Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Events

  • Yoga July 2018

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 5:45 pm

    Yoga in the Park
    Led by Marisa Chock and Matt Garza. Bring your mat and enjoy your amazing outside surroundings while enjoying a great yoga work out. For all levels of abilities. Three dates: Saturday, July 28th, 11am-noon Wednesday, August 1st, 5:45-6:45pm Tuesday, August 14th, 5:45-6:45pm At Blackstone Park, across from 75 Loring Avenue, Providence, RI 02906.  
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  • Indian Music Flyer

    Sunday, July 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

    Indian Classical Music
    With Ajit Acharya, tabla, and Srinivas Reddy, sitar. At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Rd. aka River Dr., Providence, RI 02906). Bring a blanket! To register for the event please click here.   The classical music of India is an improvisatory art music tradition with roots in ancient philosophies and yogic practices.…
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  • RiverRide October 20 2019

    Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am

    RiverRide on the Seekonk
    In light of RiverRide‘s popularity, we are pleased to announce a second RiverRide for this fall. Board a boat for a guided boat tour of the Seekonk River and shore. See Providence and East Providence from a different point of view and learn about the river and the wildlife living on, in and near it. Boat…
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  • Moonrise Nov 2019

    Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

    MoonRise on the Seekonk
    Join us to watch the full moon rise majestically over the Seekonk River. See the moon and other visible planets through high-powered telescopes as we savor the fall evening.  Bring a blanket or chairs, flashlights, and for the literary part of the program, please bring a copy of your favorite poem or short piece about…
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  • Art & Explor December

    Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am

    Winter Birds
    Learn about winter bird migration and create a cardinal collage in the style of Charley Harper, make a bird feeder, and look for winter birds including ducks. At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Rd. aka River Dr., Providence, RI 02906). Part of the Art & Exploration at Blackstone Park series, with 15…
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  • Ducks 2Feb2020

    Sunday, February 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

    Winter Duck Walk with Dan Berard
    You may have recently noticed lively black and white ducks diving into the Seekonk. They are just one of the many ducks that spend the winter in our home waters.  Dan Berard, expert naturalist and ornithologist, will lead a walk along the river to spot and identify ducks. Children are welcome to walk with their parents.…
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  • BPC conifers 1-21

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Cones and Conifers
    They’re not just pine trees?  Learn how to identify different types of conifers and draw cones and needles.  Many are essential to wildlife for food and habitat.  Use the online infographic to identify trees in your neighborhood. Join us for our next free family event, Cones and Conifers. Masks and registration required. Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the…
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  • Lichens BPC

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    I Like Lichen!
    In the distant past, an algae, a fungus, and a cyanobacteria (and rumor has it, a basidiomycetes) teamed up to form LICHEN!  Useful as wildlife food, habitat for micro-critters, industrial dyes, medicines, and more, you WANT these growing on your rocks and trees!  Brave the cold for our quick scavenger hunt. Masks and registration required. Meet…
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  • March of Frogs 2021

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    March of Frogs
    Make a frog or toad trading card while learning about RI’s 11 species and how to protect them. Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Masks and registration required. This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series with 15 Minute Field Trips, focusing on…
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  • Looking Under Logs-page-001

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Looking Under Logs
    Pill bugs, worms, salamanders, and more!  See who’s hiding by the trails.  Make a compost “menu” for Blind Lemon Nightcrawler’s “Compost Cafe”!  Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk, by Parkside Road and East Orchard Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. Masks and registration required. This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series with 15 Minute Field Trips, focusing…
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  • BPC Seed Paper May 2021

    Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Seed Paper
    Make your own flower seed paper to plant or to gift.  See what’s in bloom for the pollinators!  Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Masks and registration required. This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series with 15 Minute Field Trips, focusing on community…
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  • Animal Detectives 2021

    Saturday, June 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Animal Detectives
    Look for animal homes, food remains, tracks, and scat with our fun scavenger hunt that helps you collect data you can then repeat at home. Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Registration required. Masks and distancing strongly encouraged. This event is part of our monthly “Art &…
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  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

    Classical Band
    6-7:30pm at the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter, near the intersection of Blackstone Boulevard and Elmgrove Avenue. Part of our annual free concert series. Funded by Senate Judicial Grants and your memberships. Rain date:  Thursday, June 24th, 6pm.
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  • Park keeping Jul 2021

    Tuesday, June 29, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

    Park-keeping
    We are happy to announce three more dates and times nailed down for park-keeping in June and July. We are trying a few different times of day in the hope that everyone finds a time that works for them. As always, you are welcome for all or part of the 90 minutes. Tuesday June 29…
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  • Thursday, July 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

    Miss Wensday Vintage Jazz
    6-7:30pm at the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter, near the intersection of Blackstone Boulevard and Elmgrove Avenue. Part of our annual free concert series. Funded by Senate Judicial Grants and your memberships. Rain date:  Thursday, July 15th, 6pm.
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  • Totally Turtles 2021

    Saturday, July 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Totally Turtles
    Create fun turtle art and learn how to prevent or mitigate water pollution with a quick game!  Check the ponds for painted and snapping turtles!  Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Registration required. Masks and distancing strongly encouraged. This event is part of our monthly “Art…
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  • Sunday, July 11, 2021 @ 10:30 am

    Park-keeping
    We are happy to announce three more dates and times nailed down for park-keeping in June and July. We are trying a few different times of day in the hope that everyone finds a time that works for them. As always, you are welcome for all or part of the 90 minutes. Tuesday June 29…
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  • Indian Music Flyer 2021

    Sunday, July 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

    Classical Indian Music
    With Ajit Acharya, tabla, and Srinivas Reddy, sitar. At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Bring a blanket! To register for the event please click here. Rain date:  Sunday, July 25th at 6 PM. The classical music of India is an improvisatory art music tradition with roots in ancient…
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  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

    Park-keeping
    We are happy to announce three more dates and times nailed down for park-keeping in June and July. We are trying a few different times of day in the hope that everyone finds a time that works for them. As always, you are welcome for all or part of the 90 minutes. Tuesday June 29…
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  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

    Nickel Jukebox
    6-7:30pm at the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter, near the intersection of Blackstone Boulevard and Elmgrove Avenue. Part of our annual free concert series. Funded by Senate Judicial Grants and your memberships. Rain date:  Thursday, July 29th, 6pm.
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  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

    Latin Jazz – Alebreke/Wendy Klein
    6-7:30pm at the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter, near the intersection of Blackstone Boulevard and Elmgrove Avenue. Part of our annual free concert series. Funded by Senate Judicial Grants and your memberships. Rain date:  Thursday, August 19th, 6pm.
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  • Bug Hunt 2021

    Saturday, August 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Bug Hunt
    Pollinators, decomposers, predators, and prey… See what you find!  We’ll have bug catchers and hand lenses, guide books, and an “expert” to help you identify them.  Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Registration required. Masks and distancing strongly encouraged. This event is part of our monthly…
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  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

    Stone Cold Gypsies: Tribute to Women Vocalists of the 70’s
    6-7:30pm at the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter, near the intersection of Blackstone Boulevard and Elmgrove Avenue. Part of our annual free concert series. Funded by Senate Judicial Grants and your memberships. Rain date:  Thursday, September 2nd, 6pm.
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  • Seed Show 2021

    Saturday, September 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    The Steampunk Seed Traveling Side Show
    How do seeds get around?  Nature has come up with many ways!  Explore the pop up museum, make a seed spinner, and grab a packet to collect seeds from the wild.  Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Registration required. Masks and distancing strongly encouraged. This event…
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  • BPC mysterious mushrooms

    Saturday, October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Mysterious Mushrooms
    Learn about saprobes, parasites, and mycorrhizal mushrooms and search around the park.  Our “expert” will be available to i.d. text images.  Make your favorite find with clay!  (Do not collect any fungus from the park, please!)   Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk, by Parkside Road and East Orchard Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. Registration required. Masks and distancing strongly…
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  • Leaf Detectives 11:14:20

    Saturday, November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Leaf Creatures
    Identify broadleaf trees and make a leaf rubbing or leaf creature!  Tour the pop up museum to learn how trees help us. Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Registration required. Masks and distancing strongly encouraged. This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the…
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  • BPC winter birds

    Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am

    Winter Birds
    Learn about migrating and year-round woodland and water birds at the park and make a bird feeder and bird collage! Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Registration required. Masks and distancing strongly encouraged. This event is part of our monthly “Art & Science in the Park” series with 15…
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