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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.

May
20
Sun
Providence’s Best Bloody Mary @ Providence Arcade
May 20 all-day
Providence's Best Bloody Mary @ Providence Arcade

The New England Hemophilia Association and Rhode Island Food Fights will hold their inaugural, Providence’s Best Bloody Mary event on Sunday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Providence Arcade at 65 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. This will be the first bloody mary competition of its kind to pit local bartenders against one another to see whose spicy concoction will be deemed Providence’s Best.

Area bartenders are invited to compete for free and will be granted a table at the event where they can create their bloody mary. Competitors will be provided with vodka from event partner, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, but will bring their own mix, spices and garnishes to make their own unique drink. Those interested in competing in the event can register by visiting the link included below.

Providence bars currently registered include The Black Sheep, The Grange, New Harvest, Rogue Island Kitchen and Bar, TROOP, The Salted Slate and Wara Wara Restaurant.

Tickets to attend Providence’s Best Bloody Mary are $25 and include tokens to taste three-ounce pours. Voting tokens will also be included with a ticket as well as free appetizers and discounts to local downtown shops. Tokens will be collected and later counted to determine the populous vote. The winner of the populous vote for the best taste and garnish will receive a trophy and bragging rights as Providence’s Best Bloody.

The event will be held at the historic Providence Arcade, the first enclosed shopping mall in the United States where attendees at the event can take advantage of shopping before or after the event and enjoy local fare from food trucks parked outside. All proceeds from the event will benefit the New England Hemophilia Association, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with bleeding disorders and their families through education, support and advocacy.

 

Additional event details are available at http://www.newenglandhemophilia.org/best-bloody-mary.html. Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://providencebestbloody.eventbrite.com.

May
26
Sat
RI Dream Center Artisan Market @ WESTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
RI Dream Center Artisan Market @ WESTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Come support our local Artisans and crafters. So many beautiful, original items to choose from! The RI Dream Center is a 501©3 organization who provides assistance to impoverished families and individuals in need. Help us support our community!

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.