Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/8 – 6/11

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by RI Day of Portugal and Rhode Island College with its Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, with the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust.

Kids and Family
Rise and Shine on the Farm at Roger Williams Park Zoo

COCK-A-DOODLE-DO! Join zookeepers in the Alex and Ani Farmyard for a special morning on the farm before the Zoo opens to the public. Enjoy a continental breakfast of bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt, juices and coffee outside the Farmhouse, and explore the Farmyard as zookeepers get the day started. This event is “free-range,” so guests can go at their own pace to explore the many activities, including the cow milking, egg collection stations, and the produce growing and play station. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration, visit with a beekeeper, watch a farrier trim a donkey’s hooves  and even learn about worm composting with RI Worm Farmers Cooperative.
Date: Saturday, June 10 (rain or shine)
Time: 9:00 am
Cost: $25/members, $35/non-members

Please note: Capacity is limited to 40 participants. Pre-registration is required. Ticket price includes a continental breakfast, program, and admission to the Zoo post program.

Register here!

Art and Culture
The Art of Dining Exhibit

Explore dining in the Victorian era in a special exhibit highlighting social customs and etiquette. Glimpse life behind the scenes and the work required to bring elaborate meals to the table. See how food and drink were integrated into the rituals of Victorian life. Choose how you visit! The museum offers hourly guided tours, self-guided tours and hands-on activities in the Lippitt Lab for visitors of all ages.

Food
Ocean State BBQ Festival

The 2nd Annual Ocean State BBQ FESTIVAL means summer is HERE!

Tickets $15 each in advance ($20 at the door) *ONLINE ticket sales END at NOON on FRIDAY, June 9th. Buy tickets here! Ticket to the BBQ Fest gains you entry, samples from the food vendors, and a complimentary beer, soda or water. Additional eats and drinks available separately.

Children under 12 are FREE. Plus a face-painter on site, Chicken Bingo, cornhole, and the Nazo Pork Squad for big family fun!

Check out their Facebook page for more info.

GREAT Chowder Cook-Off

The legendary Great Chowder Cook-Off is the original and longest running event of its kind in the nation, and officially kicks off Rhode Island’s summer festivities!

Enjoy endless samples of traditional and exotic creations- over 20 local, national and international competitors. You vote for your favorites and the winners walk away with overflowing prize pots and bragging rights for the year!

Save the date for the 36th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off Saturday June 10th at Fort Adams State Park- Tickets On Sale Now!

Casey Farm: Taste of the Market

The Coastal Growers Market and Historic New England invite you to enjoy the sweet taste of fresh strawberries and the sweet sounds of local music at this celebration of springtime.

Shop for artist-made crafts and tasty treats including Casey Farm’s own organic produce as you listen to talented musicians perform live. If you’re a baker, enter your own recipe into the strawberry shortcake baking contest. Gorgeous views, flowering gardens, young farm animals, and tours of historic Casey Farm add to the delightful day.

Outdoor Fun
Lung Force Walk Providence

Join the FORCE against lung cancer at the Lung Force Walk at Roger Williams Park Temple to Music! Gather friends, neighbors and colleagues to stand together, and walk together, against lung cancer–and for lung health. This family-friendly event includes interactive mission tents, fitness activities, prizes, and a leisurely 3-mile walk. When you walk with LUNG FORCE, funds you raise will help us research, advocate, raise awareness-and save lives.

Register today!

Gaspee Days Parade

Since 1965, the Gaspee Days Committee has continued its efforts to preserve, promote, and share Rhode Island’s revolutionary history with the community – and what better way to do that than with over 50 years of our Gaspee Days Parade that combines elements of the past with the sparkling community of the present? Each year, folks crowd along a two-mile stretch of Narragansett Parkway anxiously awaiting the march of the parade. Be it the fife and drums corps, the fire trucks, or the Shriners in their miniature cars, everyone has a favorite to look forward to!

Miscellaneous
Metcalf Institute 20th Anniversary Annual Public Lecture Series

Join Metcalf Institute for the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Public Lecture Series featuring top experts in science, policy, and public engagement of environmental issues. The lectures coincide with the Institute’s internationally recognized Annual Science Immersion Workshop that brings journalist to URI from around the world. This year’s speakers include the former assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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