Whats Going On? 2017

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Sun, 06/25/2017 - 2:45pm

Block Island Committee members and event coordinators:

If you know the dates of your events for 2017, please contact the Chamber of Commerce and let us know so we can add them to our calendars. 

Events planned for 2017 so far are:



June 27:  BIMI Tuesday Night Lecture Series. 

June 27:  Painting Class.  Island Bound Bookstore.  6:00-8:00.  $45.  Reservations required.  (401) 466-8878

June 28:  Book talk.  Island Bound Bookstore is hosting Jeanne Blasberg, author of “Eden” an historical novel about a family living in a summer home.  5:00-7:00

July 1:  Historical Society Opening Reception

July 2:  Fireworks

July 2:  CGSP Fireworks Picnic

July 3  Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

July 4th: Parade. 

July 4th  Fire Department Steak Fry

July 4th  Hot Dog eating Contest at PPP

July 5th  Blues on the Block

July 7-19  Jessie Edwards Gallery.  “Whitney Knapp Bowditch, Island Atmosphere”.  Opening reception July 8th 5:00-7:00

July 9th Block Island Wedding Show

July 9th:  Paddle Battle!  Block Island Ocean Adventures

July 9:  Full Moon Kayak.  (Pond & Beyond)

July 9  Medical Center Dinner Dance at The Sullivan House

July 10:  30th Annual Lion’s Club Golf Tournament.  18 holes of golf at Richmond Country Club.  Prizes, food and a fun crowd.  Contact Gary (401) 742-1516 for more information.

July 11:  “Lola Matta: Hula and Polynesian Fusion Dance”.  Island Free Library.  All ages at 3:30.  12 and older at 5:30.

July 11:   BINGO at the Fire Barn

July 11:  BIMI Tuesday Night Lecture Series

July 12:  Kid’s Pirate themed story hour.  10:30

July 12:  Matinee Movie:  “Hook”, (PG) 1:00 pm

July 12:  Windfarm Tour.  blockislandferry.com

July 12:  “Ancient Mariners/Swiss Mariners Fife and Drum Corps.  Island wide stops.

July 12:  Pirate themed Cookbook Club.  Island Free Library.  6:00 pm.

July 13:  “Songs of the Sea with Atwater and Donnelly”  Island Free Library.  5:30

July 18:  BIMI Tuesday Night Lecture Series

July 19  Blues on the Block

July 19:  Wind Farm Tour  blockisalndferry.com

July 20:  7:00-8:30  “The Songs the Sailors Used to Sing...Sea Shanties”  Block Island Maritime Institute. 

July 21-August 2:  Jessie Edwards Gallery.  “William T. Hall, Block Island Nautical Life and Historical Views”  Opening Reception July 22nd.  5:00-7:00 p.m.

July 22:  Church Fair and Auction.  9a.m.-Noon.  Harbor Church

July 23 BI Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

July 25  BINGO at the Firebarn

July 25  BIMI Tuesday Night Lecture Series.

July 26  Blues on the Block

July 26:  Wind Farm Tour.  blockislandferry.com

July 27:  “Katie Fairhead/Play Science”  Interactive music performance for children.  Island Free Library.  10:30 am

July 29:  The Great Salt Pond Swim 2017.  active.com

July 29  Historical Society Porch Party

July 31-August 4:  Vacation Bible School for ages 4-11, 6-8:30 p.m. Harbor Church.

August 1  BIMI Tuesday Night Lecture Series.

August 2:  Wind Farm Tour.  blockislandferry.com

 August 4-16:  Jessie Edwards Gallery.  “Kate Knapp, New Images of Block Island”

August 5th:  Mary D. Ball

August 5th  Block Island Triathlon.active.com

August 5-6  Conserfest

August 6:  Medical Center Fun Run. active.com

August 6:  BI Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

August 7:  Full Moon Kayak (Pond and Beyond)

August 8  BINGO at the Fire Barn

August 8:  BIMI Tuesday Night Lecture Series

August 9  Blues on the Block

August 9:  Wind Farm Tours  blockislandferry.com

August 10:  “Andy Goldsworthy-inspired “Land Art” with RIMOSA”  Ages 5 and up.  Registration required.  Island Free Library.  11:00 am and 3:00 pm

August 12-13:  Artist and Artisans Fair.  Harbor Church Lawn

August 13:  Toy Boat Race

August 15:  BIMI.  Tuesday Night Lecture Series

August 16:  Wind Farm Tour.  blockislandferry.com

August 17:  “Music with Maria Sangolio”  Sing along, all ages performance.  Island Free Library.  5:30

August 17  Annual House Tour.  Block Island Historical Society.

August 18-September 8:  Jessie Edwards Gallery.  “Peter Michael Gish, Recent Paintings”.  Opening reception: Aubust 19th 5:00-7:00

August 21  BI Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

August 22  Barbershop Quartet Concert

August 22:  BIMI Tuesday Night Lecture Series.

August 23:  Block Island Wind Farm.  blockislandferry.com

August 26th  Oysta’Fest

August 30:  Wind Farm Tour.  blockislandferry.com

September 2:  Lions Club Clambake

September 5:  First Day of School

September 6:  Full Moon Kayak.  (Pond and Beyond)

September 7:  “Night Market on Dodge”  Special events all along Dodge Street 5-9

September 9th  Run Around the Block Road Race

September 11: Lion’s Club Golf Tournament.  Call Gary (401) 742-1516 for more information

September 14:  “Night Market on Dodge”.  Special events all along Dodge Street.  5-9

September 15  80’s Prom at PPP

September 15-17  Taste of Block Island Weekend

September 17:  Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

September 21:  “Night Market on Dodge”  Special events all along Dodge Street.  5-9

September 28:  “Night Market on Dodge”.  Special events all along Dodge Street.  5-9

September 30:  Oktoberfest at PPP

October 7  BI Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

October 8:  Block Island Half Marathon.  active.com

October 24:  Roll Call Dinner.  5-8.  Harbor Church.

November 19:  Ecumenical Choir Thanksgiving Concert.  3 p.m.  Saint Andrew Parish Center

November 24-26: Holiday Shopping Stroll

November 25:  13th Annual 5K Turkey Trot.  active.com

December 17:  Ecumenical Choir Christmas Concert.  3:00 p.m. Harbor Church.

We will continue to add dates to our calendar as they are given to us.