Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Events

  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

    Classical GAS – 2nd Boulevard Concert
    6-7:30pm at the Blackstone Boulevard Trolley Shelter, near the intersection of Blackstone Boulevard and Elmgrove Avenue. Classical Gas is a group of students from Classical High School who perform jazz/rock music. Part of our annual free concert series. Funded by Senate Judicial Grants and your memberships.   Rain date:  Thursday August 1st, 6pm  
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  • Saturday, August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am

    Camouflage Insects
    Explore camouflage insects and make a model of a preying mantis.  With field guides and hand lenses, we will go on a bug hunt. 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 Trips,…
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  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

    Latin Jazz/Wendy Klein – 3rd Boulevard Concert
    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 15th, 6pm  
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  • Saturday, August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am

    Landscape Stories
    A walk through Blackstone Park, led by Midori Evans(writer and photographer) and Felicia Megginson (artist). Bring your favorite writing utensils and we will write as walk! Collaborative sharing of poems and flash stories-essays. Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk: Parkside Rd. & E. Orchard Av., Providence, RI 02906. To register please click here.
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  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

    Nickel Jukebox – 4th Boulevard Concert
    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 29th, 6pm  
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  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am

    I Felt What I Saw
    A walk through Blackstone Park, led by Midori Evans(writer and photographer) and Felicia Megginson (artist). Bring your smartphone or camera and we will take photographs as we walk, sharing emotive images of what we see and feel Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk: Parkside Rd. & E. Orchard Av., Providence, RI 02906. To register please…
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  • Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am

    Bug Hunt/Bugeball
    The insects have grown!  We will collect live insects for study and draw from observation using colored pencils.  Specimens in lucite will also be provided. 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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  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

    Park-keeping
    Join us to help keep the Park in shape.  Enjoy a light workout for a short while or the whole 90 minutes.  Our activities: manage stormwater spread mulch weed fix trails spread woodchips mend fences have fun! Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk: Parkside Rd. & E. Orchard Av., Providence, RI 02906. Dates, times and locations subject…
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  • Microsoft Word - Moonrise 2019

    Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 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 and listen to family friendly music as we savor the fall evening.  Bring a blanket or chairs, insect repellent, flashlights, and for the literary part of the program, please bring a copy…
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  • RiverRide September 15 2019

    Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am

    RiverRide on the Seekonk
    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 rides start at 11 AM, noon, or 1 PM. Meet at the Narragansett Boat Club Dock, 2…
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  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am

    Spooky Spiders
    Make a crayon-resist garden spider web while listening to Eric Carle’s “The Very Busy Spider”.  Search for webs, mushrooms, and spooky trees in a guided hike. 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…
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  • 2019 park keeping

    Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

    Park-keeping
    Join us to help keep the Park in shape.  Enjoy a light workout for a short while or the whole 90 minutes.  Our activities: manage stormwater spread mulch weed fix trails spread woodchips mend fences have fun! Meet at the Blackstone Park kiosk: Parkside Rd. & E. Orchard Av., Providence, RI 02906. Dates, times and locations subject…
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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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  • 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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