Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Events

  • Indian Music Flyer

    Sunday, Jul 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, Oct 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, Nov 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, Dec 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, Feb 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, Jan 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, Feb 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, Mar 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, Apr 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, Jun 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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  • Shoreline Walk 17Jul21

    Saturday, Jul 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am

    A Shoreline Walk with Greg Gerritt
    Come for a walk along the Seekonk shoreline, beginning at the Blackstone Park kiosk on Parkside Road proceeding through the park, along the Seekonk shore and returning to the kiosk. Greg is a noted urban naturalist, environmental advocate, and wildlife videographer–see his work on the youtube channel Moshassuckcritters. Greg will discuss urban wildlife, the making of wildlife…
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  • Thursday, Aug 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, Aug 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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  • Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 @ 7:00 am

    Birds of Blackstone Park – with Dan Berard
    We will explore the park in search of nesting birds and migrants and discover how the park benefits local and visiting species. Meet at Blackstone Park kiosk on Parkside Road.
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  • Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am

    Birds and Bugs of York Pond – with Dan Berard
    York Pond is home to several species of birds, including those that nest here and some that visit to take advantage of the abundance of food. But birds aren’t the only flying creatures to visit the pond. Did you know that there are migrant butterflies and dragonflies that stop by York Pond during their travels?! We will…
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  • Indian Music Flyer 2021

    Sunday, Aug 22, 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. The classical music of India is an improvisatory art music tradition with roots in ancient philosophies and yogic practices. Today there are two…
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  • Thursday, Aug 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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  • Saturday, Sep 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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  • Oct Mushrooms

    Saturday, Oct 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 trail by Patterson Park, Patterson Street and Rhode Island Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. Registration required. Masks and distancing…
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  • Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 @ 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 11:00 am, 11:50 am , or 12:40 pm. Meet at the Narragansett Boat…
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  • Nov Leaf Creatures

    Saturday, Nov 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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  • RiverRide October 10 2021

    Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 @ 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 11:00 am, 11:50 am , or 12:40 pm. Meet at the Narragansett Boat…
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  • Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

    Moonrise on the Seekonk
    Our popular annual event is back.  At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906).
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  • Dec winter birds

    Saturday, Dec 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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