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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…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Sept. 21–27

Hear the stunning songs of Les Miserables, open doors in Providence, slurp oysters and more fun things to do.

1. Les Miserables “Look down, look down!” But we advise that you don’t take Jean Valjean’s advice when Les Miserables comes to town. The Tony Award-winning musical brings a tale of love, passion, sacrifice and redemption, narrated by unforgettable songs. We dare you not to cry when you hear Fantine sing “I dreamed a dream” and feel your blood boil with…

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…

Whole Woman: Pain, Pain Go Away

We talked to two local experts for some simple exercises to help ease pain.

Remember when you were young and couldn’t wait to be older? But now that you finally are, you’re noticing that your body has a lot more aches and pains than it used to. Luckily, two local experts were happy to share some simple exercises that you can do at home so you don’t have to break the bank, or your…

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…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Sept. 14–20

StyleWeek Northeast returns, autumn is in the air at two fall festivals and more fun things to do.

1. Apple Festival It’s the right way to kick off fall. Join more than 5,000 people for a weekend of fun, great food and apple pie that beats Mom’s — but we won’t tell her that. Indulge in all that is apple, while enjoying live entertainment, an apple pie baking contest, carnival rides, pony rides and a free kids zone. Free…