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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
24
Thu
Cocktails and Conversations: What’s in a Name? Media Language and Representation @ AS220
May 24 all-day
Cocktails and Conversations: What’s in a Name? Media Language and Representation @ AS220

How women and girls are depicted in the media has a huge impact on gender stereotypes and expectations. On May 24, the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island will host the third Cocktails and Conversations event of the year, with a panel discussion looking at different viewpoints on the topic. Hosted by AS220, the event brings together a journalist, activists, an artist and an academic perspective to discuss a variety of viewpoints on representation. Speakers will talk about their individual areas of research and interest in how women and girls are represented in the media. These perspectives include women of color and aging women. Panelists include Shey Rivera, Executive Director of AS220, Gabriela Domenzain, RWU Latino Policy Institute, Abigail Brooks, Director of the Women’s Studies Program at Providence College and moderated by Margie Reed from Capitol TV.
Gabriela Domenzain from Roger William’s University sees this topic as timely, saying “The images we see and read every day shape how we understand the world and ourselves. At a time when the President of the United States debates the meaning of ‘facts’ and our media is increasing in partisanship and decreasing in size, accurate and representative portrayals of the issues and people who make up our country are essential.”
Panelist Shey Rivera, Executive Director of AS220 says “Equitable representation in media means approaching content and access from a lens of racial and gender justice. Our advances in technology are powerful tools that can have global reach. But these tools are often not accessible and often are used by insular privileged groups to replicate stereotypes and co-opt the stories and experiences of others.”
The intention of this event is to provide a fun and relaxed conversation about how women are represented in media. All are encouraged to attend and we extend a special invitation to men to join us. The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence. Tickets are $15-$20; Cash bar and light appetizers will be included.

May
25
Fri
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
May 25 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub

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.

Geology Trips Quartz, Cumberlandite and Granite: Geology of Northern Cumberland @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
Geology Trips Quartz, Cumberlandite and Granite: Geology of Northern Cumberland @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium  | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Explore the geology of the northern part of our state with the museum’s curator and geologist Michael Kieron. Examining the quartz vein at Diamond Hill, the cumberlandite locality and the Esmond granite, we will discover Rhode Island’s unique geologic history. Collecting is allowed. Please note that there may be some climbing. For inclement weather, the event will be held on Friday June 1, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Children under age seven and pets are not permitted. Pre-registration required.

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PPL's 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

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.

May
26
Sat
Garden Conservancy Open Days Program Tour andPlant Sale at Sakonnet @ Sakonnet Garden
May 26 @ 9:30 am – May 27 @ 6:00 pm
Garden Conservancy Open Days Program Tour andPlant Sale at Sakonnet @ Sakonnet Garden

Explore the private gardens at Sakonnet in Little Compton, open for self-guided tours and plant sales to benefit the Garden Conservancy, Sakonnet, and local wild meadow restoration efforts. This English-style cottage garden features a series of enchanting garden rooms. The acre-sized main woodland garden is subdivided into a series of fourteen spaces separated by high windbreak hedges and stone walls. The whole is described as an outdoor folly; each space has its own mood and horticultural objective. Memorial Day weekend should occur at the garden’s peak of spring bloom. Late tulips and hundreds of trilliums and other woodland wildflowers should be in flower. Blue poppies, blue camassias, the gaudy azalea hedge and rhododendron punchbowl, a confection of pinks and whites should be in full bloom. No reservations required; rain or shine. For More Information: See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.

Ask a Gardener @ Rough Point
May 26 @ 10:30 am

Every last Saturday of the month, estate gardeners share their expertise on a range of topics from plant identification to organic garden care. Get insider tips on to make your own garden as lush as the gardens at Rough Point.

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PPL's 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

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.

Lighthouse Cruises, Newport Harbor Tours and Sunset Cruises @ Rhode Island Bay Cruises
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lighthouse Cruises, Newport Harbor Tours and Sunset Cruises @ Rhode Island Bay Cruises

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.

Waterfire Boat Rides @ Providence River Boat Co.
May 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Waterfire Boat Rides @ Providence River Boat Co.

WaterFire is a work of art that involves movement, participation and surprise. It is full of motion—wood boats stoke the fires, rivers flow quietly beneath the burning braziers, sparks whirl through the night air and flickering flames reflect off the dark surface of the water, animating the architectural fabric of the city.

We’ve been offering our WaterFire rides since the fires began in 1997. Join us aboard our USCG inspected vessels as our Master Captains guide you throughout the fires of Waterplace Park, Riverwalk and the Providence River!

May
27
Sun
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PPL's 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

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.