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.

Jun
18
Mon
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
Jun 18 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.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Jun 18 @ 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.”

Jun
19
Tue
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
Jun 19 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.

Veteran Journalist, Former USA Today Editor-in-Chief Joanne Lipman at PPL June 19 @ Providence Public Library
Jun 19 all-day
Veteran Journalist, Former USA Today Editor-in-Chief Joanne Lipman at PPL June 19 @ Providence Public Library

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.

Play and Learn: You’ve Got the Beat @ Providence Children's Museum
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Play and Learn: You've Got the Beat @ Providence Children's Museum

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.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Jun 19 @ 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.”

World Music Week @ Providence Children's Museum
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
World Music Week @ Providence Children's Museum

Embark on an adventure in to the big wide world of music! Experience music from around the globe, feel the vibrations in the air, explore materials and create your own musical instrument.

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
Jun 19 @ 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.

Come Out and Play! Rock-A-Baby Concert @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come Out and Play! Rock-A-Baby Concert @ Roger Williams Park Zoo

Celebrate summer with Rock-A-Baby, and dance and play the early evening away in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard, the ultimate outdoor play space. Our Backyard zones, Beyond the Fence, and the CVS Health Treehouse will be open for play while you sing and dance to popular tunes of Rock-A-Baby. This event is specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests, and promises to be fun for the whole family. Bring your own picnic for the perfect evening. Pre-registration is required.
Price: $10 for ages two through twelve and $15 for ages thirteen and older.

Jun
20
Wed
Big Brothers Big Sisters Night at McCoy Stadium @ McCoy Stadium
Jun 20 all-day
Big Brothers Big Sisters Night at McCoy Stadium @ McCoy Stadium

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, The Pawtucket Red Sox, CW28 and WPRI 12 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Night at McCoy Stadium! Join us at 4 p.m. for an exclusive BBQ Dinner with special guests from CW’s Hit Shows: The Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash! Learn how easy and fun it can be to be a Defender of Potential for a Little Brother or Sister in our community. After dinner, watch as BBBSOS throws out the first pitch and enjoy the nation’s past time as the Paw Sox face off against the Buffalo Bisons.