Get Out of the House

Things to do (other staying in and snoozing).

Two State Beaches Opening

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler state beaches in Narragansett will be open Saturdays and Sundays only, weather permitting, from Saturday, May 11 until Memorial Day to accommodate early beachgoers. The water temperature is about 51 degrees. The DEM will have lifeguards on duty — and the bathrooms […]

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Rock And Roll Yard Sale — Downtown

(5.4) InDowncity and the Providence Rock and Roll Yard Sale are collaborating once again for a free, family-friendly event, with food, drinks, activities, and vendors selling records, vintage, and DIY handmade wares. The set-up won’t be exactly the same as last year — Oberlin has taken over that corner for outdoor seating — but Westminster

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Jane’s Walk — Saturday And Sunday

Explore Providence neighborhoods on foot with Jane’s Walk, an annual festival of free, resident-led walking conversations inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs. The Providence Preservation Society has the details including walk titles, themes, start times, and locations. There is an intriguing variety of tours this year: Triggs Golf Course, Field’s Point . . . Babe

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West End Lights

(2.24) The West Broadway Neighborhood Association will be hosting ‘West End Lights’ this Saturday on West Fountain Street. The event will take over the Moniker beer garden and has now spread to include the Slow Rhode/Noodle Bar space across the street. Add the Providence Drum Troupe and you’ve got yourselves a party. S’mores, hot chocolate,

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WaterFire Volunteer Orientation — ‘Spark Night’

(2.7) Have you ever wondered about those people on the boats, gliding silently through the night, furtively stoking the flames? It could be you this season — all you need is dark clothing and a little training. There are other volunteer opportunities available for those happier on dry land. Attend a Spark Night orientation at

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‘Lumina’ Winter Festival Starts Friday

New this year from the Downtown Providence Park Network (DPPN) is the Lumina winter festival which aims to connect the Providence Rink to the 195 District Park along an illuminated Dorrance Street, transforming the city with light and art. Events and activities run through February 20th, kicking off Friday at 11:55pm at the District Park.

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‘Winter Wonder Days’ RWP Zoo Half-Price

Enjoy half-price admission, now through February 29th, during Winter Wonder Days at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. There’s plenty to see; certain animals, like the snow leopards and camels, thrive in the colder weather. Or, escape the cold and immerse yourself in the warmth of the tropical rain forest. Seen here is Saluda, a female

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