Grace Kelly

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Aug. 3–9

See Westerly glow, heap your plate with seafood in Charlestown, peruse antiques and more fun things to do.

1. River Glow River Glow Facebook page. Similar to WaterFire, the quaint town of Westerly hosts River Glow, a night where floating bonfires illuminate the Pawcatuck River to create a spirited atmosphere. There will be live music to set the mood along with hay rides through town, dancing, children’s activities, food and even a fire juggler. The Details:  Aug. 5. 7–10…

Newport Folk Festival: Sunday Recap and Final Musings

The last day of the festival was a mellow end to the weekend.

Ans a newbie to the Folk Festival, I had no idea what to expect. I pictured people with flowing hair dotted with flowers, chunky beaded necklaces and the scent of patchouli wafting behind them. But the reality was much less niche (though patchouli did have a presence). People walked around in outfits as simple as a shirt and shorts, while…

Adopt-a-Pet: July

This month's adoptable pet is Zoe, an older gal with a bit of queen in her.

Each month, RI Monthly highlights one adoptable pet in Rhode Island in the hopes that they will find a new home. Meet Zoe, a ten-year-old female kitty looking for a retirement home to kick back, relax and meow at you. According to PARL, Zoe is a bit of an opera singer, with a unique meow, a purr that squeaks and…

Owner of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails Opens Gallery

The World's Fair Gallery will exhibit art and host workshops paired with creative libations.

Willa Van Nostrand of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails is known for her creative libations (see here. Can you say, yum?), but she also has a past in the local art scene. Before launching her successful cocktail company, she had gigs at various galleries in the state, which was part of the inspiration for merging her two interests to create  the World’s Fair…

The Underbelly of Providence’s Waterways

An often unseen view of the Seekonk River to downtown Providence.

Sharing this view of the river is difficult for me. Yes, I may be selfish, but this is a tiny slice of the state that few get to see this intimately, a sort of warts-and-all view that shows both the beauty and the degradation of the Seekonk River’s waterways as is spills into Narragansett Bay and is then funneled into the city….

Adopt-a-Pet: June

This month's adoptable pet is Sir Isaac, an old soul who will be your secret admirer.

Each month, RI Monthly highlights one adoptable pet in Rhode Island in the hopes that they will find a new home. Sir Isaac can be found at the Providence Animal Rescue League. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a secret admirer who gazes at you afar with love in their eyes and who is always there to show you…

5 Spots to Take a Lunch Break

Stuck in the office all day? Grab your lunch and picnic at one of these scenic spots.

The pending summer is cause for celebration — unless you’re stuck in an office all day, everyday. Thankfully, there’s lunch break, a small slot of time that’s just long enough for you to grab your lunch and head to somewhere scenic to soak up the sun. Here are five, quick-to-get-to scenic spots where you can munch your lunch al fresco before heading back to…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: June 1–7

Art takes to the streets in Providence, historic houses open their doors and other fun things to do.

1. PVDFest PVDFest takes art, in all its guts and glory, and spills it throughout the streets of Providence for all to see, hear and partake. Last year’s event blew minds and this year promises to be no different. PVDFest takes innovative artists and musicians out of the gallery or music hall and into the city. There will be music and…