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eNewsletter: July 7th, 2017







This Weekend's Events In

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The Community Players perform

"You Can't Take It With You"


July 7th - 9th and 14th - 16th


Jenks Auditorium
350 Division St.

Pawtucket, RI









Movies In The Park showing



July 7th @ 8 PM


Monastery Grounds

1464 Diamond Hill Rd.

Cumberland, RI









Northeast Navy Band


July 8th @ 6 PM


Riverwalk Concert Series

Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library

100 Tinkham Lane

Burrillville, RI 









Slater Park Farmers Market


Sundays from July 9th through October 29th, 12 PM - 3 PM


Slater Park (near the tennis courts)
825 Armistice Blvd.

Pawtucket, RI








Reggie Centracchio


July 9th, 1 PM - 3 PM


Music in the Park Series

Diamond Hill Park
4097 Diamond Hill Rd.

Cumberland, RI








Arthur Medeiros Orchestra


July 9th, 6 PM - 7:30 PM


Riverfront Concert Series

Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater
137 Roosevelt Ave.

Pawtucket, RI









Central Falls Farmers Market


 Wednesdays, July 5th through October 25th, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Garfield St. Playground

621 Dexter St.

Central Falls, RI









Weaver Library Farmers Market


 Thursdays through September 14th, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Weaver Library

41 Grove Ave.

East Providence, RI





Featured Upcoming Events.







6th Annual Water Festival


 July 15th & 16th, 9 AM - 5 PM


Cold Spring Park

Katherine Rd.

Woonsocket, RI









An American Girl Doll Garden Party


 August 5th, 12 PM and 2:30 PM


Hearthside House

677 Great Rd.

Lincoln, RI





Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Upcoming Events.



Blackstone Culinaria
Food Tour

July 8th @ 10:30 AM


McCoy Stadium

1 Columbus Ave.

Pawtucket, RI



Join us for a "behind the scenes" tour of McCoy Stadium. We'll meet Executive Chef Robert Gemma and get an insider's look at PawSox players' favorite meals and learn about food service at the park during a Q & A session. We'll finish with a ballpark lunch.  





EXPLORER Riverboat Tours

Nature & Heritage Tours Sundays @ 1, 2, & 3 PM



Environmental Tours

1st & 3rd Saturday 
of each month @ 10 & 11 AM



Al's Waterfront Restaurant

28 Water St.

East Providence, RI 


Our newly renovated 40-passenger riverboat will bring you on an intriguing and relaxing tour through the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. 


For the last 25 years, hundreds of thousands of passengers have come to learn and discover interesting facts about Blackstone Valley, and see the quiet beauty many are often surprised to find!





Twilight Tour on The EXPLORER

July 13th @ 7 PM


Al's Waterfront

28 Water Street

East Providence, RI





Join an Audubon naturalist for a relaxing evening cruise along the beautiful and historic Seekonk River. Sit back and gaze out over the water as we watch for birds and other wildlife that live along the river. Participants may wish to bring insect repellent. The Explorer is a covered boat and will go out rain or shine. 





Blackstone Culinaria
Food Tour

July 19th @ 6 PM


Crepe Corner

3 Commerce Way, #10.

Greenville, RI



We'll be visiting a new European style café "Crepe Corner" in Greenville for a demonstration of crepe making by owner Natacha Legein.  We'll dine on "Vol Au Vent", a savory crepe filled with chicken and mushrooms and special sauce, as well as the house special "The Corner Crepe" filled with gingerbread paste and topped with salted caramel.  





The 18th Annual

Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival


September 9th


Festival Pier

100 Tim Healey Way

Pawtucket, RI




Now in its 18th year, the Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival is an extraordinary event for the whole family to enjoy! 


Our races are the only one of their kind in the United States as we continue to use the fiberglass Taiwanese-style dragon boats gifted to us from the Republic of China (Taiwan) and incorporate the skill of flag-catching in each race. The Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat races are also one of the only races to offer large cash prizes to the winning teams


The races are broken into different divisions...so they're great for both club teams looking for a challenge, and amateur/corporate teams looking to do team-building with their employees and promote their business in a fun & unique way.









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