Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Events

  • 2019 park keeping

    Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am

    Park-keeping
    Join us to help keep the Park in shape.  Enjoy a light workout for a short while or the whole 90 minutes. We will work on trails in the center section, adding waterbars to control erosion. Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk: Parkside Rd. & E. Orchard Av., Providence, RI 02906.
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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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  • Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am

    Leaf Creatures
    We will collect and identify leaves, do leaf rubbings, and collage them to make leaf creatures. Meet at the Blackstone Park North Section, on Irving Avenue near Loring Avenue, Providence, RI 02906.  Part of the Art & Exploration at Blackstone Park series, with 15 Minute Field Trips, at 10 a.m. first Saturdays July 2019 – June…
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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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  • 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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  • Saturday, January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am

    Cones and Conifers
    Bundle up and learn how to identify pine from spruce, fir and more.  Adults down to pre-school age will examine and draw needles, scales, and cones. 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 Minute Field…
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  • Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am

    Moss & Microworlds
    Those brave enough to face the cold in February will collect moss and lichen from fallen branches and then at a warmer location observe them in a microscope.  We’ll also learn about tardigrades and rotifers and make bizarre moving puppets through paper manipulation.  At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Rd. aka…
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  • Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am

    Frogs & Toads
    Learn about RI’s 10 native frog species and design your own frog or toad trading card! Meet at the Blackstone Park North Section, on Irving Avenue near Loring Avenue, Providence, RI 02906.  Part of the Art & Exploration at Blackstone Park series, with 15 Minute Field Trips, at 10 a.m. first Saturdays July 2019 – June…
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  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am

    Looking Under Logs
    We’ll look for worms, salamanders, and more, then draw an underground map using visuals and our imaginations. Meet at the Blackstone Park South Section, near Patterson Street and Rhode Island Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. Part of the Art & Exploration at Blackstone Park series, with 15 Minute Field Trips, at 10 a.m. first Saturdays July 2019…
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  • Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am

    Milkweed & Monarchs
    We will focus on milkweed, the host plant of monarchs, and  do a watercolor study.  There will be a limited supply of seeds to take home. 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 Minute Field…
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  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am

    Bizarre Beetles
    Beetles are the most diverse order of insects.  Pick your favorite, from ladybugs and fireflies to rhinoceros and green dung beetles.  Create a beetle card with  watercolors or make an easy ladybug with collage. At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Rd. aka River Dr., Providence, RI 02906). Part of the Art & Exploration at…
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