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The Big Toast

New England Traveler

The Big Toast

Join us for a tasting event not to be missed! The Big Toast is a food and drink tasting event to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State. More than 60 local restaurants, bars and vendors will be there providing amazing samples to guests. Celebrate with

Angels Among Us 2013

New England Today

Angels Among Us 2013

 

Yankee profiles three New Englanders who are making an extraordinary difference in others’ lives.

Farm to Table
Bleu Grijalva & Emily Jodka

Bleu Grijalva and Emily Jodka pack a passion for local food that extends far beyond what they bring to their own plates. As founders of The New Urban Farmers in Pawtucket,

New England Traveler

Great Road Open House

Six historic sites along seventeenth-century Great Road in Lincoln, Rhode Island, host special tours and displays. Arnold House, Blackstone Valley Historical Society, Hannaway Blacksmith Shop, Hearthside, Saylesville Meeting House, and Valentine Whitman Jr. House.Sites are open free to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tour the sites, explore

New England Craft Fair Gifts

New England Today

New England Craft Fair Gifts

New England’s holiday craft fairs are a stellar source of beautifully designed wares–and unforgettable gifts.
Exploring a craft fair is like embarking on a treasure hunt in which the reward is a happy pile of perfectly chosen, quirky, unique gifts. At the best fairs, these gems are practically guaranteed. Here

New England Traveler

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

New England Today

Inside South County’s History

Within earshot of the surf along Narragansett Town Beach sits a burnished little gem of a museum that dunks you into the lives of the farmers and fishermen of a coastal Rhode Island community. South County Museum, under the lively direction of Jim Crothers (a theater professor at the University

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Audubon Raptor Weekend 2016

This September eagles, owls, hawks and falcons will be descending on the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center for Raptor Weekend 2016. Wildlife rehabilitators and experts from across the Northeast will bring a wide variety of these extraordinary birds to the largest raptor celebration in New England. There

Glocester, RI: Lydia Walshin

New England Today

Glocester, RI: Lydia Walshin

In early December 2003, Deborah DeBare, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) in Warwick, received a call from a woman who wanted to make a donation. For DeBare, whose agency oversees shelters around the state, it wasn’t an unusual inquiry. What was different this time,

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September Secret Garden Tour

This September, the annual Newport Secret Garden Tours opens its gates to a plethora of stunning gardens “On & Off Bellevue Avenue and the Ocean Drive” in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Join the Benefactors of the Arts on September 9, 10 & 11 for this self-guided tour featuring at least

New England Today

Inside Yankee: Finding Summer

We wait so patiently, don’t we? We find all sorts of ways to enjoy winter–snow sports, cozy inns, reading by the fire, bragging about snow tires and wood piles–because we either do that or be miserable, or join the snowbirds. So we wait. And spring comes. Café tables appear like

New England Traveler

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

New England Traveler

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

New England Today

Dear Yankee

Nature’s Own Carpet
Your brief piece on diverse vs. monoculture lawns [“Ask the Naturalist,” July/August 2008, p. 30] merited full-length treatment.
For some years, I’ve cultivated wildflowers throughout my yard, even turning the entire front lawn into a carpet of eco-friendly color. Neighbors may think I’m odd, if not radical, but the

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Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours

Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence Harbor! Our two hour, narrated tours of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, the Providence Industrial Harbor and the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the ONLY Rhode Island tour to offer access onto the lighthouse grounds. Along

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Pairings for July/August

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The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

New England Today

Make-A-Wish Contacts in New England

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is dependent upon finding volunteers with a wide array of skill sets (kids can come up with some unique wishes). Anyone who can do anything can do something to help. If you’re interested, please contact your state office:
Connecticut
877-203-9474, 203-261-9044
ct.wish.org
Maine
800-491-3171, 207-236-3171
mainewish.org
Massachusetts
617-367-9474
mass.wish.org
New Hampshire
603-623-9474
newhampshire.wish.org
Rhode Island
401-781-9474
mass.wish.org/
Vermont
802-864-9393
makeawishvermont.org

New England Traveler

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Watercolor Painting Workshop with Jennifer Brown (Adult)

Explore the medium of watercolor while discovering the lovely gardens and grounds of the Morrill Homestead. In this introductory class, students learn basic watercolor techniques through practice studies that they can employ to make a painting. Each artist will translate the unique surroundings of the Homestead into her/his own language

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours

Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence Harbor! Our two hour, narrated tours of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, the Providence Industrial Harbor and the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the ONLY Rhode Island tour to offer access onto the lighthouse grounds. Along

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours

Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence Harbor! Our two hour, narrated tours of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, the Providence Industrial Harbor and the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the ONLY Rhode Island tour to offer access onto the lighthouse grounds. Along

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

38th South County Hot Air Balloon Fest

An annual gathering of community, music, and more than a dozen hot-air balloons at the University of Rhode Island athletic fields, plus kids’ events, food, and fun for all ages.

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

The Decade That Roared: A 1920s Rhode Island Experience

For Rhode Island and America, the 1920s were a time of exciting new technologies, unprecedented cultural change, and growing pains. This summer, Hearthside House brings the stories of the 1920s to life….from early jazz, dance crazes, fabulous fashion and live radio, to prohibition, speakeasies, intolerance and scandals.The all-day opening of

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours

Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence Harbor! Our two hour, narrated tours of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, the Providence Industrial Harbor and the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the ONLY Rhode Island tour to offer access onto the lighthouse grounds. Along

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Gardens by the Sea

The “Gardens by the Sea” tour is the perfect way to peek into the backyards of some of the nicest neighborhood gardens in the seaside town of Charlestown Rhode Island . Your ticket will provide you with a brochure and map to guide you through ten beautiful, private gardens.

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

June Secret Garden Tour

Join us June 17-19 for self-guided walking tours of private gardens located in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Each tour features about a dozen beautiful gardens. The tours run daily from 10 am. until 5 pm and tickets are good for any or all days of the tour, allowing for inclement

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours

Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence Harbor! Our two hour, narrated tours of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, the Providence Industrial Harbor and the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the ONLY Rhode Island tour to offer access onto the lighthouse grounds. Along

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Aunt Carrie’s

It’s been 95 years since Ulysses and Carrie Cooper opened a restaurant to meet the demand for her deep-fried invention: clam cakes. Aunt Carrie’s descendants still turn out these amorphous, golden-crisp, doughnut-type balls filled with tender clam bits. They’re Rhode Island’s number-one comfort food: a meal in their own right

Benefit Street

Stroll through the heart of historic Providence, leaving plenty of time to loiter at each corner and gawk at the 18thand 19th-century homes. The John Brown House (nearby on Power Street) and the reading room at the Providence Athenaeum merit extra time.Yankee Magazine April 2005Tour Benefit Street (contact Providence Preservation

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

The Best 5This stunning seaside setting merges historic and modern gardening. Rose, rock, and water gardens, specimen trees, and a woodland (“the Bosquet”). A popular site for weddings.–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2010Nothing heralds spring like a blaze of daffodils. For the grand flourish, there’s the 33-acre magnificence of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens

Castle Hill Inn and Resort

Castle Hill Inn & Resort is all very F. Scott Fitzgerald: a rolling hill covered in a rich carpet of emerald-green grass, cascading to the water’s edge; sun-filled patio and a sea of umbrellas; the regulars in crisp linens and print sundresses sipping champagne and discussing whose yacht is in

Coggeshall Farm Museum

Travel back in time and learn what life was like in pre-industrial Rhode Island on this 48-acre active coastal farm. Interpreters dressed in period clothing tend to the heirloom plants, animals, and historic structures, and visitors are invited to roll up their sleeves and pitch in. BEST LIVING-HISTORY FARMS.

Delekta Pharmacy

Impassioned arguments may be waged over which clam shack serves the best chowder and clam cakes, but nary a soul will disagree that old-school Delekta’s is the king of “cabinets” (Rhode Island frappes). Hands-down favorite: coffee (the syrup is a closely guarded family recipe). BEST COFFEE CABINET.

DiMare Seafood Marketplace, Restaurant & Bar

Real Rhode Island clam chowder has no cream (that’s New England chowder) and no tomatoes (that’s Manhattan chowder). DiMare’s version of Rhode Island “clear chowder” is based on the recipe of the owner’s father, a retired U.S. Navy commander. A bowl with a jumbo stuffie makes a meal. BEST RHODE

Downtown Designs

Rhode Island was the first state to exempt citizens’ creative works from sales tax. But your joy in purchasing one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery, and upcycled artwork from this weekdays-only gallery won’t stem from tax savings. You’d never guess—until you meet the artisans—that they’ve overcome disabilities to craft their

Edna Lawrence Nature Lab

Best Biology LessonThis former nature-drawing classroom at the Rhode Island School of Design is now open to the public, with a curator’s permission (call for someone to unlock the door). Even philistines will appreciate the 80,000 specimens, including live birds, bones, plants, and pelts. There’s also an archive of slides,

Farmstead

Farmstead shares quarters (and owners) with a great cheese shop, so it’s no wonder that the menu features one of Rhode Island’s most decadent versions of mac ’n’ cheese. Local meats, fish, and produce are also transformed into inventive dishes, such as monkfish served with apple butter and Brussels sprouts.

Federal Hill

Federal Hill, a Rhode Island attraction with a wide variety of fun things to do, including dining and shopping, has been called the “Heartbeat of Providence.” Come down and check it out; you’ll have a great time.Yankee Magazine July 2009Rhode Islanders love this colorful Italian neighborhood west of downtown along

Fortuna’s Sausage Co.

Fortuna’s Sausage Co.

3rd generation sausage makers originally from Rhode Island and recently relocated to Sandgate, Vermont. Patti & Paul pride themselves on true old world Italian sausages and salami, handcrafted and using only the finest ingredients and unique old world drying process to achieve lean and delicious artisan dry-cured sausages that are

Gleena

Rhode Island School of Design grad Asya Palatova crafts her simple-chic porcelain bowls (from $25 for a “Roly Poly” to $85 for a set of two “Organic” bowls), plus cups and plates, by hand and to order.–Yankee Magazine, November/December 2010

John Carter Brown Library

This independently funded institution on the Brown University Green in Providence, Rhode Island, is dedicated to maintaining and continuing its namesake’s private collection of rare books and manuscripts. In 1846, John Carter Brown (son of Nicholas Brown Jr., for whom the university is named) turned his attention and his fortune

Mike’s Kitchen

Just Like Mom’sMike’s food–calamari, polenta with sausages, stuffed artichokes–is simple Italian that will keep you coming back for more. There’s no sign, because it’s tucked inside a VFW hall, so look for VFW Post 2396 and follow the garlic. Hours can be irregular, so call ahead. Mike Lepizzera has been

Paddle Board Rhode Island

Part workout, part relaxation, part scenic tour, stand-up paddleboarding is gaining traction as the everyman’s new “it” sport. Paddle Board Rhode Island offers creative ways for everyone to get in on the action: sunset paddles, seal watching tours, even a 90-minute hard-core cardio session. BEST WAY TO SEE THE BAY.

Pawtucket Arts Festival

Pawtucket Arts Festival

Pawtucket, Rhode Island’s Creative Community presents the Pawtucket Arts Festival! This annual, month long event consists of a series of high-quality visual, performance and participatory arts, and family friendly events featuring well-known regional, national and international artists. The Festival is for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike. Venues include

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Providence, Rhode Island is a vibrant Northeastern city, where original thinking is expansive and every experience is personal, so you are free to create. This hip and historic city, offers a broad spectrum of dining, shopping, arts and entertainment options – all within walking distance of each other. Just

Quito’s Restaurant & Bar

A trio of chowders … a heaping plate of scampi loaded with shrimp, littlenecks, lobster, mussels, or calamari … Fresh seafood meets Italian cooking’s flair for overabundance at this casual, boisterous, seasonal eatery. Whether you’re sittin’ on the dock overlooking the bay or inside by the fireplace on cool evenings,

Redwood Library & Athenaeum

Redwood Library & Athenaeum

Redwood Library and Athenaeum is the oldest surviving lending library in the United States. Founded in 1747 by Abraham Redwood and others, Redwood Library was designed by architect Peter Harrison. Harrison’s design, modeled from a drawing of a Roman Doric temple with portico and wings, was noticed by Thomas Jefferson

Renaissance Providence Hotel

Initially intended to be a Masonic temple, the hip, swinging Renaissance Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island has found its own style after being restored: in the hotel one can find vintage graffiti in its deserted corridors, lush, mammoth rooms complete with flat screen TVs, and a unique artistic vibe.

Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruises & Newport Harbor Tours

Hits a bit of the South County coast, and then goes all around Narragansett Bay, past 10 different lighthouses in 90 minutes.–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2011Cruise past 10 of Rhode Island’s scenic lighthouses on this narrated tour aboard the Millennium. The 90-minute ride also takes passengers under the Jamestown and Newport

Rhode Island State House

Rhode Island State House

On guided weekday tours of this stunning structure, you’ll stand beneath the world’s fourth-largest self-supported marble dome and see treasures like Rhode Island’s original 1663 royal charter and Gilbert Stuart’s iconic Washington portrait. Free. Best Free Tour–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2015The Rhode Island State House is the home of the Rhode

Ride FAR

Today, Ride For AIDS Resources (Ride FAR) is the oldest continually run AIDS/HIV bike-a-thon in the country. Held in September every other year, the fundraiser has generated more than a million dollars for things like a quiltmaking project, involving middle-school children in Rhode Island, that honors those who’ve lost their

RISD Museum

RISD Museum

The RISD Museum on Benefit Street features an aggressively diverse collection dedicated to exposing its students to many artistic styles. The Museum houses more than 86,000 works of art, including works by a range of Rhode Island artists. The Museum features works by 18th century Newport furniture makers Goddard and

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the United States and carries more than 100 species of rare animals.The “Fabric of Africa” exhibit lets you watch giraffes and elephants. You’ll also spot zebras, wildebeests, wild dogs, and aoudads (sheep). Informative displays tell how Africa’s people and

Second Beach

Everyone rides the waves at Second Beach, located just outside the Newport town line. Surfers are found to the west, near Purgatory Chasm, a deep cleft in the bedrock rising above Sachuest Bay. Atop the rise is the campus of St. George’s School, its limestonechapel tower a dramatic backdrop to

South County Museum

Vivid exhibits capture the life of farmers, fishermen, and home cooks 150 years ago. The carpentry shop, blacksmith shop, textile arts center, working print shop, and a small working farm(with a heritage f lock of Rhode Island Reds) enhance any visit.Discover how settlers, farmers, factory workers, and seamen lived. Exhibits

South County Tourism Council

South County Tourism Council

449 square mile region of southern Rhode Island – largest state management areas that spill down to 100 miles of coastline. With more than 20 beaches to stake your claim on – 18 public golf courses -15 museums – endless fresh from the boat seafood await you! A safe, family

Spring House Hotel

Spring House Hotel

Spring House Hotel has the best ocean breezes on Block Island. And it is considered one of the Island’s most elegant historic landmarks. Sitting up on a 15-acre promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Block Island foothills, the Hotel has a wraparound veranda where you can relax for hours with

The Anchor Motel

A family beach vacation is within your budget. This clean, comfy motel is just steps across the street from Rhode Island’s most popular sandbox, Scarborough State Beach. All 15 rooms boast ocean views. Kids 10 and under stay free; parking’s free; beach admission’s free. Coffee and doughnuts? Also free for

The Dorrance

An elegant Beaux-Arts room with a soaring ceiling brings an air of majesty to the Providence comfort-food scene. Don’t be intimidated by the posh surroundings; you can enjoy perfectly fried Rhode Island calamari or roasted dry-aged duck at down-to-earth prices. BEST BISTRO.

The Francis Malbone House

A 1760 estate-turned-inn, the Francis Malbone House exudes a sense of elegance that harks back to the days when a wealthy shipping magnate called it home—updated with modern-day amenities, of course. Well-appointed rooms, period furnishings, a gourmet breakfast, and afternoon tea are just a few of the luxuries to tempt

Wright s Farm Restaurant

Wright’s is a Rhode Island institution, and the numbers prove its popularity; the folks here have been churning out family-style chicken dinners for more than four decades at a facility that holds 1,000-plus diners. Even with that kind of capacity, don’t be surprised if they’re running a wait for their

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