Blacktone Parks Conservancy

Dedicated to the Preservation and Stewardship of Historic
Blackstone Park Conservation District and Boulevard.

Summer Events

 

The Blackstone Parks Conservancy would love to see you at any or all of our summer events!

July
Park-Keeping Evening Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 – 7:30. Join us as we tackle knotweed shoots in Blackstone Park. Bring your work gloves and enjoy a light workout. Your help is welcome for a few minutes or the whole time. We will focus on the north section near the river.  Meet on the corner of Irving and River Road (aka River Drive), Providence, RI 02906.

 

In Concert with Nature Wednesday, July 27th, 6:00 – 7:30. Latin Jazz will play at this free concert at the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter. Picnics welcome (food trucks will be on hand too).
August
In Concert With Nature: free concerts at the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter:
Wednesday August 10th, 6:00 – 7:30, Miss Wensday and the Cotillions.
Wednesday August 24th, 6:00 – 7:30, Nickel Jukebox.

Theater in the Park, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays August 5-21.  At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Road/aka River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Time tbd.

Park-Keeping Evening, Wednesday August 3, 6:00 – 7:30. At Blackstone Park. Meeting location and project details will be finalized soon.

Please note: as these are weather-dependent outdoor events, please check our website for any last-minute changes.

For this series of child-oriented concerts, the Blackstone Paris Conservancy is joining forces with organizations from two neighboring parks, Friends of Gladys Potter Garden-Humboldt Playground and Friends of Patterson Park.

In Concert with Nature

Join us this summer at the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter for four free concerts sponsored by the Blackstone Parks Conservancy. The Tish Adams Quintet (Jazz Plus), Wednesday, July 13th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Latin Jazz, Wednesday, July 27th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Miss Wensday and the Cotillions, Wednesday August 10th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Nickel Jukebox (Motown), Wednesday August 24th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.   Blackstone Boulevard […]

The Blackstone Parks

Doubling Down on the Future The Blackstone Parks Conservancy (BPC) kicked into gear in May with two new beginnings, one for Hockey Pond, another for Boulevard trees. Both involved creating baselines for evaluating ecological health. It’s an exciting step because building reliable scientific records that are easy to access and update will help the Conservancy, […]

Bring a lawn chair, a blanket and a picnic and come enjoy three terrific concerts in July, Sundays 5-7pm, on the lawn in front of the Rose Maze at the Botanical Center. Come early (gate opens at 4 pm) and wander through the garden pathways to enjoy the summer gardens during their long bloom season and venture […]

For the past several years we have been able to fund our mailing expenses and other costs through Eastside Marketplace’s Friendship Fund program.  In a happy development, Eastside Marketplace recently announced that they are doubling their rebate to local non-profits for all receipts submitted in the month of July. We are grateful to you for generously donating […]

The Blackstone Parks

Doubling Down on the Future The Blackstone Parks Conservancy (BPC) kicked into gear in May with two new beginnings, one for Hockey Pond, another for Boulevard trees. Both involved creating baselines for evaluating ecological health. It’s an exciting step because building reliable scientific records that are easy to access and update will help the Conservancy, […]

Calling all fans of Blackstone Park! Thursday June 9   Join us as we spruce up the trails in Blackstone Park this Thursday, 6pm – 7:30.  Bring your work gloves, enjoy what’s predicted to be lovely weather, come for a few minutes or the whole time. Meet near the kiosk on Parkside – we will focus […]

Students from Providence Country Day School gave half a day to the Conservation District and made a difference. They installed water bars in a badly eroded section of the Park on Parkside Avenue.

Brown University’s, Timmons Roberts, brought the challenge of building resilience home at the Blackstone Parks Conservancy’s annual meeting in late March. He found a receptive audience already working to reduce stormwater runoff, one of the major …. An internationally known expert on climate change, Timmons quickly reviewed the by now widely accepted impact of rising […]