Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 3/16 to 3/19

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Coming to Rhode Island Exhibit

At the Providence Children’s Museum. In this exhibit you will take a time-traveling adventure and meet real people who came to Rhode Island from many different countries. Hear their stories and find out why they came, what they brought and how they changed the Ocean State.

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Our Recommendations for Springtime Fun In Rhode Island

It’s almost spring! That means the first WaterFire lighting of the season is approaching! It also means that it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty Rhode Island has to offer.

We have put together a list of activities and destinations to get you into the spring spirit…

outdoor fun

Waterplace park & River Walk – Providence, RI

Home to WaterFire! This park offers festivals, entertianment,water sports, vendors and a place to just hangout on the lawn and enjoy the day.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 3/9 to 3/12

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Roger Williams Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Located in the Museum of Natural History, the planetarium is a dome theatre which is only open during showtimes. Public planetarium shows are offered at 2pm every Saturday and Sunday. The Museum’s collections contains over one quarter million objects pertaining to natural and cultural history assembled from sites around the world.

Pirate School

Ocean State Theatre

One of the briny buccaneers of yore, bumbling pirate professor Billy Bones teaches youngsters how to be good pirates with zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like jaunty Buccaneers. Audiences engage in boisterous competitions and learn the finer points of light-hearted mischief while cannons boom, skulls talk, cutlasses drop, bubbles pop and pets run amok. Kids learn to live the dream of the roving swashbuckler in a joyful, non-violent fashion.

Museums/Galleries

Connemara: Paintings From Yvonne King

The Main Gallery at Providence City Hall

The 20 paintings featured in Yvonne King’s exhibition “Connemara” spotlight the Connemara landscape in Western Ireland where King resides from. ‘My work is known for landscape, it’s colour and traditions. I aim to capture the essence of place, seeing the value of history and relating it to the present.

Theatre/Performance

Little Women The Musical

Ocean State Theatre Company

This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women, follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Jodi Jolt and The Volt

The Village

Join in the rocking fun as Jodi Jolt and The Volt return to The Village! Come early for dinner, the food is amazing, and stay for the show! Music starts at 9pm!

Miscellaneous

Celebrate Local Beer!

Grey Sail Brewing and Russell Morin Catering and Events have collaborated to bring food and beer lovers together for an unforgettable night. We have combined the beer brewing prowess of Grey Sail with the culinary expertise of Russell Morin to create an unimaginable dining experience. Please join us on March 10th at 6:30 pm at ‘Vue in Newport, RI.

Winter and Spring Flea Market

Providence Winter and Spring Flea Markets are open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Local vintage and artisan/maker market with food trucks and live music.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, but Rhode Island has events occurring throughout March to celebrate Rhode Island’s Irish heritage.

Sweets for Your Sweetheart

Thinking about what treats to buy your sweetheart this Valentines Day?

Ignite Providence has put together a round-up of sweet stops around Providence for you!

PVDonuts – Providence

Providence’s first gourmet donut shop creates fun donuts daily, all house made and covered in delicious toppings! This valentines day stop in for one of thir coffee drinks and pick up some donuts. PVDonuts also offers vegan and gluten free options, along with delivery service.

Our recommendation for a sweet gift? The strawberry or raspberry glazed donuts!

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Ellie’s Bakery – Providence

This bakery doubles as a café, serving breakfawst and lunch aside their sweet treats. They have partnered with Flowers by Semia to make a one stop Valentines Day shop! Stop by to pick up Valentines Day essentials. Ellie’s also offeres year-round baking classes to teach others their baking secrets!

Our recommendation for a sweet gift? The Mon Amour cake, a mini treat with raspberry and lots of chocolate!

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 2/10 to 2/12

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Wild Art

Each class will include a visit to the focus animal, where students will observe the animals’ unique adaptations and form before returning to the classroom to create their works of art.

Heart Smart

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with heart healthy activities. Kids test their heart rates, learn about the anatomy of a heart, and more.

Museums

Mimi Cabell & Lindsay Foster Two Person Exhibit

One Makes an Instrument of Themselves, and is Estranged Also is a interdisciplinary exhibition focused on the word manage, and other words that contain its root — man — to manipulate, to mandate, to manufacture.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/17 to 11/20

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

FireBall– Thursday, November 17th, 2016
WaterFire Arts Center, 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM

The FireBall, a stellar celebration at the future home of WaterFire Providence! A glorious brilliant evening of Fun, Celebration, Entertainment, Dancing and Dinner! Featuring exciting culinary choices from Russell Morin Catering and Events and signature cocktails from Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails. Please join us as we honor the many contributions of the Sharpe family to Providence and all Rhode Island. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/17 to 11/20”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/11 to 11/13

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

A Christmas Carol – Friday, November 11th, 2016 to Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Trinity Repertory Company, times vary

Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition returns this year! Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy, sour businessman, is infamous for his lack of Christmas cheer. When three ghosts pay him a visit, Scrooge is given the chance to examine his life. He is inspired to change his ways and is wholly transformed by the spirit of Christmas. A heartwarming tale perfect for the whole family. Join us for this classic story that will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/11 to 11/13”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/4 to 11/6

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire – Saturday, November 5th, 2016
A WaterFire “Salute to Veterans” lighting sponsored by Walmart, Bank of America, National Grid and Dominion Power and Energy.
Sunset is at 5:34 PM, and fires stay lit until 11 PM

All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/4 to 11/6”

10 Must-Do’s in Newport for Providence Students

Must See’s and Do’s of Scenic Newport.

Cliff Walk – Memorial Boulevard
Sunrise to Sunset

The Cliff Walk along the eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport’s gilded age. Wildflowers, birds, geology … all add to this delightful walk. What makes Cliff Walk unique is that it is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District. In 1975 the walk was designated as a National Recreation Trail … the 65th in the nation and first in New England. The walk runs 3.5 miles and about two-thirds of the walk is in easy walking condition. Continue reading “10 Must-Do’s in Newport for Providence Students”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/7 to 10/9

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Fossil Frenzy Weekend – Saturday, October 8th, 2016 to Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

From the Coal Age to the Ice Age, the museum’s collection of fossil specimens brings the past to life! Come join in the festivities and see fossilized plants and animals that once roamed the Earth.
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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 8/18 – 8/21

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire – Saturday, August 20th, 2016
A WaterFire “Clear Currents” Lighting sponsored by Fidelity Investments and National Grid
Sunset at 7:37 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 on scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight.

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Our Recommendations: Rhode Island Beaches

Welcome to our roundup of the many excellent Rhode Island Beaches that you can experience while you’re visiting Providence. Rhode Island, although only 37 miles wide and 48 miles long, boasts 400 miles of shoreline. The smallest state certainly lives up to its nickname “The Ocean State,” with a plethora of beautiful sandy beaches frequented by locals and tourists alike. With so many beaches to choose from, those circling the Narragansett Bay to open Atlantic Ocean beaches, it’s no wonder that Rhode Island attracts visitors from all over the world. Continue reading “Our Recommendations: Rhode Island Beaches”