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
22
Fri
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Jun 22 @ 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.

Jun
27
Wed
Movie Under the Stars: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm
Movie Under the Stars: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

Enjoy classic family favorites as you picnic and cozy up on a blanket under the stars at Blithewold. Food truck and popcorn and treats are available for purchase, or bring your own picnic!

Picnicking begins at 6:30 p.m.
Movie begins around 8:30 p.m.

Jun
28
Thu
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River

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).

Food Trucks in Downton at Skyline @ Skyline at Waterplace
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Food Trucks in Downton at Skyline @ Skyline at Waterplace

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.

 

The Rescue @ Roger Williams Park Casino
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Rescue @ Roger Williams Park Casino

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.

Jun
29
Fri
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Jun 29 @ 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.

Salsa Night @ City of Central Falls
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Salsa Night @ City of Central Falls

Free Event

Join Mayor James A. Diossa, and hundreds of people, for one of Central Falls’ greatest attractions, Salsa Night! This once-a-month event is coming back bigger than ever in its third year! Come enjoy a rotating lineup of food trucks provided by FoodTrucksIn, beer and wine from a local brewery, a photo station, a Snapchat Geofilter and fun for all ages. There will be free salsa lessons, courtesy of Mambo Pa Ti, from 8-9 p.m.

Únase al Alcalde James A. Diossa, y a cientos de personas, para una de las atracciones más grandiosos de Central Falls, Noche de Salsa! Este evento de una vez al mes vuelve mas grande que antes para su tercer año. Venga a disfrutar de una formación rotatoria de camiones de alimentos proporcionados por FoodTrucksIn, cerveza y vino de una cervecería local, una estación de fotos, un Snapchat Geofilter, y diversión para todas las edades! Habrá clases gratis de salsa, cortesía de Mambo Pa Ti, de 8-9 p.m.

Learn more about the food trucks in attendance at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/events/central-falls-salsa-nights-06-30-2017.

Jun
30
Sat
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets

MDO Zen Fest to benefit 1 percent for the planet. Join MDO’s Shop for the Environment Store Hop to receive your gift bag packed with Zen goodies and a chance to win thousands in MDO gift cards.

Free Concerts!
Saturday, June 30
1-4 p.m. Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes Live Bluegrass
Sunday, July 1
1-4 p.m. Cheezy and the Crackers Live Reggae

Free Activities for All (Both Days)
All Day Local Arts and Crafts Vendors
9:30 a.m. Morning Yoga on the Town Green (BYOM – bring your own mat!)
10:30 a.m. Sound Healing
11:30 a.m. Guided Meditation on the Town Green
12:15 p.m. Wind and Drums Circle

Workshops and Tastings (Both Days)

Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts @ Roger Williams Park Zoo

Join Roger Williams Park Zoo for the wildest time you’ll ever have supporting a good cause! Zoobilee! – Feast with the Beasts, presented by Ales and Ani, is the Zoo’s largest single-night fundraiser featuring fine fare from dozens of the area’s best restaurants and caterers. Enjoy fabulous entertainment including live music and dancing, and other fun surprises! This is an adults-only evening event twenty-one and older. Your ticket includes all food tastings; hydration stations and cash bars available.

Jul
1
Sun
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets

MDO Zen Fest to benefit 1 percent for the planet. Join MDO’s Shop for the Environment Store Hop to receive your gift bag packed with Zen goodies and a chance to win thousands in MDO gift cards.

Free Concerts!
Saturday, June 30
1-4 p.m. Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes Live Bluegrass
Sunday, July 1
1-4 p.m. Cheezy and the Crackers Live Reggae

Free Activities for All (Both Days)
All Day Local Arts and Crafts Vendors
9:30 a.m. Morning Yoga on the Town Green (BYOM – bring your own mat!)
10:30 a.m. Sound Healing
11:30 a.m. Guided Meditation on the Town Green
12:15 p.m. Wind and Drums Circle

Workshops and Tastings (Both Days)