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Courtesy of Linden Place/Artwork by Liesl Long Chaintreuil

5/5 Kentucky Derby Day Party

Why: Can’t make it to Churchill Downs this year? You can still get in on the Derby action because Linden Place Mansion is off to the races! Dig out your Derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as Linden Place brings the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol. Mint juleps, great food, a live streaming of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, a silent auction and much more will provide party goers with a true Colt family fashion experience.
Where: Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol.
More Info: Call 253-0390 or visit explorebristolri.com.

Jun
2
Sat
Make Tracks for Kids 5k Run/Walk & 1k Fun Run @ Bryant University
Jun 2 all-day
Make Tracks for Kids 5k Run/Walk & 1k Fun Run @ Bryant University | Smithfield | Rhode Island | United States

Join us as we run and walk this USATF certified 5-K course at the beautiful Bryant University campus in a collective, superhero effort to transform the lives of children in Woonsocket.

9:00 a.m. – 1-K Fun Run for kids under the age of twelve.
9:30 a.m. – 5-K Run or Walk
Barbecue and Awards to follow

Our History
Established in 1995 with funding from the Rhode Island Foundation, Connecting for Children and Families (CCF) is a community-based, non-profit organization located in Woonsocket, one of Rhode Island’s core urban cities. Our mission, to transform the lives of Woonsocket children through high quality educational opportunities and family support, is accomplished through strong community partnerships and advocacy.

USA vs. Poland @ Newport Polo
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
USA vs. Poland @ Newport Polo

The Newport International Polo Series XXVII opens on Saturday, June 2 at 5 p.m. when Poland makes its debut against USA. After six periods, called chukkers, the match will conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast and Trophy Presentation, as well as an autograph signing to meet the players, and a special Après Polo celebration…a Bialowieza Forest Boar Roast, by advanced reservation only.

During the match, a weekly door prize drawing of a magnum of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and prize for the Best Tailgate from Stella Artois will be awarded. Specialty vendors and concessionaires will be present in the Hospitality village at the polo grounds, including the Twisted Pony Cocktail Bar, Horseshoe Wine Bar, Newport Polo Pro Shop, Brahmin among others and gourmet food trucks. For details about concessions and amenities, venue and other information, use the About Newport Polo link in the Menu bar.

Dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are one of Newport’s grandest and most popular traditions, a living legacy from the Gilded Age, and open to the public. Audiences of several thousand spectators enjoy the contests against international teams, as well as teams representing major US cities, playing against the home team every Sat, June through Sept. at 5 p.m. and 4 p.m.

This is the 27 season of Newport International Polo Series, which has hosted teams from over thirty nations including, Ireland, Germany, Spain, England, Argentina, France, Egypt, India, Australia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Nigeria, Portugal, New Zealand, Barbados, Scotland, South Africa, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Singapore, Monaco, Morocco, Peru and Poland making its debut.

Best. Season. Ever. Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series XXVII, and is the home of America’s first polo club, est. in 1876, and a founding member of the United States Polo Association, offering public exhibition matches, polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round.

Jun
3
Sun
Providence Flea Summer Markets @ Providence Flea
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Providence Flea Summer Markets @ Providence Flea

Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Greenway across from 345 South Water St. in downtown Providence! The Flea runs every Sunday rain or shine through September 9 (Fall Markets on Sept. 23, Oct. 7, and 21). The Flea features live music, seventy plus local vintage vendors, artisans and indie makers, food trucks and community nonprofits.

Free and free on-street parking.

Accepting vendors, nonprofits and local musicians throughout the summer at providenceflea.com.

Real Women Providence @ Rhode Island Convention Center
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Real Women Providence @ Rhode Island Convention Center

Grab the ladies in your life…it’s about to get real! Coming to Providence on June 3, Real Women Providence is designed to meet the needs and interests of today’s women. Engage in a day of inspiration, motivation and education while enjoying products and samples from area businesses and organizations. Come visit with special guests Audrey McClelland, founder of momgenerations.com. as she discusses tips to motivate and inspire your inner greatness while creating your best self. Learn how to truly protect your body with crucial self-defense techniques from local kick boxing champion Christina
Rondeau. Engage in an interactive Q and A session with a star of Bravo’s hit TV series “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”, Teresa Guidice, as she shares her secrets to success in business and happiness at home. Shop, sample, socialize and celebrate…you. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Day One RI.

Jun
7
Thu
PVDFest @ downtown Providence
Jun 7 all-day
PVDFest @ downtown Providence

Party with Providence! For the fourth year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will host PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival June 7-10. Experience incredible food, unforgettable musical performances and interactive art installations with your friends and family during this free, four-day festival in the Creative Capital.

Jun
8
Fri
PVDFest @ downtown Providence
Jun 8 all-day
PVDFest @ downtown Providence

Party with Providence! For the fourth year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will host PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival June 7-10. Experience incredible food, unforgettable musical performances and interactive art installations with your friends and family during this free, four-day festival in the Creative Capital.

Jun
9
Sat
PVDFest @ downtown Providence
Jun 9 all-day
PVDFest @ downtown Providence

Party with Providence! For the fourth year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will host PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival June 7-10. Experience incredible food, unforgettable musical performances and interactive art installations with your friends and family during this free, four-day festival in the Creative Capital.

Knit in Public Day at Slater Mill @ Slater Mill
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Knit in Public Day at Slater Mill @ Slater Mill

There is no better place to gather in celebration of the fiber arts than at the birthplace of the contemporary textile industry in America, Slater Mill. Over the course of the day, visitors will have the option to take part in numerous events:
-Yarn bombing the Frances Turbine, which powered the mill in the mid 1800s
-Free self-guided tours of the Slater Mill museum
-A Yard Sale of de-accessioned museum collections, Dursin Merino roving, pattern books and more
-Berroco Raffle Bags
-Yarn Swap
-Demonstration by the Rhode Island Spinners Guild
-Free knitting instruction and tips from the Rhode Island Hook and Needle Guild

Music, food trucks, beverages, and shady seating and free parking provided.

Free and open to all.

Touch Tomorrow @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Touch Tomorrow @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute

A family-friendly festival featuring hands-on experiments, research lab activities and interactive exhibits for all ages.

Providence Mini Maker Fair @ Downtown Providence RI
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm
Providence Mini Maker Fair @ Downtown Providence RI

Maker Fair is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Fair is a venue for these makers to show hobbies, experiments and projects.

We call it the greatest show and tell on Earth; A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. The Providence Mini Maker Fair takes place during PVDFEST.