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.
Join Providence Community Library (PCL) and Over the Edge on Saturday, June 23 for an exciting opportunity to rappel down the 12-story Regency Plaza building in downtown Providence and help raise $100,000 for the nine neighborhood locations of Rhode Island’s largest library system.
The first ninety people to raise $1,000 will get a chance to go Over the Edge for PCL – a comprehensive support kit is provided! Visit www.provcomlib.org/edge to reserve your spot today and create a personal fundraising page where friends, family, and colleagues can donate funds toward your rappelling adventure. Corporate and private teams are also welcome! Participants must weigh between 100 and 300 lbs and be at least twelve years old (a parent or guardian must sign a waiver for all participants under eighteen).
Over The Edge is a special events company that has raised over $70 million for non-profits around the world, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics Boston. Sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available for businesses and individuals who wish to be part of this eye-catching fundraiser and help PCL support literacy and lifelong learning in Providence. Visit www.provcomlib.org/edgesponsors to learn more.
Libraries change lives! #RappelforPCL (or sponsor someone who wants to) to fund new materials, technology and programs for all ages. Sign up today!
Join us for a family friendly night at the ballpark. Tickets are only $10 each for General Admission and RMH Providence will receive $5 for each ticket purchased through our link! https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/youraccount.asp?&submit=Continue&Cookies=yes&HoldID=1880#.WxmGctLMe72
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Each ticket also includes $2 of free ballpark credit and there will be an amazing fireworks display after the game!
The third annual Team Triple A “On the Road to A Cure” Event to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Sunday, June 24 at 1 p.m.
Location: Cranston Portuguese Club
$40 per adult and $20 children ages six through twelve. Children five or younger are free.
Go to teamtriplea.com to buy tickets online or contact Julio Andrade at 401-263-5100.
Tickets include delicious Portuguese cuisine provided by Bela’s Kitchen, live entertainment and Portuguese Folklore dancing from Grupo Folclorico do Clube Portuguese de Cranston, Carlos DJ Services music and dancing, drawings, silent auctions and more!
Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening in the summer season, enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Along the river’s edge and Saugatucket Bridge, watch live music from area bands. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. During almost every RiverFire night, additional themes with family-friendly activities will be showcased. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. RiverFire and River Stage performers will begin at 7 p.m.
Free admission. Free parking will be available in the village parking areas and along the street. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. On Aug. 16, during the Endless Summer II Luau Celebration, which is on a RiverFire evening.
Themed Nights and Musician Schedule:
June 21: Summer Solstice and Jonnycake Center Empty Bowls Stroll Hunger Benefit
Live music: Contemporary Theater Stage, 5 p.m. – Becky Chase; River Stage, 7 p.m. – Chakulla Smith (with The Hunger Bus): Chakulla brings 4 decades of writing and playing Folk, world, jazz and Americana music and always has special guests along to wow the crowd.
June 28: Full Moon Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gary Hopp and Friends: Gary Hopp brings his Good Vibe Tribe Experience to Howl at the Full Moon! Expect great Rock and Roll, Oldies, Country, Originals, Blues, Wild Dancing and Crazy Antics.
July 5: Ladies Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – 33 Camben: 33 Camden is a Progressive Rhythm & Blues Rock Fusion band bringing a sound unlike anything you’ve heard! They will be performing LIVE at the Wakefield Ladies Night and RiverFire the day after we celebrate the Birth of our Nation.
July 12: Car Cruise Night (Classic Car Show)
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Greyhound Dream with gpecial guest Paula Clare: Greyhound Dream Features two of South County’s premier performers Krista Rousseau vocal stylings and Josh Scurman’s vocal and guitar prowess – all rounded out by bass guitarist Jerry Rousseau. Special Guest Paula Clare brings her music influenced by Joni Mitchel, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Carole King, Emilou Harris and Suzanne Vega to RiverFire.
July 19: Lantern Parade
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – PhenixAve: PhenixAve plays the acoustic hits of the 60’s, 70’s and today and has been a crowd favorite at RiverFire! During the live music performance, “Concrete Couch” presents a serene Lantern Parade across the Saugatucket River Bridge.
July 26: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gooseberry Road with Special Guests, Wyatt & Barbara Lema: Gooseberry Road is a 3 piece ensemble playing music from the 1960’s and 70’s – Beatles, Carole King, Hollies, Bee Gees, Aztec Two-Step, more, and originals. Enjoy special guests Folk and Traditional multi-instrument and vocalist, Wyatt and Barbara Lema.
Aug. 2: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Stone Cold Gypsies: Stone Cold Gypsies is a 5-piece band playing a blend of favorites and eclectic music that will surprise and delight you.
Aug. 9: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – The Strattones: The Strattones are a 5 piece Rhode Island band bringing you the best covers and originals you didn’t know you needed to hear.
Aug. 16: Endless Summer II (Tropical Luau Celebration – $5 Suggested Donation).
Live music: (TBA) – Just like last year, there will be multiple performers on The Contemporary Theater Stage, which will be the Main Stage for the event. Admission to the extra area is a suggested $5 donation, before passing under a gigantic replica volcano and shark. This allows access to local beer and tropical drinks, Polynesian food, the Main Stage, special guests, entertainers, and more fun, in addition our regular RiverFire event.
Aug. 23: TBA on possible theme – Might be a Radio Night.
Live music: TBA: Check website or Facebook for any updates.
Aug. 30: Country and Western Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Grant Maloy Smith: Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His latest album “Dust Bowl – American Stories” spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the top ten of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as number twelve on the Country Album Sales Chart, and number two on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres).
Come hang out with some of the best food trucks in Providence.
This monthly event is held the last Thursday of each month in partnership with Skyline At Waterplace
Experience the city with food trucks, beverages, and music.
Grab some food have a drink, enjoy some live music.
Eat from your favorite local food truck or try something new. Maybe even eat at multiple trucks. Food trucks accept cash, credit, or debit. Learn more about the trucks attending this week. https://www.foodtrucksin.com/food-truck-events.
Nearby street parking is available and you can park at the Providence Place Mall parking garage for free for two hours. Just one block away.
It’s time to eat, drink and bid your tails off at the Providence Animal Rescue League’s signature fundraising event, The Rescue! It will be held on Thursday, June 28 at the historic Roger Williams Park Casino located at 1000 Elmwood Ave in Providence. The Rescue continues to boast an evening of swanky spirits, fabulous food and spectacular auctions. With some of Rhode Island’s best restaurants competing for ‘top dog’ in our culinary completion, guests will sample bite sized plates and have the chance to choose their favorite!
About The Providence Animal Rescue League – Since 1913, PARL has been helping people and animals in our community. PARL is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and receives no federal or state funding to support its mission to provide critical programs and services including adoption and re-homing programs, Community Pet Food Pantry, spay and neuter services and pet retention programs.
Please join the Groden Network and co-chairs Mrs. Mary Cooney and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cooney, Jr. for a magical evening at The Dunes Club in Narragansett on June 29. The Bi-annual Sea Side Reception benefits the Network’s mission of supporting children and adults with autism, other developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges to lead productive, dignified and satisfying lives. Reckless Blues will provide live music and both silent and live auctions will be featured. Tickets are $150 per person.
For more information , visit http://grodennetwork.org/events/ or call 401-274-6310 extension 1230.
A.B. Munroe Dairy, MetroPCS and BankRI present Food Truck Fridays. Other sponsors visiting on select Friday nights include Power Home Remodeling, Ambit Energy, Sunrun 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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
The Levitt Foundation and Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley are proud to kick off the Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series this Friday, with headliners the Lowdown Brass Band and openers Julie Rhodes and the Marching Milkman. The Lowdown Brass Band hailes from Chicago and is a horn-driven ensemble with strong roots in the ‘New Orleans second line’ tradition. Opener Julie Rhodes, Howl Magazine writes is “on the cusp of a meteoric rise in the songwriter community”. Pre Opener Woonsocket, Rhode Island natives, the Marching Milkman Band will treat audiences to upbeat band and street jazz music that’s got something for everybody. Located on River Island Park in Woonsocket, this concert will include not only free music, but a free workout class during the intermission presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield on the move with Contre-Fitness. This week’s food and drinks vendor, Ciro’s Tavern, will be located inside the venue throughout the concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to the open lawn concert setting. All ages are welcome, and admission is free.