slides: 10 Great Ways To Spend Your Day Off On Monday in RI
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Take a cruise.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay on a 90-minute voyage aboard Classic Cruises of Newport’s Madeline. The experience is one that you and your family won’t soon forget as you explore one of New England’s most beautiful and historic harbors. Call (401) 847-0298 for booking information.
Walk the Cliff Walk.
Witness a unique combination of natural and architectural beauty on this 2 ½ hour-long walk. Comfortable and appropriate shoes are a must as the rocks can get slippery around some 70-foot drops. The walk begins at First Beach near Memorial Boulevard and ends at Bellevue Ave. near Bailey’s Beach. Note: some storm damage persists, so be prepared.
Check out RISD’s graduate thesis exhibition.
Various forms of media including Architecture, Ceramics, Digital and Media, Glass, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture and Textiles will be on display at the Rhode Island Convention Center from 12 – 5 pm on Monday. The exhibition is the work of some 194 master’s degree candidates graduating from RISD on June 1. The gallery can also be viewed online, here.
Go on a vineyard tour.
Established in 1995, Newport Vineyards offers tours of their 50-acre site to go along with their renowned wine tastings. The friendly and engaging staff will enlighten you into the world of whites and reds, always ready to explain the entire winemaking process. Check out the Vineyard’s website or call (401) 848-5161 for more information.
From the tops of the Fort walls to the depths of the underground tunnels, Fort Adams’ one-hour guided tour will show participants where the officers lived, demonstrate the beauty of Newport Harbor and offer the opportunity to experience over 180 years of American history and culture. Guided tours are $12 for adults; click here or call (401) 841-0707 for more information.
Enjoy Dave Cuddy and his “American Songbook” at EPOCH
In recognition of Memorial Day, Dave Cuddy will be holding a free performance at the EPOCH assisted living facility at 2 pm on May 27. This performance is free and open to the public. For more information or to R.S.V.P. please call 401-275-0682. EPOCH Assisted Living is located at One Butler Ave, Providence.
Visit the Kinney Azalea Gardens in South Kingstown
With over 500 varieties of azaleas and rhododendrons stretched across 6 acres, the Kinney Azalea Gardens are a remarkably beautiful botanical masterpiece. Owned and maintained by Mr. Kinney and his wife, the couple has hosted an Azalea Tea on a Sunday in May for over 34 years. The gardens are maintained and supported through the generous donations of loyal patrons. For more information, call (401) 783-2396.
Bring your kids to the Providence Children’s Museum
As part of the national “Let’s Move!” initiative for children’s healthy development, the Providence Children’s Museum is hosting “Jump-in”. Children will be able to experiment with long ropes, short ropes, round ropes and flat ropes in the Museum’s children’s garden. The museum is open from 9 am – 6 pm and admission is $9 per person.
Visit the Newport Storm Brewery
Stop in to Newport Storm’s new facility for a tour and tasting of one of Rhode Island’s favorite local beers. The recent upgrades and expansions, the first since the company’s start in 1999, have increased the sophistication of Newport Storm’s brewing process. Tours are $7 and include four Newport Storm beer samples. For more information, check out the company website, or call (401) 849-5232.
Take a tour of the Providence River
Enjoy the Renaissance City from a whole new perspective as you climb aboard the MV Proud Mar. The tours will enlighten you into the history and architecture of Rhode Island’s capital city. Visit the company’s Facebook page or call (401) 440-6920 for bookings.
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