Off The Block

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:45am

Frosty Drew
Every Friday night (weather permitting) we open the Observatory, Sky Theatre, and telescopes to the skies and offer free stargazing and astronomy to anybody interested in observing. Open around 8 p.m. with views of the beautiful night sky over Ninigret Park showcasing dazzling planets, bright stars, speckled star clusters, mesmerizing nebulae, and vast galaxies. Stay open late, sometimes until dawn, and close when the skies become unobservable or everybody leaves. For more information call (401) 859-1450 or visit

Food Truck Fridays
Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. Every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park, Providence.For more information visit

URI Spring Festival
A day where visitors can find answers to anything from gardening to energy problems. 'Green' exhibitors, workshops, entertainment, food, low cost compost bins, rain barrels, and plants grown by URI's master gardeners. Children's activities are a major attraction. Free. Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. URI Botanical Gardens and Fine Arts commuter lot, Bills Road, Kingston. For more information call (401) 874-2900 or visit

Middletown Murders
Local author Jack Murphy discusses his new mystery novel, which takes place on Aquidneck Island. Free. Saturday, May 6, from 2:00pm–3:00pm. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street, Newport. For more information call (401) 847-8720 or visit

Misquamicut Springfest
SpringFest will include the Beer, BBQ, and Band tents with entertainment throughout the weekend. There will be games and prizes, a ferris wheel, major rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, and more. Fireworks on Friday night. Friday, May 12, to Sunday, May 14, Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly. For more information call 401-322-1026 or visit