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Blithewold’s Family Fun Fridays are a great way to enjoy a summer afternoon with your loved ones! Bring a picnic, a blanket to sit on, and enjoy the show that each week features a new act! Dance and sing along with the kids to a variety of educational and interactive musical performances from 11 a.m. to noon. After the performance, enjoy a nature-inspired craft activity, face painting, and pizza from noon to 1 p.m. (Limited to one slice of pizza per person; you may want to bring additional food items for your picnic!) Find out more about each featured musical guest! To register, visit Blithwold’s website.
July 21 – Rolie Polie Guacamole
July 28 – Mud Daubers
August 4 – Matt Heaton & the Outside Toys
August 11 – Toe Jam Puppet Band
August 18 – Keith Munslow
August 25 – Kaleidoscope Theater
Explore the intersection of nature, science, the arts and humanities, and the environment through music. Slater Mill is hosting an event featuring the rich sounds of Aurea. As part of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, this afternoon concert will feature chamber music and spoken word. Before and after the concert, there are tons of events and exciting things going on for kids and families! Have fun at the fest!
As part of the Hunter Music Series, head over to the lawn of Lippitt House Museum for a free afternoon concert with Foxtrot Music. The genius behind Foxtrot Music is Kirsten Murphy, who plays guitar, piano, ukulele, and sometimes the banjo. She uses puppetry, storybooks, singing, dancing, and lots of hands-on time with instruments to create lessons that engage curiosity, joy, and participation. The concert will be a whole body, mind, and heart experience! And lots of hands-on instruments for the kids!
Two full days of old-fashioned fun and games, with live music, yummy food, games, fun crafts, hay rides, pony rides, and much more! Against the backdrop of a working 18th century living history farm, Coggeshall Farm, visitors of all ages can try their hand at more than a dozen competitions (inspired from the 18th-century!) including corn shucking, sack races, and French & English (better known as tug-of-war). For music, enjoy award-winning duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, who will perform traditional American and Celtic folk songs. Julio Amaro will also perform with classical guitar, creating flamenco, Latin, and world music. In addition, grab some quintessential Rhode Island treats provided by a variety of food vendors, along with Coggeshall Farm’s own famous jonnycakes.
Admission: Entrance to Harvest Fair is $7 for adults; $5 for kids 5-12 years of age, seniors, and active military; free for children under 4 and Coggeshall members. The entrance fee includes games, competitions, performances and selected craft activities.
For the first time, Chase Farm Park will be hosting Revolutionary War re-enactors. For kids with active imaginations, this brings the history of our country to life, in the way no movie can! More than 200 or so re-enactors will be portraying camp life, performing drills, and acting out different scenarios. For children, this is a chance to see, feel, hear, and experience the past and engage with new ideas and situations; understand history by being part of it! While Hearthside wasn’t even around during the Revolutionary War, the great-great-grandfather of Arnold Talbot (owner of Hearthside 1904-1926) was Silas Talbot of Providence, a courageous hero who distinguished himself as both an army colonel and as a highly successful naval captain during the American Revolution. Silas’ portrait hangs over the dining room fireplace at Hearthside as the patriarch of the Talbot family.
Calling all little pumpkins to one of the most beautiful buildings of all! It’s that time again! Dress in your Halloween finest and join the fun with Lindsay Meehan from Music for Children as she gets us all up and dancing to her enchanting tunes. Light refreshments will be served. Free & open to the public. Ages 3+ (younger siblings welcome). In order to provide refreshments for all, registration is recommended. Please contact Lindsay at 401-421-6970 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
After your holiday celebrations, visit the library for our annual event! This time we’re watching The Sword in the Stone, the animated classic based on the book by T.H. White.
Film rating [G], running time 79 min. Free & open to the public; all ages welcome. No registration required.
Join the museum for some winter fun with a special museum quest, crafts and family fun activities:
1pm-1:45pm: School of Rock: Acoustic music performance on the museum’s landing
2:45-3:45pm: School of Rock: Music performance in the planetarium accompanied by full dome video imagery Free with museum admission. Children under age 4 are not permitted.
2pm: NEW Winter Sky Views Planetarium Show Cost: $3.00, includes museum admission. Children under age 4 are not permitted.
Activities included with museum admission of $2 per person. Children under age 4 are free. Planetarium admission (includes museum admission) is $3 per person.
Join us for Hugo, based on the extraordinary book written by Brian Selznick. Film rating [PG], running time 126 min. Open to the public; ages 7+. $5/child for pizza and dessert. Adults free. Registration required. Please contact Lindsay at 401-421-6970 x17 or email@example.com to register.
Explore our night sky as never before! Take a tour of the skies and discover the constellations, planets, nebulae and other stunning night sky objects that can be seen in the night sky. Spectacular video imagery will bring viewers up close to black holes, star-forming nebulae and more, showing the newest discoveries in astrophysics while instilling a sense of wonder about our universe. The planetarium is a dome theatre. Our Zeiss projector casts images of stars, planets and constellations to simulate the night sky. The show lasts approximately 35 minutes. Early arrival is suggested as tickets are sold first come, first served. People are not permitted to enter the planetarium once the show has begun.
Tickets: $3 per person, includes admission to the museum. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.