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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….

Five Can’t-Miss Events: June 29–July 5

A craft and music festival, parades galore, Fourth of July fireworks and more fun things to do.

1. Bristol Fourth of July Parade From Bristol Fourth of July Celebration Facebook. Do you want to take part in the oldest Fourth of July celebration in America? Well look no further: If you see street lines painted in red, white and blue, you are in the right place! Bristol is home to the 232nd Fourth of July parade and celebration,…

6 Places to See Fireworks

Celebrate the Fourth of July across the state.

The Fourth of July has become synonymous with many things: backyard BBQs, family gatherings and parades. But nothing is quite as iconic as the bombastic fireworks show. Check out these locations to watch some near you: McCoy Stadium Courtesy of McCoy Stadium’s Facebook Is there any better way to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day than by watching America’s favorite pastime? Head over…

A Day in Pawtuxet Village

Enjoy a sunny day in this waterfront community.

Every year thousands of Rhode Islanders flock to the Gaspee Days Parade in Pawtuxet Village, but few stay long enough to experience everything the little seaside community has to offer. Although this year’s festivities came and went, there’s still plenty to do in the picturesque neighborhood. Straddling both Warwick and Cranston, Pawtuxet Village offers a convenient location as well as charming shops and…

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…

Your Picks: 5 Places to Get Chicken Wings

The people have spoken! Here are our readers' favorite places for wings.

What makes a good wing? Is it perfectly fried, crispy skin? Oodles of sauce with a helluvalotta flavor? Or is it that mysterious something that blends texture, flavor and tantalizing scent into one harmonious package. It appears some local eateries have unlocked the wing’s many secrets; they’ve upgraded the humble foodstuff from a halftime snack into a full-blown art form. We asked…

PVDFest, Part 4: Visual Art

It's no surprise: PVDFest is a feast for the eyes.

Muralists, sculptors and very patient macrame artists: We did not forget about you. Over the last week, we’ve covered the best food, performance art and music at this week’s PVDFest (now through June 4). Today, we’re naming five visual art attractions that’ll make you stop, look and maybe even think a little bit. Via the Avenue Concept’s Facebook page. 1….

PVDFest, Part 3: Music

Over the next few days, the city streets are alive...with the sound of music.

On one end of Downcity, catch Montreal’s great songstress. The other? See local songwriters or enjoy an instrument petting zoo. Doom metal will be the black cherry on your very musical day.