Amanda Levenson

Five Can’t-Miss Events: July 13–19

Celebrate Japanese culture, hang with topiary animals and more fun things to do.

1. Black Ships Festival Delve into Japanese culture as worlds collide at the annual Black Ships Festival. Discover Japanese art and culture through a variety of events, including a formal gala, Japanese arts and crafts such as origami and ikebana, martial arts, playing of taiko drums, a Japanese tea ceremony and more. The event commemorates the historic achievements of Commodore Matthew C….

WaterFire Arts Center Ribbon Burning

The center is meant to be a home base for both WaterFire Providence and the community.

The center is meant to be a home base for both WaterFire Providence and the community. With WaterFire offices and storage, educational spaces, an indoor and outdoor deck, gift shop and plenty of versatile space, the center will further kindle the city’s artistic identity.

Five Can’t-Miss Events: June 15–21

Experience strawberry everything, see rainbows at PrideFest, eat oysters in Bristol and more fun things to do.

1. Strawberry Festival Homemade strawberry shortcake is coming to a plate near you. Smith’s Castle is hosting its annual Strawberry Festival, once again whipping up the perfect combination of tasty and historical. The event will feature pony rides, Colonial games, music from Jesse Liam’s Band, and Dan Butterworth with his marionettes. Local vendors and artisans will showcase their handcrafted items, and…