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Becoming a Real Rhode Islander: Learning to Clam

A Rhode Island resident tests out different Rhode Island-centric skills, in an effort to become more connected to the Ocean State.
2014.07.24 09:09 AM

The Weekly Round-up: July 24–30

Fringe focus, heirloom antiques, global goods and more!
2014.07.23 02:08 PM

Tame Your Summer Curls in Six Easy Steps

Red Inc. Salon owner Lisa Goyette Minchillo and stylist Stacy Fidalgo teach us how to turn frizz into flourish.
2014.07.23 07:19 AM

Good Eats at the Best of Rhode Island Party

Your ticket includes unlimited food from local vendors, two Svedka martinis, wine and Narragansett beer.
2014.07.22 02:29 PM

Go on an ArtVenture in North Kingstown

Hike three trails and discover local art.
2014.07.22 11:09 AM

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It’s here! Consult our guide for bod-appropriate swimwear, burger basics, your perfect beach and more.

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Cresting the Dunes

A Summer Job at the Dunes Becomes a Passport to the World

Salty Dames

It’s been some rough sailing for the commercial fishing industry, but these Rhode Island women are up for the challenge.

Food & Drink

Entertaining with Claudine

Claudine Pepin and Rollie Wesen throw a backyard dinner party — one for the books — at their home in Barrington.

Cocktail Party

Craft cocktails are all the rage, and Rhode Island’s scene is getting bigger as fast as you can say, “Hey bartender!” We imbibed far and wide to find some of the best libations, locally made liquors and bar food. It's five o'clock somewhere!

Health & Wellness

Tossing Confetti for Kids

A Newport party planner helps children celebrate birthdays during hospital stays.
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Family Time

The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island was instrumental in pushing forward Rhode Island’s paid family leave policy, enacted in January. The policy offers job-protected time off for new parents as well as foster parents and people caring for ill family members. CEO Marcia Coné breaks it down for us.
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Home & Style

Home: Room Service

Okay, no swiping towels, but the ambience is another story. On a quest to conjure some hotel-style glam and comfort at home, we checked in with a savvy local designer for tips.
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At Home: Sweet Staycations

Take it from us, your getaway could be as close as your backyard. We found two multifunctional — and totally diverse — island retreats enhancing their owners’ lives in myriad ways.
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Featured Video

Beach Feast: Jules Opton-Himmel of Walrus and Carpenter Oysters takes us on a tour of his oyster farm, then he and chef Ben Sukle of birch restaurant dig clams, and demonstrate how to grill them on the beach using a simple recipe.

 

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Rhode Island Monthly's Guide to Charitable Events. Photo by Graham Watson.

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Photos & Video

Snapshot of Rhode Island

Taken from the back page of Rhode Island Monthly, each month we feature an iconic image from around the state.

Travel

Summer at Last

Winter chills stretched long into spring this year with threats of nor’easters lingering into the end of March. But the warm breezes are finally here, and our guide will help you make it the best summer ever.
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Business

Just the Ticket

The Providence Bruins have kept filling the seats with a forward-thinking market strategy that makes kids — and their parents — feel like stars.

Weddings

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Concerts Under the Elms: Al Basile

Concerts Under the Elms: Al Basile
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Concerts Under the Elms: Al Basile
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441819847
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07-24-2014
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07-24-2014
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Rhode Island Historical Society
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John Brown House
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52 Power Street
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Providence
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RI
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02906
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$10 | Free For RIHS Members and children twelve and younger.
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6:30 pm
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MUSIC
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RI MONTHLY
Singer/songwriter/cornetist Al Basile released At Home Next Door, a special two-CD set from the former member of the legendary Roomful of Blues that includes both an album of all-new songs done in a ’60s Memphis style, as well as a fourteen-track retrospective of his earlier works on his own Sweetspot Records label. This is the ninth Duke Robillard-produced album from two-time Blues Music Award nominee Basile.

Movies on the Block: Reality Bites

Movies on the Block: Reality Bites
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Movies on the Block: Reality Bites
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441836332
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07-24-2014
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07-24-2014
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http://www.shopdowncity.com/news/archives/57622
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Grant's Block
venue Address1
250 Westminster Street
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Providence
venue State
RI
venue Zip
02903
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Free
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Dusk
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FILM
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FREE
Providence's only outdoor movie theater is back for another season of classics under the stars.  Grab a blanket or chair, snag some treats from our local vendors and head on down for a great night of entertainment!

Tear It Apart

Tear It Apart
Event name
Tear It Apart
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441839953
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07-24-2014
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07-24-2014
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Thursday
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Providence Children's Museum
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Providence Children's Museum
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100 South Street
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Providence
venue State
RI
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02903
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Program included with admission; free for Museum members.
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(401) 273-5437 ext 234
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FAMILY FUN
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Have you ever wondered what's inside some of the technology you use everyday? Use a variety of tools to take apart telephones, fax machines and other electronics and learn how these devices work. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Neighborhood Performing Arts

Neighborhood Performing Arts
Event name
Neighborhood Performing Arts
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441841336
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07-24-2014
event Date End
07-24-2014
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Thursday
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WBNA
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venue Name
Dexter Training Ground Park
venue Address1
Cranston Street
venue Address2
between Dexter Street and Parade Street
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Providence
venue State
RI
venue Zip
02903
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Free
event Phone1
event Phone2
401-680-5772
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MUSIC
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ART + MUSEUMS, DANCE, FREE, THEATRE, CLASSES + WORKSHOPS, POETRY & LITERATURE, SPECIAL EVENTS
The American Band is one of the oldest continuously active bands in the US! Their works range from classical to popular, marches to operatic, and overtures to modern works. It will be a great show! The Children’s Museum will also feature an instrument making lesson!

Red River Hog Birthday Party

Red River Hog Birthday Party
Event name
Red River Hog Birthday Party
EventID
441843343
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07-24-2014
event Date End
07-24-2014
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org Name
Roger Williams Park Zoo
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http://rwpzoo.org/443/animal-birthday-party-club
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Free with zoo admission
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11 am-3 pm
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FAMILY FUN
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Party like an animal at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Join us to celebrate the birthday of Persephone, one of our cool red river hogs. The day will include tasty enrichment treats for Persephone and her companion Harley, fun activities for you and much more! Activities run from 11–3 p.m. This event is free with zoo admission. Please note, the rain date for this event is July 25.

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