Off The Block

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:45am

Friday, April 28, Basin Lighting at sunset or around 7:41 p.m. Sponsored by the Rotary Conference 2017, LLC. Basin lightings include the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the twelve braziers leading up to the Providence Place mall. Fire marshal regulations do not permit folding chairs to by set up on any of the river walks to assure safe passage for all of our visitors. WaterFire is an event to be explored and savored on foot as you wander around to discover its many surprises, leave your chairs in the car and start exploring all that this event has to offer. For more information call 401.273.1155 or visit

Great Swamp Walk  
Join Audubon for a springtime walk into the Great Swamp Management Area. The high diversity of habitats support a large variety of both resident and migrant birds. Amphibians and reptiles are also awake after their long winter naps and should be active. Audubon Rhode Island members: $10/$5; non-members: $14/$7; pre-registration required. Saturday, April 29, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date: April 30. Great Swamp Management Area, 296 Great Neck Road, South Kingstown. For more information call (401) 949-5454 or visit

Antique Phonograph Exhibit
A most unique event is in store as members of the Massachusetts Old Colony Antique Phonograph Society visit Hearthside to exhibit several of their treasured antique phonographs. And since the phonograph is all about the history of recording music, we will be recording a musical performance of Hearthside's antique piano onto cylinders that can be played on the Edison phonograph. Our guest pianists are the exceptionally talented Leah and Christopher Trek, ages 11 and 13 respectively. Both are accomplished musicians, and have been recognized with awards from the New England Music Festival. Last admission at 3pm; $10; students age 10-17, $5; members and children under 10, free. Sunday, April 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road, Lincoln. For more information call (401) 726-0597 or visit