Rachel Bimonte

What's It Like Atop the First Unitarian Church?

This tour awards prime access into the state's hidden places.

“Up” is the only word I can think of as I breathe deeply and climb the soaring steeple of the beautiful, white First Unitarian Church of Providence. After meeting the friendly staff of the church, Caroline Stevens, director and founder of Doors Open Rhode Island, and I begin our ascension alongside tour guide Jaime Durango, the church’s building manager. Behind…

Photos: Jonnycake Center Gala

The event was held at the Dunes Club in Narragansett.

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption The full moon over the water was an impressive sight at the Jonnycake Center Gala, held…

Photos: The Norman Bird Sanctuary Bird Ball

The event raised $90,000 for the 325-acre nature preserve.

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Third Beach in Middletown was the backdrop for the eleventh annual Norman Bird Sanctuary Bird Ball….

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Dec. 29–Jan. 4

Ring in the New Year and soak up the last of the holiday cheer with these events.

Penguin Plunge Why would you start your New Year off by plunging into the Narragansett Bay? For the Penguin Plunge of course! The Penguin Plunge is celebrating its forty-first year and it’s the plungers and supporters that make it possible. This fundraiser helps raise money for Special Olympics Rhode Island, which funds athletic training and competitions for children and adults…

Take a Tour of Christmas Displays

Pack some snacks and a thermos and follow our map to some of the best-lit homes in Rhode Island.

'Tis the season for a Christmas light hunt, and there's a subset of Rhode Islanders who take festive lights to the next level. Because the Ocean State is so small, you can easily see a swath of decked-out houses in one night. Follow our map to six of the best — three in East Bay and three in West — and don’t…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Dec. 22–28

Watch the Polar Express, hit the ice, listen to music and more.

'Tis the Day After Christmas Tis the day after Christmas and all through the house, the children are stirring, wanting to get out. Take it all in before it’s all put away — the Blithewold Mansion is hosting one last Christmas hoorah, the " 'tis the day after Christmas" Children’s Tea. The children are welcome to come in their best pajamas…

Photos: Child and Family’s 150th Anniversary Celebration

The event was held on the lawn of Doris Duke's Rough Point.

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Guests mingled beneath the stars and inside Rough Point mansion at Child and Family’s 150th anniversary…

Photos: The Joan DeCotis Foundation Gala

The event raised $76,000 for lung cancer research.

Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption The Dunes Club in Narragansett provided a scenic setting for the second annual Joan DeCotis Foundation…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Dec. 15–21

The Nutcracker fends off some particularly nasty rats, the PVD Bruins hit the ice and more.

Festival Ballet presents The Nutcracker Every year, my favorite Christmas decoration is the Nutcracker doll gifted to me by my aunt when I was little; I like it because it is different and its festivity is subtle. Maybe I am also a bit wishful, dreaming of having an evening like Clara in the Nutcracker where I get whisked away to a…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Dec. 1–7

A festival of lights and tree lighting illuminate the week, while other fun events include the tearjerker musical, Once, and a truffle-making class.

Once A guitar, fiddle, banjo and lively cast is all that the eight-time Tony Award winning musical, Once needs to lift your spirits. You’ll have the chance to see Once this week as it arrives in Providence at the Providence Performing Arts Center for three days only. The tale spun follows a musician in Dublin who charms a woman with…