Summer Bucket List: Northern Rhody

June 2022

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JUNE

Through June 27

DIY Adventure Ride: Discover Blackstone Valley by bike with the RI Northeast Mountain Biking Association, through woodsy trails off the beaten path and routes ranging from easy rides to challenging technical ones. RINEMBA.org

June 5

Cruise Into the News: Their first event in over a year, The News Cafe hosts a classic car show outdoors with live music on their brand-new patio, food and drink provided. Pawtucket, TourBlackstone.com

June 12

Heritage Ballet - An Evening of Dance: Check out this choreographed celebration of all things ballet held at the Stadium Theatre. Woonsocket, StadiumTheatre.com

Disney Day: Pretend to be your favorite Disney character for this one-day workshop complete with meet and greets, mini classes, Mad Hatter tea party lunch, theater games, and themed dance party. Woonsocket, StadiumTheatre.com 

June 13

Music on the Farm: Don’t miss the awe-inspiring performance by Colombian opera singer David Rivera Bozon at Grace Note Farm Inn. Call 401-567-0354 or email virginiasindelar@gmail.com for reservations. Pascoag

June 19

The Magical World of Dance: Presented by Encore Academy, this Disney-themed performance is sure to please both kids and kids-at-heart. Woonsocket, StadiumTheatre.com

Dragons & Wizards - A Summer Psychic Faire: Embrace your inner GoT or LotR obsession and come in full costume to LARP in this mystical outdoor market brimming with tarot readers, mediums, meditation gurus, merchants, and more. Johnston, Facebook: The Tarot Goddess LLC

June 26

Foisy & Vandal: Enjoy a low-key live show while sipping and savoring dinner at this tucked-away restaurant and bar. Cumberland, Facebook: Adelines Speakeasy Kitchen Bar

JULY

July 2-4

93rd Annual Ancients & Horribles Parade: A fireworks show kicks off a weekend-long celebration, followed by a road race and judged parade lampooning local and national politics on the Fourth of July. Glocester, GlocesterRI.org/Parade

July 25

Victorian Garden Party & Ice Cream Social: Enjoy an old-fashioned garden party that harkens back to the 19th century at Hearthside House Museum, plus frozen treats to help keep cool on a summer day. Lincoln, HearthsideHouse.org

July 31

Doll Garden Party: Part of Hearthside House’s popular series, girls aged 5 to 12 can bring their favorite toy doll for a laidback turn-of-the-century social on the lawn. Lincoln, HearthsideHouse.org

AUGUST

August 6

Tapestry - The Carole King Songbook: This tribute to Carole King, previously cancelled by the pandemic, has been rescheduled for August 6. The tribute will recreate a vintage Carole King performance, with a ‘70s sound, starring Suzanne Davis. Woonsocket, StadiumTheatre.com

August 7-9

CumberlandFest: This weekend-long event celebrates the town of Cumberland and also helps youth programs throughout the town. This year’s festival will be the 30th CumberlandFest ever held. Cumberland, CumberlandFest.org

August 19

Starry, Starry Night: Avid astronomers and beginners alike are invited for an evening of stargazing at Chase Farm, which offers wide open spaces and clear views of the night sky. Lincoln, HearthsideHouse.org

August 30

Blackstone Valley Heritage Golf Tournament: Support a cause while playing 18 holes to support the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council’s youth environmental education programs at Crystal Lake Golf Club. Burrillville, TourBlackstone.com

August TBD

Piano Food Fest: While the date had not yet been set at press time, it looks like this one-of-a-kind event will return as families compete with piano-shaped foods and recitals at Diamond Hill Park. Cumberland, FestivalNet.com 

ALL SUMMER LONG

Blackstone Valley Bike Trail: This is a cyclist’s best kept secret, a scenic, 17-mile trail from Pawtucket to Woonsocket, paved and photo-ready, with forgotten canals and waterfalls along the way. BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org

Drive-In Movies: At less than $30 a carload for a double feature, this authentic 1950s drive-in theater beckons you and your bunch to view movies from your vehicle. North Smithfield, Facebook: Rustic Drive In

Heritage Hikes: Recurring monthly on the first, join the North Smithfield Heritage Association for a woodland hike through Harkness Conservation Area with views of the Blackstone and Branch River Valleys and historic sites. North Smithfield, Facebook: North Smithfield Heritage

SUNDAYS

River Tours: Wondering what to do on a Sunday afternoon? Take a 50-minute boat tour while learning the history of Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley. Pawtucket, RiverTourBlackstone.com

Arts in the Alley: Held on select Sundays throughout the summer, the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative and Lops Brewing hold afternoons with food, beer, music, and vendors. Woonsocket, TourBlackstone.com

MONDAYS

Trivia at Adeline’s: Weekly at 7pm, patrons at this neighborhood speakeasy can duke it out for a chance to win cool prizes courtesy of Team Trivia New England. Cumberland, Facebook: Adelines Speakeasy Kitchen Bar

TUESDAYS

Trivia at The Guild: Answer five rounds of bizarre questions for the chance to win a $50 gift card – all while enjoying a pint in this landmark local brewery. Pawtucket, TheGuildRI.com 

Farmers Markets: Beginning July 6, find fresh fruit and veggies from local farmers every week in Woonsocket and Central Falls. For specific locations, visit FarmFreshRI.org.

WEDNESDAYS

Food Truck Nights at Holy Trinity: On the last Wednesday of the month, enjoy food from a dozen mobile eateries, live music, and beer from Trinity Brewhouse. Woonsocket, Facebook: PVD Food Truck Events

THURSDAYS

Food Truck Concert Nights at Diamond Hill: Summer really is a food truck frenzy, and you’ll find your favorites parked in Cumberland alongside a lineup of live music. Facebook: PVD Food Truck Events

FRIDAYS

Levitt Amp Woonsocket Music Series: Each Friday, catch regional and national acts from Sarah Borges to Terrance Simien at River Island Art Park. July 9-September 17. Woonsocket, Concerts.LevittAmp.org/Woonsocket 

Friday Karaoke at Chan’s: Each Friday through July 30, Chan’s partners with WRIK Entertainment to host karaoke night, made even more fun after sipping on a signature scorpion bowl. Woonsocket, TourBlackstone.com

SATURDAYS

Outdoor Classic Movie Nights: Kick back with a bucket of complimentary popcorn on the grounds of Hearthside House for their outdoor film series on June 19 and August 28 (stay tuned for more possible dates, too!). Lincoln, HearthsideHouse.org

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