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Waterfire Providence Full Lighting this Weekend

Waterfire Providence kicks off the unofficial beginning of the summer season this Memorial Day Weekend with a full lighting on Saturday, May 24, 2014. The full 2014 Waterfire Providence schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, May 24, 2014
  • Friday, May 30, 2014 (Basin Lighting)
  • Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • Saturday, June 28, 2014
  • Saturday, July 12, 2014
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014
  • Saturday, August 23, 2014
  • Thursday, September 4, 2014 (Basin Lighting)
  • Friday, September 19, 2014 (Basin Lighting)
  • Saturday, September 27, 2014
  • Saturday, October 11, 2014
  • Saturday, October 25, 2014
  • Saturday, November 8, 2014
  • Saturday, November 29, 2014 (Basin Lighting)
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2014 Rhode Island St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Events

Picture of a ShamrockEven tiny Rhode Island gets into the Irish spirit with some nice events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Following are the 2014 St. Patrick’s Day events in the Ocean State:

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2013 Waterfire Providence Schedule

Picture of Waterfire ProvidenceIn case you missed it Waterfire Providence has posted the schedule for 2013 Waterfires. The schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, May 25, 2013 – Full Waterfire
  • Friday, May 31st – Basin Waterfire
  • Saturday, June 8, 2013 – Full Waterfire
  • Saturday, July 13, 2013 – Full Waterfire
  • Saturday, August 10, 2013 – Full Waterfire
  • Saturday, August 24, 2013 – Full Waterfire
  • Saturday, September 7, 2013 – Full Waterfire
  • Saturday, September 21st – Full Waterfire
  • Saturday, September 28, 2013 – Full Waterfire
  • Saturday, October 5, 2013 – Full Waterfire
  • Saturday, October 12, 2013 – Full Waterfire
  • Saturday, November 9, 2013 – Full Waterfire (Salute to Veterans)

All Waterfires start just after sunset and continue to just past midnight.

Keep on eye on their schedule for any additions.

If you plan to make it a weekend or overnight event then the closet hotels to the Waterfires are probably the Courtyard Providence Downtown, the Hampton Inn Suites Providence Downtown, and the Providence Biltmore Hotel.

Photo credits: The image of the Providence Waterfire was provided by WaterFire Providence.

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Rhode Island Wine Bars, and Enotecas

Picture of Bottles of WineIt started as a reaction to a Boston Globe article about the 10 Best Beer Bars in Boston. We decided to look at wine bars and then decided to expand it to all of Massachusetts (see “Massachusetts Wine Bars, Wine Cafes, and Enotecas“). We now realize that that is not good enough, there are, after all, five other states in New England. So we have decided to expand this into a series about wine bars and enotecas throughout New England.

Up today in this series is the state of Rhode Island. Here are the wine bars and enotecas that our research turned up in the Ocean State. Please let us know if we missed any…

East Greenwich, RI

  • Siena, 5600 Post Road, East Greenwich, RI – 401-885-8850

Newport, RI

Providence, RI

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Labor Day Weekend in Rhode Island

Continuing our series this week on things to do this coming Labor Day weekend, we turn our attention to the little State of Rhode Island. Following are a few of the special activities coming up this Labor Day weekend in the Ocean State:

  • August 31 to September 2, 2012: Rhythm and Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI.
  • August 31 to September 3, 2012: The Pawtucket Red Sox are in town Labor Day weekend playing out the last games of their 2012 season against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees with games on Friday (7:05 PM), Saturday (6:05 PM), Sunday (6:05 PM), and Monday (1:05 PM). The Paw Sox also have a 5K Race / Walk on September 1 at 9:30 AM.
  • September 1, 2012Waterfire Providence has a Full Waterfire (over 80 braziers) on Saturday evening, September 1, 2012.
  • September 1 and 2, 2012: East Greenwich Art Festival at the New England Tech Campus in East Greenwich.
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2012 Waterfire Providence Schedule

Picture of Waterfire ProvidenceIn case you missed it, Waterfire Providence has posted their 2012 schedule. One basin fire already happened on April 21, but the season gets into full spring with a full lighting on Saturday, May 26. Following is the 2012 schedule for Waterfire Providence.

  • Monday, May 21, 2012 – Basin Fire
  • Saturday, May 26, 2012 – Full Fire
  • Friday, June 1, 2012 – Basin Fire
  • Saturday, June 9, 2012 – Full Fire
  • Saturday, June 23, 2012 – Full Fire
  • Saturday, July 21, 2012 – Full Fire
  • Saturday, August 18, 2012 – Full Fire
  • Saturday, September 15, 2012 – Full Fire
  • Saturday, September 29, 2012 – Full Fire

In a full fire over 80 braziers are lit. In a basin fire the circle of 20 braziers in the Waterplace Park basin and the 5 braziers leading up to Providence Place are lit.

Check back with their schedule as dates will probably get added.

Photo credits: The image of the Providence Waterfire was provided by WaterFire Providence.

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New England Saltwater Fishing Show, Providence, RI

This is billed as the largest saltwater fishing show in the northeast. So if your are saltwater angler, you may wish to get on over to the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence for the New England Saltwater Fishing Show. The show offers

  • Dozens of seminars
  • A virtual fishing simulator
  • A bass boat simulator
  • …and of course, show discounts and specials…

The show runs today through March 13, 2011.

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Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show – Providence, RI

Need a shot of spring? How about the Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show?

The annual Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show will be held February 24 to 27, 2011 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. 2011 marks the 19 annual flower show, and this year it is done in partnership with the American Heart Association. The show will feature:

  • 28 gardens
  • Demonstrations and lectures
  • Designs and displays
  • Children’s Activities
  • Garden Marketplace
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Go.Go 5 in Providence, RI

Every year for the last five the Elemental Theatre Collective in Providence, RI has issued a challenge to Providence playwrights – write a play in 6 weeks to enter the annual Go.Go Plays contest. 31 plays were submitted in the fall of 2010. From that, four have been selected for production:

  1. Wake by Jill Blevins
  2. Baby Talk by George Brant
  3. The Pickle Shop by Rob Grace
  4. A Brief History of the Earth and Everything In It (As Performed by Ms. LoPiccollo’s 3rd Grade Drama Group at the William Jennings Bryan Elementary School in Springfield, Missouri) by Dave Rabinow

The 4 winning 5th Annual Go.Go plays will be presented at 95 Empire Street (Home of Perishable Theatre) from January 27 through February 13, 2011. See here for ticket information.

For more information see: Go.Go 5 Showcases Four Local Playwrights by D’Arcy Dersham, January 16, 2011.

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The Providence Boat Show – A Taste of Summer in Winter

Does yesterday’s nor’easter have you feeling a little shut in. Are you dreaming of warmer weather as you stare out at the mounds of snow that now line your driveway. Well if you would like to get a little taste of summer in winter, how about taking in the Providence Boat Show this coming weekend.

The Providence Boat Show kicks off at 4:00 PM today (January 13, 2011) at the RI Convention Center. The show will feature a large selection of boats and accessories, and for fisherman the latest offerings in fishing boats and fishing tackle. The show runs through Sunday, January 16.

So get on your boots and get on over to the show and dream about the time that you will no longer have to wear boots…

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