Courtesy of SCLT

This month: Kick off the growing season at the freshest fundraiser around. Southside Community Land Trust’s twenty-seventh annual rare and unusual plant sale.

May 20 all-day Botanical Center - Roger Williams Park
On May 20 at our Spring Meeting, we’ll focus on Rhode Island’s energy and climate progress toward a low-carbon future. Join Green Energy Consumers Alliance for a fun evening of networking and celebration of impressive, tangible progress on climate action. About the evening: We’re gathering energy professionals and friends for a networking event over delicious food and cocktails at the...
May 21 all-day Governor Sprague Mansion Museum
The Cranston Historical Society invite you to attend their open meeting at the Governor Sprague Mansion on MAY 21 at 7:00 p.m. with Guest Speaker Col. Ron Barnes-Pawtuxet Rangers. Col. Ron Barnes will share the history of the Pawtuxet Rangers and their involvement with the Fort at Pawtuxet Neck. In 1775 as British incursions along Narragansett Bay became more frequent,...
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Thrive Tribe RI
Join our monthly Reiki share for practitioners to enhance your skills! Practitioners will work side by side and share best practices. We’ll set intentions and end with a brief reflection. This is a supportive and empowering atmosphere designed to accomodate practitioners of all levels. Our intention is to hold space for healing and help with the development of your personal...
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm Newport Historical Society Resource Center
Join the Newport Historical Society for a lecture with 18th century fashion scholar Dr. Kimberly Alexander at the Newport Historical Resource Center, 82 Touro Street, Newport on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. Forgotten in cupboards, pushed into the back of drawers, secreted away behind walls and chimneybreasts, footwear frequently connotes a sense of the mystery of history. Often small,...
May 24 @ 10:00 am Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Join Director of Horticulture Fred Perry for a walk through the Arboretum to admire Blithewold’s prized tree collection. Fred will tell us about a variety of examples from our unique collection on the educational and enjoyable walk.
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Museum docent and archivist Richard Siembab will lead a special walking tour of the historic Williams family cemetery in Roger Williams Park. Learn exactly who is buried here and what those curious symbols on the headstones really mean. Richard, a longtime member of the Association of Gravestone Studies, will bring a wealth of knowledge to this frequently overlooked park culture...
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Rough Point
Tour the Rough Point grounds in the company of experts – once a month our estate gardeners share their expertise on a range of topics from plant identification to organic garden care. Get insider tips about how the Rough Point staff keep the grounds looking lush and how to incorporate those practices in your own home garden. This event is...
May 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Explore the trails of Roger Williams Park. Wear comfortable shoes. Recommended for ages six and older. Pets are not permitted. Pre-registration preferred.
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
During our spring bird walks in the park, particular attention will be paid to migrating songbirds. We’ll search the canopy for warblers, tanagers and more. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. All skill levels are welcome. Recommended for ages six and older. Pets are not permitted. Pre-registration preferred.
Jun 3 all-day University Libraries
Contemporary student activism is undergoing a transformation as the traditional methods of direct action through demonstrations and protests converge with online practices where organizing, communication, solicitation, and interrogation occurs primarily within digital spaces. As the discourse on centering marginalized communities within mainstream archives emerges, archivists and other information professionals are being tasked to document this rise in student activism, especially...
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Go back in time with docent Mike McGinity on a motorized tour through Roger Williams Park. Long lost park treasures and missing monuments will be revisited at their original locations in this nostalgic look at the history of this grand space. Program is part of our Lifelong Learners series. Pre-registration required.
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm SKLT Barn
On Wednesday, June 5, join SKLT and the Narrow River Land Trust as we host Marion Stoddart, a citizen leader committed to a lifetime of grass roots organizing and coalition building for positive social and environmental change. In the early 1960s, Marion Stoddart was a Massachusetts housewife and mother of three who decided to take on the impossible – cleaning...
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm Sail Newport
The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series continues at Sail Newport’s 11th Hour Great Room, 72 Fort Adams Drive, Newport at a new time—1 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. All lectures are free and open to the public, and no reservations are required. Thursday, June 6th Seven at Santa Cruz: The Life of Fighter Ace Stanley...
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm Barrington Books Garden City
Barrington Books is pleased to host award winning New York Times best-selling author Jacqueline Woodson for a talk and book signing on Thursday, June 6 at 7 pm at 176 Hillside Rd. Cranston. Peter Quesnel, Juanita Sanchez High School Librarian will be the moderator/conversationalist with Jacqueline Woodson. This is a ticketed event. Reserve your ticket which includes a copy of...
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Museum of Natual History and Planetarium
Join our museum curator for guided walks of Roger Williams Park and learn how to identify seasonal wildflowers and common animals. From milkweed to muskrats, you will gain a greater appreciation for the surprising diversity of urban wildlife. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. Recommended for ages six and older. Pets are not permitted. Pre-registration...
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rough Point
Gospel singing, belly-dancing, longboard surfing – Doris took up each of these hobbies by turn and moved on just as quickly. What prompted her interest? Was she welcomed in these communities? And what sort of legacy did she leave behind? This discussion-based program will take a closer look.
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rough Point
What happens when a dovetail joint shrinks down to a few thousands of an inch? Miniatures artist Bill Robertson shares the stories and secrets of his 42-year career building tiny objects inspired by historic interiors, furniture, and decorative arts. His unique approach brings the Townsends and Goddards into the twenty-first century. This event is $15, advance registration recommended.
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Explore Roger Williams Park with docent Bill LaCivita as you learn about the many people who brought back the decorative trees found in the park. Some people highlighted are John Tradescant, John Bartram, David Douglas, and Dr. Hall of Bristol. Program is part of our Lifelong Learners series. Pre-registration required.
Jun 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Explore the trails of Roger Williams Park. Wear comfortable shoes. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Pets are not permitted. Pre-registration preferred.
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Statewide
Each ​of ​the ​twenty-six ​gardens ​on ​the ​tour ​is ​unique, ​evolving ​over ​the ​years ​and ​reflecting ​the ​changing ​interests ​and ​lifelong ​learning ​of ​its ​gardener.​ ​The inspiring gardens on the tour are created and maintained by certified URI Master Gardener volunteers. These certified URI Master Gardeners volunteer on educational projects and continually upgrade their horticultural knowledge by attending research- based...
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Rough Point
Tour the Rough Point grounds in the company of experts – once a month our estate gardeners share their expertise on a range of topics from plant identification to organic garden care. Get insider tips about how the Rough Point staff keep the grounds looking lush and how to incorporate those practices in your own home garden. This event is...
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Statewide
Each ​of ​the ​twenty-six ​gardens ​on ​the ​tour ​is ​unique, ​evolving ​over ​the ​years ​and ​reflecting ​the ​changing ​interests ​and ​lifelong ​learning ​of ​its ​gardener.​ ​The inspiring gardens on the tour are created and maintained by certified URI Master Gardener volunteers. These certified URI Master Gardeners volunteer on educational projects and continually upgrade their horticultural knowledge by attending research- based...