Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/16-6/19

WaterFire – Saturday, June 18, 2016
Sponsored by CVS Health Charity Classic and the Providence Journal
Lighting at 8:44 PM, fires stay lit until 12:30 AM

All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight.

Family Fun

Birds from Down Under – Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Roger Williams Park Zoo, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Take a trip to Roger Williams Zoo to visit with more than 450 bird species native to Australia, including grass parakeets, cockatiels and various other parrot species. Each visitor will receive a seed stick and is free to feed the exotic birds while engaging in conversation about their habitats and the environmental challenges they face. Admission is an additional $3 to zoo admission.

Food Truck Friday – Friday, June 17th, 2016
Carousel Village at Roger Williams Park, 5 PM to 8 PM

People of all ages will delight in “Food Truck Friday” held atCarousel Park in Roger Williams Park! From 5 to 8 PM, local food trucks will be open for dinner while customers enjoy live music and other activities. Pony rides will be offered, in addition to Hasbro’s Boundless Playground and the park carousel being open for use. There will also be a beer garden for the adults to enjoy while they take in the beautiful scenery. There is no cost for entry, but pony/carousel rides and food/beverage will be an additional cost.

Storytime at Books on the Square – Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Books on the Square, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Come and enjoy family story time this Saturday at Books on the Square in Providence.  This weekly story time is best for families with children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old, and admission is free!

Free Admission for Fathers and Grandfathers – Sunday, June 19th, 2016
The Providence Children’s Museum, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To celebrate Father’s Day, the Providence Children’s Museum is offering free admission all day to any dads and granddads who want to come play and explore with their children or grandchildren.

Dad’s Day Discount – Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Roger Williams Park Zoo, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Take a trip to the zoo this Father’s Day!  This upcoming Sunday, all Fathers attending the Roger Williams Park Zoo with a paying child will receive free admission.


The Low Anthem: Eyeland Album Release Show – Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Columbus Theatre, Doors at 8 PM, Show at 8:30 PM

Columbus Theatre presents The Low Anthem this weekend with a special show to celebrate the release of their fourth studio album, eyeland.  The record was mixed and recorded right at the Columbus Theatre, so come out to celebrate the new album in the place where it was created.  Tickets here.


Gallery Night Providence Tours – Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Gallery Night Providence – tours leave every 2o minutes from 5:30 PM to 6:10 PM

On Thursday, June 16th, Gallery Night Providence is offering free, guided tours to different galleries and museums around the city.  All tours leave from One Regency Plaza in Providence, but times, tour guides and tour destinations vary, so visit the event page for more information!

Portals: The History of the Future Exhibition – Thursday, June 16th & Friday, June 17th, 2016
Providence Public Library – 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM

The Providence Public Library is offering a new exhibition called “Portals: The History of the Future“, which will “highlight the material trails left by the people of the past as they looked to the future.” Visitors will be able to take a look at what the future looked like to our predecessors, and how it varies greatly from the reality we live in today. Admission is free for all ages.

All of Everything Dance Party – Friday, June 17th, 2016
The RISD Museum – 7:00-11:00 PM

Come dance the night away at the RISD Museum as it travels back into the 1990’s with the “All of Everything” exhibition featuring original designs by the talented Todd Oldham.  In addition to dancing to 90’s hits played by DJ Lady Bunny, guests will be able to view Todd Oldham’s designs, pose for photos on the red carpet, enjoy themed drinks and appetizers and will have the chance to be featured in one of fashion-illustrator Jarno Kettunen’s portraits.  Ages 21+.  Cash Bar.  Tickets here.


If/Then – Thursday, June 16th through Sunday, June 19th, 2016
The Providence Performing Arts Center – 7:30 PM (Thursday/Friday), 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM (Saturday) and 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM (Sunday)

Come see a stunning contemporary musical about the lives we lead and the lives we might have led at the Providence Performing Arts Center this weekend.  While following one woman’s two possible life paths, audiences will be moved by the story and the music that they will hear.  Children under the age of six will not be admitted.  Tickets here.

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Hi everyone! My name is Amy and I am a 2016 summer intern at WaterFire Providence! I will be working with the photography and social media departments, and I am very excited to be working with WaterFire for the summer. When I am not busy with photography, I love reading, writing and hiking.

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