Events

  • A Mindful Ramble September 23 2018
    A Mindful Ramble
    Enjoy the first full day of fall with an unhurried, 90-minute stroll around the woods and waters of Blackstone Park. Hear, see and smell the forest, ridge and bay. Discover nature, while experiencing…
    More Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
  • Birds of Blackstone Park - with Dan Berard
    Birds of Blackstone Park - with Dan Berard
    Birds of Blackstone Park - with Dan Berard
    Birds of Blackstone Park – with Dan Berard
    Join us for a guided walk with Dan Berard, expert naturalist and ornithologist.  We will explore the park in search of nesting birds and migrants and discover how the park benefits local…
    More Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 @ 7:00 am
  • Birds and Bugs of York Pond - with Dan Berard
    Birds and Bugs of York Pond - with Dan Berard
    Bird Bug Walk Aug 29 2021
    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…
    More Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am
  • Calling back the light
    Calling Back the Light
    If you’ve walked in Blackstone Park in the last year-plus, you may have noticed whimsical and eye-catching works created by nature/environmental artist Pam Steager with the Conservancy’s approval. Now Pam is planning…
    More Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
  • Van Leer 18Jun22
    Emmett Van Leer Jazz Collective
    The Emmett Van Leer Jazz Collective is a group of college-age musicians attending some of the top music schools in the country. Started in Providence RI in 2019, the group plays a…
    More Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
  • Paula Clare 9Jul22
    Paula Clare – Special Edition
    Performing jazz standards and telling the stories that go with them. Featuring Joe Parillo - piano, Rick Couto - drums, Wendy Klein - flute, Joe Potenza - bass. At Blackstone Field, across from…
    More Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
  • Indian Music Flyer 2022
    Indian Music – with The Murky Clouds
    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 Murky Clouds is a three-piece Indian…
    More Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
  • Ducks Feb2023
    Winter Duck Walk with Dan Berard
    We are delighted to inform you Dan Berard will lead two Duck Walks on Sunday, February 12 and on Sunday, February 26.  Both events start at 2:00 PM. Dan, an expert naturalist…
    More Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
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    Earth Day Cleanup
    Join us for an Earth Day cleanup along the Seekonk River Shoreline. Meet by the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906).
    More Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 @ 8:00 am
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    Birding Walk
    We are delighted that Dan Berard, expert naturalist and ornithologist, will lead two walks in search of migrating and local birds. Bring your binoculars, spotting scopes, or camera. Join us on Friday,…
    More Friday, May 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am
  • Classical Indian Music 2023
    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…
    More Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
  • Shoreline Walk 20Aug22
    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…
    More Saturday, Jul 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am
  • Parillo 12Jul23
    Joe Parillo and the New Ensemble
    Joe Parillo and the New Ensemble has reappeared with some old and new musical collaborators. Performing original songs composed in the 1980's, sprinkled with more recent compositions, some reimagined and some like the old days from…
    More Wednesday, Jul 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
  • Classical Indian Vocal Music 2023
    Classical Indian Vocal Music
    With Matthew Rahaim (vocal), Srinivas Reddy (sitar), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi), Mat Becker (tanpura) and Nitin Mitta (tabla). At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI…
    More Wednesday, Aug 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
  • Leo Major Concert 1Oct23
    ^&* (up and star)-Improvised Electronic Music
    An evening of improvised ambient electronic music in a natural setting, featuring Leo Major, saxophone. This event is supported by the Brown Arts Institute.  At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat…
    More Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
  • Moonrise Oct 2023
    Moonrise on the Seekonk
    THIS IS A 2023 EVENT! Watch the Hunter's Moon rise majestically over the Seekonk River. Observe the night sky with powerful binoculars. Gaze at the planets through telescopes with R.I.’s amateur astronomers,…
    More Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
  • Daffodils Oct 2023
    Daffodil Planting
    The daffodil planting projects of 2021 and 2022 have been highly successful. Boulevard walkers enjoyed hundreds of cheerful daffodil blooms in the last two springs. With support from a generous donor, we…
    More Friday, Nov 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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    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…
    More Sunday, Nov 5, 2023 @ 11:00 am
  • 11- Leaf Nov 2023
    Leaf Creatures
    Take a magical journey collecting leaves and identifying broadleaf trees and their role in mitigating climate change! Make leaf rubbings and leaf creatures and have great outdoor fun! We’ll also be collecting…
    More Saturday, Nov 11, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
  • 12-Winter Birds Dec 2023
    Winter Birds
    Make a bird collage and cone feeder.  Learn to identify different seed-eating birds and Project FeederWatch.  Look for seedeaters, raptors, and ducks along the Seekonk River. Meet at Blackstone Field, across from…
    More Saturday, Dec 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
  • 1-Winter Animals
    Winter Animals
    The temperature is dropping and there might even be snow.  What's an animal to do? Learn how animals adapt by changing color, building shelters, burrowing, hibernating, or even migrating.  See if you…
    More Saturday, Jan 13, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
  • 2-Lichens
    Likable Lichens
    Bundle up and join us for a lichen scavenger hunt! Learn about the amazing tardigrade! Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive, Providence, RI 02906). Registration strongly recommended.…
    More Saturday, Feb 17, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
  • 3-Frogs
    March of Frogs: The Musical!
    Listen to the deep bass of the bullfrog and the high trill of the American toad while we make a clay frog or toad. Learn about RI's 10 species and how to…
    More Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
  • Ducks 24march2024
    Duck Walk with Dan Berard
    Dan, an expert naturalist and ornithologist, will lead a walk along the river to spot and identify ducks. Children are welcome to walk with their parents. There will be hot chocolate and free coloring books at the Narragansett Boat…
    More Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
  • 4-Logs
    Looking Under Logs
    Follow Blind-Lemon Nightcrawler, the deep underground jazz worm, as we look for worms, pill bugs, and more and learn about compost and soil. Help design a menu for the “Compost Cafe” and…
    More Saturday, Apr 13, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
  • 3 saxophones (2-1)
    Music for Three Saxophones
    Join us for an evening of music by the Seekonk river featuring improvisations and arrangements for three saxophones and percussion, by and with Leo Major, Nolan Serbent, Ethan Klotz, and Gabe Toth,…
    More Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
  • 6-Baby Birds & Bunnies
    Baby Birds
    What does it take to raise young birds in the wild?  Build a nest for your “eggs” and play a food relay game to feed your babies!  Learn how to help birds…
    More Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
  • Classical Indian Vocal Music 15June2024
    Classical Indian Vocal Music
    With Matthew Rahaim (vocal), and Friends. 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. Matthew…
    More Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
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    Classical High School Jazz and Rock 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.
    More Thursday, Jun 20, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
  • Shoreline Walks 2024
    A Shoreline Walk with Greg Gerritt
    The Blackstone Parks Conservancy is delighted to offer during the summer of 2024 two walks along the Seekonk shoreline, led by Greg Gerritt.  The dates are June 22 and August 24, both…
    More Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 @ 9:00 am
  • Jazz in the Park June22
    Jazz In The Park
    Come hear two stellar ensembles from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School play jazz with energy and finesse, the Fusion Ensemble and the Middle School Jazz Ensemble. At Blackstone Field, across from…
    More Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
  • Classical Indian Music Flyer 29June2024
    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…
    More Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
  • Concert for Peace 6Jul24
    Srinivas Reddy and Friends: Concert for Peace
    Join us for a joyous celebration of peace and nature with Beatles songs, Indian raga music, drumming, storytelling and more! At Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive,…
    More Saturday, Jul 6, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
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    Stone Cold Gypsies
    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.
    More Thursday, Jul 11, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
  • 7-Turtles
    Terrific Turtles
    Do you know about “Plastic Free July”? Plastic harms many aquatic animals and only 5-6% gets recycled in the U.S.  Learn how to reduce your plastic use and about wetland ecosystems while…
    More Saturday, Jul 13, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
  • Parillo 20Jul24
    Joe Parillo and the New Ensemble
    Joe Parillo and the New Ensemble has reappeared with some old and new musical collaborators. Performing original songs composed in the 1980's, sprinkled with more recent compositions, some reimagined and some like…
    More Saturday, Jul 20, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
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    Latin Jazz with Wendy Klein and Robertico Arias
    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.
    More Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
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    Miss Wensday
    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.
    More Thursday, Aug 8, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
  • 8-Insect Orcestra
    The Insect Orchestra
    What’s the buzz, click, and whir I hear? Often it's insects! Create instruments based on insect sounds and engineering as we listen to field and tree crickets, katydids, cicadas, and more.  Meet…
    More Saturday, Aug 10, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
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    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.
    More Thursday, Aug 22, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
  • Shoreline Walks 2024
    A Shoreline Walk with Greg Gerritt
    The Blackstone Parks Conservancy is delighted to offer during the summer of 2024 two walks along the Seekonk shoreline, led by Greg Gerritt.  The dates are June 22 and August 24, both…
    More Saturday, Aug 24, 2024 @ 9:00 am
  • 9-Monarch
    Monarch Migration at Blackstone Park
    Make origami butterflies while learning about native host and nectar plants and why you should leave the leaves! Play the Monarch Migration game! Meet at Blackstone Field, across from the Narragansett Boat…
    More Saturday, Sep 14, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
  • RiverRide 6Oct24
    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…
    More Sunday, Oct 6, 2024 @ 11:00 am
  • 10-Mushrooms
    Mysterious Mushrooms
    Learn how fun fungi are and their roles in the environment, even how they communicate.  We will make mushrooms out of clay and take a short guided hike. Meet by Patterson Park,…
    More Saturday, Oct 12, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
  • RiverRide 3Nov24
    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…
    More Sunday, Nov 3, 2024 @ 11:00 am
  • 11-Leaf Creatures
    Tree People and Leaf Creatures
    Take a magical journey collecting leaves and identifying broadleaf trees and their role in mitigating climate change.  Make leaf rubbings, leaf creatures or a “tree-ople” puppet! We’ll also be collecting nonperishable food for…
    More Saturday, Nov 9, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
  • Moonrise Nov 2024
    Moonrise on the Seekonk
    Watch the Beaver Moon rise majestically over the Seekonk River. Observe the night sky with powerful binoculars. Gaze at the planets through telescopes for amazing detail. Hear live play music that is…
    More Saturday, Nov 16, 2024 @ 4:30 pm
  • 12-Winter Birds
    Winter Birds at Blackstone Park
    Get into the winter spirit with easy bird collages and pine cone feeders. Learn to identify seed-eating birds for Project FeederWatch. Look for seed-eaters, raptors, and ducks along the Seekonk River.  Meet…
    More Saturday, Dec 14, 2024 @ 2:00 pm

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