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June 2017
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Sing Along Story Time

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 30, 2017
The Providence Athenaeum,
251 Benefit Street
Providence, RI United States
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Songs, clapping games, and books for infants and toddlers. Drop-in, no RSVP needed.
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$10

Concert Under The Elms

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
John Brown House,
52 Power Street
Providence, RI United States
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Looking for a place to picnic, get outside with your little ones, and enjoy the feeling of a lazy summer evening? The Concert under the Elms series is held Thursdays during summer on the grounds of the John Brown House Museum. This season kicks off with The American Band, a 180-year-old symphonic collective with more than 50 adult musicians to captivate your family with sounds, and demonstrate their skills on all types of instruments!  Visiting food trucks this summer will include FUGO, Friskie Fries, Bit'Chin BBQ, and Baby's Bonetown BBQ. Macaron Millie from Ellie's Bakery will return to serve up dessert. Granny Squibb's has supplied us with plenty of iced tea, for which we'll ask a small donation. Please remember: Coolers are welcome, but, unfortunately, pets are not. Tickets may be purchased on site on the day of the concert. For more information: call 401-331-8575 x133 or email  mlupham@rihs.org. Parking: Street parking with limited parking for visitors with disabilities on site. In case of inclement weather: Check www.rihs.org or call 401-331-8575 x133 after 1:30pm the day of the concert. Rain date August 10. RIHS Members & all children under 12: Free . Adults and children 12 & over: $10 (Not a Member? Consider becoming a member of RIHS.)  
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July 2017
FREE

Make a day of it at the Market!

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Mount Hope Farm,
250 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI United States
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The Mount Hope Farmers Market is a year-round community market, happening every weekend in every season. During summer 2017, there are some great reasons to bring your whole family! Not only is the market a bounty of local goods and food-stuffs that families love, but Mount Hope Farm has nature trails and barnyard animals too! If you take Cove Road, it will lead you to amazing views of the ocean, so bring your walking shoes. After shopping, tour the historic Governor Bradford House or simply stroll over to the ever growing barnyard featuring all sorts of animal friends: goats, pheasants, chickens and sheep. Make a day of it! Along with the goods listed below, you'll also find local crafts, live music, demonstrations and tastings! -Vegetables -Herbs -Fruits -Meats -Eggs -Cheese -Seafood -Honey -Coffee -Bread/Pastries/Pies -Prepared Foods -Salsas/Sauces/Relishes -Potted Plants & Seedlings -Soaps & Lotions -Cleaning Products Bring the whole family, shop for local food, visit the sheep, goats & poultry, grab a trail map, and walk the beautiful grounds of the farm!
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$6

Saturday strolls in Bristol

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 14, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum,
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI United States
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Take a guided stroll through Blithewold and hear captivating stories of the original mansion owners while you take in the beautiful views of Narragansett Bay. The tours offers families the chance to see the mansion decorated with original furnishings, just as it was when the family lived there! As the tour continues, you'll go through the grounds, where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens are fun to explore, with sweeping views of the bay. Your experience concludes with a Q&A, complete with iced tea served on Blithewold's North West Porch. Admission: Regular admission plus $6 per person.
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$6 - $8

Calling all explorers!

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Museum of Work & Culture,
42 South Main Street
Woonsocket, RI United States
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Take a trip to Woonoscket to for a walking tour of the historic Rhode Island city. Groups  will be lead along the banks of the Blackstone River and Main Street, and learn about the river's influence on birth of the Industrial Revolution and how, in turn, the mills environmentally impacted the river. Afterwards, take a trip to the museum! It will be free with a walking tour ticket. And then, after that, stroll around the Saturday Markets event held in Market Square, showcasing local vendors displaying craft goods, produce, and prepared food. The events will also feature games, youth activities, and live entertainment, from 12-4pm. Walking tour admission: $8 adults;$6 students and seniors; children under 10 are free with a paid adult admission. All participants will also receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Walking tour reservations can be made by calling the museum at (401) 769-9675.  
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The storied streets of Providence

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until October 30, 2017
John Brown House,
52 Power Street
Providence, RI United States
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  Live in Rhode Island? Have children? Here’s an idea that combines "street smarts" with history: the Rhode Island Historical Society's 2017 walking tour schedule has launched with loads of new ways to participate, including earlier start times, new routes, and special themes. Help your kids learn about the capital city and at the same time, gain confidence in knowing the “lay of the land” of Providence's iconic Benefit Street, located on the East Side. Made for walking, exploring and learning, these strolls are a great way to see the city with fresh eyes and hear a story of our city's center that touches on the past, present, and future. Admission: $15; $12 for seniors; $10 for RIHS members and students, $6 for children 8-17, and free for children under 8. Taking place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays through Saturdays, beginning in May; tour departs at 10 a.m.  
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Walk Benefit Street’s history

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until October 30, 2017
John Brown House,
52 Power Street
Providence, RI United States
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Here’s an idea that combines "street smarts" with history: the Rhode Island Historical Society's 2017 walking tour schedule has launched with loads of new ways to participate, including earlier start times, new routes, and special themes. Help your kids learn about the capital city and at the same time, gain confidence in knowing the “lay of the land” of Providence's iconic Benefit Street, located on the East Side. Made for walking, exploring and learning, these strolls are a great way to see the city with fresh eyes and hear a story of our city's center that touches on the past, present, and future. Admission: $15; $12 for seniors; $10 for RIHS members and students, $6 for children 8-17, and free for children under 8. Taking place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays through Saturdays, beginning in May; tour departs at 10 a.m.
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$6

Walk-around Wednesdays

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 11, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum,
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI United States
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Looking for a mid-week activity with your family? Take the kids for a stroll along the Bristol coastline and hear captivating stories of the original Blithewold Mansion owners, Van Wickle/McKee family. The tour offers families the chance to see the mansion decorated with original furnishings, just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds, where trees and colorful gardens are back-dropped by sweeping views of the bay. Your experience concludes with a Q&A, complete with the perfect summer drink: iced tea served on Blithewold's North West Porch. Admission: Regular admission plus $6 per person.
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