Photo credit: Roger Williams Park Zoo.
6/30 Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts
Why: Take a ride on the wild side! Attend an adults-only bash at the zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from area restaurants, caterers and bars. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing and more. Proceeds support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s education and wildlife conservation programs. Party animals must be twenty-one and older to attend.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
More info: 785-3510, rwpzoo.org.
The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand response), and ways to reduce energy bills. Guests can sign up for a no-cost home energy assessment and learn about the impact their energy choices have on the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.
The Hub is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment on Thursday. Groups are welcome.
Join the RI Hospitality Association for a ServSafe® Alcohol Training program on Tuesday, June 19 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. This one-day course covers the trends and risks related to the responsible sale and service of alcohol and meets current requirements for alcohol certification mandated by the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation. Any person who sells or serves alcohol, any valet parking attendants at an establishment that sells or serves alcohol, and anyone who is responsible for checking identification related to the purchase of alcohol, must receive alcohol server training from a State approved training program.
When: Tuesday, June 19
8 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Where: Rhode Island Convention Center
Room 552 AB
1 Sabin St.
To Register: Register online at https://bit.ly/2sJic5l or call 401-223-1120. Advanced registration is required.
Art League Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will open the third Annual Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorder Symposium, sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School, the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and the Chiari and Syringomyelia Foundation, on June 15, with a new juried exhibition: The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine, featuring two and three-dimensional artwork that illustrates the transformative manifestations of neurometabolic and connective tissue disorders. On display will be chosen pieces of interpretive artistic renderings by individual artists.
This integrative exhibit is the vision of Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD, Director of the Annual CSF Symposium, and the second year for this collaborative effort between ALRI and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, together with the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. Of the exhibit, Dr. Klinge, a Rhode Island neurosurgery specialist, says “I am very excited that the Brown CSF Symposium will again kick-off with a gathering of artists and medical professionals to frame and picture health problems in neurosciences. The arts exhibition will be an important step toward a new dimension in medical science, where artists will enhance the understanding and the approach to complex and challenging diseases, such as disorders of the cerebrospinal fluid.”
The exhibition will be held at Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill in Providence beginning June 11 through July 13. An Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, June 15, from 6–8:00 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Providence Public Library is pleased to welcome veteran journalist and former USA Today Editor-in-Chief Joanne Lipman. Join us for a talk and book signing by Joanne Lipman on her new bestselling book, That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together.
Lipman contends that to achieve parity in the office, women don’t have to change — men do — and in this inclusive and realistic handbook, she offers solutions to help professionals solve gender gap issues and achieve parity at work. While companies with more women in senior leadership perform better by virtually every financial measure, and women employees help boost creativity and can temper risky behavior like the financial gambles behind the 2008 economic collapse, 95 percent of Fortune 500 chief executives in the United States are men, and women hold only seventeen percent of seats on corporate boards. And while more men are reaching across the gender divide, genuinely trying to reinvent the culture and transform the way we work together, fumbles, missteps, frustration, and misunderstanding continue to inflict real and lasting damage on women’s careers.
Filled with illuminating anecdotes, data from the most recent relevant studies, and stories from Lipman’s own journey to the top of a male-dominated industry, That’s What She Said is a book about success that persuasively shows why empowering women as true equals is an essential goal for us all—and offers a roadmap for getting there.
Thanks to the Brown Bookstore, all books will be available for sale and signing by the author.
Gain an understanding of beat, rhythm, and ways to express yourself through music, movement and dance. Play and Learn is the Museum’s open-ended story-based program especially for two to four-year-olds and their parents, designed to help preschoolers build their skills in a variety of areas and to help parents continue the learning at home.
The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”
Enjoy books, songs, activities, rhymes and more while building early literacy skills and fostering a lifelong love for learning. This story time will offer parents, caregivers and children reading techniques and new ideas about how interact with a museum.
Explore the museum before or after, make new friends, and enjoy twenty percent discount in the shop!
All are welcome, intended for ages one through five with caregiver.
Please visit website for more information.
Daily Narrated ninety-minute cruises of Narragansett Bay viewing ten lighthouses, ten islands, waterfront mansions and famous Newport Harbor. Reservations highly recommended. Departs from Quonset Point, North Kingstown. Sunset Cruises every Friday and Saturday. Free dockside parking. 401-295-4040 or visit www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com.
Providence Public Library’s fourth annual Exhibition and Program series called HairBrained is focused on hair. Specifically, the exhibition explores the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics while the program series, which is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, will offer cultural programs and educational activities for all ages that explore how and why we have grown, cut, shaved, shaped, woven, adorned and covered the hair on our heads, from centuries ago until today.
The HairBrained exhibition features a selection of items from Providence Public Library’s collections: postcards, photographs, pochoir prints, magazines, historic children’s books, advertising trade cards and more. Items will be on exhibit in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room on level one from March to June.