Whats Going On? 2017
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.