Off The Block

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:45am
Ice Skating at Alex and Ani City Center
One of New England’s most popular winter destinations, the Skating Center offers a fun, family activity at an affordable price. The 14,000-square-foot skating rink is twice the size of Rockefeller Plaza’s ice rink in New York City! Nearby, you’ll find shopping, restaurants and entertainment at Providence Place. Jan 1,  to Mar 18, Alex and Ani City Center Providence. For more information call 401-331-5544 or visit
Newport Winter Festival
With more than one hundred and fifty individual events, this festival has become “New England’s largest winter extravaganza.” Held in Newport, the sailing capital of the USA, home to historic oceanfront mansions and the famous Cliffwalk, the Winter Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, music and entertainment, with fun for all ages. Includes sand sculptures, a Chili Cook-Off, city-wide Scavenger Hunt, an Ice Sculpting Competition and a Children’s Fair. Feb 17, to Feb 26, Newport. For more information call 401.847.7666 or visit
Woonsocket Mardi GrasAnnual cultural celebration featuring spirited zydeco, Louisiana buffet, and introduction of this year's King Jace and the Mardi Gras Queen. Doors open at 5pm; dinner served from 6:30-8pm; cash bar. $30 in advance, $35 at door (cash only). Saturday, Feb. 25, from 5 to 11p.m. St. Ann's Art and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St., Woonsocket . For more information call (401) 769-9072;  or visit