7 Tips for the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

How to navigate one of the state's most popular fall activities.

Courtesy of Roger Williams Park and Zoo’s Facebook   What can you do with 5,000 pumpkins? You could bake a heck-of-a-lotta pies, or, if you’re the Roger Williams Zoo, you could show off thousands jack-o-lanterns for an entire month. Every October, the zoo presents the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, which pulls in more than 100,000 visitors every year. Whether you’re new to…

Letters to the Editor: October

Rhode Island Monthly readers reflect on homelessness and Rhody's lost landmarks.

Philosopher Felicia Nimu Ackerman submitted a short poem in response to our Reporter column on panhandling.

6 Best Bike Trails

There's no better way to see the state than on two wheels.

Courtesy of East Providence’s FacebookMeandering along the Providence River and the Narragansett Bay, the East Bay Bike Path is one of the longest continuous trails in the state at almost fifteen miles. It passes through Providence, East Providence, Warren and Bristol and offers plenty of side adventures along the way (especially for the culinarily inclined). If you’re a fan of…

Tour the New Air Force One Replica for Free

Remember that massive 747 at Quonset? It's now a touring tribute to the presidential aircraft.

After hundreds of thousands of dollars in storage fees and years of renovations, the new Air Force One replica is ready for tours at the Quonset State Airport. Wait — what. It’s true: Since June of 2015, the New York-based Children’s Democracy Project has been quietly transforming a full-size Boeing 747 — well, “quietly” is a relative term; it’s hard…

Catch a Last-minute Show This Week

Four Legs to Stand On and The Hotel Plays are two interactive theater performances.

The fall tour of Four Legs to Stand On, a play following one family’s struggle with a child’s opioid addiction, is opening Thursday, September 14. Meanwhile, the Spectrum Theater Ensemble, in association with Trinity Repertory Company, is set to perform the production, the Hotel Plays, this weekend as well.

Fall Bucket List

Five activities you need to do this fall.

Cooler weather, yellowing leaves — is it that time of year already? It might not be fall just  yet, but one of New England’s most spectacular seasons is just around the corner. With the change in weather comes a whole new slew of fun things to do. Whether it’s apple picking or leaf peeking, check these local activities off your fall…