On The Block

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 9:00pm

Common Ground Summer Concert Series

Block Island's own Lokie will debut original songs from his debut album, “Wings,” on Friday, July 19 at Harbor Church 7:30 p.m. Don't miss this performance.

The Nature Conservancy & Block Island Conservancy

The TNC and BIC co-sponsor free, guided nature programs throughout the year. Together, they offer many different ways to connect to the fields, marshes, and beaches that make the island so exceptional. Check out the advertisement on page 19. Programs not included in the ad are: National Moth Week, Friday, July 19 and Friday, July 26 at 8:30 p.m. Meet at Clay Head Trail.

Island Free Library Events

- Friday, July 19 Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, children at 11 a.m. and teens at 2 p.m.

- Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. Pop-Up Story Time is at Andy’s Way.

Block Island Historical Society Events

-Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Manissean Tribal Council Cultural History Day, under the tent at the Historical Society.

-Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. Old Harbor Walking Tour, meet at Chamber of Commerce benches. 

-Thursday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Special Exhibit opening in new second floor gallery. Visual artist, Sarah Bird.

Dodge Street Nightmarket

Join Dodge Street businesses Thursday evenings for shopping and entertainment offerings geared toward all ages and families. Games, stories, and workshops, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Soup Group

Every Tuesday, Soup Group will meet at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. If you need a ride or have a question, call Gail Pierce at (401) 466-5470 or Debbie Martin at (401) 466-5224.

Not New Boutique 

Open every Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center, Spring Street, lower level and barn. Good clean used clothing, shoes, and hats at great prices! Accepting donations throughout the summer at the drop-off box at the Parish Center. Please no household items.

TED Talk

Saturday, July 20 at the Island Free Library 10 to 11 a.m., NAMI BI invites everyone to watch a TED talk with Deborah Frieze: “How I Became a Localist.” Join us in discussion, agree or disagree

Book Signing at Island Bound Bookstore

Author Larry Smith will appear on Saturday, July 20 at 5 p.m., to read from and sign copies of his book, “Hidden Hearts; The Peterborough Letters.” The letters offer a fascinating glimpse into a world long gone. The public is invited.

55th Annual Barbershop Quartet Concert

Saturday, July 20 at St. Andrew Church on Chapel St. at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and the proceeds go to the Mary D. Fund. They can be purchased at the Red Bird and at the door.

Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

Sunday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On the Historical Society lawn. 

American Legion Family Picnic

Sunday, July 21 at Legion Park on West Side Road from 12 to 3 p.m. All you can eat, adults $12, kids under 7 free. Kids games. Great food. Fun for all. Support our Vets.

Dog Days of Summer on the Atlantic Inn Lawn

Monday, July 22 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Bring your dog to the Atlantic Inn for a fundraiser for the Pan-Mass Challenge. See the ad on page 15.

Farmers Market

Farmers Markets will be on Wednesdays, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The Spring House and Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Legion Park throughout the summer.

Block Island Maritime Lecture Series

Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. “Shellfish Restoration” Rob Hudson, shellfish hatchery manager and professor.

SoundWaves Movie Night

Tuesday, July 23. The movie “Back to the Future” will be playing at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion starting at 8:15 p.m.

Blues on the Beach

Wednesday, July 24 come and enjoy the music, Town Beach at 6 p.m.

Harbor Baptist Church Yard Sale

Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Great Salt Pond Swim

Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m. starts at Andy’s Way.

Magical History Tour

Saturday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m. Block Island Chamber of Commerce invites you to ride the bus with a local historian.

Call to reserve (401) 466-2474


At the B.I.V.F.D. fire barn on Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.

5k Family Fun Run/Walk

The National Alliance on Mental Illness-BI and the Block Island Medical Center are sponsoring a beach run or walk on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Beach Pavilion. Register in advance at RunSignup.com or the day of the race. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., race starts at 10:30 a.m. Pets welcome.