colored photography. Admission charged. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

Blackstone Valley Explorer Nature and Heritage Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–3:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1 and 2pm; Adults, $12; children, $10. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

June 28, 2018

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. (401) 732-1100 for raindates; www.centralrichamber.com.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 3:00pm. 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.

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 is as follows: June 21: Cajun Hobos; June 28: The American Band; July 5: The Duke Robillard Band; July 12: Steve Smith and the Nakeds; July 19: The Becky Chace Band; July 26: The Nickel Jukebox Band; August 2: The Driftwoods. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets please! Check website for raindates. (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

6:00pm–9:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets, and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Live music from area bands on stage by the river's edge and Saugatucket Bridge. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. Almost every Thursday will showcase additional programs with family-friendly activities. Bring non-perishable donations for the Jonnycake Center. Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage.

Butterflies of Prudence Island, Bristol

1:30pm–6:30pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Spend the day with Narragansett Bay Research Reserve staff and tour the island, identifying and counting as many butterfly species as possible in an effort to track populations and abundance on Prudence. This is a great way to see Prudence Island as well as discover its diversity of habitats, flora, and fauna. Members: $8/$4; non-members: $10/$5; ferry ticket not included. Ages: 10+. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

June 29-30, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 29-July 1, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 30, 2018

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.

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

History and Herb Hike, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

1:00pm–3:00pm. 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, $5; non-members, $15 (North Kingstown residents, $10); registration recommended. (401) 295-1030; www.historicnewengland.org.

July 1-31, 2018

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.

July 4, 2018

Annual Independence Day Rhode Island Red Chick Hatch, Narragansett

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

Fourth of July Parade Picnic, Bristol

7:30am–2:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Located on the parade route, Linden Place offers bleacher-style seating, tables and chairs under linden trees, a continental breakfast and picnic lunch, restroom facilities, and elbow room! Adults, $80; children, $55; $10 discount for members. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Fireworks on the Beach, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 9:00pm. Wuskenau (New Westerly Town) Beach, 365 Atlantic Avenue. Fireworks light the sky. (401) 322-1026; www.misquamicut.org.

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

July 5, 2018

Netop Nights, Providence

6:00pm–7:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, or Robinson Research Center, 121 Hope Street. This is your chance to get up-close to rarely-seen objects and archives pulled from our collections especially for your visit. When at the John Brown House, visitors are welcome to explore the Museum open-house style until 8pm, (last entry at 7:30). Check website for this month's details. Free. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

July 6-7, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

July 6-8, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

July 7, 2018

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

July 8, 2018

East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

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

July 8-21, 2018

Providence Restaurant Weeks, Providence

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

July 11, 2018

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

July 12, 2018

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. (401) 732-1100 for raindates; www.centralrichamber.com.

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.

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 is as follows: June 21: Cajun Hobos; June 28: The American Band; July 5: The Duke Robillard Band; July 12: Steve Smith and the Nakeds; July 19: The Becky Chace Band; July 26: The Nickel Jukebox Band; August 2: The Driftwoods. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets please! Check website for raindates. (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

July 13-14, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

July 13-15, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

July 14, 2018

Mornings at the Museum, Providence

9:00am–10:00am. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Family-friendly, hands-on activities connect children to life as it was lived 200 years ago. Along with a themed activity, families get free access to the museum. This program runs the second Saturday, April through August. Specific program events to be announced. (401) 273-7507 x362; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. 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.

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.

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

July 18, 2018

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

July 19, 2018

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

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 is as follows: June 21: Cajun Hobos; June 28: The American Band; July 5: The Duke Robillard Band; July 12: Steve Smith and the Nakeds; July 19: The Becky Chace Band; July 26: The Nickel Jukebox Band; August 2: The Driftwoods. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets please! Check website for raindates. (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

July 20-21, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

July 20-22, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

July 21, 2018

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

July 25, 2018

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Visit a 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.

July 26, 2018

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. (401) 732-1100 for raindates; www.centralrichamber.com.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 3:00pm. 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.

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 is as follows: June 21: Cajun Hobos; June 28: The American Band; July 5: The Duke Robillard Band; July 12: Steve Smith and the Nakeds; July 19: The Becky Chace Band; July 26: The Nickel Jukebox Band; August 2: The Driftwoods. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets please! Check website for raindates. (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

July 27-28, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

July 27-29, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

July 28, 2018

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.

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

August 1, 2018

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

August 1-31, 2018

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, 2018

Netop Nights, Providence

6:00pm–7:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, or Robinson Research Center, 121 Hope Street. This is your chance to get up-close to rarely-seen objects and archives pulled from our collections especially for your visit. When at the John Brown House, visitors are welcome to explore the Museum open-house style until 8pm, (last entry at 7:30). Check website for this month's details. Free. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

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 is as follows: June 21: Cajun Hobos; June 28: The American Band; July 5: The Duke Robillard Band; July 12: Steve Smith and the Nakeds; July 19: The Becky Chace Band; July 26: The Nickel Jukebox Band; August 2: The Driftwoods. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets please! Check website for raindates. (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

6:00pm–9:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets, and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Live music from area bands on stage by the river's edge and Saugatucket Bridge. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. Almost every Thursday will showcase additional programs with family-friendly activities. Bring non-perishable donations for the Jonnycake Center. Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage.

August 3-4, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

August 3-5, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

August 4, 2018

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

August 8, 2018

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

August 9, 2018

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

6:00pm–9:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets, and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Live music from area bands on stage by the river's edge and Saugatucket Bridge. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. Almost every Thursday will showcase additional programs with family-friendly activities. Bring non-perishable donations for the Jonnycake Center. Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage.

August 10-11, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

August 10-12, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

August 11, 2018

Mornings at the Museum, Providence

9:00am–10:00am. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Family-friendly, hands-on activities connect children to life as it was lived 200 years ago. Along with a themed activity, families get free access to the museum. This program runs the second Saturday, April through August. Specific program events to be announced. (401) 273-7507 x362; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

August 12, 2018

Vintage Baseball, Fields Around the State

Various venues. The Providence Grays are a vintage base ball club, playing by rules dating from 1864 and 1886. Games, both home and away, are scheduled throughout the summer; check www.providencegrays.com or Facebook for schedule details.

East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

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

August 13, 2018

Victory Day, Statewide

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

August 15, 2018

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Visit a 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.

August 16, 2018

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

6:00pm–9:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets, and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Live music from area bands on stage by the river's edge and Saugatucket Bridge. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. Almost every Thursday will showcase additional programs with family-friendly activities. Bring non-perishable donations for the Jonnycake Center. Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage.

August 17-18, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

August 17-19, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

August 18, 2018

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. 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.

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

August 22, 2018

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

August 23, 2018

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

6:00pm–9:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets, and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Live music from area bands on stage by the river's edge and Saugatucket Bridge. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. Almost every Thursday will showcase additional programs with family-friendly activities. Bring non-perishable donations for the Jonnycake Center. Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage.

August 24-25, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

August 24-26, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

August 25, 2018

Walking Tour of Historic Woonsocket, Woonsocket

Begins at 10:00am. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street, explaining how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Adults, $8; children under 10, free with paid adult; students and seniors, $6; pre-registration suggested. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

August 29, 2018

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

August 30, 2018

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 3:00pm. 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.

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

6:00pm–9:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets, and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Live music from area bands on stage by the river's edge and Saugatucket Bridge. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. Almost every Thursday will showcase additional programs with family-friendly activities. Bring non-perishable donations for the Jonnycake Center. Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage.

August 30-September 2, 2018

21st Annual Rhythm and Roots Festival, Charlestown

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

August 31-September 1, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

August 31-September 2, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

September 1-30, 2018

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.

May 9, 2018

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Visit a 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.

September 6, 2018

Netop Nights, Providence

6:00pm–7:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, or Robinson Research Center, 121 Hope Street. This is your chance to get up-close to rarely-seen objects and archives pulled from our collections especially for your visit. When at the John Brown House, visitors are welcome to explore the Museum open-house style until 8pm, (last entry at 7:30). Check website for this month's details. Free. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

September 7-8, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

September 7-9, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

September 8, 2018

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.

History and Herb Hike, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

1:00pm–3:00pm. 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, $5; non-members, $15 (North Kingstown residents, $10); registration recommended. (401) 295-1030; www.historicnewengland.org.

September 12, 2018

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Visit a 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.

September 13, 2018

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

September 14-15, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

September 14-16, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

September 15, 2018

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. 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 16, 2018

Vintage Baseball, Fields Around the State

Various venues. The Providence Grays are a vintage base ball club, playing by rules dating from 1864 and 1886. Games, both home and away, are scheduled throughout the summer; check www.providencegrays.com or Facebook for schedule details.

September 20, 2018

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

September 21-22, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

September 21-23, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

September 22, 2018

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.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Visit a 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.

September 27, 2018

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 3:00pm. 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 28-29, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

September 28-30, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

September 29, 2018

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 30, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

October 1-31, 2018

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

October 4, 2018

Netop Nights, Providence

6:00pm–7:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, or Robinson Research Center, 121 Hope Street. This is your chance to get up-close to rarely-seen objects and archives pulled from our collections especially for your visit. When at the John Brown House, visitors are welcome to explore the Museum open-house style until 8pm, (last entry at 7:30). Check website for this month's details. Free. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

October 5-6, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

October 5-7, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

October 6, 2018

WaterFire—Partial Lighting, 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 11, 2018

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

October 12-13, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

October 12-14, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

October 13, 2018

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. 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.

Vintage Baseball, Fields Around the State

Various venues. The Providence Grays are a vintage base ball club, playing by rules dating from 1864 and 1886. Games, both home and away, are scheduled throughout the summer; check www.providencegrays.com or Facebook for schedule details.

October 18, 2018

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

October 19-20, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

October 19-21, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

October 25, 2018

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 3:00pm. 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 26-27, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

October 26-28, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

October 28, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

November 1, 2018

Netop Nights, Providence

6:00pm–7:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, or Robinson Research Center, 121 Hope Street. This is your chance to get up-close to rarely-seen objects and archives pulled from our collections especially for your visit. When at the John Brown House, visitors are welcome to explore the Museum open-house style until 8pm, (last entry at 7:30). Check website for this month's details. Free. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

November 2-3, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

November 2-4, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

November 2-11, 2018

Newport Restaurant Week Fall, Bristol and Newport Counties

Various venues. A three-course meal from some of the finest area restaurants without breaking the bank! From a steaming cup of chowder overlooking the harbor to fine dining in romantic restaurants, Newport County restaurants offer an array of creative menus. $16 for a three-course lunch and $35 for a three-course dinner. (401) 845-9110; jbailey@gonewport.com; www.discovernewport.org.

November 2-30, 2018

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 8, 2018

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

November 9-10, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

November 9-11, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

November 10, 2018

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 15, 2018

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

November 16-17, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

November 16-18, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

November 25, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

December 1-31, 2018

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 13, 2018

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

December 21, 2018

Winter Solstice at the Tower, Newport

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

December 30, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize and buy and sell.

March 19, 2019

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2019

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

June 18, 2019

17th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

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

August 12, 2019

Victory Day, Statewide

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

March 19, 2020

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2020

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

June 18, 2020

18th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

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

August 10, 2020

Victory Day, Statewide

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

March 19, 2021

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2021

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

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