Off The Block

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:45am
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Newport! Parade begins at City Hall and continues through Washington Square to Thames Street and ends at Augustine’s Church. After, tour a historic Newport Mansion or the International Tennis Hall of Fame, or enjoy the many shops and historic sites in town. Saturday, March 11, Newport. For More information visit

Explore Prudence Island
Come explore the incredibly rich diversity of wildlife, ecosystems, and history on Prudence Island. The walking trails are fairly easy to moderate terrain. This is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit Prudence Island! Members: $8/adult, $4/child; Non-members: $12/adult, $8/child; $10 ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. Saturday, Mar. 11, from 9:45 a.m. to 4:45 a.m. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street, Bristol. For more information call (401) 949-5454 or visit

Valley Talks
Our annual free lecture series returns with a special focus on local history and RIHS's yet to be revealed theme for 2017. Presenters discuss local historic and cultural perspectives. Free. Sunday, March 12, begins at 1:30 p.m. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square, Woonsocket.For more information call (401) 769-9675 or visit

From Slaves To Soldiers
Join authors Robert Geake and Loren Spears for a illustrated talk about the regiment companies of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution, which were comprised of African American and Indigenous peoples. Thursday, March 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Joukowsky Institute, 60 George Street, Providence. For more information visit

Rhode Island Railroad Stations
Joseph Coduri will be giving a presentation based on his book, Post Card Views at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Sunday, March 19, begins at 2 p.m. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246), Lincoln. For more information call (401) 725-2847 or visit