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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
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.

Puzzleworks @ Providence Children's Museum
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Puzzleworks @ Providence Children's Museum

Sort and trace shells and stones, make observations and record your findings to classify a variety of natural objects.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

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.”

Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday is back in 2018 for the fourth season. End your week at Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village with some of the best food trucks in Rhode Island brought to you PVD Food Truck Events.

A.B. Munroe DairyMetroPCS and BankRI present Food Truck Fridays. Other sponsors visiting on select Friday nights include Power Home RemodelingAmbit EnergySunrun and College Bound Saver. Admission is free.

Enjoy over fifteen locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, wines from Gooseneck Vineyards while listening to live music. See the full list of food trucks attending at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Many activities for the kids! Ride the carousel for $2, jump in the bounce house for $3, take a ride on the carousel train for $3 and even ride a camel for only $6. Packages are available. We also have Hasbro’s Boundless Playground for the kids.

Picnic and high top tables are available on a limited basis so bring a chair or blanket, and sit on the lawn. Food Trucks accept cash, credit and debit. VIP experience is available for $85 and includes reserved seating for up to eight people, outdoors or indoors. Eight carousel rides and beverage vouchers included. Group nights available starting at $20 per person. Contact Judy at jlockard@rwpzoo.org for more information.

May
26
Sat
Chalk the Walk at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chalk the Walk at Providence Children's Museum @ Providence Children's Museum

The simple pleasure of a sidewalk and chalk! Help to create an art gallery at our feet.

Puzzleworks at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Puzzleworks at Providence Children's Museum @ Providence Children's Museum

Challenge your spatial thinking skills through shape sequencing and sorting. Complete geometric, mosaic, wooden and magnetic puzzles.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

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.”

Newport Rotary Club Benefit Match @ Newport Polo
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Newport Rotary Club Benefit Match @ Newport Polo

The Newport Polo Club will host the 28th annual charity match to benefit the Newport Rotary Club and local 501-c-3 organizations to kick-off the summer season on Saturday, May 26 at 5 p.m.

Tickets are sold by the Newport Rotary Club at the entry gates ($10/adult, kids 12 and younger free) on game day. Advanced ticket sales are available from the participating organizations below. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will support the participating civic and charitable organizations.

The classic six-chukker match will begin at 5 p.m., featuring local teams competing. Entry gates will open at 4 p.m. The event is open to the public, taking place at the International Polo Grounds at Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane in Portsmouth. All are welcome to attend.

Organizations are invited to plan a day at polo for their supporters, hosted by Newport Polo at the International Polo Grounds. Opportunities to participate are open to qualified 501-3c organizations. Two benefit matches are scheduled for this purpose this year: May 26 and July 15. Download the guidelines to participate Here. For more information, please email agnes@nptpolo.com.

Through its twenty-six year history, Newport Polo has raised over $1,366,880 for civic and charitable organizations. Initiatives include the International Polo Charity Ball, special benefit matches, and countless ticket donations for the Newport International Polo Series.

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
Chalk the Walk at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chalk the Walk at Providence Children's Museum @ Providence Children's Museum

The simple pleasure of a sidewalk and chalk! Help to create an art gallery at our feet.